Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!   Posted by Snake Cultists.Group: 0
William Pierce
 player, 823 posts
 Vampire... Hunter
 P6 T7 W0 F0 W0R0B1
Mon 2 Nov 2015
at 20:32
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Sounds like quite a group", the undead gunslinger offers, seemingly lost in thought.
Adrian Vega
 player, 1073 posts
 Serpentbane
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 2W2R3B
Mon 2 Nov 2015
at 21:18
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Don't sound familiar to me," he said, looking over at the glom. He tried to get a read on what it was sensing. Was there anyone else with flesh to strip other than present company?

"Y'all are known for bein' better trackers by far than most white folk. Which one of your men is the best tracker?" he asked Ghost Wolf.
Father William O'Rourke
 NPC, 151 posts
 Itinerant Priest
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha +2
Mon 2 Nov 2015
at 21:57
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"The small man could be Patrick Murphy," O'Rourke puts in as he emerges from the side tunnel. Ghost Wolf waits a moment and the priest takes the cue to continue his thoughts aloud: "He left with Carl to try and track down the photograph...presuming the giant is Tex Shaw rather than some other ogre, I think they must have met up with other Dust Adders. I don't know about the heavy thing and the bad sound."

[[give me a Notice roll for Rattleshirt]]


Ghost Wolf waits a bit, then answers. "I am the best tracker in this place. Of my men, Deer Fall On His Arrow is the best, but he is above." He pauses.

"I do not think they are directly above us, or below. It is faster to search the tunnels here, as Iron Action and Pond have begun, than to go far back to follow their trail forward,"
he adds. "It will be clear to any of my men if they find recent tracks of white men's shoes."
The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 516 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Mon 2 Nov 2015
at 23:48
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Does that mean we're getting close to finding Ward, then?" Evans says as he enters the chamber behind O'Rourke. "Good. Perhaps the gentleman with have some decent clothes to spare."
William Pierce
 player, 824 posts
 Vampire... Hunter
 P6 T7 W0 F0 W0R0B1
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 08:27
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
Patrick Murphy.

A thin smile crept over William's face. He had had a friend, once, of the same name. For a short moment he entertained the idea that this Patrick Murphy would be his friend, the man they called "Mad Irish".
I gave him that nick name. he remembered.

But no. Irish and his woman - Rose? Flores? - would be in California, most likely, or in Colorado. Not in a god-forsaken hell hole like this.
Every Irish mother seemed to name her first or second born son Patrick. Or Michael. There was a reason, why Mick and Paddy were nick names for the Irish, after all.
No, this one was certainly a different Patrick Murphy.
Rattleshirt
 NPC, 11 posts
 A Glomination
 P8 T11 Hench 4W0R0B
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 15:09
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
OOC:

Notice: 5

09:08, Today: Rattleshirt rolled 4,5 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,5.  Notice.

Adrian Vega
 player, 1074 posts
 Serpentbane
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 2W2R3B
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 15:19
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
Adrian turned to study the glom for a moment, letting the spectral cards dance in and out of his hands, vanishing almost as quickly as they had appeared. He turned to look at Ghost Wolf and listened to the Priest talk as well.

"If you're the best, maybe you should lead us though I'll try and see if I can get that thing to help. Is there a reason we're tryin' to find these white men? You think maybe they're in league with Pale Moon and the Snake Demons?" The question was addressed to Ghost Wolf, though he cast an eye towards the Marshal and Father O'Rourke. They knew Ward and his cronies better than he did.



OOC:

Deal with the Devil: Flush (Automatic Success + Raise)
Cast: Boost Trait on Ghost Wolf --> Boosting his Tracking two steps

09:10, Today: Adrian Vega drew the 11 cards: BJ!, 9S, QS, KD, 2C, 8C, 10C, 3S, 8H, AS, 2S using the Deadlands system.

Explicitly not using the Joker, but looks like time for a Joker's Wild!

This message was last edited by the player at 15:20, Tue 03 Nov 2015.

The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 517 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 16:37
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Dr. Ward created this mess with his rituals to contact The Snake." Evans says. "I would bet that the reason he's down here in this pit is to try and stop it. He may have some ideas for putting Our Adversary back into hibernation, or maybe even killing it outright."
Ghost Wolf
 NPC, 24 posts
 Determined Brave
 P7/8 T6/8 B2 W0 F0
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 18:35
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"You are finding and talking to the white men so that they do not shoot us in our backs or think it good to blow up the mine...whatever their thought is, that they are down here." Ghost Wolf nods at Evans in reference to the Marshal's speech. "It would be bad for them to do this whilst I am dealing with Pale Moon and getting those of my men I have not yet found away from this place," he finishes with remarkably even temper.

