Nothing is known of Leland's background.
Leland can commonly be found in Rathskeller Fork and Blackwater. However, he has been known to frequent multiple locations throughout West Elizabeth. He is also seen in Thieves' Landing selling newspapers.
Leland is also seen in the Stranger side-mission "I Know You" in the first encounter, where he is about to have a affair with a prostitute outside the Thieves' Landing saloon. The player can give him $10 to encourage him or give him some advice to discourage him.
- “Yeah? What the hell do you want?”
- — Leland Byers, interrupted by John Marston
- “Oh shit, mister. I don't know who or what you are, but I guess I'm grateful. I guess you're right. I was raised better than this.”
- — Leland Byers, while being discouraged by John Marston
- “C'mon Now!”
- — Leland Byers, referring to his horse
|Hey there, cowboy. It looks like this little ol' article is a bit puny.|
I reckon you could impress me by adding to it. Don't be shy now.
If you're logged in, it'll help you earn them fancy achievements, too.