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Finally, got it up.Name: Ramon Reyes
Occupations: Member of the Del Lobo Gang (Lieutenant)
-A white Thoroughbred horse by the name of “Rocko.”
-Smith and Wesson Model 3 Schofield Revolver
-Winchester Model 1897 Pump Shotgun
-Two Bandoliers (Shotgun Shells)
-Leather Pouch (For extra ammunition and other supplies)
-Outfit: Resembling your typical bandito, Reyes dons a large sombrero on his head and wears a tan button-up shirt. He has brown, leather chaps over his black workmen pants. His brown boots are fairly common and unspectacular.
-The loyalty of those under his command.
Ramon Reyes has earned the reputation of being an overtly cruel and wicked man. Like many of his fellow gang-mates, the bandito has no qualms or hesitancy in performing heinous acts in the name of the gang or greed such as murder or robbery. The Del Lobo lieutenant has been rumored to taunt and even play with his victims, drawing out their inevitable demise. His short fuse is simply undeniable as well. He has a tendency to escalate to violence in situations that probably don’t call for it. Perhaps, he takes pride in his ability to pad a body count.
While Reyes can be classified as a wild card, his loyalty to the gang is obvious. When he’s given an order, he ensures that it’s done with no questions done. When someone wrongs the gang, he ensures that said person pays. No questions asked. He’s also been rumored to treat the men under his command with decency, throwing celebrations and what not after successful jobs. After all, he wants to keep their loyalty intact.
Reyes has notoriously been said to have an enormous ego, taking pride in the fact that he’s feared throughout New Austin. He believes that he has a reputation that must constantly be kept, resulting in his immense activity. So, Ramon Reyes could be said to have a strong work ethic for a murderous outlaw!
Born in the province of Chuparosa, Mexico, Ramon Reyes had been exposed to the unfairness of life at a fairly young age. His mother died of the deadly scarlet fever when Ramon was a young boy, leaving a nasty toll on his family. This even lead to his father becoming a deadbeat and abusive drunk. Entering survival mode at such a young age, one would definitely classify young Ramon’s life as rough. As he grew older, it was only natural for the boy to seek guidance of sorts. He took to the dangerous streets of Chuparosa, taking to one of the various petty gangs that roamed the streets. At the age of just fourteen, Ramon Reyes had been exposed to the lovely world of crime.
Partaking in various forms of crime, Reyes seemingly found his calling. The rush of stealing and running from the authorities while learning to use firearms was thrilling to say the least. At this point, it seemed like there was no turning back. Who’d trade in this new bond of friendship with his gang mates for his drunk father. Definitely not Ramon Reyes. The young Mexican had become popular amongst his kin, showing glimpses of the ambition that’d take far in life. If someone had to be shot, Ramon shot them. If someone had to be robbed, Ramon robbed it. So it goes. It wasn’t long before the outlaw had a small following.
Years passed, with Ramon beginning to make a name for himself across Chuparosa. Although, the passage of time meant one more thing. That bounty on Ramon Reyes’s head grew quite a bit. At first, it was nothing Reyes and the boys couldn’t handle, but as his murderous rampage grew...dire measures needed to be taken. It wasn’t long before the government sent the army to deal with the threat. After all, a roaming band of raiders pillaging small villages on the countryside wasn’t ideal.
The military’s pressure proved to be too much after years of attempting to hold. Ramon and his gang shrunk in numbers with their influence dissapaiting mightily. It was becoming increasingly more clear that perhaps, Mexico was no longer a good playing ground for the shenanigans of a bandit. It was soon after that Ramon Reyes came in contact with a man by the name of Esteban Cortez. This Cortez fella’ told Reyes of the land up north; the United States of America. Speak of a largely unconquered land inspired the bandito. He could roam once more and pillage as he pleased. Well, that was the goal. Reyes, was drawn by this man’s vision and charisma. It was an easy decision for Reyes. All it took was one raft ride up the river before he found himself in unknown territory under a new banner.
The Del Lobo Gang.
