Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))   Posted by The Stray.Group: 0
Sitting Duck
 NPC, 4 posts
 Unhappy camper
 P7 T6 Cha -2 F0 Extra
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 19:59
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
"Broaddale cahk-suka shitting out of mouth." Sitting Duck says at Matt's display of linguistic proficiency. "Should watch that. Must make food taste bad, with that shit in your mouth. Unhealthy." He nods sagely, then looks back to Maddox and raises the wanted poster. "Talking leaf." He waves it for effect. "Leaf talks. White man listens."
Calamity Jane Canary
 NPC, 60 posts
 Here Comes Trouble
 P6 T7 W0 F0 Cha -1 W2R1B0
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 20:02
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
In reply to Freiherr von Steinhof (msg # 39):

The woman stares at Von Steinhof dully, as if she's not really seeing anything around her. "I-I have t-to g-g-give this t-to the G-german." She says again.
Freiherr von Steinhof
 player, 379 posts
 Officer and Gentleman
 P6 T5 W1F0 Cha:+2 W0R0B4
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 20:23
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
Leopold presses his lips together and swallows his pride.

"Very well. I am *the* German. May I have the package?"
Calamity Jane Canary
 NPC, 61 posts
 Here Comes Trouble
 P6 T7 W0 F0 Cha -1 W2R1B0
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 20:34
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
In reply to Freiherr von Steinhof (msg # 43):

The woman picks up the box and holds it out for Von Steinhof to take.
Maddox
 NPC, 84 posts
 Gunslinger
 P7 T8 (2) W0 F0 Cha 0
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:00
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
Sitting Duck:
"Talking leaf." He waves it for effect. "Leaf talks. White man listens."


"Oh, right. Yes. Reading, that's called. The white man reads. Except I'd presume these papers would be in Chinese." He drums his fingers a few more times, then leans back and offers $20 across the table. "That's all I can give you for just words. I'll...let you know if I get the opportunity to go into that area, though if she's married this Tarha fellow or the negro she might be out of our reach, see you."

"Smart move, that,"
he adds under his breath, impressed.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:23, Fri 03 Feb 2017.

Matthew Broaddale
 player, 348 posts
 US Marshal
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 w1r0b2
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:11
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
"Whiskey tastes good enough, and never had a lady complain, neither. Speaking of, what exactly is your interest in this woman, men? Is this really just as simple as a bounty on Huang Li's stolen goods? Seems like there's a personal element to it," he theorized in Sitting Duck's direction.
Daisy Hewitt
 NPC, 19 posts
 Bring it.
 P5 T5 Cha -2 F0 Extra
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:23
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
"He ain't lyin'," Daisy says, taking the next available barstool, still a little flushed and very happy.
Sitting Duck
 NPC, 5 posts
 Unhappy camper
 P7 T6 Cha -2 F0 Extra
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:25
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
"Broaddale cahk-suka still here, lips flapping in breeze like whore cunt." Sitting Duck growls as he snaps up the money. "Should go to fuk-te-hel-off, and die in fire."

((OOC: I don't think he likes Matt much.))

This message was last edited by the player at 21:26, Fri 03 Feb 2017.

Maddox
 NPC, 85 posts
 Gunslinger
 P7 T8 (2) W0 F0 Cha 0
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:28
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
Maddox tenses but says nothing in front of the rain-soaked and aggressive soldier, the drumming of his fingers slowing to an odd, unconscious pattern.
Daisy Hewitt
 NPC, 20 posts
 Bring it.
 P5 T5 Cha -2 F0 Extra
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:33
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
Daisy drops her rifle off her shoulder, just in case. [Language unknown:  "Iv ie iveate'tedanywhi wa a leec, aimeni al? O ri, inlo sta metho memint-seof ionth i, icss Ho p latck roted healom o ilmipe."]
Matthew Broaddale
 player, 350 posts
 US Marshal
 P5 T5 W0 F0 Cha 0 w1r0b2
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 21:49
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
Matt sighed and pushed off his barstool, swinging around to face Sitting Duck, very close.

"Now, I admit I butted in to your conversation with Vic here, Sitting Duck, and as my curiosity has been known to get me in trouble, I apologize for not introducing myself beforehand," he paused and took a long draw from his drink, slapped a gold dollar coin on the bar and glared with the shadow of death in his eyes at the Pawnee scout. "But allow me to flap my lips a bit more, and feel free to tell whichever traitor piece of shit gives you your orders, too. The Sioux nations are a sovereign one, and their continued peaceful alliance with the United States of America is very important to the continued health and peace of all of us on this continent. Deadwood is not a peaceful, healthful place on its best day, and this illegal invasion is not helping. I don't know if you've been around, but the last few weeks have been...trying.

