Deadlands: Dodge City

Walter Judges the Dead

After finishing re-burying the bodies, I take a bath. It is good to be clean, and it is relaxing.

I hear gunshots while drinking coffee, and step outside to see that Ghalivi and Boca have shot Luke Short and a man in black to death. Luke short will not be missed, but I worry at which body he now possesses. I remember that was the plan that JD negotiated with the demon, but I am sad that Luke is no longer among the living. I find that the man in black was a judge, and Bradick and I enter the marshal’s office to search for clues. He sees the paper authorizing the execution of the Barton brothers, and immediately shoots them both in the head. He is surprisingly cold and calculating about it, and I wonder if I should watch him more closely. The Pinkertons have a habit of eliminating those who witness the supernatural.

At JD’s lead, we form a posse. Our group and 10 others set out in pursuit, but I know that JD is also trying to slow the posse, and give our friends time to escape. He heads over a hill with the tracker, and then there is a flash of light. I know this light, and it happens when JD uses his magic. When the posse gets over the hill, I see him bloody on the ground with the corpse of the tracker next to him. JD tells us about a mysterious shaman appearing and attacking him, but I know it is a lie. But someone who scalps the innocent is not worthy of pity, and I know that JD was buying time for our friends to escape. I am able to convince the group that it was obviously a case of self-defense, and we ride on. As we approach Boca’s place, we see a burning pillar nearby the house, and the blimp is gone. Near the house are 4 men on horses, and we ride closer. One of them is Judge MacClellan, the man in black, shot dead! As he approaches, he says in a whisper “murder” and I fear this man. He is obviously harrowed, and our group enters combat, as the rest of the posse is hanging to their death on trees that magically sprout from the ground. We take him out, as Bradick tells us that to kill these men, we must either shoot them with a Lawman’s gun, or hang them. I grab a lasso, and I hope I can take them out. I remember that Luke Short deputized me earlier, and maybe my fists will do what a gun will not? I must try.

One deadman down, three to go.

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Walter gets paranoid

We explore the mysterious cave after fighting the Undead, but the only thing of note were these walking bodyless hands. Very creepy. Jasper decides making this cave explode is a good idea, so I help in that endeavor. He doesn’t look well. I think he is sick, but not sure which disease.

After exploding the cave and while we bicker about re-burying the bodies, JD accuses Boca of being Harrowed. Not taking the chance, I knock him out, and we discuss what to do. The conclusion is that even if Boca is Harrowed, he is not our enemy, and it is not our place to end his existence because of our prejudices. Ghalivi’s rescue of Boca was an important part of that decision. So, if Boca goes evil, then we’ll kill him. Otherwise, he’s okay. I don’t think I’ll trust JD as much as I do any more. The whole situation embarasses me, and feel bad about fighting Boca like that. As we finish burying the bodies, I wonder what else JD knows about the mysteries around us.

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Galihvi Wesa's Eighteenth Twisted Tale
What do you mean "We" Paleface?

Poker in the old west 500

After a squalai (short) time, the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) gets better from his wounds and we all get into a gawonisgv (talk) about Hicks’ body. I anelvdodi (try) to get them to let me galuyidasdi (chop) off his arms & legs. They all act horrified at my words, but he is not a asgaya (man) anymore, so what is galidastanvhi (wrong) with my gawonisgv (talk)? I do not golisdi (understand) these white men, they are willing to kill for what they want, but not cripple their tsosdidanuwi (enemy)? I anagisdi (go) with Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) to the undertaker’s shack to get some kind of datsvsdv (lights), we awadvdi (find) three lanterns. When we get back, we give them to Wang Peng, Boca & Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man).

As we are readying to anagisdi (go) into the digatoli (eyes), Pinkerton agowati (sees) the Marshal coming towards us on Boothill. When he uninohedi (tells) us this, Boca runs into the other agatoli (eye), Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) & the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) asdawadvsdi (follow). That leaves me with Pinkerton & Wang Peng.

I anagisdi (go) first & awadvdi (find) the sounds of dripping ama (water) & the gawasvgv (scent) of hawiya (meat) gone uyoi (bad). I can also advgi (hear) the sounds of ulasidena galosga (foot falls) ahead of us. China Doll’s tracks have unigisv utsatina (gone away). This cannot be osdv (good).

