[5/22/2013 8:56:37 PM] Khiro: I believe that Kate had her posse: Three old miners, Follows-Chalk, and the Bear Brothers.
[5/22/2013 8:57:07 PM] Josie: Josie heads out to kick some Fennick ass.
[5/22/2013 9:00:44 PM] Khiro: Yep! You ride out, it takes a good few hours to get to the hills where the Caves are.
[5/22/2013 9:02:21 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2: I'm gonna set up some dynamite at two of the other cave entrances. There are three that I know of.
[5/22/2013 9:03:00 PM] Josie: All right. Take the brothers with ya.
[5/22/2013 9:04:10 PM] Khiro: Follows Chalk translates to the brothers. They nod, and ride off with the Old Timer, leaving you with Chalk and the other two Old Timers.
[5/22/2013 9:07:28 PM] Josie: So. I guess we'll go in the last entrance.
[5/22/2013 9:07:31 PM] Josie: Josie examines the map.
[5/22/2013 9:07:48 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2: I know the way.
[5/22/2013 9:08:01 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1: He lies. It's this way.
[5/22/2013 9:09:22 PM] Josie: Chalk, which way's got more recent tracks?
[5/22/2013 9:11:35 PM] Khiro: They both point in different directions. Chalk gets off his horse and looks at the ground. "North-Northwest."
[5/22/2013 9:11:54 PM] Josie: Then that's where we're goin'.
[5/22/2013 9:12:01 PM] Josie: What're your names, boys?
[5/22/2013 9:14:48 PM] Khiro: The Old Timers look at each other. "Huh. I ferget."
[5/22/2013 9:15:08 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1: He's Herschel. I'm Jack. I think.
[5/22/2013 9:15:30 PM] Josie: Ain't nobody that forgetful.
[5/22/2013 9:16:04 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2: Ain't had no one need to call me by name for near thirty years.
[5/22/2013 9:17:34 PM] Josie: What's your wife call you?
[5/22/2013 9:18:05 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 2: Wife?
[5/22/2013 9:18:11 PM] Khiro: He laughs.
[5/22/2013 9:18:37 PM] Khiro: Old Timer 1: His name is Herschel. He just don't like it.
[5/22/2013 9:19:12 PM] Josie: Huh. Well, that works.
[5/22/2013 9:19:28 PM] Josie: C'mon, Chalk. Do your thing. Why're you called Follows-Chalk?
[5/22/2013 9:21:21 PM] Khiro: Follows-Chalk: We use chalk marks on rock to mark good game, water, other stuff like that. I'm a good tracker, but still young yet. So right now, I'm expected to follow the chalk marks mostly.
[5/22/2013 9:23:35 PM] Josie: You get to change your name later, or are you stuck with that forever?
[5/22/2013 9:24:06 PM] Khiro: Follows-Chalk: I'll get to change it, I hope. Get a better one.
[5/22/2013 9:26:05 PM] Josie: What're you hoping to change it to? You lead the way, I'm not sure where we're going.
[5/22/2013 9:34:19 PM] Khiro: He does! "I dunno. Depends on what I do to earn it. I don't get to pick, though." he points to a small pass between two rocky hills, maybe a third of a mile off. "The mine entrance is through here."
[5/22/2013 9:35:50 PM] Josie: Huh.
[5/22/2013 9:36:37 PM] Josie: ... no idea what I'd be called. Don't much like the idea. Well. We better wait for the others. What's your friend's name, Bill-and-Hersch?
[5/22/2013 9:37:29 PM] Khiro: Herschel: Tom.
[5/22/2013 9:39:46 PM] Khiro: James: Or was it Dom?
[5/22/2013 9:40:31 PM] Josie: Huh! You'd think you were afraid someone was going to use name magic on ya.
[5/22/2013 9:41:10 PM] Khiro: Herschel: Huh? We're good God-Fearin' folk, miss. Well, kinda.
[5/22/2013 9:41:48 PM] Josie: Good-ish, anyhow.
[5/22/2013 9:46:18 PM] Josie: Josie looks around.
[5/22/2013 9:46:54 PM] Khiro: James: They say the Viskav gang is holed up in them caves, don't they?
[5/22/2013 9:48:49 PM] Josie: Some of 'em.
[5/22/2013 9:50:00 PM] Khiro: James: Hmm. Guess that's why we brought guns, huh?
[5/22/2013 9:50:45 PM] Khiro: Herschel: I ain't no crime expert, but if I were gonna have guards, I'd put em on the other side of that pass.
