Something Wicked This Way Comes...

Keep them doggies rollin'...
September/October 1880

Based on ‘High Plains Drovers’ published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...
September 1880

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.

Locations Visited
Denver, Colorado
Dog Leg, Colorado
Roswell, New Mexico
Sutter Flats, Texas

Important NPC’s
Bartholomew Phelps
Bill Sutter
Black Dog
Dalton Wilcot
Luke Canton
Sasha Daly
Socrates Gault
Virgil Earp

Important Events
• 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.

A New Beginning
Late August 1880

In the apocalyptic aftermath of the Flood, the surviving members of the posse regroup in what remains of the town of Perdition. Jebediah and Walks-in-Two-Worlds were apparently saved by Jordrava, whilst Sonny has a vague memory of using the strange device given to him by Big Ears Tam to escape the waves. With no money, equipment or weapons the group seek out employment with Senator Keeley and his large group of Pinkertons that have arrived in Perdition. The Senator sets them up with Hattie Wagner of Hellstromme Industries to act as temporary Mayor, Marshal and Deputy until the elections for permanent positions can take place. They officiated over a race between Granville Kurtz (son of Masheck Kurtz, owner of Kurtz Rail and Shipping) and Luke Watson, owner of the telegraph office. After a hard fought campaign of many dirty tricks, Watson is elected the next lawful Mayor but was critically wounded during his acceptance speech.

Locations Visited
Perdition, California
Ore Collection Station 37, Perdition

Important NPC’s
Senator Keeley
Sister Judith Prosperi
Masheck Kurtz
Luke Watson

Important Events
• The original shanty town outside of Lost Angels was known as Ghost Town and was burnt to the ground during the Battle of Lost Angels (two Project Ghostfire bombs landed on Hellstrommes enemies, effectively ending the fight, whilst the third was off target and slammed into Ghost Town). Out of the ashes rose a second shanty town, dubbed Perdition. The havoc caused by the Flood has demolished the majority of Perdition, although re-building efforts have begun.
• Prior to reuniting with the posse, Sonny came to in the Fallen Angel Saloon, before being bought several drinks by a bounty hunter named Joe. He was apparently on the trail of a group of cold-blooded killers, but would not name them. However, on leaving he identified Morricone by name and claimed that his time was approaching fast.
• Jordrava explained that the spirits had spoken of the birth of a White Buffalo Calf, a sign that great events are about to unfold and Walks-in-Two-Worlds should seek out Wovoka and his Ghost Dance movement in the Sioux Nations when the time was right. Walks-in-Two-Worlds stated that some believe that the birth of the white Calf is the start of a prophecy that will drive the White man out of the Black Hills forever.
• Walks-in-Two-Worlds was challenged to a duel in the streets of Perdition by a crazed, wild-haired Union soldier, in a battered sergeants uniform. Walks-in-Two-Worlds was victorious, but not before being identified as Colt McCoy and accused of being a killer of women and a coward.
• The posse foiled a plot to hijack a train, jam the accelerator on and send it crashing into Ore Collection Station 37 (owned by Hellstromme Industries). Jebediah was informed of the plot by Sister Judith Prosperi.
• Sister Judith Prosperi, the ‘Angel of Mercy’, was a member of the Church of Lost Angels who survived the Flood by virtue of being out on the eastern edge of Perdition, tending to the sick. Rumour has it that when she saw the great city destroyed she wept and where her tears fell the ground split open and a fresh water river sprang forth, so the faithful could drink their fill. Truly Sister Judith has been touched by the hand of the Almighty! Praise Jesus! Later revealed to be one of Senator Keeleys agents.
• Annie Carlisle, Benjamin Wingrove Cooke and Dr Nathaniel Smith are all missing after the Flood and are assumed to have been killed during those tragic events.

Based on ‘Bullets and Ballots’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

The Flood
23rd August 1880

With their confrontation with Grimme fast approaching, the posse began making their plans to enter the City of Lost Angels. Lacy O’Malley arranged transport into the city with a group of smugglers and the posse made their way to the cathedral at dawn. Benjamin began the ritual taught to the group by Born-in-a-Bowl, but Grimme and his inner circle arrived and began attacking the group. The posse were able to kill all 13 of the Inner Circle but none of their attacks could harm Grimme. However, before Grimme was able to kill the entire posse, a tsunami hit the city, smashing Grimme to death and apparently killing everyone in the city, the posse included.

Locations Visited
The City of Lost Angels, California
*Important NPC’s

Reverend Grimme

Important Events
• The posse were concerned about how their actions would kill everyone living in the city. It was eventually decided that they needed to go ahead with the plan as no other plan would allow Grimme and all inner circle to be all together and evacuating the city would be noticed. Unknown to the rest of the group, Benjamin had cashed in his family’s fortunes to provide life preserver gadgets from Smith and Robards for as many people in Lost Angels as possible. With the tsunami smahing through the city it is unclear if Benjamin’s plan was successful in saving any lives but at least they have more of a chance now than they had.
• Lacy explained that Grimme had formed a coalition with Hellstrome following his victory in the Great Rail Wars. As part of their agreement, Hellstrome had built a wall encompassing the landward side of the city, preventing the posse from sneaking in from this direction. Fortunately, Lacy had several contacts with smugglers in the area and was able to arrange passage for the posse this way.
• During the fight with Grimme, both Benjamin and Doc Smith were killed before the ritual could come to fruition. The fate of the rest of the posse is unknown but they are presumed dead following the tsunami.

