Approached by representatives of Senator Keeley, the posse accepted a job working with the Lazy S Cattle Company. The owner of the cattle company and a friend of Keeley, Bill Sutter, explained that Bayou Vermillion were attempting to force him to sell his cattle cheap; instead he planned to take the herd to Denver where the prices would be higher, and he needed a few experienced trail riders to help keep the cows from wandering off on the long journey. The journey took several weeks, with the posse encountering several threats in that time, but they eventually arrived in Denver with the herd mostly all accounted for.
Dog Leg, Colorado
Roswell, New Mexico
Sutter Flats, Texas
• Senator Keeley’s representatives decided to join up with the posse; Mrs Martha Smith, a Pinkerton and wife to Doc. Smith, and Charles Pearson, a practitioner of the New Science.
• Bayou Vermillion representatives, led by Bartholomew Phelps, attempted to negotiate with Bill Sutter for the sale of his cattle. However, the price was far too low, and Bill sent them back empty handed. The posse noticed a Comanche Indian as part of the group, and Bill explained that he was Black Dog, a raider he had history with.
• While gathering supplies for the journey, the posse encountered Bartholomew again. This time, with the numbers in his favour, he threatened the posse and attempted to bully Charles into a duel; however, Charles refused resulting in Bartholomew attempting to kill him. Fortunately for Charles, the rest of the posse were able to kill Bartholomew’s gang before he suffered any serious injury. Black Dog was not amongst those killed.
• Passing close to Roswell, the posse noticed what appeared to be a falling star. However, upon closer inspection it was found to be a Confederate soldier wearing an experimental jet pack. Even closer inspection revealed the soldier’s trousers to be made to look like those of a Confederate soldier, and that he had a hastily scrawled diagram in his pocket of a mechanical-man and the posse believed him to be a spy. Real Confederate soldiers arrived, armed with high-powered rifles and experimental ammo but proved unable to kill the posse.
• Arriving in Colorado, the posse discovered a homestead where the owner had been killed by being tied up in a sack, and suspended above a fire. It was believed that Black Dog was responsible as this method of killing someone was used by Comanche Indians.
• After two members of Bill’s crew failed to return from a supply run, the posse were sent to the town of Dog Leg to look for them. There, they found Bill’s men had fallen foul of the local law, and had to wait two days for the marshal to release them. During this time, the posse had to deal with several threats:
• A pair of Night Ravens were feeding on the dreams of the townsfolk, and the posse found themselves unable to sleep without facing their worst nightmares. The posse managed to kill these creatures, freeing the town from their influence
• Members of a local gang were stealing silver ore from the local mine while the miners slept. The posse managed to kill the ten bandits working the mine, but their leader, Socrates Gault, was not present.
• On their final morning in Dog Leg, the posse were attacked by a large group of Indians who attempted to burn down the saloon. The posse identified the group as being Comanche, and once again suspected Black Dog’s involvement
• Upon returning to the Lazy S Herd, the posse were informed by Luke Canton and Sasha Daly that Socrates Gault’s gang had attacked them, taking Bill, key member of his crew, and most of the cows. The posse managed to sneak into Gault’s camp, freed the prisoners, and orchestrated a stampede that succeeded killing all of Gault’s men. While it was known that Gault was in the camp at the time, it was impossible to determine if he had died in the stampede or not.
Based on ‘Bad Times on the Goodnight’ published by Pinnacle Entertainment.