[8/28/2013 9:02:16 PM] Felix: Yep! I beleive Kate had bought a ticket to ride.
[8/28/2013 9:03:44 PM] Kate: Kate will go tomorrow morning bright and very early! Are we fastforwarding it to then?
[8/28/2013 9:04:27 PM] Felix: Unless you got something else you want her to do, yeah.
[8/28/2013 9:06:11 PM] Kate: Kate doesn't! Except the boring stuff like buying supplies. And she'll kiss Eben goodnight/bye too.
[8/28/2013 9:07:30 PM] Felix: I figured!
[8/28/2013 9:09:52 PM] Kate: Kate will get up early-early and go out to wait at the train station with just a small bag with a change of clothes in it.
[8/28/2013 9:10:11 PM] Felix: Ebenezer also promises to keep an eye on Delphine.
[8/28/2013 9:11:28 PM] Kate: Kate does warn Delphine, then.
[8/28/2013 9:11:56 PM] Felix: Warn her?
[8/28/2013 9:12:36 PM] Kate: ((The WARWILF IS COMING. To feed you and hug you and love you.))
[8/28/2013 9:13:29 PM] Felix: Hee.
[8/28/2013 9:13:32 PM] Felix: Okay!
[8/28/2013 9:15:29 PM] Kate: Kate goes and waits for the train.
[8/28/2013 9:18:39 PM] Felix: It rolls in on time! THere's only a few other passengers, since it's mostly a goods train headed from the northwest back east.
[8/28/2013 9:19:11 PM] Kate: Kate pays for her ticket and gets on there!
[8/28/2013 9:21:21 PM] Felix: The train is not robbed.
[8/28/2013 9:21:37 PM] Felix: It's a boring trip, I assume Kate brought a book or two.
[8/28/2013 9:22:16 PM] Kate: Kate did, and she probably tears through one of the books today.
[8/28/2013 9:25:46 PM] Felix: It's about three thirty when the train makes it to Crescent City. It's a bit larger place than Wilde.
[8/28/2013 9:28:04 PM] Kate: Kate starts with the train station, and asks if he's seen Winnow. Who is going by his own name, so that should make it easier!
[8/28/2013 9:28:51 PM] Felix: Nope! The folks at the train station got nothin.
[8/28/2013 9:29:41 PM] Kate: Kate goes for the last place he was spotted!
[8/28/2013 9:32:54 PM] Felix: Well, your offices made a few inquires by telegraph to a Mr. Vincent, a wealthy cattle rancher who hired Winnow and his band to drive out some bandits that had been raiding his stock. There are some wanted signs for Winnow up near the sheriff's office, too.
[8/28/2013 9:33:41 PM] Kate: Kate asks where she can find Vincent!
[8/28/2013 9:36:18 PM] Felix: You can get directions pretty easily, he's a big shot around here.
[8/28/2013 9:36:50 PM] Kate: Kate heads there, with grim determination! And a magic gun.
[8/28/2013 9:37:59 PM] Felix: Apparently his land is so large that when you head southwest out of town, you're techincally already on it. His house, though about an hour's walk from town. You can get a carriage, if you want.
[8/28/2013 9:39:49 PM] Kate: Kate does!
[8/28/2013 9:48:16 PM] Kate: Kate drives to the ranch, expecting nothing good to happen when she gets there.
[8/28/2013 9:48:54 PM] Felix: It's about half-past four when you get there. It's a very nice two story house.
[8/28/2013 9:51:00 PM] Kate: Kate knocks on the door!
[8/28/2013 9:51:29 PM] Felix: A woman of mexican descent opens it! "Can I help you?"
[8/28/2013 9:53:13 PM] Kate: Lookin' fer Mr. Vincent.
[8/28/2013 9:54:44 PM] Felix: Woman: Can I tell him who's calling?
[8/28/2013 9:56:00 PM] Kate: Miss Kate Candlemas.
[8/28/2013 9:57:13 PM] Felix: Woman: Are you expected?
[8/28/2013 9:57:49 PM] Kate: Nope, but he better talk t'me anyways. It's an emergency.
[8/28/2013 9:58:57 PM] Felix: Woman: ... well, come in and have a seat while I go ask him if he'll see you.
[8/28/2013 9:59:54 PM] Kate: Kate nods, and goes in, and sits down.
[8/28/2013 10:01:10 PM] Felix: THere's a couple of nice chairs in the foyer, and she hurries off, leaving you there.