[5/22/2013 9:51:05 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/22/2013 9:51:55 PM] Josie: Think a couple of us might go up there and grab 'em? ... question, first. There any members of that gang who aren't part of the gang proper? I don't mind killing but I don't much like bystanders.
[5/22/2013 9:52:29 PM] Khiro: Herchel: Damned if I know.
[5/22/2013 9:54:51 PM] Josie: Hm. Better hesitate before shootin' to kill, then. Shame.
[5/22/2013 9:55:27 PM] Khiro: James: I don't know nothin' about this gang. Only heard about em.
[5/22/2013 9:57:05 PM] Josie: What've you heard?
[5/22/2013 9:57:52 PM] Khiro: James: Just that they're a gang, come outta Wilde a few years ago.
[5/22/2013 9:58:22 PM] Josie: Mm. What about you, Chalk?
[5/22/2013 9:59:00 PM] Khiro: Chalk: I got nothin'.
[5/22/2013 9:59:10 PM] Khiro: Chalk: I thought you knew about 'em.
[5/22/2013 9:59:24 PM] Josie: Not much. Mainly I'm here for Fennick.
[5/22/2013 10:01:07 PM] Josie: Anything else's gravy, s'far as I'm concerned.
[5/22/2013 10:01:56 PM] Khiro: Chalk looks over there. "Well, we're gettin' close. How do you wanna handle this?"
[5/22/2013 10:02:59 PM] Josie: Shoot everybody who shoots first, arrest anybody who doesn't.
[5/22/2013 10:03:23 PM] Khiro: Chalk: Arrest?
[5/22/2013 10:04:17 PM] Josie: Tie 'em up and leave 'em somewhere til we can walk 'em back to town.
[5/22/2013 10:05:28 PM] Khiro: Chalk: All right.
[5/22/2013 10:05:32 PM] Khiro: You get to the pass.
[5/22/2013 10:07:00 PM] Josie: Jack, Herschel, you stay here, we're gonna scout it out. If we don't come back wait for Tom and head back to town to tell 'em.
[5/22/2013 10:07:29 PM] Khiro: JAck: All right, then.
[5/22/2013 10:08:53 PM] Khiro: They stop just outside the pass.
[5/22/2013 10:10:06 PM] Josie: Josie heads forward, motioning Chalk with her. She's really using his name wrong, but, well. She doesn't really feel comfortable calling a guy a *verb.*
[5/22/2013 10:10:37 PM] Khiro: He doesn't seem to mind. Chalk follows!
[5/22/2013 10:11:07 PM] Josie: Josie stays quiet and listens as she goes!
[5/22/2013 10:11:53 PM] Khiro: Chalk manages to be pretty silent.
[5/22/2013 10:14:46 PM] Josie: Josie is probably not as quiet as he is.
[5/22/2013 10:15:06 PM] Josie: Josie ... doesn't have those naturey genes from her dad, nope nope nope. None.
[5/22/2013 10:19:23 PM] Khiro: ((Brb.))
[5/22/2013 10:27:11 PM] Khiro: ((Phone caaaaaaalll.))
[5/22/2013 10:28:33 PM] Josie: ((Tell her um... tell her space aliens landed?))
[5/22/2013 10:31:01 PM] Khiro: ((She's just making sure I'm resting and drinking.))
[5/22/2013 10:32:30 PM] Josie: ((Yeah, you need more vodka! Or gin. *nodnod*))
[5/22/2013 10:32:41 PM] Khiro: ((Rum.))
[5/22/2013 10:36:18 PM] Josie: ((Hee.))
[5/22/2013 10:41:48 PM] Khiro: ((okay.))
[5/22/2013 10:42:01 PM] Khiro: Well, you don't hear anything other than standard naturey sounds.
[5/22/2013 10:42:51 PM] Josie: Josie looks for people.
[5/22/2013 10:44:02 PM] Khiro: You going through the narrow pass?
[5/22/2013 10:45:23 PM] Josie: Josie does, yep, gun drawn.
[5/22/2013 10:49:15 PM] Khiro: Make a roll!
[5/22/2013 10:49:47 PM] Josie: ((7!))
[5/22/2013 10:55:21 PM] Khiro: Okay! You sneak on through the narrow passage. it leads into a small clearing, at the back of which is the the door to the mine and the Caves. There's a small campfire outside the door, but no one around.
[5/22/2013 10:56:03 PM] Josie: Josie frowns.
[5/22/2013 10:57:46 PM] Khiro: Chalk wanders over, looking at the ground. "There were two people posted here, guards most likely. They went intot he caves in a hurry.
[5/22/2013 10:59:30 PM] Josie: Huh. So they heard us.
