Galihvi Wesa was “asked” by his chief to help fight off a war party that had been making attacks against his people. He was partnered with his childhood rival Dalonige Soquili (Yellow Horse). Unfortunately these two had been rivals since their coming of age ceremonies. They both chose different paths, one traditional, the other more modern. This conflict also mirrored other issues they had with each other. Chandrika.
Chandrika was the daughter of the tribes most skillful hunter, Atul. All thre of them grew up happily in their tribe. It wasn’t until their twelfth spring, when Chandrika was abducted by U`tlûñ’ta (Spearfinger). This was to set in motion a precedent, where the two boys were pitted against each other in what should have been a common goal. Galihvi was the one to find Chandrika, dead at the hands of the dread ogress. Dalonge and Atul both blamed her death on him (mainly beacuse they were both traditionalists and didn’t approve of his modern ways).
Galihvi spent the next four years in seclusion within his tribe. His only allies were the Chief Dhiren, his own mother Hala and his uncle Chinmay. It wasn’t until his sixteenth year when he was charged with fending off attacks by a rival tribes war party. Again he and Dalonige Soquili were teamed up with each other to eradicate these attackers!
As they headed away from their tribe, they found themselves in the company of Wayaha (Coyote). As usual, Wayaha lead the two youths on a wild and chaotic chase across the countryside. Eventually finding themselves far away from familiar territories and deep in enemy lands. In the middle of the night, under a moonless sky, they find an illuminated arroyo giving off a hellish light!
Galihvi got off of his horse and snuck up quietly to the top of the lit arroyo. Dalonige decided to go and “count coup.” This ended up providing an excellent distraction for him. He sees down into the bottom of the arroyo, that there is a camp site set up there with a huge bonfire burning there with something foul cooking over it… While looking down into the camp, he saw that there were three enemy tribesmen firing off down the arroyo canyon floor. Most probably at Dalonige!
When Galihvi saw this, he opened fire upon the enemy braves below. He quickly shot and killed two of them, the third was another story… After he had dispatched the braves, he went down into the camp to see if his rival was still alive or not. He quickly discovered Dalonige’s bullet riddled body along the arroyo floor as he’s going into the camp. When he gets into the camp and discovers something else entirely. The enemy braves had been cooking a human carcass over the fire and consuming it. In doing this, they were able to acquire greater powers, along with madness. It was during the inspection of the slain braves that he discovered some of their superhuman powers.
It was when he was inspecting the brave he had had to shoot three times just to put him down that he discovered that he wasn’t dead! The brave attacked him and he found himself in a life and death conflict with the dead brave. He was heald in a death hold on the brave, trying to stave off his attack, when the enemy brave’s head was shot in half by someone up above! After which, there came a yell from above telling him to “hold down the brave.” He did.
A few minutes later, a white soldier from Indian Affairs appeared in the campsite, carrying a strange collection of equipment, a small black cauldron amongst it. When this soldier got there, he went directly to the campfire and started cooking “something” in it. He would later discover that it was tallow. After it had been “cooked”, he brought it over to the “dead” brave that Galihvi still held down. As soon as the soldier approaches with the tallow, the dead brave “wakes up” and proceeds to fight again against his being held down.
After this, the soldier introduces himself as Captain Jack Carter.