12:15pm, May 28th
recap: Thom, Gage, Samuel, Juliet, Rosa Lee, and Lillian were at the back of the Church and we saw father Prospero had hung himself. Samuel earlier went into the back and was confronted by a spear “evil dead”. The six of us saw the big hole in the church floor after the church door had been blown open. Thom nearly evaded the sword that was thrust before him and then ran to the back to find Samuel.
The Chapel is completely dark, the bell is still slightly ringing. The church is in dismay. Lillian sees a white cloth. Lillian sees Doc stand in front of the open door. The hinges were splintered, the doors will not close the same way. There are two large piles of dust laying on the floor with metal.
The Doc and his wife don’t look scared about the situation. The white cloth is completely covered in blood. Samuel walks over and uses his strength to cut down Father Prospero. Spooky sense flare when people near the hole in the church floor. Everybody wretches with fear in their stomachs. When Father Prospero was cut down, it turns out that it is actually an older man, not Prospero. His neck was not broken, his face blue, lips, cheeks are blue. Thom says, “He seems to have suffocated first.” The Doc makes an autopsy, rope burn around his neck, his fingernails are stuck in the rope. The rope is from the bell. The doc says, “He was strangled by the bell rope, didn’t have a chance to break his neck.” The man is wearing a sack suit, lower grade wool, and is not a father. This man had not been seen before.
Samuel looks towards the hole in the ground. Lillian looks further and sees the ground starts sloping downwards further into the ground. There is a faint smell of death emanating from the hole. The slope goes towards the South, into the mountains, possibly back towards where the Doc had found the dead McClain. Lillian says, “do you guys think father Prospero went down the hole?” and Doc responds, “Who wants to go down the hole?”. Lillian suggests we use a rope to descend down the slope and doc suggests using a lantern for light along with gear.
The town gets closer to the scene. “Is everything okay in there?”. Lillian asks the town people if anybody knows the man, and nobody knew. Gage moved closer to the hole and sees a mist seeping through the hole and floor and starts to build up to the consistency of dry ice. Doc says, “Everyone reload.” Samuel observes a noise coming the rectory, perhaps something dropping. Samuel moves towards the door with his knife out. Samuel doesn’t detect anything spooky and tries the door and the door swings inward. Inside the room is dark with a red tinge coming through he windows. Samuel hears a tapping on the floor and he looks up towards the ceiling. Samuel sees a blood stains on the ceiling with blood dripping down. suddenly something just moved int he rectory and the bed slightly screeches on the floor. Lillian notices that underneath the bed two eyes blink. Lillian says, “There’s something under the bed.” The room appears to be covered in blood and is now even so noticeable. There is another door a quarter of the way ajar. Samuel moves towards the door and opens the door further, “Father Prospero are you here?”
Suddenly Samuel is attacked (turn based). A child’s hand with horribly clawed fingers comes from beneath the bed. The arm stretches out futher than it should, like elastic, and grapples for samuels ankle. Samuel hits the floor head first and slams his head into the ground. He recieves wounds to his head and turns him lights out. The creature pulls him towards the bed. Lillian shoots at the darkness under the bed hoping to hit the creature. A successful shot hits the creature and a meaty smack is heard, ears are still rininging for everyone. Doc looks over his shoulder. Doc says, “What the hell?”
Thom says, “get back!” to everyone else. thom sees Rosa Lee pull a colt .44 out of her purse and his eyes widen is sudden surprise. Thom says, “Is everyone okay?” gage starts to pull Samuel out from under the bed with some resistance and almsot falls backwards. doc says, “Im fine.” Thom notices that the bullets are not ricochets against the stone floor. Lillian bends before the bed, and looks right into the creatures eyes. Lillian cannot seem to look away and moves forward towards the bed. Gage gets a hold of Lillian and Lillian starts fighting back and attacks Gage. Lillian reaches out a tries to claw Gage. Thom moves into the room with his pistol out. Lillian grabs a hold of of Gage’s face and Gage counters with a slap. Lillian, “What the hell did you do that for?” Gage, “you tried to gouge my eyes out!” Lillian shoots her last two bullets with one successful hit. the creature says, “Alto!” The blood begins pouring down the walls at a greater rate. There is a box on the floor that wasn’t there before. A monkey-like thing launches from the hole in the floor towards the Doc and the Doc attempts to butt the creature away with his scatter gun. A successful hit makes the creature fall to the floor. The creature is gray and brown and has the height of a five year old. the Doc shatters the butt of “Bessie”, turning it into a pistol grip shotgun. The doc looks down and sees the creature was the altar boy, the face has been “leatherfied”, the moisture has been “sucked” out of the boys skin. Lillian moves up towards the creature. The doc notices the creature coming towards him again, point blank range, puts a scatter shot wounding the creature in the face and in the gut, both serious. The boy falls limp. Thom feels something behind and above him, turns around, points up into the darkness towards the feeling and says “come out now!” (At this point Samuel wakes up.) Rosa Lee walks into the church, sees something wispy in her face, and then disappears (Rosa Lee has no chance for spooky sense for a failed roll.) Samuel notices his knife is on the floor next to him.