[8/28/2013 10:05:40 PM] Felix: ((brb! biobreak.))
[8/28/2013 10:06:15 PM] Kate: Kate sits in one of them.
[8/28/2013 10:13:45 PM] Felix: COMFY.
[8/28/2013 10:14:33 PM] Kate: Kate waits, impatiently.
[8/28/2013 10:16:27 PM] Felix: He comes down! Good looking guy, clean shaven, wearing comfortable but expensive clothes, dark hair, dark eyes. "Miss Candlemass, is it? I'm John Vincent.
[8/28/2013 10:17:06 PM] Kate: Marshal, actually.
[8/28/2013 10:17:09 PM] Kate: Kate shows her badge.
[8/28/2013 10:17:25 PM] Kate: Lookin' for Winnow. Is he still here or did he move on?
[8/28/2013 10:18:47 PM] Felix: Vincent: Ah, yes, your office said they'd send someone. I'll cooperate as far as I am able. Winnow and his men moved on after the bandits were dispersed and their leader was shot in the firefight. Come with me, we'll continue in my office.
[8/28/2013 10:19:19 PM] Kate: Kate nods.
[8/28/2013 10:19:19 PM] Felix: A little girl trots through, can't be more than five, dark hair and eyes, definitely related to Vincent.
[8/28/2013 10:19:29 PM] Kate: Kate smiles at her. "Hey."
[8/28/2013 10:19:59 PM] Felix: She gives you a gap-toothed smile. "Hello, miss. Who are you?"
[8/28/2013 10:21:19 PM] Kate: Marshal Candlemas, Miss.
[8/28/2013 10:21:24 PM] Kate: Kate tips her hat to the kid.
[8/28/2013 10:21:58 PM] Felix: She gives a little curtsy. "I'm Katie. Katie Vincent."
[8/28/2013 10:22:26 PM] Felix: Mr. Vincent smiles at her. "You go wash up for dinner, Katie, all right?"
[8/28/2013 10:22:39 PM] Felix: Katie: Are you staying for dinner, Miss?"
[8/28/2013 10:23:05 PM] Kate: Up to yer pa, miss Katie. Don't want to impose, an' I got my own fish t'fry anyhow.
[8/28/2013 10:24:36 PM] Felix: Katie giggles! "He isn't my father. He's my uncle."
[8/28/2013 10:25:20 PM] Kate: Oh, I see! Well, I think you're lucky, I don't got any uncles.
[8/28/2013 10:25:44 PM] Felix: Katie: Well, I better go get washed up for supper. Bye!
[8/28/2013 10:26:03 PM] Kate: Kate waves at her.
[8/28/2013 10:26:17 PM] Kate: Kate follows Vincent into the study.
[8/28/2013 10:27:31 PM] Felix: He goes to his desk and pulls out a ledger. "Right. What can I tell you, marshal?"
[8/28/2013 10:27:50 PM | Edited 10:27:57 PM] Kate: What'd he do here, an' where'd he go afterward?
[8/28/2013 10:34:17 PM] Felix: Vincent sits down. "I had a gang that was raiding my stock down in my south acres. The local law couldn't do anything to stop them, said it was 'out of their jurisdiction'. An associate of mine suggested some hired guns he had used to a similar purpose on his ranch. He put me in touch with Winnow and his men, ten of them in all. They showed up, I told them everything I knew about the bandits."
[8/28/2013 10:35:11 PM] Felix: Vincent: Bandits were led by one of my trailmen who I fired after he took to chasing the dragon a bit much.
[8/28/2013 10:35:29 PM] Kate: ... dragon?
[8/28/2013 10:35:40 PM] Felix: Vincent: Opium. Chasing the dragon.
[8/28/2013 10:35:47 PM] Kate: Oh, I see.
[8/28/2013 10:35:56 PM] Kate: What was your impression of Winnow?
[8/28/2013 10:36:47 PM] Felix: Vincent: I was expecting ... well. I read a lot of stories growing up about rough and tumble guns for hire. Winnow looked more like an accountant than a mercenary.
[8/28/2013 10:37:26 PM] Felix: Vincent: He was all business, though. Negotiated a price for him and his men's services.
[8/28/2013 10:37:42 PM] Kate: To some folks it's all numbers.
[8/28/2013 10:38:33 PM] Felix: Vincent: Seemed a bit of a cold fish, to be honest. Little fella, too. But he was able to keep his men in line. There was a lot of respect there, goin' both ways.
