Membership: 67th Stormriders/Jamestowns
Apparent Age: 70
Archetype: Cybered Gunslinger Adept: Circle (Suicide is Easier!!)
Preferred Weapon: Stormrider Lucifer’s Thunder Classic 6.66 magnum (modified)
Bio: Okay yet another dynasty discovered the Schwartz family has one of their youngsters within the shadows and this one is not that young….just look at that this elderly child. This is the eldest child of Albert Schwartz and you can bet your bottom dollar this son is a real chip off the old block. Dwight here is an old timer like his old man and uncle, he served in the US Army and fought in Korea and Vietnam with his father who we learned was a veteran of the two World Wars as well. Seems like these immorality bastards just love conflicts and the Schwartz family turned war into a family affair.
Giggles here would earn his moniker from his father and his inability to hold a straight face when in the face of danger….no not his uncle. Dwight would hail from Detroit like his father and this is where he would remain till he was elected Governor of Michigan and would move into the Governors Mansion in Lansing Michigan in 2060 where he would remain as the elected Governor long beyond his term do to calling Martial Law within his state during the fall of 2068 right after the War Cats attacked Detroit under the command of Colonel Roy Gunderson. Governor Schwartz would never resend his order of Martial Law and thus allowing him to remain as acting governor till the fighting had subsided.
Now the War Cats would never yield and continue to fight and terrorise Detroit under the direct command of their founder Albert Schwartz….coincidence I think not. This man would continue to delay aid to the UCAS forces and deny the call for the National Guard to be deployed. He would cut funding to the Usurpers and disband the state legislator seeing that under martial law they were not needed any longer and according to Governor Schwartz they were nothing more than bloated bureaucrats that had lost touch and where beyond corrupt. Well Governor you are the issue no the legally elected officials that where trying to aid their state and their people in a time of war, You are a corrupt official that has served alongside your father and uncle for far to long and as a Storm Rider, 401st and War Cat not to forget your ties to the Bounty Hunters Guild…..you sir are the problem and have kept the great war machine going in Michigan for far to long.
So I will dial it back a bit and let you know a little about Giggles past and why he should never have been elected governor, besides the fact he had zero political experience….I smell the Jamestowns and Outlaws Five here. He would demolish his opponent in the general election and swoop into the Governors Mansion with ease and once in he would never leave. Okay back to Dwight’s past, he joined the US Army just after the Second World War and would get that blasted injection that has cursed us with the immortals that have all joined the rebellion in some fashion, he would be deployed to Korea and serve from late 1950 till 1953 when he would return home from the Forgotten War a wounded soldier and simply do to luck he would be able to continue his active service.
He was an infantryman and would continue this career path throughout his military days, It wouldn’t be till after Vietnam that he would receive his commission as Captain in 1975 and join the 82nd Airborne and eventually the Army Rangers. He would enter sniper school in 1980 and be given command of a squad in 1983 till he would have a accident in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm that wold retire this bastard. He would suffer multiple broken bones and injured back during a parachuting accident that would end his military career and retire him at the rank of Lt. Colonel and send him into the public sector where he would go to work for his father running one of there many stores in Detroit.
As a solider I have no issues with what Dwight has done and he deserves the respect due being a veteran and serving the nation from 1950 to 1991 surviving many conflicts and sacrificing his own body so we can live free. He would be awarded multiple purple hearts, bronze stars, silver and gold stars as well as some of the nations and armies highest accolades for his dedicated service. Though once a civilian the real issue would begin.
He would seem to be one of the good guys, just running a general goods store in Detroit and helping the people, he would go to church, sit on the board of education and run his sons Scout troop. On the outside Giggles would seem to be a model citizen and a perfect role model for his children. With his father and uncle being established within Detroit Dwight would simply be able to hang onto the coattails of his elders and ride the storm they were brewing. Dwight would be taken under the wing of Alva Palpatine in 1995 and join the 401st after it’s inception in the winter of 2001.
