Membership: Brotherhood of Mercenaries, Bounty Hunters
Apparent Age: 60
Archetype: Physical Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Long Sword
Bio: The man, the myth and the machine known as the Tax Collector is just as deadly and dangerous as his brother the Debt Collector; both men work for the Watchman and serve within the guild of Bounty Hunters though there credentials and service record shows them working throughout the world and within many varies mercenary and criminal camps. This man is extremely dangerous and very unpredictable as he travels the globe collecting the back taxes that still have yet to be paid in full. When I say Taxes I don’t mean this man is part of the Internal Revenue Service and he is not looking to audit you and take your wealth. No this man collects his fee in blood money and the taxes are just a nice way of saying contract killer, he has zero remorse and no soul of his own for when the Tax Collector is on your trail it will only be time before he zero’s in and brings down his victim.
This man is a true contract killer and will not rest till his target is laying in a grave, he has even been known to attend the funeral services of his victims to verify death, though with his close friend being Mortuary it is almost certain that there is zero escape and faking ones death is out of the question once the Tax Man has been unleashed onto a target. His resume is quite impressive and his success rate is just as impressive, for many have been laid to rest at the hands of the Tax Collector. This man is a true assassin and is a master of all forms of warfare with a mastery of melee prowess that is bone chilling to witness.
This man has been in operation for quite some time and has never once slowed down, he is not a bounty hunter in the true definition of the word; he is the hunter of hunters, the man that cleans up problems and erases debtors from the history book just like his brother the Debt Collector. Just like his brother this man has served within the Ghost Division, Brothers Grimm and even within the Presidents Men for a period of time. Though his loyalties lay with his brother and General Ichabod Oliver, he serves the guild as a bounty hunter though this is only a way to legitimize his murderous rampages and his precision killing.
The Tax Collector is yet another left over from before the Great Tragedy of 2018 and has been lurking within the shadows ever since, he has left a trail of tears and blood in his wake and has never once showed an ounce of remorse for his deadly deeds. He earned his stripes while he served with the United States Army and eventually within the Central Intelligence Agency before going rogue and turning his back on the country that he once served proudly. This man was within the CIA long before the days of Director Mitchell and was long gone before the Great Tragedy so one can say that the Tax Collector either foresaw something and bailed or is just a traitorous bastard; I will have to go with the later and say he is nothing more than a traitor to his country and should not be hailed as anything more.
The rebel’s might look towards the Tax Collector as legend and hero, but for all that have fallen to his blade and the families that still mourn this man is a killer, a monster, and a soulless beast that only see’s victims and blood money. The Tax Collector’s reputation is enough to warrant concern seeing that he has emerged from the shadows about the same time as his brother, Set, Rabbi, and from what I heard Asylum has as well stepped out of the shadows (See the Article on Asylum for further information) With these men suddenly appearing on the scene and with the tide of the war shifting in the favor of the rebels, it is only time before we are all bowing before are new masters and watching the last ounce of liberty die within their grasp.
Men like the Tax Collector just don’t emerge once again for any reason and commanders like General Ichabod Oliver aka the Watchman don’t unleash hell upon the world without a very good reason. These men were long believed to have been lost to time, and yet here they are like a plague upon the world spilling blood in the name of freedom; I would have to say it’s more like they are spilling blood in the name of genocide and have begun a second holocaust this time their targets are the Native American people that have become innocent victims within this war. It’s easy to forget history and easy to rewrite history when you’re the victor.
They use the Ghost Dance, and the Nights of Blood as an excuse for extremism and they use men like the Tax Collector as a willing extermination machine, a man that cares nothing for the cries of the innocent and only see’s the bottom dollar and for each native scalp he collects is yet another handful of coin for the man driven by greed. Where do you think Colonel Patton aka Gremlin and Colt learned about collecting the scalps of the fallen natives; they followed in the footsteps of the man that came before them the Tax Man Gerald Weinstock.
Hate drives these men, vengeance burns deep within their souls and the recent native uprising won’t be enough to extinguish the fires of hatred that burn deep within the hearts of the rebels. They are out for blood and they will not stop till the blood tax and debt has been paid in full and for that they have unleashed the Weinstock family line onto the world. These men are specialists in collecting debts and hold a deep seated hatred for our native cousins ever since the Great Tragedy of 2018, and probably long before those days seeing that we can no longer trust someone’s true age any longer. You add the fact that the Weinstock’s are connected to the Brothers Grimm through the Miesner family, it seems that yet another bloodline of killers has been discovered and as the family tree of the Brothers Grimm unfolds further it will be terrifying to figure out who else is intertwined within that family of killers; you know what they say “A family that kills together, stays together.” So it seems that the Grimm take this motto a bit too literal.
The Tax Man as he is also known is a man that is on a mission and his mission is genocide, it seems that the blood money he is collecting is that of the natives and he won’t stop till the last tribal descendants back taxes have been collected and again he doesn’t take cash only blood and he is one of the best in the business when it comes to assassinations and black operations’ as some say he wrote the book on the subject and I am inclined to believe them. This man is also connected to the O’Bannon family through the marriage of his daughter to Alfred O’Bannon aka Anchor. It seems that the runners of today are only legacies of the past and their parents are responsible for bringing their heirs into their bloody war and life of crime.
The Weinstock and O’Bannon connection is a new foundation that was recently discovered, just like their connection to the Jamestown’s. So to expect that the children of these hunters, killers and rebels would stay out of the family business is asinine; all through the runner world it can be seen Father and Son and even the Daughters getting involved in their families’ legacy, runners marrying within the world of the shadows. The Tudors and O’Bannon’s, the DiCane’s and Mathews, The Brothers Grimm are an entire story onto themselves and the Kingsbury’s and Church’s not to mention the Jamestown’s and Kreighoff’s; so as more to the story of the runner family connection unfolds we will try to bring it to the attention of the people. Though being a journalist in 2074 is a one of the most deadliest of professions with the government controlling what’s allowed to be reported on, the people on this site being unhappy with their stories and names being brought to the public and varies terrorist agencies hunting down the reporters for just doing their job makes it hard to find honest and unbiased reporting, and also makes finding researchers even harder. So if there are long delays in information being brought forth or you suddenly stop hearing from your favorite reporter there is a very good reason.
The reporter that was working on the bio for the Debt Collector was met with a very brutal death before he could finish his work, and I expect the same to come for me. Basically the two men are interchangeable and share the same skill set and combat prowess, it’s hard to make the call on who is more dangerous and lethal. It’s hard to rate either on a scale when it comes to their ability in battle, just consider both being masters of war and if you see either of them it’s far too late; just say a prayer and prepare for death. The Brothers Weinstock are not the only problem within that family, if you think the older brothers are a threat and lethal soulless killing machines; you need to be prepared for their younger brother or as they call him their baby brother Drake Weinstock aka Asylum; who has made a living killing and has become so proficient in the art of murder that he will assassinate a target just for the sheer fun of it, he considers it to be practice and keeping his skills honed.