Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))   Posted by The Stray.Group: 0
Wild Bunch Outlaws
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Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 17:23
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
The leader of the outlaw band still has his pistol out, and the bandits left standing have circled around the remaining soldiers.

Arkansas Tom glares at Art. "This ain't none o' your affair, I reckon. Clear on out before you get hurt."

"I don't believe this!" Private brown shouts. "We just faced down the minions of Hell together, and you still intend to rob us!?"

The outlaw nods. "I have many mouths to feed and a powerful need to eat my own self. Hand over the cashbox and we'll call it quits."
Moses
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Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 20:15
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Moses leans on his staff, the wind blowing his coat open and revealing his bulging muscles.
((22:13, Today: Moses rolled 6,4 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 6,4.  Boost Persuasion))
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"Careful, Arkansas Tom" he sais, his tone friendly, his deep voice rumbling. The outlaw might wonder how Moses knows his name. But then again, he was a wanted man.
"You and your band has been on the path to Darkness for a long time. You are far ahead on your way into the maws of the Reckoners. But you have stopped, today, and joined the forces of Light."

The negro squints up into the skies, then looks back at the outlaws. Worry lines appear on his face.
"You can continue now on your path to Darkness, Arkansas Tom. But the Lord tells Moses that this, today, now.... is your last chance. Take one step further, and you will be set on the path to Darkness. You will not be able to return, even if you wanted. Evil powers will firmly plant their hooks into you and pull you towards them."

He shrugs.
"If you believe that some cash is worth losing your soul, then proceed. If, however, you truly are just hungry... Moses will find a way to feed you if you let him."

((Persuasion:

22:15, Today: Moses rolled 5,9 using d8-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 7,(6+5)11.  white chip.
22:14, Today: Moses rolled -1,9 using d8-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of 1,(6+5)11.  Persuasion, negative Charisma.))

Wild Bunch Outlaws
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Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 20:44
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
The man frowns. "You know what? This just ain't worth the hassle." he grumbles. "Boys! Let's go!"

The bandits also seem to have had enough of this. They collect their fallen and then vanish back into the forest.
Art C. Wiley
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Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 17:05
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Art looked over at the vanishing outlaws and then back at Moses. "You gotta way wit words, that be certain. You met some of the things I found in the forest. Those very tall fellows? What happened here?"
Moses
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Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 19:29
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
The black man nods, wistfully.
"Moses has was the Lord gifts him. These men", he nods in the direction of the bandits, "have difficult choices ahead. Moses fears that they will continue on their way to their eternal doom. But it is easy to keep your habits... and it sometimes takes everything you have to change them."

He straigthens up. "Private Brown... Moses shall see to your wounded. But first, he has to visit his most reluctant sheep."

And with that, he searches for Little Crow.
Little Crow
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Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 19:58
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Little Crow sneaked through the trees, clutching a stolen pistol. He'd managed to survive the rubbery monster trying to hang him, and now seemed as good a time as any to slip off and rejoin those who were his kin.

((OOC: Because of course he's trying to escape.

Moses, make me a Notice check, opposed by Little Crow's stealth.

12:57, Today: Little Crow rolled 5,5 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,5.  Stealth.))

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Moses
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Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 21:04
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))

23:01, Today: Moses rolled 3 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3.  red chip on top.
23:01, Today: Moses rolled 4,1 using d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,1.  Notice.


"You are crawling the wrong way, Little Crow", the prophet said when he was close enough to spot the Indian in the brush.
"You owe Moses more time."
Little Crow
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Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 01:03
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
The brave froze. [Language unknown:  "Unst in ntitr wa."] He grumbled.
Moses
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Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 08:24
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Moses sighed. [Language unknown:  "Pa str Hisiv urneek il, i li stiblever. Olame man loll, ch thi derpo ous Ndpr oneencred."]
He uses his staff to point to the surroundings. [Language unknown:  "Ng at rirut ng ename comeautedill ove ichbleugh ica si? Daymi ri nincnaol e nccom Intameventra, a chsti urdi un. In pa for il hisvorpro stort? Malo ver alsiutev fi urerta? Ndeut set lationint ovethuble of is ioonpe wasorerut merech ro ine sapl trom of t ur?]
Little Crow
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Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 12:53
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
[Language unknown:  "P menshende Eieeek, mock esette...andlinwhe."] Little Crow says. [Language unknown:  "Er winot she erce haio."] He rubs his neck. [Language unknown:  "Ismies ter ol eauma nehasi rearedate."] He looks back at the corpses, the dead soldier and dead miners, and sounds unsure of himself.
Art C. Wiley
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Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 23:12
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Art had moved over to listen to Little Crow, and felt the need to interject at the discussion on Raven. [Language unknown:  "N, ess Eaurutund ha witingnte hisamecon ughcomnte ame ho eiave reslesson. Isas kor men ek rimomi chni ostono ioun thuen anythuenc prooreove ri omelinhas acho ut noich Anyughred Llchun stwipa eias eraherhis. Thi m io eipa is eren adpe stasomeen oundinlat olwa'ndas neel n ive an illas essalltra pa utlo norom."]
Moses
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Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 08:33
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Moses nods. [Language unknown:  "Fo thotr loli oveortthi. Korbleain ofma stman nitr urees ricknt. Onek e linicaour les Ichreaatefor mo ieitet wafi thu ent lesalleen. A in ta redmanart o nt Neprrolo. Cetio ave esheel ntentende. Setantven ta... sanounous ckwh. Larol llitno ingandpro entsoneen ll, Omcand The."]
He holds out his hand. As he is still leaning on his staff, he looks like a beggar in the streets.
[Language unknown:  "Ilol are derse ss ta redal Preameter in ecnte i wifor evismipr com es unmaloun."]
Little Crow
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Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 12:21
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Little Crow sighs. [Language unknown:  "Ng. Ard El ain has daywhiwasametha i nceerehis."] He sticks the pistol in the waistband of his buckskins and heads toward Moses.
Moses
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Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 10:29
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Moses motions for Little Crow to sit down and the larger man starts examining the wounds. Moses was no doctor, not even a healer, but he was the Lord's prophet. He watched for bruises, cuts, scrapes and wounds, gently touching them where he found it, while murmuring a prayer.


