Deadlands: Dodge City

Galihvi Wesa's Fourth Twisted Tale
All Who Have Died Are Equal

Ageyutsa (girl) and me tear apart the roof of the Soquili Atsododi (Horse Car) to get my horse out. Agayvli Asgaya (Old Man) only stands there telling us hilago (how) to do what we already do. I do not adanvtesgv (think) he has ever done anything this nulinigvgv (physical) in many seasons. He then decides to use an ayvdaqualosgv ganasda (thunder stick) to open the roof faster. When he turns away to gvgeyui (love) his digaliyanvhidv (donkey), “Betsy.” I throw the ayvdaqualosgv ganasda (thunder stick)out through the tsolanv (window). After this the Agayvli Asgaya (Old Man) stands there yelling at me about gohusdi (something).

We get the roof opened soon enough. As “Betsy” is going through the atalesv (hole), I slap her good to “spook” her. She takes off only a squalai (short) distance, she apparently tsigeyua (loves) the Agayvli Asgaya (Old Man) too, hmm…

When I get out of the Soquili Atsododi (Horse Car) with Goga Soquili and the other soquili, I awadvdi (find) the Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) and Ageyutsa (Girl) at the asquanigododi atsododi (storage car). They have duniyv (hold) of our anitsasgili nvya (ghost rock). We decide to get the Agayvli Asgaya (Old Man) daqualelu (wagon) to carry it in. We set to asduisgv (opening) the atsododi (car) that holds it. The “Pinkerton” asgaya (man) surprises all of us by undoing the latches duniyvsv (holding) the roof. We get the daqualelu (wagon) out soon after this and the Agayvli Asgaya (Old Man) repairs the damages done to it.

While he is repairing his daqualelu (wagon), I am riding ungatodi (lookout), when I hear my name called. I turn around and see a flash of bright light. I see Ageyutsa (Girl) holding some kind of Unegvanisgaya Udelidvgvdiadvnelvdi (Whiteman’s magic) box. I shoot it and tell him that he did not adadvdodi (ask) for my unelagielisvi (permission). Again, while I am helping with the akalii (load) of anitsasgili nvya (ghost rock), I discover that the Agayvli Asgaya (Old Man) has tied Goga Soquili to his daqualelu (wagon), without my unelagielisvi (permission). I cut Goga Soquili loose.

That is unelanvuwotlvnv (nature) of white man. They agisdi (take) without unelagielisvi (permission) and if they are ganiyvdv (caught) doing so, then they ask for it with a smile on their ukadv (face). I allow it because I uwohiyu (believe) this is only way to complete getsinvsida (mission).

We leave for the next town, traveling throughout the night. At dawn, we come to small town with no name. We go to the digatsanula ulewisdi (train station) and find it empty. That is when we adanohisehi (notice) that there is no dunoyvgv (sounds) of life in whole town. I see Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) go up street into stables, I asdawadvsdi (follow). As I am going up to stable, I advgi (hear) gunshot come from inside. I pull Ayvdaqualosgv and Anagalisgv and enter. I see Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) in fight with another. The other was an anitsasgili (ghost) and Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) was shooting at him with guns. It asquanigohisdi (surprises) me how powerfully stupid unegvasgaya (whiteman) is. You cannot shoot spirits, you have to be a Galvquodiyu Asgaya (Holy Man) to send them away. I grab him by his shirt and pull him away and the anitsasgili (ghost) asdawadvsdi (follow), when we get outside, the anitsasgili (ghost) stops.

We go back to the daqualelu (wagon) and talk to the others. As they are talking, I see a ageyv (woman) waving for me. I go. When I get to the building, I go inside, again I pull Ayvdaqualosgv and Anagalisgv and enter. I see a unegv ageyv (white woman). When she opens her mouth to talk to me, I see the wall behind her head. She is another anitsasgili (ghost). Only she is not attacking me…She seems to be trying to gawonisgv (talk) to me. I am able to golisdi (understand) that she is the cause of all of the evil spirits here. She fell in gvgeyui (love) with a nagoligvna (stranger). Some of the local asgaya (men) took offense to this and dikanelv (tied) him down to a atsilv dosvdali (fire ant) hill. This killed him.

This caused the ageyusta (girl) killed herself in uyoayelvdi (grief).

He came back and killed his dinidanuwi (enemies).