[5/22/2013 10:59:42 PM] Josie: Fine. Cover me. ... and don't come with.
[5/22/2013 10:59:48 PM] Josie: Josie burns part of the flower!
[5/22/2013 11:01:24 PM] Khiro: Chalk: No... this was maybe half an hour ago.
[5/22/2013 11:02:48 PM] Josie: Good to know.
[5/22/2013 11:02:51 PM] Josie: Josie sniffs the damn thing.
[5/22/2013 11:08:23 PM] Khiro: You burn it and sniff it! It's a very nice, somewhat cloying scent, like incense. It makes your head swim and and your vision blur. Everything around you becomes more vivid and colorful. You look down and see Chalk and your own body! Though your body looks weird, a bit more avian than you remember looking.
[5/22/2013 11:08:40 PM] Josie: Josie frowns. Astrally.
[5/22/2013 11:09:02 PM] Josie: Josie then moves on, and heads into the caves!
[5/22/2013 11:11:33 PM] Khiro: You move *very* quickly. Like, zooooooooooooom.
[5/22/2013 11:11:41 PM] Khiro: Are you looking for something in particular?
[5/22/2013 11:13:36 PM] Josie: Josie looks for people! And she still tries to stay out of sight.
[5/22/2013 11:14:25 PM] Khiro: You pass about five people fighting things. Thiiiiiiiings.
[5/22/2013 11:16:09 PM] Josie: Josie looks at what the hell are those things?
[5/22/2013 11:25:40 PM] Khiro: ((Sorry. Blergh.)) They look like rats. But they're too large and their eyes are too red and glowy. And weirdly, they seem more real in your drugged dreamwalk than the criminals they're fighting.
[5/22/2013 11:29:27 PM] Josie: Josie notes how they're doing and goes on!
[5/22/2013 11:30:14 PM] Khiro: The criminals are freaking the hell out. One of the rats seems to see you, but ignores you.
[5/22/2013 11:32:32 PM] Josie: Josie goes on! Looking for Fennick.
[5/22/2013 11:35:16 PM] Khiro: You start to notice, floating in the air, this reddish threads of light.
[5/22/2013 11:36:08 PM] Josie: Josie frowns, and follows them.
[5/22/2013 11:37:29 PM] Khiro: They move through the caves, but they all seem to come from the same source.
[5/22/2013 11:39:15 PM] Josie: Josie hurries!
[5/22/2013 11:46:54 PM] Khiro: you follow the strings to their source, an inner cavern chamber, where you find Fennick, who looks even more devilish than the pictures you've seen of him. He seems to be meditating or something.
[5/22/2013 11:49:24 PM] Josie: Josie backs out of there and returns to her body, examining her compatriots first, and then checking on the explosives guy.
[5/22/2013 11:50:06 PM] Khiro: He's working on getting the other entrances primed to blow.
[5/22/2013 11:51:34 PM] Josie: Josie heads back to her body!
[5/22/2013 11:52:44 PM] Khiro: you woosh back very very quickly. As you get back outside, you do see that those strings of Fennick's go outside the caves and back int he direction of Wilde and Dryknife.
[5/22/2013 11:56:23 PM] Josie: Josie thinks: Must be his trail.
[5/22/2013 11:57:20 PM] Khiro: Could be!
[5/23/2013 12:00:36 AM] Josie: Josie gets back into her body? Or tries.
[5/23/2013 12:00:51 AM] Josie: Josie pauses a moment, first.
[5/23/2013 12:00:56 AM] Josie: Josie tries to touch Chalk while she's there.
[5/23/2013 12:01:27 AM] Khiro: It's like he's insubstantial, her 'hand' passes right through him.
[5/23/2013 12:07:30 AM] Josie: Josie tries to get back into her body.
[5/23/2013 12:08:22 AM] Khiro: Roll!
[5/23/2013 12:09:05 AM] Josie: ((5.))
[5/23/2013 12:14:31 AM] Khiro: IT's not quite as easy as shoving yourself back in! It's made difficult by an odd sensation, it's like you're being pulled, or blown, away from your body by some force.
[5/23/2013 12:18:10 AM] Josie: Josie tries again!
[5/23/2013 12:22:21 AM] Khiro: Roll!
[5/23/2013 12:22:31 AM] Josie: ((9.))
[5/23/2013 12:23:29 AM] Khiro: You manage it! It's not really a matter of shoving yourself back in, but it's more like willing yourself to wake of from a dream.
[5/23/2013 12:25:03 AM] Josie: He's in there meditating, or castin' some sort of a spell. Come on.
[5/23/2013 12:26:08 AM] Khiro: Chalk: Did it work?
