Deadlands Reloaded: The Weird West
Bayou Vermillion Railroad
Bayou Vermilion is run by a wealthy New Orleans merchant of Haitian descent, Baron Simone LaCroix. The public doesn’t know much about the reclusive LaCroix. The Baron’s hermit-like behavior has led to all types of wild stories, including some that claim he dabbles in the black arts. It isn’t even known where he gets his baronial title from, but he insists he be addressed as such by his employees.
Bayou Vermillion’s expansion slowed considerably after arriving in Tombstone, Arizona. The local Apache tribes, who see his workers in the isolated outlands, revile Bayou Veimillion. They destroy the railroad’s work every chance they get, usually taking a few valuable workers and hired guns out as well. This has forced the redeployment of guards and work crews along the length of the railroad. B.V.’s glassy-eyed guards are not particularly observant, but dangerous and difficult to put down in a fair fight.