November 17th, 1878
We sure did find out that the Curse of the Pissed Swedish Mother was, in fact, real. The big mountain of a beast came after the kid, and while it was tough as hell, we managed to drive it away. But we certainly didn’t think it was gone for good…
By morning light, the party finds Dixon and Burns have taken their horses and left North. Ahiga spots the tracks, but William and Holden want to be sure. They party moves indoors and begins to question Joe and Smith about the location of the mine. Finally, the discussion becomes heated and the men draw on the party.
Holden kills Smith with a glowing playing card and Joe surrenders, giving the party the exact location of the camp in exchange for his life.
It takes the greater part of the day to trudge through the snow and scout out the camp. It appears that several cracks opened up at the bottom of the Saline river, revealing an extremely rare lode of ghost rock. The thirty-or-so soldiers drove their seventy-or-so prisoners to dam and diver the river and mine the lode.
The party begins to plan an incursion into the camp to rescue the woman who laid the curse.