I can't do anything about ghost stories or hysteria, but murder, assault, battery? I am very well equipped to handle. You go after blood in this town, and I'm coming off the bench. I will count coup on you seven times and pack you off to the Happy Hunting Grounds. In fact..."
Matt cleared his throat, and looked around the bar at the few people, some harmless, some degenerate bastards who would contribute more to the health of the nation if they were six feet under it, and spoke a little louder, "you're all on notice. I'm back from vacation. Keep your hands off your weapons, Sitting Duck, or I'll drag you across the badlands to Illinois by your Mohawk."

OOC: that was wordy. Hopefully this doesn't make me look like a twat. Intimidation to put the fear of Marshal Broaddale in Sitting Duck. I'm sure it's not his fault he's an ass.
13:48, Today: Matthew Broaddale rolled 13,7 using d6,d8, rerolling max (((6+6+1)13,7)).

Daisy Hewitt
 NPC, 21 posts
 Bring it.
 P5 T5 Cha -2 F0 Extra
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 22:07
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
Daisy bites her lip, enjoying that voice, but doesn't set her rifle down.
James Wilder
 player, 480 posts
 Gunslinger
 P5 T6 F- W- FC:W3R1B0
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 00:00
Re: Chapter 6.1: DMA Stockade
James Lonefeather:
"Well, I don't think Carter's gonna make it to noon." He looks over at the DMA. "Not if those folks have anything to say about it. Especially if you have his gun."

He pulls out a bundle. "Speaking which, Bryant gave this to me to had to you. Apparently he had it for safekeeping after he pulled us off those poles. Guess we don't have to trek back out into the Nations again looking for it."

Inside the bundle is a gunbelt...and the gun of James' father.
James's face lights up like a kid a Christmas, "Seeing as I was bout to go get myself possibly strung up again going after this ..." He takes off the borrowed gun belt and replaces it with his own. "As for Carter, that man is a snake in the grass. I expect him to slip past all this and come after his pistol."

OOC: Now I'm thinking Trademark Weapon might be a better fit than Dodge ... dang it!
Moses
 player, 527 posts
 A prophet or a lunatic?
 P6 T8 W0F0 Cha-2 W1R0B3L2
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 17:47
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
Little Crow:
In reply to Moses (msg # 8):

 Little Crow growls.


The black giant sniffs the air and tilts his head, as if listening.
"There was a fire here... and death. Moses knows that Little Crow will be glad to hear it, but the Spirits have been saddened by so many souls having perished.
And..."
he licks his lips and smiles, "Good has triumphed against Evil. The fire consumed the servants of the Reckoners more so than the Champions of the Lord. It was a battle, yes, but as the battle Moses and Art and Little Crow fought - it was a victory for the right side."

He shakes his head, suddenly sad. "Children have died, too, Little Crow. Does your heart have only hatred for little children, too?"
Belle Ivers
 player, 266 posts
 Iron Horse Whisperer
 P:6 T:5 W:0 F:0 W3R1B1
Sat 4 Feb 2017
at 19:44
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
Belle had been quiet to not signal her interest in all of this.  This had been fruitful, very fruitful.  She wasn't sure if it were going to be all that useful, but damned if this hadn't worked a treat.

Belle had learned some wonderful words in her rough trade, one of which was pissing contest.  She was watching one, that was for sure.

She was very careful not to gesture too much.  Belle was getting crazy ideas, but the speech of the bounty hunter(?) gave her pause.  Being visibly ethnically distinct did pose a certain problem.  Still, it might be worth inquiring.  She might be stuck in town looking for more "supplies" tonight after all.

She hadn't really moved, acted or reacted this whole time, but the foul mouthed Indian from before might put things in a bad way.  Belle still had that glass phial.  Casually she walked toward the exit in case this Pawnee didn't get the message, disinterested in all the happenings.
Freiherr von Steinhof
 player, 380 posts
 Officer and Gentleman
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Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:26
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
Calamity Jane Canary:
In reply to Freiherr von Steinhof (msg # 43):

The woman picks up the box and holds it out for Von Steinhof to take.


Leopold looks at the package to find a sender or some indication who it might be from.
"Who did you say asked you to give this to the German?"

((How big a package are we talking about? And if she's holding it towards me: does it look heavy?))
Calamity Jane Canary
 NPC, 62 posts
 Here Comes Trouble
 P6 T7 W0 F0 Cha -1 W2R1B0
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:37
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))


The box is a thin wooden crate, about the size one would expect a file cabinet to be. There's a label on it:

quote:
To: Major Leopold von Steinhof
From: Mr. Roger Sebastian


The woman just stands there, holding the box out to him, staring off into space.
Freiherr von Steinhof
 player, 382 posts
 Officer and Gentleman
 P6 T5 W1F0 Cha:+2 W0R0B4
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:42
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
Leopold accepts the package.

