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Josie went back to town and brought her horse back to the sheriff, too!
[5/7/2013 9:36:15 PM] Khiro: And it's getting dark.  Where to next?
[5/7/2013 9:36:18 PM] Josie: Josie was then going to go find the doctor, if it's not too late.
[5/7/2013 9:39:11 PM | Edited 9:39:29 PM] Khiro: Doc Preston!  He's not in, but one of his assistants is, a man who looks to be in his early thirties, fiddling with a stuffed beaver.
[5/7/2013 9:40:57 PM] Josie: Nice beaver.
[5/7/2013 9:41:18 PM] Khiro: Man:  I can't get the eyes to look right.
[5/7/2013 9:41:54 PM] Khiro: The man has a scruffy beard, blue eyes, and auburn hair tied in a ponytail.
[5/7/2013 9:43:24 PM] Josie: Oh, you're the taxidermist?
[5/7/2013 9:43:55 PM] Khiro: Man:  Mmmhmm.  And I stitch people up if they need it on occasion.  You need stitching?
[5/7/2013 9:46:03 PM] Josie: Nope, I'm just wonderin' if there are any bandages for sale here.
[5/7/2013 9:46:05 PM] Khiro: He has an accent, vaguely british.
[5/7/2013 9:46:42 PM] Khiro: Man:  Not unless you're bleedin'.
[5/7/2013 9:48:44 PM] Josie: You sure? I could offer a good sum.
[5/7/2013 9:49:30 PM] Khiro: Man:  We need all the bandages we got.  You could probably buy some at the general store, though.
[5/7/2013 9:50:36 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/7/2013 9:50:41 PM] Josie: All right. Thanks.
[5/7/2013 9:51:01 PM] Josie: Kate Candlemas.
[5/7/2013 9:51:04 PM] Josie: Josie offers her hand.
[5/7/2013 9:52:11 PM] Khiro: He takes it.  "Ebenezer Dingo.  I'm the town taxidermist.  I help watch the shop here sometimes."
[5/7/2013 9:53:14 PM] Josie: Josie shakes his hand.
[5/7/2013 9:53:21 PM] Josie: Thanks for your help.
[5/7/2013 9:53:24 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat and heads to the general store!
[5/7/2013 9:55:50 PM] Khiro: It's shut!
[5/7/2013 9:56:02 PM] Josie: Josie shakes her head and heads back to the Imperial.
[5/7/2013 9:56:21 PM] Khiro: It's about 8 at this point.
[5/7/2013 9:57:01 PM] Josie: Josie listens for music before she steps in, steeling herself against it!
[5/7/2013 9:57:39 PM] Khiro: Yep!  There's lively music playing and a general attitude of merriment and cheer.
[5/7/2013 9:58:54 PM] Josie: Josie thinks: I may have to stay somewhere else.
[5/7/2013 9:59:14 PM] Josie: Josie slips in nonetheless, and tries hard to ignore the music.
[5/7/2013 10:01:02 PM] Khiro: Okay!  Headed up to her room?
[5/7/2013 10:02:03 PM] Josie: Josie pauses at the bar to order a whiskey, which will give her time to check for Fennick.
[5/7/2013 10:04:30 PM] Khiro: You don't see him.
[5/7/2013 10:04:39 PM] Khiro: Roll a d10!
[5/7/2013 10:05:34 PM] Josie: ((4!))
[5/7/2013 10:06:22 PM] Khiro: You see nothing.  Just a bunch of happy people singing and whatnot.
[5/7/2013 10:07:17 PM] Khiro: Bah humbug!
[5/7/2013 10:07:44 PM] Josie: Josie drinks her whiskey and goes up to her room to get away from the tune.
[5/7/2013 10:12:34 PM] Khiro: You can still hear it from downstairs, but it's muffled.
[5/7/2013 10:13:40 PM] Josie: Josie is relieved.
[5/7/2013 10:13:57 PM] Josie: Josie gets her nightgown on and slips into bed to sleep!
[5/7/2013 10:15:10 PM] Khiro: Okay!  The music goes on until ten or so.
[5/7/2013 10:15:56 PM] Josie: Josie puts her pillow over her head to sleep.
[5/7/2013 10:19:39 PM] Josie: (( http://io9.com/incredible-historic-pictures-of-early-science-labs-485796493  Theo's family through the ages.))
