Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))   Posted by The Stray.Group: 0
Tan Xiaohan
 Screaming Rabbit, 1030 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R2B1
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:  "Ulsean, e utfolo Reawerure,"] Rabbit asks Sky Hawk. [Language unknown:  "Art Ulni Eeofnc, teroveyin anmemi overomcom,"] she asks of Quiet Knife.

[Language unknown:  "Itshe ion ekomer whe nowe strureort arth?"] Yawns gets that question, then Rabbit steps forward, calling over the noise.

[Language unknown:  "Al astte est, es ultaul bleon ame, ard tiniv...Ithwitive iou rear it etngpa antli, atre itic arll o itonac po our ore di ilwhes, altr la ughven'precom,] Rabbit pulls up her shirt enough to show the black-scarred claw marks stark on her flesh.

[Language unknown:  "riel ngil Mosehe, in fomi u whe li, illartbut. Fo la isre, ul k na st et whiingnot. Ai out virntitin."]

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
 NPC, 32 posts
 Oglala Lakota Brave
 P7 T6 F0 Cha 0 Extra
Wed 4 Jan 2017
at 01:05
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
Sky Hawk and Quiet Knife nod. [Language unknown:  "Tin io be entr?"] Sky Hawk asks, giving the crowd a worried look.
Tan Xiaohan
 Screaming Rabbit, 1033 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R2B1
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:  "Nabeur Talewa ee hawasa te thwiut ame i ainsomver na ur...tha ovemanrea re ro lefibe, intnottio poenfier,"] she responds.
Old Ways Braves
 NPC, 70 posts
 Old Ways Indians
 P7 T6 W0 F0 Cha 0
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1035 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R2B1
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
 NPC, 71 posts
 Old Ways Indians
 P7 T6 W0 F0 Cha 0
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1036 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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
 NPC, 1 post
 Minneconjou Wiscasa
 P8 T7 W0 F0 Cha +2
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1041 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
Sun 15 Jan 2017
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
 NPC, 2 posts
 Minneconjou Wiscasa
 P8 T7 W0 F0 Cha +2
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1042 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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
 NPC, 41 posts
 Legendary War Chief
 P10 T8 W0 F0 Cha +4
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:  "Ame ard e proen, Ainbleoul? An ess a talin?"]
Tan Xiaohan
 Screaming Rabbit, 1047 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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:  "Ev ted...eiiobe icsa'itri,"] she responds, swallowing on a dry throat from much talking and high nerves.

[Language unknown:  "A...No thsi theastwit ivri, ss U earie ce virsetvermen, sa ess fipeng, O utcon oer oreentson a Of pa Areersoer...pl niee E nimestnt M onma ent comnc osin eeniv e usnaal strrea-trabut: llol k hi, notof confi, ento un ill Butwhiera, ntima ver usches rutch mi pl. K houblesom...si arpre som ur ossepr, evss allereoerest, nt onelesous hiiou beur osseevtitoioan houpreoun. Li ateentvir. Str Le eauss itweul Wienes, O aveil u."] Rabbit goes quiet, aware of talking entirely too much.

[Language unknown:  "Wi...Il p oun a cetrdi iche post Unhoec Ticresort Ribest tedie, roson n ionallons,"] she explains.
Crazy Horse
 NPC, 42 posts
 Legendary War Chief
 P10 T8 W0 F0 Cha +4
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 20:37
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
[Language unknown:  "Iois, ad dinek."] Crazy Horse says as he looks over the crowd. [Language unknown:  "Ckerio Ilthu she areev i omeatihat herou lat, I comardart. Lin hi Vernteoul Sta eeer, rutwe ounpe Man Thaiveica diliet ekpe pebese a le, Os i midin acilev k her nte utne. Cehe M mi ngre icasonhat Ulmosi Sanna timire erastiiou olmiwe ec ithicaion th of ec t envir ratlinenc o il, wailel ter, arecpa ereousith."]

He blinks at Rabbit. [Language unknown:  "Is ie Hastereen Atedinave comallthe? Tr ati on a wh fista entec erniio?"] He shakes his head. [Language unknown:  "Hat thti art, ith T m llfi strvenine men Olhamo Oulerevor ekckas. Taroio verproove weryiness the us el houiououn th llul lindec, urwean prun anywhinti und ek calait ingstasti eesta esain ers welita, mo K seneie tio pa evpant estereresven hi Staiouate stret. Eitha comwitpre ioual be meur ntteck som, tedte?"]
Tan Xiaohan
 Screaming Rabbit, 1049 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 21:22
Re: Chapter 5.3: Ghosts and Dreams ((Bear Butte))
[Language unknown:  "Outproted ica m out acess elei ughstrtio, o noll un lapre mannteure be outof ta unpa disata,"] Rabbit says, trying to hide bemusement.

[Language unknown:  "Un alic sasi n elwhur Wilndeshe Theat, ar p sanar san e cewa un ioal ast...era i est earbe attoch'hatrel ar of ha has ouldinthu thomi adder ame al, ch oer ear tinhishas hoson buttinthi, na esosic is utoer. O nt tedst e eaushe'atiartthi fi thiat Loones pl trpro som, i hiil to Yinthoder ectandcon, hala vir Fortrales, elast evver siit, an cato anun adpemo m ross...ave Fo riwhi, u rodiei, eron tr san ndec ma ine, anpr almen mino list witewa a no el."] Rabbit rubs under her queue.

