Jeremiah Rigdon was the leader of the Mormons at New Canaan. He is what is called their "Living Prophet", genuinely considered (by believers) to be the current prophet of God's will on earth. Though Jeremiah is only in his early thirties, the weight of his office can make him seem much older. He has long brown hair, white skin, and dresses simply in a white shirt and blue jeans.
When Jeremiah was in his twenties, he suffered a severe fever from which no one thought he would ever recover. While he was in his fever, he started babbling strange words that no one in New Canaan could understand. After coming out of his fever, he claimed that God had spoken through him and told him that he was the living prophet to replace Judah Black. Many of the Mormons in New Canaan did not believe this. They argued that God did not speak through the living prophets in such a manner. Jeremiah held to his convictions and watched as many of the Canaanites left with Bishop Mordecai. When Mordecai and a few others returned, he did not condemn them or mock their failure, but quietly welcomed them back.
From time to time, Jeremiah suffers fits similar to the one he experienced while in his fever. During these times, he frequently has visions of spirits speaking to him. Among the things he believes God has told him: "Because the men of New Canaan die often in the defense of the town, men are allowed to have multiple wives, that men and women should abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol to insure clear-headed thought, and that people of all colors, shapes and sizes should be allowed into the New Canaan community if they have pure hearts".
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The player was supposed to be able to confront Jeremiah Rigdon and depose him, so that Bishop Mordecai can be reinstated as the leader of the New Canaan Mormons.
Behind the scenes
richie-9999 asked: Hey Josh, I was wondering, is there's a difference between Jeremiah Rigdon and Jeremiah Maxwell of the New Canaan design doc for Van Buren or are they the same person?
If I recall correctly, they are the same character. I later gave Jeremiah the surname “Rigdon” to echo Sidney Rigdon, one of the parties involved in the Latter Day Saints “succession crisis”.
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