The Undead Five are five men and women who have seized immortality by dark magics, cheating death and threatening the mortal world:
- Victor, the leader of the five, is the Necromancer now known as the Undead Archon. It was his knowledge, power and magics that made the five immortal, and he carefully selected each of the other four to aid him in his evil plans:
- The Mistress of Assassins leads a guild of secret assassins to eliminate any opposition.
- Hector commands a fleet of Persian ships and disciplined armies, an organizer, strategist and tactician.
- Princess Chiamaka is leader of the Juma tribe of fierce African warriors.
- The Doge is the crowned ruler of the city of Venice, to keep the people in line.