Character Bios of people that have been referenced or Background characters I have made. Most of these characters have been background characters in many stories. Please read carefully and do the research on them and those who have used them before deciding to use them in your works.
Bio: Ryan Holme was invisible before his Antiford-Renown trial in 1880. Where he was born, who is parents were, everything seemed to be wiped out of record and memory. However, Ryan Holme was a common household name within weeks of the arrest. Arrested for espionage, the crown investigators quickly turned the case to his criminal activities and water condensing ring. He, however, shrugged off the case and with very little hard evidence against him, he did not sweat the case.
He has a fascination with young artists, from rising Opera Stars to unknown painters of Antiford. He will financially, physically, and politically back ones he chooses so they succeed. Despite his love of the arts, he is not known to partake in any arts himself. Little is actually known about his personal life. His homes, apartments, and even his personal friends are kept secret and sometimes they are even wiped from official record as he is. (The 1880 trial ruined his best attempts to stay out of record. After 1880 many began to fear and adore him like romanticized criminals of the 20th century)
His criminal empire was designed around disposable street thugs and a network of communication. This meant that the masterminds of criminal activities could pull off discreet or very public crimes without the crimes being traced back to them. Unheard of at the time of 1880, where muggers, cat burglars, and robbers were the only criminal rings around.
Bio: Barnaby became a Police Officer because his father and his father's father were Police Officers. On the beat, he showed a great eye for detail and observation, and he was good at seeing a bigger picture (and connecting many crimes into single crime sprees which led to many arrests early in his career). When he made Detective, he was eager to please and solve cases, but he jumped to conclusions and got cocky. It only took him a few years and a handful of better detectives to teach him some humility and give him a better picture of his impact on his world. Thus, he has grown into one of the better Detectives, even if he has begun shunning the limelight for his victories.
He has been on some of the most thrilling cases in Argenstrath, and works well beside the freelance Detective Kent Nicholas.
Name: Arthur Grimwall
Occupation: Detective in Argenstrath Police Force
Description: Older Gentleman. Bald, clean shaven (unknown hair color). Frown marks on eyebrows and around mouth.
Bio: Arthur Grimwall is an older Police Officer. He served in the days of the Royal Police, and has been an officer in the Argenstrath Police force for years. He was brought up to Detective before the revolution, a relatively new title at the time. He actually developed his own form of Detective work, specializing in homicide and suicide cases. Spending a great deal of time in Morgues, he actually pushed for the establishment of the first Police Morgue (Mortuary) and a new title began to be coined around him, as people called him by the name of the Doctor who first staffed that Mortuary (a 'Coroner').
Late Life: Eventually, he retires from being a Detective to blaze a trail and become the first "Coroner" for the Antiford Police Force. In late life he will write the first books on the post-mortem sciences, which will become known as the Grimwalls, and help develop a forensics team for the Police.
Notes: He is one of the few police officers in Antiford who still have their Copper Badge. Copper, being rarer to find then Tin in Antiford, is considered a more expensive badge, and the Technocrats cut cost by making new Police Officers carry Tin Badges then the Copper ones. Read the Encyc entries for "Bobbies" for more information.
Detective Herman Jershire
Occupation: Detective for the Gearford Police
Description: Short, pudgy little man. Thick glasses and a little nose. Incredibly statue-esque composure unless he gets excited about something.
Bio: Being a glorious example of how Gearford Police work is supposed to be, he is dedicated and by-the-book. His cold handling of clues and facts mean he lacks any imagination then what is presented to him by others. He loves wild theories and usually can connect them to facts and clues that will accurately support them, but he lacks the ability to make them himself. It is for that reason he usually works well in a team, and fails to close many cases he starts on his own. He is often on major cases with other Detectives, but has simple, "cookie cutter" cases when by himself.
Occupation: Police Chief for the Gearford Police Department
Bio: Surviving the revolution, Norton was rewarded for his part in the revolution by taking over for his superiors and becoming the Chief Inspector for the Gearford Police Department. He is usually a big part of running Gearford, often being apart of everything the Mayor does and being a personal assistant to the Mayor. In ways, many believe he is the Technocrats own eyes and ears in Gearford.
Name: Rose Adams
Occupation: Undercover Bodyguard
Description:5'5 ish, red hair, short tempered She is fond of the color red.
Bio: she is a right hand of the Technocrats she is loyal to the extreme and looks out for the best interest of the Technocrats. even if that means her doing some 'none official work' She is rich, but dose not flaunt it.
Occupation: Owner of the Fruit Stand "Kasey's Place"
Description: He is tall, slightly older. He has a strong body, but incredibly clean. Personal Hygiene is very important to him.
Bio: Kasey as a boy used his high standards of self to serve only the best quality of Fruit. Fruit, being rare enough in Argenstrath, actually sold pretty hard. Soon, he had a very successful Fruit stand, where only the best fruit in the country would be served. Many of his Fruits were soon imported, and even though he made loads of money and is, by far, the Fruit Stand to go to in Antiford; he spends most of the Profits buying imported Fruits and donating less-then-perfect fruits to friends and family.
Bio:He worked really hard and long hours to earn enough money for his ship, but being so young he gets very little support from friends and family. He has many problems with his ship, but he dreams of being a heroic adventurer like his idol, Leo Swift.
Name: Eleanor "Ruby"
Occupation: Bar Owner/Tender of "The Land's Edge" Bar in Conwell, and information broker
Description: a slender framed lady her hair is a fiery dark red, her cloths usually don't stand out, with a small weapon concealed behind her tucked under her shirt.
Bio: not much is known about her past before she joined the crew of the gazelle, she doesn't like to speak about it because of bad memories. she worked as a bounty hunter for a few years before getting sick of the life style and deciding to set out on her own by starting up a bar/ brothel in Conwell since she spent all her time there. now
Name: Murdock Allenthrope
Occupation:Co-Proprieter of the Black Leaf and Earl
Bio: Working as a Mill worker all his life, he learned discipline and grew lean and strong, as well as quick-thinking. Thanks to his adventures in "The Phantom of Black Leaf and Earl", he proved his worth to the establishment and began working with the shop. With his help, the shop became more profitable.
Occupation: Police Sergeant in the Gearford Police Department
Bio: Son of a Tinker turned successful Inventor, he turned the idea of a Technology-superior Antiford into a business by Opening Marx's Gadgets. Getting cheap Tinker labor to make simple, cheap gadgets Gearfordians "need" as well as offering cheap fixes to any contraption that needs fixed. Using the combined talents of many Tinker workers, he was able to build off his own designs. He is a huge believer in Technological advancement.