Apparent Age: 65+
Archetype: Cybered Gunslinger Adept Circle: Unknown (Kiss Your Ass Goodbye)
Preferred Weapon: Jamestown Classic
Bio: His name is Pickles and this man is no joking matter, Dr. Kennith from Phoenix is one of the dreaded Phoenix Five and only the second to be exposed on this forum. This man holds multiple doctoral degrees in various subjects from political science to the hard sciences of physics, don’t forget that he as well has his hands within the cities Chamber of Commerce and basically runs it’s main street with an iron fist. Union here is the cities go to man when it comes to its commerce and is one of the main reasons the major corporations cant gain a foothold within Phoenix. Now there is one more aspect to this bastards legacy, he is the duly elected Deputy Mayor of the sovereign city of Phoenix and works directly alongside Mayor Adolf Gunner and has a deep partnership with Mayor Nero Caprio of Santa Fe thus proving the partnership between Phoenix and Santa Fe.
Pickles here originally hails from the Hudson Valley of New York and was born into wealth and opulence only to walk away from his privileged lifestyle to enter the US Military and become yet another to fall victim to the Federal Immortality Project; this is were he would meet Nero Caprio and the Santa Fe Ring, and well for Pickles this meeting would forge the foundation of the rest of his career within the military and eventually lead him out west to work alongside the Santa Fe Ring and eventually migrate over to Phoenix to work alongside the Outlaws Five and eventually found the Phoenix Five.
When asked why he would leave the security of the Hudson Valley and enter the military, Dr. Kennith would state that he felt it was his duty and he wanted to follow within his fathers footsteps and in reality he wouldn’t have much of a choice seeing he and his family had been abducted by the US Government and held hostage within a government compound in Delaware. He states that yes he would have preferred to return to New York and continue on as the son of privilege but that was not who his father was nor who he was. Pickles would escape from the compound shortly before his mother and sister where murdered and left with no other option he would sign on the dotted line and join the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry division in 1900. He felt that it was both a civic duty and also a way to keep himself alive, seeing the government couldn’t murder him if he worked for them; also he figured this would be the only way he would ever see his own father again……..well sadly for Dr. Kennith he was wrong on many accounts.
His time within the US Army would last a very long one hundred and five years and would end when he would become severely injured within Afghanistan on September 11th 2005 when the transports he was guarding would be attacked by Islamic Terrorists and after countless hours of battle his unit would become victories and fend off the terrorists but it would come at a great cost to the American and NATO forces and do to heavy shrapnel damage to Pickles knee and lower leg he would be forced into retirement. Now for an FIP solider retirement was a fate worse than death, but for this multi time wounded veteran of countless wars he would not accept retirement and do to his connections with Colonel Caprio he would pack his bags and move west……This would become yet another new beginning for Union Kennith; oh Kennith is an assumed surname.
Pickles here would begin his time within the Santa Fe Ring officially on May 15th 2006 and move over to Arizona just after the Texas Uprising of 2019 where he would partner up with the Outlaws Five, and branch off to form the Phoenix Five on November 26th 2025. This man is well trained in military science and combat and has seen his fair share of wars from the Great War, Second World War, Korea and Vietnam and basically every other conflict America engaged within till his retirement in 2005. The list of injuries and heroic actions that Pickles suffered and engaged in is countless and being FIP he was never properly compensated for them, though according to Pickles he was simply glad to be alive and as well glad to be giving the US Government the middle finger.
His time in the military was not one of ease, he was forced into the special forces divisions and would become one of the most successful Green Berets of all time leading a dreaded black operations team known as Rainbow Six that would go on to become a widely popular video game series….according to Pickles there is very little similarities between the game and the real team, though he does remark the violence and stealth aspects do mimic real life somewhat. Pickles would as well be cross trained as a Navy Seal and work within the most feared team to date Seal Team Six…….Pickles is known for the motto “Death from Above” as he and his men would rain death from the skies above as they parachuted into hostile locations.
This man is as well highly trained in hand to hand combat and skilled in the arts of Brazilian Jujitsu, Krav Maga, Wing Chun, and Muay-Thai to save a few others he knows and wont comment on. His record shows that he worked alongside the Mossad and MI6 hunting down Nazis and other threats to international security during his days in the military and he would become one of the worlds most famous special forces commanders when he was showcased on multiple military crime drama shows and the Oscar Award winning movie “UNION” this man might have been on his own countries kill list and someone they would deploy endlessly with suicide mission after suicide mission and yet he would return successful each and every time.
So for Union Kennith war and battle would become simply a fact of life, bloodshed and gore would become the products of his lullabies and the aftermath nothing more than simply waking up in the morning. This man would be used and abused by the government that wished him dead and yet couldn’t find a way to kill him, this solider would survive and become a legend in his own right. Pickles would have to suffer missions and operations that where destined to kill him and his team, yet he wold come back alive and successful much to the disdain of his superiors who simply wished to have him dead and forgotten.
Union would follow directly in the mantle of the Pale Rider and become bigger than the government ever predicted and would become a thorn within their side for ages and just like the Pale Rider and the Indestructible One he would become an idol of those within the military to look up to, they would here the exploits and long to mimic these heroes of the military. This would anger the government that wished these men where simply forgotten, but yet somehow these FIP would beat the odds and survive, they would become legends and their tales would expand beyond the bases and academies of the military; as the popular culture would expand on their exploits and names bringing the three directly into the living rooms of the average civilian thus forcing the military to accept that they have given their slave masters a black eye.
