Deadlands

Buy? No Bai
Ding Dong The B*tch is dead

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Flash Back to 11/09/18

The posse parked their horses at a a stable while they thought Old Pete stayed with Calvin at the submarine.
“I got to take a leak.” said Old Pete getting out.
“Oh Ok. You should hurry back.” said Calvin.
Old Pete walked a few steps and then sunk into the ground. Flying faster than he could walk he popped up in a nearby warehouse.
“Ah! You scared me half to death. I hate when you do that.” said Henrietta.
“We’re headed to the Prison soon. They’ll want to head to stop the ritual and then I suggested we come here after.” said Pete.
“My crates haven’t arrived yet. I’m not ready for the ambush.” said Henrietta.
“Well get ready.” said Old Pete sinking into the floor.

11/10/18

Moira
Sally
James
Bai

As the dust and smoke settled and the screams erupted our posse saw Grimme standing in a column of glowing light. The first row of pews had been vaporized. the second row was blood chunks and the third row had been hit with shrapnel and was bleeding out. Ixtli turned to sand and dust as her heart was in Otis’ pocket.. Otis half of a sheriff star rolled to a rest next to Sally.
Moira began to pray and took on her own glowing light and charged Grimme firing both guns. He ignored it. James saw The black Diamond imbedded in a woman’s chest in the fourth row. He ran to her and carried her towards an exit. Rupert overtook him and took the woman from her carrying her to Sally. Sally took the diamond out and was splattered in blood and told Rupert “Toss the stiff.” not having any feelings for the cultists. Rupert dropped the now dead body. Old Pete rose out of the floor and lifted Grimme into the air. Fire and lightning shot off of them in random directions.
Sally called on the spirits to cut off Grimme’s power and his glow winked out. James and Moira shot him and his head lolled back. Old Pete dropped through the solid floor with Grimme disappearing.
The posse followed the human stampede out of the Cathedral. They had Rupert retrieve there long arms from the roof they stashed them on.
Red sniffed the ground and barked taking off. Moira said “Red. Wait. We have to follow him.” They ran after him coming eventually to a young Asian boy doing his morning Tai Chi. Red leapt into his arms licking his face and wagging his tail.
“Red doesn’t do that to just anybody. Who are you?” asked Moira.
“I am Bai.” said the boy.
“Buy?” asked Sally.
“No Bai. I’m looking for my father Otis. I have been following his trail for months.” said the boy.
“Oh. Hey we have an urgent mission to go kill some people you want to come?” asked Sally.
“What?” asked Bai.
“They are enemies of Otis. You’ll see. Come on.” said Sally.
“Is Otis there?” asked Bai following.
“No he’s dead.” said Sally.
“Sally.” said Moira.
“Well its true. He did the most selfless thing I had ever seen him do but now he’s gone.” said Sally.
“So you must be Moira, Sally, and James. I was told you were his companions.” said Bai.
“Where did you come from?” asked Sally.
“Shan Fan. I have been chasing you across the country.” said Bai.
“Well its a damn shame you didn’t catch up sooner. Now if you see a woman in man’s clothing and another lady in a dress shoot to kill. You do have a gun don’t you?” asked Sally.
“No.” said Bai.
“Hmm. You can be look out then.” said Sally.
They came to the warehouse and saw the door was open and the lights on.
While they waited a Smith and Robards repair truck pulled up. A man got out with a crate and a tool bag and went in. He began to work on the autogyro replacing the missing part.
Sally signaled to Rupert to grab him.
“Hey kid. Do you think you could put this chloroform rag around his mouth and hold it?” asked Sally pulling a bottle and rag out of her pantaloons.
James knocked on the back door and slipped away. The repair went to the door and look doutside.
Meanwhile Bai and Rupert slipped up behind him. Rupert grabbed the repair man and Bai held the rag over his mouth.
James went up to the back door and tried the lock while the posse looked around the first floor finding nothing of import. James put on the silencer glove and shot the lock off. The shot was quiet but the clang of the bullet hitting the locking mechanism rang through the building.
They heard the telltale buzzing of mechanical wasps inside and a fusillade of bullets went through the door. James took a piece of shrapnel in the neck and staggered back..Kicking the door in James fanned the hammer taking down all three wasps in one go.
The posse rushed up the stairs which ended in a door (not yet a fire hazard in this time period)
They heard the metallic steps of a clockwork guard walk past and open a door.
Moira went into the hall and said “James. Is there something in here?” asked Moira.
“It went that way.” he said.
Moira peered in the open door and saw a metal big toe sticking out from behind the door. She reached around with one gun and blind fired missing. She fired with her other gun at the toe blowing it off. The metal man staggered. “Malfunction. Malfunction.” said Max.
Bai slipped into the room and with a flurry of blows tore the clockwork guardian apart.
Sally came up the stairs and chanted a prayer to the spirits to heal James neck. A flock of birds went mad and flew in through the window attacking Sally. She covered her face and backed up. Bai shouted “Shining Kick!” and jump kicked the birds to death.
A door down the hall burst open and Dial ran out firing a large multibarreled gun. A trio of wasps came out behind her.The bullets tore through the hall but the posse barely flinched as it tore through the wall and their clothes. The posse opened up on dial shooting her down. The wasps powered down and the posse searched her pockets. They took her cash and a pencil box containing what looked like a large black piece of jerky. They giggled for a moment and then looked around seeing Dr Moreau making her escape out the front on a horse. James fired his rifle out the window downing her. She lay in the street unconscious. Sally turned into a bird and landed on her. She plucked out an eye and then thought about it. She plucked out another eye. Rupert walked up slowly his eyes smoldering. He thought of his brother taken from the jungles of borneo and he cradled her head in his massive hands. He squished her brains out like a ripe melon.

