Backstory: Parents Father- Her father was the famous Major John Shepard, an investigator and spy, who served in the Union Army, during the American Civil War During the early months of the Civil War, Rachel’s father spied for The Order on Confederate forces in Virginia. After countless operations, he returned to Washington, D.C., with information that the War Department evidently found valuable enough to raise him to the rank of Colonel. As Provost Marshal of Washington, D.C., from September 12, 1862, to November 7, 1863, John Shepard ran the National Detective Bureau also sometimes known as the "National Detective Police Department." He was appointed colonel of D.C. Cavalry, May 5, 1863 working alongside Allan Quatermain, an advisor to the Secretary of War on European Military Affairs and fellow member of The Order. Shepard also personally served on President Abraham Lincoln’s security detail in the aftermath of his failed assassination on April 14, 1865, while attending a play at the Ford's Theatre. Within two days of the attempted assassination in Washington, Order agents in Maryland led by Shepard made four arrests and had the names of twenty seven more conspirators, including the attempted assassin John Wilkes Booth. Before the month was out, Booth along with David Herold were found holed up in a barn and Booth was himself shot and killed by Henry A. Quatermain the son of Allan Quatermain . Shepard received a generous share of the $100,000 reward offered to the person who apprehended the president's killer with the younger Qurtermain receiving an appointment to West Point. Mother- Her mother Eleanor Hellen Shepard née Grey was born 1826 to the wealthy British merchant James Charles Stuart Grey and Elizabeth Buckley , Eleanor was raised in a comfortable and privileged environment. Eleanor’s father owned Nootka Sound, a vital trading post and landing ground on the Pacific north-west coast of the Americas, in what was formerly Spanish America. Her father inherited this plot of land from his father, Albert George Grey, to the displeasure of the East India Company that needed that point of the coast for their own naval trade. After her father disappeared in 1837, Eleanor was cared for and brought up by her mother and the family’s butler Harry Palmer, whom her father had been friends with since childhood. Shrewd by nature, Eleanor noticed the contrasts present within the society she lived in and, at the age of fifteen, resolved to act against this injustice. Following an attempt to rescue a man from enslavement in Saint Denis, she met her first member of the Order Harold Quatermain, who was impressed by her dedication to pursuing freedom. He decided to take Eleanor under his wing, training her to become an official member of the Order. Eleanor subsequently grew into her role as a member of the Order, fighting to defend the oppressed slaves of Lemoyne. At the age of eighteen, she became aware of a slave trafficking enterprise being run in New Orleans by a high-ranking member of a secret criminal cabal called the Black Hand, known only as the "Whisperer". Hunting down several of his subordinates, Eleanor sought to shut down the Black Hand’s operations and eventually discovered the slaves' destination, a work camp on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. After she liberated said slave community from Black Hand influence, procuring a valuable ledger in the process, Eleanor returned to Saint Denis to resume her hunt for the Whisperer. Several years later, she journeyed to San Francisco to pursue a lead that would allow her to uncover the Whisperer's true identity. Working with a local member of the Order named John Shepard. After she completed the mission in San Francisco and another two years of pursuing the Whisperer's henchmen through the West of the United States avenging her father’s murder in the process she married Shepard in a small ceremony giving birth to a baby girl on March 14th, 1856, in San Francisco named Rachel Natalie Shepard. Early Life- Born on March 14th, 1856, in San Francisco, Rachel Natalie Shepard is the daughter of John Shepard and Eleanor H. Shepard. Due to her parents' travels and the eventual Civil War, she was raised by her grandmother Elizabeth and her butler Harry Palmer in New York until the age of eight, after which she was trained by her Mother, Eleanor H. Harlow, in the ways of the Order. Rachel relished in her mother's lessons and specialized in planning and research on the Order, and the Black Hand. In her teenage years, Rachel used her skills to spy upon Eleanor and her many famous friends especially conversations about the Order and would relay this information to her friend Henry Quatermain whose father Allan Quatermain was the leader of the American Branch of the Order which later helped form the Republic of America. Under the tutelage of her Mother, Rachel went on to become one of the youngest members to ever be inducted into the Order. As an Agent-in-training, she was assigned to work with the more senior Henry Quatermain in multiple operations around the world. The two ended up developing a strong operational connection, which over time evolved into a very close relationship. Rachel is a very strong-willed woman, skilled in combat and fiercely loyal to the Order. Early in her career as an Agent of the Order, Rachel assassinated her first target, a member of the Black Hand subsidiary the Chao Triad in the Chinese City of Shanghai. With the restructuring in 1882 of the ROA Secret Service Rachel was naturally selected due to her vitally needed skill set and to further her loyal duty to the Republic of America and furthermore the Order. As a Secret Service Special Agent and trained member of The Order she has mastered the art of stealth, being able to terminate multiple enemies in the same area one at a time and sneak up on almost anybody and quietly neutralize them with lethal or non-lethal weapons, Rachel is able to assassinate or capture her targets skillfully and stealthily. Efficient in tradecraft like surveillance, pickpocketing, and lockpicking she also excels at masking her presence, to such an extent that guards are unable to notice her remaining still sometimes hours at a time. A skilled climber, she is able to instantly scale buildings, as well as natural elements - including trees - with relative ease, as such she was able to transverse over and under several obstacles as well as moving terrains. Additionally she is a capable swimmer. As the carrying of weapons openly would comprise most of her missions and cover, she relied on an arsenal of hidden tools, much like her partner for the majority of her time in the Order and later Secret Service career. Rachel was capable of using custom weapons like a hidden knife, a cane-sword, a Kukri, firearms, brass knuckles, throwing knives, smoke bombs and firecrackers. Her bracelet on her wrist was also equipped with a first of its kind functioning short wave radio like device built in, a rope launcher, allowing her to scale buildings quickly as well as create ziplines, it could also fire hallucinogenic, sedative, and tracking darts, and included a retractable knife and revolver. While her partner Henry Quatermain specialized in brutal and straightforward weaponry from his time in the Army like the use of explosives, specialized vehicles, and about every firearm available, Rachel's stealthy nature led her to prefer more subtle tools like melee weapons, handguns, throwing knives, and scoped rifles. She was especially proficient with the latter, by carrying a larger amount of longer range weapons on operations and hitting targets at a greater range than even Quatermain, a trained Army Sniper.