Based on ‘The Flood’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

I'm Famished
Early August 1880

On their way back to New Hope, the posse discovered a group of dead men at the side of the road. Their bodies were mummified despite displaying evidence of being alive no more than 4 days earlier. Additionally, all of their food had vanished, including food within sealed tin cans. Paperwork found at the scene confirmed the men were transporting food from Watkin’s Field to Dry Water Creek. Investigating the source of the food, Winchester’s Export Depot, the posse discovered an underground storage area and were attacked by the creatures capable of causing great hunger in their victims. The fight alerted the guards and the posse were forced to partially destroy the warehouse with dynamite to escape.

Locations Visited
Watkin’s Field, California

Important NPC’s
Jebidiah Winchester

Important Events
• With the destruction of the warehouse, the posse were unable to continue their investigation and notified the Pinkertons of Winchester’s possible involvement. It was theorised that one of the famine creatures had escaped and was responsible for the deaths of the delivery men. A search of the area around Dry Water Creek was arranged for a future date.

Based on ‘Food for Thought’ from Saddle Sore published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

South O' the Border
June/July 1880

While protecting Eldon Strouth’s mining claim on behalf of the Pinkertons, the posse noticed a large army marching from the south. It soon became clear that Santa Anna had decided to attack California, starting with the City of Angels. Meeting the Pinkertons in the town of New Hope, the posse were asked to head south to Mexicali to cut off Santa Anna’s supply lines by destroying the factories there. The posse succeeded in destroying the factory, discovering a large amount of undead being stored in the tunnels underneath for use in the war. Returning to California the posse learned that Santa Anna had another reason for being in the area. He was searching for Stanley’s Live Bait and Curios, a small shack on the coast south of Lost Angels. The posse arrived just before the Mexican army and discovered that Santa Anna’s artificial leg was hanging up on the wall. Santa Anna attacked the posse, forcing them to beat him to death with the artificial leg, the only thing capable of harming him.

Locations Visited
Mexicali, Mexico
New Hope, California
Stanley’s Live Bait and Curios, California

Important NPC’s
Santa Anna
The Eternal Warrior
Senator Keeley

Important Events
• The undead beneath Mexicali were being feed a mixture of meat and a strange green plant. It was unclear what purpose this plant had but it was speculated that it had some sort of controlling effect on the undead. With the destruction of Mexicali it is possible that the supplies of this plant are destroyed.
• Following the battle with Santa Anna, one of the Mexican Soldiers revealed himself to be the current host of the Eternal Warrior. He apologised for his previous actions of killing an entire town and, when Walks in Two Worlds asked him to leave, he proceeded to slaughter the entire Mexican Army, allowing the posse to leave.

Based on ‘The Rise and Fall of Santa Anna’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

The Sin-eater
Early June 1880

Unable to gain permission to visit the Isle of Ghost’s Tears from Warlord Tam, the posse hired a boat to take them out there. On the island the posse discovered a graveyard and soon came under attack from the spirits of those buried there. Benjamin was able to calm one of the ghosts and learned that all the ghosts here followed the orders of Meng Chiang-mu, a ghost the posse later learned was of the first woman to die in the Great Quake. Meng explained that ghosts had been taken by something that was hidden from her. The posse discovered a creature identified as a Sin Eater on a smaller island and were able to defeat it. Happy that the threat to the ghosts was over, Meng allowed the posse access to the petroglyph.

Locations Visited
Shan Fan, California

Important NPC’s
Meng Chiang-nu

Important Events
• The only other occupant of the Isle of Ghost Tears was a hermit named Genjia. The posse speculated that he may have been responsible for the missing ghosts but were unable to detect anything odd about him. It was unclear if he was responsible for the Sin Eater (or if he was actually the Sin Eater) as the posse did not see him afterwards.

“I give easement and rest now to thee, dear man. Come not down the lanes or in our meadows. And for thy peace I pawn my own soul. Amen” From the gravestone of Richard Munslow, a Sin-eater who died in 1906 in Ratlinghope, Shropshire.