[5/7/2013 10:20:56 PM] Khiro: (( http://thefrogman.me/post/49884090562/reuters-meet-nakio-nakio-is-a-mixed-breed-dog  Speaking of Theo, remember his corgi that he gave leg extensions to? ))
[5/7/2013 10:21:12 PM] Josie: ((CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE.))
[5/7/2013 10:22:47 PM] Khiro: She gets to sleep! Though she has a weird dream.  The details are blurry, but it might have involved vampires?  And a warlock?  And a werewolf?
[5/7/2013 10:23:35 PM] Josie: Josie doesn't think too much about that.
[5/7/2013 10:24:13 PM] Josie: Josie gets dressed the next morning and heads to the general store!
[5/7/2013 10:26:36 PM] Josie: (( http://boingboing.net/2013/05/01/pbs-the-movie-a-pbs-meets-th.html  Ahahah!!!))
[5/7/2013 10:27:50 PM] Josie: ((I... wish this were an actual movie.))
[5/7/2013 10:28:20 PM] Khiro: You find the general store run by a genial, matronly woman.
[5/7/2013 10:28:48 PM] Josie: Josie looks around, curiously, at everything that they have, keeping an eye out for bandages.
[5/7/2013 10:30:39 PM] Khiro: They have a bit of everything, including some basic medical stuff like bandages and alcohol.
[5/7/2013 10:31:59 PM] Josie: Huh. There much call for bandages 'round here? Town isn't that big, is it?
[5/7/2013 10:32:57 PM] Khiro: Woman:  Sure.  Lotsa' little cuts and scrapes here and there.  Don't take much for a little cut to get infected.
[5/7/2013 10:33:11 PM] Josie: Huh. When was the last time you sold any?
[5/7/2013 10:33:38 PM] Khiro: Woman:  Hmm.  Yesterday, I think, to MacCleary.  He was takin that boy of his hunting.
[5/7/2013 10:34:42 PM] Josie: Time before that?
[5/7/2013 10:35:27 PM] Khiro: Woman:  Sold a first aid kit a week ago to the sheriff.
[5/7/2013 10:35:30 PM] Khiro: She shrugs.
[5/7/2013 10:36:50 PM] Josie: Not too often, then, that's what I thought. What d'you sell the most of?
[5/7/2013 10:37:39 PM] Khiro: She raises an eyebrow.  "Oh... a bit of everything.  Food, I'd guess."
[5/7/2013 10:38:19 PM] Josie: What kind?
[5/7/2013 10:38:27 PM] Josie: Josie looks for the candy.
[5/7/2013 10:39:35 PM] Khiro: There's a few jars of taffy and hard candy on the counter in front of you.
[5/7/2013 10:41:30 PM] Josie: I'll have some of those candies, please.
[5/7/2013 10:41:35 PM] Josie: Josie points to the hard candies.
[5/7/2013 10:41:46 PM] Josie: Never been much for taffy, always feels like my mouth's going to get glued shut.
[5/7/2013 10:42:41 PM] Khiro: She smiles and nods, putting a bunch of the hard candies in a bag.  "I have some chocolates too, if you're interested.  I keep them off the counter and out of the sun."
[5/7/2013 10:43:53 PM] Josie: Nah, they don't do too well in pockets.
[5/7/2013 10:43:54 PM] Josie: Josie smiles.
[5/7/2013 10:44:02 PM] Josie: Thanks, though.
[5/7/2013 10:44:33 PM] Khiro: Woman:  Anything else I can get ya?
[5/7/2013 10:46:00 PM] Josie: Nope, not for now. Thanks, though, I'm sure I'll be back.
[5/7/2013 10:49:23 PM] Josie: Josie heads out.
[5/7/2013 10:49:52 PM] Josie: Josie looks for East Street.
[5/7/2013 10:54:24 PM] Josie: Josie wants to talk to this Mick character--probably Irish?
[5/7/2013 10:55:01 PM] Khiro: Yep!  ITs' not hard, Lamplight is on East Street.
[5/7/2013 10:55:45 PM] Josie: Josie looks for a Mick.
[5/7/2013 10:57:46 PM] Khiro: Gimme a d10!
[5/7/2013 10:59:41 PM] Josie: ((6.))
[5/7/2013 11:00:47 PM] Khiro: As you walk down the street, you notice a rat run down past your foot and into a nearby alleyway.
[5/7/2013 11:02:25 PM] Josie: Josie checks the alleyway.
[5/7/2013 11:04:30 PM] Khiro: Down at the end of the alleyway, you see a figure covered in robes!
