Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))   Posted by The Stray.Group: 0
Tan Xiaohan
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Thu 22 Dec 2016
at 09:41
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
...and now my dreams can move a nation, Rabbit thinks, awed and made afraid by the power given to her. She looks at her hands, then up at the people. Well, Sitting Bull can hardly stop everyone...this is barely in anyone's control.

Act.


[Language unknown:  "Aveproich, e thndri Inentioer,"] Rabbit asks Sky Hawk. [Language unknown:  "Re Thi Terardnte, vorlinati ntiionfor aveersstr,"] she asks of Quiet Knife.

[Language unknown:  "Laoun entch illoreles elei our onlopr ica?"] Yawns gets that question, then Rabbit steps forward, calling over the noise.

[Language unknown:  "A icdi el, a sifoev ore whi, comla espre...Esstineve tear iepo ng hoetbe plre, mo eau si on peecit u posti ntiel ileau ticterman, no nti poasolss,] Rabbit pulls up her shirt enough to show the black-scarred claw marks stark on her flesh.

[Language unknown:  "ugh naac Trsipe, i art i tic u, letile. Ouat a eveio, u me di a haenc toliur. P meol tearic."]

Hopefully Wovoka will show up before the Hooded One...
Rabbit hopes. If so, maybe I will get a chance to try and fetch some more Chinese support.
Sky Hawk
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Wed 4 Jan 2017
at 01:05
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Sky Hawk and Quiet Knife nod. [Language unknown:  "Larnc virst ll ng?"] Sky Hawk asks, giving the crowd a worried look.
Tan Xiaohan
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Wed 4 Jan 2017
at 08:48
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit's hand brushes along her thunderbird feather and she gives a small nod. [Language unknown:  "Artoutwit Eeivsi netho ilnipo ine ruteenure caou me latvorall ou llha...tipl tackpe o fo trivel, rinoce ethewhad,"] she responds.
Old Ways Braves
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Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 16:31
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
There's a flurry of activity over the next couple hours. Wovoka, looking a bit mortified, arrives and quickly agrees to help lead an impromptu lesson in the dance. Horn Chips arrives, too, but he doesn't speak to Rabbit directly and keeps his distance. Kicking Bear enthusiastically joins in, exhorting everyone to dance with passion.

An older Lakota, well-dressed and accorded a lot of respect from the surrounding braves, watches the proceedings quietly, with a quiet smile on his lips.

((OOC: Give me a summary of Rabbit's prep actions))
Tan Xiaohan
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Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 18:07
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit explained the situation to Wovoka as best she could, with a great deal of deference to the prophet made as obvious as possible to the crowd - explaining the demonstration of honourable bulletproofing, the talk of driving the Americans into the sea, her mild correction and dream-speaking, the outbreak of enthusiasm.

Horn Chips gets a few anxious looks in his direction, but Rabbit doesn't chase him, concentrating instead on impressing upon the people the amount of work required to raise the dead properly, convincing them that this work would go better after the great buffalo feast, when they were sure of the steps and full of holy meat, and indeed teaching them how to Dance.

[[Did any of the women turn up?

If she gets the opportunity/she's certain Wovoka is safe for a bit - is Crazy Horse still about? - she'll trot off to try and bring some Chinese folk down. Persuasion roll?]]

This message was last edited by the player at 21:43, Thu 05 Jan 2017.

Old Ways Braves
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Tue 10 Jan 2017
at 19:39
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Wovoka looks somewhat mortified at the talk of bulletproofing being promised willy-nilly and seems distinctly uncomfortable with the "drive the white folks to the sea" bits, but nods and seems to accept that the time for organization is now.

The older, well-dressed Lakota with the smile wanders closer in. The braves immediately grant him deference as he approaches. He listens to Rabbit speak on the necessity of feasting, and nods.

"Yes. There is wisdom here. It shall be done as you say." He says to Rabbit. In English, which seems odd. "Holy Tatanka's hide is being prepared. You and your friends will each be given a cloak of his skin to wear for the dance."

Crazy Horse is, in fact, still around. The women have not yet arrived.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:24, Wed 11 Jan 2017.

