[5/17/2013 9:09:48 PM] Josie: ... what do you normally charge for the information you've given me?

[5/17/2013 9:10:40 PM] Khiro: Mick:  It's always a case by case basis, lass.

[5/17/2013 9:12:56 PM] Josie: Give me some examples.

[5/17/2013 9:13:14 PM] Khiro: Mick:  And I wouldn't feel right takin' money from you after what happened to Beagle.  Boy was dumb as a post, but he didn't deserve that.

[5/17/2013 9:13:28 PM] Josie: Is.

[5/17/2013 9:13:49 PM] Josie: Ain't dead yet. ... unless you know something I don't.

[5/17/2013 9:14:10 PM] Khiro: Mick:  No.  Slip o' the tongue.

[5/17/2013 9:15:41 PM] Josie: Good.

[5/17/2013 9:15:44 PM] Josie: Josie thinks.

[5/17/2013 9:16:04 PM] Josie: ... trying to work out the right question to ask.

[5/17/2013 9:16:25 PM] Khiro: Mick:  I ain't a genie, lass.

[5/17/2013 9:18:57 PM] Josie: You see the present.

[5/17/2013 9:19:31 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Not omnicient, neither.  I don't have eyes everywhere.

[5/17/2013 9:19:41 PM] Josie: Yeah, I know.

[5/17/2013 9:19:50 PM] Josie: ... mostly wondering what I should be doing that I'm not.

[5/17/2013 9:21:00 PM] Khiro: Mick:  You ain't omniscient, either.  Fennick knew you was comin'.  Set things up to stymie and torment you.

[5/17/2013 9:21:35 PM] Josie: Doesn't mean there ain't things I should be doing.

[5/17/2013 9:24:21 PM] Khiro: Mick:  He wants you playin' his game.  He's been sending you letters and notes, aye?

[5/17/2013 9:25:52 PM] Josie: Yeah.

[5/17/2013 9:27:39 PM] Khiro: Mick:  He's daring you.  Trying to get you mad so you come at him stupid and angry.

[5/17/2013 9:29:48 PM] Khiro: Mick:  He's a snake.  Cold, patient.  You gotta do something he won't expect.

[5/17/2013 9:30:16 PM] Josie: Josie thinks about this. How much does he know her, anyway?

[5/17/2013 9:31:21 PM] Khiro: He probably knew they would send someone after him, but she's never met him before.

[5/17/2013 9:32:12 PM] Josie: He knows my name. Don't know that he knows much else about me, so I'm not too sure what he'd be expecting.

[5/17/2013 9:33:15 PM] Khiro: Mick:  He use magic?

[5/17/2013 9:33:21 PM] Josie: He does.

[5/17/2013 9:33:59 PM] Khiro: Mick:  He's got some kinda source of info on you, then, divining or somesuch.  Didn't he send you a flower?

[5/17/2013 9:34:40 PM] Josie: ... send, no.

[5/17/2013 9:34:50 PM] Josie: Left it in a dead man's watch. I do still have it, though.

[5/17/2013 9:35:36 PM] Khiro: Mick:  He left it for you.  I got the notion that that's the lynchpin.

[5/17/2013 9:36:04 PM] Josie: Using it to track me?

[5/17/2013 9:36:12 PM] Josie: ... who does magic in town?

[5/17/2013 9:36:40 PM] Khiro: Mick:  No, not tracking you.  I'd be able to esne that.  You prolly would, too.

[5/17/2013 9:37:08 PM] Josie: Might. If not tracking, what?

[5/17/2013 9:38:39 PM] Khiro: Mick:  I dunno.  I'd talk to one of the injuns about it.  See what the flower is about.

[5/17/2013 9:39:17 PM] Josie: Did already. Didn't say much, just that it let you see into the otherworlds.

[5/17/2013 9:40:08 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Not somethin' you'd do, right?

[5/17/2013 9:40:20 PM] Josie: Normally not.

[5/17/2013 9:43:20 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Chances are, he left it for you to mock you. He does all this horrible shit.  Saying 'you can't get me, you can't stop me'.

