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About Case Steelgrave

  • Whitefish Town Marshals Office

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  • Playby
    Billy Drago
  • Goes By
  • Birth Date
  • Height
    6' 4"
  • Hair Color
    Sandy Blond
  • Eye Color
  • Role

    Main Character
  • Playby

    Billy Drago
  • Full Name

    James Cassidy Steelgrave
  • Aliases / Nicknames

    Case Steelgrave, Cassidy Steelgrave
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  • Profession

  • Position

    Formen Whitefish Town Marshal & Gang Leader
  • Birth Date

  • Status

  • Height

    6' 4"
  • Hair Color

    Sandy Blond
  • Eye Color

  • Physical Description

    Tall and thin, perhaps one hundred sixty pounds.

    Rangey white hair, appears unkempt.

    Tends to wear dark clothing in range wear, and in suits.

    Case is no longer flashy as he once was. he is now down to business, whichever business is at hand.

  • Character Traits

    Character Traits

    Remorseless (-)
    Antisocial Personality Disorder(-)
    Narcissistic Personality (-)
    Superiority Complex (-)

    From early childhood at the instruction of his mother, Case was taught that he was better than anyone not associated with his family. His other complexes and disorders began to show up early as well. Case was unable to feel remorse for the things that he had done to others, feeling he had the ‘right’ to do whatever he wanted. This was where his superiority complex blossomed. Followed in short order by his narcissistic disorder reared its ugly head.

    However, it was when he got older and had a gun that he became a man to fear, even if one thought they were his friend. The exceptions are the Steelgraves, for whom he would do anything, and possibly already has without the family knowing.

    General Personality

    Case Steelgrave is handsome and charming. He is also a cold-blooded killer. If met on the street or in a social setting, most people would say, “He’s so handsome and pleasant. I just can’t believe he’d kill anyone that wasn’t threatening him.”

    As a child living in St. Louis, Case was fascinated with the tales of life out west. He wanted the glamorous life of a high stakes gambler and the homage he perceived to be accorded to gunfighters. Case also has avoided jail by always managing to goad his target into drawing first, therefore the killings have all been in self-defense.

    Case is always well dressed in the latest style. Having taken on the role of town marshal in Whitefish, he takes great pride in displaying the shining badge on the breast of his jacket or vest. He’s finding that being a marshal gives him a perfect niche for continuing his true calling, being the most feared gunman that ever lived. His most distinctive feature is his voice. It is deep. rather slow in intonation, and very classy. The accent is rather undefined but is most similar to the British accent of one who has been classically educated.

    Method of Operation

    Case’s former base of operations was El Paso, Texas. He still subscribes to and uses the El Paso Chronicle to get job notices.

    The prospective employer puts a personal ad in the El Paso Chronicle (newspaper) that names a city or town.

    Case responds to the ad by mailing in a response that names a bank, usually in the city or town listed in the ad.

    Steelgrave travels to the place specified and retrieves his fee. Then goes to the post office to pick up a letter (addressed to him via general delivery). The letter has the name of the person he is supposed to kill.

    Currently, Case then spends as much time as it takes to goad his target into a fight, forcing the other person to draw on him so he can claim self-defense. However, he has the town of Whitefish in his pocket so there is no one willing to stand against him.

  • Employment

    Employment Details
    Employer Name:
    Position: Unknown

    Case used the position of town marshal to cover his real profession, gunfighter.

    Professional Skills

    Gunfighter - Fast and accurate with either hand, with fists or pistols.
    Very good with a knife.

    Gambler (Card Sharp) - Excellent with cards, practiced at every method of cheating.


    Hobbies & Interests

    Killing. Getting Shade Thornton, or any of that lot, regardless of sex or age.

  • Expertise





    Evading arrest

  • Residence(s)

    Unknown Permanent Residence

    Possibly Evergreen Ranch

    Whitefish, Montana

    *Note: Case often stays at his family's ranch just outside Whitefish.

    *There is a hideout and headquarters for his rustling operation, east of the remains of Whitefish.

  • Kith & Kin


    Spouse / Partner
    *Gayal Dorset (deceased)

    *Elsie Carpenter (deceased)

    *See history for details.


    None he is aware of.


    Elias Steelgraves 


    Elias Steelgraves will do whatever is necessary for him to get what he wants, to advance his station in life, to increase his holdings.

    He often purports to one thing but will do the exact opposite. He can never be trusted to be truthful. At seventeen, he decided that Elinor Dressin was going to be his wife. And although she was being courted at the time, he began his own courtship, knowing that her other beau, Harlan Knowles, would confront him.

    When that happened, acting stunned and injured, Elias challenged Harlan to a duel, allowing Harlan to select the weapons. Dueling was pure sport to Elias, and Harlan was not a man of weapons.

    Although Elias knew he could defeat Harlan, he let on publicly like he was against the duel idea. So convincing, even those who knew him, believed him. So, in order to eliminate the competition, he lay in wait for Harlan. The secluded area was perfect. When the man crossed the bridge, Elias sprang from hiding and slammed him in the head with a rock and then shoved the lifeless body to the rocks below. The following day he went to Elinor complaining that he had waited an hour past the time Harlan was to show, he never did.  Though she did not believe him, she saw in him a man that would get what he was after, and as his wife, so would she. They were married and before the year was out Benjamin was born.

