Skin: Fair due to living in the city. Easily tans.
Body Type: Slender
Is stronger than she looks (i.e. able to take on some physical activities due to her adaptable nature).
Traits & Characteristics
Strengths and Weakness (depending on the situation)
Has written for several east coast magazine, newspapers and periodicals about life in San Francisco.
Can use (and is not afraid to) a derringer pistol (mainly for self-defence purposes).
Aliases / Nicknames
Current: San Francisco
Kith & Kin
Grandfather: Ishmael Thornton (deceased)
Uncle: John Caleb Thornton (deceased)
Cousin: Shade Thornton
Her parents (Robert and Isabelle) and siblings (older brother Joseph and younger brother Harvey) are still alive - they live and work in San Francisco.
Born to Robert and Isabelle Thornton in Philadelphia. She is the second of three children born to the couple. Her father was one of the younger sons of Ishmael Thornton and brother to John Caleb Thornton (Shade's father).
Her family moves to San Francisco. On the way west, they visit John Caleb and his family.
Marries George Carlton, a young and upcoming lawyer. The marriage is relatively happy, even though she is unsure if she really loves her husband.
George Carlton is killed in a riding accident and leaves Sarah a small inheritance. With the help and advice of friends, Sarah invests the money in real estate and other businesses. The result is a modest income to support herself and live comfortably.
1865 - 1875
Sarah continues to live in San Francisco and at some point reverts back to her maiden name, as she feels that being label as a widow is cumbersome (however, she still uses her married name when necessary). She also starts writing articles for eastern magazines and newspapers about life in San Francisco as a way to earn extra income.
Popular and socially active, she has rejected a number of proposals and doesn't see the point in marrying as she is self-sufficient.
After finding out about a prominent San Francisco family's secret, she is given the choice to leave San Francisco or be financially and socially ruined. It is also implied that her family would be affected or in danger if she chooses to remain.
Mature Content: No
With: Sarah Thornton Location: San Francisco When: Late September 1875 Time of Day: Morning
Looking up at the clock, Sarah Thornton noted the time. It wouldn't be much longer and she would be leaving San Francisco for good. Maybe she could come back here one today but that was a bit of wishful thinking. There were too many people who wanted her gone.
Earlier that morning she had said her final goodbyes to her father and mother. They hadn't pressed her any further on why she had to go but her father had requested that she go on mission for him. Initially, she had no real plans except to get on the train and go east until she found a place she liked the sound of. Her father's request now gave her a purpose, at least in the short term.
Watching the other passengers milling around on the train platform, she thought about why she was here. It had all started out innocently - another man vying for her attention and perhaps her hand in marriage. When she stumbled upon his family's secret by accident, she had thought nothing of it until she realised she had learned too much. The man, maybe because of his attraction to her, had given her the option to leave or stay. The implications in staying were made very clear to her and so she took the option of going.
Thankfully, the man and his family had given her a couple of weeks to get her affairs in order. She was able to sell her most of her property, including the house she had lived in the last few years and most of her belongings. What she didn't give to her parents or her brothers, was in the trunk that was now on board the train, along with a few items of clothing. In her valise, she had a couple changes of clothing and toiletries for the trip along with personal papers including a large bank draft.
For the next few minutes, she made her way onto the train and into the private compartment she had booked. Now that she knew where she was going, she wanted it to be as comfortable as possible. This was the beginning of a very long trip and she had no idea where it would end up.
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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