Name: Bernard Griffin
Birth date: Neve 19, 1792
Age as of 1826:34
Bernard was born to a farmer on the Shivian-Killbraugha border. He was an aggressive and troublesome child and was often beaten by his father for misbehaving and he ran a few jobs for the Killer criminals known throughout the area. The 1790s were the height of Killer criminal activity and Bernard learned a lot from being one of their runners. His parents did not approve, but it brought in extra money they needed so they did not completely discourage him. He seemed to be a wanderlust child and at the age of fourteen joined the Shivian army as a drummer boy. He fought during the next three years of the First Shadow War and realized he had a gift for soldiering. He won a number of medals for bravery as well as the Shivian Cross of Honor for singlehandedly holding off a Shadow company at the Maltese Crossroads and ended the war with the rank of Major. He spent the next ten years serving a tour in the Killbraugha, spent three months in the Kanas Mountains to learn from the Korens, and spent two years on the Gargainian border before being sent to the Ignis Desert. He served with the Foreign Minister for a year or two before the Indariums revolted. He was promoted to the rank of colonel and was sent to the Wallegh district-one of the most rebellious districts in the Ignis Desert. Within a year, he had broken the Indarium revolt, converted many Indariums to Barisianity, and restored Shivian order. The next year he was sent to another Indarium district and met similar success. he was promoted to Brigadier General and received the Shivian Order of Paix Salam and was known as the Reformer of the Ignis.
In 1822, Bernard was sent to the Killbraugha with a Task Force to break the IFM. He came close to defeating them when he wounded Marcus Galloway during a firefight in 1824. However, he underestimated the Killer's resolve and was surprised to see the IFM spring back stronger than ever. Bernard turned to informers and created a complex and intricate spy ring that Marcus broke in 1828 during the Sunday Massacre. He was kept in the Killbraugha even after the Peace Treaty was sign and brutally suppressed all revolts regarding the voting restrictions. He was a tough warlord, but he kept the Killbraugha quiet for ten years and dodged a dozen or so assassination attempts. When the hostilities resumed in the 1840's Bernard returned to his old tactics and was grievously wounded in 1844, but survived to continue to be a thorn in the KLA's and IFM's side.