With Deadeye quickly approaching its release [I would say within the next two weeks], I’d like to do a few posts about the characters, world, and story. This first post will look at the characters who make their home in this dry, dusty land.
Elias Watkins – One of the marshals in the New Paulson area, Elias is in his 60’s and thinking of retirement. He grew up along the fringes of human civilization and has seen just about everything that the world can throw at a man, but the events that set the plot in motion are something that even he has never encountered before. Quick on the draw and always dependable, Elias is the kind lawman you want at your side.
Grace Hiam – Elias’ trusted deputy and one of the few synthetic humans left over from the old world. Although her ability to understand and express emotions is limited, she strives to grow beyond her original programming and finally experience true life. Though many are wary of her artificial nature, Elias trusts her totally.
Niles Erland – Head of forensics at the New Paulson police department, Niles is one of the few people in the Known Lands with an extensive knowledge of science and old world investigative techniques. Despite being a member of the police department for many years, his skill with a gun is very limited. Niles has a tendency to use sarcasm quite often, even when it bothers those around him.
Richard – One of the deputies in New Paulson, Richard is trained in the use of explosives. He is a quiet man, sometimes leading others to think him a bit simple. However, he is the kind of man who can be depended upon when things get tough, due in part to the years he spent out in the wasteland living with a group of raiders.
Lina Immelmen – Though still relatively young, Lina lived the life of bounty-hunter for several years before finding her way to New Paulson. While there, she has gained a reputation as a crack-shot and one of the most skilled snipers in the Known Lands.
Lilia Hartman – A wanderer, Lilia has not had a permanent home in a very long time. From a young age, she has traveled the wasteland, going from one city to another while looking for whatever work she can find. Though she has grown into a hard woman during her travels, she still has a sensitive side and a strong sense of justice, preferring to stop the suffering of innocents rather than try to ignore it.
Allie – A young girl saved by Lilia after the people of the girl’s village decided that she responsible for the village’s many ills. Though still very young, she looks up to Lilia and wants to become more like her.
The Stranger – An enigma. The Stranger possesses a level of skill with a sniper rifle that is completely unmatched in the Known Lands, even beyond the considerable skills of Lina Immelman. It’s unknown what he wants or why he has decided to suddenly attack outposts and caravans. Nothing is ever stolen and the killings are all random. He even leaves behind evidence of his crimes, as if taunting the marshals of the Known Lands.