I was stuck on Turner as a character, so I went about thinking off animal companions to help give them someone to work off of. So Kaokee has a Coyote for hunting, Thomas has a Bobcat he found when trying to set up his new home. And Turner has Red Feather. The more I chewed on it the more Turner seems like the stoic eccentric who no one knows will do next.
Sort of like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miomuSGoPzI