Correll was the former sec chief for Charity, a ville in New Mexico. He was leading a trade convoy when it was attacked and taken by raiders from Summerfield, a nearby ville. The baron of Charity, enraged, threatened to kill Correll for his failure, but Correll fled and discovered a redoubt in the desert. He set up shop there and started recruiting others who had fled or been exiled from the two villes; they formed a group called The Hellbenders. Their goal was to gain revenge on the barons of both villes by killing them. Correll was killed when the Hellbenders ambushed a trade meeting between forces of the two villes; he chopped his former baron to pieces with a saber, then was shot to death by the baron's men (Hellbenders).