Allister Legende — A robust middle-aged man with narrow features, longish sandy-brown hair, a bushy mustache, noticeable limp, and a shadowed past, Legende lives in a Denver mansion with a servant named Mr. Small. A considerable fortune at his command, Legende leads The Society of Buckhorn and Bison, a secretive group of unknown number. Legende apparently answers only to a mysterious benefactor who sends mission specifics through Denver postmaster Augustus Crane, and who might just be the President of the United States.
Augustus (Gus) Crane — Two days older than God and plain-faced as a beige poker chip, Gus Crane maintains an even flow of mail to and from the burgeoning city. He gives special reverence to those envelopes that arrive, sealed with green wax, for The Society of Buckhorn and Bison, Care of the Postmaster. These missives he passes on to Allister Legende (after reading them? Perhaps…) Gus is deceptively energetic for his age, and often adds a word or two of wisdom or warning to the proceedings.
Francis Marion Landry, aka Frank — He’s a southerner but not the southern patriot his father was (hence the name, which makes him a little uncomfortable–but he is quick to point out his namesake was a hero in the Revolutionary War). Frank is reckless with cropped brown hair and a a perpetual three-day growth of whiskers. He’s something of a ladies’ man, which caused the ex in his marriage to Emily Landry nee O’Connor. He works as a whiskey peddler
Emily Landry nee O’Connor — Boston Irish with a voluptuous helping of flaming red hair and overly-quick to anger, (but also quick to forget) she can’t quite forgive Frank or trust him completely. She’s a gambler in way of profession and life, which is what drew her to Frank–he’s something of a gambler. With stunning curves and exquisite taste for all the fine things in life—including clothes, cuisine, and weapons—she’s every man’s desire, every woman’s worry, and every villain’s calamitous end.