Now in the early days the 401st were thought of as the hero’s of freedom and the scourge of terrorists and drug lords, well how we would be deceived. Even though he was discharged from the Army do to injury in 1991 he would be cleared for active service into the 401st alongside his father and many of their friends. The 401st was a very popular division for the older man, and those deemed unworthy of general military service….mostly do to age, tattooing, occupation, medical conditions and political affiliation. The NATO 401st wanted and needed every swinging dick and since they didn’t allow women to partake in the combat actions, it really was an outdated and sexist regime. Though nobody seemed to care as the female soldiers would prefer the regular military over the 401st, now some would actually serve in the 401st off the record and others on the record in non combat divisions, this is something to discuss at another point.
Dwight would last in the 401st till 2018 when he would be retired after taking a direct hit to his shoulder that would destroy his rotator cuff and once again retire this old solider. Though one could say he was lucky as if he hadn’t been in medical recovery he would have been at their last stand and perished with thousands of others at the Irish Sea. After retirement he would once again return to his fathers shop and now all hell was starting to brew in Detroit and with the Great Tragedy of 2018 in full swing and the native forces pounding Michigan from the west it would only be a matter of time before another resistance would be formed and yet another military force that would be in need of warriors. This would be the 67th Storm Riders that would be in formation by Albert Schwartz, Sherman Finesilver, Adolf Gunner, Martin Hakett and Franklin Quinn all friends and family of Dwight, the Storm Riders would extend an invitation to the young Schwartz and Giggles would gladly accept the responsibility of taking up command once again.
Inside the 67th Storm Riders young Schwartz would once again excel and he would storm across the landscape like a man possessed and restore order to many troubled cities ad towns, he would deliver the crushing blow numerous times to the uprising natives and push them out of the newly formed UCAS territories and even aid the south in its resistance against the Treaty of Denver 2018. The Storm Riders would make a name for themselves through their entire run and everywhere these mercenaries would ride the people stood behind them, knowing that the 67th was simply trying to help and restore order. Though what the people didn’t know is that this order was actually fighting for Old World Blues and could care nothing for the United Canadian American States.
They had a hidden agenda and that would be to storm the citadel within Denver and drive there boot into the throat of the New America. They knew that Denver was the heart and soul of the UCAS and the Treaty of Denver and with it’s destruction and capture they could force the New American Government onto it’s knees and strike the fatal blow needed to the UCAS and restore Old World Blues once more. This was all going to plan and city by city and state by state the Storm Riders where gaining momentum beloved by the people and hated by the UCAS was their calling card the Riders of the Storm would reap the whirlwind and send countless to an early grave.
They would met their end on December 24th 2033 when they would storm Denver on a snowy Christmas Eve in hopes to limit civilian casualties seeing many would be within church or at home, they would strike at nightfall and the Storm Riders would almost be successful on that sleepy Christmas Eve in 33′. They attacked when the UCAS would assume that another Christian agency would be unwilling to shed blood…mistake. The 67th knew that the UCAS would not be expecting an attack on the night before the savoir’s birthday and they new that by catching them in celebration they could get the element of surprise.
The Storm Riders attacked from four different directions…a tactic refereed to as the “Four Horseman of the Apocalypse” they would as well air drop thousands into the city province and come 2000 hours the war for Denver would begin. Now I will not go into to much detail about this engagement as again this is not the place for a history lesson, though I can say this they should have been victories as tactically they had the number, they had the drive and they had superior firepower. The 67th attacked from all directions and landed directly into the city without a single shot being fired, by the time the UCAS and the other nations would engage it should have been all over but the crying. Even the Denver Guard would simply fight against the UCAS and other nations. This is something that is not well known, Commander Oakley Doyle ordered the Guard to hold the city and clear the path for the 67th.
Now we all know that the 67th would fail and General Hakett would be forced to retreat as well many of the now Fathers of Armageddon would vacate the city in defeat. Though the only reason why is simple “War Crimes committed by the UCAS” sensing defeat and the death of the UCAS only officially 13 years after it’s inception General James O’Brian would give the order to dump chemical warheads directly onto the 67th and the people of Denver. By the time the church bells would ring out for Christmas Day the city was being pounded by Chlorine and Agent Orange bombs; killing Storm Rider and Citizen alike. This would as well begin to kill there own people, the Denver Guard would loose countless and be forced into submission and hiding to survive the night.
