Steven Deville, the brother of the 8th Earl of Montcliff, set out to America to make his mark on the world. Upon marring the sole proprietor of a saloon things went from bad to worst. When the bandits rolled into town, his wife was laid up in bed with bullet wounds, he was left to defend her and their child. When the gun smoke cleared there was bodies on the ground. While Steven and his wife laid dead, the bandits took what the wanted and set fire to the rest. They rolled out of town with one extra, the child that was destined to be the 9th Earl of Montcliff.