The ageyusta (girl) tells me to end this usonvi (evil), I need to bury her nagoligvna (stranger). Not just leaving him for animals to eat. I ask her where her nagoligvna (stranger) lies. She points off towards the other end of town. When I turn around, I see Utsasquidi Asgaya (Crooked Man) standing there. I explain to him what we uduladi (need) to do. I go outside and look into the direction the ageyusta (girl) showed. I see an agayvli (old) twisted tlugv (tree). I go towards it.

As I am going there, I see a aninohilidohv (swarm) of atsilv dosvdali (fire ants) form up into a man. I tell him I am here to put him to atsawesolvsdodi (rest). He lets me pass. When I get up to the tlugv (tree), I awadvdi (find) a stone pile, I start to uncover it as fast as I can. Obviously the others did not get the nagoligvna (stranger) unelagielisvi (permission), because he attacks them while I am digging up his remains.

I take his remains with Ageyusta’s (Girl’s) help down to the church yard to give it a unegvasgaya (whiteman’s) burial. The others eventually are able to give him the didolagi (proper) burial. Somehow involving salt, oil and galvquodiyu (holy) words… I do not golisdi (understand) unegv (white) people.

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Braddick Mission File #42

Status:
Closed (Pending)

Agent(s):
Michael Braddick

Location:
Dodge City

Objective:
Investigate reason of Agent’s abrupted resignation.

Persons of Note:
Jack Carter
Boca
J.D. Salinger
Jasper Hornblatt
Betsy
Wang Peng
Katherin Baker

Places of Note:
Saloon
Witchita

Notes:
Upon reaching Dodge City I was told that I was expected at the saloon. This was odd since I didn’t know anyone knew I was coming. When I walked into the saloon I was surprised to see Jack Carter there as well. It appears he would be the agent that I was here to get an explination from.

After some catch up it appeared that Jack was tired of the Agent life and was looking to retire. He was a business man now and just wanted to concentrate on that. I was skeptical until I found out the real reason of his resignation. It appeared that Jack was getting married. I guess I had my answer.

Jack said he was expecting another person for a job he had lined up and offered to hire me for an escort shipment of ghost rock he had. Since I was an Agent I had no qualms being hired to escort his shipment. He had quite the motley crew assembled for it too; a Cherokee Indian, a chinaman, a card hustler, a mexican and some crazy guy and his mule, Betsy.

The escort job was just a quick ride to Wichita. The majority of the train ride was uneventful until the world turned upside down and the sound of metal twisting and breaking as the train derailed and the cars threw themselves from the track. I managed to get my feet under me and climbed outside the overturned car. I begin to help people get out of the car. In the distance it looked like part of the train cars and flew out there as well at least thats what I thought until it started shooting at us.

My team members turned out to be quite capable as we returned fire on the firing machine. The chinaman seemed to be quite adept at some sort of hand to hand combat. His hands must of been made of iron as well as he punched the machine with his bare hands. The others seemed to be quite capable marksman even managing to shoot off the firing hands of the machine. In the end we were able to put it down and it blew apart in a firing explosion.

We managed to find the location of the derailment afterwards and could see that the tracks and been shot apart to cause the train to jump the tracks.

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Braddick Mission File #1

Status:
Closed
Agent(s):
Jack Carter
Michael Braddick

Location:
Colorado Springs

Objective:
Investigate reports of unnatural deaths and attacks on farms in the surrounding Colorado Springs area.

Persons of Note:

Sheriff <name>
Widow Clanton
Daughter Clanton

Places of Note:
Clanton Farm

Notes:
I arrived in Colorado Springs with my partner Jack Carter. As this was my first mission he was here to help oversee and advise. We had received reports of some unnatural attacks on farms and lives stocks in the surrounding area of the town. Upon reaching the town we visited the Sheriff’s office to see what additional information we could uncover. The reports had told us that the attacks had been mostly centered on the Clanton farm along with some farms surrounding it. The nearest we could tell was the attacks happened every 3 weeks or so and we were coming up on that date again. We decided to begin our investigation with the Clanton’s farm.