[5/17/2013 9:45:04 PM] Josie: Shouldn't need that to stop him, should I?

[5/17/2013 9:45:13 PM] Josie: Figured it was a trap set, myself.

[5/17/2013 9:46:26 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Could be.  Or it could be that he set out something to help you catch him knowing you wouldn't use it.  Part of his game.

[5/17/2013 9:47:13 PM] Josie: Any way of knowin' which?

[5/17/2013 9:48:52 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Couldn't say myself.

[5/17/2013 9:49:10 PM] Josie: Anyone in town do magic? Serious magic?

[5/17/2013 9:49:51 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Not really.  Yer boy Fennick is probably the most potent warlock come through here.

[5/17/2013 9:50:39 PM] Josie: Hard to get the edge on something like that.

[5/17/2013 9:52:08 PM] Khiro: Mick:  You could flip a coin.

[5/17/2013 9:52:30 PM] Josie: For what?

[5/17/2013 9:52:43 PM] Khiro: Mick:  To decide.

[5/17/2013 9:53:30 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs, takes out a quarter, says "Heads," and flips it.

[5/17/2013 9:54:06 PM] Khiro: It's heads!

[5/17/2013 9:54:55 PM] Josie: Josie flips it again, and says "Heads" again.

[5/17/2013 9:56:45 PM] Khiro: Tails!

[5/17/2013 9:56:57 PM] Josie: Josie pockets the coin.

[5/17/2013 9:57:26 PM] Josie: Just makin' sure.

[5/17/2013 9:57:35 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Of what?

[5/17/2013 9:58:02 PM] Josie: I don't like bein' manipulated. But it wasn't that, so.

[5/17/2013 9:58:20 PM] Josie: Well. Got another favor to ask of you.

[5/17/2013 9:58:58 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Shoot.

[5/17/2013 9:59:40 PM] Josie: I don't come back in a couple days, you contact the marshals and tell 'em what happened.

[5/17/2013 10:00:26 PM] Khiro: Mick:  ...done.

[5/17/2013 10:00:53 PM] Josie: Thanks. Fennick needs to be stopped.

[5/17/2013 10:01:09 PM] Josie: Josie checks the time.

[5/17/2013 10:01:49 PM] Khiro: It's about one in the afternoon.

[5/17/2013 10:02:29 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat to Mick and goes to check on the doc and Beagle.

[5/17/2013 10:04:17 PM] Khiro: Beagle is asleep, his eyes properly bandanged up.

[5/17/2013 10:04:56 PM] Josie: Josie returns to the sheriff's office to wait for her guide!

[5/17/2013 10:05:22 PM] Khiro: For Follows-Chalk?

[5/17/2013 10:06:12 PM] Josie: ((Yep!))

[5/17/2013 10:06:52 PM] Khiro: Okay!  brb.  Biobreak.

[5/17/2013 10:07:15 PM] Josie: ((Okay!))

[5/17/2013 10:12:47 PM] Khiro: Back!  And Chalk comes around after a little bit.

[5/17/2013 10:14:21 PM] Josie: Change of plans. It's just you and me.

[5/17/2013 10:15:11 PM] Josie: Josie holds up the flower. "How do you take this? Eat it?"

[5/17/2013 10:17:24 PM] Khiro: He raises an eyebrow.  "Just us?"

[5/17/2013 10:17:41 PM] Josie: Yep. 'less you've changed your mind.

[5/17/2013 10:18:03 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  Nah.  Just thought there were more folks.  Not gonna be able to cover the caves with just the two of us.

[5/17/2013 10:18:33 PM] Josie: We don't need to cover them, we just need to catch up with Fennick.

[5/17/2013 10:23:18 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  The caves are huge.  They're a maze.

[5/17/2013 10:24:01 PM] Josie: Josie holds up the flower again. "Do you eat this, or smoke it or what?"

[5/17/2013 10:24:22 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  You grind it up and burn it, and inhale the fumes, I think.

[5/17/2013 10:25:55 PM] Josie: Good.