The 67th where not as prone to the chemical attacks seeing General Gunner, General Dobbs, Colonel Butler and others had all dealt with chemical warfare before within the 401st and Texas 1st so they had their men prepared for the chlorine bombs yet the shear amount of warheads was not prepared for and even prepared the 67th would begin to fall in mass number. General Hakett would be forced to retreat mere feet from the capital building, and the 67th would never be the same again. This unit would be demonised and called the Christmas Killers, they would be blamed for the chemical attacks and the mass civilian deaths; those of the 67th that did escape many would perish from the chemical agents later or would be captured and hanged for treason. General O’Brian hoped to silence the 67th and erase them from history, this would ultimately fail as the few that survived would go under ground and become the Fathers of Armageddon and only within the last few months come out of hiding and straight into the US Elite after they struck a lethal blow to the Deaths Hand.
Now as for Dwight he would slink away into the shadows and after recovering from his wounds from the Assault on Denver 33′ he would once again partner up with his father who had already formed the War Cats and father and son would take on the Usurpers in Detroit and bring revolution to the Motor City. This revolution would last till 2074 when the city would be destroyed by nuclear fire at the hands of General James O’Brian for retribution on Albert’s betrayal….how did James not see that Albert Schwartz was not a rebel, I mean US Army Immortality Project, 401st, Horseman, 67th Storm Rider and War Cat; seriously the writing was on the wall, a simple shopkeeper from Detroit is not mastermind General.
Okay so now the War Cats have been exposed and how that Albert Schwartz would slip into the UCAS military with Drake and Reginald to destabilise the UCAS from within and they handed the command of the War Cats over to Col Gunderson. Yes this is factual but the overseer to the Cats would be Giggles as he was still beloved in Detroit and was able to keep his fathers business running while keeping his fathers cover, all to the ignorance of James O’Brian. Dwights uncle Kentucky would be able to keep the family on the down low at the same time funnelling information directly to Giggles and hence straight to Roy. The War Cats would expand under the command of Gunderson and with Dwight being beloved he would attract many of the cities youth into the order. All would take up arms to fight for freedom and with Giggles vast command experience he knew how to gain the trust of the youth of the city.
During Albert’s tenure in the UCAS military and establishing a resistance order within the Emerald City, the resistance inside Detroit would grow and the bond between the War Cats and D-Tribe would grow. Albert would visit his neighbourhood many times during his career in the UCAS military and play the part of the caring grandfather and father, by this point the Schwartz family had grown and they had become a legacy inside the Motor City. Dwight figured out that if he established himself into the states politics he could drive a further nail into the Usurpers coffin and hopefully bring an end to the violent revolution that was erupting and starting to draw national media attention. Being able to manipulate the tides of war was needed and being able to manipulate the UCAS state government from within was their only option.
Now I don’t have proof to back up this claim, but seeing Dwight is not political and not a looker; he is charismatic and smart, he is able to speak and orate but he is not political and a military commander is only partially needed to win an election. Seeing Giggles is connected to the Jamestowns, Post Office, Presidents Men, Kingsman, London Dungeon, Bounty Hunters, Brotherhood to name a few one can assume that this man simply deployed voter manipulation and fraud to sway the election. He demolished his opponent in the general election and going into election day Dwight Schwartz was behind by more than twenty points. He would win with a sweeping 94% of the popular vote and four years later repeat the process, in 2060 Michigan had legally elected Dwight Schwartz and yet no one was the wiser to his direct connections to Albert, Kentucky and the War Cats.