[8/28/2013 10:38:49 PM] Felix: The maid comes in with some tea. She pours two cups, silently.
[8/28/2013 10:39:02 PM] Kate: He's a warlock, so I reckon he had 'em well in line.
[8/28/2013 10:39:31 PM] Felix: Vincent: Well, I heard rumors, but I never saw him use any black arts. Just men and guns.
[8/28/2013 10:39:41 PM] Kate: They get their power by sacrificin' folks.
[8/28/2013 10:39:44 PM] Kate: Kate shrugs.
[8/28/2013 10:39:57 PM] Felix: Vincent: Can't say I know much about that, marshal.
[8/28/2013 10:40:29 PM] Felix: Vincent: This is Crescent City, not Wilde. Things stay pretty normal here.
[8/28/2013 10:41:30 PM] Felix: Vincent: Anyway. They were here for about a week. Repelled three raids. The last raid, they took three men prisoner, let one go, and followed him to where they were lairin'.
[8/28/2013 10:42:43 PM] Kate: Kate nods.
[8/28/2013 10:44:06 PM] Felix: Vincent: When they came back, came back with Jimmy on a mariah, a few more bandits captured, and the rest of the gang broken.
[8/28/2013 10:44:23 PM] Kate: Smart.
[8/28/2013 10:46:01 PM] Felix: Vincent: I paid them what we had agreed on, and they left. Didn't know where they were going. After that, I got contacted by your office and found out that Winnow had a price on his head.
[8/28/2013 10:47:23 PM] Felix: Vincent: I got a barn that I turned into rooms for my boys that work the acres, that's where they stayed while they were here, if you wanna check that out.
[8/28/2013 10:47:40 PM] Kate: Kate nods.
[8/28/2013 10:47:47 PM] Kate: Might do. Did they say where they were goin' or what they were doin' next?
[8/28/2013 10:48:03 PM] Felix: Vincent: No. Didn't ask, they didn't tell.
[8/28/2013 10:49:04 PM] Kate: Kate tries to work out if he's hiding anything.
[8/28/2013 10:49:49 PM] Felix: He seems on the up and up.
[8/28/2013 10:50:41 PM] Felix: Vincent: You might could ask some of the boys that shared quarters with them. I didn't talk to them all too much while they were here.
[8/28/2013 10:51:48 PM] Kate: All right, I'll do that.
[8/28/2013 10:54:42 PM] Kate: You have a real sweet niece. Her parents around t'all?
[8/28/2013 10:55:59 PM] Felix: Vincent: My sister lives here, but she isn't well. Her husband passed years ago.
[8/28/2013 10:58:41 PM] Kate: Well, Kates get on pretty good with or without a pa.
[8/28/2013 10:59:42 PM] Felix: Vincent: She's a good girl.
[8/28/2013 11:00:25 PM] Felix: ((You gotta go to bed?))
[8/28/2013 11:00:33 PM] Kate: ((Can't yet, not sleepy.))
[8/28/2013 11:02:38 PM] Kate: All right, take me to the men, if you would.
[8/28/2013 11:02:56 PM] Felix: He nods. "All right, c'mon."
[8/28/2013 11:03:44 PM] Felix: He takes you outside, to the converted barn.
[8/28/2013 11:04:02 PM] Kate: Kate follows!
[8/28/2013 11:06:12 PM] Felix: He introduces you to an old, leathery man named Billy. "Billy, this is Marshal Candlemass, here about Winnow and his boys. Answer any questions she has."
[8/28/2013 11:06:35 PM] Felix: ((I'm not going to name them all, but Kate does have all the names of Winnow's band.))
[8/28/2013 11:08:29 PM] Kate: Kate nods.
[8/28/2013 11:08:55 PM] Kate: Hey. Now I reckon they didn't commit any crimes while they were here, so I ain't too worried 'bout that.
[8/28/2013 11:09:02 PM] Kate: Mostly what I want to know is where they went *next.*
[8/28/2013 11:09:49 PM] Felix: Billy: I can't answer that myself, but maybe one of the other boys knows. We're about to break bread, come and join us, marshal.
[8/28/2013 11:09:57 PM] Felix: Vincent heads back to the nice house.
[8/28/2013 11:10:02 PM] Kate: Thanks.
[8/28/2013 11:10:11 PM] Kate: Kate is actually going to be more at home with the hands, anyway.