Union would go on further to stick it to the US Military when he would become a US Army Ranger instructor from 1980 -1990 as he trained both Marine and Solider alike in the art of sniping, hunting, tracking and airborne techniques. Union’s reputation within the hallowed halls of the Ranger school would live long after he was once again deployed back to the front and nearly a century later instructors are still teaching recruits the Union Method and showing his welcome video during the first official days of training.
Now back to his retirement and days within the Santa Fe Ring, well not long after he was forced out of the FIP, Union would find himself out west and facing serious threats to his life. The government was not to thrilled that there victim had become a legend and survived countless suicide missions, they wanted Union dead and would send agents after him and force this once nobleman to become a hunter of hunters and hence would begin the dark days of Pickles life. He would be forced to take up arms against those that he once served alongside and lets just say the Santa Fe Ring would be glad to aid Union in his defence, he would go from solider to outlaw in a blink, with his iron on his hip and a serious chip on his shoulder Pickles would send many to Boot Hill as he proved that it’s “Be Quick or Be Dead” and the now UCAS government would learn a valuable lesson that to mess with a legendary special forces soldier would not be an easy target. They had spent over a century training and brutalising this man, breaking him down to rebuild him and destroying his conscience and replacing it with a killer instinct.
Pickles would simply work alongside the Ring and handle the problems Nero was dealing with and forming kinship’s with the Outlaws Five and Phoenix Elite…..this man would be very active during the Texas Uprising and command a unit of the Santa Fe Elite as they pinned down the Native Forces allowing the Texas Rebels a chance to regroup and forge a counter attack. Pickles might have had zero issues with the natives as he was married to a Sioux/Apache women and was a trained Apache Blackfoot warrior. Though he understood the difference between respect and slavery and what the Natives where attempting was paramount to slavery and genocide……for a veteran of the Second World War this was never going to happen on his watch.
If it wasn’t for the actions of both Santa Fe and Phoenix Texas would have completely fallen to the NAN and for that he would be rewarded with the Star of Texas of Heroism for his bravery during the brutal engagement. Though for Pickles the Battle For Texas would leave him a changed man and forever scare him, far worse than anything the military had done to him in the past. Chemical warfare, the sheer brutality and disregard for the articles of warfare would be scarred into his mind and bones, he would vow to forever stand as a Watchdog for Tyranny and begin to work directly alongside the Apache Renegades to restore order within the troubled region. As a member of both the Ring and Outlaws Five he would have free reign throughout the South West and this would allow him to once again become a legend.
Pickles would become the man that would be know for aggressive negotiations and someone that would not tolerate any breach of conduct that Santa Fe or Phoenix held dear, he would butcher those that stood in his way and he would ride in with his pose, unleash a hail of bullets and leave countless dead, torch homes, camps, and storefronts of those that where standing in the way of progress and simply drag elves, and others out to be lynched……yes this man would become a true nightmare to anyone that would stand in the way of both Santa Fe and Phoenix and yes Texas.
The more he killed, the more he butchered in a Old West Style the more he would become beloved by those within the Southwest and the the more hated he would become by those that wanted peace or simply felt the war in the Southwest was an act of terror. Though for the Apache Renegades, Sioux Wildcats and Cherokee Outcasts this man was a true hero and welcomed for he was fighting for the same thing they desired…..the destruction of their corrupt Tribal Tribune that was in lockstep with the UCAS and Edward Davis of the CSA.
By the time Union would enter the political arena he was already wading through rivers of blood and had become the man that Phoenix needed to stand alongside long time Mayor Adolf Gunner. The Outlaws Five were keeping the Southwest in check, The Ring was holding the enemy Native forces and both UCAS and CSA military’s at bay as the Phoenix Guard where holding down the advancing CFS anarchists and warlords keeping them locked at the boarder. War was all over the southwest, though the media was ignoring the conflicts and simply speaking about the actions of a few of the men, either to vilify them or turn them into hero’s, well for Pickles he could care less and any publicity is good publicity and as he would become known as the Watchtower, or the Final Word. He knew the UCAS government was cringing and he was again giving them the middle finger.
Union would become Adolf’s pick for Deputy Mayor after he nearly beet him during the primaries and once the two gunfighters and political masterminds joined forces they would be unstoppable. The people of Phoenix would vote them into office in a direct landslide election, their was no doubt as to who the clear winner was and for the UCAS they would loose there shit knowing that Pickles was now within politics and had become untouchable……he had beat them and had become to big to destroy, Union would not give up his violent ways though and with the blessing of the Outlaws Five Founder Adolf and the leader Jamie he would be allowed to forge his own unit called the Phoenix Five that would act as the enforcers of the Sovereign City of Phoenix and quick response unit for situations that would arise within Arizona.
We are still learning about the Phoenix Five but if they are anything like the Outlaws Five or the Santa Fe Ring than they can’t be any good yet the people love them and at the same time nobody speak ill of any of Phoenix’s elite Paramilitary Units or Desperado Gangs. Once we have more information it will be made available to the people, just understand that Pickles is very dangerous, he will not think twice about filling a target full of lead, burning them out of a building, stringing them up or taking them out for a long walk in the desert. Pickles might seem to be a man of integrity…..he’s not, he is killer in an expensive suit and has a short fuse and itchy trigger finger, so best to avoid this Outlaw turned Politician at all costs, if you ever needed an excuse to avoid the Southwest Trinity of Cities than Deputy Mayor Kennith is all the excuse one needs and remember he is connected to both the Ring and Vegas Guard so don’t think that avoiding Phoenix avoids Pickles; also he is deeply connected to the Apache, Navajo, Cherokee, and Sioux within the region so even being outside of the Sovereign Trinity won’t save your ass either…….So simply avoid the Southwest if you want to continue breathing.