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:  "Tafimi, k niilen Walail,"] Rabbit asks Sky Hawk. [Language unknown:  "Vir Any Eiouei, trthut lomiro wholar,"] she asks of Quiet Knife.

[Language unknown:  "Naear ac ngtiin naive ivfi istowh celo?"] Yawns gets that question, then Rabbit steps forward, calling over the noise.

[Language unknown:  "Ic teev no, i estbleand ivete se, nores ear...Virintour she naiou n ratithard neas, no thpr san ou eintar u ill liil hotha lahaac, le day tinromineoul,] Rabbit pulls up her shirt enough to show the black-scarred claw marks stark on her flesh.

[Language unknown:  "io and Reaearere, e miter st lat fo, merene. Ekla a ticti, we io ce le siwhe iveoutted. Os eknot illthoent."]

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:  "Prte lessa pr wacom?"] 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:  "Wheersast Ratestear outat redsomugh tois nceortard ver i omchre o somha...unro ratillnot ei ta pawhal, thontethe ecarllur,"] 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:  "Wilpr hewhe ne ourtr, Ndeeraven? Eauta stat tr inica?"]
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 strac...comanyrat hatardhatday,"] she responds, swallowing on a dry throat from much talking and high nerves.

[Language unknown:  "P...St ti ntehertha ouce, era M ti thvor onstraardany, ll neit ughlatout, Ie pre mi sanesslar k Etth teol Whtoen...teen tr E resntiainenc K ilut la oun ers ort k acerom aranstev: chion a a, ver as, vortr at astek Peosll, areio vir anwher ai n k. M evnolo...a diad terun ast roasbe, ce alioalch, o haaclo tesa ri mihe'sicaevesen stulil. Entof somnotmen. Be U thate ithdayore Prlawh, Pa inho m."] Rabbit goes quiet, aware of talking entirely too much.

[Language unknown:  "Ri...A fi ess o andforoul all astis Earainnti Ioustrect Dillie acthi, pr n eenbutkor,"] 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:  "En, pa hi."] Crazy Horse says as he looks over the crowd. [Language unknown:  "Earillrea Pron wa eius t trtoch teit yin, K peieno. Astou set Atioerhou Unsti ss, ncha ckwas Ll Ceatmo aitopr not areyinich u mi, T n thenc paansa hi achi beany ure. Rewh U e nt ioetbe Esshision Wil sitose conameion utasce m foloac estic lo ut he li etfoma ur o, forwaseve all, oeronsone oureraome."]

He blinks at Rabbit. [Language unknown:  "Ng ure Romntewhi Tecase reaanyhou? Rutsi icaie estol k me ll ven eenillare?"] He shakes his head. [Language unknown:  "Paur lo nc, niel P we ho ariepr orees Tioortwit Chusng arecomnte. Inttrande loniei nesang peni nc ounom nteticove o oshi mepahi, ionilloul ng namama one nte hastioeen reawernce ioof ev aseve unrowa, re A heroutble wa n rollou coneraconcom n Ekurli eenmo. Ho oneurever na evme undng oertraoun seill, ivll?"]
Tan Xiaohan
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Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
[Language unknown:  "Ndeherwhe aithe hi histr mo anst anydinmen, re it i tris tedartres ek oulha thi und ersinebut,"] Rabbit says, trying to hide bemusement.

[Language unknown:  "U mi sti pl werounave Aresonent Ome, ut e ditr asll al mepl sa ntthe hini...allre n sinte ek atinac'asmone m tead we ortac venantore iole nc il forho, thail iou esera ughallone nd chlili, elun evroio unpe rutes. Ur k ngei ee esno-mehoto na manpa Encichman hisho sa ame, ic mimo les Pentun oerantpre, vor fimen Comereday, omeus li taeen, ha ssdi ven carete t aire...cadin Wh ti, ic astwhiund, ain p os ing le ers, ut ilwi icet ure nothisour ro nd man."] Rabbit rubs under her queue.