Till Next time Pardner

3 experience
1200 dollars

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Fairwell Sweet Otis
Blood Sharks and prison riots

11/10/1876

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Moira
Otis
Sally
James

The posse sat on the rocks outside the sewer pipe waiting for Ixtli to come back. Sally suddenly looked up and said i feel like I have been sleepwalking through this prison. The posse reminded Sally of what they had done so far.
“We could swim and I’ll use my shamanic powers to ward off sharks and conceal us.” said Sally.
“Have you ever swam with blood Sharks? It ain’t pretty. They are much worse than regular sharks.” said Otis.
“Right. I’ll turn into a bird and fly to one of the patrol boats. You guys take out the generator and start a prison riot”
James trained his rifle on the boat.
Sally dropped a glass jar on the boat. It shattered releasing sleep gas. One of the guards fell in the water and was eaten by a shark. Another inhaled too much of the gas and died. James took a bundle of dynamite and a long fuse from Otis and placed it by the generator. he lit the fuse and ran. Sally piloted the boat over to the rest of the posse as a large explosion from the ghost rock boiler blew out the wall. All the lights at the prison went out. Screaming and yelling came from the prison followed by gunshots.
They piled in the boat and headed for shore. they saw a boat coming towards the prison the shore. James looked in his scope and saw Ixtli and Calvin. They stopped for them and let them board. They went to the warehouse and found a familiar flying machine. Otis pulled a part off and gave it to Rupert to put in his backpack.
They walked through town and saw a herd of people headed to the Cathedral.
Stashing their rifles on a nearby rooftop they went to the line.
“I have a powerful need to get good seats for this sermon. Can you skip me forward in this line?” asked Sally.
They posse got seats in one of the middle pews. Sally excused herself and told an Angel (the LA police force) acting as an usher that Rupert was her mother in law and needed to pee. The usher directed her to the rest room. Sally instructed Rupert in the finer art of rufying people and gave him a chloroform soaked rag. Walking back out she flirted with the guard while Rupert walked behind him. While the guard was distracted Rupert grabbed the guard from behind and covered his mouth with the rag. They dragged the guard into the bathroom and took their badge.
Sally went back out into the nave as Father Grimme began to preach something about “the coming storm,” “standing firm against the damned,” and “the very gates of Perdition being cast open.” It didn’t make much sense, but it didn’t sound good either. About 2,000 people lined the pews in front of Grimme. They all stood as if mesmerized, hanging onto his every word.
Sally shot Grimme winging him but he didn’t stop preaching. James stood up and took a shot hitting Grimme in the chest. He paused his sermon. People screamed and some stood. Moira shot him as well and Michael (her undead husband) tried but missed.
Otis put a device on Ixtli’s wrist and she pressed the button. She disappeared for a second and then reappeared staggering into some church goers.
Grimme’s voice reached a fever pitch, and it rang out impossibly loud in the hall. “For the forces of Hell are arrayed against us, my brethren. God save and protect we poor sinners! Amen!” The assembled crowd speaks as one, echoing the words of their holy leader. “Amen!“ some resounded, and there was silence for a second afterward as the last syllable of the word died.
All of a sudden, the stained glass rosette window above and behind Grimme shattered inward as a massive form slammed through and landed on the ground behind Grimme, its wings spread wide. It is a vision right out of the Book of Revelation.
The demon-for what else could it possibly be?-Stood about 15 feet tall at the shoulder,
with a 20-foot wingspan. Its skin is a deep, red color, and its massive hands ended in sharp, black claws. Horns sprout from each side of its head, and the demon’s mouth was a mass of razor-sharp teeth. The cloven hooves of its feet struck sparks off the stone floor of the church as it landed.
“You called and I answered.” the thing roared in a deep, booming voice, Grimme whirled to face the thing, a strange warm glow beginning to surround his body. A look of determined rage flashed on his face.
Otis took the device back from Ixtli and teleported next to Grimme.
“Adios M-Fer!” said Otis lighitng hte fuse to his suicide vest. Otis’ vest filled with dynamite he had been carrying for months his pockets loaded with ghost rock exploded blowing the demon in bits out of the church. Knocking back Grimme, vaporizing the front row and sending them flying as shrapnel into the second row of pews. As the smoke cleared his shoes spun to a stop.
Through the window rays of sunshine broke as the clouds dissipated. The oppressive weight of evil lessened somewhat but still lingered.