[8/28/2013 11:10:16 PM] Kate: Kate follows him.
[8/28/2013 11:10:20 PM] Kate: What'd you think of 'em, anyhow?
[8/28/2013 11:11:13 PM] Felix: Billy: Well, his boys were just folk, like us. Winnow himself... that's a man that's killed as a transaction. Cold.
[8/28/2013 11:14:21 PM] Kate: More'n'once.
[8/28/2013 11:14:35 PM] Kate: Ain't after any of his men, I got nothin' on any of 'em at all.
[8/28/2013 11:14:50 PM] Felix: Billy: Just Winnow? Dont' surprise me.
[8/28/2013 11:15:54 PM] Kate: He get friendly to anybody while he was here?
[8/28/2013 11:16:32 PM] Felix: He leads you around back where a bunch of the hands are sitting at rough tables and eating stew. "Winnow, friendly? No. He kept to himself when he wasn't riding."
[8/28/2013 11:18:02 PM] Kate: Kate waves at them, and dishes up some stew if there's some left.
[8/28/2013 11:19:37 PM] Felix: He introduces you around to the hands. There's a few girls in there, too.
[8/28/2013 11:20:17 PM] Kate: Kate takes her hat off and is polite to everybody.
[8/28/2013 11:22:10 PM] Kate: First thing y'all got to know is, I'm only after Winnow. So if you liked any of his other folks, don't worry, the only reason I'd be talkin' to 'em is to track down Winnow. Don't got any evidence they done anything illegal.
[8/28/2013 11:24:28 PM] Kate: Mostly what I wanna know is if any of 'em said anythin' 'bout where they were goin' next.
[8/28/2013 11:28:41 PM] Felix: One of the girls, probably about fifteen: Um. The lady in the gang, she talked to me a lot, said something about her boss takin them south for some reason. Said they was goin' to the Aerie.
[8/28/2013 11:28:53 PM] Felix: Billy: The Aerie? Why there?
[8/28/2013 11:29:10 PM] Felix: The girl shrugs. "I dunno."
[8/28/2013 11:31:21 PM] Kate: What's the aerie?
[8/28/2013 11:32:36 PM] Felix: Billy looks at you. "The Aerie is a bunch of hills a few days to the south. Like steppes, almost. A bunch of hills that get taller and taller. There are a couple of towns down there but for the most part the whole area is bad news. Folks say its haunted.
[8/28/2013 11:33:17 PM] Kate: When was that?
[8/28/2013 11:35:08 PM] Felix: Girl: They left here 'bout a week ago.
[8/28/2013 11:39:12 PM] Kate: ... damn.
[8/28/2013 11:39:24 PM] Kate: A few days to the south, huh?
[8/28/2013 11:40:22 PM] Felix: Girl: I think she was nervous about goin' there.
[8/28/2013 11:41:25 PM] Felix: Billy: Well, that place has some bad stories associated with it. You know the weird stuff you see as you go further west? Monsters and ghosts? Aerie is one of those places.
[8/28/2013 11:41:46 PM] Kate: ... don't sound like a place you can go on your own.
[8/28/2013 11:42:45 PM] Felix: BIlly: They say there are a few towns down there, started by desperate folks lookin' to hide.
[8/28/2013 11:44:01 PM] Kate: ... reckon I'll need backup.
[8/28/2013 11:46:28 PM] Felix: Someone behind you tugs on your coat!
[8/28/2013 11:49:45 PM] Kate: Kate turns around.
[8/28/2013 11:50:20 PM] Felix: There's a boy of about seven there, holding an envelope!
[8/28/2013 11:56:35 PM] Kate: Kate takes it.
[8/28/2013 11:57:05 PM] Felix: He runs off into the barn!
[8/28/2013 11:57:16 PM] Felix: Billy: That's David. He's pretty shy.
[8/28/2013 11:57:41 PM] Felix: The envelope is marked 'to the law'.
[8/28/2013 11:57:44 PM] Kate: Kate opens the envelope.
[8/29/2013 12:00:41 AM] Felix: There's a letter! Whoever wrote it does not have the best penmanship or grammar. "Winnow is afraid. He take us to the Aerie to protect himself. Can't tell him no, but I don't wanna die, so I leave this note with this boy. Winnow got a house in the Aerie. Guarded by monsters with wings."
[8/29/2013 12:01:19 AM] Kate: ... hell. I'm gonna need an army for this one, seems like.
