Alpha of the Silver Syndicate
Max Roman is a werewolf with many secrets, not the least of which is how he uncovered Gurdilag’s ban. A general sense of his background is common knowledge around the Rockies, however. He was born to a wealthy Chicago family, among whose ancestry were several Iron Masters. He counts among his extended line of ancestors those Uratha who helped keep a powerful vampire from taking over Denver long ago. He moved to Denver himself as a young werewolf and remained there until he was driven out by Gurdilag’s usurpation. He drifted back toward Chicago in defeat until a spiritual breakthrough renewed his confidence. He rebuilt his pack, the Silver Syndicate, and led it on a quest deep into the Shadow Realm where he uncovered the secret of Gurdilag’s ban. He then returned to the embattled Rockies territories and forged the fractious packs of the area into a temporary but very powerful army.
Unfortunately, the crusade against Gurdilag cost his pack dearly. After the final battle, only three of the eight members of the Silver Syndicate lived to tell the tale. Roman himself still bears the scars of the battle. The pack has recently rebuilt its numbers to a certain extent, as well as its physical, economic and spiritual assets, in the hopes that it can still achieve Roman’s dream of a long-term, cross-tribe alliance. Until then, the Silver Syndicate continues to build its resources, based in a high-rise office tower in downtown Denver called the Argentum Building.