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The year is 1876. The land of opportunity sleeps in the dark and awakens to those only with the grit and determination to wake it. The State screams in want and need for genuine hard working men; as the racial and society divide continues to cut deep between the people of Lannahechee and the people of the United States of America. Among the chaos, among the political divide and among the oppression - four men with a work ethic, an idea and eight working arms come together to forge the Heartlands Excavation Crew. In a State oozing with the High Society, men of law, women of importance and people of riches - those not blessed with wealth, or born with a silver spoon in their mouth were left to turn to the lawless, left to become outlaws and left without hope and direction - but that wasn't the only option. Those men who didn't want to become anarchists, those men who didn't want to join the military or serve at the farmlands were left with a pickaxe in their hands and a sense of industry. The mining crew was a group forged by four men of Valentine; men who wanted to seek out those willing to put their hands to work and their brains to the business. They offer a haven to those who weren't necessarily gifted with brainpower or wealth, and make a living the way America intended... for the most part. Now, the group look to expand their operation; finding other likeminded men, offering their extensive services to companies and businesses with the dollars to accomadate them - and to dominate the industry. Upon their expansion and demand, the group decided to seek further accomadation; their travels and business took them to the mining town of Annesburg, where they acquired a Union House; and more support for their enterprise - as such, the Heartlands portion of their journey had died, and the Annesburg Excavation Association was born. The Annesburg Excavation Association was formed on the back of Colt, Porter, Roscoe and Wilford. A group of like-minded miners who worked the mines of Annesburg under employment with their mining agency who dreamed of something bigger; they sought independence, the ability to set their own hours, make their own deals and be the masters of their own destinies. Of course, eventually, desinty brought them back as their own leaders. The four discharged themselves from employment and set to use what little collaborative money they had left to buy some basic camping equipment and four pickaxes - surfing the land to find any mines, veins or quarries that would be interested in a set of four like-minded, hand working and honest independent contractors. Upon coming across some expectedly unowned land in the Heartlands; a return started to generate. Copper, Iron, Silver and Gold were all on the table - until Mister Trent Colegrove introduced himself to the group. The group's potential flashed before their eyes, being introduced to the owner of the land that they had been robbing unbeknowingley - until Mister Colegrove presented a deal to the miners. Mine for him, and continue to mine. The crew agreed; and began to produce metals and deliver a constant supply to Colegrove and his industries, while seeking other franchise and business deals on the side. This was fruitful, until Mister T. Colegrove resigned from the industry. The crew began to make a run for the Heartlands and surrounding territories - striking up deals, contracts and recurring deliveries to businesses, mining companies and gunsmiths alike. They hold a decent control over the mining demand in the area; and are looking to continue to expand their operation and it's personnel until they can retire rich and honest. Now, the crew hold stakes in the industry in New Hanover, and base themselves in Annesburg.
https://discord.gg/zB2q7UXwRN Disclaimer The Red Dead Roleplay iteration of this faction will be adapted to be a complete fit for Red Dead: Redemption 2 & Red Dead Roleplay lore as we will be portraying a Private Detective Agency that eventually blooms into a sector of the Pinkerton Detection Agency. All development will be in character and should be somewhat identical to the real life Pinkerton organization. This group is intended to develop into Pinkerton through means of success and purchase and is currently not Pinkerton. If you're looking to spawn as a Pinkerton day 1, this is not for you. Creative freedom, development and a hardcore, yet fun roleplay environment is what we strive to achieve. Also, I would like to make it very clear that I understand that we all have lives and things going on and the only potential obligation is to come online and participate in fun and quality roleplay. If any players are interested in roleplaying with this faction please send a private message to forum name "Pinkerton". Act like an adult here and you will be treated as such. This is a second installment of our first faction on this server that was cut short due to the many politics of the upper echelon of RDRP. Pinkerton “No man of refined sensibilities would enter the ranks as a hired Hessian of plutocracy, expecting to shoot down his brothers at the command of capital.” The