[5/23/2013 12:27:05 AM] Josie: Yep. Come on. 'less you'd rather stay out here.
[5/23/2013 12:27:20 AM] Khiro: Chalk: No, I'm with you.
[5/23/2013 12:29:12 AM] Josie: You could get hurt.
[5/23/2013 12:29:32 AM] Khiro: Chalk: I'm with you.
[5/23/2013 12:30:33 AM] Josie: Why?
[5/23/2013 12:30:59 AM] Khiro: Chalk: Because I said I'd go with you, and I will. I'm not afraid.
[5/23/2013 12:31:40 AM] Josie: Don't got much sense then, do you? I didn't ever say you had to go all the way in.
[5/23/2013 12:32:03 AM] Khiro: Chalk: You need someone to watch your back
[5/23/2013 12:34:42 AM] Josie: ... I do at that.
[5/23/2013 12:34:48 AM] Josie: And he can't fix us both with that eye at the same time.
[5/23/2013 12:35:03 AM] Khiro: Chalk: Right.
[5/23/2013 12:35:22 AM] Khiro: ((Let's stop here. I'm fadin. Stupid sleep.))
[5/23/2013 12:35:39 AM] Josie: Truth is, I just don't like owing people.
[5/23/2013 9:33:07 PM] Khiro: you and Follows-Chalk head into the caves!
[5/23/2013 9:34:14 PM] Josie: Josie has her gun drawn, yeah!
[5/23/2013 9:35:22 PM] Khiro: He has a shotgun, himself. You find a couple of guys who look like they'd been pulled apart by giant rats.
[5/23/2013 9:36:30 PM] Josie: Huh. Looks like they got pulled apart by giant rats.
[5/23/2013 9:36:51 PM] Khiro: Chalk curls his lip. "Yuck."
[5/23/2013 9:38:25 PM] Josie: C'mon.
[5/23/2013 9:38:35 PM] Josie: Josie keeps on going! She figures if they live, they can search him later.
[5/23/2013 9:39:07 PM] Khiro: Well, there are a couple of them, and you find a couple more on the way through the caves to where you remember seeing Fennick.
[5/23/2013 9:41:06 PM] Josie: Josie shakes her head, and notes to herself to do the ratman a favor.
[5/23/2013 9:42:25 PM] Khiro: You see these caves have been lived in for quite some time, well past the time when they were used as mines.
[5/23/2013 9:43:38 PM] Josie: Josie frowns. Viskov hasn't been out of power that long...
[5/23/2013 9:44:14 PM] Khiro: About twenty years. And this mine dried up fifty years ago.
[5/23/2013 9:48:24 PM] Josie: Josie wonders... but keeps going, warily.
[5/23/2013 9:48:59 PM] Khiro: Chalk crouches down, and studies the dirt. "Hrm. Looks like after the rats attacked, the other guys in here started running for the other exits."
[5/23/2013 9:50:41 PM] Josie: Which are about to blow up.
[5/23/2013 9:52:10 PM] Khiro: "Yeah, that'll be a surprise."
[5/23/2013 9:53:34 PM] Josie: Only after Fennick.
[5/23/2013 9:59:15 PM] Khiro: You keep on keeping on, until you're outside the chamber where you saw him when you were all drugged up like a hippie.
[5/23/2013 10:01:24 PM] Josie: Josie mouths at Chalk: He's in there.
[5/23/2013 10:02:09 PM] Khiro: Chalk nods, waiting on your lead.
[5/23/2013 10:03:37 PM] Josie: Josie steps in, quietly, holding her gun ready!
[5/23/2013 10:03:54 PM] Khiro: Roll a d10!
[5/23/2013 10:05:44 PM] Josie: ((5!))
[5/23/2013 10:10:22 PM] Khiro: You pass through the low passageway. There's an odd sensation as you pass through, and as you turn around, the passageway is gone.
[5/23/2013 10:11:13 PM] Josie: Josie checks to see if Chalk made it through with her.
[5/23/2013 10:11:32 PM] Khiro: Nope! There's some evil sorcery afoot.
[5/23/2013 10:12:37 PM] Josie: Fennick, you're under arrest. Resist and I'll have to shoot you.
[5/23/2013 10:14:09 PM] Khiro: The dim lantern light in the cavern goes out!
[5/23/2013 10:14:19 PM] Josie: Josie goes quiet, listening.
[5/23/2013 10:15:08 PM] Khiro: Voice: so, we meet at last. I thought you'd be taller.
[5/23/2013 10:16:18 PM] Josie: Josie shoots at the voice, just once, and then moves elsewhere.
