Lawless and wild, Bardwell
is ruled by an ever-shifting collection of ruthless, murderous, and dishonest men—the Big Guns
—who cow the town's residents into submission. While this would typically pose a threat to obstinate citizens, these men spend the majority of their short lives killing and cheating one another in an effort to remain in charge, predominantly forgetting the people they desire to govern. The people of Bardwell
have yet to bring this obvious trend to light, seemingly accepting the powerful protection while relishing in near-complete freedom.
There are only three laws
a man must follow in Bardwell
"Don't kill what ain't yours. Don't steal what ain't yours. Don't fuck what ain't yours."
While many outsiders assume Bardwell
to be barbaric, murder rarely happens
outside of Big Guns
business. A town working surreptitiously off of its citizens' profound abilities to tolerate violence, gunning
is a crime punishable by death. Executions can be performed by "any man with good aim"