Icie had another dream with Johnny Hunter. Johnny apologized for running away. He was scared of Stone, and now Stone has his gun back. Johnny explained how to make his watch work. It would point the way to Stone, and give a rough idea of how many days away he was.
Padre Ernesto, Viktor, and Lacy O’Malley had moved the Posse to the San Augustine Mission outside of Tombstone. The Posse were all wanted men now, with a price of $5,000 on their heads… Dead or Alive.
Lacy O’Malley managed to clear his name with enough witnesses who said he was playing cards in Tombstone. Unfortunately this did not save the paper he was working for. The Tombstone Epitaph was put out of business by the Baron, and the building was burned to the ground in an unsolved case of arson.
Phineas Clanton was named Sheriff of Tombstone. The Baron took quick action to take control of the town and surrounding areas. Non-landowners were suppressed, and landowners of smaller parcels were having their lands taken away. Workers at the Southwest Ghost Rock company in Potential were looking to unionize in order to protect themselves.
The wives and families of the now deceased Earps were also being persecuted and abused. The Posse took action to sneak them out of town. As the Posse were wanted men, they disguised themselves as clergy. A civilian spotted Cho dressed as a nun, and guns were drawn. Zane was able to take out a deputy from his sniper nest near the train, and Cho stayed behind to be a distraction. Phineas Clanton was drawn to the area by the sound of Zane’s gun and managed to get a shot off on Zane as he was riding away with Cho on his back.
The posse departed the train at Sonoita. The Earps continued on their way, with hopes of escaping to the Free State of California. The posse was told by Padre Ernesto that there was a man in the town of Sonoita who could tell them how to stop Stone, but that this man wasn’t right in his head anymore. He was a Texas Ranger who was hanging out with a local gang, the Laughing Men.
It wasn’t hard for them to find him. There was only one saloon in town, and the gang wasn’t trying to be quiet. Icie knocked over their ghost rock powered monocycles, and then went into the bar. A brawl broke out, and once again Icie was the last person standing. The Laughing Men raced their monocycles away, and the Posse subdued the Texas Ranger.
The posse road back to Tombstone in a roundabout fashion which brought them face-to-face with one of the beasts of the weird west, a Mexican Dragon. It’s thick hide repelled almost every bullet, but the posse did slay it. Smokin’ Cho picked up a major phobia of lizards though.
Back in Tombstone, Padre Ernesto used a disgusting green fluid to bring the Texas Ranger, Elijah Clay, back to his senses. Elijah Clay repeated the tale of how Jasper Stone came to be the servitor of Death. Stone had lead his men to the meat grinder at the Battle of Gettysburg. His men had finally had enough, and shot Stone in the back. 13 bullets lodged in him and it wasn’t enough to kill him. A surgeon pulled the 13 slugs from him, and Stone got up and walked out of that tent. He was the first Harrowed, and immediately the dead began to rise up at Gettysburg. Clay said that there were only two ways to end Stone: By his own hand, or by putting those 13 bullets back in him.
Clay believed that everyone fled Gettysburg once the dead started rising up. There wasn’t time to grab supplies, or something as worthless as 13 bullets. He wagered that the 13 bullets were still in that tent, back in Gettysburg. He also suggested making some serious friends in order to take down Stone.
In the morning, Elijah Clay and Padre Ernesto headed off to Potential to help the striking workers. Clarice McDonald showed up, and asked for help from the Posse. She said that the factory outside of town was turning people into zombies for Bayou Vermillion. Even with the Posse, she lacked the firepower needed to take down the fort. But she had friends south of the border who might be able to help. She had a wagon full of supplies for the Mexican Rebels who were fighting both the Confederacy as well as the French-Mexican government.
The Posse agreed, and took their wagon south. They encountered a patrol of Mexican Regulars, and were forced to shoot their way to a solution. They found the location where they were to meet the Revolutionaries, and they waited. A lone stranger approached, and ignored them. When the Posse took action, they found themselves surrounded by Revolutionaries who had been hiding in the ruins around them.
Captain Cruz introduced himself, and the Posse realized he was a bit of a joker… but with a horrible sense of humor. Cruz explained that they were grateful for the weapons and the water. Their water supply had been poisoned, and now they were being hunted by some strange beast in the mountains. If the Posse could help him with the beast, he would provide the posse with the receipt that the goods had been delivered.