[5/23/2013 10:17:14 PM] Khiro: Voice: I don't make you nervous, do I?
[5/23/2013 10:18:08 PM] Josie: Josie shoots again, just once, and then moves again, listening.
[5/23/2013 10:18:59 PM] Khiro: Voice: This is how I imagined this confrontation going, you know. Me carrying the conversation by myself, you being stoic and not engaging.
[5/23/2013 10:19:55 PM] Josie: Josie shoots, moves.
[5/23/2013 10:20:22 PM] Khiro: Voice: How many bullets do you have?
[5/23/2013 10:22:16 PM] Khiro: Voice: Is it many more? Because this is getting dull.
[5/23/2013 10:23:13 PM] Josie: What would you rather do?
[5/23/2013 10:25:15 PM] Khiro: Voice: We could go out on a date.
[5/23/2013 10:25:24 PM] Khiro: Voice: I know a few very nice restaraunts.
[5/23/2013 10:25:57 PM] Josie: Josie shoots at him again, moves.
[5/23/2013 10:26:42 PM] Khiro: ((roll!))
[5/23/2013 10:28:17 PM] Josie: ((3. >.< ))
[5/23/2013 10:29:15 PM] Khiro: You hear a strangled cry and the sound of someone flumping over.
[5/23/2013 10:30:36 PM] Josie: Josie keeps listening.
[5/23/2013 10:36:03 PM] Khiro: you hear labored breathing.
[5/23/2013 10:37:22 PM] Josie: You all right?
[5/23/2013 10:37:46 PM] Khiro: You hear a wet cough. "I'm shot. What do you think?"
[5/23/2013 10:38:06 PM] Josie: Josie tries to tell if it's Fennick, or Chalk.
[5/23/2013 10:38:32 PM] Khiro: Well, it's not Chalk.
[5/23/2013 10:38:59 PM] Josie: I think you're probably best off goin' to dinner with somebody else.
[5/23/2013 10:39:03 PM] Josie: Josie lights a match.
[5/23/2013 10:42:51 PM] Khiro: You see a figure slumped over in the corner, fetal-position style, as if he's been gutshot.
[5/23/2013 10:43:14 PM] Josie: Josie goes over there, gun still aimed at him, but listening behind her!
[5/23/2013 10:44:32 PM] Khiro: You don't hear anything behind you!
[5/23/2013 10:45:58 PM] Josie: Josie kicks the person over.
[5/23/2013 10:46:03 PM] Josie: Josie gently, though.
[5/23/2013 10:47:39 PM] Khiro: Hmm. gimme a roll.
[5/23/2013 10:48:48 PM] Josie: ((10.))
[5/23/2013 10:49:58 PM] Khiro: You get one of those sudden premontions! Something extremely silent is coming up behind you!
[5/23/2013 10:52:04 PM] Josie: Josie turns and shoots it!
[5/23/2013 10:54:21 PM] Khiro: Your accoster goes flying back into a cave wall.
[5/23/2013 10:55:25 PM] Josie: Josie looks to see who it is!
[5/23/2013 10:56:27 PM] Khiro: He slumps down, a man in a tattered brown duster, slumped against the wall. You can't get a good look at his face.
[5/23/2013 10:57:13 PM] Josie: Josie pushes him over with her foot!
[5/23/2013 10:57:44 PM] Khiro: Your match burns out!
[5/23/2013 10:59:13 PM] Khiro: (( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lu5MYS7804k ))
[5/23/2013 11:04:06 PM] Josie: Josie lights another!
[5/23/2013 11:08:16 PM] Khiro: Gimme another roll!
[5/23/2013 11:08:22 PM] Khiro: ((Had to feed the cat.))
[5/23/2013 11:08:34 PM] Josie: 1!
[5/23/2013 11:12:58 PM] Khiro: You light the match... and you're staring right into a serpentine amber eye with a slit pupil!
[5/23/2013 11:15:25 PM] Josie: Josie closes her eyes and punches it!
[5/23/2013 11:20:00 PM] Khiro: He goes flying back. "I'm dying... and you punch me. Nice. Drop the gun. I just want to talk before I kick it." And his request seems super-reasonable.
[5/23/2013 11:20:48 PM] Josie: Talk fast.
[5/23/2013 11:21:42 PM] Khiro: Fennick: It's Viskav.
[5/23/2013 11:22:39 PM] Josie: Yeah, what about him?
[5/23/2013 11:23:19 PM] Khiro: Fennick: He's coming back. He was dead, and he's coming back.
[5/23/2013 11:24:31 PM] Josie: And?
[5/23/2013 11:25:01 PM] Khiro: Fennick: He wants Wilde. He wants everything that was his.