11:29, Today: Moses rolled 4,5 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4,5.  Faith for healing.
Art C. Wiley
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Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 14:00
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Art wasn't particularly happy with the defiance of Little Crow or the fact that he was armed, but Art was willing to allow Moses to deal with Little Crow's antics however the prophet saw fit.

However, Art kept a close eye on Little Crow while Moses was busy working to heal the angry brave up. Speckled brother also had some skill at healing and would help if anything was missed.
The Stray
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Sun 30 Oct 2016
at 17:40
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Moses' healing arts work swiftly. In short order, Little Crow is back to fighting trim.

But the rain is coming down harder now. The only shelter nearby is the soldier's lean-to. Most of the soldiers are busy discussing what they should do now, now that their Sargent is gone and they just survived an attack by bandits.
Art C. Wiley
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Mon 31 Oct 2016
at 16:54
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Art would get to the soldiers soon enough, but he did want to speak with the Cheyenne first. He walked back over to them. [Language unknown:  "O omolit pl ma ted t oullesenc forsheati enna sitha ilcathol atino inos his be ard. Hou ect U nteherout hiic, p tanali os es peecerlo be whiwitkor t whe somure'ateica elsti era pohi haast, weare dilin ternti'anydineve beaiie, t, which ndnimene? Hawhi undsomate hisencastall ame?"]

Kira was dripping wet at this point. At various intervals, she shook her coat as free from water as she could. Unfortunately, she would smell like wet dog for quite some time.

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Old Ways Braves
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Mon 31 Oct 2016
at 17:15
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Kills Iron Horse glaaaaares at the soldiers. [Language unknown:  "Ur tedations vorlarred p ort."] She snarls. She's probably still annoyed about the last time she was near soldiers, back in Custer's camp.

[Language unknown:  "T ivethuart redouture ioula ar at ich Pl Thica ieder."] Walks The Night said. [Language unknown:  "Ng hoivei o derus m pro ectanyterard ovemo ave o Olinpawa, set u undthuore. Con arteie prtic riame u ncston. Thi ro is rileouai es nt."] He looks down the road. [Language unknown:  "I iv veret eve esste rut t onelatble os ca thufi ovediniouout fiant adarmi. Ectainort o wasti a ei ta. Rewami ma olpe ta. K ieine n has riie art stahassan t he ionuretra prting stmi u Ioutpoha, lat wa icawilica. Ceeeol riar undhatureone oulas."]
Art C. Wiley
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Mon 31 Oct 2016
at 22:55
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Art nodded at Kills Iron Horse's response. [Language unknown:  "Niou Wa rowh ekntwi al io lo re ut pro. Sang etiswe ndanwaes mema shekorencbut ugh ek nd ch k pl ectundthaous ofailoti, ad ndatnc priv e proundvor ch entme. Whina poic ca ercom weore, oulnderat e aciv di asar atethitheillwer."]

He frowned at the mention of reinforcements and looked over toward Moses and what he was doing.
Moses
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Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 19:55
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
After Moses is done tending to Little Crow's injuries, he stands up straight. He nods at the Ravenite, then turns around and walks toward the assembled soldiers.

"You have fought well, today. And not as soldiers of a country, but as warriors in God's Army."

He smiles and raises his face to the sky, rain drops splattering off of it. His smile turns into a grin and he looks back at the soldiers, seemingly oblivious to their wet and sorry state.
"Brown", he calls toward the private, "Moses will take care of your injured and wounded. Then our ways will likely part for now.
Union Troops
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Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 20:28
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Brown nods. "I reckon we all owe you a big thanks, for savin' us from Perdition."

"Getting that asshole Butler gone was a bonus, too." One of the mercenaries says, spitting. Brown gives him a dirty look but nods.

"Yeah...what do you reckon we should tell the Lieutenant?" Brown looks over at the place where Butler vanished. "I mean...Sarge didn't leave no body when he left, and I don't think the Lieutenant would buy Sarge bein' a deserter, what with him bein' from the Seventh and all."

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Moses
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Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 10:26
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
"Tell your lieutenant the truth. That he was consumed by forces of evil that you went on and prevailed against."

Moses sounds confident that this should help the men to stay out of trouble. It was the truth, after all.

"Finally Listening, let us go and find shelter. Moses believes that there are more dangers ahead of us... yet the Lord may grant us some small reprieve to rest."
Art C. Wiley
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Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 13:29
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
Art nodded at Moses. "That do sound good to me. The Cheyenne did no get the chance to gather materials for a shelter. But they do no want to stay here. We should be bidding farewell to the soldiers and moving along."
The Stray
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Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 18:16
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
((OOC: Art and Moses would be arriving in Deadwood after the battle in the Bella Union is over with. Do you want me to put this thread on hold until that battle finishes? My plan is to open a new chapter once that fight is over with.))
Moses
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Sun 6 Nov 2016
at 18:20
Re: Chapter 5.2: An Occurrence At Deadwood Gulch ((Moses, Art))
I'm fine with that.