The posse were called upon by the Pinkertons to investigate the disappearance of Daniel Langtree, a freelance agent who was last seen with members of the Bayou Vermillion railroad company. They soon learned that he had been sacrificed in a voodoo ritual somehow linked to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Subsequent to this, the posse were contacted by General Robert E. Lee who explained that Davis had been acting strange for a long time and asked that they travel to Davis’ family home in Mississippi to speak with his wife, Sarah. Learning that Davis had killed his own son with his bare hands, the posse set off for Richmond, hoping to uncover what had happened to the President. Confronting Davis with his actions in front of other influential residents of the city, a fight broke out between the posse and Davis’ personal bodyguards, the Nightwatchers, during which the President was shot. Davis’ skin fell away revealing a humanoid creature made of some sort of white fluid. The posse defeated the creature and acting President Eric Michele managed to prevent the full truth being reported to the press.
David Island, Mississippi
Dr. Matthew DeForrest
Dr. Moses Hoge
General Robert E. Lee
President Jefferson Davis
Sarah Knox Davis
• The three voodoo priests that conducted the ritual in Denver had in their possession a portrait of Davis’ wife, a bible given by Davis to his brother, and a rifle believed to have been used by Davis in the Mexican War.
• Shortly after conducting his meeting with the posse, General Lee was attacked and killed by Davis’ Nightwatchers. The posse were attacked by “Cheyenne” Wright, one of Lee’s aides, who revealed himself to be a Nightwatcher who had infiltrated Lee’s staff. It became apparent from the fight and subsequent encounters with them that all the Nightwatchers are Harrowed.
• While attempting to reach Sarah Davis, the posse were able to take advantage of another group attacking the Nightwatchers. It was not determined who the other group was but Jason Needham, Lee’s aide, claimed it was not any of Lee’s men.
• The posse learned from Sarah Davis that Jefferson had changed around the time he visited the family physician, Dr. Matthew DeForrest, in Lexington. Speaking to Dr. DeForrest, the posse learned that Davis had taken a walk in the local area and had stayed out all night. On his return he seemed tired but filled with excitement and swiftly left, leaving behind a Lemat pistol belonging to Jeb Stuart as a gift for DeForrest. Believing that the weapon may be key to defeating Davis, the posse replaced it with a shop bought version and took and took it with them to Richmond.
• At Richmond, the posse met with Lee’s contacts, Dr. Moses Hoge and Eric Michelle. Michelle believed that whatever happened to Davis could not be corrected and he needed to die. Hoge believed that redemption was possible and wanted the posse to capture Davis. In the end it was decided that they would attempt a peaceful resolution but prepared contingencies in event of a fight.
• It was decided that the best time to confront Davis would be at General Lee’s funeral. Disguised as Sarah Davis, Annie announced the President’s crimes to those assembled and the posse were able to convince other influential members of the crowd to question him. This led to the fight that revealed Davis’ true nature.
• In the aftermath of the President’s death, Eric Michele was announced as interim President and swiftly moved to quell talks of a supernatural creature having replaced Davis. The assassination was blamed on a Robert Alexander. He also announced a cease fire between the Confederate and Union Forces.
Based on ‘Dead Presidents’ published by Pinnacle Entertainment