November 20th, 1878
Chen got away, but we were quit of the other two, and only one additional bystander casualty. We tried to think about how the townsfolk would react come morning, but we were just too goddamned tired to care…
The party wakes to Marshall Heller asking after Onesimus. He and Holden go out to meet the Marshall and two armed tagalongs. Heller mentions that they believe the mayor was killed in the fire the night before, and had questions, to which Onesimus gave rather elusive answers. Heller eventually leaves, but not before suggesting that the whole of the town isn’t terribly interested in the party continuing to rock the boat.
Holden suggests the party come clean with each other about their motivations, and for the most part, everyone tells their stories.
At one point, Seri shows Ahiga that crushing the totem she gave her allows her to turn into a rat and allows her to speak with Templeton. The conversation isn’t terribly useful to Ahiga.
The party decides that leaving town and attempting to find Father O’Connor is their best bet, and they pack up what they can and head out of town.
On the outskirts of town, they encounter a man, not clothed properly against the cold, sitting in the road and babbling repeatedly, “The Red Lion is coming, The Red Lion is coming…and she’s going to kill us all!”