Abilene: The Dickinson County War

Prelude: Ahiga and Chinese Ed

Ahiga…   You found Nizoni’s body in a barn outside Dead End, Arizona.  She’d been beaten, raped, but she’d fought back.  The band of men - a dozen or so in number - had stayed there for two days with their three captives. The man at the trading post had traded with...

Prelude: William and Olivia

Olivia…   He found you on the side of the road, covered in your husband’s blood, dying of exposure in the plains sun.  He was gentle, but dark, cold, and terrifying.  He saved your life, tended your wounds, took you to Father O’Connor’s church in Abilene.  Alistair...

Abilene Session Notes – 7 March 2015

Abilene Session Notes – 7 March 2015

November 19th, 1878 And so we returned to Abilene and told our tale, and the people were just a little less afraid.  Then we had to figure out our next move... The next morning, Sheriff Dent leaves early with the Lindsborg refugees to escort them back to their homes....

Abilene Session Notes – 21 February 2015

Abilene Session Notes – 21 February 2015

November 18th, 1878 We paid a heavy price for it, but the old woman was free and the curse was lifted.  Hoo…wah.  But it occurred to us that we were knee deep in corpses in the dark of a Kansas Winter’s night.   A search of the farmhouse revealed a lock box full of...

Abilene Session Notes – 7 February 2015

Abilene Session Notes – 7 February 2015

November 17th, 1878 We had no cover but darkness, and even though that diminutive lunatic forced our hand, she did keep us from being flanked.  Our new friends from Lindsborg weren’t experienced in war, and when they tried to charge the farmhouse, they were mowed...

Abilene Session Notes – 24 January 2015

November 17th, 1878 We blew the dam, took out the camp soldiers, freed the slaves, and quit ourselves of Dixon and Burns all in the span of a few moments - but we had the element of surprise.  Captain Dane made sure we had no such advantage when we hit the farm. The...

Abilene Session Notes – 3 January 2015

Abilene Session Notes – 3 January 2015

November 17th, 1878 As if a camp full of slave-driving soldiers over the hill wasn't bad enough, turns out the dead are up and walking too.  Trying to put down a passel of zombies without waking the entire camp was a bit of a chore.  Thankfully our Chinaman knew how...

Abilene Session Notes – 6 December 2014

Abilene Session Notes – 6 December 2014

November 17th, 1878 Mr. Smith certainly didn’t want to tell us where to find where they took the prisoners, but once he had a smoking hole in his chest, Joe perked right up.  We didn’t expect to find a ghost rock mine in the middle of Kansas, but find one we did, and...

Abilene Session Notes – 15 November 2014

Abilene Session Notes – 15 November 2014

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...