    Elinor Steelgrave

    Age: Mid 50's

    Elinor Steelgrave is a handsome woman in her sixties. She is very petite, almost delicate looking, but her appearance disguises a spine of steel. In demeanor, she is invariably polite in a condescending manner. She is highly intelligent. Like Elias, Elinor manages the family with an iron fist. This steel is applied in her business dealings as well.


    Benjamin ‘Ben’ Steelgrave 39, 1836
    Benjamin Steelgrave is the eldest son and his father’s right-hand man when his mother allows him to be. Along with his wife, Nona, and two young sons, he has moved to the new ranch in Whitefish. Benjamin would be considered a gentleman rancher as he has no inclination to actually work the range. He is a rather handsome and elegant man who, like his mother, has a somewhat condescending air when he speaks. He is not unintelligent, but he is not the brains of the family.

    Clayton ‘Clay’ Steelgrave 34, 1841

    Clayton is employed as the foreman of Evergreen Ranch, the Steelgraves’ ranch in Whitefish. He is the family member that is least interested in perpetuating the feud with the Thorntons. He has longed for a ranch to work and, under other circumstances, would have likely gone on the drift. He is generally good with horses, cattle, and people. He enjoys working and playing hard. Clayton is also good-natured, usually quick to smile and laugh. Despite the fact that Shade Thornton killed his younger brother, he would like to see the feud ended.
    He is married to Janet Redmond and they have four children (two boys, two girls).

    Zeke Steelgrave 32, 1843
    Zeke has taken over the management of most of the Steelgrave’s non-ranching business interests. Of course, he answers to Elinor when it comes to business decisions, but as he has a very keen business sense, she does not interfere often. Zeke, like his elder sibling and mother, loathes everything Thornton and does not bother to disguise it. He is also cunning enough to interfere with the Thorntons’ various business interests without being overt or having it easily traced to him.

    Calvin Steelgrave (deceased, a. 22 at TOD)
    Calvin “Cal” Steelgrave was spoiled, arrogant, and truly psychotic. He was the family hellion and used to getting what he wanted or taking it if there was resistance, women included. He also considered himself as good a gunfighter as any that’d ever been born. While carousing with his brothers in Missoula, he spotted Regina Cantrell being escorted by her future brother-in-law, seventeen-year-old Shade Thornton. He caught her coming out of a store and tried to drag her into an alley and assault her. Shade heard the struggle and beat Calvin severely, even though he was younger and less experienced. A few hours later, Calvin lay in wait, intending to shoot Regina. Instead, Shade killed him.


    Leah Steelgrave 26, 1849
    Leah is a lovely and pampered young woman with a nasty streak where men are concerned. And likely the deadliest of the clan. She seems to enjoy luring them into her web and then crying foul, forcing her brothers to send them packing, usually not very gently. Most men call her bewitching. Those that have been caught in her trap and survived, call her a witch, and worse.

    Other Family
    None that have survived to this point.


    Other than immediate family, to be determined during gameplay. Likely to be few.

    Shade Thornton. Any that attempt to stand against the Steelgraves, or the Evergreen Ranch.

    Others to be determined during gameplay.

  • Timeline

    1837 to 1847 (age: Birth - 10)

    Once in school some of his future traits began to be displayed. Of course being the child of a rich family didn’t help.

    1848 to 1851 (age 11 to 14)

    Case was beginning to display his cruelty to others with continual fights and disobedience to his teacher. The final straw came after his fourteenth birthday when he wore the brand new gun and holster his father had gotten him to school and threatened the teacher. He was removed by force and delivered to his home with the message he would not be welcome back. The result of reading dime novels. He began developing an insatiable interest in gambling.

    1855 (age 18)

    Having run away to Texas, Case Steelgrave began his career as a professional gambler, as well as his rise as a gunfighter. There were several stand up fights where the competition was dispatched quickly. Some were not close to him in ability, but he had goaded them into it and allowed them to pull their gun first.

    1857 (age 20)

    His reputation continued to grow. He was beginning to be compared to Dallas Stoudenmire and Cullen Baker, though he would never face either. He was busy with the life of a gambler who would kill at the drop of the wrong word. He was then recruited as a gun for hire. The newspaper method was developed.

    1858 (age 21)

    Case took the first of two wives, a saloon girl by the name of Gayal Dorset. She was an asset to his gambling and fulfilled his needs. Finding out she had cheated on him, he whisked her off to Mexico on a supposed vacation. He returned without her stating she had left him. many suspected Gayal was in a shallow grave somewhere.

    1859 to 1869 (age 22 to 32)

    Not much changed for Case, with the exception of the 1861 marriage to Elsie Carpenter, and the 1862 murder of his brother Calvin. This marriage lasted for five years. Lasted until her continual use of Laudanum (tincture of opium) turned volatile with loud knock-down drag-out fights almost the order of the day. When Elsie pulled a pistol on him, a bullet cut a furrow across his right arm, he shot and killed her. The killing was ruled as self-defense. With that, Case cleared out of Texas and headed for Evergreen Ranch and the family.

    1871 to 1875 (age 34 to 38)

    He was well received and brought back into the fold which was rustling cattle, burning homesteads and killing nesters. Ever expanding the Steelgraves holdings. And to ensure that they were not apprehended, Case was installed as town Marshall of Whitefish. He was also on the prowl for any of the Thorntons, especially Shade! And, he still was able to pursue anything that turns up in the El Paso paper.

  • Character Notes

    General Notes

    Education Details: Ninth grade.

    Languages Spoken:
    English, Spanish.

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