Name: Malcolm King
Real Name: Unknown
Birth place: Toreth
Age sent to the Desert Land: 30
Crime committed: Unknown
Body Type: Muscular
Facial features: Trimmed beard.
Weapon of Choice: Revolver.
Philosophy: “There ain’t no hope for us, Dray. We’ll die here, one way or another.”
Matthew: Malcolm King, how are you?
King: Still alive, ain’t I?
Matthew: Fair enough. How’s the Desert Land treating you?
King: Not bad. It’s got good whiskey ‘n good women. Can’t complain.
Matthew: Your ally Drayaden said it’s a place that steals your soul.
King: Oh Dray – kid can never relax. Sumptin’s wrong with ‘em. Too dark and broodin’ fer me.
Matthew: So it isn’t true?
King: Nah. He gotta point. This place feeds off ya. If ya aren’t crazy before you get off the train, ya certainly will be after.
*Malcolm lights a cigarette and takes a big swig of whiskey*
King: What else ya wanna know?
Matthew: Is Malcolm King your real name?
King: No. We don’t talk ‘bout our past here.
Matthew: When did you arrive on the Desert Land?
King: Eight years ago.
Matthew: What crime—
King: Gonna stop ya right there. First rule of the Desert Land, pal: don’t ask what someone did. Never ends well, I tell ya that.
*Malcolm downs his glass of whiskey and pours in some more*
Matthew: Are you drunk right now?
King: No, but I will be soon. So if ya got any more questions ya better ask ‘em now.
Matthew: So you’re accompanying Drayaden to the town of Joshua. Why?
King: I gotta know.
Matthew: Gotta know what?
King: How he dodged my bullet. Now if you’ll excuse me, there are some women at the bar that need my attention.
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