Udidtlv (farther) in I awadvdi (find) that the earth here has been dulvwisdanelvgi (worked)? Scattered in the earth are usdi (little) pieces of gola (bone). Here I awadvdi (find) more tracks of someone aisvi (walking) around here, guarding? The way opens into a equahigesdodi (larger) space, so I stand up only to get disdayosdi (shot)! It is Boca & he nearly knocked me asleep! Dammit…

As I am recovering from my wounds, a uwoyeni (hand) galosga (falls) onto me & starts to strangle me. Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) comes up to me & tries to alisdelvdi (help) me by attacking the hand. Boca also tries, but they do not do a good job of it, so I gatsagalvdi (rip) it off. Wang Peng heals me from my injuries from Boca’s shot.

Agatisgv (looking) around, I agowadvdi (see) that all of the walls, floor & roof are all dulvwisdanelvgi (worked). I also agowadvdi (see) large sunk spots in the walls. I anagisdi (go) & dig at one of them to agowadvdi (see) if there is another space in here. Boca comes over to alisdelvdi (help). I adanvtesgv (think) he does this from asvnasdiyi (feeling) uyoi (bad) about shooting me. We dig for a short time & do not awadvdi (find) anything.

The Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) starts to usiwasgv (cough) & complaining about the unole (air) in here & leaves, Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) goes with him (we asdawadvsdi (follow)). When I get outside, I agowadvdi (see) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) & Wang Peng are down by the mule. Wang Peng looks to be doing some kind of nvwoti (medicine) on the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man). I head down with Boca to hagata (look) into the lower cave.

While I am below, I agowadvdi (see) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) & Wang Peng carrying the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) dynamite up to the upper cave. This cannot be osdv (good). The Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) likes to throw his sticks into where they are not uduladinulistanv (needed). This cannot be osdv (good), whatever he has planned. At this iyuwakodi (time) Coyote catches up to me. This is the same Coyote who lead me to the first group of wendigo I killed with Jack Carter. Boca seems to be usgasdanelvgi (scared) of Coyote. I do not onadv (know) why. After some iyuwakodi (time) Wang Peng & Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) come out leading some kind of wires with him. I leave because I onadv (know) it will be niganayegvna (safe) to be farther away from Boothill. The Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) blows up the hill & causes it to ulosvgi (fall) in on itself.

The Marshal comes up to the Irregulars & gawonisgo (talks) to them for some iyuwakodi (time). He does not hagata (look) happy. After some iyuwakodi (time) he hagata (looks) done & turns away. I adanvtesgv (think) it is iyuwakodi (time) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) is done blowing things up, so I head back to the group. As I agadvlehisdi (pass) the Marshal, he winks at me. I do not golisdi (understand) this. Does he adanvtesgv (think) I am a bordache? Do I anuwosdi (wear) a asano (dress)? I do not golisdi (understand) these plae faces. Maybe he wants to be my bordache. This is confusing to me & to beat all, I do not adanvtesgv (think) the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) blew up China Doll.

When I get back to the Irregulars, the Agayuli Asgaya (Old Man) is trying to dulinohelv (tell) me some kind of story about Anitsasgili Nuya (Ghost Rock) being under Boothill & that is the story he is going to dulinohelv (tell) people for why he blew up Boothill. I ask him “Will this not bring prospectors here?” He does not seem to care.

I dulinohelv (tell) him that he blew up Boothill, so he has to pay the fine. I paid the fine when I scalped China Doll. Is this not the law? Again this shows how white men do not honor their agreements. They make these laws, why can they not live by them & honor them?

Just as I am getting on Goga Soquili (Crow Horse), Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man), Pinkerton & Wang Peng all attack Boca for no adanvtedi (reason)! He is beaten asleep & dikanelv (tied) up. I agilvdi (ride) away before they attack me. I head for the Geyatahi Soquili (Mustang) to get myself some help in getting Boca back! Coyote comes with me.

I do not onadv (know) why the Irregulars attacked Boca, but I adanvtesgv (think) maybe it has to do with him not being White. I have agohvi (seen) that Wang Peng has become White. He no longer dunuwa (wears) the clothes of his people. Now he dunuwa (wears) a “cowboy” hat & even those shirts the palefaces like with the shiny buttons? I adanvtesgv (think) the White Irregulars are afraid of us non-Whites.

At Goga Soquili (Mustang), I recruit nine banditos to alisdelvdi (help) get Boca back from the palefaces. I offer them $25.00 each. Me & the Catholics head back up to Boothill… We confront the White Irregulars & get Boca from them & then agilvdi (ride) out to the Galitsode Nidvlenvda Digasawosdi (House of Tears).

