Vernon Adkison is the Machiavellian owner of The Wild Ranger. Over the past two seasons he has put his career as a Ships Pilot on hold while trying to make it big in the gold mining business.
Vernon is staunchly anti-government, and believes in the tangible value of gold over federal currency.
Vernon has leveraged his entire life savings on making his ever-expanding gold operation profitable. After little luck this winter, Vernon bought access to a deep-water claim 2 miles off of Nome, and hopes to collect 200 ounces this summer.
Having experienced Nome's unpredictable summer weather, Vernon has a new plan to beat it: dredge off Sledge Island, which is rumored to be rich with gold.