[5/23/2013 11:26:29 PM] Josie: He's demon, huh? And what do you care?
[5/23/2013 11:27:06 PM] Khiro: Fennick: I was plannin on killing him myself, takin' over. Not gonna happen now, obviously.
[5/23/2013 11:28:46 PM] Josie: An' you just want me to mess up his day?
[5/23/2013 11:31:31 PM] Khiro: Fennick sits up against the cave wall, looking at you. He's getting paler and paler... he doesn't have much time left. "Gonna tell you some stuff now. YOu're gonna forget it when I'm done, but you'll remember when it's time."
[5/23/2013 11:33:02 PM] Josie: Why should I listen to a murderin' some of a bitch?
[5/23/2013 11:33:34 PM] Josie: Josie is not asking rhetorically; she seems quite reasonable.
[5/23/2013 11:35:14 PM] Khiro: He coughs, and suddenly the puddle of blood around hi is a bit bigger,a nd he seems even closer to death. "You already did. You got me, marshal."
[5/23/2013 11:37:22 PM] Josie: Why'd you go bad?
[5/23/2013 11:39:10 PM] Khiro: He shrugs. Well, as much as he can with his failing strength. "I would always tell people it was the demon blood. Truth is? It was easy for me to go bad."
[5/23/2013 11:40:41 PM] Josie: Got any family I should notify?
[5/23/2013 11:43:34 PM] Khiro: He gives a wet chuckle. "You're welcome to track down my momma. Wouldn't recommend it, though."
[5/23/2013 11:44:08 PM] Josie: No children, no wife of your own. Well, all right.
[5/23/2013 11:44:18 PM] Josie: Josie sits down and takes his hand.
[5/23/2013 11:44:31 PM] Khiro: He gives you an odd look.
[5/23/2013 11:46:06 PM] Khiro: Fennick: Huh.
[5/23/2013 11:46:50 PM] Josie: Can't get you back to town before you die. Nobody should die alone.
[5/23/2013 11:47:18 PM] Khiro: Fennick: I would think you'd think that's the least of what I deserve.
[5/23/2013 11:48:17 PM] Josie: Didn't say you didn't deserve it.
[5/23/2013 11:48:46 PM] Khiro: Fennick: Huh, you're pretty interesting.
[5/23/2013 11:48:49 PM] Khiro: He coughs.
[5/23/2013 11:50:56 PM] Josie: I got my own feelings on what's right.
[5/23/2013 11:52:55 PM] Khiro: Fennick: Well. That's it now.
[5/23/2013 11:53:07 PM] Josie: G'bye, Fennick.
[5/23/2013 11:53:14 PM] Khiro: He coughs and dies.
[5/23/2013 11:54:00 PM] Josie: Josie waits until she's sure he's dead, checks his pulse, and stands up, lighting a lantern.
[5/23/2013 11:54:09 PM] Khiro: Yep, dead dead.
[5/23/2013 11:59:06 PM] Josie: Josie takes a deep breath, and checks his body for valuables and things, and then picks him up, looking for the way back.
[5/23/2013 11:59:24 PM] Khiro: He's got a pistol and a pocket full of money!
[5/23/2013 11:59:39 PM] Khiro: The passage you came through is visible again, and Chalk comes through.
[5/24/2013 12:00:25 AM] Josie: He messed with me some, but he's dead now.
[5/24/2013 12:00:34 AM] Khiro: Chalk: You okay?
[5/24/2013 12:01:14 AM] Josie: Not too sure. He made me listen to him, I think.
[5/24/2013 12:02:59 AM] Khiro: Chalk: ... 'bout what?
[5/24/2013 12:03:38 AM] Josie: No idea. Made me forget afterward, too. It's worrying.
[5/24/2013 12:03:54 AM] Josie: Let's collect the old folks and go home.
[5/24/2013 12:04:07 AM] Khiro: Chalk nods. "All right."
[5/24/2013 12:06:10 AM] Josie: Josie starts heading out of the cave! ... she finds Fennick quite hard to carry, though.
[5/24/2013 12:06:28 AM] Khiro: Chalk helps up.
[5/24/2013 12:07:02 AM] Josie: Seems like I'll never be finished with fish to fry.
[5/24/2013 12:08:09 AM] Khiro: Chalk: Huh?
[5/24/2013 12:12:25 AM] Josie: Sounds like somebody else is comin' down the pike who'll be worse.
[5/24/2013 12:13:16 AM] Khiro: Chalk: ..oh.
[5/24/2013 12:13:33 AM] Josie: Got to get back to Wilde and telegraph back east.