[5/7/2013 11:05:05 PM] Josie: Hey.
[5/7/2013 11:08:03 PM] Khiro: The rat you were following runs under the robes.  "Yeah?"
[5/7/2013 11:08:11 PM] Josie: You Mick?
[5/7/2013 11:08:16 PM | Edited 11:08:21 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Oh, you're the marshal.
[5/7/2013 11:08:34 PM] Josie: Seems like everybody knows already.
[5/7/2013 11:10:12 PM] Josie: Not much point in tryin' subtlety 'round here.
[5/7/2013 11:12:37 PM] Khiro: Mick:  I know everything.  You're looking for Fennick, right?
[5/7/2013 11:12:59 PM] Khiro: Another rat... or maybe the same one, scurries out from his robes and past you back onto the street.
[5/7/2013 11:13:33 PM] Josie: Nobody knows *every* everything. I'm lookin' for Fennick.
[5/7/2013 11:15:11 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Yeah, he came through here.  Wearin' an eyepatch.
[5/7/2013 11:15:39 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/7/2013 11:15:43 PM] Josie: Where'd he go?
[5/7/2013 11:17:27 PM] Khiro: Mick:  I think he went to hook up with what's left of Viskav's gang.
[5/7/2013 11:17:41 PM] Josie: And where's that?
[5/7/2013 11:19:01 PM] Khiro: Mick:  There's some caves about two days east of town that they're probably holed up in.   A half day from the cave is an old mining town called Dryknife.  Easy pickin's for that gang.
[5/7/2013 11:19:52 PM] Josie: Town still populated?
[5/7/2013 11:20:30 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Yeah, they do some trade with the local indians.
[5/7/2013 11:22:08 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/7/2013 11:22:14 PM] Josie: How many people does Viskav have?
[5/7/2013 11:25:35 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Viskav's dead.  But when he got run out of town, he had half a dozen thugs.  WHo knows how many have joined the gang since.
[5/7/2013 11:27:02 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/7/2013 11:27:08 PM] Josie: Can't take 'em on myself, anyway.
[5/7/2013 11:27:16 PM] Josie: What do you do here, anyhow?
[5/7/2013 11:27:54 PM] Khiro: Mick:  People need info.  I give 'em info.
[5/7/2013 11:28:39 PM] Josie: In exchange for what?
[5/7/2013 11:29:07 PM] Khiro: Mick:  Usually I charge.
[5/7/2013 11:29:19 PM] Josie: And you're not chargin' me.
[5/7/2013 11:29:58 PM] Khiro: Mick:  I never charge the Sheriff, neither.  This is a nice town we got.  I'd like to keep it that way.
[5/7/2013 11:31:19 PM] Josie: Josie smiles.
[5/7/2013 11:31:39 PM] Josie: Wish more folks felt that way.
[5/7/2013 11:32:37 PM] Khiro: Mick:  You got a nice smile.  You should smile more.
[5/7/2013 11:33:13 PM] Josie: Not a real valuable trait in a marshal, I find, but I'll take that under advisement.
[5/7/2013 11:37:07 PM] Josie: Thank you, sir.
[5/7/2013 11:37:22 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat, and heads back to the sheriff's office to talk to Statler.
[5/7/2013 11:39:03 PM] Khiro: He's in there with his feet on his desk!
[5/7/2013 11:40:27 PM] Josie: Hey, Mr. Statler.
[5/7/2013 11:41:12 PM] Khiro: Statler:  Marshal.  How goes it?
[5/7/2013 11:42:43 PM] Josie: Well. Thinkin' Fennick's gone to Viskav's people in Dryknife.
[5/7/2013 11:48:23 PM] Khiro: Statler:  The caves?  Makes sense.  Don't surprise me.  I've just never had the people to send there and check it out.
[5/7/2013 11:49:15 PM] Josie: How many people you think it'd take?
[5/7/2013 11:52:16 PM] Khiro: Statler:  More than the three I got.  At least half a dozen to comb the caves and find them.
[5/7/2013 11:52:54 PM] Josie: You countin' yourself in that three, or no?
[5/7/2013 11:53:31 PM] Khiro: Statler:  Fact is I can't leave the town to go on a three to five day expedition.
[5/7/2013 11:56:21 PM] Josie: So we'd need another two to do it. It'd take a while to get two more marshals here; by then he'll be gone.
[5/7/2013 11:57:54 PM] Khiro: Statler:  You might try riding to Dryknife.  I'm bettin' they're sick of the Viskav gang.