Until next time pardners…

3 experience
Sally $5 rooting in unconscious men’s pockets
1 important gyrocopter part

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No Art!
I don't know anything about Demon Babies

11/09/1876

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Moira
James
Otis

The posse searched the house and took ten pounds of ghostrock and put it in the submarine.
went into town and helped Mrs Winchester find her old employees and rehire them along with new ones. She went to the bank and paid everyone in cash. The posse hired a boat and Sally, Rupert and Old Pete took the submarine. They spent a lot of time at Smith and Robards and Moira bought a silencer. Sally convinced the man to throw in six armor piercing bullets.
The trip up the maze was uneventful. Reaching Lost Angels The posse asked around for Henrietta Dial finding she had landed her autogyro in The waterfront.
Old Pete said "There’s no time for this. Grimme is performing a ritual in the morning. We have to stop him. They stabled their horses at a hotel and took the submarine to The Rock prison. They stopped near a sewer pipe and gagged at the brown and red chunky mess that poured out. They left Calvin in the submarine with instructions to pick them up.
Going in Moira shrieked and ran in terrified by the closeness of the disgusting tunnel. Coming into a pit with two ladders out Otis poked his head up into each. In one was a ghost rock generator. In the other there were hanging bodies, knives, and a chart showing the cuts of human meat.
Moira freaked out again. They poked around in the basement poking around they found a cultist and Otis made her fall asleep. They tied her up and threatened her with a knife. She didn’t react so they slit her throat. Then they crushed her skull and took out her heart. Walking into a room with a mosaic made of painted bones Moira screamed. They came to a room with a magically warded door with three locks and a bloody altar. Otis cast dispell on the door to take down the ward and then poured rusting oil in the locks. The door swung open.
Going into a throne room with bones Moira screamed and a white streak went through her hair. They heard movement. A bone creature rose up and attacked. Ixtli fought with the creature while the others shot at it. James shot it in the skull but it didn’t go down. Ixtli smashed the creature to bits.
The next room they looked in was full of twisted disturbing bone art.
Otis screamed “No Art!” and began smashing sculptures. He commanded Ixtil to help. Then he sent her to destroy the Mosaic.
The final room was a laboratory with cells at the end of the room. Pete said “Well I thank you kindly for your service.” and he kicked the cell door in in shattering the lock. Throwing Stone over his shoulder they both turned translucent and sank through the floor.
“God Damn it!” the posse cried.
Going back to the sewer Ixtli stabbed a tentacle monster. Going outside they saw growing storm clouds over LA. They flashed their lanters for Calvin and waited…and waited…and waited…

Till Next time pardner.

3 exp
$400 each
$107.75 split how?

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Longshot

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11/08/18

The Posse headed down the hall listening for footsteps. They saw a flicker of movement across a courtyard through a window. They slipped down the hallway finding Dial’s bedroom. Sally pulled a lever and Dial’s bed began to rotate. Sally jumped on the bed. with Rupert.
a circular section of floor rotated. Sally went into another room on the other side with two hallways leading off of it. The wall opened up revealing an outside balcony, a desk rotated into the room, and a darkroom came up out of the floor.
Moira rifled through the desk and found Dial’s diary. In it she admitted to poisoning her father, to kidnapping Mrs Winchester, to murdering Dr Bailey on the train, and for kidnapping Calvin and set a trap for them because she had heard that the posse had foiled her plans of murdering all the scientists at the symposium.
They pulled the lever again Sally rotated into the bathroom. A toilet and bath rotated into the room. They debated about how the pipes work and then decided to move on. They went to the door of the lab and listened. Loud noises came from in there.
Opening the door they saw two sets of metal framed glass flooring in pie slices rotating and going up and down the three floors. The second floor was a ring of stone around the edge, there was another ring above on the third floor and a stone floor below them on the first floor.
They saw Calvin and Mrs Winchester unconscious in electric chairs with countdown timers above them.
Coming into the room Ixtli saw an automaton and attacked it. Rupert threw rusting oil on it and it’s armor popped off. Sally and James ran into the room. Automaton’s fired on them from the balcony above. Rupert jumped on the automaton on the second floor and smashed it.
James and Moira fired up at the automatons on the Third floor. They fired back. Otis cast a spell and the third floor exploded killing one of the automatons.
The pie slices of floor stopped with a whine. The timer stopped as well. James grabbed Clavin and dragged him to safety. The elevator came down and the automaton came out. Sally got shot and sagged to the floor. James and Moira shot the automaton taking it down. Otis healed Sally and then went upstairs to see what happened to Dial.
They found an open safe. 1600 dollars but no Magnus heart and no Dial.
James and the posse went up to the roof and saw Dial in an autogyro off in the distance.
James sighted his rifle and fired a shot hitting the autogyro. It fell lower in the sky but recovered.
Looking down at the boathouse he saw a figure moving there. Moira and Otis went down to the boathouse to see who was there.
Sally and James talked to Calvin and Mrs Winchester.
Mrs Winchester offered to pay a reward to the posse until she saw her safe was empty. She offered to go to the bank in the morning.
An old cowboy came out of the boathouse with his hands up. Moira and Otis rode the carriage on rails down to the boathouse.
“I’m going to reach in my pockets really slowly.” he said pulling out a folded yellowed newspaper article.
Moira read it and it was dated a week from the day about the firefight they had just had.
“What is going on?” asked Moira.
“I’m from the future.” he said.
“What’s your name?” Moira.
“You can call me Pete.” he said.
Sally flew down as a hawk.
“Is that your Christian name?” asked Moira.
“I’m not really much of a Christian.” said Pete.
“You got a last name?” asked Otis.
“Well technically Pete is my last name. My first name is ’Ole.” said Pete.
“’Ole Pete Moss?” asked Otis.
“How’d you know?” asked Pete.
“How’d you travel time?” asked Moira.
“It wasn’t easy.” said Pete.
“Why?” asked Sally.
“I heard you needed a submarine pilot.” said Pete.
“Who told you that?” asked Sally.
“Kevin Smith.” said Pete.
“We want the same things. You’all want the diamond and I want to get Stone out of prison.” said Pete.
“The diamond is in the prison?’ asked Moira.
“That’s what I heard. Also we don’t have a lot of time.” said Pete.
“I knew it. I Knew Grimme was going to summon Demons. I told you.” said Sally.
“Let’s get some sleep and then head out in the morning.” said Moira.

