HistoryGavin grew up in Orphanage Boarding House #12, better known as Smith's Home for Wayward Boys. His surname was applied for taxation purposes, holding no relationship to any other known Dearborn. He was orphaned at the age of five, and was unable to recall memories of a time where he had a mother or father. Growing up, he tried his hand at several trades, taking up apprenticeship wherever it was offered. Surprisingly, he was a prodigy in every profession he tried, which pleased some master craftsmen and enraged others. Nothing seemed to hold his interest, but Headmaster Theodore Smith always accepted Gavin back into the Home whenever an apprenticeship eventually failed. On Gavin's sixteenth birthday, Headmaster Smith revealed to the young man that he had been a Captain in the Overdale military, hoping the news would help to steer the boy in some solid direction and bring order to his life. The revelation took hold, and Gavin threw himself into the academics of war as well as the physical demands of combat. After he learned all he could with the ex-Captain, he signed up for service, falsifying his age to meet the requirement. A few months later, Gavin had shown near-unlimited potential, succeeding in any problem he has been pitted against. Gavin was chosen for Captain Chaden Tenbolt's pet project, which would be later formerly recognized as the Crimson Shield. Show spoiler
As the team's field officer, the Crimson Shield were successful in several campaigns, up until Una, Jadzia, and Fie disobeyed direct orders to bring Sergeant Baker's ditch-diggers into combat against the Elves to explode the experimental Warforged Titan. At that point, Gavin sacrificed his own life in order to be certain the explosive destroyed the Titan, as demanded by Commander Patrick Grace. His last words were to order Marcus, Aralove, and Baker's men into a retreat as the detonation vaporized him. He was seventeen when he died, his eighteenth birthday would have fallen on the most recent Tournament of Champions.