[5/24/2013 12:14:07 AM] Khiro: you carry dead Fennick through the caves and back outside!
[5/24/2013 12:15:29 AM] Josie: Josie has to stop to rest.
[5/24/2013 12:16:09 AM] Josie: Where'd the boys get to?
[5/24/2013 12:17:24 AM] Khiro: They come along pretty quickly!
[5/24/2013 12:18:12 AM] Josie: Got to get back to town.
[5/24/2013 12:20:08 AM] Khiro: You're pretty unmolested on the way back to down, and it's a lot easier to cart Fennick's body back once you get the horses back.
[5/24/2013 12:22:19 AM] Josie: Josie will be sore for days.
[5/24/2013 12:23:12 AM] Khiro: Probably!
[5/24/2013 12:23:25 AM] Khiro: And there we'll stop for now.
[5/24/2013 12:23:41 AM] Josie: ((Aww.))
[5/24/2013 12:26:29 AM] Khiro: Well, we can go a little further. What do you wanna do?
[5/24/2013 12:27:14 AM] Josie: Josie pays Chalk. Since she doesn't have a telegraph in this town (it's probably in Wilde?) she opts to check on Beagle next.
[5/24/2013 12:28:18 AM] Khiro: Yeah, Dryknife doesn't have a telegraph office. Beagle is still in the doctor's office, though this time he's got an attractive, weepy woman hovering over him.
[5/24/2013 12:31:38 AM] Josie: Ma'am.
[5/24/2013 12:32:59 AM] Khiro: She sniffles and looks up at you. She's blonde, well-dressed, and with smeared makeup. "Oh, I did't hear you come in."
[5/24/2013 12:33:17 AM] Josie: Take it you're a friend of Mr. Beagle.
[5/24/2013 12:33:40 AM] Khiro: Woman: Um... yes.
[5/24/2013 12:38:17 AM] Josie: What kinda friend?
[5/24/2013 12:42:20 AM] Khiro: She blushes a bit. "My name is Helena."
[5/24/2013 12:44:08 AM] Josie: Josie smiles. "Good to know he's in good hands. Well. I'm gonna get some rest before I head back to Wilde."
[5/24/2013 12:48:19 AM] Khiro: Helena: Are... you the law?
[5/24/2013 12:48:35 AM] Josie: One part of it, yeah.
[5/24/2013 12:50:25 AM] Khiro: She sniffles and stands up straight. "You should arrest me."
[5/24/2013 12:51:33 AM] Josie: For?
[5/24/2013 12:52:18 AM] Khiro: She sniffles again. "For putting out his eyes."
[5/24/2013 12:52:49 AM] Josie: Oh. That wasn't you, that was a spell. Don't worry too much on it.
[5/24/2013 12:52:59 AM] Josie: Josie pats her on the shoulder.
[5/24/2013 12:55:57 AM] Khiro: "a... a spell?"
[5/24/2013 12:56:35 AM] Josie: Yeah. Demonblooded warlock made you do it. Nothin' you could've done. Take care of yer man.
[5/24/2013 12:56:41 AM] Josie: Josie heads back to the inn!
[5/24/2013 12:56:58 AM] Khiro: It's right where you left it!
[5/24/2013 12:57:37 AM] Josie: Josie asks for a cup of coffee and any food they've got.
Josie was going to rest at the inn and the head out the next day.
[5/26/2013 9:15:55 PM] Khiro: Well, it's pretty dark by the time you get back to town, so. You can eat and unravel a bit.
[5/26/2013 9:16:34 PM] Josie: Josie eats and invites her posse to eat too.
[5/26/2013 9:17:09 PM] Khiro: The old timers take you up on it, as does Chalk. The Bear Brothers meat up with the rest of the indians.
[5/26/2013 9:17:48 PM] Josie: Josie pays for all their dinners and one drink each.
[5/26/2013 9:19:24 PM] Josie: Josie tells them she's going back to Wilde the next day.
[5/26/2013 9:20:21 PM] Khiro: Chalk: Always wanted to see that place.
[5/26/2013 9:22:21 PM] Josie: Welcome to come with.
[5/26/2013 9:24:41 PM] Josie: It's a two day trip and I don't much like the thought of bein' out there alone.
[5/26/2013 9:25:16 PM] Khiro: Chalk frowns. "I can't. I have to head back home with the others."
[5/26/2013 9:26:20 PM] Josie: You sure?
[5/26/2013 9:26:47 PM] Khiro: Chalk: Yeah. They need me.
[5/26/2013 9:30:21 PM] Josie: Josie smiles.
