Once upon a Time...
Bryce Colton is the Top Railer/Stockman for the Cooper ranch in Harmony, NM
|Info||Traits||Skills||Hindrances & Edges|
|Concept: Cowpoke||Agility: d8||Notice: d4||Slowpoke(Minor)|
|D.O.B.:||Smarts: D6||Shootin: d6||Phobia: Water(Major)|
|Strength: d6||Fightin: d6||Loyalty(Minor)|
|Rank: Novice||Vigor: d6||Ridin: d6|
|Current XP: 0||Spirit: d4||Knowledge(Ranchin): d4||Horseman|
|Total XP: 0||Trackin: d4||Beast Bond|
|Grit: 1||Guts: d4|
|Charisma: 0||Language(Spanish): d4|
|Pace: 5||Healin: d4|
|Parry: 5||Repair: d4|
|Toughness: 5||Notice: d4+2|
Bryce was born March 26th, 1838 to Geert Colton and Veerle Colton nee Hoogaboom in the town of Pelle, Iowa. With rumors of the Homestead Act circulating and uncertainty of what that would mean for homesteading, the Colton family moved to Arkansas and took up residence outside of Malvern, Arkansas. Unfortunately the Homestead Act would not be the major event that would effect the lives of the Coltons. The war of northern aggression would be. Having just moved there, even though they were more sympathetic to the Union cause, felt compelled to join with the Confederate army rather than be ostracized by their new neighbors. Bryce Colton served with the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles and was wounded in the Battle of Pea Hill. He spent the rest of his years of service in the Arkansas quartermasters helping provide the Confederate army with quality horseflesh. When he returned to the family farm found it burned out and his family gone. He learned that his younger brother and father had both died while serving in the 3rd Arkansas. His mother and 2 sisters he never was able to track town. Eventually Bryce washed up in Harmony NM after wandering as a hired hand for a few years. He wound up there mostly due to his remaining family. Johan Colen, his wife Ula Colen and their three kids Tiffany, Derrick and Mula, aged 10, 7 and 4 respectively. After finding that working under his uncle at the Lazy C would be impossible he eventually signed on with Clayton Coopers outfit, eventually raising up to a high position there. The current year finds him with extra responsibilities at the Cooper ranch as Mr Cooper is spending more and more time caring for his sickly wife and is leaning on Bryce as his strong right arm.