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Vulcenus posted a topic in Character StoriesJAMES GIDEON Also known as Jim Silverback, King of Iron and Wyatt Ex-leader of the Silverback Gang. Gideon is a Kentuckian ex-Cavalryman who once rode with the 3rd Regiment of the Union Cavalry. Having refused his commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Murtagh Lynch's orders to burn down a saloon rumored to be harboring Confederate over women and children being still inside, he took a handful of riders from his company and deserted. With a handful of friends in the Senate, Lynch has made a hell out of the deserters' lives, forcing them to stay on the run, wherever they go. Moving from state to state as he made his way down south, he finally had the chance to catch his breath once he crossed the river into Nuevo Paraíso. He spent a few years across the border, taking odd jobs in the region basing out of Chuparosa with the remaining members of his band of deserters before joining the Comanche campaigns in Texas under the No-Finger Chief. After embarking into several expeditions into the Comancheria, witnessing and committing savagery equally, he decided to call it quits as the funding of the expeditionary man took a turn for the worse. Winded up in Lannahechee, he met Mercer Endell and set the foundation stones of what became the Silverback Gang in the Old Light Saloon of Van Horn. Escalating from petty roadside thievery to armed robberies committed all across the state, dealing firearms to the natives and more elaborate schemes overtime, he decided it was his time to leave it all behind after crowning this crime spree with the robbery of the National Bank of Lemoyne. He didn't waste any time to make a name for himself as a detective and a bounty hunter to distance himself from his past deeds, thanks to a rapport he's built contracting for the South-Western Detective Agency to clean up their messes and handle their dirty work. What follows is his attempts to turn himself from a scoundrel to something better, or perhaps mask his true self with such excuses while still following the trail of money.