Rifts: Hard Repo
King Wyatt Halloway
El Paso's richest and most powerful resident
Attributes: IQ 12, ME 25, MA 11, PS 17, PP 14, PE 15, PB 12, Spd 11
Hit Points: 39
Weight: 165 lbs.
Disposition: Supremely arrogant, condescending, callous, selfish, easily angered. Has great personal drive, almost an obsession to become rich and powerful. Yet, insecure and sees even innocent remarks and incidents as inflammatory or deliberately demeaning. Those who embarrass him, or are demeaning or against him are “dealt with,” themselves embarrassed, beaten, molested or hurt in some way; Halloway is extremely petty and vindictive.
Experience Level: 8th-level Vagabond
Skills of Note: Streetwise +8, palming +6, computer operation +4, literate in American, speaks American and Spanish, math: basic +5, horsemanship +7, land navigation +9, hunting +8, skin animal hides +4, radio: basic +5.
Combat Skills: HTH: Basic; W.P. Rifle, W.P. Energy Weapon, W.P. Energy Rifle, W.P. Blunt.
Attacks per Melee: 2/3M
Bonuses: +1 to strike, +2 to parry, +2 to dodge, +2 to roll with impact, + 2 to pull punch
Money: Has over 250 million universal credits, liquid and at his disposal. The silver mines are estimated to be worth 200 million annually and the cattle are worth another 100 million annually. Non-liquid properties, business assets and holdings are estimated at close to a billion dollars.
Personal Equipment: Bushman armor; Titan power armor; NG-P7 particle beam rifle; NG-Super pistol; bolt-action rifle.
King Halloway is an adventurous cattleman who struck it rich in El Paso. He owns over a million acres of land and two silver mines. His ranch-estate is located about 80 miles northwest of El Paso (which he also effectively owns). El Paso is built on his land, constructed with his money and labor, and the big arena and most of the saloons, gambling halls, larger merchant establishments and hotels are owned by him (61% of the city is King Halloway’s).
Wyatt Halloway is a shallow, insensitive person who thinks only of becoming more powerful and wealthier; the motivation for everything he does is the attainment of one or the other. In the midwestern cities, Halloway was nothing but an ornery, two-bit punk, but out in the wild west he has become a king. He is infamous for doing everything in a big way, with a lot of pomp and fanfare. He is celebrated for bringing civilization to the wilderness and renowned for his generosity (when he decides to be generous). King Halloway is also infamous for his mean temper, spiteful and cruel nature and terrible acts of revenge. The saying in El Paso is, “You’re better off taking your chances with the vampires than with Wyatt Halloway,” and many have done just that. One becomes an enemy of King Wyatt Halloway by humiliating him (privately or publicly), accusing him of wrongdoing, insulting him, or attacking him in any way (business, reputation, property, etc.).
Halloway sees himself as the supreme being in this part of the country. He resents the Coalition’s presence and sees them as a threat to his domain. His dealings with them are always on his terms and in his favor, like selling the CS cattle and silver at inflated prices (the CS is his biggest buyer). Furthermore, he is diplomatically coy and uncooperative, but in a friendly and careful way. He may allow the CS a diplomatic embassy in El Paso, but it is in the worst location in town. Likewise, the people and his own men treat the CS soldiers and dignitaries poorly, except when it involves matters that might benefit Halloway or his town. He sees the Coalition as a potentially useful but undesirable ally, so he always holds his cards close to his chest when dealing with them.