Till next time Pardner…

3 experience
$1600 total or $400 each.

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Why so serious?
Mummy controlled attack cat

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11/08/1876

Standing in the hallway of the Winchester mansion the party heard the PA come on.“Calvin’s in the basement and I’m on the roof. Decisions Decisions. Catch me if you can.” said Dial.
Moira took the frame of the map off the wall and held it up to smash it on the floor and everyone reached out to stop her. She turned the frame over and undid the closure pulling the map free and put the frame on the floor.
They headed down the hall to a T intersection and peered around the corner and saw a clockwork guardian walking down the hall facing away from them. Otis ordered Ixtli the mummy to order the jaguar she had mind controlled to attack the clockwork guardian. The jaguar padded down the hallway and leapt onto the back of the clockwork nocking it down and tearing out it’s gears until it stopped moving.
The posse walked up to an opening in the wall ahead and saw the Grand Ballroom. They marveled for a moment at the glass floor, arcing tesla coil, indoor waterfall, and a large automaton. Ixtli and the Jaguar charged in first. Ixtli narrowly avoided getting hit by an arc of electricity and attacked the Automaton with a tomahawk. The Jaguar leapt at the automaton raking it with it’s claws. Sally puled a glass jar of rusting oil out of her pantaloons and teleported to the Automatons side smashing the bottle against it. It’s breastplate melted away exposing the insides. It leaked steam and it’s gears spun. They took it down easily without it’s armor.
A clockwork guard came from around the corner of the dining room adjacent and fired on Sally. She was grazed and cried out in surprise. James poked his head around the corner and blew the clockworks head off. Otis ordered Ixtli to pull the lever next to the tesla coil. She was shocked but shrugged it off. The floor rotated bringing up a piano and put the tesla coil upisde down beneath the floor.
Sally healed herself and the posse looked around. Otis ordered Ixtli to smash out one of the frosted glass windows with light pouring in from behind it in the Hookah lounge. They found another wall and a maintaenance corridor and lights pointed at the windows. Otis went into the dining room and stole a drawer of silverware.
he posse hustled into the elevator. Coming into the basement they saw the underside of the ballroom through the glass ceiling/floor. Below them was a pool where all the water from the waterfall was stored. They went to the stairs to the test chamber and headed down. They found a glass cube the size of a football field in the sub-basement with a single door and a lever.
They pulled the lever and the door went into the floor. There was another lever inside and a small steel room with no visible exit. They entered and pulled the lever. The door behind them closed and the wall to their right opened. They wandered the steel corridors quickly surmising they were in a maze. Hitting a dead end and walking back they were surprised to find the way back had changing. They realized the clanking they were hearing ahead and behind was the wall changing configuration. They figured out how to reach the central chamber and came to a room with a bed and an end table. Calvin stood next to a large automaton.
“Why so serious?” Calvin asked in a husky voice.
Otis fired off bolts of arcane energy barely scratching it’s armored shell. Sally gave a rag soaked in rusting oil to Rupert the orangutan and he squeezed it into the gap between the behemoth’s head and chest releasing a hiss of steam as it ate away it’s inside. The Jaguar leapt onto it taking it down. Looking closer at Calvin they realized that his face was subtly off. Moira turned her guns on him and fired with both barrels. Followed by James fanning the hammer. He fell down. His face dissolved to reveal the face of Magnus. They opened his chest to find that his heart was not there. Otis drew on dark magics to find that the heart was still in the building. Sally asked her spirit guide Laughs at Darkness who said that the heart was near to her. They spent a considerable amount of time dismembering Magnus into various parts and tying up his corpse.
Going to the elevator they road it up to the second floor to the part the map marked private.

Until next time pardner…

3 experience
Otis stole a drawer full of silverware
One Magnus corpse divided into a number of portions

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Olde Friends and Enemies
Butt Stuff

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11/08/1876

Moira
Otis
Sally
James

The Posse went and rented a step above the cheap hotel and sat down to settle in. Before long they received a nock at the door. It was the porter bearing a letter.
Moir and Sally gazed down at Their names in Calvin’s hand writing. Moira ran down the stairs to ask the clerk. She said a singing telegram clown delivered it a few minutes before the posse received it. Moira took the letter back upstairs and everyone gathered around. Otis opened the letter to a pop and an explosion of confetti.

It read: Help! I have been captured. Dial has taken me to San Jose. She says I will be killed on 11/12 if you don’t rescue me. Hurry!

The gang went down the stairs to see the clerk.
“Which way did that clown go?” asked Moira.
They waled down the street and asked an old man if he saw which way a clown went. he pointed North. They followed his trail to a group of children who said he boarded a helicopter and went North. They left town and an old man with a donkey said that the helicopter went North.

11/09/18

“San Jose.” said Moira.
They went back to the Hotel.
“It’s a trap.” said Sally.
“I know but they took Calvin.” said Moira.
“But they’re going to summon another Demon baby.” said Sally.
“We can’t leave Calvin to die.” said Moira.
“Plus we have a few people to kill out that way.” said Otis.
Sally consulted her list and nodded.
“What about the diamond? It’s in the prison. We have to get it.” said Sally.
“Do you think they would have let stone keep the diamond? It must be in the church.” said Moira.
“Maybe Stone keistered it?” asked Moira.
“He wouldn’t have.” said Moira.
“You’ think it’s up Grimme’s butt?” asked Sally.
“No. I really don’t think it’s in the prison.” said Moira.
“Well lets atleast check out the church first.” said Sally.
They went to Grimme’s church that night and Mellissa turned into a rat and ran through the church. Finding no preparation for great evil she left.
Mellissa checked in with Laughs at Darkness.
“Laughs. What should we do? Is evil coming? Is there a vortex? Will a demon baby come?” asked Sally.
“There is time. Save your friend.” said Laughs at Darkness.
“Ok I guess we go.” said Sally.

