Apparent Age: 60
Archetype: Mercenary Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Ronin Mach 5 Hand Cannon (Modified)
Bio: It’s time to speak about the current leader of the Sentinels the man known as the Crimson Ghost, this man is one of the original members of this elite fighting unit and has climbed his way all the way to the top of the chain of command and has never once questioned his oath nor his responsibilities of command. Just like his brother Noel Forscythe aka the Roadrunner Erwin would volunteer for military service to the United States Army long before the days of the Great Tragedy of 2018; the two brothers both having graduated from West Point would make their way up through the ranks quickly their prospective divisions and end up both in command of their own special forces units; partaking on missions that would send them into dangerous combat zones all for the promotion of democracy and the American way, both men would lead lustrous and honourable military careers; though they would eventually become so invested into their careers and missions that like most military families the brothers would inevitably loose touch of each other as their missions sent them deep into hostile territory.
The Crimson Ghost would be the first to be betrayed by his own government when his team was sent deep into the deserts of Iraq to bring down a convoy of fanatical Islamic terrorists that would be moving weapons of mass destruction into Syria; though what he didn’t know was that across the pond in America all hell was breaking loose and it was the beginning of the Great Tragedy of 2018 and the foundation of the False Flag; well the exact timing on when the brothers where betrayed is left to speculation as most of the documents from that time have been destroyed or lost. Either way you look at it the Forscythe brothers where about to have a very bad day and their live would be forever changed from that point.
With Noah and his unit fighting within Vietnam and the Erwin fighting in Iraq the brothers couldn’t have been further apart and unaware that they would both suffer a great betrayal from the government that they dedicated their lives to serve. Well what happened to the Roadrunner and the Unforgiven would become national news and history; what would become of Erwin and his squad would be erased from the record books and forgotten by all of America as the one time decorated commander was dishonoured, disgraced and reported to have been executed by hanging for treason against the newly formed United Canadian American States (UCAS) and buried in a nameless grave within the sands of Iraq.
Erwin and his unit of Green Berets where given false information and bad intelligence about a supposed shipment of weapons of mass destruction being transported across the boarders into Syria and given the task of removing the threat from the world. Erwin and his squad laid in wait for the transport and like good soldiers they would emerge from the rocky terrain and begin opening fire upon the terrorist convoy; though what was actually awaiting them inside the transports wasn’t fanatical terrorists but highly trained NATO soldiers that where more than prepared to combat Erwin and his men; the battle would catch the US special forces team off guard and in a quick moment of pause, his unit was overrun and outgunned. When the smoke cleared many soldiers would lay dead or dying within the desert sand and Erwin and his second in command Russel Winters would be captured and taken prisoner and forced to watch as the remainder of his men where executed by the NATO forces. Erwin and Russel where taken to a newly founded UCAS encampment within the boarders of Saudi Arabia and throw into a makeshift prison cell; stripped of their uniforms, equipment and dignity the two men would be forced to endure the elements, starvation tactics and weeks of torture at the hands of the NATO forces trying to break the wills of the two life long military men. Erwin and Russel would refuse to break even through countless hours of torture and being on the brink of death through dehydration, starvation and the infections that coursed through their bodies from the injuries left to fester.
Eventually it would be determined that neither Erwin or Russel would break and they would have to be executed in order to protect the cover story already being spread across the news throughout the newly founded UCAS. Early in the morning at first light the two men where dragged from their cells, arms bound behind them and legs bound as they where being brought to the make shift gallows where two nooses would bring forth their end. The rope was placed around their necks, the nooses pulled snug and the ropes end bound together and tied to the back of an old US Army Jeep; and in a very unceremoniously fashion the bases commander would give the order and the jeeps engine would roar to life as the the tires kicked up sand and dirt the two men wold be hoisted into the air as their necks stretched, ligaments tore and they would begin to suffocate as the noose quickly constricted their necks. All the while the cameras of the UCAS Military Judicial Corps was rolling capturing the last moments of Erwin and Russel’s lives as they where quickly dying as they bodies convulsed, twitched and their bladders and bowels would vacate uncontrollably. As darkness was descending upon the two men and their souls preparing to vacate the vessels; a great sandstorm suddenly tore through the area, the hanging men would begin swinging like wind-chimes seemingly speeding up the process of their demise; both Erwin and Russel had already given into their fate and awaited death. Though as fast as the Sandstorm ravaged the area, it would pass and both the hanging men would fall limp to the ground, their eyes burning from the blowing sand their breath shallow and death still lingering over them as their bodies twitched.