[5/17/2013 10:25:59 PM] Josie: Josie hands him the maps.

[5/17/2013 10:26:12 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  What's this?

[5/17/2013 10:26:20 PM] Josie: Maps of the caves. I hope.

[5/17/2013 10:26:57 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  They seem about right, sure enough.  You planning on using that flower?

[5/17/2013 10:28:16 PM] Josie: Yep. Think you should too, though I won't make you.

[5/17/2013 10:28:28 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  ...why?

[5/17/2013 10:29:36 PM] Josie: We're going up against a warlock.

[5/17/2013 10:32:23 PM] Khiro: Chalk: you wanna use the flower to scout?

[5/17/2013 10:32:36 PM] Josie: How long does it last?

[5/17/2013 10:34:59 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  No telling.  Depends on how long the flower has been dried, I think.  Not sure.  Not really my area of skill, you know.

[5/17/2013 10:35:34 PM] Josie: Not too sure when we should do it, then. I was hoping to do it right before we go into the caves.

[5/17/2013 10:37:48 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  What were you hoping to use it for?

[5/17/2013 10:39:34 PM] Josie: Stopping whatever Fennick is doing. Or plans to do.

[5/17/2013 10:42:12 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  ... all that will do is like you walk in the spirit world.  You can't use it to throw fire or anything.

[5/17/2013 10:42:48 PM] Josie: Wouldn't if I could. I just want to see whatever it is coming.

[5/17/2013 10:44:16 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  ... well, from what I know, moving in that world isn't like moving in this one.  You can move faster.

[5/17/2013 10:44:56 PM] Josie: Yeah? That's good... isn't it?

[5/17/2013 10:45:31 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  Well, yeah.  You can probably scout out the caves a lot faster.

[5/17/2013 10:48:58 PM] Josie: Wasn't thinking of scouting. I thought you could track 'em?

[5/17/2013 10:49:25 PM] Khiro: Chalk: Yeah, in this world.  Things don't work the same there.

[5/17/2013 10:51:02 PM] Josie: So we're better off *not* using this, 'cause then we can track him.

[5/17/2013 10:51:48 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  You use that, your spirit goes off, leaving your body behind.  But you'd be able to see other stuff to track him in that world, especially if he's a warlock.

[5/17/2013 10:54:56 PM] Josie: ... not using it, then. That's more vulnerable than I'd like to be. And I wouldn't be able to touch him over there, and I *surely* wouldn't be able to shoot him.

[5/17/2013 10:55:58 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  But you would be able to find him.

[5/17/2013 10:57:42 PM] Josie: He'd see me, I'd probably do something stupid like kill myself, and that'd be that.

[5/17/2013 10:58:32 PM] Khiro: Chalk shrugs.  "Okay, then."

[5/17/2013 11:00:37 PM] Josie: Keepin' it handy just in case something comes up. Let's go.

[5/17/2013 11:01:05 PM] Josie: ... don't forget, don't let him look at you with that eye of his. He can make damn crazy things seem plausible when he does.

[5/17/2013 11:01:13 PM] Josie: Only works once, but it only needs to.

[5/17/2013 11:04:00 PM] Josie: Josie grabs her gun, loads it, grabs a bunch of extra ammunition and a waterpouch, and gets ready to go!

[5/17/2013 11:05:38 PM] Khiro: Okay!  Chalk is ready already, he's got supplies and a rifle slung over his shoulder.

[5/17/2013 11:06:13 PM] Josie: You good at shootin' that thing?

[5/17/2013 11:07:14 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  I'm decent.  Have to be for hunting.

[5/17/2013 11:08:50 PM] Josie: Good. I'm better at distance with time to set than close up, so you might have to get him for me.

[5/17/2013 11:09:34 PM | Edited 11:09:44 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  You know how many folks he's got in those caves with him?

[5/17/2013 11:10:44 PM] Josie: No idea.

[5/17/2013 11:11:48 PM] Khiro: Chalk:  Hold on.  I'm gonna get more ammo.

[5/17/2013 11:12:33 PM] Josie: Josie nods.

