Gold and Lead

Weibe's status report 18/2/1873
Report on the status of allies and the situation on reaching the town of Sweetwater. Private.

(OOC this is not known by your characters unless you are in my telegram chest)

Early risings for the group, in order to get to comfort – David’s decision. Good progress made.

Halfway there (5km from Sweetwater) the party was ambushed by native indians. Rackworth took two down and Lucas another two. Delvin finishes off the last. Rackworth receives arrow to shoulder and another wound from tomahawk. Indian arrow takes the driver of Brendon’s carriage in the gut.

Rackworth tends to himself then the driver is taken to the town. Babsy claims his position.

Key figures in the travelling group:
David Brendon – remained calm and in command throughout the ordeal – manipulated by his daughter
Sophia ‘Tokyo’ Brendon – demanding and unladylike
Rackworth – a sharp intellect and an even sharper sword – blunt socially
Lucas Buck – a dangerous man with a talent for guns – best to keep away from disputes
Devlin – erratic and prone to using explosives – keeps company with the rough types
Babsy – opinion not formed yet – keeps company with the rough types
Elenya – auntie in law of David – a potential risk
Ayasha Buck – speaks little but is confident in her actions – a potential risk due to beauty

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Wagons Roll!

Train in vain.

The rails end about 20 miles short of Sweetwater, as the crow might fly. They should get there in a week or two, maybe, weather and land willing. That’s assuming nothing untoward happens by other agencies, too. The labourers are still working out of the yards near Pueblo but they’ll need to relocate once the track gets far enough onwards.

Sweetwater.

None of you know much about it – There’s a hotel in Sweetwater, apparently, but it hasn’t received glowing reviews.

Cañon City

Cañon City’s about 10 miles further up the Arkansas river going by the Cedar Trail from Sweetwater and is a much nicer place by most accounts. It’s got stores, a few churches, a bank, the county courthouse, county sheriff’s office and the main prison for the territory is nearby.

Entrance.

You’re travelling together with the gear and supplies you’d want to set up in Sweetwater, and several other wagons of stuff that are also going there. Taking the wagons and your supplies off the railroad (near where the rails end) and continuing on the river trail should only be a few day’s travel.

Questions?

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Warning!
Doh!

Hello, Due to amazing stupidity on my part I failed to recognize that my coming holiday away visiting my folks in Somerset clashes with the first night of the western game on Monday 13th September.

So – I’m sorry, but I can’t run that night.

I’ll be back as normal the following weeks.

S

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Setting the Scene - Tombstone 1881
Western 101

Dramatis Personae
  • Virgil Earp – US Marshal
  • Morgan Earp – Deputy Marshal
  • Wyatt Earp – Faro dealer at the Oriental (ex-Marshal, retired)
  • Doc Holliday – Gambler, gunman and dentist, dying slowly of tuberculosis.
  • Sheriff John Behan – County sheriff (elected)
  • Ike Clanton – Cowboy and loudmouth.
  • Billy Clanton – His younger brother
  • Tom Maclaury – Cowboy and rumoured cattle rustler
  • Frank Maclaury – Cowboy and bloody good shot – soon to be bloody well shot
  • Billy Claibourne – Cowboy

Scene 1 – The Oriental Saloon

The Oriental is quite a nicely appointed place with a long bar and a number of gaming tables to suit Poker and Faro. The evening is drawing to a close. Some folks’re ahead at cards, others are much poorer. Ike, in particular, is roaring drunk and near cleaned out by Doc at poker.

Fortunately, most people have handed their guns in behind the bar, in accordance with the town ordinances.

Scene 2 – The next morning…

Ike is sobering up in jail. Virgil is angry. Hot-headed words from the night before threatened violence towards the lawmen in Tombstone, if they was met on the street. Some of the Cowboys arrive in town to pick up Ike from the Jail.

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