Tan Xiaohan
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Wed 11 Jan 2017
at 20:50
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit looks up at the important stranger and gives a slightly crooked smile, dipping into a small bow of respect. "Tatanka has much favoured us, noble chief. I hope we can return as much honour back to him."

She looks at the now not-inconsiderable crowd of the curious and potential disciples, then back to the chieftain, still vigilant despite the clear and genuine current of excitement. "Will you also dance with us?"
Spotted Elk
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Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 21:40
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
"I intend to, though my bones are growing weary with age." The man says. "I am pleased to see so many are excited. When I invited Wovoka here at Kicking Bear's request, I had my doubts. But if this Dance is successful...it will be a good thing. I would like to see the dream you spoke of come to pass. My own dreams are darker. I dream of myself laying dead in the snow, surrounded by the bodies of my people, being pecked at by crows while the Long Knives dig mass graves." He shakes his head. "I would see your dream come true, little one."
Tan Xiaohan
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at 23:14
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit smiles at the pledge, but listens intently, clearly taking this in with great seriousness. "I think...there other forces in this land, that want the hoop of life to start its turn in destruction. I think it is that they collect, near to here, that give you a dream of fear, to make you lose hope, and so act badly like an animal that is caught, lashing out."

The small shamen dares look up, even to make eye contact for a second. "I am glad you come, and hope we can bring more hope here. We need many, that can also remember they free and human when war stares at us close. We wour' be much honoured, if you encourage your people to have faith in the Dance also...it take much work, but many together make much powerful medicine."

Rabbit rubs a little absently at the marking on her neck, feeling nothing more than her own warm, familiar skin, then looks about for Crazy Horse. "I go try get some of the Chinamen here, as we are teaching," she explains to the noble before her, endeavouring not to seem rude. "I come back."
Spotted Elk
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Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 17:58
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
The older man shakes his head. "No, I do not believe so. I believe it is a warning -- what might occur if we do not dance." he nods. "The Minneconjou will join the Oglala in the dance. You have my word."

Crazy Horse is nearby, watching the two of them speak. The older man nods again. "Go, then."
Tan Xiaohan
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Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 23:10
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
The chief gets a deeply respectful bow before Rabbit goes to do as she had indicated, pausing briefly to inform Crazy Horse of her intent.
Crazy Horse
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Mon 16 Jan 2017
at 23:14
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Crazy Horse is watching the proceedings with the air of a man who has lost control and doesn't quite know how, nor what to do about it. He doesn't notice Rabbit speaking to him for a couple moments. When he does, he sighs. [Language unknown:  "Trshe oun m al, Resreaain? Diin cepl of ce?"]
Tan Xiaohan
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Tue 17 Jan 2017
at 22:34
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit looks up at the general, feeling much the same. [Language unknown:  "U as...ticntited plilwapr,"] she responds, swallowing on a dry throat from much talking and high nerves.

[Language unknown:  "T...Iv urut ereounati eeck, men Nd noch arble werundoneone, lepo aspr ardvirine, Di ei fo amelesoer t Hiine hoil Oulevever...inol ma I venthuvirwit A st wer etrut as inro k preichtra elilsepl: wil k o, ere the, pa n ere Cearmi, nttha wiart chchev terfi u k. Po ilbeur...ch ai ine ainnt witonewit, miie whitedvorard, ev stalesect enc la caalwhai'trenis thiratand. En sanithnce. Sa E san ckmoha Loilil, P an o."] Rabbit goes quiet, aware of talking entirely too much.

[Language unknown:  "E...Ad pe ckpa a tioeredin ut si Manleskor Hiilen Anesno ekil, loers a asncet,"] she explains.
Crazy Horse
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Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 20:37
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
[Language unknown:  "Str, k men."] Crazy Horse says as he looks over the crowd. [Language unknown:  "Enprni Ng ers ore i eeniveich mooun us, Ri evsaei. Linri sonen Lesatekor Res ni, ave wifi Adit Eklobe tiisas ev ssstne nc vir, Fi it ntle niicas m tin fo esmo. Nani N as int ourestrea Sasain Oun liussa pamohi ndendeset pe fiicse pro mo osce n ad iouhisave mo me, ckadnt po, strameati leolil."]

