- Artwork by Jeshields. www.Patreon.com/Jeshields
Always fascinated by magic, Gavin as a kid would watch performers, try to figure out their tricks, and develop ones of his own. This also started his love of acting, and he found that he could disappear into the roles he was playing. His studies of more serious magic led him to meeting Magdalena Gonzalez, who in turn introduced him to Thaddeus Woodward and his group of treasure hunters. For him, it is the thrill of the caper that makes it interesting.
Born and raised in a small Texas town, Vaughn played football and worked in his family's auto shop. It was at a race that he met Linh Soung, who appreciated his mechanical aptitude as much as he respected her skill behind the wheel. She also introduced him to Thaddeus and other friends who were interested in treasure hunting. He sees himself as a protector of his associates.
From a young age, Linh developed a love of fast cars. She attended street races in which her older brothers competed, and sat behind the wheel before she was old enough to do so legally. It was during a race that she befriended Vaughn Adkisson, who was a skilled mechanic, and in the aftermath of a police raid that she met Thaddeus Woodward, who argued that she could use her abilities for a higher purpose. As long as she can show off a little, she's happy.
Growing up in urban Chicago, Thaddeus split his time between the church, where his father was the preacher and his mom led the choir, and the streets, where many of his friends spent their days. He realized that many people were missing a certain spiritual element in their lives, and decided to help others find it. To that end he formed his band of treasure hunters, of whom he sees himself as the leader.
Raised in rural New Mexico, Magdalena spent a lot of time with her grandmother, who was a bruja. From her she learned the basic elements of magic, and after high school she sought to learn more about other cultures and their traditions. That is what led her to meet Thaddeus Woodward, who shared her interest in the spiritual aspects of the world. For her, treasure hunting is the path to knowledge beyond what she can learn from classes and textbooks.