Widow Clanton was understandably skeptical at our presence wondering why Agents would take any interest in her or her problems. She was still greaving for the loss of her husband and sons. Only her and her young daughter were left. The pervious month she lost a barn full of livestock that was still decaying in stink. Claw marks on the inside of the barn indicated that something was locked in trying to get out, but we were unsure of what. It could of been bear, but we were unsure what could of caused it to act like this or how it got inside the barn. Widow Clanton said she had no idea of anyone that would want to hurt her or her family.

Jack and I suggested that since the times of the attacks seemed to be happening on a timed pattern and that time was near that we would camp out near the farm just incase something happened soon. On the way to make camp Jack asked me if I noticed that the widow and daughter were lying to us. I hesitently admitted that I didn’t notice, but he wouldn’t elaborate on what he thought they might be hiding.

Sometime during the night we heard a scream coming from the farm. We quickly mounted up on our horses and started riding towards the farm. We soon saw a four-legged figure bounding our way from the farmhouse. I started taking shots at with my pistols, but even though I was nailing every shot the creature didn’t even seem to slow down. Eventually we reached eachother and the creature leaped at me taking me from my horse. It was vicious and still hard to see in the dark. I fired several shots at it with my hand cannon, but still could not bring the creature down. Jack yelled to me to use silver, but I had no silver on me. The creature tore into me and I started to see the darkness take over me Jack managed to finally put the beast down.

Afterwards we had discovered that the Daughter had been turned into some kind of changling beast and was the one responsible for the attacks. That night she finally killed her mother and we were the nearest other targets. Jack had run into these wolf creatures before and knew their weakness. Luckly my wounds would heal and I would make a full recovery.

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Galihvi Wesa's Third Twisted Tale
Rain Falls on the Just and Unjust

Galihvi’s Third Twisted Tale

Captain Carter tells me he aduliha (wants) to hire me and the anisoi (others) to work for him. His igvyi (first) task for us is to ahiyvsdi (transport) a case of anitsasgili nyva (ghost rock) to Wichita. We decide it’s ahidige (easier) to move it by digatsanula (train) rather than by daqualelu (wagon). The utsasquidi asgaya (bent man) from Virginia seems usgasdanelvgi (scared) of my anadanvtli (brothers) in the Coyote Confederacy. I do not onadv (know) why…

We make ditlilosdodi (plans). I kaneisdodi (suggest) that we get on the digatsanula (train) separately, that way we can adisgalodi (hide) how many of us are in our unadatlisahv (group). As I leave Dodge City, I stop at the Didaniyisgi (Marshal) house to get Ayvdaqualosgv (Thunder), Anagalisgv (Lightning) and Ayohuhisdi nidvlenvda Inv (Death from Far). The Didaniyisgi (Marshal) seems sad. I realize that he must have been tsunalii (friends) with the man shot earlier at the Ganvhida Uwanigalv (Long Branch). I try to kanegv (speak) to him about my sympathy. I take Goga Soquili (Crow Horse) and ride all night to the next digatsanula (train) stop.

I get on the train the next iga (day). I am tsuyawetsvhi (tired). I see the China man sitting in a back car. I enter the same car and adagasesdodinigesvna (ignore) him. I start to walk around the cars as much as I can. Sadly, I do not see the digatilvsdi (attack) when it comes.

The Elohi (world) explodes. I am knocked over when the digatsanula (train) is turned on its side. When I get up and out of the car, I only agowadvdi (see) broken cars scattered across the land. I take an agagasesdi (watching) place to look for where the tsosdidanuwi (enemy) is. I can not agowadvdi (see) them. It is interesting how an udasegatsedi (accident)will even out all peoples. As my elders say “rain falls on the just and unjust.” I am asquanigosv (surprised) when one of the broken cars stands up and digatilvsdi (attack) the passengers.

I take geyatahi (careful) aim at the gotlvnvdodi (machine) arm and its gun. It breaks. It tries to shoot me and all the other peoples here. I continue to aim. I shoot the other arm, but do not do much harm. The didanasvhusgi (bandit) and the dalonige asgaya (yellow man) both continue their digatilvsdi (attack). All of them seem to do enough damage to cause it to explode, now we uduladi (need) to figure out how to continue our visvi (journey).

