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:  "Pllomi, he dayvenenc Thetioort,"] Rabbit asks Sky Hawk. [Language unknown:  "Beio Pamo Omethistr, reetha sinoch terstacom,"] she asks of Quiet Knife.

[Language unknown:  "Taat encng trmawa ere and omevho re?"] Yawns gets that question, then Rabbit steps forward, calling over the noise.

[Language unknown:  "K she ble, ca staortoun ofre ugh, som ei...Trives le acenc is fongnt prosa, erus es prsi n taacwe t pro fo on wasainday, een noli eveinttedons,] Rabbit pulls up her shirt enough to show the black-scarred claw marks stark on her flesh.

[Language unknown:  "beof rat Pemana, ne roun t on m, stanad. Ove t yin, m mi ri n poare mellca. Le ncpa earmename."]

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:  "Onnt fi u white?"] 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:  "Eewaio Ourromast thi onsthiort hali paenme whi i saunun p ie...ri nteivenot ha ho ofurac, versetent etlintla,"] 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.

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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:  "Wer whi a fi, Illlesout? Plne pawh e olnc?"]
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:  "Ni mima...eenkoroer ette-ivch,"] she responds, swallowing on a dry throat from much talking and high nerves.

[Language unknown:  "Ch...Me erte siliha ing, are Se ckpl ive noomleos, th her wautmi, Es ha est fofowh i Strng on Eveoutint...teect maio Ol ssadeeec At day al fiof artar een po ousoutest ourhatshewhi: mi as om, sswhi eenin, roain k trhe Hasnottic, one onrut dieiie omli ie m. At entmanson...p ure ain any hissanwhi, ica aiasecos, ha nitrre nc hasom icawhetic-larwhindecom herratica. Vorni latestenc. Vensa I pl romoreear Dayersons, A niof om."] Rabbit goes quiet, aware of talking entirely too much.

[Language unknown:  "T...Li n er n alacek adera poine Walias Toeiac Urcete ev, utan p sonearear,"] 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:  "Pail, li la."] Crazy Horse says as he looks over the crowd. [Language unknown:  "Tamiro Ee ounle daypa fi thiromess and set, K ishoti. Hica elro Ngecsi Con onsus, day ta Caine Ortillhas terproday miant esnene n isse, Be m wares iteeom m mili po een. Ven P n leie ouressoer Withec She elalhe sshoan butsaniou ma maurit th o nehe en re ersbutera la k, oveversti nd, encartder ovedernti."]

He blinks at Rabbit. [Language unknown:  "Neun astnd Meomad Whihasich ousbutent? Ich ut aiwa o o tra iool sehock?"] He shakes his head. [Language unknown:  "Pr na io, nitho E re eima ivaiai artni Pafimi Sanoveeen vorresard. Vorrattic verbutugh eturil ine e whugh potang k niev aswaom, eeural ineur ardmanati howa ntiti cecenc laindi iena korli catio uronse, artet As estineint int ro webeul ngmafinc p Hasanthou naul. Sa eiofie poev leic ne eauwheeau ss, prch?"]
Tan Xiaohan
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Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
[Language unknown:  "Blestrres pl pe sonus ect ca bentpr, o ivce i be forsanred n nd ulro fiis ingantted,"] Rabbit says, trying to hide bemusement.

[Language unknown:  "E ons red el temole Uniont Aist, k n hou ev os virbe foic we caent...nti hi hi llrea eslausailala be esssa i acwhi aswifi te noio eauet onek, lat pr ut liheli ain unuldi, to mepont ac disi. Se ek ncoul ri eeermilere i ant Ortkorint oun vor ain, ro urha mo Stplni olwaai, el les Ofusha, ol kor aveet, o haour ri cellng k ha...nt N iou, m romsanort, conic re ive tho sa ll, ardac artfi str ut sheastave il m el."] Rabbit rubs under her queue.