[8/29/2013 12:04:54 AM] Felix: Billy: If yer goin down there, you should get an indian guide, too, used to be their land. They named it.
[8/29/2013 12:05:15 AM] Kate: ... *which* Indians?
[8/29/2013 12:05:33 AM] Felix: BIlly shrugs. "I dunno."
[8/29/2013 12:05:45 AM] Kate: Keep to themselves, don't eat a lotta vegetables?
[8/29/2013 12:06:16 AM] Felix: One of the other hands: Sounds about right."
[8/29/2013 12:06:26 AM] Kate: Kate sees a way to have her warwilf *and* get her man. Her bad man, anyway.
Kate had just decided to return to Wilde to werewolf-sit, and then go visit the Indians about the Aerie!
[8/29/2013 9:45:39 PM] Felix: Yep! She had a bunch of new info about Winnow, and where he was headed.
[8/29/2013 9:47:31 PM] Kate: Kate asks somebody if there's anyplace in town to buy books.
[8/29/2013 9:48:02 PM] Felix: There is a bookseller, yeah.
[8/29/2013 9:49:21 PM] Kate: Kate heads there, and checks for newer Jack of Blades books for her warwilf.
[8/29/2013 9:50:36 PM] Felix: They have one! Not a lot. There's a lot of westerns. Like, a lot.
[8/29/2013 9:53:01 PM] Kate: Kate just gets the one new book, and wraps it up carefully. She has a plan!
[8/29/2013 9:53:45 PM] Kate: Kate then checks when the next train back is!
[8/29/2013 9:54:56 PM] Felix: That will be a passenger train at seven the next morning.
[8/29/2013 9:57:07 PM] Kate: Kate heads back to the ranch, and checks if they can put her up. Preferably in the same place as Winnow's female henchwoman.
[8/29/2013 9:58:02 PM] Felix: Yeah, they got room in the barn!
[8/29/2013 9:59:45 PM] Kate: Kate will therefore go to bed early!
[8/29/2013 10:04:41 PM] Felix: Okay! There are three beds in this small room, but you have it to yourself.
[8/29/2013 10:05:43 PM] Kate: Kate takes her overshirt off and her boots off to sleep, but that's it!
[8/29/2013 10:06:42 PM] Felix: Which is good, as the bed is mostly hay with some some linen tossed over it.
[8/29/2013 10:07:56 PM] Kate: Kate sleeps!
[8/29/2013 10:12:50 PM] Felix: You sleep successfully! More happy camelot dreams and no bothersome klling-in-cold-blood dreams.
[8/29/2013 10:13:57 PM] Kate: Kate so greatly prefers those.
[8/29/2013 10:14:10 PM] Kate: Kate if the sword ever does start talking to her, she will say thank you.
[8/29/2013 10:14:58 PM] Felix: Well, it's pretty quiet at the moment.
[8/29/2013 10:15:42 PM] Kate: Kate is glad!
[8/29/2013 10:16:03 PM] Kate: Kate will do quick search the next morning just in case the woman left something else, and will then catch the train back to Wilde!
[8/29/2013 10:17:04 PM] Felix: Nope! Nothing!
[8/29/2013 10:18:00 PM] Kate: Kate therefore catches the train back!
[8/29/2013 10:18:46 PM] Felix: This is a much nicer passenger train than the one you took the previous day.
[8/29/2013 10:21:04 PM] Kate: Kate is able to relax and read! Not the book she bought for Eben, a different one.
[8/29/2013 10:31:58 PM] Kate: ((*poke?*))
[8/29/2013 10:32:14 PM] Felix: ((Sorry! phone call.))
[8/29/2013 10:36:24 PM] Felix: So, you're on the train for a few hours when you glance out the window and see a bunch of guys on horses with bandanas over their faces coming down from the hills toward the train!
[8/29/2013 10:36:28 PM] Felix: ((Had to do a train robbery.))
[8/29/2013 10:37:08 PM] Kate: Kate drops her book. "Hey everybody, we're about to be robbed. Sit tight an' do what they tell you if they get in. *Don't* fight 'em."
[8/29/2013 10:37:39 PM] Kate: Kate hops up, draws her gun and tries to work out where the best place is to wait for them, strategically speaking.
[8/29/2013 10:42:26 PM] Felix: Probably the rear of the train, as the train hasn't stopped and they're riding in the opposite direction to maximize the number of people they can get on board. The train has a couple of guards, too, but not in the car you're in.