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Gettysburg Prayer

Why the Troops where not inspired By Jasper’s pre-battle Prayer…

Gettysburg Prayer

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Wang Peng's point of view

(imagine that the following is in Chinese. I don’t know enough to actually write it in chinese yet)

Today I met Jack Carter for the second time. When I met him in Shan Fan, he seemed calm and healthy, but the years haven’t been kind to him. He looks very old now. It seems that I am not the only recruit, because I met five other men with many talents. When Jack first extended his invitation, I thought he meant to fight supernatural enemies, like the ghosts I fought. I was surprised to learn he wanted me and these other men to escort ghost-rock. I am familiar with ghost-rock, but I was never able to get very close to it. In Shan Fan it is closely guarded by the gangs that work there. I was pleased to finally see what ghost-rock feels like and looks like. It reminds me of granite, and has an odd smell.

I continue to be suprised at american diversity. It is suprising their civilization has lasted this long without a confucian idealogy. My english is limited, so I only understand some of what goes on in this country, but I try. I am also pleased to be accepted with neutral, even friendly, feelings by this group of men. I have rarely been accepted for who I am, even among my own people.

(the next day)
Our job is not going very well. What I thought was a simple escort and delivery has turned deadly. I should have known better. Why else would men like us be hired? The Machine that derailed our train was dangerous, but it had vulnerable points. Thanks to the instruction and training my teacher gave me, I endured the fight without injury, and made excellent use of hadouken. It is satisfying to break something made by man and industry with my very thoughts and qi.

Our journey continues on foot and hoof.

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Betsy's Tale

What I wanna know why dem Damn Yankees would whana take Betsy’s gun. What they think she gonna do whet it? She ain’t got no Thumbs. Lord Know dem Damn Yankees got no sense… but disarm’n a mule!
How is it we ain’t won dis war yet?

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Galihvi Wesa's Second Twisted Tale
Talk, talk, talk.

Galihvi Wesa; Personal Journal

Preacher Jenkins tells me I need to Alisinahisdodi (practice) my white alitsadodi (speech). He says scribing it will help. I am not knowledgeable how. Chief Ganolvsgiagasgi Goga (Storm Crow) wants me to write what happens too.

One sunadodaquasdi (week) after Preacher Jenkins udanelv (gave) me the gilonidayunvnvgoweli (letter) from the Ayvwiya Nidunadvnelidolv Soldier (Indian Affairs), Jack Carter. He aduliha (wants) me to edolidohv (travel) to Dodge Town in Kansas to ditlohisdi (meet) with him there. Chief Ganolvsgiagasgi Goga says to go and ditlohisdi (meet) with him and agowadvdi (see) what he aduliha (wants). I go.

Along the usdiganvnv (trail) I wuliyilolv (eventually) get a brother traveler, Boca ( I name him “Asgaya” because he talks like a little girl, all of the time). I can not understand what he is talking about most of the time. He just talks and talks and talks… I even adanvtesgv (think) his digaliyanvhidv (donkey) wishes it had smaller ears, I know I do.

We get to Dodge Town on a Tuesday. There is a soldier in guhnage (black) clothes. He tells us we have to adanvsdi (leave) our guns with him. I leave him Ayvdaqualosgv (Thunder), Anagalisgv (Lightning) and Ayohuhisdi Nidvlenvda Inv (Death from Far). He adanedi (give) me tsoi (three) coins, hisgi (five), talasgohi Saquu (twenty one) and Tsosgohi Nvgi (Thirty Four). I ask him if he knows Captain Jack Carter, he says “yes” and that he can be awadvdi (found) at a tsunaditasdi (saloon) dagovgi (named) “Long Branch.” When I say the name “Jack Carter”, this makes Asgaya usgasdanelv (excited) or utsoasetanv (confused). At first he seems to think my dudov (name) is Jack Carter, after a very ganvhida (long) talk to clear up the utsoasedi (confusion), we go to find the Long Branch.

When we get there Asgaya buys us two aditasdi (drink) he calls tequila? Asique (again) more utsoasedi (confusion). I do not understand it. The fire water tastes uyoi (bad). The asgaya (man) at the bar tells us that Jack Carter comes into the Long Branch many itsuwakodi (times) a day. I stay standing at the bar to agatidisdi (wait). I agowadvdi (see) many people in the saloon. There is a asegi (strange) group of people sitting at a game table; a Pawnee, a Chinese woman (madam), a Black man, a White Preacher and another White Businessman. They do not seem to be dananelohvsgv (playing), more gawonisgv (talking) than dananelohvsgv (playing).