After what felt like an eternity they would feel the nooses unravel from around their necks, and once the sand and smoke cleared only one man stood before them. his desert robes flowing in the wind, his face covered, and holding two blood soaked swords; the unknown warrior stood before the two downed solders with everyone else around them laying dead, their bodies sliced in two and blood seeping into the sand. The Unknown savoir would sheath his bloody swords and extend a helping hand to the two fallen men, all he would say as he lifted them to their feet was that he was a friend and they shall not fear no more. Erwin and Russel both still dazed and injured needing medical attention where in no position to argue nor question their masked saviours intentions; they would be quickly swooped up in the arms of the masked man and through Erwin’s blurry vision he could see soldiers ransacking the encampment before they would find themselves deep within the darkness of a cave.
The UCAS would loose their entire encampment during that battle and by the time any reinforcements would arrive, they would find the base empty of all supplies and the bodies of the fallen fully emaciated, the nooses empty and only the video tape of the execution would survive the encounter. Though it suffered great damage and showed nothing past the sand storm, so to the UCAS they were successful in the hanging of Erwin and Russel. Though deep in the cave the two men would see their saviour for the first time as he removed his robes and mask, to expose the frame of a warrior with twin katana sheaths on his back and multiple pistols holstered on his belt, chest and boots, they would also notice the man was well dressed in a dark suit and tie. He wold introduce himself simply as Set and that he worked for the old government, the men would stare at him in horror and disbelief. Set would bark orders in Arabic and more of those cloaked figures would emerge from the shadows, Erwin and Russel would initially attempt to take defensive stances, but their wounds where to great and the toxicity of the infections would cause them to collapse once again; Set just spoke the words again “Fear Not” and these dark skinned warriors would collect the fallen bodies of Erwin and Russel and take them deeper into the cave towards a makeshift medical ward.
All they remember about those that helped them where the blackened runes tattooed on their faces and all the could make out was that they where the guardians of some sort of tomb. Set just sat and watched as the men’s wounds where tended to and fluids where being pumped back into there bodies. The men where feed and Sets warriors would care for the soldiers and tend to their injuries with herbs and oils of the region; once Set felt that they were strong enough to handle the information and their minds where once again their own, he would go into the long drawn out tales of the events that transpired across the pond, he would go into the stories of the axis of evil and that even Noah Forscythe would suffer the same fate as Erwin did. He would go into to the stories of how their families disowned them as traitors and that their country didn’t want nor would welcome them home. Erwin tried to protest Sets words, but once shown concrete evidence of not only his betrayal but the ravages that where still ongoing within America; the two soldiers would be left with only a defeated look and ask Set what he wanted them for?
Set would go to explain that he and his friend Salvador where part of an elite fighting unit that had been battling the axis of evil for many years and they were in search of true and honourable warriors that would both want to fight for the freedom of mankind and as well fight for revenge against those that had murdered and butchered your loved ones. He then told them that he was part of a unit called the Sentinels and they where professional mercenaries that had just one employer and needed tried and true warriors like them to join his order and eventually command this division to victory. He then left the two men to their own devices and thoughts, knowing that a decision of this nature couldn’t be own rushed into; the two me feasted on the food Set left behind and would speak of their options and where to go from here, they even considered grabbing their gear that was left in plain view for them and taking their chances in the desert; though after many hours of deliberation they would call out for Set and accept his offer. Erwin could feel the anger burning in his heart as the scenes of his brothers execution replayed in his mind. Set gladly accepted their place within the Sentinels and would offer the two men additional medication telling them that it would prolong their lives and grant them power beyond their beliefs. The men accepted Sets gift and would become the two newest members of this order in many years, Erwin Forscythe would die in that cave and emerge the Crimson Ghost and Russel Winters would become known as Crosshair as they would eventually take the world by storm.
Now as the years went by the revolution would rage on across North America and the Deaths Hand would begin to conquer Europe, the Sentinels would become that unit that moved within the shadows and roamed the wilds and wastes hunting down the axis of evil and eventually the new threat of the Free Bird. Though Crosshair would become very protective of the Crimson Ghost throughout the years and become his second set of eyes, always watching his friends back and the same would go for Erwin as he would make sure Russel was always safe. The two men had been through hell together and formed a bond stronger than most brothers; this bond would remain today and just like the Roadrunner has the Goblin, the Crimson Ghost has Crosshair not sure who I am more afraid of though.