The posse went to board a mazerunner. Sally talked the captain down in price.
The trip to San Jose was clear and uneventful. The Posse rented a room at a hotel with a view of the San Jose bay.

11/10

They went to Smith and Robards and bought some ammo and acoutrement.

Moira went to the library and researched the Winchester Mansion. Old man Winchester was obsessed with his house and filled with it with modern engineering.

Melissa spoke to a maid about her great uncle who had visited the mansion years ago..
The old man dithered and rambled.
“There were levers that made the rooms move.” said the old man.
“Where did the rooms go?” asked Sally.
“They followed the signs.” said the oldman.
“You’re useless.” said Sally slipping cocaine into the man’s rootbeer float.
“I suddenly feel peppy. I remember now the waiting room. It went up and down. I was there delivering a package. A modern marvel.” said the oldman.
The maid said Dial had inherited the house being the Winchester maid’s daughter after the Winchesters died.

The posse hired a smuggler to take them to the boathouse at 1 am. Otis cast slumber and the two guards fell unconscious. The posse rolled in and tied up the guards. They saw a submarine parked in the boathouse. Next to it was a railroad track and a horseless carriage. The Posse hopped in the carriage and pulled the lever. The carriage rattled up the track parking at the top of the Island cliff underneath a roof on four posts. The posse heard a big cat growling in the bush. Ixtli cast beastfriend. the jaguar came out of the bush purring.

The Posse walked up to the front door and tried the doorknob. It it opened on oiled hinges. The foyer held a phonograph with a microphone on a table. Going to the next door they examined the three locks. They heard the clanking of a clockwork servant. Otis threw Oxidizing oil in the lock. A woosh of air came in through the vents. The posse hustled into the hall. They glanced at a map on the wall. A speaker squawked and spoke in Dial’s voice.
“What are you doing in my house?”

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3 exp

cryolater
20 pp
Bolt power ice trappings
Fatigue: Harmful powers require a Vigor roll
(at –2 on a raise) to avoid cold-based Fatigue, but the power’s range is reduced to half (non-ranged powers have their Power Point cost doubled).
• Slow: A raise with a detrimental power (like stun) results in the target’s movement counting
as Difficult Ground while the power is active (or his next movement for Instant powers) due to the slick ice frozen on him.

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If you were to suck any of us off...

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11/05/186

Moira
Otis
James
Sally

The posse waited for the train in Perdition Utah. They went and got a drink at a bar. Moira found a catholic priest at the bar named Father Donavon McGinty.
“What are you doing here?” asked Moira.
“I’m waiting for the train for Lost Angels. It comes tomorrow.” said the father.
“The trains coming at midnight.” said Moira.
Sally told the tale of the how she had killed the Wendigo that had plagued this town for a week.

11/06/1876
They went to the station and the train rolled in. It was hand painted the Nightingale on the engine.
“How much to Lost Angels?” asked Sally.
“$10 for your own room in the sleeper car.” said the conductor.
“That’s cheap.” said Moira.
They boarded the train and found their rooms. Moira and Sally bunked together and the men got their own rooms.