There is also tali (two) white men dananelohvsgv (playing) “Faro.” Saquu (one) of them gets mad and leaves after some uyoi (bad) words…

Later in the iga (day), Jack Carter came into the Long Branch, he uwolatsv (recognized) both of us! He said “Boca!” and “Galihvi!” I did not know that Asgaya knew Jack Carter, hmm this could be something… Just after this there was a equa unoyvgv (big sound) behind us. I turned and saw the uhahnalv (angry) man from earlier standing outside of the broken front window holding a shotgun yelling into the saloon. Asgaya ran out the front window to attack the man. I dulitadinvsv (jumped) over the bar and found a shotgun there, when I turned back to the front of the bar, I agowadvdi (see) Asgaya beating the uhahnalv (angry) man.

After this the barman yells out to someone to “tell Masterson that Wyatt’s been shot!” Apparently Wyatt was the Faro dealer… Then an Old Man, a China Man and a “Dandy walk into a bar…"

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Galihvi Wesa's First Twisted Tale
Wendigo

Galihvi Wesa was “asked” by his chief to help fight off a war party that had been making attacks against his people. He was partnered with his childhood rival Dalonige Soquili (Yellow Horse). Unfortunately these two had been rivals since their coming of age ceremonies. They both chose different paths, one traditional, the other more modern. This conflict also mirrored other issues they had with each other. Chandrika.

Chandrika was the daughter of the tribes most skillful hunter, Atul. All thre of them grew up happily in their tribe. It wasn’t until their twelfth spring, when Chandrika was abducted by U`tlûñ’ta (Spearfinger). This was to set in motion a precedent, where the two boys were pitted against each other in what should have been a common goal. Galihvi was the one to find Chandrika, dead at the hands of the dread ogress. Dalonge and Atul both blamed her death on him (mainly beacuse they were both traditionalists and didn’t approve of his modern ways).

Galihvi spent the next four years in seclusion within his tribe. His only allies were the Chief Dhiren, his own mother Hala and his uncle Chinmay. It wasn’t until his sixteenth year when he was charged with fending off attacks by a rival tribes war party. Again he and Dalonige Soquili were teamed up with each other to eradicate these attackers!

As they headed away from their tribe, they found themselves in the company of Wayaha (Coyote). As usual, Wayaha lead the two youths on a wild and chaotic chase across the countryside. Eventually finding themselves far away from familiar territories and deep in enemy lands. In the middle of the night, under a moonless sky, they find an illuminated arroyo giving off a hellish light!

Galihvi got off of his horse and snuck up quietly to the top of the lit arroyo. Dalonige decided to go and “count coup.” This ended up providing an excellent distraction for him. He sees down into the bottom of the arroyo, that there is a camp site set up there with a huge bonfire burning there with something foul cooking over it… While looking down into the camp, he saw that there were three enemy tribesmen firing off down the arroyo canyon floor. Most probably at Dalonige!

When Galihvi saw this, he opened fire upon the enemy braves below. He quickly shot and killed two of them, the third was another story… After he had dispatched the braves, he went down into the camp to see if his rival was still alive or not. He quickly discovered Dalonige’s bullet riddled body along the arroyo floor as he’s going into the camp. When he gets into the camp and discovers something else entirely. The enemy braves had been cooking a human carcass over the fire and consuming it. In doing this, they were able to acquire greater powers, along with madness. It was during the inspection of the slain braves that he discovered some of their superhuman powers.

It was when he was inspecting the brave he had had to shoot three times just to put him down that he discovered that he wasn’t dead! The brave attacked him and he found himself in a life and death conflict with the dead brave. He was heald in a death hold on the brave, trying to stave off his attack, when the enemy brave’s head was shot in half by someone up above! After which, there came a yell from above telling him to “hold down the brave.” He did.

A few minutes later, a white soldier from Indian Affairs appeared in the campsite, carrying a strange collection of equipment, a small black cauldron amongst it. When this soldier got there, he went directly to the campfire and started cooking “something” in it. He would later discover that it was tallow. After it had been “cooked”, he brought it over to the “dead” brave that Galihvi still held down. As soon as the soldier approaches with the tallow, the dead brave “wakes up” and proceeds to fight again against his being held down.

After this, the soldier introduces himself as Captain Jack Carter.

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