[8/29/2013 10:43:37 PM] Kate: Kate runs to the rear of the train, flashing her badge and warning everyone she passes! Who knows, there may be another law enforcer on the train.
[8/29/2013 10:46:30 PM] Felix: Okay! You meet up with two guards with shotguns.
[8/29/2013 10:47:32 PM | Removed 10:48:53 PM] Kate: This message has been removed.
[8/29/2013 10:48:03 PM] Felix: No.... guards that the train company posted, not bandits.
[8/29/2013 10:48:19 PM] Felix: So you probably shouldn't shoot them.
[8/29/2013 10:48:58 PM] Kate: ((Oh! Right.))
[8/29/2013 10:49:11 PM] Kate: Kate tells them what's going on, and that she's heading to the back of the train!
[8/29/2013 10:50:28 PM | Edited 10:50:43 PM] Felix: Guard 1: I'll go with. Clem, you stay here in case we need to fall back.
[8/29/2013 10:50:35 PM] Felix: Guard 2: Got it.
[8/29/2013 10:51:00 PM] Kate: ((Clem better be a demon and he better not get shot! He's the one Spike played kittenpoker with!))
[8/29/2013 10:54:07 PM] Felix: ((He's not!))
[8/29/2013 10:54:12 PM] Kate: Just to warn ya, I'll be tryin' to arrest 'em first.
[8/29/2013 10:59:02 PM] Felix: Guard 1: Fair enough. Hopefully that'll work. They most likely weren't expecting a marshal aboard.
[8/29/2013 10:59:29 PM] Kate: It usually don't. They reckon there's a lot more of 'em than of me.
[8/29/2013 11:02:38 PM] Kate: Kate hurries, and tries to lie in wait at the back of the train!
[8/29/2013 11:03:06 PM] Felix: Near the caboose. CABOOSE.
[8/29/2013 11:04:55 PM] Kate: Kate waits for one of them to come aboard@!
[8/29/2013 11:06:04 PM] Felix: You waiting inside the actual caboose, which is where they're boarding, or the next car?
[8/29/2013 11:06:34 PM] Kate: ((Next car.))
[8/29/2013 11:14:26 PM] Felix: ((okay!)) You hear them coming in! Three of them bust through the door to the car, which is empty, seems to be food storage.
[8/29/2013 11:15:25 PM] Kate: Kate already has her gun drawn and on them. "You're under arrest, an' think of it this way: Attempted robbery ain't a hangin' offense."
[8/29/2013 11:19:42 PM] Felix: They start shootin!
[8/29/2013 11:20:24 PM] Kate: Kate shoots one of them stone-dead! She had time to aim on that one. Then she takes cover!
[8/29/2013 11:22:59 PM] Felix: THe first one through the door, I assume! The other two dive as the guard shoots at them! One takes cover behind a crate, the other behind a sack full of grain.
[8/29/2013 11:24:08 PM] Kate: Kate shoots at them! She's... actually not that great a shot with a revolver, but she can distract them for a while. When she runs out of bullets with her own gun she switches to Excalibur.
[8/29/2013 11:31:48 PM] Felix: You manage to keep them ducking for cover, though. There are two more guys outside the car that haven't come in yet, either, they're clinging to either side of the door. The guard plugs one of them with some buckshot and he goes down, though.
[8/29/2013 11:34:44 PM] Kate: You can still surrender! Th'two of you who ain't come in, you haven't even committed a CRIME yet!
[8/29/2013 11:36:47 PM] Kate: Go home, I ain't gonna chase ya!
[8/29/2013 11:37:35 PM] Felix: You hear one of them, who's got an awful, gravelly voice that sends shivers down your spine for some reason. "Now I have." He peers out and takes a shot at the guard, who's hit squarely in the shoulder and goes down.
[8/29/2013 11:38:52 PM] Kate: Kate flushes, and focuses on that one.
[8/29/2013 11:42:51 PM] Felix: He hasn't come in yet. HIs guy still in the car takes a shot at you, and the man himself comes in, hunkering down behind the sacks of grain. You recognize him, somehow.
[8/29/2013 11:43:39 PM] Kate: Kate has a feeling she's met one of Viskav's men.
[8/29/2013 11:44:18 PM] Kate: Kate tries to stay behind cover, heart pounding! It's a good thing she's already using Excalibur or she'd be *worried.*
[8/29/2013 11:44:24 PM] Kate: If you won't surrender, I'll shootcha.