In the morning the posse went to get breakfast. They notice the patrons’ clothes were decade out of date. They looked out the window and they seemed to be going faster than any train except the Hellestromme express and that train had shook like it was coming apart. This train glided as if it was flying. Sally noticed a child staring at her with pale skin and long black hair.
“What’s your name?” asked Sally walking up to the child.
The child floated backwards and Sally reached through the child. Sally pretended to stumble and sat on a man’s lap.
“What the Hell?” asked the man.
“I’m sorry I am so clumsy.” said Sally. Turning to the posse "I could feel him but my hand went through the girl. The people ignored the girl and ignored the posse.
The posse went to the bar to get a drink.
""What’s your name?" asked Sally.
“Maggie.” said the bartender.
“How long have you been here?” asked Sally.
“I can’t recall.” said Maggie.
“You don’t remember how long you’ve worked for the company?” asked Moira.
“I can’t recall.” said Maggie.
“When were you born?” asked Sally.
“December 5th 1846,” said Maggie.
“So you’re thirty?” asked Sally even though she seemed twenty.
“We should talk to Miki.” said Sally.
The posse went to their rooms and Sally asked “What’s going on?” asked Sally.
“We’re in the Hunting Grounds.” said Miki, the mummy,
“Who told you to get on this train?” asked Moira.
“An old man?” was he dead?" asked Sally.
“I don’t know.” said Miki.
“I’m going to kill you.” said Sally.
They went back to the bar car and the little girl was crawling across the ceiling. Sitting at a table playing poker was Sally’s Mimaw, Otis father, Moira’s 15 year old brother Declan, and James six year old little sister. They were smoking cigars and drinking.
“Mimaw!” shouted Sally running and hugging her.
“Your dead. You do know that don’t you?” asked Sally.
“You always such a kidder.” said Sally’s grandma.
“No you really are dead. How did you get here?” asked Sally.
“I just got on the train.” said Sally’s Mimaw.
Moira talked to her brother about his last days. he remembered every day up until the day he died. Otis pulled his gun and shot his father in the head.
“He was a sumbitch.” said Otis with a shrug.
No one reacted.
“What is going on?” asked Sally.
The little girl skipped away.
“Come on.” she said.
They went to the diner car and people were eating lunch. The day seemed to be traveling quickly.
“What’s your name?” asked Sally.
“Chelsea.” said the girl.
“Have something to eat.” said the little girl smiling.
The posse looked at the food and the spaghetti had turned to maggots. The little girl played jacks. Moira put holy water on the jacks and when The little girl picked them up she cried out her hands smoking. Sally poured out a bottle on her. Chelsea screamed floating into he air smoking. The walls dripped blood and she disappeared.
“Where’s Father Donavon?” asked Moira.
They found him in the bar car.
“Something is not right. We’re going to fast, and a little girl told me to fuck off.” said Father Donavon.
“Father what can we do?” asked Moira.
“i’m not trained in exorcism…we could pray.” said Father Donavon.
Moira put holy water on her hand and touched Miki. She jerked away her skin turning black and smoking.
“OW! what was that for?” asked Miki.
“How did you turn from all ugly and gross to this?” asked Sally gesturing.
“I need life force regularly to live.” said Miki.
“How does that work?” asked Moira.
“I just feed a little. People get tired and I stay alive.” said Miki.
“Why didn’t you tell us about Magnus? Why didn’t you tell us about this train? Why can’t you tell us how to get out of here. I am going to kill you.” said Sally handing the box with Miki’s heart to Otis.
“Don’t suck any of us off. Don’t hurt any of us.” said Otis.
“You have any luck with that priest?” asked Otis of Moira.
“No.” said Moira.
“Priests are useless. You can suck off the priest but not all the way.” said Otis.
Miki put her arms around the priest.
“uh hu.” said Donavon.
After a few minutes he slid to the floor exhausted. The black spots on her skin healed.
It grew dark and the posse went to their rooms.

James went to sleep and woke up hearing a scraping sound. he turned up his bedside lamp and his small room was filled with dead clowns. He pulled his gun and fired until it clicked empty.

An angel came to Moira.
“Are you an angel? How do we get off this train?” asked Moira.
“You will.” said the angel.
“If someone comes back from the dead are they evil?” asked Moira.
“When people come back from the dead they invariably bring something evil back with them.” said the angel.
“Would it be wrong to kill them? is that what they would want?” asked Moira.
“Yes.” said the Angel.

Sally woke up to Laughs at Darkness sitting on the edge of her bed.
“Laughs. How do we get off this train?” asked Sally.
“I can teach you a ritual.” said Laughs.
“What happens if we stay on the train until the end?” asked Sally.
“You will be ok.” said Laughs.
“How did you get here?” asked Sally.
“I am never far from you.” said Laughs.
Laughs taught Sallly the ritual and then Sally went back to sleep.

Otis had a nightmare of a clawed beast attacking her. He woke up bruised and sleepy.

1/07/1876

The next day they already neared death valley. Sally started the ritual. They seemed to speed up more and more. The train blew it’s whistle and pulled the brakes. They lurched and the train jumped off the tracks. They floated to the ground and the trained faded as it fell from the trestle. They saw below the bridge a rusted train. Going down to the bank Father Donavon said a prayer for the dead. Farther down the beach Chelsea stood watching them.

10/08/1876

The posse went to Hardwick’s boarding house.
“We’re looking for my Uncle Stone.” said Sally.
“I’m sorry for you..” said Hardwick.
“What?” asked Sally.
“Stone’s the meanest scariest son of a gun I’ve ever seen. Reverend Grimme arrested Stone himself a couple days ago.” said Hardwick.
“Was there anyone else?” asked Moira.
“Yeah Michael Flannagan was sleeping on a cot in his room he was also arrested. I think they took Dr Snead to the hospital…oh and The ladies Henrietta and Milly had already left for San Jose.” said Hardwick.
“Can we see it?” asked Sally.
The door was knocked off its hinges. The room was a shambles. All of the furniture had been tossed around the room and was mostly smashed up. There were burnt patches on the walls, ceiling, and carpet, and a good portion of the plaster on the walls was cracked, like it was subjected to great heat. The room looked like it had been turned upside down. What were presumably Stone’s personal effects were strewn around as well, torn and smashed. A search It looks more like a tornado hit the place.
There were strange scorch marks all over the walls and ceiling. They looked like the
kind of burns that a flamethrower would make, but they’ were far more localized. And a flamethrower wouldn’t put out enough consistent heat to crack all that plaster.
There were puddles of metal that vaguely resemble pistols,
A small, wooden box had somehow survived the maelstrom that swept
through the room. The lock on the box had been broken open, and the box was
filled with shredded newspaper. It looked like there was an object packed into the
box, but it was gone now. Glued to the inside lid of the box was a piece of paper with
the boarding house’s address scrawled on it. An engraved plate on the box lid
carried the inscription "Dr. Garland Snead.

“Where could we find Snead?” asked Sally.

“Our Lady of Mercy Hospital.” said Hardwick.

