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Billy Holme
Billy Holme
Name: William 'Billy' Holme
Status: Deceased
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Religion: Unknown (Likely Christian)
Residence(s): Old West
  • Most likely Texas
Affiliation: Flag of the United States United States of America
Profession: Sheriff (current)

Fort Laramie Quartermaster (former) U.S. Military Officer (former)

Voiced by: Phil Hayes
Games: The Warchiefs
First game: The Warchiefs
Last game: The Warchiefs
Holme
Sheriff Holme
First AppearanceThe WarChiefs
Explorer
Age AvailableDiscovery Age
Base Hit Points900
Training Limit1
Speed5
Resists40% vs. Melee
Melee Damage28
Range Damage40
Range16
Siege Damage28
Siege Range6
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William 'Billy' Holme is a character featured in the campaign for The WarChiefs. He is first assigned to protect Chayton Black from the Sioux, but he is later promoted to the title of sheriff. He is voiced by Phil Hayes and is named after Kevin "The Sheriff" Holme, a veteran game developer of Ensemble Studios.

Biography Edit

"Sworn to preserve and protect, Sheriff Holme sees this territory as a land of conflict and opportunity. He's a survivor - a tour of duty during the Civil War has given him a gruff, sometimes jesting, view of life. With his long-time friend Chayton by his side, Holme is not a man to let events simply unfold for themselves."

Billy Holme was a hardened Civil War veteran on the Union side who later became quartermaster of Fort Laramie. After Chayton Black first meets him, they protect miners and settlers from Sioux raids successfully over the length of a year before parting ways. Ten years later, Chayton meets again with Holme (now a sheriff), who has discovered gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota and offers Chayton a partnership in the mine. When the Americans claim this gold, tensions between the Sioux and American settlers erupt after the miners continue to invade Sioux lands to strip them of their resources. At first, Chayton allies with Holme, but, when Holme asks Chayton to raid a Sioux village and kill even women and children, Chayton refuses after realizing that his old friend has become corrupt and leads an attack on Holme's Base. Holme flees, and Chayton searches for him with the help of native Sioux who discover him in a cave. After killing his team of bandits armed with gatling guns, Chayton tries to convince Holme to stop attacking the Sioux villages (he had explained to Colonel Custer that it was Holme and not the Sioux that had begun the attacks), but Holme refuses and tries to kill Chayton with a quick shot from his pistol. Chayton draws his gun more quickly, however, and shoots the aging sheriff. Mortally wounded, Holme stumbles backwards into some powder kegs before falling with them down a mine shaft, where said kegs explode. Chayton expresses disappointment at his former friend's decision and slowly walks away from the smoking hole.

Personality Edit

As an American Civil War veteran, Sheriff Holme sees unsettled American territory as land of conflict and opportunity, and this has given him a gruff, sometimes jest, view of life. This eventually leads him into a conflict with Chayton over the proper use of force against others. He eventually lets his greed get the better of him, however, and is shown to be uncaring about others when it comes to money-making. He even tells Chayton in their final confrontation that he would have cruelly killed U.S. settlers in place of Native Americans if they had claim to the territory instead.

In the game, Holme wields a pistol and a rifle and can train Outlaw Riflemen but has no special attacks.

TriviaEdit

  • Holme is shown to carry a rifle on his back, but it is never used. He uses his revolver in combat instead.

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