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Sir Nigel Loring was an English knight and a colonel in the British army. Sir Nigel was instrumental in the British response to the Change. He helped evacuate the royal family to the Isle of Wight during the upheaval. In the years after, he advocated the seating of a parliament; his advocacy placed him in opposition to King Charles III and Charles newest wife Hallgerda and Nigel and his wife Maude were imprisoned.
Sir Nigel was rescued from his imprisonment by Alleyne, John Hordle and others. Unfortunately, Maud Loring was killed during the rescue. Nigel, Alleyne and John managed to flee England after Nigel fought in single combat by lance with Anthony Knolles and unhorsed Knolles.
The three Englishment allied themselves with Tasmanians who were attempting to dispose of all the known stocks of nuclear and chemical weapons.
When the Lorings and Hordle arrived in Oregon, Norman Arminger attempted to subvert them with an offer of land to help him acquire a chemical warfare capability. The Englishmen tricked Arminger into taking a supply of inert nerve gas. They then killed their guards and fled southward. They happened upon a battle between Mike and Signe Havel and a bandit gang. they sided with the Havels and ended that fight. Soon after they met members of Clan Mackenzie, including Juniper Mackenzie and a former comrade-in arms, Samuel Aylward.
Nigel was present at the Wiccan rite at "Stonehenge."