When the banditos are leaving Boca with Holliday, they advgi (hear) him say something about the “Devil keeping him alive.” They are now calling him “El Diablo.” I pay them their $25.00.

Holliday spends the next two hours agatisgv (looking) at Boca’s body. He has two old bullet holes in his chest, that go all the way through! It agatiha (looks) like Boca is like the Poker Group… I adanvtesgv (think) I may have to kill him, now that I have atsidelvhvgi (saved) him from the palefaces.

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Walter, zombie slayer

I trail a group of christians to the crossroads of Dodge City. They wish to burn books, to remove the temptations of evil. But I know better; evil comes from men’s hearts, books have nothing to do with it. I realize the fire they wish to start could burn down Dodge City, but I am able to convince the ‘Padre’ to go somewhere else. Turns out, that somewhere else is the bridge between Lower and Upper Dodge. I tell Luke Short what they’re up to, but he obviously only cares what happens to Upper Dodge. He convinces to them to burn the books somewhere in Lower Dodge. He is a precarious ally, and I now see his true colors. I will need to keep an eye on him, he may not care for the Natives and Chinese. JD lights the fire with a match, but Jasper says “Get behind me, Satan!” and the fire recedes to a slow burn. Lower Dodge will not burn today.

After these events, I relax with Jasper at his “soup kitchen” and tell him of my encounter with China Doll. Jasper figures that she must be “Harrowed” to be dead once before and continue living. It explains the bounty collected once before.

Ghalivi has been doing some tracking by himself, and the party is gathered with a gunshot at Boot Hill. We enter a tunnel dug underneath China Doll’s grave. Obviously, she still lives somewhere. We enter the tunnel, but we are attacked by walking dead, and a man in black. The battle is short, but intense. Jasper nearly dies, but we are able to kill the monsters, and Ghalivi helps mend Jasper’s wounds. I will need to share knowledge with Ghalivi on the matter of healing; I think we can both learn from each other. As we take our breath, we plan to exorcise the man in black, and send his spirit to Hell. It is times like these that I am glad Jack Carter has brought us together. A Werewolf, a Kung Fu Master, a Hunter, a Wizard, a Holy Man, and a Bandit.

There are few things that could stop us, working together. I fear that our trials have just begun. I wonder what will happen next, but I will be ready. My master has trained me well, and I must be ready, and prove worthy of his instruction.

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Galihvi Wesa's Seventeenth Twisted Tale
When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.

Dodge city boothill cemetery

I galvdi (sleep) out at the House of Tears & agilvdi (ride) into Dodge the following morning. On the way I follow Ski’-rik’s trail around to the north of town. They gani (lead) off to the north. This can not be osdv (good).

When I get into Dodge I agowadvdi (see) a group of pale faces being gani (lead) about by the priest Emilio Angelo again. They seem to be going into lower Dodge. I follow. They stop at the asvtlvi (bridge) & start making a gasvdv (pile) of books on the asvtlvi (bridge). I adanvtesgv (think) they do not like these books, or the asvtlvi (bridge), because they want to galeyvsv (burn) it down by using the books as fuel.

They have already soaked the books in atsvsdodi goi (lamp oil) & gotten it worked into their clothes too. The white Marshall shows up with Wang Peng & sends the Catholicsoff into Lower Dodge to galeyvsv (burn) their books there. At first the Marshall does not do too well, so I alisdelvdi (help) him a little by reminding the priest of our little ride when he crossed me. He moves the whole unadvnelvdi (show) into Lower Dodge, in front of the Mustang & the Soup Kitchen.

During all of this, Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) shows up. As the priest is going on about galeyvsgv (burning) the evils igaigesvgi (contained) in these books, Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) throws a lit match onto the gasvdv (pile). I alisdelvdi (help) stoke the atsilv (fire), since this is important for these pale faces to do. The Ulvnotisgi Agayvli Asgaya (Crazy Old Man) does not want the evil books to galeyvsv (burn), because he does some kind of medicine about Satan being oniditlv (behind) him? I do not understand this, but it seems to work, because he stops my stoking.

I adanvsdi (leave) this agayvli (crazy) group & go into the Mustang to look into things there. Afterwards I go back up to the Longbranch.

When I aisv (walk) in, I find the undertaker asking for me. He tries to give me my $10.00 for burying China Doll. He uninohedi (tells) me that her body was agisvhi (taken) last night. I ask him to agisdi (take) me to his “office.”

On the way, I agowadvdi (see) Pinkerton & Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) talking to the priest, they seem to be arguing about something. As I am going by, Pinkerton sends his atsinatlai (servant) Ashwin to go with me. I think that he does not howaayelvdi (trust) me.