[Language unknown:  "Fi unev t io peme re uncom, Maasca oneus ersoreenc rissan...A notvereve mo n omos pamean hiil Larthoica ha ine he thaaveeve eeth prto esfock, morencet ilnd, u admi nien ulntng heati eiev nolar k. No niicho out aier Tin Ous, se at usdiei..."] the small shamen trails off a moment, trying to word tactfully with a limited vocabulary. [Language unknown:  "...laril th the enday eeatel, are pl Realinort li con ngut. A e el houonered, icai Artundcon."]
Crazy Horse
 NPC, 43 posts
 Legendary War Chief
 P10 T8 W0 F0 Cha +4
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:  "To el."] he says. [Language unknown:  "Ha tic ngher ratnt, nde, menthoest N un com it ei lodi eve ne untamanoou. Olalle as man eauet."]
Tan Xiaohan
 Screaming Rabbit, 1061 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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:  "Le kor omech enc,"] she responds, and with a last concerned glance at the crowd, trots off to see if this mission can be accomplished.
The Stray
 GM, 1930 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1082 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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:  "Castpesi,"] the very shiny shamen says, with a general bow once they notice her. [Language unknown:  "I pess becese-arekur stiwe Essi p enme Unekic Ticwittha ruttr i pe ureingion llin, nde Pr nti u staestpro sewaen'ofng,"] she finishes smoothly, outwardly polite and calm and inwardly tensed at the number of men and large weapons.
Iron Dragon Enforcers
 NPC, 23 posts
 Kung fu fightin'
 P6 T5 F0 Cha 0 Extra
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1084 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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:  "Erapl teroutmen ol ted ionthuhis we fios evek ticntiint hest semier un i anpandun ilutpo, ruteraeenortoer peel haof ounpreredsom thwhe ortar issta asek ted ndck tinwershe tinhashas trarutive ntof reaughsta leut iou ll ulhiol onilwa. Ha riasol Iv Us ectica'artund thpa readi elth noman."]
Iron Dragon Enforcers
 NPC, 24 posts
 Kung fu fightin'
 P6 T5 F0 Cha 0 Extra
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:  "Is ith ai prorutlin olom ithmo linch se oveoresetday andit omenotyinateast ri amewhihis thawhiain k te reasomaveter, asat sick erslinrat ei asant ma a nttoee Tedastect e kor an ratoresta caeire fino chtiel i rioul m encichnde-eretra ac ha."]
Tan Xiaohan
 Screaming Rabbit, 1086 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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 thiave'sontin o La ut ethock pockheto la u ativorant ceadti chdiunth. Hou Ndusng Poutng...ee to wh o Urhiinfoonbe, he hat Trrock anyearoun li p saerof ne ureoulverwer oer Om, vorintstieve waaibe ur heme'ssno art almawa i ev ngmo sansansta inand ard anolei ic elos hou orelindayrutwil anposi, ersiousta houun miivselo m esthe m ivred nc proortine ven i ardblereaverion p Dithur whemi oerillthi naul sheur Io tedad ameereess der hi korichomeany,"] Rabbit explains.

[Language unknown:  "P enhi p ica pre blewerthe adter ek aculer n el nc, u eenndeavesonthu ur hengilpawa taine ckatse hoilin ek evss andlesnde nd prove ereureounbuttedwer forentshe, lari mi ti anli wasreswer le moha. T t n ble Nceeentic, sta mo wilou, was ca our dinantich estectard tisi-erei. Tic liom'reri estbe pro ill heofetel yinweroneeen, ndeandatihou ivrina ecerse u eenhatrom ainortted di es day, he alngio stas'weouel."] She frowns.

[Language unknown:  "Ivetedame ta o cereis oficce ica olnt as korthaort icaan prolatnde'rativeect o poom...men Oulousson ie ughherame sani we iveeresantin fiel t ent et ul, hat naenstprel t orele osstte ulon beomle notterers st acririul theconore uspa lin earousoun ni: ch inil heevhi ecthu urelesoerwilillhat ll somfo hat Lemale, an os etsi con out moploull a asess pl her ardicaure m evehasles inha omnc nd was onsis, an ing ill ckdin notsomles hais day Larerayin Isee ticil ndpalo nteatipre. I tewhee ti ounte Acaimo, her roevet, ad sahaac utasng ceicnd u wheeauhis ounichnot Ad At resan Melaad Ivalat somersill."]
Iron Dragon Enforcers
 NPC, 25 posts
 Kung fu fightin'
 P6 T5 F0 Cha 0 Extra
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
 Screaming Rabbit, 1087 posts
 Born to run
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 W5R2B1
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:  "Notessiou Itwe on ess amefo lo laitnome ncereance Linainain Inntpl rous strpa orethaugh liet io, dayevetin san stpoun m lar liear oerro. Li nawaic re dereraome esure art he ardternte ofet-usfiac, ho wasla p ortio Ad t sties Nana: has al ort plat Virevepre Nimoul rea ourameame ousivesti naolhi o ughmo icurha. U ilest wa itwhec avewhihisble om outineentore be hisarddin re usstbe t waning ichre ei k icstse ckhoneienclo fiin ntpr foplpa."]

[[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!]]