A gang composed of various outcasts, outlaws, and exiles from south of the border, Reyes found himself surrounded by like-minded individuals. Not to mention, he didn’t have anybody breathing down his neck. The Del Lobo Gang was fairly splintered with infighting being a common occurrence and loyalty not being a common sight. Although, as long as you paid your dues, you’d be fine. This was something Reyes easily abided by. It didn’t take long for Ramon Reyes to climb up the ranks of the gang and eventually being awarded with more responsibility and perks. His exploits often spoke for themselves. Whether it be raiding the “cursed” town of Armadillo, or performing various stagecoach robberies, it mattered not. Reyes, was one of the gang’s best assets.
To this day, Ramon Reyes continues to ride across New Austin, spreading carnage wherever he goes. The real question to ask is...who will stop him? That $90 bounty on his head is sure to interest someone.
Do you have a personal story arc prepared: Yes.
Also finally found the time to get these finished. Hopefully a pair is alright at this early stage.Name
Fimion ‘Finn’ Goodwin
Pair of Remington Model 1875 revolvers.
Winchester Model 1887 lever-action shotgun.
Dark Mustang named ‘Beethoven’.
Finn was once an upstanding young man. Polite, honest and hardworking were all terms that certainly would have applied several years ago - now however much more rarely so. Life has taught Finn that honesty and manners can only get you so far, and not nearly far enough when most of the folks out in the world would sooner rob you blind or put a bullet in you if it saved them the trouble of a difficult conversation or made them money.
Always cautious Finn has learnt that honesty is best used as a tool when required or earned, rather than given freely to all. Ironically most of the time now lies are all that protects him from a lawman’s noose or a bounty hunter’s bullet.
Very slow to trust at all he is convinced that there are very few decent folks left in the world, you’d certainly be hard pressed to make your way into the ranks of someone he’d consider a true ‘friend’. However if you did somehow find yourself in his good graces you’d discover that Finn is actually a solid man to have beside you both in and out of a scrape as well as a good laugh too.
If you find yourself on the more hostile side of Finn however you’d perhaps be unlucky enough to discover how vengeful and even brutal his tendencies can become. A man who has the ability to do terrible things in the name of those he cares for and himself and is even coming to enjoy doing them.
Life has once too often taken from him the things he cares about and so he has become harder and stronger to do the things he needs to do. He would have lost all hope and descended into darkness had he not met and fallen in love with Freya, a relationship that has come to mean more to him then anything else in the world.
Born October 8th 1868, Finn’s young life could be generally described as unremarkable. His father, George Goodwin, was a wealthy businessman who ensured through schooling the boy was educated to a high standard in both academic as well as physical disciplines. His father worked away frequently for long periods as he owned several mining operations in numerous countries, this left their relationship somewhat lacking. Finn instead spent much of his free time with his mother who he absolutely adored. Though more than financially provided for she insisted on continuing her own scientific studies and attempted to have several works published much to the opposition of her husband who disagreed with not only her ‘radical’ views regarding the role of a woman within a household, but also her insistence on the pursuit of discovery.
At age 14 Finn’s life changed dramatically when his father sent his mother to stay in a ‘specialist facility’ that focused on ‘feminine thought and attitude disorders’ - or so he recalled having overheard during one of their heated arguments.
Unfortunately only months after her departure a letter was received that informed them she had contracted Typhoid Fever and died within a week.
Finn was crushed and blamed his father entirely for her death. He barely spoke a word to him when the pair were together - which he avoided wherever possible.
At age 16 Finn secretly signed up as a crewman on an ocean liner and made the trip to England. Though his identity was discovered and he was quickly returned to his father (whom had an office as well as much influence in London) the event served as a catalyst, his father deciding to send him to work with the hope that he would gain some much needed perspective on life.
The Godwin’s latest acquisition was located in Egypt (which had very recently come under British control), and so he was sent there to observe and learn from his father’s employees as they set up a new facility. Over two years he learnt a great deal about the nature of his father’s business and more importantly that he wanted very little to do with it. Most of the men involved were morally bankrupt or cared far more about wealth then they did human life. He also spent much of his time with the soldiers and mercenaries in his father’s employ and learnt how to shoot, fight and gamble - ironically he found that men who killed for a living held themselves to slightly higher standards.