Sally claimed James was Snead’s nephew. They went into the room and Snead was in traction with pullies holding his limbs up.
Sally stole some opiate suppositories off the table.
“How did you get here?” asked Sally.
“After the crash of my flying machine Rex left me in a hospital. he sent someone to pick me up and then they stole the diamond. Then we came here. I was a little better then I got drunk and fell down the stairs and re-injured myself.” said Snead.
“Where’s the Diamond?” asked Sally.
“Stone had it so probably Rock Island Prison.” said Snead.
“Where’s Henrietta?” asked Sally.
“San Jose.” said Snead.
“Where’s Magnus?” asked Sally.
“I don’t know.” said Snead.
“You don’t know?” asked Sally pulling on the pullies.
“No. Ow!” said Snead.
“What can you do for us?” asked Sally.
“I know someone. Clementine Norbert.” said Snead.
“And?” asked Sally.
“She works in records. She hates Grimme. Her brother was arrested a year ago for jaywalking and he’s still there.” said Snead.
“What else?” asked Sally.
“There’s a key to a safety deposit box that has my life’s work in it. A device.” said Snead.
“What device?” asked Sally pulling on his pullies.
“OW! A freezeray. Ow!” shouted Snead.
“What’s going on in there?” asked A nurse.
They left. As they walked Otis said “Miki you can suck him off. All the way.”
Miki went back in the room.

“Did we kill him?” asked James.
The posse went to city hall to the records office.
“Clementine Norbert? Dr Snead sent us.” said Sally.
Shh. Who are you? How can I trust you? Clem.
“You trusted Snead and he trusted us.” said Sally.
Clem looked around and pulled a manilla envelope out of a drawer.
“Here is everything I have on The rock prison. I was going to bribe someone to tell me if my brother was alive but I couldn’t find anyone. Everything’s here. Plans. Staff. Shift changes. armaments. The works.” said Clem.
“Thank you.” said Moira.

3 experience
1 “Cryolater”
1 ghost rock

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I don't want to be a mummy
Godamn it Mickey

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Moira
Otis
James
Sally

11/03/1876

Sally and Moira set up a watch. James and Otis went to bed in their private rooms. Sally started her door popping open. A figure with a burlap sack on their head opened the door. Simultaneously someone opened Jame’s window waking him. Rupert grabbed the man and pulled him aside behind the door. Sally shot them in the head. James shot the woman at his window. Moira started awake. Sally shut the door and locked it. Bullets ripped through flying wide. Otis opened the door and shot a couple people. James shot two more people on the fire escape. Moira shot two people through the door. The last man in the hallway jumped out the window at the end of the hall. Rupert jumped after them pinning them down. The man on the fire escape jumped and James shot at them but missed. He limped away. The posse went down and brought the man Rupert caught up to the roof.
“Why were you trying to kill me?” asked Sally.
“Two men hired us to kidnap you and kill James. He’s a wanted man. It’s legal.” said the man.
“Who?” asked Sally.
“I don’t know. A black feller and a white. They don’t get along too good.” said the man.
“Where are they?” asked Moira.
“We were to meet at the Steamer.” said the man.
Moira shot him in the head and Sally threw him off the roof almost falling on a sheriff that rode up. They ran down the fire escape and grabbed their horses going to the Steamer.

Moira walked into the kitchens in the back of the Steamer. She paid the cook 5$ to let her in the bar this way. Otis took the front door and Sally and James sweeped the bar. They waded through the thick fog that pervaded the bar. They overheard Brett Marshal and Jubal Early arguing. Sally went to the booth next to theirs and saw an older man and a younger woman.
“Do you have a brown horse?” asked Sally.
“Yes.” said the man.
“What color are your saddle bags?” said Sally.
“Black.” said the man.
“There’s a man rifling through your saddlebags. You better go catch him.” said Sally.
Sally noticed the woman didn’t go with him and said
“I have an Orangutan see.” and pulled the woman out of the booth. She played with Rupert while Sally took their booth and pulled a knife. Brett turned and saw James and shot at him missing. James shot him over and over continuing after he was dead. Jubal chanted and then sprinted away unnaturally fast. He blurred up to Moira and she shot him dead.

The posse went to another hotel. In the morning a car came for them. They rode to Hellestromme Industries. Deepak Pradesh met with them and they explained what happened.
“Will you go to Lost Angels?” asked Pradesh.
“We want a heliocopter.” said Sally.
“We can’t afford that.” said Deepak.
“What about a steamwagon? A gatling gun? What can you give us?” asked Sally.
“I can give you a hundred a piece travel expenses.” said Deepak.
“What else? Can you get us Chloroform? Can you get us poison? OOh I want a pony.” said Sally.
“I will concede to your demands only if you leave right now.” said Deepak.

The posse took the train back East to meet up with Micky sitting at the broken wagons waiting for the snows to clear.
“We killed Magnus.” said Sally.
“Did you destroy his heart? I made him a mummy. He can reform after awhile.” said Ixtli.
“Damn it Mickey. Why didn’t you tell us that?” asked Sally.
“You didn’t ask.” said Ixtli.
“How did you become a mummy?” asked Moira.
“I was dying and a wise man he made me a mummy. I didn’t wake again until Magnus woke me.” said Ixtli.
“You could make us all mummies.” said Otis.
“I could.” said Ixtli.
“I don’t want to be a mummy.” said Moira.