When we get to the uyoadanelv (shack) at Boothill, I awadvdi (find) that it’s door has been uyotsvhi (broken) open from the inside. There are also tracks going from inside out & up the hill. The tracks belong to either a ageyv (woman) or a young asgaya (man). I follow them up the hill & Ashwin follows me.

The tracks lead up & into a small cave mouth. The undertaker tells me that this is itse (new). It seems to be a washout. This does not hagata osdv (look good), so I fire my “peacemaker” three times. I adanvtesgv (think) that Pinkerton & Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) should at least advgi (hear) that & come.

The Irregulars all show up. After they get there, I digosisodi (explain) to them about tracking China Doll here. This seems to atsoasedodi (confuse) the Ulvnotisgi Agayvli Asgaya (Crazy Old Man). So I have to repeat it to him several times. This works for him, like ageyohvsgv (training) a soquili (horse).

Just after danosisisgv (explaining) to the Ulvnotisgi Agayvli Asgaya (Crazy Old Man) for the last time, a gaquenvdi (pack) of dead pale faces come crawling out of the atalesv (hole) & attack us. I am attacked by tali (two), which I quickly destroy.

In the ayeli (middle)of this fight, Hicks shows up & attacks Pinkerton. I adanvtesgv (think) he did not like being shot in the ukadv (face)! Pinkerton does not hagata (look) too osdv (good) after Hicks’ attack. I go over & destroy thedead pale faces attacking Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) & the Ulvnotisgi Agayvli Asgaya (Crazy Old Man). He does not look too osdv (good), he is asleep. I do some medicine on him since no one else seems to know any…

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Galihvi Wesa's Sixteenth Twisted Tale
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.

Scf 3

Me & Pinkerton agilvdi (ride) into Dodge, to ayasdi (search) for Basila Cob (what a strange name, I have to wonder what it means) & his agetadisdi kanesai (control box) for the anagalisgiganiyisgi tsulvwisdanehi (metal workers). It is about 1 or 2 in the morning & we go to the chamber of commerce building. It is a usdi (little) building with a usdi (little) sitting area in back with chairs yvwatuwidv (around) a table. I asqualisdi (break) open the back door, since Pinkerton is not ulanigida (strong) enough to do it. Once we are hawinaditlv (inside), I awadvdi (find) a atsilvtalugisgi kanesai (steel box) hawinaditlv (inside) a wall & a lot of papers about a Hellstrom Industries, along with a list of Chamber of Commerce members.

Pinkerton uninohedi (tells) me he awadvdi (found) Cobs’ wagadidvhnadisdodi (ranch). After kanohesgv (telling) me this, he starts to clean up the office, trying to clear our tracks. I do not onadv (know) why he does not just galeyvsv (burn) it down…

We then agilvdi (ride) out to the isvwanige sdosgiyi (flour mill). Cob is a unaligohi (partner) in the sdosgiyi (mill) & he alenidoa (lives) nearby. We awadvdi (find) his ranch dagatuwistanv (surrounded) by cowboys standing agatiya (guard). They are doing it very uyoi (bad). They have lanterns atsvsdadi (lit), blinding them to the svnoyi (night). Pinkerton then uninohedi (tells) me to “go count coup.” This surprises me, a unegv asgaya (white man) telling me to go count coup… I make sure he agataha (knows) what he is kanohesgv (telling) me to do. He knows, hmmm…

I udadelisdi (sneak) upon the agatiya (guard) out front & ganisodi (bury) my tomahawk in his head & then ganasinvsdi (drag) him off to collect his scalp. Afterwards, I go collect the scalp on the agatiya (guard) in back. Pinkerton & I then udadelisdi (sneak) into the galitsode (house) & ayasdi (search) it. We awadvdi (find) Basila galihvi (sleeping) in his bed. I slip my lasso yvwatuwidv (around) his agilageni (neck) & dadeyodi (teach) him to only kanegv (speak) when I allow it. Pinkerton then didvdvhvsgi (questions) him & does not seem to do well, so I choke him a bit & hinegi (say); “white man lies.” This seems to loosen his ganvgo (tongue). He uninohedi (tells) us that the agetadisdi kanesai (control box) is in his desk drawer. After this he advdvhvsga (asks) us to let him go since he ulisdelvhvgi (helped) us. I promise him, but he turns to Pinkerton to get a pale face’s promise (like that’s any good). Pinkerton makes the promise & we take him down to his office & his desk.