"Thank you, Miss...?"
Sitting Duck
 NPC, 6 posts
 Unhappy camper
 P7 T6 Cha -2 F0 Extra
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:43
Re: Chapter 6.1: Mint Bar
In reply to Matthew Broaddale (msg # 51):

Sitting Duck's face screws up in a rage, and he balls his fists...but apparently thinks better of taking a swing. "Broaddale cahk-suka." He mutters, but there's not much force behind it. Instead he turns, and stomps out of the bar, kicking the door frame as he leaves.

((OOC: 23:38, Today: Sitting Duck rolled 3 using 1d8, rerolling max with rolls of 3.  Spirit. Yeah, Matt handily browbeats Sitting Duck.))
Calamity Jane Canary
 NPC, 63 posts
 Here Comes Trouble
 P6 T7 W0 F0 Cha -1 W2R1B0
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:44
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
In reply to Freiherr von Steinhof (msg # 58):

As Von Steinhof takes the package out of her hands, the woman collapses.
Old Ways Braves
 NPC, 72 posts
 Old Ways Indians
 P7 T6 W0 F0 Cha 0
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:51
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
In reply to Moses (msg # 54):

Little Crow shrugs. [Language unknown:  "Ti ineenctic mo mileac te toatut ncsech ingredall ntder, ch ithse u ec in icus i it. P wh m, ur ureantany ineie u ntiesshat oulamesan rea of ss eraichiou, ckes acwa anyca us u e for earredrut."]

Kills Iron Horse frowns, and looks away from Little Crow. She forces herself to stare at the burned ruins.

Walks The Night Alone shakes his head. [Language unknown:  "Ioudi hisndehou ticiveugh ritepoiv tha son n ardintave ou stis und i bleicalin andlarcon, Ithantshe Ec."]
Freiherr von Steinhof
 player, 383 posts
 Officer and Gentleman
 P6 T5 W1F0 Cha:+2 W0R0B4
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 06:56
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
Calamity Jane Canary:
In reply to Freiherr von Steinhof (msg # 58):

As Von Steinhof takes the package out of her hands, the woman collapses.


Leopold rushes forward to catchher, awkwardly balancing the package.
The best he manages is slowing her fall.

"A doctor! Get a doctor!"

He kneels down next to her.
Moses
 player, 528 posts
 A prophet or a lunatic?
 P6 T8 W0F0 Cha-2 W1R0B3L2
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 07:01
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
In reply to Old Ways Braves (msg # 61):

The prophet shakes his head.
"You say the words your masters would want you to say, Little Crow. But Moses can see into your heart. And Moses sees your words are empty and without conviction.
Kills Iron Horse and Walks the Night Alone already believe you to be evil incarnate. Moses knows you are not.
So who are you trying to convince, Little Crow? Yourself? "

Jackie Wells
 NPC, 210 posts
 Law Dog
 P7 T8(2)W1F0 Cha+2 7W0R2B
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 07:19
Re: Chapter 6.1: DMA Stockade
In reply to Ezekiel Starkweather (msg # 34):

"Zeke," Jackie sighs, "You been burned. I get that. But what makes you any better? Since I met you, I ain't heard nothin' but scorn and condemnation. But tell me honestly...how clean are them hands o' yours?"

"Now, I ain't sayin' you're wrong, not entirely. But I've seen anarchy. I seen men kill each other for a scrap o' food, a handful o' bullets, or a jug o' Spook Juice." Jackie waves her hand to encompass the town. "You say this here civilization ain't worthy. I say that I've gone through the alternative. I've seen the before and the after. I've been places that make Deadwood here look like the Golden Halls o' Paradise. So yeah. You see things about the system you don't like. Fair enough." She pokes Zeke in the chest. "But start bein' part of the fuckin' solution, instead o' part of the problem. 'Cause you ain't the only one that lives here. We're all in this together."
Union Troops
 NPC, 73 posts
 Bluebellies
 P5 (6) T5 Cha 0 Extra
Sun 5 Feb 2017
at 07:22
Re: Chapter 6.1: Storm's a-comin' ((Deadwood))
In reply to Freiherr von Steinhof (msg # 62):

The soldiers who'd been watching this odd occurrence spring into bumbling action, colliding with each other as they rush off to find a medic.

The woman is unconscious, but still breathing.

After a few minutes, a soldier with a red cross patch heads over to the fallen. "I've got her." he says as he pulls her out of Von Steinhof's grasp. "Give me some space and let me have a look. What happened?"