[8/29/2013 11:44:45 PM] Felix: The guard, who is still alive, slides you his shotgun.
[8/29/2013 11:45:26 PM] Kate: Kate takes it, and turns toward the leader.
[8/29/2013 11:50:05 PM] Kate: Kate waits for him to pop out so she can shoot his face right off!
[8/29/2013 11:50:35 PM] Felix: He says something, some weird sequence of syllables you don't understand, and the inside of the car suddenly gets a lot colder and foggy.
[8/29/2013 11:52:02 PM] Kate: Ever wonder why Viskav had y'all shoot 'im?
[8/29/2013 11:55:00 PM] Felix: Bandit: ...how you know Viskav?
[8/29/2013 11:55:42 PM] Kate: I know he taught you, an' I got some real bad news for ya.
[8/29/2013 11:56:20 PM] Felix: Bandit: Who are you?
[8/29/2013 11:56:25 PM] Kate: Who are you?
[8/29/2013 11:56:59 PM] Felix: You hear a voice in your head. <Skel. Kill him! He has to die!>
[8/29/2013 11:57:20 PM] Kate: Skel, who are *you* really?
[8/29/2013 11:57:36 PM] Kate: Kate holds onto Excalibur with her other hand, holding the shotgun with just one! She won't be able to shoot it that way.
[8/29/2013 11:58:11 PM] Kate: Kate is actually trying to rattle the guy so he makes a mistake.
[8/29/2013 11:58:13 PM] Felix: Skel: Who are you? You ain't answered my question.
[8/29/2013 11:58:59 PM] Kate: I'm the goddamn ghost o' Fennick, that's who I am, an' you haven't answered *mine.* You knew all along Viskav didn't teach ya just to have help, didn'tcha? He ain't exactly a carin', sharin' kind of a man, is he?
[8/30/2013 12:01:50 AM] Felix: The car is fully fogged up. You can't see two feet in front of your face.
[8/30/2013 12:02:49 AM] Kate: C'mon out an' look in my *eye*, Skel, see if I'm tellin' the truth.
[8/30/2013 12:03:03 AM] Kate: Kate just sticks with Excalibur now, in hopes that she will be protected by it.
[8/30/2013 12:05:18 AM] Felix: Skel: ... it's a trick. Fennick got you spelled. That's how you know all this stuff.
[8/30/2013 12:06:55 AM] Kate: I know a lot, Skel, an' I know why Viskav taught you. Sure wasn't for *your* benefit!
[8/30/2013 12:08:39 AM] Felix: Skel: Fennick always hated me. You ain't nothin but a gun pointed at me.
[8/30/2013 12:09:56 AM] Kate: Oh yeah?
[8/30/2013 12:10:19 AM] Kate: C'mon out, look in my eye, if'n you're so damn sure.
[8/30/2013 12:10:45 AM] Felix: Skel: What's that gonna prove?
[8/30/2013 12:11:12 AM] Kate: You'll do whatever I tell you after that, won't you, Skel?
[8/30/2013 12:11:48 AM] Kate: Kate is waiting for him to make a move so she can shoot him!
[8/30/2013 12:12:01 AM] Felix: Skel: You ain't Fennick. Just some girl he spelled.
[8/30/2013 12:12:05 AM] Kate: Kate ... or stalling until the other guard comes out.
[8/30/2013 12:12:13 AM] Kate: Oh yeah? Ask me somethin' only he'd know.
[8/30/2013 12:12:59 AM] Kate: Kate thinks: Fennick, you better damn well help me if you're really here.
[8/30/2013 12:13:22 AM] Felix: There's no answer!
[8/30/2013 12:14:09 AM] Felix: Skel: What was the name of that farmer with the dog. We burned his house down.
[8/30/2013 12:14:59 AM] Kate: Kate waits to see if Fennick is really in her head.
[8/30/2013 12:18:02 AM] Kate: Kate after a few seconds, though, will just charge the last place she heard Skel's voice, with Excalibur, because waiting for him to lose it isn't working!
[8/30/2013 12:22:12 AM] Felix: ((back!)) Okay! Roll a d10.
[8/30/2013 12:22:32 AM] Kate: ((This is not gonna go well. Kate is my least lucky character ever.))
[8/30/2013 12:22:46 AM] Kate: ((... and to prove me wrong, I rolled a 10.))
[8/30/2013 12:23:20 AM] Felix: You get across the car without tripping over anyhting or anyone!
