Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Deadlands: The Hellfire Kid and Brimstone for Savage Worlds


Eustace Decatur's Pa was Major Harrington "Hardcase" Decatur, a decorated war hero whose actions at Satan's Rock with the U.S. Calvary was the stuff of legend. Sadly, the man that raised little Eustace, now missing an arm and an eye from his metal-worthy actions and self-medicating with whiskey, did little for the boy except beat him senseless. Eustace's mother, Virginia, had found a man just like her father and was no help for the poor boy. At fourteen it was expected he would head to military academy like his Pa and Pappy, but Eustace didn't want anything to do with the cripple that scarred him or the old fool who wasn't much kinder and ran away from home.

It wasn't long before he fell in with Urtha Lewellyn's Iron Raptor gang where he realized he enjoyed giving a beating far more than taking one. Sadly, Eustace, now going by the Wildfire Kid due to his flaming read hair, had been shaped far too well into a remorseless thug by his past. Urtha's bright blue eyes seemed to find Eustace at most times and she delighted in causing discord between him and her current beau, Lyle Hunt. Lyle was the first person he murdered for what he wanted but it wouldn't be his last by a long shot. 

Three years later, he took over the gang after beating Urtha to death when he felt she had been looking too long at their newest member, a former Confederate scout who went by Ash. He told Ash the only reason he was still alive is that he needed his expertise with TNT and warned him not to step further out of line or else. The other Raptors were appalled at his actions but too scared to challenge him and it didn't hurt that Eustace was far better at dreaming up schemes to get them plenty of money than Urtha was. In truth, most of the gang had plenty stashed away and the prevailing opinion was it was time to hang things up and head out before the heat caught up to them. Eustace would never admit it but Urtha tried to get him to see that too before he killed her because the gang was the closest thing to a family he ever had even though his childhood trauma shaped him into a man at least as vile a man as his Pa.

Two months later Eustace was planning on hitting a train that had a fair amount of Federal gold when he killed a man for his horse, an Arabian as black as night, named Stone. This was the last straw for the Raptors as they couldn't tolerate Eustace's erratic and destructive actions any further. They ambushed him as they arrived at their hiding spot in some caves in a valley close to the rail line they were casing. Their shots ripped Eustace and his horse apart and then they doused them both in lamp oil and set them on fire. 

Eustace's and Stone's screams filled the night for far longer than the gang expected as they each went their separate ways. A manitou named Veng found the Wildfire Kid's corpse and brought him back into the world only to discover how willful and ornery Eustace was. In less than a week Eustace, now calling himself the Hellfire Kid, had mastered his Harrowed powers and even forced Veng to find a manitou to bring back Stone who he christened Brimstone. It was just Brimstone and the Hellfire Kid now and he wouldn't have it any other way.

His first victims were his former gang. He killed them all slowly savoring their fear and pain for as long as he could. He also caused the train they were casing to derail, but he didn't care about the gold, he just wanted to sew chaos. Within the first two months of this new existence the Hellfire Kid paid visits to his Ma and Pa and his Grammy and Pappy killing all four and burning their homes down with his own hellfire.

The world had failed Eustace Decatur and he was going to make it pay.

The Hellfire Kid
Wild Card

Attributes: Agility d12, Smarts d8, Spirit d10, 

                   Strength d10, Vigor d12

Skills: Athletics d10, Fighting d10, 

           Intimidation d10, Notice d8, 

           Occult d6, Riding d12, Shooting d12,

           Thievery d10

Pace: 6; Parry: 7; Toughness: 11 (1)

Edges: Ambidextrous, Beast Bond, 

             Champion (Unholy), Combat Reflexes, 

             Danger Sense, Dead Shot, Harrowed,

             Hellfire, Hell Stead, Nerves of Steel, 

             Quick, No Mercy

Gear: Bowie Knife (Str+d4), Colt Peacemaker 

          (12/24/48,  2d6+1, RoF 1), Tomahawk 


Special Abilities:

• Armor: 1

• Fear (-1)

• Fearless

• Harrowed

• Undead

His Hell Steed
Wild Card

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d8, 

                   Strength d12+3, Vigor d12

Skills: Athletics d8, Fighting d8, Notice d6, 

Pace: 10; Parry: 6; Toughness: 10 

Edges: Counterattack, Fleet-Footed

Special Abilities:

• Fearless

• Kick: Str+d4, to the front or rear as desired

• Size 3

• Undead

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