[5/26/2013 9:30:32 PM] Josie: S'all right.
[5/26/2013 9:31:00 PM] Josie: Appreciate the sentiment.
[5/26/2013 9:32:43 PM] Khiro: He nods. "Still, maybe I can convice the others to start trading with Wilde."
[5/26/2013 9:33:53 PM] Josie: They weren't before?
[5/26/2013 9:37:00 PM] Khiro: Chalk: Not so much, no.
[5/26/2013 9:37:22 PM] Khiro: Too far out, Dryknife was closer. But now that Ezekiel is dead...
[5/26/2013 9:38:31 PM] Josie: Might be worth it?
[5/26/2013 9:42:04 PM] Josie: Josie smiles.
[5/26/2013 9:43:05 PM] Josie: Did appreciate the help.
[5/26/2013 9:48:46 PM] Josie: Your folk treated all right around here?
[5/26/2013 9:53:05 PM] Khiro: Chalk: I suppose. They know they need us,t hat buys a lot of friends.
[5/26/2013 9:54:34 PM] Josie: Shouldn't have to buy 'em, but I guess that'll do.
[5/26/2013 9:58:11 PM] Josie: Well, guess I'll be headin' out myself in the morning.
[5/26/2013 10:07:22 PM] Khiro: Chalk: It's been interesting, Marshal.
[5/26/2013 10:09:56 PM] Josie: It sure has. Maybe someday we'll work together again.
[5/26/2013 10:11:36 PM] Khiro: Chalk: Maybe so.
[5/26/2013 10:14:43 PM] Josie: Josie nods to him, and heads up to go to bed!
[5/26/2013 10:16:11 PM] Khiro: Okay! Your room is where you left it.
[5/26/2013 10:17:35 PM] Josie: Josie strips down and gets ready for bed.
[5/26/2013 10:20:28 PM] Khiro: roll a d10!
[5/26/2013 10:21:53 PM] Josie: ((2))
[5/26/2013 10:22:56 PM] Khiro: While you're getting ready for bed, you think you see someone behind you in the mirror!
[5/26/2013 10:23:46 PM] Josie: Josie grabs her gun and turns.
[5/26/2013 10:24:06 PM] Khiro: No one there!
[5/26/2013 10:26:33 PM] Josie: Josie rubs her forehead and gets her nightgown on!
[5/26/2013 10:28:06 PM] Khiro: You remain alone until you fall asleep!
[5/26/2013 10:29:09 PM] Josie: Josie goes to sleep!
[5/26/2013 10:33:31 PM] Josie: Josie does keep her gun by her bed though!
[5/26/2013 10:40:59 PM] Josie: ((You there?))
[5/26/2013 10:42:45 PM] Khiro: You dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam. Dream dream dream. You're riding the plains, but you're not alone. Someone is the on the horse beside you, though you're not sure who, and you can't turn to look. The ground starts shaking, and a rift in the ground opens.
[5/26/2013 10:43:06 PM] Josie: Josie tries to go around it.
[5/26/2013 10:44:44 PM] Khiro: The horse is spooked, as the screams of a million billion people emit from the rift in the ground. A single hand reaches up out of it, then a second, someone pulling themselves out of the pit.
[5/26/2013 10:50:20 PM] Josie: Josie goes for her gun!
[5/26/2013 10:51:05 PM] Khiro: A man pulls himself out. He's a fairly unassuming man, who dusts off his expensive looking suit and starts sauntering off toward a town on the horizon. His footsteps in the sand turn black, and those black splotches grow and spread so that all he leaves behind him is blackness. Whoever is behind you is urging you to shoot him,s hoot him, shoot him!
[5/26/2013 10:51:34 PM] Josie: Josie tries to shoot him!
[5/26/2013 10:52:54 PM] Khiro: You shoot him! The man falls over, and black tentacles reach up from the rift to pull him back in. The rift closes after him, the blackness he spread fades, adn the dream kinda fades into another dream, more pleasant but mundane.
[5/26/2013 10:55:16 PM] Josie: Josie tries to look behind her to see who it was
[5/26/2013 10:55:19 PM] Josie: .
[5/26/2013 11:01:52 PM] Khiro: You don't know! By the time you do it, you're baking sugar cookies with Bigfoot, or whatever her ordinary pleasant dreams entail!
[5/26/2013 11:02:39 PM] Josie: Josie probably putting bad guys in jail and eating chocolate.
[5/26/2013 11:03:51 PM] Khiro: Well, there you go! The rest of your dreams are pretty normal and pleasant!
[5/26/2013 11:05:17 PM] Josie: Josie wakes up the next morning and saddles up her horse to go!