Pinkerton National Detective agency historically was an agency developed around 1850 in the United States originally named the North-Western Police Agency. It was headed by a Scottish born male by the name of Allan Pinkerton and a Chicago attorney Edward Rucker. While originally a Chicago bound company, the word 'National' was of immense importance due to the clients of Pinkerton's needs due to the need of a policing force that wasn't to be held to the boundaries or standard of local policing governments, and corruption within the police and sheriff departments itself. It allowed for a force to be created that didn't rely on badges or uniforms. The groups ability to blend into the public made it vital for infiltrating criminal organization. The organization was known for its equal opportunity hiring ethics, as equal as you could've gotten for the time period; and frequently hired minorities and woman as long as they were useful. Pinkerton's were hired by local businesses to help quell local workers strikes and infiltrate unions. They frequently hired bands of local goon squads led by their own agents to intimidate the parties they were paid to oppress. By the time 1860 came around, Pinkerton had about six different contracts from six different large railroad companies. The work with the railroad companies was some of the first of the groups infiltration operations, they were sent to "test" the employees of the railway stations by posing as criminal offenders or offer bribes for particular services. The Pinkerton family were staunch supporters in the abolishment of slavery and participated in the funding of the Underground Railroad. The organization gained notoriety when it foiled a plot to assassinate future president Abraham Lincoln while also performing scouting and espionage against the Confederates during the American Civil War. Lincoln later utilized Pinkerton to form his personal security detail. Post war Pinkerton used the partnerships he created to expand the business exponentially. Pinkerton also investigated railway theft cases, guarded trains and frequently arrested train robbery perpetrators; even solving a $700,000 theft case in 1866. The fame Pinkerton gained through exploits such as protecting Chicago Immigrants, helping free slaves, being the savior of the future President of the United States and even helping with the Jesse James outlaw problem; Pinkerton was able to put itself in a position where the company was tied to the protection of property and capital. This eventually turned the publics opinion of the organization as they were already known to be a private police force in the pockets of the highest bidder, not the people. An anti-union and anti-labor perspective cause by multiple factors, mainly money found Pinkerton becoming the bane of the working class. Quelling local workers strikes and infiltrating unions became standard procedure with the highlight of it all being at the Homestead Strike also known as the Homestead Massacre resulting in the surrender of the Pinkerton force in 1892. The Monroe Private Investigators founded by Horace James Monroe is a private detection agency, whose main source of income comes from governmental grants within its established regions. The Monroe Private Investigators finds itself outsourcing sub-contractors (Employees) to various contractors and clients across the nation. The group specializes in private security, private investigation, bounty hunting, policing railways, railway theft cases that can be traced using a system of checks and balances, as well as apprehending crooks through occasional bounty hunting. However, the company has fallen on hard times due to a recent lack of clients and contracts flowing in, and the organization now finds itself threading the line of criminality within its ranks. This motley crew could be considered amongst the most well read and educated of Victorian era gentlemen and opportunists looking to conduct themselves as armed professionals or the lowest deviants of society looking to play as the man with the suit and gun. The ranks of Monroe Private Investigators are open-ended and resourceful, yet; Does come with its share of unforeseen consequences and potential mishaps. The group attempts to put up the face of law when the current contract calls for it but the mask is transparent. The organization in recent years has fallen on hard times. A one William Bassett, 20 years of age had emigrated to the United States of America with his friend, James Boone. In 1858, after both having worked as detectives in Londons' police department for a few short years felt that it was time for a new horizon. Feeling adventurous, both had decided that the New World had better opportunities, prospects and pay and it was time to see if the stories really were true. Both Bassett and Boone were in search of fortune and fame that laid within the American frontier. After spending ample time on the frontier, they had discovered the perils faced by settlers at the hands of natives and outlaws. When the American Civil War started, the pre-established Bassett Agency was a decently well-known security group on the