[5/7/2013 11:59:21 PM] Josie: Think so? Haven't steered me wrong yet, I suppose. Mind if I borrow Abeline again?
[5/7/2013 11:59:59 PM] Khiro: Statler:  not at all.  I don't ride her nearly enough these days.

Josie borrowed the horse, and is riding it to Dryknife!
[5/8/2013 8:46:01 PM] Khiro: Which is a two day ride.
[5/8/2013 8:46:51 PM] Josie: Josie didn't know that, but will go anyway! Probably needs to grab her suitcase first, in that case. >.>
[5/8/2013 8:47:19 PM] Khiro: The caves are over a day away, and dryknife is closer to the caves than to Wilde.
[5/8/2013 8:48:50 PM] Josie: Josie heads out!
[5/8/2013 8:49:18 PM] Josie: Josie brings her rifle, too.
[5/8/2013 8:50:33 PM] Khiro: Probably a good idea.
[5/8/2013 8:52:30 PM] Josie: Josie keeps a careful eye out while she's on the road!
[5/8/2013 8:53:42 PM] Khiro: Okay!  You ride!  And ride.  And ride.  And ride.  And it starts to get dark!
[5/8/2013 8:54:29 PM] Josie: Josie looks for a good place to stop and lay out a bedroll that probably *doesn't* involve scorpions.
[5/8/2013 8:58:19 PM] Khiro: Roll a d10!
[5/8/2013 8:59:56 PM] Josie: ((3!))
[5/8/2013 9:02:22 PM] Khiro: You think you find a spot!
[5/8/2013 9:02:37 PM] Josie: Josie lays out her bedroll!
[5/8/2013 9:09:21 PM] Khiro: Okay!  It looks like a nice night.  Everything should go well!
[5/8/2013 9:10:53 PM] Josie: Josie lies down and goes to sleep, with her rifle near to hand!
[5/8/2013 9:13:43 PM] Khiro: Gimme another roll!
[5/8/2013 9:14:12 PM] Josie: ((4!))
[5/8/2013 9:17:14 PM] Khiro: You're awoken out of a dream by Abeline freaking out.
[5/8/2013 9:18:32 PM] Josie: Josie sits up and looks for the cause!
[5/8/2013 9:20:42 PM] Khiro: You hear something!  A high-pitched flutey type sound.
[5/8/2013 9:21:03 PM] Khiro: It's still nighttime, though it's a clear night, so it's pretty bright.
[5/8/2013 9:22:47 PM] Josie: Josie clambers to her feet and takes out her pistol!
[5/8/2013 9:23:35 PM] Khiro: It would seem that someone is playing music out there.  Your horse is spooked.
[5/8/2013 9:24:31 PM] Josie: Josie steps over there quietly to see who it is!
[5/8/2013 9:31:52 PM] Khiro: You can't quite tell where it's coming from, as the terrain is rather rocky and hilly here.  But someone is playing a spritely tune.  ((sorry, had to put dishes away.))
[5/8/2013 9:32:22 PM] Josie: Josie goes toward it, gun pointed at it!
[5/8/2013 9:32:37 PM] Josie: Josie will wander a bit if she needs to, while keeping an eye on the horse as a mark of her location.
[5/8/2013 9:34:09 PM] Khiro: You see a figure standing on some rocks!  The music seems to be coming from there.  He's pretty good, whoever he is.
[5/8/2013 9:34:33 PM] Josie: Hey! Quit that, I'm tryin' to sleep.
[5/8/2013 9:36:55 PM] Khiro: He starts playing louder!
[5/8/2013 9:37:08 PM] Josie: Josie fires the gun, carefully aiming away.
[5/8/2013 9:38:52 PM] Khiro: 'He' turns, revealing bright glowing eyes staring at you!
[5/8/2013 9:40:56 PM] Josie: Hey, I said quit that, I'm tryin' to sleep.
[5/8/2013 9:42:31 PM] Khiro: The tune changes from spritely and jaunty to to slow and mournful.
[5/8/2013 9:44:41 PM] Josie: Josie stalks up to him to punch him in the face.
[5/8/2013 9:46:37 PM] Khiro: There's a buzzing noise and a bunch of things fly from him and toward you!
[5/8/2013 9:47:16 PM] Josie: Hey! I'll shoot you if I have to!
[5/8/2013 9:47:25 PM] Josie: Josie shields her face, but keeps her eye on him!