[8/30/2013 12:24:26 AM] Kate: Kate looks for Skel so she can shoot him!
[8/30/2013 12:24:55 AM] Felix: You find him! He takes a few shots as you run arcross the car, but misses.
[8/30/2013 12:25:10 AM] Kate: Kate shoots at him, praying the gun will help!
[8/30/2013 12:26:13 AM] Felix: You shoot him! It's not hard.
[8/30/2013 12:26:53 AM] Kate: Kate shoots him fatally, hopefully!
[8/30/2013 12:27:09 AM] Kate: Kate ... would stop if he stopped trying to kill her, though. STILL A MARSHAL.
[8/30/2013 12:27:10 AM] Felix: Yep!
[8/30/2013 12:27:41 AM] Felix: You run across the car, he takes two shots at you, you're on top of him before he can take another shot.
[8/30/2013 12:28:26 AM] Kate: Kate takes his gun once she's shot him, too!
[8/30/2013 12:29:09 AM] Felix: He's dead! Somewhere in the back of your head you're pleased at that.
[8/30/2013 12:29:18 AM] Felix: The two remaining bandits put their hands up.
[8/30/2013 12:29:44 AM] Kate: ... I ain't Fennick. You're under arrest, an' what the hell were you thinkin' followin' this maniac?
[8/30/2013 12:36:00 AM] Felix: Bandit 1: He done okay for us so far.
[8/30/2013 12:36:18 AM] Kate: Shit, y'fool, there ain't nothin' on this train worth dyin' for! Gimme yer guns.
[8/30/2013 12:37:32 AM] Felix: They hand 'em over.
[8/30/2013 12:37:50 AM] Felix: BAndit 2: That ain't true! Jewels and such, Skel said.
[8/30/2013 12:38:30 AM] Kate: Well I ain't seen any of 'em.
[8/30/2013 12:38:53 AM] Kate: Kate cuffs them both to something that won't move or be torn away, and goes to see about the rest of the bandits, if there are any.
[8/30/2013 12:40:59 AM] Felix: Nope, five boarded the train. Probably counting on Skel's magic to deal with any opposition.
[8/30/2013 12:41:33 AM] Kate: ((So these two, Skel, and the other two are... ?))
[8/30/2013 12:45:12 AM] Felix: ((Dead. You shot one, and the guard shot the other.))
[8/30/2013 12:46:42 AM] Kate: ((Good!))
[8/30/2013 12:47:11 AM] Kate: Now you sit here an' behave, an' *maybe* I'll put in a good word for ya at your trial so you don't get hanged for tryin' to kill me.
[8/30/2013 12:47:16 AM] Kate: Kate checks on the fallen guard!
[8/30/2013 12:48:03 AM] Felix: He'll live, if you stop up the bleeding. He got hit in the shoulder.
[8/30/2013 12:49:39 AM] Kate: Kate gets a clean handkerchief and puts pressure on it! It probably hurts, but it is the correct thing to do.
[8/30/2013 12:49:43 AM] Kate: Hey, what's your name?
[8/30/2013 12:53:22 AM] Felix: Guard 1: Tom.
[8/30/2013 12:54:33 AM] Kate: Well, Tom, looks t'me like you'll be all right if we can get this bleeding to stop.
[8/30/2013 12:54:58 AM] Felix: He nods. "Been shot worse by better, marshal."
[8/30/2013 12:56:22 AM] Kate: Kate nods.
[8/30/2013 12:56:34 AM] Kate: You got family at home?
[8/30/2013 12:56:46 AM] Felix: Tom: Yup.
[8/30/2013 12:57:46 AM] Kate: Well, you can tell 'em it was my fault for lettin' you get shot. You think you can keep puttin' pressure on this wound? I got to tell everybody the robbers are caught.
[8/30/2013 12:58:10 AM] Felix: He nods. "YEah, I got it."
[8/30/2013 1:03:00 AM] Kate: Kate goes to tell the passengers!
[8/30/2013 1:03:17 AM] Kate: Kate will then return to Tom and make sure he's okay during the trip back, and hopes to deliver the baddies to Statler in Wilde!
[8/30/2013 1:06:24 AM] Felix: Yep. Wilde is the next town, so.
[8/30/2013 1:07:15 AM] Kate: Kate does that, then!
[8/30/2013 1:08:08 AM] Felix: You roll in after dark, about six o'clock that night.