Wesley the Huntsman
Short Bio ---
His birthplace is as mysterious as the search for his father is. Left with a fragmented memory after a hunting accident at the age of 8, Wesley has little concrete memory of his childhood & parents and it has become his life-long pursuit to discover the truth.
Rescued by an isolated mountain man in Europe, whose income & trade lay with fur trading, the 8 year-old "Huntsman" wondered onto the man's property, badly injured from a fall he had little memory of. Through several years of searching his memory and nightmares, the boy was able to piece together that he had saved a man (he presumed was his father) by distracting a bear, in which the father had earlier tried to save the boy from. An eroded cliff side gave way under the weight of the bear chasing the boy and beast & human fell to their deaths. Except, that the boy had somehow survived the fall, but fell deeper beyond the bear and into a hidden underground tunnel, where he would survive and find his way out---alone---several days later with a fragmented memory. His father would survive the bear attack, but failed to find his son in the hidden underground tunnel and---presuming the worse---moved on with his life.
The mountain man would raise the boy, already skilled in the longbow, and teach him the fur trade, survival skills, and how to scout & track, beyond the ability of a skilled hunter. With no memory of his first name, the boy was named "Wesley" by the mountain man. Wesley would always think about what his true identity and life was before the mountain man and when the old fur trader died of natural causes when Wesley was 15 years old, the Huntsman buried his only known parent and moved on, intent on discovering his past.
Using his skills as a fur trader and hunter, Wesley made a living for himself as he traveled Europe, following clues and facts to his past. His past, however, always stayed one step ahead of him.
Saving a noble family's son one day from a bear attack at the age of 15, Wesley started taking jobs for local noble families for hunting, fur trading, & scouting. Soon, his skills became renowned as various noble families relied on his tracking & scouting skills as an advance scout for their armies during times of war. Also, Wesley took nicely to taking jobs for the most powerful of noble families in Europe to find exotic fur trade animals, often times risking life & limb for animals of only the rarest kind.
By the time Wesley was 23 years old, he had traveled much of Europe in the search of exotic fur trade animals for the richest of nobles, had lead armies through secret mountain passes, & had taught even the most unteachable noble to hunt with a bow, earning him the title "Wesley the Huntsman". Still mostly a traveler, Wesley went here & there, using nobles' riches & connections to find a father and family that always seemed---most mysteriously---one more clue out of reach of discovering the truth.
Taking a stop-over at a local coastal tavern one day, Wesley assists Copperfox Amadeus & Giovanni Salzano the Traveling Mercenary on their journey. Soon thereafter, he joins their ranks in what would become "The Valiant Few". Wesley's only known motivation for this move, is to find meaning in an otherwise lonely and wide-ranging life style that took him all over Europe for other men's greed and thirst for wealth & power.
Now, with The Valiant Few, he would be making a difference in the world on his terms, not on the terms of coin & contracts. Although the search for his long lost father and family continued...
***Wesley's dealings with The Valiant Few can be found with the movies "Destiny," "Catalyst," 2017 Movie Teasers, and our 2018 "The Valiant Few And The Medallion of Secrets (Copperfox Edition)". Go to the Movies section under the Multimedia tab on this website's navigational bar.