[5/8/2013 9:48:21 PM] Khiro: He keeps playing and these bug things, they look like sharp dragonflies, zoom in toward you.
[5/8/2013 9:49:45 PM] Josie: Josie shoots at him!
[5/8/2013 9:50:19 PM] Khiro: One of the dragonfly things intercepts the bullet!  Another one slices your arm.
[5/8/2013 9:51:36 PM] Josie: Ow!
[5/8/2013 9:51:38 PM] Josie: Dammit!
[5/8/2013 9:51:44 PM] Josie: Josie shoots a couple more times!
[5/8/2013 9:52:29 PM] Khiro: You hit him!  He stops playing briefly.
[5/8/2013 9:53:51 PM] Josie: What the hell are you doing out here, anyhow?
[5/8/2013 9:55:52 PM] Khiro: He glares at you and starts plahing again, and the dragonflies attack again.  He's dressed in rags and is *way* too thin to be a human or even a half-something.
[5/8/2013 9:56:58 PM] Josie: Josie gives up, turns around and runs back to her horse, saddles it up and rides on!
[5/8/2013 9:57:43 PM] Khiro: The bugs come back and slice at you again, this one getting your upper thigh.
[5/8/2013 9:58:57 PM] Josie: Son of a bitch! Knock it the hell off!
[5/8/2013 9:59:02 PM] Josie: Josie encourages Abeline to run faster!
[5/8/2013 9:59:33 PM] Khiro: You outrun the bugs as the critter decides to focus on easier prey.
[5/8/2013 10:00:17 PM] Josie: Josie grumps. How much sleep has she gotten?
[5/8/2013 10:00:33 PM] Khiro: Maybe a few hours.
[5/8/2013 10:02:52 PM] Josie: Josie thinks to hell with it, and just rides on.
[5/8/2013 10:04:48 PM] Khiro: Okay!  Just riding unitl you get to Drynkife?
[5/8/2013 10:05:25 PM] Josie: Josie does, yep!
[5/8/2013 10:07:04 PM] Josie: Josie will probably be grumpy.
[5/8/2013 10:10:14 PM] Khiro: Probably!  But you get to Dryknife.  A podunk little town compared to Wilde, really.  The townsfolk watch you leerily.
[5/8/2013 10:10:48 PM] Josie: Josie nods gravely to anybody there, and looks for a restaurant or place with food.
[5/8/2013 10:11:12 PM] Khiro: There's an inn/saloon type place on the main street through town.
[5/8/2013 10:12:04 PM] Josie: Josie heads over there.
[5/8/2013 10:12:57 PM] Khiro: By the time you get into town it's barely noon, so there's not a lot of people here.  The barkeep looks at you.  "What can I getcha?"
[5/8/2013 10:13:42 PM] Josie: Josie rubs her eyes.
[5/8/2013 10:13:47 PM] Josie: Coffee, plenty of it, too.
[5/8/2013 10:13:55 PM] Josie: Some jackass wanderin' around with a flute out there in the middle of the night.
[5/8/2013 10:16:17 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  That'll be the Piper.  Damn menace.
[5/8/2013 10:17:18 PM] Josie: What's his game?
[5/8/2013 10:18:08 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Who knows?  He tries to kill and eat anything that wanders into his territory.  And his territory changes nightly.
[5/8/2013 10:18:54 PM] Josie: He *eats* people?
[5/8/2013 10:19:18 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Usually it's animals, but yeah, he eats folk.
[5/8/2013 10:20:30 PM] Josie: Law enforcement ever try to help?
[5/8/2013 10:21:05 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:   They can never find him.  And our sheriff died a week back, so that's not likely to change.
[5/8/2013 10:21:56 PM] Josie: Died? That's troublin'. What happened?
[5/8/2013 10:24:06 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Some thugs been raidin' us for awhile.  They finally got Tyler.
[5/8/2013 10:25:02 PM] Josie: Viskav's folk? I heard rumors back in Wilde.
[5/8/2013 10:26:03 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Id on't know who they are.  But they've been gettin bolder in the past month.
[5/8/2013 10:26:38 PM] Josie: Seen anybody with a funny eye lately?
[5/8/2013 10:26:57 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Hmm.  Don't think so.
[5/8/2013 10:27:08 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Wait.  There was a fella with an eyepatch.
[5/8/2013 10:28:05 PM] Josie: That'd be him. ... what'd he say or do?
[5/8/2013 10:29:31 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  He met with a couple folks.  A lady and a gentleman.  Didn't recognize them.