Based on ‘Isle of Ghost’s Tears’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

The Battle of Heavenly Park
Late May 1880

Arriving in Shan Fan, the posse met with the Explorer’s Society and were tasked with recovering a key to their vault from Big Ears Tam, the Triad boss in charge of the city. Tam agreed to hand over the key if the posse worked for him for two weeks. During this time the posse successfully sabotaged Warlord Kang’s flag ship, the Abyssal, and acted as bodyguards for Tam at the Shan Fan Kumite. Before they could open the vault, the combined forces of Warlords Kang and Kwan attacked Shan Fan, culminating in a massive battle in Heavenly Park. It was here that the tide turned for Kwan when he was betrayed by Kang, who had secretly brokered a deal with Tam. With the battle ended, the posse helped the Society evacuate the relics within the vault.

Locations Visited
Shan Fan, California
Second Ford, California

Important NPC’s
Big Ears Tam
Warlord Kang
Warlord Kwan
Emperor Joshua Norton
Lt. Kung
The Sohei

Important Events
• While the posse were successful in sinking the Abyssal, the commander of the ship, Lt. Kung, was able to escape. It is unclear if he will recognise the posse and be able to report to Kang who was responsible for his battleship’s destruction.
• During the Kumite, Benjamin noticed one of the fighters called ‘The Sohei’. While it was impossible to see his face due to the traditional clothing he wore, Benjamin recognised his fighting stance from somewhere but was unable to place it. During the fight, the Sohei’s bandages slipped slightly, revealing stitches across his neck, implying he had either suffered a considerable head wound or was a patchwork zombie like similar creatures they had faced before.
• Sonny was recruited by Big Ears Tam to spy on his competitors. He learned that Kang had met with Kwan to plan a joint attack on Shan Fan. Using this information, Tam was able to broker a deal with Kang to turn on Kwan and keep the city under his control.
• Sonny also learned that Mayor Hodges of Second Ford had been captured by the Triad. Asking about his involvement with the abandoned mine, Sonny learned that Eliza was also involved and the posse returned to Second Ford to investigate further. Unfortunately, Sonny was unable to turn up any new evidence and the matter was dropped
• Searching the vault of the Explorer’s Society, the posse learned that another petroglyph was hidden on the nearby Isle of Ghost’s Tears.

Based on ‘The War of the Triads’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.

The Mayor did it...
May 1880

On the return trip to Shan Fan, the posse stopped off in the town of Second Ford. The townsfolk explained that they had recently been attacked by a bandit gang and the posse decided to confront them that night. However, when they attempted to apprehend the gang they discovered they were actually ghosts. Speaking to the locals, the posse learned about the Carnival Gang, a bandit gang who had disappeared a year ago, and they began searching for clues as to why they had returned as ghosts. Discovering a gas-filled mine being worked by walking dead, the posse realised that a ritual had been perform that raise all the dead bodies in the area and surmised that this was responsible for the Carnival Gang’s return also. The posse managed to find the skeletons of the Carnival Gang in a nearby cave and, once these were destroyed, they were able to destroy the ghosts. Unfortunately the person the posse believed responsible for the ritual, Mayor Hodges, fled town before they could bring him to justice.

Locations Visited
Second Ford, California

Important NPC’s
Eliza Crawford
Mayor Hodges

Important Events
• During their investigations, the posse met Eliza Crawford, the widow of the gas-filled mine’s owner. Mr Crawford had committed suicide after being conned into buying worthless machinery to fix the gas problem. Eliza said she had seen the ghosts watching her property but had never entered. Later, after destroying the skeletons, the posse found 2 members of the gang in her house. Sonny vouched for Eliza despite some members of the group speculating that she may have been involved in the raising of the undead.
• The original Carnival Gang had 6 members, but only 4 skeletons were found. The posse believed the other two may have still lived somewhere in town but could not locate anyone who could identify them

Based on ‘On Bad Luck Mountain’ by Dylan Craig.

It's not revenge they're's The Reckoning
Early May 1880

Arriving in Gomorra, the posse found the Whateley Mansion deserted. A note left for members of the family, including Sophie, pointed the posse to an island in the maze where they found a secondary Whateley home. Realising that Nicodemus was unlikely to help unless they provided their reason for being there, the posse revealed their plans to kill Reverend Grimme. Nicodemus explained that there was a petroglyph in caves beneath the house but they were currently occupied by Kang’s miners, hoping to steal the ghost rock found there. The posse entered the caves and were able to chase off the miners allowing the petroglyph ritual to be completed.

Locations Visited
Gomorra, California

Important NPC’s
Nicodemus Whateley

Important Events
• As part of their discussion about Reverend Grimme, Nicodemus told the posse more about the Reckoning. He explained that four powerful spirits, effectively the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, were responsible for the Reckoning. They had been allowed to influence the world by Raven, the Indian shaman the posse had heard of previously. He also explained that the Reckoners had chief followers, called Servitors, who could only be killed in a specific manner. Both Raven and Grimme were the head Servitors of two of the Horsemen (War and Famine) but he was unsure who the other two were.
• The posse also brought up rumours of a priest that had been seen in Gomorra looking for Nicodemus. He explained that there were a group of four priests named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John who hunted down people who used supernatural abilities, calling out both himself and Sonny as people they would target.

Based on ‘Night of the Caretaker’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.


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