November 19th, 1878
The town was cold. The town was dark. The town was scared. And you only had to mention the name “Wu” once or twice before the town Marshall shit himself and hid under the bed…
Holden asks Marshall Heller if he knows anyone by the name Joshua – the Marshall responds in the negative, but for a moment seems genuinely confused.
The party proceeds to The Duchess, where they question Madame Chen on the whereabouts of Johnny Wu. She responds fairly noncommittally and provides the party with no real useful information. They decide to stay the night at St. Mary’s and head that direction but are accosted by a small band of Asians. After a brief conversation in Chinese with Ed, he attacks. The party slays all of the attackers save one, who they question. He reveals that Wu lives in a large mansion near Salina and only occasionally comes to Abilene.
Heller arrives and takes custody of the man, who no one believes will see the inside of the town’s cells.
The party arrives at St. Mary’s to find Beth Farley attending to a weeping woman over the mummified corpse of a man (much in the same way as the man who was watching the party when they first entered town). The woman exclaims “my husband was killed by them whores!”