He blinks at Rabbit. [Language unknown:  "Tiis alhi Isstfo Werlesvir wersanati? Ndlo oulo ilie el t lin estca ndasla?"] He shakes his head. [Language unknown:  "Iewh evri staca, onepo N ch beer atetrahou werol Asmemi Itcani niseur. Ulloie thenne seenha hiwe hi tinal eracomver t ivetr wilavethu, ovesonven ughne sheourany rond hepre ouarro wheiur but loion thi aitrpo, ne Ck thecal era k lesvenund noteecpe a Setencear hiear. Pr ntsiiv ter no sta ratprothu libe, ca?"]
Tan Xiaohan
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Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
[Language unknown:  "Ionnotday ons u yin his mound dinvireau, we no e iv anysetnde i out ion hita nclolo,"] Rabbit says, trying to hide bemusement.

[Language unknown:  "Wh es ons o caecil Preomeshe Nce, u a enstr ca il ev ne ntefi acos...con k aiiv teho witrutlarerastarat ei ma me onte onshasine whmo sonnt enta ard, no ill wipr ortintoul undac casest, som virardtho hata heev. At m moes pa eenard'dinwhioul to oerti Redintder ckac ll asttr, ne linad ounbe Sonnteset eauioutho, aiek paro Eraundith, we po illa, ac ul pr sonearich ei er...naen P yinil, u eraionsta, but ad laoer any m ng, le naro proce erac undresain a t be."] Rabbit rubs under her queue.

[Language unknown:  "Is esus me acus al e ere, Ardreaoun set aststrtio derineyin...No miilse e mo din plncpe maing Erwhic os ess trit wharwa nafi evwas entole, iechfoal wasos, o ncha ures sonyindin miac ith mo e. Ut intdinoul nt all Le Halo, dayha u daystatra..."] the small shamen trails off a moment, trying to word tactfully with a limited vocabulary. [Language unknown:  "...ore k linwi peti terivelat, ssica ive Finepe ain butas blene. Iv a ent resecters, pa Trahasest."]
Crazy Horse
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Thu 19 Jan 2017
at 20:29
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Crazy Horse stares at Rabbit for a moment. [Language unknown:  "O iou."] he says. [Language unknown:  "Ce saek etnc hiro, anyce, laevev Ll t tinte icawa m ad ate u leshouwilughnce. Hautse at eetha hoad."]
Tan Xiaohan
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Sat 21 Jan 2017
at 10:25
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit tries not to duck, instead bowing respectfully. [Language unknown:  "Usck iepo poiv il,"] she responds, and with a last concerned glance at the crowd, trots off to see if this mission can be accomplished.
The Stray
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Wed 25 Jan 2017
at 06:35
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
((OOC: It seems to me that, since I'm trying to bring Chapter 5 to a close, this is a good place to pause.))
Tan Xiaohan
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 20:33
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Among the snap-smart tents of the Iron Dragon encampment, Rabbit took a moment in the shadow of an awning to breathe and centre herself. I hope this isn't a dumb idea, she thinks earnestly, and strolls out in front of those enforcers and working men taking a noon rice break.

[Language unknown:  "Ofekpais,"] the very shiny shamen says, with a general bow once they notice her. [Language unknown:  "Ul trss stitinenc-intersday meenc St i om Tineauort Rutredere stre ie oveto moenic onwi, our Ni tiri t foosss shetraineencrat,"] she finishes smoothly, outwardly polite and calm and inwardly tensed at the number of men and large weapons.
Iron Dragon Enforcers
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 20:37
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
The workers just sort of...stare at Rabbit. There's an uncomfortably long silence.
Tan Xiaohan
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 20:47
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
"..." Rabbit briefly panics, then realises what these fellows mostly associate her with. [Language unknown:  "Pr nceurecom ev re ivdipl ro tise il dermenhou wiwas ineratour ome ad lilackmi iouhasnde, ututfothca anylo wa setourshenti ieout evha en po weron takor verrealin seatna esswheest ble whpent nt pour io ticsetrom enutro. T lousng Os Petra wausison wanot reath et whthe."]
Iron Dragon Enforcers
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 20:56
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
The enforcers start moving more, which is a relief. One of them gets up the courage to ask a question. [Language unknown:  "Fi itich nase korersthe tead liwa iowi a preounnotout thu oueencchad ca undratver witereave se wa utteunal, urla roove metoes o witol esmo e ecofis Ithaes k ousmo stall enofho latessera heith ivehasrom nd ngvir be esroollios wi u."]
Tan Xiaohan
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 23:02
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
The enforcer's deference causes a kind of grating shock in Rabbit's chest, quickly followed by a brief spark of excitement and utter terror in quick sucession. What if he realises what if he grabs his sword what if he hits me with the hilt and holds me down before I can-?

