The Last Sons

The Road to Deadwood

The posse headed North toward Deadwood in a armored coach. They were set up by Sam Bass and his cronies. The huckster dispatched of them relatively quickly as McCormick hatched yet another plan to use dynamite. While tracking down the horses, the posse ran upon a wounded indian warrior. He spoke of Wovaka, leader of the Ghost Dance, needing help.

After passing out from exhaustion, the posse awoke the next morning to some well formed English from the indian brave.

+2 XP each

Huck 15
McCormick 10

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DY-NO-MITE!!!

The posse talked their way past a homestead in the way of the drive after finding a burnt out homestead with a ‘shrink wrapped’ body over a burnt out fire.

Sutter sent them to fetch a couple ‘boys’ he sent a few days back to get rations at ‘Dog Leg’. They encountered the ‘marshal’ installed by Colonel Socrates Gault and found he had the boys in custody. After some bloodshed the marshal and his ‘deputies’ were dealt with and the ‘boys’ were rescued.

After some clairvoyance from the huckster, the posse found out that Gault’s men had take the herd along with Sutter and his men and were keeping them in a nearby box canyon. The ‘preacher’ managed to inspire 10 townsfolk to take up their rifles and help them fight Sutter’s ~40 men.

With some well thrown sticks of dynamite and some lucky shootin’ from the townsfolk, two thirds of Gault’s men were incapacitated in quick order. Then a short pitched gun fight ensued while Huck freed Sutter and his people.

Once Gault’s men realized they had been out matched, the remaining outlaws jumped on horses and road off. Gault himself also escaped.

The posse collected some spoils from Gault’s camp and easily finished the drive arriving in Denver, CO.

3 XP each

Totals:

Huck 13
Preacher 13
McCormick 8

Next move is up to Huck and McCormick. They can…

1) Take up one of the classified adds for Denver or nearby.
2) Continue North with Sutter’s remaining herd.
3) Set out to collect the $1000 reward on Colonel Gault’s head.
4) Go West to Cali and start the ‘Flood’ campaign.
5) Go North to Deadwood and start the ‘Last Sons’ campaign.
6) Something else…

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No Man's Land

The posse rode ahead of the herd to Eastman’s Creek, a small farming community where Bill Sutter wanted to try to off load some cattle. The woods surrounding the town were quite ‘scary’ and once arriving in the town it appeared like little more than a ghost town.

They managed to get information out of the saloon owner about recent lynchings of innocent townspeople where they could never find the culprits responsible. As it turned out, there was a ‘hanging tree’ just a mile outside town that had hung a couple folk initially and then after being buried, they arose at night and drug a new victim to the tree. The posse destroyed the tree with dynamite and caught the zombies coming into town for the local general store owner.

After ‘settling’ up on 2 score head of cattle for $40 each, posse returned to the herd where after a few quiet days entered the Black Mesa in an attempt to avoid a well known toll road. Three nights full of nightmares and then the 4th night close to 20 ravenite braves assaulted the camp let by a mysterious indian shaman that barely escaped after many braves were incapacitated or scared away by the huckster.

Five Lazy S cowboys were injured but will recover. One died from a fatal head wound. But the herd was kept safe.

After surviving another assault , the rest of the trip up and through the Trincheras Pass is uneventful. The terrain is not overly steep and the trail skirts the edges of a few draws and never becomes particularly challenging. In fact, the transition is so gentle, the heroes are almost through the pass before they realize they’re crossing the apex.

On the other side lies Colorado…and the Disputed Territories. The Disputed Territories are the domain of War and it won’t be long before the heroes get their first taste of the Reckoner’s handiwork.

GM NOTE: I’ve decided to override the option to turn in the black Fate chip for an additional XP. The black chip remains with the character until used. There now will be a second one in the bag for destroying the Hangin’ Tree.

3 XP each

Totals:

Huck 10 ++
Preacher 10 *
McCormick 5

Each player can pick their next XP ‘award’.

‘*’ has a black Fate chip
‘+’ wounds

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Head 'Em Up: Part Two

The posse spent a couple weeks travellin’ during which time they prolly ran into too many random encounters. Sorry, my bad. In addition, they encountered some dude crash a jetpack, were blamed for meddlin’ by nearby Confederate troops and Huck won alot of money in town that night, my bad again.

They also encountered a Texas Hangin’ Judge and a queer Wolf. Subsequently they blew away once with a shotgun and castrated the other with a rifle at long range. Sheesh!

I’m going to hold off on so many random things next session and skip to the end so to speak. I am new to this genre so bite me!

2 XP each

Totals:

Huck 7
Preacher 7
McCormick (or whatever alias he is using now) 2

Huck and preacher boy should pick their 5 XP benefit. Next session on Dec 21st.

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Head 'Em Up: Part One

Following the duel an Pettinger’s Supply, Billy Sutton rushes the final preparations to get his cattle drive on the trail before Vermillion Bayou send more thugs to ‘encourage’ him to sell his cattle to them. After gathering up the last few straggler cattle and dealing with some giant tarrantualas, the drive North begins. After a few days on the trail, a gang of Vermillion thugs, some of which are seriously ’dead’ly, attack the camp at night and attempt to stampede the herd.

After a pitched battle, their efforts are thwarted, some are killed, one Lazy S cowboy is killed and the preacher gets castrated…literally. The next few days are dry and uneventful as they find there first watering hole in days in the form of a well at a strangely abandon homestead.

After spending the better part of the day watering the herd, the cowpokes continue on the trail for a couple more days before a couple Texas Rangers approach from the ‘Drag’ to inquire about a shooting a week back where Bartholomew Phelps was drawn down and killed under questionable circumstances. Local witness claimed the ‘killer’ drew first which makes him a murderer. After some ernest assurances from the preacher that it was a clean kill, the rangers head back South.

+2 XP for each character

Totals:

Huck 5 XP
Preacher 5 XP

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Roundup

The adventure begins in a small town called Sutter’s Flats in southwest Texas, in early spring. How the posse ends up there is largely up to you. Perhaps they’re just riding through on their way north from Laredo or maybe they’ve been drawn near the border hunting down a bounty. Or it could be they’re on the run themselves, and it’s hard to get much farther out of the way than Sutter’s Flats!

The posse met Bill Sutter, in the bar and accepted jobs as cowboys on his travel North to sell his cattle for a reasonable price since the local buyer, Vermillion Bayou, is offering prices so low that it ain’t worth selling any of his herd here.

After some threats and a duel that left one Bartholomew Phelps dead with a bullet through the eye, our posse begin last preparations for their cattle drive.

XP
Ethan 3
Deters 3

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