Corporal Handle "Hand" Riverbottom is a veteran mercenary. He served in the 4th Mendevian crusade 10 years ago, and since then has struggled worked for various mercenary groups. When he heard the call for troops to begin this 5th Mendevian crusade he eagerly signed up, having found no mercenary group that gave him the purpose he found in the crusades. Hand is a young adult halfling gunslinger. Despite his young age, for a halfling, he has been granted command of The 52nd Strike. As the leader of The 52nd Strike, Hand was granted a communication stone.