Gets his looks and colouring from his father's side.
Traits & Characteristics
Young and eager. He still has a lot to learn as he has only lived in a city.
Willing to learn
Loyal and hard working
Practical and supportive
Can be a little sensitive, especially where is brothers are concerned
Can be direct and honest (i.e. speaks his mind) when he's had a bit too much to drink
Just like his brothers, he is a bit of ladies man.
No previous employers.
Will be training as ranch hand at his first place of employment.
Two years of Yale college mainly in legal studies.
None - novice ranch hand
Aliases / Nicknames
Kith & Kin
Charles Albert Wentworth (an influential person in political and social circles in Washington D.C. i.e. the man behind the scenes pulling the strings). Hopes one day to have a son who will enter politics so that he gain more influence.
Rebecca Mary Wentworth (nee Martin)
Matthew Charles Wentworth (born 1840)
Michael Robert Wentworth (born 1843)
Samuel Martin Wentworth (born 1845)
Mary Alice Wentworth Barlow (born 1850)
May 1855 - September 1873
Spends his childhood living and going to school in Washington D.C. Idolises his brothers and their adventures during the Civil War and the following years. He is father's last hope of having a son become a lawyer and to enter politics. Is sent to study law at Yale.
September 1873 - August 1875
Studies law at Yale but dreams of joining up with his brothers. Eventually, gets the courage and instead of going back to college, heads outs west before his father finds out. Gets on the train and goes to North Platte, Nebraska, where his brother Sam lives and works. Both of them decide to go and join up with older brother, Mike in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.
Arrives in Kalispell and gets a job as a trainee ranch hand at Lost Lake Ranch.
Charlie went up to Shade, "Yes, Mr. Thornton and I would like to thank you for the opportunity. I may not know much about ranching, but I am willing to learn."
Stepping back to allow Mike to conclude his business with Shade, Charlie thought about how lucky he had been to land the first job he had gone for. Albeit, it was Mike who had done all the talking but he was okay with that. Mike had faith in him and faith that he could do the job, or he wouldn't have said anything. Now all he had to do was prove that faith was justified.
Looking around the house, Charlie thought about the meeting and especially about how surprised he was to see that girl Clara again. Hopefully, his work in the barn would mean that he would rarely come in contact with heras there was something about her ways that annoyed him. Even though, he knew he had behaved badly the other day, he didn't regret anything that he had said. He was of the opinion that the less he had to do with her the better.
The effects of his drinking was starting to wear off and Charlie was beginning to realise that he might have gone too far. Or maybe it was the fact that he was in trouble and his brothers would be seeing to it that it wouldn't happen again. Whatever it was, the fight in him had died. He still didn't like the girl and hopefully they wouldn't be crossing paths again for a long time.
He looked at Sam, "All right, I get the message. We might as well get this over and done with now."
As Sam loosened the grip on his brother's arm, Charlie stepped forward to address Clara, "My apologies, Miss Redmond for my behaviour. You can be assured that I won't be bothering you again."
Charlie smiled. He had to admit the kid showed some spunk.
"Really? Too bad they didn't teach you how not to gawk and I doubt that you could teach a dog to sit let alone a bunch of kids your age."
"I might have had a beer or two but not enough to see that you're too big for your boots."
Maybe it was the fact that he did have too much to drink and along with losing at poker, he was in the mood for a fight. Whatever it was, he didn't like young upstarts like this girl who tried to appear more important, or in her case more grown-up than she really was. In his opinion, she needed a good dose of reality and he would have no problem in giving it to her.
One of his habits when he was drunk was that he could be very direct and not afraid to say what he thought. Even though he hadn't had enough beer to hinder his judgement or his ability to stand on his own two feet, he was tipsy enough to not hide what he was thinking. He laughed at Clara's remark.
"If you're not child then what are you?" he asked in a slightly authoritative voice.
He then wagged his finger at her, "And don't tell me that you're a grown woman because I can tell you aren't that either."
Just as he finished speaking, another thought popped into his head, "Shouldn't you be in school or whatever it is they have around here for kids your age?"
Charlie walked out of the hotel and stumbled a little over the threshold. Standing to steady himself, he took a deep breath and noted that he should stop while he was ahead. Being left to his own devices was something he liked but at times like today, he enjoyed it just a tad too much.
After making a quick visit to his room to get more money, he was feeling good that he had managed to avoid Matt and there was no chance that he would be running into any of his other brothers as well. Mike had left earlier in the day to go to check out some work that was being offered at one of the ranches. He couldn't for the life of him, remember what the name of the ranch but it didn't matter as he had more pressing matters to get to. Sam was, God knows where...most probably chasing down that woman he had seen yesterday.
As he turned to head back to the Stardust Saloon, where he had been playing poker and drinking beer, he saw the girl looking in the window. For a moment, he wondered if brother Matt would approve of someone staring at the customers. By the way she was dressed, she was probably the daughter of some ranch hand or storekeeper and definitely not someone who would be staying here. Then again, he could be wrong but then again...
Going up to the girl, he cleared his throat, "You know the guests really don't like kids gawking at them while they go about their business."
As his horse slowly made its way up another hill, Charlie took a look around. Montana was certainly an interesting place with and had a uniqueness all of its own. He was not used to seeing so much open land with only a few homesteads along the way. Growing up in the city hadn't prepared him for how big it was out here.
They had left Virginia City a little over a week ago and had been following various trails that were heading north to Helena. From there it would only be short ride to Kalispell. It would be good to have a break from all of this riding, he thought as his horse reached the hill's summit.
Going down the hill, his horse continued to follow the two up ahead. Charlie could hear Sam and Mike arguing over whether or not to telegram Matt when they got to Helena. He could understand Mike's point of view as he didn't like surprises either and their arrival would be that. Sam was arguing that if they just turned up, Matt would have to just accept the fact that they were there, and it was too late for them to go back since winter would be not long off.
To Charlie, the argument was a bit on the silly side. They were still going to Kalispell no matter what. Matt would say something and then be okay with it, just like Mike and Sam had done. Family was important and supporting each other was part of it. All three of his older brothers knew and understood why he wanted to get out from under their father's control. In a way, it was inevitable, and Mike had told them that Matt knew it was. So their arrival would probably not be unexpected but more of inconvenience.
Matt was a kind of mystery to him. He knew that his brother was a businessman who had bought a lot of places in the past, only to move on after a few months. He hoped that Matt was planning to hang around Kalispell for a lot longer than usual. Having the opportunity to get know Matt and his other brothers was something he was looking forward to. As the youngest he had always admired his brothers and wondered at the stories they would tell of their adventures. He wanted to be a part of their lives just as much as he wanted them to be a part of his.
A signal from Mike, indicated that he had found a place for them to rest overnight. Charlie gently kicked his horse as he and his brothers made their way to the site.
Sagas of the WIld West is a roleplaying game set in a fictionalized version of the town of Kalispell in Montana territory. Our stories begin in 1875 and are set against the backdrop of actual historical events.Sagas was inspired by the classic television and movie westerns. Our focus is on writing, storytelling and character development.
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