[5/17/2013 11:14:03 PM] Khiro: He heads off!

[5/17/2013 11:14:16 PM] Khiro: The three old-timers come in after he leaves.

[5/17/2013 11:15:05 PM | Edited 11:15:15 PM] Khiro: They all have guns.  One of them has a satchel full of dynamite.

[5/17/2013 11:16:14 PM] Josie: Josie blinks.

[5/17/2013 11:16:20 PM] Josie: ... what... is that for?

[5/17/2013 11:16:31 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1:  When are we headed out?

[5/17/2013 11:17:24 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2:  What is what for?  Oh, the dynamite.  For blowing things up.

[5/17/2013 11:17:52 PM] Josie: ... you're coming along?

[5/17/2013 11:20:42 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 3:  Of course.  Hard to blow stuff up here.  Also, illegal!

[5/17/2013 11:21:36 PM] Josie: Well, that's a relief.

[5/17/2013 11:21:41 PM] Josie: You got family, any of you?

[5/17/2013 11:22:42 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2:  If I had family, you think I would spend all my time with these two?

[5/17/2013 11:23:05 PM] Josie: What about them?

[5/17/2013 11:25:27 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1:  All dead.  I think.  Or imaginary.  Either way, they don't need me.

[5/17/2013 11:25:40 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 3:  Never was a settling man!

[5/17/2013 11:27:23 PM] Josie: Good. You can come and help out, then, on one condition. You got to follow my orders.

[5/17/2013 11:27:34 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2:  Of course!

[5/17/2013 11:29:49 PM] Josie: Or I'll shoot you in the back. Deal?

[5/17/2013 11:30:01 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1:  Seems fair!

[5/17/2013 11:30:14 PM] Khiro: ((Brb again.  Stomach.  Stupid pizza, I trusted you.))

[5/17/2013 11:31:34 PM] Josie: ((... you know, maybe Wennie was looking out for you when she killed all those pies.))

[5/17/2013 11:33:17 PM] Josie: Be careful. We're not takin' any risks if we can help it.

[5/17/2013 11:34:14 PM] Josie: Thing you need to know. Fennick's got a funny eye. He looks at you with that eye and he can convince you of anything. But only once.

[5/17/2013 11:34:52 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2 grins, holding up his satchel of dynamite.  "Good thing I'm mostly blind!

[5/17/2013 11:35:59 PM] Josie: Maybe I should... no. Maybe Chalk should hold that.

[5/17/2013 11:36:36 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2:  No worries!  I used to do most of the blasting in the mines.

[5/17/2013 11:36:59 PM] Josie: ... make it look like somethin' that ain't dynamite.

[5/17/2013 11:37:42 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2:  Huh?

[5/17/2013 11:38:32 PM] Josie: Put it in a knapsack or a suitcase or a sackcloth bag.

[5/17/2013 11:38:49 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2:  Ahhh.  I getcha.

[5/17/2013 11:39:43 PM] Josie: ... and try not to look important.

[5/17/2013 11:40:36 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2: Done!

[5/17/2013 11:43:07 PM] Josie: Good. Soon's Chalk gets back we'll go.

[5/17/2013 11:47:53 PM] Khiro: They nod!

[5/17/2013 11:48:07 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 3:  Too bad we couldn't get the Outriders to help.

[5/17/2013 11:48:18 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1:  Outrider.  SIngular, you moron.

[5/17/2013 11:48:26 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 3:  I heard there's a bunch of em.

[5/17/2013 11:48:44 PM] Josie: Are there? What do they look like?

[5/17/2013 11:49:08 PM] Josie: ... you see any type of critter, you think twice before shootin' it. Even pests.

[5/17/2013 11:51:59 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1:  Tall as a horse, bright red eyes, guns that shoot lightning!

[5/17/2013 11:52:14 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 3:  They're just folk.

[5/17/2013 11:53:04 PM] Josie: Hm.

[5/17/2013 11:53:08 PM] Josie: But they're good.

[5/17/2013 11:53:32 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1:  He's good.  He kills the bad critters out there.

