Next up is a character that was initially created in a Ravenloft campaign called the Masque of the Red Death and played for 14 years before I was allowed to use him for this story. Huilliam Shylocke was created and played by Mason Evans. I found the idea of a terrorist evolving into a hero to be quite fun and fascinating.
“As the steam cleared, a man appeared in the entry. Wearing a bowler hat, he was dressed in a neatly pressed suit, the kind you only see on high priced lawyers. He appeared to be in his mid-forties. His hair was done very nicely, as he had some form of oil mixed into the black strands to give it a rough shape. His forehead was imposing, almost square, and was accentuated by a few wrinkles that revealed his age. However, his most striking feature was a bushy handlebar mustache that grew outwards to small points resembling a bicycle’s handlebars. He descended down the steps carrying a large carpet bag as he greeted Dante with a slight nod. To his friends, he was known as Huilliam Shylocke. To his enemies, he was known merely as “that bastard.(Chapter 8)
Cody Polston is an author, historian and ghost investigator. He is the author of multiple books on history and paranormal topics. He was the host and producer of the popular podcast Ecto Radio and a writer for Ghosthunter X magazine. He is one of the founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association and has been investigating paranormal claims since 1985.
In the 1990's several other ghost hunting groups gave him the moniker the "Hitman" due to his involvement in "debunking" several well known haunted locations in Texas. Although the nickname was intended to be a negative insult, Cody adopted the nickname and began using in on his podcasts and other media venues.