"They would shoot you, seeing that you were with us, if you did not go to them first,"
he adds, to make it clear this is in the white man's interest. He rolls his shoulders against an uneasy sensation, clearly discomforted.

[[Not much to track per se, since as he's said you're likely in front of the other party, but I'll call it a boost to his Sense o' Direction and a bonus to any navigation rolls made.]]


The clank points its 'beak' at Adrian's hands and makes its odd, brassy growling sound. *ROWROWROWROWR...*

Rattleshirt perks itself a bit more alert.
Adrian Vega
 player, 1076 posts
 Serpentbane
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 2W3R3B
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 22:26
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Alright, I'll take the lead. Come on, boney," he said, gesturing off to Rattleshirt in the direction he had indicated. "Don't hurt anybody!" he ordered the beast. He moved to guide the bone creature in the indicated direction.
Father William O'Rourke
 NPC, 152 posts
 Itinerant Priest
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha +2
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 23:13
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Hang on..." the priest counts heads as Rattleshirt skitters to heel with all the Comanches trying to stay out of the way. "There's Evans, Harry...B- ah, Jake, you back there?"

[[Moving on in just a bit - I need some information/movement from the Stray at this point.]]
Jake Lawrence
 player, 602 posts
 Huckster/Bitter Waters
 P5 T5 W- F- FCW4R1B1
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 14:06
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
Jake nods, "Still here... nothing to add, shall we carry?"
Father William O'Rourke
 NPC, 153 posts
 Itinerant Priest
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha +2
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 18:42
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
O'Rourke returns the nod. "Try t'stay close, even with the natives...I've a feeling there're things out beyond the light it's best not to face alone."

So saying, he takes up the torch that was left smouldering on the floor and blows some life in it before taking it to the recently-incapacitated Comanche and his friend, beckoning. He repeats the sentiment in Spanish to their confused and hostile frowns, offering a hand up.

After a moment, Iron Action accepts, whilst his companion cracks what sounds to be a joke about the priest's chest hair.




The party and its various shepherds follow Adrian and Rattleshirt, which seems excited or at least agitated about something, frequently straining ahead when allowed.


Ghost Wolf takes a torch from one of his men and holds it high. Alouette occasionally makes soft static sounds, unusually quiet.
Adrian Vega
 player, 1077 posts
 Serpentbane
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 2W3R3B
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 18:56
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"I'm gonna go scout ahead," he tells the others. "Y'all wait here. Rattleshirt, don't move or do anything."

He moved a few steps ahead of the group and surreptitiously drew his spectral hand to improve his chances at stealth. If it was Ward and company ahead, he'd like to know, but he didn't know who else was down here.




Deal with the Devil: Straight (6 Power Points Generated)
Cast: Boost Trait (Stealth) using the extra Power Points to extend the duration as needed
Spellcasting: 4 [8 - 4 (Arcane Resistance) = 4]
Stealth: 8

I'm assuming that the 8 on Spellcasting was enough to get past Adrian's Improved Arcane Resistance. If not, I will use chips to succeed as necessary.

12:51, Today: Adrian Vega rolled 8,5 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (6+2)8,5.  Stealth.
12:48, Today: Adrian Vega rolled 8,6 using d8,d6.
12:46, Today: Adrian Vega drew the 11 cards: JD, 2C, 9D, 10H, 7H, 7D, JH, 5S, QS, 8H, 4D using the Deadlands system.

Alouette
 GM, 1911 posts
 Automaton/Angel
 P4 T8(2) W0 F0 B3 Cha -3
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 19:05
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Should self go scout ahead too?" Alouette asks Evans, as he's nearest. "Father O'Rourke said it was dangerous to go alone."

[[A 4 is fine. You're heading into Pitch Black if you don't take a light, too, which is -6 for mortals to notice...should any mortals be around...]]

Adrian Vega
 player, 1078 posts
 Serpentbane
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 2W3R3B
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 19:44
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Anyone have a torch I can borrow?" he asked, thinking better of going into the pitch darkness without a light source, though one that would undoubtedly give him away.
Ghost Wolf
 NPC, 25 posts
 Determined Brave
 P7/8 T6/8 B2 W0 F0
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 19:58
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
Ghost Wolf passes one forward with a quiet remark to the as-yet silent man he takes it from, indicating the utterly immobile Rattleshirt. [Language unknown:  "O whintiingill ithsanlar and, is evioec a reamanave intmo an oupeas."]