[5/8/2013 10:29:55 PM] Josie: Nobody got hurt?
[5/8/2013 10:32:19 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  NAh, seemed pretty civil.
[5/8/2013 10:33:33 PM] Josie: Thank goodness for that.
[5/8/2013 10:33:40 PM] Josie: Any idea on where they were headin'?
[5/8/2013 10:37:46 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Not a one.  Hmm.  You law?
[5/8/2013 10:38:25 PM] Josie: Will it get me shot if I say yes?
[5/8/2013 10:39:14 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Nah.  Ain't that kinda town.
[5/8/2013 10:40:00 PM] Josie: Good. I was gonna ask if you could wait til after the second cup.
[5/8/2013 10:40:11 PM] Josie: Josie smiles just a tiny tiny bit.
[5/8/2013 10:44:08 PM] Khiro: The barkeep smiles.  "You need a room?"
[5/8/2013 10:45:00 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  'cause, no offense, but it looks like you ain't slept in awhile.
[5/8/2013 10:45:07 PM] Josie: Sure do. Would appreciate it if you kept it quiet that I'm law for now.
[5/8/2013 10:46:42 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  No problem.  But you'll wanna talk to Deputy Beagle.  He's all we got right now.
[5/8/2013 10:51:31 PM] Josie: Oh, didn't know you had any. Where can I find him?
[5/8/2013 10:51:54 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Probably over in the sheriff's office, still.
[5/8/2013 10:52:58 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/8/2013 10:53:00 PM] Josie: Where is it?
[5/8/2013 10:53:52 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Just down the street, you can't miss it.
[5/8/2013 10:54:26 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Dont' expect much from Beagle, though.  He only got the job 'cause his sister was the Sheriff's wife.
[5/8/2013 10:57:22 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/8/2013 10:57:24 PM] Josie: She still around?
[5/8/2013 10:58:23 PM] Khiro: Barkeep:  Nah, she died a few years ago.
[5/8/2013 10:59:53 PM] Josie: Huh, that's a shame.
[5/8/2013 10:59:58 PM] Josie: Well, I'll be back, maybe, for a nap.
[5/8/2013 11:00:02 PM] Josie: Thanks.
[5/8/2013 11:00:06 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat and heads for Beagle!
[5/8/2013 11:00:35 PM] Khiro: The barkeep nods!
[5/8/2013 11:02:32 PM] Josie: Josie looks for the sheriff's office.
[5/8/2013 11:05:40 PM] Khiro: Easy to find!  There's a  handsome young man with very pale blond hair sleeping, drooling on the desk.
[5/8/2013 11:07:02 PM] Josie: Josie clears her throat tactfully, though the impulse to mischief is strong!
[5/8/2013 11:08:27 PM] Khiro: He snores.
[5/8/2013 11:09:33 PM] Josie: Josie shakes him awake.
[5/8/2013 11:10:38 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Whuh!  Oh, hello.  What kind of justice can I help you with today?
[5/8/2013 11:12:08 PM] Josie: ... that's kind of an interestin' question.
[5/8/2013 11:14:44 PM] Josie: You Mr. Beagle?
[5/8/2013 11:15:40 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Deputy Beagle, yeah.  Can I help you, ma'am?
[5/8/2013 11:17:23 PM] Josie: Sure. You got any idea where that fella with the eyepatch is?
[5/8/2013 11:19:19 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Fella with an eyepatch?
[5/8/2013 11:19:59 PM] Josie: Yep. Came through not too long ago, likely from Wilde?
[5/8/2013 11:20:43 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Can't say I know your fella.
[5/8/2013 11:24:34 PM] Josie: Huh.
[5/8/2013 11:24:40 PM] Josie: What about Viskav's folk?
[5/8/2013 11:31:36 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  They killed the sheriff.  They say they're holed up in the caves.
[5/8/2013 11:34:16 PM] Josie: How come they didn't kill you?
[5/8/2013 11:35:36 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  I... um.  Wasn't there.
[5/8/2013 11:36:34 PM] Josie: Oh. Well, probably for the best.
[5/8/2013 11:40:40 PM] Josie: How've you been doin' since?
[5/8/2013 11:41:06 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Not well.  I'm a deputy, not a sheriff.  Not cut out for this mess.
[5/8/2013 11:41:23 PM] Josie: Oh yeah? What's hardest for ya?
[5/8/2013 11:41:49 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  The fear and respect part.