American frontier and the prospecting settlers and locals usually preferred this agency over any other due to their professionalism and effectiveness. With their high standards and levels of professionalism, they preferred to hire veterans of European and American militaries that happened to emigrate to the United States. This being because of their prior military experience and proven professionalism. By offering a superior service, the Bassett and Boone security agency earned far more than its competitors, and for good reason. While Bassett and Boone never enlisted themselves, their reputation started to perceive them and it wasn't long before well connected Union families recruited their services amongst Union senior officers. Many of these officers being short on manpower were more than happy to bring private security into their ranks; And Bassett and Boone were their first pick of the crop. One general in particular; A Major-General George Henry Thomas, approached the organization and offered them an unusual job. Their request was to employ an espionage role and attempt to gather information on Confederate military operations and their allies amongst the civilian populace. Bassett and Boone were no strangers to the Confederate states and territories as during the summer of 1861, both of them were already spending time establishing themselves along the western frontier. Bassett and Boone went south and proceeded to gather and obtain any intelligence that they could stumble upon. During their escapades Boone was discovered while using the alias "Captain B.C. Reed" and barely escaped with his life. While Bassett whom was not yet discovered, continued to operate within the Confederate states until the end of the war. Bassett and Boone were both decorated for their actions and provided stipends for their efforts during the Civil War. However, most of their activities are still kept secret to this very day. After the war, Boone found himself back home in Lemoyne by the time Bassett finished up with Major General George Henry Thomas. Bassett, finally getting back home at the end of summer, gave Boone a proposition. Bassett suggested to Boone that they both utilize their espionage work into something a bit more profitable. And thus the incorporation of detective and spying work was added onto the Bassett Detective Agency. In an effort to expand in a cost effective manner, a formal merge with Bassett Detective Agency and the rebranding of both organizations to form the South-Western Detective Agency. This duet of private eyes allowed for two spheres of income as opposed to one. The merging of the two brings new methods and techniques to both organizations that all around improved work efficiency and overall outreach two hundred percent. Today In modern days the South-Western Detective Agency fell hard on its face when Horace James Monroe was savagely murdered by the Clyde Pickett gang during an investigation to bring down the infamous outlaw gunslinger. His wife Susan Monroe a former dressmaker took charge of the organization which led to rampant corruption among SWDA's ranks and borderline bankruptcy up until bought out by Pinkerton. Unfortunately the purchase was made after the companies' decline and forfeiture of previous contractual obligations with the state of Lannahechee. Sources Goon Squad. Wikiwand. (n.d.). Retrieved October 24, 2022, from https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Goon_squad Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (n.d.). Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved October 24, 2022, from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Pinkerton-National-Detective-Agency Homestead Massacre here: https://battleofhomestead.org/the-battle-of-homestead/ ) Kelly, Kim. “This Infamous Anti-Labor Company Is Still Targeting Workers.” Teen Vogue, 3 Dec. 2020, https://www.teenvogue.com/story/who-were-the-pinkertons. 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The Rhodes Parlour House Welcome to Rhodes. The Parlour House has seen owners come and go in recent months and years, but new ownership has taken over from Blackwater way. Miss Ciara McMillan is the proprietor and madame of the establishment, after having purchased the Parlour — and selling the Blackwater Saloon — following a deadly shootout in the city on the frontier. She's joined by several others, friends of old and some new, to run the Parlour House and present the people of Lemoyne and Rhodes premier, authentic service. A group of friends years old has migrated to Lannahechee together with the intent of staking their claim in the state by means lucrative and secretive. Together, their enterprise has reached new heights, and each smile is only a way to increase their influence and standing within a already prestigious community. Rhodes Parlour House offers a variety of amenities to those who ask. With a variety of locally sourced wine, liquor and spirits, each shot and bottle is always vintage and never cheap. The Parlour House also offers cocktails, private seating, and cleaning services, alongside companionship and a fitting room for those in need of other services.