"Shall I go with you?"
O'Rourke offers. "If it is the Dust Adders, they'll recognise me for a priest, even if I seem to have mislaid my collar."
Adrian Vega
 player, 1079 posts
 Serpentbane
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 2W3R3B
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 20:27
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Thank you," he said to Ghost Wolf as the torch was passed to him.

"I think that may be best, Father. Your spiritual authority will more likely have more credence with them than my secular authority," he said. He looked back to Ghost Wolf, Marshal Evans, and William Pierce.

"Just trying to make sure that they don't see my bone monster or the Comanche and get spooked and start a fight that nobody wants. I'll scout ahead and hopefully make contact with the white men and talk peace to them. But maybe it isn't them. I think there's something else lurking about here. Maybe the other bone monster. If you're in trouble, send Harry to come get me and I will return as soon as I can to help fight anything that troubles you. The rest of you - place your trust in Ghost Wolf as he has in us. We'll be back shortly."

With that, he gestured to the priest and moved away into the darkness. "Walk quietly now," he said, carefully tracing his steps and keeping track of his direction so they didn't get lost.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:28, Wed 04 Nov 2015.

The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 519 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 19:21
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"I'm coming with you. I need to have words with Dr. Ward in any case." Evans says with a nod. "Alouette, your presence...will likely not improve a potential stand-off."
William Pierce
 player, 826 posts
 Vampire... Hunter
 P6 T7 W0 F0 W1R0B1
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 19:56
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
Adrian Vega:
"Just trying to make sure that they don't see my bone monster or the Comanche and get spooked and start a fight that nobody wants. I'll scout ahead and hopefully make contact with the white men and talk peace to them. But maybe it isn't them. I think there's something else lurking about here. Maybe the other bone monster. If you're in trouble, send Harry to come get me and I will return as soon as I can to help fight anything that troubles you. The rest of you - place your trust in Ghost Wolf as he has in us. We'll be back shortly."


William chuckled softly. "I think we'll manage."
Alouette
 GM, 1912 posts
 Automaton/Angel
 P4 T8(2) W0 F0 B3 Cha -3
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"Okay." Alouette looks at Evans. "Advise Ambrose not to take the pants of Doctor Ward, or he might think you were making him minus integrity and/or dignity...and then he would shoot you from ten paces away, which would be bad," it advises.

O'Rourke nods, staying at the edge of Adrian's light as he moves forwards.
Rattleshirt
 NPC, 13 posts
 A Glomination
 P8 T11 Hench 5W0R0B
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 22:23
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
The bone monster stays perfectly still.


[[William, if you feel like it give me a Notice -2]]

William Pierce
 player, 827 posts
 Vampire... Hunter
 P6 T7 W0 F0 W0R0B1
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 23:23
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
Apparently, I don't feel like it.
00:21, Today: William Pierce rolled 1,1 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,1.  White chip.
00:21, Today: William Pierce rolled 1,1 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,1.  Notice,  - 2, +alertness.

Comanche Raiders
 NPC, 89 posts
 Angry Indians
 P7 T6 (8) F0 Extra
Sat 7 Nov 2015
at 09:47
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
[[In that case, you don't notice!]]

The Comanche aren't voluble, but there's certainly some uneasy discussion going on. One Shot breaks off and tries getting Jake's attention with a cautious rifle-butt poke, asking him something in Comanche and miming knocking back something in a flask.

The others watch William with ccasional glances to the bone glom like he might go off. Harry, having already been investigated for liquor or anything good, is mostly ignored.
Ghost Wolf
 NPC, 26 posts
 Determined Brave
 P7/8 T6/8 B2 W0 F0
Wed 11 Nov 2015
at 22:47
Re: Chapter 18.2 - íViva la Muerte!
"No shooting so far," Ghost Wolf remarks, poised and listening in the direction O'Rourke, Evans and Vega removed themselves. After a little while he decides to kneel and put his ear to the rock, motioning those behind him to stillness.

"..."
Ghost Wolf leans back, looking grim. After updating his warriors, he translates: "Be wary. Perhaps your serpent-sorcerer did not go to Pale Moon, or there is another awake...there is something that goes smoothly on the rock perhaps two hundred paces, two hundred and some more, back that way," he gestures down the tunnel they've just come up, then listens some more. "...but it is going off to the side, I think. There is perhaps one walking, too."

[[<bWilliam</b>and Jake, feel free to respond to the above information if you like, but when the others reach you y'all will be in a new chapter, so hold back on the action just yet.

edit: New thread! Go there.]]

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:20, Sat 14 Nov 2015.