Gene Cerney

Westward migrant entepreneur eager to establish himself in Shady Gulch

Description:

Gene is an ordinary looking man with few striking features. He is a little under six feet tall with a moderate build. He has dark brown eyes, a rounder face that looks a little more slender and gaunt than it should be, as though he were underfed. His skin tone suggests he has spent some moderate time in the sun.

His hair, cut short, is a light and dirty blonde, neatly brushed to one side. The color is a bit of a contrast to his skin. Occasionally, he will apply pomade to stylize the hair, though this is done primarily for work. He dresses frequently in common cotton shirts and pants with a vest and tie. When adventuring out of town, he brings a more rugged coat.

Gene has shown great enthusiasm for the proliferation of modern technology and has expressed a desire to be a part of that modernization by starting his own telegraph business. He showed excitement for the newfound promise of freedom and challenge of being out on his own.

Bio:

Recap
Gene is an ordinary looking man with few striking features. He is just under six feet tall with a moderate build. He has dark brown eyes, a rounder face that looks a little more slender and gaunt as though he were underfed. His skin tone suggests he has spent some time in the sun.

His hair, cut short, is a light and dirty blonde, neatly parted and brushed primarily to one side. Occasionally, he will apply pomade to stylize the hair, though this is done primarily for work. The color is a bit of a contrast to his skin. He dresses frequently in common cotton shirts and pants with a vest, but owns an inexpensive suit for better occasions. He also owns a few more rugged coats for travelling.

Revealed Character Details
Gene has professed to working as a clerk in a lawyer’s office out east. He proved capable enough defending Joseph in his alleged murder trial.

He expressed public disapproval and criticism of Cyrus’ habit of being so open about his “mission from God,” membership in a secret order to destroy evil, and the use of his supposedly supernatural abilities in public. He has twice cautioned him against such activity.

Gene expressed a great interest in finding the whereabouts of the Celestial girl, Sing, when she was assaulted by Preacher Sadler, Johnny Reb, and Mexican Joe. He was gentle in dealing with her when she was found and was able to get her to communicate with him.

He is aware of the group having slaughtered a patrol of Dog Soldiers. Joseph admitted it. He expresses no sorrow or remorse over Jake Kilborn having pinned the deed on two men innocent of that crime, Johnny Reb and Mexican Joe, presumably to leverage his new influence over the party.

He has struggled to contain the various personalities within the group when in a leadership role. And while he has written of his exasperation, publicly he has been chiding and negotiable with the group as they go their separate ways with individual agendas, choosing to pursue his own agenda individually.

He insulted Bearclaw, the native representative in Deadwood, but has passed it off outside the party as “having gone well.”

He showed surprising moxie when charging into Bearclaw’s office and barking down an interloper infringing upon the ladies in the Gem saloon. Those incidents were a bit out of the ordinary for a man who has tried to avoid confrontation and rely on compromise to accomplish priorities.

Gene Cerney

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