Dispatched by the Pinkertons to deliver a coded message to the Gomorra office, the posse’s train was attacked and de-railed by bandits. Surviving the crash and dispatching the bandits, the posse learned that, when the train engine exploded, it had caused the ground beneath them to cave in, revealing an underground railroad. Following the tracks the posse met Dr. Darius Hellstrome, owner of the Wasatch Rail Road, who was attempting to win the Great Rail Wars by tunnelling under the mountains to California. Hellstrome was successful in reaching the City of Lost Angels but faced opposition from all the other rail companies and Reverend Grimme’s followers. It was Hellstrome who was victorious however, as he unleashed Project: Ghostfire on his enemies.
City of Lost Angels, California
Dr. Darius Hellstrome
• During their time with Wasatch Rail, the posse met Lacy O’Malley, reporter for the Tombstone Epitaph. Lacy had been invited by Hellstrome to report on his triumphant victory over the other rail barons. During the Battle of Lost Angels, Lacy slipped away to check for a message he was expecting from Sam Hellman, a Pinkerton agent based inside the city. When he was unable to find the message he recruited the posse to help him search the city for him. Ultimately, the group were unsuccessful in finding him, but it was believed that he had been taken somewhere by Grimme’s Guardian Angels.
• While exiting the city, the posse witnessed a group of injured Guardian Angels being confronted by Sister Andrea and her group of followers. They turned upon the wounded Angels and, after beating them unconscious, threw them in the back of a wagon taking them away.
• Following Hellstrome’s victory, Lacy revealed to the group that he was part of Eric Michele’s group who were attempting to bring an end to the supernatural evil active in the world. He suggested the group travel to Shan Fan and speak with Cpt. Roderick Pennington-Smythe, a member of the Explorer’s Society. As members of the society, the posse would sometimes be able to call upon support from the Pinkertons and Texas Rangers for help.
Based on ‘The Hellbore’ from The Flood published by Pinnacle Entertainment.