Perks: None Complications: Enemies, Personal Code Equipment: $46
Colt Peacemaker, derringer, 50 rounds of pistol ammo, boot knife, fancy suit, hat, boots
Isaiah was born in Tennessee on the plantation that had been owned by his family for generations. When the war between the states erupted he ran away and volunteered to fight despite being only 15 years old. He returned from the war to find his parents dead and plantation taken over by a rich Yankee. He buried the carpetbagger in the rich black plantation soil and fled. The man's three sons are constantly listening for news of his whereabouts.
Having few choices he found his way into the gambling. He first tried his luck on the Mississippi riverboats but had no interest in cheating his way through life and after a rough time he made his way into Kansas to start his career in earnest. As the Kansas cow towns dried up he has been pushed further west until arriving last week in Ute Creek.
Isaiah is an honorable man and will do what he can to help those in need, often despite himself.
Elias was the seventh son born into a family of farmers outside Winnipeg, Manitoba. He had no interest in being a labourer on his family farm for the rest of his life, so when opportunity knocked, he answered. In 1874 the Northwest Mounted Police were formed and Elias joined up. He was 19 at the time and full of dreams of adventure. He pictured himself single handedly chasing down American whiskey traders and engaging them in fierce gun battles before leading them off to the stockades.
It didn’t take long for Elias to become disillusioned. Upon its inception, the NWMP began an expedition west to establish law and order in the vast territory by chasing down whiskey traders and locating their base of operations, Fort Whoop-up. The expedition was poorly led and equipped and during the near two-month journey, many of the 275 men became sick. When they finally discovered the location of Fort Whoop-up, they found it deserted; their foes had headed south already to avoid the vicious winter. To make matters worse, in Elias’ eyes, their commanding officer declared it a tremendous victory.
Over the next year, the unit built several new forts and engaged in endless patrols of the surrounding countryside. The most action Elias saw during this time was off duty in the settlements where he frequently started brawls. His boredom lead to him being insubordinate to his superior officers and his reprimands increased in their frequency and severity.
During his forays into the settlement he befriended an American named Owen James who had been a former whiskey trader. Owen told Elias about a new opportunity he’d heard of in Colorado. Deciding he’d had enough of the Mounties, Elias deserted and headed south with James to hopefully find fortune, or at least some adventure and excitement.
Having six older brothers, Elias learned how to fight well growing up; coupled with the physique he developed as a farmer, he is quite the brawler. Early on in the force he won a Adams 1873 pistol during an arm wrestling competition and spent hours practicing his quick-draw, with hopes of using it on some nefarious criminal. So far, he has never been able to put this skill to the test. Elias and money never remain in each other’s company for long, with him quickly squandering it on some useless venture (lately women and booze).
Elias is in a morally ambiguous place when he arrives in Ute Creek. He’s lost some of his respect for the law, but deep down he knows right from wrong. What he truly seeks is excitement and that may take him down some dark roads; he has, after all, made some very bad decisions in his time. He could, however, just as easily go the other way and become an agent of law and order. It really just depends on what opportunity presents itself first.
An American raised by his Uncle, a teamster on the Santa Fe trail and into Mexico. He did not see any of the horrors of the civil war. Once He was old enough (15) He found a job with the Rancho de la Vasquez on the Rio Yaqui in Mexico. aquiring the nickname Azure, from riding a Blue roan horse. After riding there for some years. He fell in with some bad people. He was part of a robbery. His cut of the robbery was $6 and a pistol, a .44.
He still has his Uncles' Sharps rifle which He is very proficient with.
He soon realized that He did not like this life or His new companions. Disillusioned He left them and started north. After some time in New Mexico territory he continued on to Colorado, out of money and looking for work.
His one time companions do not like him but probably will not search for him.
At this time He is 22 years old and knows about riding horses and working cattle. A gold town is new to him.
He has no close family.
The outlaw banditos
A band of Mexican banditos led by a Confederate Colonel, who escaped capture at the end of the civil war and made his way to Mexico. At the time there were about 20 in the band and The Colonel ( the only name Azure knew him by ) had ideas of carving a territory for himself in Old Mexico.
Azure stopped the gang from killing a mexican family, earning the banditos, and The Colonels hatred, before He left them.
He currently rides in Ute creek for the Lazy L Ranch.
- Weapons: Knife $1, Single Action Revolver $25 (Starr Model 1863)
- Stuff: Coffee Pot $1, Fiddle $15, Matches $.05, Mess Kit 1 $1, Paper $.50, Pen and ink $.25, Pipe $.50, Backpack $1, Canteen $1 So far: $46.30
- Food: Meal, Good $.25 x 7, Sugar $.15 x 3, Tobacco $.25 x 3 So far: $49.25
- Ammunition: 2 boxes of Pistol ammo for a total of $10 So far: $59.25
- Medical supplies: So far: $68.26
- Clothing: Belt $2, Shoes $4, Boots $5, Shirt $1, Slicker $4, Derby $5, Duster $5, Gloves $2, Vest $1, Pocket watch $5, Pants $2
- 1 nearly full Whiskey bottle with one ounce of mixed laudanum.