In 2061 Dwight would move to Lansing Michigan and be sworn in as Governor, this would be all the resistance needed to cease control and amp up the revolution. Dwight would use his new status to gain vital intel and deploy the states aid systems to unneeded locations to allow the rebels to gain a foot hold inside Detroit. He would be able to unite the suburbs and the states other cities with his many outreach programs and further create a divide within Michigan that would remain till today. This genius would figure out that if he did just enough to kiss the UCAS’s ass he could stay in their favour and not appear to be inept, yet the rebels knew that he was 100% in their favour and was a linchpin in taking that state and moving forces in and out of Canada.
I am not going to bore you with the political masterminding that he did and the legislation or executive orders he passed as that is all directly available in the public record; seeing Governor Dwight Schwartz is still the acting governor of Michigan. He would use the War Cats to further his agenda and keep the UCAS jumping from foot to foot as the people would demand action and he would wave his fist in press conferences demanding the UCAS send forces to a hot spot only to have them crushed by the waiting Brotherhood….again how did they not see this! He would deploy Jamestown assassins directly onto his political enemies and remove bounties on rebels within his state through his Amnesty Program and declaring Michigan a Sanctuary State. Though UCAS, NAN, TIR and Aztlan officials would all be hunted and executed, he would open the gallows in 2061 and remove the appeals process for anyone arrested during the resistance.
He would have to intervene to save Socrates who would be taken into custody by the Usurper controlled Detroit Police Department, and according to witnesses no one was prepared for a pissed off lightsaber wielding governor. The war in Detroit was starting to grow out of control by the late 2060’s and all this did was allow this miniature governor to keep martial law in place and funnel more Brotherhood and Patriot forces into his state under the masquerade of the UCAS military. He would bring in the US Navy to guard the Great Lakes and waterways, this would come through his close friend Rusty Rutherford a retired US Navy officer and one with deep connections. The US Navy would sent cutters, frigates, destroyers and two battleship the USS Freedom and USS Firebolt to defend the waterways, this was also to keep the actual UCAS Navy out of Michigan and further allow the rebels to control the waterways.
He would speak out of both sides of his mouth during public appearances and was really showing that he earned his place within the political arena and as well that he was trained by the Horsemen. By 2070 Michigan was seeming to be fully lost to the UCAS and yet they allowed their UCAS Loyal governor to remain in power, this began to concern Giggles so he set up what would look like major victory for the UCAS to raise moral and allow for the UCAS to continue funding his false war on the rebels. He would order two battalions of rebels to assault a UCAS military compound under the cover of night and butcher every UCAS soldier on post. All would be killed for the con to work, man, women and child would die on August 18th 2071 and yet the media would report that the Rebels tried to attack Fort Ford and loose, they would take catastrophic looses and the UCAS flag still flies.
What he really did was have the bodies of the non military personnel disposed of, he than had many of the UCAS soldiers stripped of their uniforms and put into rebel uniforms and allowed the local media to show the supposed UCAS clearing away the vast rebel dead. He than took a very vocal role when dealing with the media and with closed fist in the air and the commanding boom of an officers voice he simply dared the rebels to come into Michigan….he stated “We are a Sanctuary State, and we do not accept war! We will not allow the killing of our citizens, our soldiers and the raping of our state. We are the UCAS and we will Live and Die Free!” He would then go onto manipulate the war further and make it seem publicly that the rebels where loosing and not welcome.
Now for Colonial and Mr. Cadillac to not strike at the heart of Michigan and at the Governors Mansion after that very public declaration should have been a huge tell….and yet the UCAS kept sending Michigan money and other governors began to model their defence after Dwight Schwartz. This man even used the natural passing of his wife to win over the state further claiming that the rebels had killed her out of fear of his deceleration. In the summer of 2073 Dwight would once again have complete control over the state and it’s people, he would once again use the war to his advantage and with name recognition his eldest son Kevin Schwartz would win the Mayors seat in Detroit and his youngest children would take up arms within the War Cats. His only daughter would continue to run the family business within Detroit.