When we get to the office, we awadvdi (find) that there is an anagalisgiganiyisgi tsulvwisdanehi (metal worker) sitting there. As soon as we go in, Cob tries to run for his desk. I take him into the corner to collect his scalp. Pinkerton grabs the agetadisdi kanesai (control box) & we leave the wagadidvhnadisdodi (ranch). I throw the lanterns inside & stoke the flames to galeyvsv (burn) it down.

We get back to Boca’s & agowadvdi (see) that the Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) & his Manitou have been distluyv (split) apart. We get Ezekial to hagata (look) into how the agetadisdi kanesai (control box) works. He also has another agetadisdi kanesai (control box) that Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) had him make. He uninohedi (tells) us that he nelisgvi (thinks) that Cob’s kanesai (box) is “booby trapped.” I say that maybe he should not “tinker” inside it, since it is the nasgiuwasv (only) one we have?

I go into Dodge with Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) so he can get his anagalisgiganiyisgi tsulvwisdanehi (metal worker). At the Longbranch, he stops at the “regulars” table & talks to the Atsilvquodi (reverend) for a short time. We then go back to Boca’s with the anagalisgiganiyisgi tsulvwisdanehi (metal worker).

Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) & Pinkerton gawonisgv (talk) for some time about “demons” & some such. I am unable to follow. Pinkerton seems a usdi (little) confused by the talk too. I golisdi (understand) his feelings.

Me & Pinkerton agilvdi (ride) out to the Fremen’s Combine to agowadvdi (see) if we can awadvdi (find) Clay Benedict there. Pinkerton’s Indian Ashwin is going along with us. When we get to the combine, we awadvdi (find) a equa (big) fire galeyvsgv (burning) & there are other Pinkertons out in the fields galeyvsgv (burning) the crops. As we are agilvvsgv (riding) into the combine, one of the agents waves at Pinkerton & he returns the wave while kanohesgv (telling) me that when I shoot at them, I should alisosdv (aim) for the anagalisgiganiyisgi digalitanvdi (metal cans) on their backs.

When we agilvdi (ride) into the compound, Pinkerton shoots the head agent dead! Then he uninohedi (tells) the other agents that he has been “replaced.” I pull out my two “peacemakers” & hold the peace. All of the agents asdawadvsdi (follow) along with Pinkerton’s taking over.

We ayasdi (search) the compound & find the Utsasquidi Anisgaya (Crooked Man’s) whore. She had been beat up by Hicks, so I do some healing on her (again Pinkerton doesn’t seem to know any… I’m beginning to wonder what he does know). We load her into a wagon that one of the workers drives with us back to Dodge.

When we get back to Dodge, we are passing by the Orient & we agowadvdi (see) a woman get thrown out of the third story window. Pinkerton goes over to her & looks at her ( I do not know why, it is not like he can do anything about her). I go over to help (since he has no medicine). I agowadvdi (see) that she is China Doll & she reaches out & usvnilv (touched) me. The next thing I onadv (know) is that I am collecting her scalp while she still alenidoa (lives), in front of all of Dodge in the light of iga (day). I agowadvdi (see) that there are about a taladu (dozen) people watching me in silence. I fasten her scalp to my belt.

Luke Short walks up with Wang Peng gawonisgv (talking) to him. Apparently China Doll had a bounty out for her from California. She’d atsilvgi (killed) her asgayaaninela (husband) & Wang Peng unadvgi (knew) about it. Luke uninohedi (tells) him that it is okeh (okay), but that it is against the law to scalp people within city limits. I aguyvdi (pay) the $10.00 fine.

Everybody else goes into the Orient, so I agisdi (take) China Doll’s body up to boothill & the undertaker. While I am at the undertaker’s, he points out that China Doll’s body is very “ripe.” I hagata (look) & notice that it looks like it is several iyanvda (months) dead…

I then went back to the Geyatahi soquili (Mustang) & awadvdi (find) it empty & that Ski’rik came by & recruited a warparty. He then headed out to the Galitsode Digasawosdi (House of Tears). I asdawadvsdi (follow). I awadvdi (find) Holliday standing on the porch & all of the tipis gone. Ski’rik was here, recruited the healthier & killed the too utlvgi (sick). I pay Holliday $50.00 for his tsutsoasedi (troubles) & he uninohedi (tells) me that he will be staying around for a while, while coughing.

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Fear The Boot part 6

Part6 Was Lost today It will be missed… It is survived by 5 younger parts.

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