Breathe.


Rabbit swallows, taking an outwardly calm and graceful step towards the fire. [Language unknown:  "N admeeses il E eaund maasha waswilwittha t pe ncestrugh usurpo estsanortous. And Meanes Larreakor...p th kor ne Icon'siioisiv, us us Ioomai wheoerers mi k sanresnte e ivewasatieau ess Adwe, pafodipa olhaun ame iouersatetin llha haalal t setro yin dayardnte all ere reamanera ma olac ck peloectate tholwh, attaet ti enctrahouest n areli sa inil ar urencelat ant ri etarmingfo u Thuastter ceme undbuther avest echa T la uthesi ev weil ekngicof,"] Rabbit explains.

[Language unknown:  "Ng paoun di latr miur erteai str his undintble n ter i, e ilurulnoni yin ssnoerouro ac ainderkor setsanthe ugh ngvor aretholin tr ame chntlaes'isni paarof, ome ivtra m man uraciv i ai. Li t wi ngres Preithent, forro te ev, enol un was artsonain artonerea ughromhatore. Verie trawhiyinwas kor se ill arevenoulder bleintoerhat, forprewilset ntiounati onestiain a lofoof anmend as ad rea, ncil shelareau miutictest."] She frowns.

[Language unknown:  "Rutithman il i eechos saoume venil il p eeican romas eriourel'ssnt m trwh...trdi Linundave ssare omeblethi toand yin oveenttinven nce e ion ro urll, wi eveconthiortthi te alle milewa und venntires adwita si mile'ilad histicera artte ektin omearesti st: k ekte ounnotera foan nonackhoenhe ul som ine Ameesseve, whli e il fich ure reaearliness t ck it wheio ndeineous i etngut ce pr m ughan man, stos whi prto itar ounticica io plour Acosis Tic thrut iosaur tesaek. Ec tencun ic eknti Oertedpre, beev acusno, ie caisch witoutugh minefo i trasonenc lawhng M Rowe sa Serito Teddernti lateenore."]
Iron Dragon Enforcers
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 23:17
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
The enforcers begin chatting among themselves after this.

((OOC: Roll me a Persuasion check to see how convincing you were.))
Tan Xiaohan
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Sat 28 Jan 2017
at 23:45
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Rabbit gives a small smile to those that look her way, silently clenching her fists into her sleeves until the sight of the mountain and the feel of the grass and earth underfoot helped her find enough balance to cease trembling, seen and surrounded by men larger and stronger than herself.

[Language unknown:  "Ecaiek Elei ant wilek thoat paday outillbutain butsomear Yinillers Omeiil olho ni preeenive evson preni, orttheble etnc eeanme k la ilion isera. Si ivoltr e arddaylin uswas lene t tarihi pronotpretinenc, i he n tho Reas m heint Norut: ieat t shend ulac Derovecom Ichdayous onel wasnotest ioundever erswerlat i pre estortlar. A di m ilaies onsessthahat os anos-lono but trtain ossom sarisa se traresrea atiut astla il ofecan stahisundvortintin din habut anndng."]

[[23:30, Today: Tan Xiaohan rolled 23,4 using d8+2,d6+2, rerolling max with rolls of (8+8+5)21,2.  persuadin' while pretty.

I start a cult! The Bunny Rebellion is at hand!]]