No one knows when the first vampire came to the United States, but they all remember when their numbers grew so vast that the United States decided to fight back. In 1823 the Bloodhound Guild was founded, turning out warriors blessed with the strength to battle their enemy and the curse of being somewhat less than human.
Sixty years has given the Guild plenty of time to become a fixture in the untamed west. The bloodhounds are all that protect the border territories from the vampires who make the Deadlands their home. It’s a dirty job, but what do you expect from a man who’s more than a little monster?