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Aron Brightland aka Deadeye Brightland is a prominent member of the Exiles. Aron "Deadeye" Brightland is an infamous Exile gun-for-hire that made a name for himself in the wild, unmapped regions of space beyond the Fringe. Though he is the last living descendant of the famed Exile hero who led the first rebellion against the Cassians, he is no rebel leader - but rather a steely-eyed gunman with a grim sense of humor. Hoping to leave his former life behind, Brightiand has journeyed across the stars with the Exiles to make a fresh start.
Deadeye Brightland looks older than his forty-two years, but remains spry as a man half his age. Lean and quick Deadeye relies on his well-honed skills as a gunslinger in any fight and dresses the part. He usually complements his spacer's attire with a battered, broad-brimmed hat that shades his eyes, one of which is milky white - a gift from a Marauder captain Brightland hopes to repay one day.
Though he is a direct descendant of the Exile hero Serrick Brightland - the military commander who led the rebellion against the Dominion - by the time Deadeye Brightland was born almost all of the famous family line was gone. Many had died in service to their fellow Exiles in the ongoing conflict with the Dominion, while others fell victim to dangerous, less glamorous work on the aging ships of the Exile Fleet. His mother died in childbirth, and a few days after Aron's fifth birthday, his father was killed when the hull of a starship unexpectedly ruptured. This left young Aron, the last Brightland, an only child - and one who had to raise himself, getting by as a vermin hunter on the older ships and becoming famous for his "deadeye" aim. During this time, Aron befriended one of the half-wild mutts that ran free in many of the aging starships of the Fleet and named him Grim.
Having survived on his hunting skills to reach adulthood, perhaps it was only natural. Deadeye Brightiand would seek to tackle more dangerous prey as a bounty hunter when he came of age. Bounty hunters were tolerated as a necessary evil on a Fleet where the lawmen were few and far between, and in no time at all he earned a reputation as a deadly gunslinger that always got his man.
But after a fight with the Marauder Captain Thokov cost him an eye (and gave him the nickname "Deadeye" for good), he opted to leave the scarred, milky ruin "as a reminder not to be so damned stupid next time" and swore he would never again attempt to bring in a target alive. He became feared by the criminal underworld, while tales of his deadly deeds spread throughout the Exile Fleet and beyond to the greater galaxy.
Rumor has it that Deadeye Brightiand has recently decided to hang up his guns and make a new life for himself - and his new wife Sadie - on the planet Nexus.
Deadeye with Grim