[5/8/2013 11:42:09 PM] Josie: Yeah, you can do without fear, not so much without respect.
[5/8/2013 11:42:34 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  And I"m a lousy shot.
[5/8/2013 11:43:41 PM] Josie: Practice much?
[5/8/2013 11:44:13 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  When I can.
[5/8/2013 11:44:59 PM] Josie: Josie shakes her head.
[5/8/2013 11:45:03 PM] Josie: Got to prioritize it.
[5/8/2013 11:45:53 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  I'm just hopin' the townsfolk pick a new sheriff.
[5/8/2013 11:46:59 PM] Josie: Oh, you want out, huh? What about stayin' a deputy?
[5/8/2013 11:48:09 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  I'm... uh... better suited to bein' second banana.
[5/8/2013 11:50:16 PM] Josie: Well, you can help me out, I guess. Kate Candlemas, U.S. Marshal.
[5/8/2013 11:50:23 PM] Josie: Josie holds her hand out to him.
[5/8/2013 11:52:12 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Ah!  A Marshal.  Pleasure to meetcha.
[5/8/2013 11:52:16 PM] Khiro: He takes her hand.
[5/8/2013 11:53:00 PM] Josie: Josie shakes his hand.
[5/8/2013 11:53:42 PM] Josie: Lookin' for a man with an eyepatch, or a funny eye, or maybe a bandage over his eye. His name's Fennick.
[5/8/2013 11:53:48 PM] Josie: I think he's goin' to Viskav's people.
[5/8/2013 11:55:08 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  Then he'll be in the caves with them, probably.
[5/8/2013 11:57:43 PM] Josie: Probably.
[5/8/2013 11:57:48 PM] Josie: You know how to get there?
[5/8/2013 11:58:59 PM] Khiro: Beagle:  YEah, but they say they're a maze.  You'll need someone who's been in em.  Or a map.
[5/8/2013 11:59:56 PM] Josie: Who around here's been in 'em who might help?
[5/9/2013 12:05:36 AM] Khiro: Beagle's thoughtful.  "Well, some of the old miners might remember, if they're not addled.  Some of the indians might know, too."
[5/9/2013 12:06:23 AM] Josie: What Indians, an' what miners?
[5/9/2013 12:08:04 AM] Khiro: Beagle:  Most of our money comes from trade with the local Indians.  We trade 'em food from some of the ranches, they trade us skins and pelts that we sell to traders what apss through town.
[5/9/2013 12:09:09 AM] Josie: Which ones're likely to help me?
[5/9/2013 12:13:58 AM] Khiro: Beagle:  Well, the old miners love to run their mouths.  And the Indians what come into town are usually pretty friendly.
[5/9/2013 12:15:07 AM] Josie: So any of 'em.
[5/9/2013 12:15:15 AM] Josie: Point me in a direction I could find some of either?
[5/9/2013 12:18:12 AM] Khiro: Beagle:  The old timers are always hanging out outside the common house.  The Indians come into town every few days.  Probably be in tomorrow.
[5/9/2013 12:18:33 AM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/9/2013 12:18:38 AM] Josie: Good. I'll likely still be here.
[5/9/2013 12:21:13 AM] Khiro: Beagle nods.  "When you're ready to head into the caves, I might be able to get you a posse.  Plenty of folks in town sick of the gang.
[5/9/2013 12:21:43 AM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/9/2013 12:21:56 AM] Josie: All right. Thanks, Mr. Beagle.
[5/9/2013 12:22:08 AM] Josie: Josie tips her hat, and heads to the common house to find a miner!
[5/9/2013 12:22:32 AM] Josie: (( http://bit.ly/172wSgF !!))
[5/9/2013 12:24:23 AM] Khiro: ((Oh, did you read that article on io9 yesterday?  They talked about the original plot of Star Trek III which sounded AWESOME?))
[5/9/2013 12:25:03 AM] Josie: ((No! Pass it to me!!))
[5/9/2013 12:26:21 AM] Josie: ((... candy out of children. CANDY OUT OF CHILDREN.))
[5/9/2013 12:27:43 AM] Khiro: http://io9.com/10-biggest-missed-opportunities-in-star-trek-history-494004107 ))
[5/9/2013 12:29:15 AM] Josie: ((Oh my god, I LOVE the Inception one.))
[5/9/2013 12:30:50 AM] Josie: ((2 feral spock? Not as cool as Giant Spock though. I would like more Romulans, though.))