[5/17/2013 11:54:03 PM] Josie: Love to meet him someday.

[5/17/2013 11:54:14 PM] Josie: Josie clenches her fists a bit by way of stretching.

[5/17/2013 11:54:26 PM] Josie: Where *is* that man.

[5/17/2013 11:56:22 PM] Khiro: ((Aaaaand I have heartburn, fuck you you too, pizza.))

[5/17/2013 11:56:36 PM] Josie: ((Hey, so do I! I gotta hit the Tums.))

[5/17/2013 11:57:41 PM] Josie: ((Lordie they taste bad.))

[5/18/2013 12:00:53 AM] Khiro: ((They do.  THey're gross.))

[5/18/2013 12:01:05 AM] Josie: ((Effective, though.))

[5/18/2013 12:05:07 AM] Khiro: ((Not when they make you gag and throw up.))

[5/18/2013 12:07:02 AM] Josie: ((Oh. No, definitely not, then. I hope you haven't.))

[5/18/2013 12:11:16 AM] Khiro: ((Blech.  I did.))

[5/18/2013 12:12:38 AM] Josie: ((Ohhh... you poor thing. *huggle*))

[5/18/2013 12:12:44 AM] Josie: (( Here, distract yourself. ))

[5/18/2013 12:18:48 AM] Khiro: ((Blergh.))

[5/18/2013 12:22:55 AM] Josie: ((Didja beat me? Didja didja?))

[5/18/2013 12:24:39 AM] Khiro: ((I dont' think so, it's just a blank screen for me!))

[5/18/2013 12:25:26 AM] Josie:

[5/18/2013 12:41:27 AM] Josie: ((You okay?))

[5/18/2013 12:43:40 AM] Khiro: ((Yeah.  Just bleaaaaaargh.  Now I'm hungry again.  For some reason.

[5/18/2013 12:46:24 AM] Josie: ((Well, your stomach is empty. See if you can keep down some water.))

[5/18/2013 12:46:45 AM] Khiro: ((Yeah, that's what I'm drinking now.))

[5/18/2013 12:47:10 AM] Khiro: ((9805 pts.))

[5/18/2013 12:47:33 AM] Josie: ((Ooh, I beatcha! But not by like, a lot.))

[5/18/2013 12:54:47 AM] Khiro: Eventually, Chalk comes back with two other indians in tow.  They look very much the same... late twenties, broad shouldered, 6'3 or so a piece.  One of them has a shotgun slung over his shoulder, the other one a pistol strapped to his side.

[5/18/2013 12:55:06 AM] Josie: Y'all coming too?

[5/18/2013 12:55:14 AM] Khiro: They look at you!

[5/18/2013 12:55:37 AM] Khiro: Chalk:  They're not so good with the english.  These are the Bear brothers.  They want to come.

[5/18/2013 12:58:05 AM] Josie: All right. You tell them they follow my orders or they can't.

[5/18/2013 12:58:34 AM] Khiro: He speaks to them in their language.  They both nod at you!

[5/18/2013 12:58:55 AM] Khiro: Chalk:  ONe of em is Little Bear, the other is Big Bear.

[5/18/2013 12:59:18 AM] Josie: Which one's which?

[5/18/2013 12:59:36 AM] Khiro: Chalk shrugs.

[5/18/2013 12:59:59 AM] Khiro: The two brothers are identical, except for their weapons.  Neither is taller.

[5/18/2013 1:02:10 AM] Josie: Well. Thank you.

[5/18/2013 1:02:12 AM] Josie: Let's go.

[5/18/2013 1:02:18 AM] Josie: ... Chalk, tell 'em about the eye.

[5/18/2013 1:03:37 AM] Khiro: Chalk:  I told 'em the whole deal.

[5/18/2013 1:05:34 AM] Josie: Good.

[5/18/2013 1:05:37 AM] Josie: Josie starts walking.

[5/18/2013 1:13:14 AM] Khiro: You ride out with your posse!

[5/18/2013 1:13:32 AM] Josie: Josie has one! She's surprised.