Finn fell in love with the daughter of one of the mine’s overseers, a young half Egyptian-Italian woman by the name of Dendera. Though the pair were young they began to plan a life together.
At 18 he was done with his father’s business. He took what pay was due to him and booked passage back to the states for him and Dendera. Just before the voyage began he proposed, Dendera accepting and the pair planning to wed once they’d found a place to call home.
Unfortunately there was a severe outbreak of Cholera on board the ship, the pair falling deathly ill before they had reached their destination. Whilst Finn would eventually recover Dendera was not as fortunate and would never live to see America.
Once recovered Finn began to wander the states living off his backpay and the occasional odd job wherever he could. Eventually he made his way through his finances and turned to life as a Hired hunch Bounty Hunter and occasionally prospector work to replenish them - though he still abhorred the ‘civilised’ way businessmen did things he kept contact at a minimum with those types of people.
That seemed to be life until at age 22 word reached him that his father was dead. Finn learnt that he had in fact died some several months prior, apparently the majority of his ‘fortune’ having been seized by rivals following a string of unfortunate occasions and poor business deals. His inheritance consisted of little more than a family home he did not wish to see again and so he quickly sold it to once more supplement his income as he travelled and worked.
At age 25 he first met Freya. The pair soon fell into a partnership in more ways than one, finding that they both worked excellently together as their relationship deepened.
Soon they were regularly robbing both bandit and traveler alike as they roamed the west, occasionally working with others as they pulled off the occasional larger job. Though it was messy and they left more than a few corpses behind them it seemed that so far they had managed to make no small amount of money and come through relatively unscathed.
Do you have a personal story arc prepared
Rough idea yeahName
Smith & Wesson Model 3 Revolver.
Winchester Model 1894.
Spotted Appaloosas named ‘Gin’.
Freya could be called fiery, passionate and certainly ‘unladylike’ at the best of times. Growing up in a man’s world has taught her that whilst occasionally helpful her femininity tended to be more of a hindrance than a boon unless used as a tool - as such she is far from societies picture of a perfect lady.
She has learnt that to ensure her survival and success that others tended to need to be bent to her will - something she has become very skilled at doing one way or another.
She generally lacks any empathy or compassion unless it comes to those whom she just so happens to call friend (who are generally few and far between).
Freya can otherwise be very manipulative and even downright cruel when she judges the situation calls for it. The world is a cold hard place and those not prepared to deal with and come out on top deserve all the poor fortune they get.
Intelligent and determined Freya plans to make her fortune before ‘retiring’ to some tropical paradise one way or another.
Freya never met her mother, at least not that she could ever recall. Her father was a scoundrel and bandit through and through and she grew up poor and constantly on the move with his ‘gang’. When she asked him about her mother he would always shrug and say that she was a French whore that’d found the business end of a lawman’s shotgun and little else.
Her youth was chaotic at best, never in one place too long surrounded by the more undesirables in life she was raised amongst the wilds in more way than one.
At age 15 she had lived and endured more than most could claim. She had grown and thrived in an outlaw’s world, one that was dominated by men and come out the other side more or less intact. Her father had protected her where possible however he was often away which left her exposed to the machinations of his lawless companions who decided that their carnal desires outweighed the supposed bonds of brotherhood.
Upon his return there was a rather bloody confrontation that left three of the five men riddled with lead – unfortunately however he too received what would become a slow but fatal wound and several months later he died. Freya continued his ‘work’ and after several months tracking the men she finally ended things on her own brutal terms. This set in motion the beginning of her own career as both an outlaw and Bounty Hunter as she started to mastermind what jobs she could find.
The years progressed as did her skills, eventually at 21 she met Finn playing cards and soon the pair were working jobs together and their relationship deepened as did their successes.
Do you have a personal story arc prepared
Rough idea yeah