Though unlike the Unforgiven that would loose their numbers quickly during the Battle of Searchlight, the Sentinels numbers would remain high until Great Division of England and the war of the Nobles when the Steel Legions forces would ravage England and the Sentinels would be sent in to restore order within the broken country. Even the Sentinels couldn’t hold back the wars that ravaged across England and as their numbers dwindled they would not yield and kept on fighting for 30 days and 30 nights they dug in deep into the English countryside fending off what they believed to to be rebelling English nobles but would come to learn that they where actually standing down a invading force of the elves of the Nog and even out numbered the Sentinels kept on fighting never allowing the enemy to advance, yet never being able to make any progress, as bullets tore through the air, bombs exploded and their trenches over run and it turned into a battle of steel meets steel; the Sentinels held their ground against a greater foe, they wouldn’t yield nor surrender. Their bodies broken and bleeding as the army of the Nog kept advancing forward the Crimson Ghost would give the order to stand their ground as the blade of a great eleven warrior adept Emerald would dig deep into the commanders gut and tear out through his back. As blood poured from his mouth he held his ground as he drew his twin serpentine daggers and drove them into the neck of Emerald and with a load pop he watched as another great elven warrior would fall dead from a shot that tore past Erwin from Crosshair.
Wounded badly they kept on fighting and would hold the invading forces at bay, though many of the Sentinels would lay dead or broken within the trenches and even their command structure would suffer great wounds, through the advances in medical and magical healing many more would survive though for the Sentinels this would be their first biggest loss in their numbers since Erwin joined the unit; though their success and valour in battle would cause many would be warriors to want to join the Sentinels and even the Steel Legion would see that this unit of American mercenaries showed true bravery and valour in the face of a greater foe and never faltered. This would be when the Sentinels would again watch their numbers rise and they would begin to accept warriors from all over the land that wanted the honour to fight with the unyielding Sentinels and when the Steel Legions own Iron Cavalry commander would willingly join forces with the honourable Sentinels; the powers that be knew that something needed to be done, this unit was not a joke and they would never surrender and now with part of the Iron Cavalry inside the Sentinels the enemy would soon be dealing with a mobilised fighting machine and not just boots on the ground.
Through all the years the Sentinels fought throughout Europe and Africa, they would fight on the behalf of the people; until they started engaging the madman known a Victor Salazar and his mind controlled citizens. Once they would discover Free Bird while fighting in Africa, the Sentinels would change their tactics and have to focus on the enemy all around them; many would fall victim to would be innocent citizens that would only seconds latter attempt to drive a knife into their backs. Suddenly the game changed and the Sentinels would have to no longer ignore the people and consider anyone to be a potential threat; this was an order that Erwin was reluctant to give but he knew that if they were going to survive in this modern warfare they were going to have to adapt or die. Erwin being a student of warfare and a master of historical conflicts, knew that it’s either adapt or fall victim to this new tactic that wasn’t all so knew; he had read and studied many historical situations that had the same outcome when the common citizen would be used as a unwilling pawn in the war and it would be left to the soldier to decide to either spare the citizen or allow hundreds more to become victims in the process. This was the judgement call that would drive the Sentinels from being known as the heroic warriors they were to becoming the legendary Ghost Division; they would be engaging an enemy that was using tactics not seen in many decades and now they where being surrounded by the enemy.
Free Bird had just entered the game and was quickly placing itself directly into the sights of the Sentinels as they compared them to the axis of evil and knew that the world would not be safe until Victor Salazar and Free Bird where removed from the world for good; the change in the tactics of the Sentinels would not sit well with many of their younger recruits that joined the order do to their status as being heroic and fighting bravely, now they lurked through the badlands hunting down the enemy wherever it lays and even burning entire villages to the ground just because Free Bird had taken hold of it prior; The Crimson Ghost decided that instead of fighting Free Bird directly he would strike them where it hurt the most and that was their involuntary test subjects, this would quickly turn the Ghost Division into an enemy unit in the eyes of the worlds stage; they were already being hunted to the ends of the earth by the Freedom Task Force, British Intelligence and the CIA for being decreed traitors and committing treason against the UCAS and NATO during the encounter in Iraq. Now they where actually committing acts of evil by killing citizens that might have been tainted by Free Bird and the axis of evil. This sudden change might have slowed the recruiting of any new members, though it didn’t bother any of those that remained within the Sentinels and we can be certain that those that were Sentinels prior to the change and had left would not loose any sleep over what their old division was now doing.