[Language unknown:  "P ustra ti ca stte m ate, Ardomecon as poulpl eeofma...E ithntewer th i pl asthouwit elut Caeree ame itati aster dayicaart ur anyil alwiwi, yinthiallthu es, ie rom ioort intoerthi toons whi reent pr. U archst il hi Dieau Red, conwh ri wasainion..."] the small shamen trails off a moment, trying to word tactfully with a limited vocabulary. [Language unknown:  "...all an red rom ionbleoul, na one Firial evebe io tipa. Ha ul dihi eraonsoer, pobe Prourerat."]
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:  "Ek witon."] he says. [Language unknown:  "P wa iou any, dayta, herthinti Pr u evus encof m hoil roher ri mool'ilallo. Thurutith n out ta."]
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:  "Si urbe oreat ent,"] 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:  "Antentsonwil,"] the very shiny shamen says, with a general bow once they notice her. [Language unknown:  "As liard atforoaraist wh En an tefo Inthatred Onivca oupl me roli elicsa eilin, aiur Al nce ta rathermen artoulatethaugh,"] she finishes smoothly, outwardly polite and calm and inwardly tensed at the number of men and large weapons.
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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:  "Paet inunie a iswas foroursan n sant thewe anywheher strpe insaca eve i derhou'whidin lladsa, llti-oleias hiest lest oveintousres chec te waek ateon na strec sheallard fienek wilhasmen ons utckfi for iv elck siinai eraoveine. Il venlinnde Asch Ol proyinoneout thech mi oulhi nti."]
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at 20:56
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The enforcers start moving more, which is a relief. One of them gets up the courage to ask a question. [Language unknown:  "Ro haul le haseur ceour ilwil ati n olac'diin evei hewa-esivto unie wawaar wiriwe ai utek sonproortcon, noca ck ndeesswer m ie tho ca venestiou Ntiintant ne ta whel rielbe sonpronde mi histedica k le e atitpabeil si i."]
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:  "A eisipoai o U com sonpremen lacehaee wh t fiwear foecis mansti-tioall. Llie Enceaustr Evhoei...k p astan us Isloperoonof, icrat fiat Asnepr lataos et m tassou us riplreto for Ceri, lebealen ncereawit ncta hasoul-staart ac nitoee ri eve nd nteureess risan uswhi mireth ta aress evnc ichyinconthinot masest, toonce our utistrou al ndat ic erael on urmein verul a comntihou-ndeure al Ichoutred esng hisughhat ntthu il Si ate uterle laing tic eaunde'ughwer,"] Rabbit explains.

[Language unknown:  "Ar seil wh rori ss urnaom asee sa loouli to te a, o timo'diieio rut poicatntur ear artencand prstre beei ck ortvenble e ch rochivho-male meeedi, com ent ut iou ivesheeve k oneau. La ho tr ch Toevni, hou om el, lo e atain ivarek ietali usisatck. Ith ameous-wastra fo ectwi onday ololstho encdinticent, houtioarethi plilil ineineman us ioutas saningbut io ho ho, int laelur hatsetvorvirnte."] She frowns.

[Language unknown:  "Pleene n tr hasandant iveantnde laio st un enwihi st hebesatrreri on iv...lo Ratdaythe her hasantted hisll incon romnderomwas liur i na ll atwer, fiiv strlinicaingrut e out oumeer ha fopele atievewhe ta ingioniveill entersoun anic tin eenoneant o: a pre ouitll stpe ulnainsiwadi n itio ticse Erdipr, adame ul ove diad ndfi eeasnase u ngvor k all osteul le sonmenith ain anil li tha ounwi, unsan rut ie re ndtesa out reaas Teekta Th ti reaectson stishende. Ad ardthoyin ni avepo Atmosi, ev tertinsti, wewe enetpr terstrhat sheilloul lo latmanant venomeles Ek Om isce Ameicante Ckthos ainithhou."]
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:  "Hatwaslat Voree ngdi pr ave ro whiundderyin linproati Sonearica Larvirnde stshe sta trchic il whe, inliei ecus stiessall o io eauwi hou. I dayhatcom ca ekleng thu th al leswertho echiacmiri, nd iv lo olen Eeec m ast Ithus: nc m mori il Saming Eaulesble fi moalio allndeset acekbe la ce wanote. Io ers is werentany eithpope ev urenpaet pr ounhertho ta eeares p pomont ncema sti a ulwiur ivndtithloof ne ar tinourthi."]

[[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!]]