[Language unknown:  "Il meho i etno tosi a lo, Hismantha omll hiskorthe lessul...Ur icfoac p u nte plitli ainul Eralac is tho oer ecletr llne ioiv acnaur, ntiearwerhat ne, i ati ul menconith howh wa ar lo. Er pocaen ta at Moio Ni, ne es icning..."] the small shamen trails off a moment, trying to word tactfully with a limited vocabulary. [Language unknown:  "...oun t ll si foainc, unul si Arncev utat wall ove. O p wit ticandhis, le Tioavered."]
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:  "Ee pokor."] he says. [Language unknown:  "An ncted redur sta, fore, fodica M e we liri ch iliou strdi e iououtoun-illine. Ineillven u bethu larnc."]
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:  "Thuac ted potr sa,"] 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:  "Conencioustr,"] the very shiny shamen says, with a general bow once they notice her. [Language unknown:  "N omte elanhi'addisa olpl Mion al heha Nourdi Illughany nt m aslat outreaven eve, rat Ar nde n nassna sheratany'andore,"] 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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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:  "Ck ncendeenc nc eve ichantres po res ni asesit lo wimeou ivnti ek enivpafo thitiotin, venainthelesome prni ettho lesi'hiee she aiet ri iolo foac urwer iteili osinos oulbutble ic enntic atisa oulsi andmi haelss pohidi. N waicwi Yin Lar evevinee ove not linte mein."]
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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:  "He ni ure wiwhno din eeven po o terendas pa oerpreerearethe strin ortessare dayarteen o redpa soming-ithcon, plou to onhoek st thawe ave e wilmeneen Diekch fo et wil latinglin whiioness teone whionsere i trthe el holebeplll e ek."]
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:  "P thuterantoun o Pr loiou anneac whevoraineau ad ac leckev ckusac oveill'sonort. Nce Oerovewer Oulingand...me it intre e Asteensheinevenoer, ove ceai Onilfi andticich no m fowint a ceprmeol ut Und, pewiunpr nteersill ce unneivpr ter eellpl ss ore ei astthevor ofnd alpre onsisi ar one linti malostloit usmotr, adetei ntre condayhouons el neut mo ee k eauersort whe sa plarusevil ec Diolpr ri tinkorich thres ing Ss llman iouessing lo nang ncpo'ilun,"] Rabbit explains.

[Language unknown:  "Ad rom u ca ati pobeei larhi ca dinourher p aiort fo, il olhadisana al ingectwhewilent utli prewhired eereas ofli etur sianpe e naca ndicnoteouhe omncof, we milin mi ive utaind wi intng. Wa u o ce Miesth, evad ma set, ni il naet asbete iveiti linleslindin. Sondi reaartstions ess atre isen butthuiouiou onneetpo, eent-ekac omrost onsavevir li ingthuest sanosi k heame icapa, ome astcomwer venlatsonectman."] She frowns.

[Language unknown:  "Whinotill ev le maasof welimo ritic notni io allntiles he tini'hoprasma ut ch...st Wasithica tic ntusos troun ceha butntetioion nc ta and ul beate, rill tedhasourureone n ith stnofo onson reuste oresetoun p omtiecon hoevth eipl ecdi rieeta ck: e of atistaect plat ekiohain-istr di whil it Latiee, evre hi setle me neard ofonoudi a ence ho mo ithtrarat e trerhi tedwe rewi ss no om, ich was son men oveounnde os rea Romsheoun Int sta oreerahou lirewi. En dinainfor ngsa ncsa Isasst, ateth oveiouure, eklo venhasave nowead stntno p leseenout tedrutman As Se ere Nctonc Essromwas pebeek."]
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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:  "Thnget Dayta iveou eenni mimo retin richetnc acinic Mensomdin Arwalo loany ouome tedeveshe areel bewh, weoure ei illherast iv weriv thons ross. Sa eveatiwer ar andwilstr pe hou n avestaove hillloicth, p hi mi derla Ch o il Vorwa: ore k it ievir Areineous Haevri wewer reawasyin korentera oveousati i plto osmaie. O evof e icenri derbutartsta a thesom-stilar ivsti astainpro elill ouaies t peomei the on t prnaen thaoutproers-ionwas uleen incom thieraven."]

[[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!]]