Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier
Joseph "the Judge" Wilson (Left)
Joseph “the Judge” Wilson lived a good life with his parents and younger brother, Peter. Joseph’s family, being of high moral standing and of a wealthy family, were known to travel and try to support the areas they visited. For the Wilson family, the support they provided was not based off of any religious nature, just a humanitarian way of life. These trips may be attributed to the untimely death of Joseph’s infant sister, Bell, to desease. But on the Wilson Family’s final trip, they were ambushed by a gang of outlaws. The outlaws captured Joseph’s mother and brother but killed Joseph’s father, James. Joseph, after killing an outlas with his father’s Winchester 1866carbine, escaped the outlaws and ran to the nearest town to gather the law to save the remains of his tattered family. Joseph lend the town sheriff and his posy to the outlaws camp to find his mother raped and murdered and his brother maimed. The outlaws seeing that they were outnumbered 4 to 1 surrendered. Because of the swift action by the local townsfolk a growing pride for his country was born. But the law later proved that justice was not absolute when the courts sentenced the outlaws to ten years in prison instead of death. The reason was that the outlaws showed remorse and later converted to Mormonism, the town having a heavy influence by the Mormon community. This lack of true justice lead Joseph to the path of lawman to correct any future lapse in judgment. To further increase the betrayal Joseph felt, Peter converted to Mormonism to help recover mentally from watching his mother being raped and watching as the outlaws slit her throat. In the Atlantic region Joseph is known as “the Judge” for his swift and often brutal treatment of outlaws and Mormons alike. The nickname originally spoken behind Joseph’s back was from how he would be Judge, Jury and Executioner to any outlaws he felt were deserving. This brutal nature lead Joseph west to the lawlessness that was said to inhabit that area. Joseph has become fanatical about several things in his life, but one still remains with him. His hatred of Outlaws of any place Finally as Joseph nears the area of Burnsville, he learns of his close resemblance to a outlaws recently killed. One by the name of Butch Kelly.