$110
3 experience
1 bottle chloroform
1 bottle poison
1 pony

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I don't know how this ends
But I know we're going to kill a lot of clowns today

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Moira
Sally
James
Otis

11/02/17

Sally said "I’ve got an idea. I’ll be right back and returned a half an hour later dressed as a clown. She walked up to the Foundry and a clown asked “Can you give me a hand with this?”
“Magnus told me to guard the second floor exit.” said Sally walking up the exterior stairs.
James clambered up onto a nearby roof. Rupert ferried Otis and Moira up to the roof dropping them along the way. They both managed to grab ahold of the steam pipes that ran everywhere above the street and pull themselves up.Otis picked the lock and Moira crept downstairs.
Moira waited for a giant clockwork human to go by and a couple of clowns and then gestured for Otis to follow. they walked down the hall peering into the rooms on either side finding crates and furniture. Moira let Sally in through the locked door at the end of the hall.
Rupert handed Sally the backpack and helmet they took from Zeke’s corpse.
“Oh Yeah!” she said putting it on and breathing the fumes. She busted down the door and attacked Magnus and rex with a bladed fan and tomahawk respectively.
Rex went down like a sack and Sally hacked his head off his neck. Moira opened fire on Magnus but he turned invisible. She shot Harlequin winging her. Sally grabbed Rex’s corpse and squeezed blood out of him hitting Magnus revealing him. Moira shot him. Clowns and the iron giant came up the stairs and Otis concentrated blowing up the clowns but barely scratching the clockwork. James shot a couple clowns out front.
Magnus grabbed Harlequin and teleported away. James saw him teleport onto a roof nearby and shot Magnus. Sally turned into a hawk flew out of the Foundry and attacked Harlequin gouging out one of her eyes. Otis threw another blast at the staircase causing it to collapse. James shot Magnus again dropping him and Sally gouged out Harlequin’s other eye. The Iron giant ran out of the foundry. Sally carried Harlequin away. The rest of the crew grabbed Magnus and Rupert grabbed the safe. They ran along the steam pipes above the street evading the clockwork.

Getting back to the Cog and whistle they opened the safe. Inside they found a letter from a man named Stone requesting the gang’s services. The envelope contains Stone’s address in the City of Lost Angels. 1600 dollars cash, and a mummy heart in a gold box but no heart of Darkness.

Till Next time Pardner

3 experience
$400
1 mummy heart in a golden box
1 volcanic pistol

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Wo oh oh Wendigo

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Moira
Otis
Sally
James

11/02/1876

“Which way should we go? Do we want to go to the pits?” asked Sally
“I think we should go to the bar.” said Moira.
“Calvin?” asked Sally looking around seeing no sign of him.
The posse went to the Basement bar The Steamer.
Steam wafted up out of the entrance as people went in and out.
Moira slipped in and looked around the bar bathed in fog. She saw Matilda in a corner booth with Zeke, the large man with a mechanical arm and a metal helmet. He had a metal back pack with braided wire tubes going into his helmet.
Moira walked up and said “hey. We met on the train. Did you go to the symposium? A lot of people died. Well a lot died on the train too.” said Moira.
“No.” said Matilda warily.
“Did your friend Sneed make it?” asked Moira.
“Yes. he was injured but he’s recovering.” said Matilda.
“Ok then. bye.” said Moira walking away.
Moira walked around the bar coming back to the booth.
“I hope Sneed get’s better soon. That Dial is driving me crazy.” said Matilda.
Zeke grunted.
“And Magnus he’s so annoying. What’s with the clowns?” asked Matilda.
“I like clowns.” said Zeke.
Moira went back outside.
“Matilda and Zeke are in the bar.” said Moira.
Otis looked around the first floor above the basement bar and saw that it seemed to be some sort of boarding house.
“Let’s go get her.” said Sally heading into the basement.
James and Moira chased after her.
“Matilda! Matilda!” Sally yelled walking through the bar.
Matilda and Zeke slipped out the back and went around the building to get their horses. Oits lit four sticks of dynamite and threw them. Matilda and Zeke dove away from the blast wounded.
Zeke unwrapped a gatling rifle. Zeke shot Otis and Matilda shot his dog Red.
Otis staggered to cover in the entryway of the bar.
Sally ran out the back and around the building. Moira and James ran out the front. James fanned the hammer and gunned down Zeke. Moira shot Matilda. Matilda grabbed a horse and kicked it’s sides. James shot Matilda in the back and she fell off the horse.
Sally sang a song healing Oits and Red. She ran to Matilda and had Rupert straddle her while they took her guns. Sallly healed her as well.
“Where is your gang?” asked Sally.
Oits grabbed her wounded arm.
“Ow! The foundry!” cried out Matilda.
She sprouted fur revealing she was a wendigo.
Everyone shot her over and over again. Otis fired a spell at her. She flopped around riddled with bullets.Otis hacked her up into pieces and they poured alcohol on her lighting her on fire. They sat around the body watching it burn.
The posse went back to Beau “Jangles” Monk and asked him where the Foundry was. He said that it was a former steel mill until the owner was killed a year ago. He said lights had been seen in the windows lately and it was believed to be haunted.
They said that he would probably be cured (of having one leg) if he wore Zekes mask and backpack.
“He wore it and felt really strong. He armed wrestled Rupert the Orangutan and won. They took the backpack and helmet away from him and bought him a hotel room.
They went to the foundry and watched clowns taking out metal and other junk from inside.
Sally turned into a bird and flew around the building flying in through a broken window. She saw a steam gatling gun on a tripod. Upstairs she heard Magnus, Harlequin, and Rex talking in and office.
Sally flew out and let the posse know.

Until Next time partner…

3 experience
one robot arm
one Zeke’s backpack and helmet
a Gatling rifle
5 dollars each

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