On the outside, Elliot seems the proper gentleman, the very definition of southern man. He is polite, respectful, and easy going. However he is also very driven and stern when needs arise, as often does upon his ranch. However, beneath the surface lies the true Elliot, a deviant, slightly sadistic man who enjoys seeing others in the throes of pleasure and pain. . Appearance:
Elliot is everything you think of a rancher, tall, muscular, and tanned. He sports close cut black hair and a a well trimmed mustache. Typically seen wearing a leather vest, a long sleeved shirt and jeans over his boots, topped with his favorite black hat.Sexual Preference:
StraightPosition In Town:
Rancher. Elliot oversees the Merchant ranch outside of town, a prime source of meat, leather, and horses to those willing to pay. The day to day is handled by his daughter, whom he is grooming to take over. He keeps small residents in town, as he spends a lot of time selling his product.Face Claim:
See player O/OHistory:
An excerpt from the diary of Elliot Merchant.These newcomers are a special brand of stupid it seems. Fist they have the gall to mock my vest, claiming it was made of inferior leather, and then turn around and praise the saddles for their craftsmen ship. Obviously they donít understand both items come from the same stock. Who do they think stocks the town with leather and meat. If not for this ranch, things would have been harder. But like my daddy and his daddy before him, Merchant Ranch isnít going anywhere.
Elliot is the eldest son of the Merchant family, a family whose station in town has been secured for quite some time now due to their large ranch outside of town. Though the family had amassed a small fortune off their cows and horses, Elliot grew up with hard labor, performing chores around the ranch to help run the family business. On the surface, it seemed as though his father was grooming him to run the place one day, but the truth was a bit darker. His father liked to see the young boy in pan, saying it was good for character, though it was more like because the old man enjoyed seeing everyone in pain.
Years later, after his father had passed, Elliot had taken over day to day operations of the ranch, his then wife gave birth to their daughter, though she perished during childbirth, leaving Elliot to fend on his own with the newborn and the ranch. He started hiring more hands to help around to spend time with his daughter until she was of age to start helping around as well. His daughter is the most precious thing to him, and he will allow no harm to come to her, though many in the town suspect she is sleeping with the help now that she has reached adulthood herself.
When war broke out, Elliot retreated to the ranch, not willing to fight for either side. At this time he was made a bit of an outlaw, putting his training with his rifle and handgun to good use when soldiers from wither side tried to come marching through. Both sides of the war wanted him tried and hanged, however, the town sheriff and madam came to his aid, protecting him, mostly due to the money and resources his ranch brought in.
Elliot now spends most of his time in town, both out of business and protection. His daughter physically runs the ranch, while he runs the business end.