Soon the Sentinels would become known simply as the Ghost Division that would haunt the badlands, hunting any and all that stood in their path; their moral compasses broken and souls long since sold the remaining old timers would stick together like glue and become yet another variation of the Unforgiven; proving that when it comes to the Forscythe family it’s best to kill them before they can become a problem, with three remaining members left of this family line all divided between the three most feared units it is no surprise that this family just bleeds war and they will never relent and allow for peace to be felt. The Crimson Ghost is the current commander of the Ghost Division and has been for quite sometime and it seems that those old times that remained by his side will never leave and are quite content with their commander and not looking for a change in authority.
This man is a true beast in battle and what is worse is he has they best sniper in the world on his six, he has the man known as Crosshair the man that trained Tracer and can out shot any other on the planet and it is rumoured that he only uses the iron sights a majority of the time. He has the Iron Cavalry in his pocket and has some of the most dangerous men on the planet at his side, these men are willing to kill for the Crimson Ghost at the drop of a hat and thats not to mention this man’s own combative prowess and military knowledge. Trained in old school and new school military tactics and science, at the hands of the United States Army, Set, and having it deep within his bloodline seeing that he is blood related to the Master of War himself General Patton. It seems that Set was correct in his saving and recruitment of the Crimson Ghost and his ability to adapt and quickly change his tactics as needed causing his enemy to never be able to properly predict the movements of the Ghost Division; add that many don’t believe that this unit is still even alive and are not prepared for when they appear on the battlefield.
The Crimson Ghost is one man that is pure evil and understands only war and nothing else, I would compare him to Victor Salazar and Free Bird but that would be an insult to this once honourable division. The Ghost Division might not believe in taking prisoners, might not believe in sparing the lives of anyone that has been influenced by Salazar but at least they don’t try to enslave and bring forth Armageddon. He is evil in that he is a true war heart and see’s the world as nothing but a battlefield and the enemy can be anywhere, he is evil because he will run his sword through the gut of a citizen that happens to stand in his path and he will not allow an enemy combatant to survive even if they surrendered, all that earns them is a bullet to the head. The Crimson Ghost though is the one man that might actually be able to bring down the evil of Free Bird and save humanity from the nefarious plots of Salazar; this man and his Ghost Division are always on the move, they answer to only one employer and follow a very strict chain of command. They are all one brotherhood and even former members are still considered brothers in arms until they prove otherwise, the Crimson Ghost is the ultimate mercenary and his remaining Ghost Division is the last true bastion of soldiers of fortune.
Now when it come to the Crimson Ghost himself in battle from what I have heard, he is a true master of warfare and is just as deadly with his swords or his twin pistols, not to mention the assault riffle that he has strapped to his back. He possess twin serpentine daggers awarded to him by Medjai for his service to them in defending the ancient tomb during his days in Egypt, he would later find out the Medjai where the men that were working alongside Set and had helped rescue him from a certain death. The Crimson Ghost is considered a member of that order and has been trained by the best of their warriors in martial combat, his combat prowess is on par with many of the Presidents Men and the only reason he hasn’t been recruited to that order is that Set needs the Crimson Ghost to command the Ghost Division and rid the world of the great evil that is supposed to exist. This man has trained the remaining members of his division in the ancient combative arts of the Medjai so best to never underestimate anyone of the Ghost Division. They seem to move like ghosts through the battlefields and never actually feel the sting of the enemies bullets, and as fast as they arrive they vanish; further exemplifying the legend of this unit being nothing more than ghosts of the past, manifesting to aid who they consider to be an ally.
The Ghost Division can be found either stalking the dunes of Egypt or currently within the UCAS as they are hunting Free Bird and Victor Salazar attempting to stop that madman from whatever his true ultimate plan is; when it comes to the Crimson Ghost it is hard to actually nail down any actual verifiable information, seeing that that the UCAS has declared him dead and buried a a traitor. Though like his brother he has risen from the grave and become a thorn in the side of axis of evil, and whats worse is that they know now that each other are alive and have proved that the Unforgiven and the Ghost Division are willing to work together and side by side all that is needed is the unite the Presidents Men and the axis of evil or the unholy trinity will have a the holy trinity to deal with and to call any players in that unison holy is painful as they are all evil and it seems that the events are beginning to unfold and the fate of the known world will eventually be in the hands of one of these factions; it’s just who is the worse of the two evils.
Page Written By: James Bradley