The Schwartz family would have their sights set on the end of the resistance and driving the killing blow into the UCAS therefore forever driving them out of Detroit and Michigan. Though in the early days of 2074 the Motor City would suffer a tragedy that would forever shake Michigan to it’s core, the city would be hit with multiple nuclear warheads and millions would perish in a blink of an eye, others would simply be trapped by the magical barriers and die a very painful death do to the radiation. This attack would end the rebellion in Michigan and turn all eyes to Governor Schwartz for answers, he would go onto a declare January 1st to be a day of remembrance to all that were lost on New Years Day 2074 when the lights went out in Detroit Forever. The UCAS seemingly tried to quash the rebellion in Michigan and for James it was vengeance for Albert’s betrayal, though what they did was ignite a fire inside Dwight and many within the state.
The rebellion might have officially died in a blink, but behind the scenes the long standing governor would declare war on the UCAS and turn the rebel forces and state forces against the UCAS and all who saluted the flag. He would round up all loyalists, sympathisers and active military and personally sentence them to hang by the neck till dead. He locked the state down and forced a curfew, shutting down the economy for anyone and everyone that was connected to the UCAS and he sent the entire state legislator to the gallows to be dealt with as traitors. Decreeing that a new election was needed and those in the capital that lived, where guilty as they had prior knowledge of the attacks, he executed thousands by the rope and made all hangings public domain for the citizens to witness and feel a sense of justice from and on March 3rd 2074 he would openly declare war on the UCAS without the need of a State Legislator and with the roar of millions of Michigan citizens the UCAS flag was torn down, disgraced and burned and Old Glory was hoisted once more.
This is one state that if you support the UCAS….STAY THE HELL OUT OFF!! Michigan is 100% behind the rebellion and has openly taken up arms against everything UCAS, Giggles has kept Martial Law in place and has expanded the War Cats, Death Riders, and the Hellions forces and funding making them recognised State Militia Units. He has mobilised the Michigan National Guard and summarily executed anyone that still salutes the UCAS and not the Rebellion. He has turned his state into a war zone and under his command hopes to regain control once the smoke settles….well good luck on that one, though the rebels are really good at regaining control through chaos.
He might not have officially joined the US Elite but he has extended the aid of any and all Michigan Defenders to the US Elite and General Ralph Rivers, Seeing Dwight can’t officially join an active military while he is governor, though this veteran will not sit idly by and do nothing, he is a warrior and rebel so expect to see this politician out and about with sabre on his hip and his personal firearm at his side and rifle on back. He will rid his beloved state of any and all UCAS loyalist, military, and holdovers…not to mention Free Bird and the Demure. The people are 100% behind their Warlord and all hearts bleed for Detroit, James might have tried to punish and kill Albert and the rest of the War Cats with the destruction of Detroit, but all he did was unleash a fury that he was unable to contain. The people of Michigan know that Secretary Robert Grant is not guilty and thanks to Wilhuff and the Horsemen’s STAGE 5 the rest of the world knows now as well.
I might not agree with what Dwight has done while in office and his work within the Jamestowns, Storm Riders and Spy Games but the way he has handled this devastation and terrorist attack is something of legend. I might have tried for a more diplomatic approach, but when hundreds of millions of your states population are killed in a blink of an eye from a weapon of mass destruction and the attack came from your own government…..ya thats wrong, James fucked up by not seeing the game the Schwartz’s were playing and the Danger lurking within his own hallowed halls. All parties are guilty here and this rebellion could have been settled non violently if both sides where willing to talk, the cloak and dagger games have led to nothing but death and destruction for ages.
Michigan might have opted for war and seriously what choice was Governor Dwight Schwartz given, he has war coursing through his veins and has been a freedom fighter forever and a day, so when it comes to playing to ones strengths he has that card played. If you are thinking of vacationing to Michigan do yourself a favour and consider a safer option…I here BUG CITY IS NICE THIS TIME OF YEAR! Seriously they will kill you if they even suspect UCAS sympathy, the nuking awoke a sleeping giant and it is very pissed off and this giant comes with a lightsaber, and very large hand gun; Giggles might be the miniature governor but he is large in persona and very skilled as he is a gunslinger adept like his father, this is one politician who’s bark and bite are just as bad.
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