[5/9/2013 12:31:30 AM] Josie: ((4 *is* kind of a shame.))
[5/9/2013 12:32:07 AM] Josie: ((6! If only, if only.))
[5/9/2013 12:32:53 AM] Josie: ((8. Allergic to conflict between characters. Yes. That's why the show was soooo boring.))
[5/9/2013 12:33:35 AM] Josie: ((10 Yes *please.*))
[5/9/2013 12:33:41 AM] Khiro: ((I dunno, I just really dig the idea of the Vulcans saying 'Genesis whatnow?' ))
[5/9/2013 12:37:00 AM] Josie: ((They *would.*))
[5/9/2013 12:40:59 AM] Josie: ((We done for the night, then?))
[5/9/2013 12:41:09 AM] Khiro: ((We can go a bit further, if you want!))
[5/9/2013 12:41:18 AM] Josie: ((Let's!))
[5/9/2013 12:42:26 AM] Khiro: You find the common house.  There are three old guys outside, playing checkers on a rickety table.
[5/9/2013 12:43:33 AM] Josie: Mornin'.
[5/9/2013 12:43:52 AM] Josie: Or afternoon, anyhow. Feels like mornin'.
[5/9/2013 12:47:11 AM] Khiro: Old timer 1:  Afternoon, miss.
[5/9/2013 12:47:56 AM] Josie: Checkers, huh? Never did get the hang of that one.
[5/9/2013 12:48:27 AM] Khiro: Old timer 2:  It's a game of skill and strategy and not havin' the patience for chess.
[5/9/2013 12:49:08 AM] Josie: Simplicity makes it harder.
[5/9/2013 12:50:24 AM] Khiro: Old timer 3:  What can we do for ya?
[5/9/2013 12:50:41 AM] Josie: Wonderin' how well you remember them old mines.
[5/9/2013 12:51:51 AM] Khiro: Old timer 2:  Like the back of my hand!
[5/9/2013 12:52:15 AM] Khiro: Old timer 3:  Have you looked at your hand since you turned... what are you, a thousand?
[5/9/2013 12:52:17 AM] Josie: Oh yeah? Think you could draw a map?
[5/9/2013 12:52:22 AM | Edited 12:53:18 AM] Khiro: Old timer 2:  A thousand and one!
[5/9/2013 12:53:32 AM] Khiro: Old timer 3:  I remember the mines, miss.  Pretty damn well.
[5/9/2013 12:53:47 AM] Khiro: Old timer 1:  They're both insane.  I'll get ya a map.
[5/9/2013 12:54:09 AM] Khiro: Old timer 2: Going after the gang?
[5/9/2013 12:55:00 AM] Josie: Think so, yeah.
[5/9/2013 12:55:05 AM] Josie: They cause much trouble 'round here?
[5/9/2013 12:55:50 AM] Khiro: Old timer 1:  Eh.  More in the past month, for some reason.
[5/9/2013 12:56:20 AM] Josie: What about the past four days?
[5/9/2013 12:57:06 AM] Khiro: Old timer 2:  Nothing since they popped Sheriff Tyler.
[5/9/2013 12:58:03 AM] Josie: That recent, huh?
[5/9/2013 12:58:42 AM] Khiro: Old timer 1:  That was... what, five days gone?
[5/9/2013 12:59:56 AM] Josie: Prob'ly made 'em braver.
[5/9/2013 1:00:15 AM] Josie: You get me those maps, boys. We'll take care of 'em.
[5/9/2013 1:01:23 AM] Khiro: Old timer 2:  Well all right, then.  You let us know, we'll ride with you.
[5/9/2013 1:02:39 AM] Josie: Don't know just yet if that'll be needed. We'll find out. Thanks.
[5/9/2013 1:02:48 AM] Josie: Josie tips her hat to them, and heads back to where she's staying.
[5/9/2013 1:05:55 AM] Khiro: Okay!
[5/9/2013 1:07:14 AM] Khiro: The room is not as nice as her room at the Imperial, but it's servicable.
[5/9/2013 1:07:24 AM] Josie: Josie takes a nap!
[5/9/2013 1:07:28 AM] Josie: Josie is *horribly* sensible.
[5/9/2013 1:08:01 AM] Josie: Josie has trained herself to be! Because by nature she's afraid she's an unreliable flake like her father.
[5/9/2013 1:09:41 AM] Khiro: Aww.
[5/9/2013 1:10:23 AM] Josie: Josie is therefore relentlessly responsible and sensible!

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