Thom sees a monkey like shimmering shape by its outline floating around. “What the hell are you?” the wisp fades. “Get the fuck back here.” Darkness assumes its place. Samuel looks into the strong box, and finds nothing, diary still missing. Thom says, “What the hell is going on?”, Samuel responds, “I don’t know, but we need find out what is going on.” The tension leaves the building.
Gage notices the hole has dissapeared fromt he floor and the blood is drying on the walls. Samuel notices his head is not bleeding but has a good knot on his head. Thom gets Gage and Samuel to boos thim up on the rectory. the group discusses what was under the bed. Thom notices a body is not up here. “There’s not a body?”
Doc notices that everyone has run away. Doc yells, “Somebody find us a priest, preferable a live one!” the townspeople runs back. Thom jumps back down with assitance. “We need answers, I need to talk to my fiance, by myself,” speaking to Thom. “Go,” says Thom with a little disgust in his voice.
Spotted wold shows up. “the answers lie with me”
The hopi look very nervous. the group discusses the future of the ritual.
Smauel is walking down the hill towards th town and meets Father McDurmit. Father McDurmit looks pretty rough. “do you have any bullets on you?” Mcdurmit says. Gage shows up behind Samuel. “I got some ammo for you.” Samuel, Gage, and Father Mcdurmit exhange stories about what ahppeneds during the trinity. Everyone departs and Samuel heads towards the parlor.
Samuel walks intot he parlor salon, there are subtle differences are definately noticeable to Samuel. Samuel looks around the room and sees the judge standing behidn the bar tending the bar. Katrina and Tally beaumon dealing the tables. Jesse Turner doens’t have a right arm. People in the parlor look up and briefly greet Samuel with a few waves of thir hands. Katrina is sitting there eith a great deal of chips infront of her. Katrina pulls Samuel down and says “look what I did, I’m taking his money, and I came here from the farmers market.” Katrina pushes the chips towards Samuel, and the dealther says “I’m done, we are all done. Shes done too.” Maybe $500 in chips. “He won’t play me anymore.” Smauel responds, “Maybe we should go back and talk at my place.” “Are you sure you justwant to talk, I think you are just trying to take advantage of me.” Katrina giggles. Katrina takes Samuels hands and leads Samuel down the street towards Samuels house like a little boy smiling. Samuel opens the door for Katrina. Cutscene.
“What happened in here?”, said McDurmit. “Evil happeneded.” doc repsonds whispering. Father McDurmit reaches down and picks up the cross. The world shakes! Mcdurmit takes the cross over to the altar and sets it back on top the altar. McDurmit notices that Father Prospero is missing. Mcdurmit then notices more bodies, the altar bodies and a man nobody knowes. Father Mcdurmit gives the dead beings their last rites.
Smauel swings opent he door, the lamps are burning. Samuel notices the lamps were not burning when he left. Samuel notices throught he window and sees the full moon shining over the mountain. Katrina walks throught he portal, and Samuel reaches out and barely misses her dress. Katrina notices everythign is different. Katrina suspects Samuel of an affair, another woman. Katrina dissapears fter the backdoor opens. Father Prospero walks through the back door. Father Prospero claims its March 14th, 1873. Dead 2 years, shot down by the mad man Cole. Father claims there is 3000 people in Brimstone. Father Prospero slams the door. Katrina reappears fromt he bedroom with a terrified look with daringer in her left hand running towards Samuel, crosses the threshold, and kisses Samuel. Katrina explains that she was in a room with red hoods, and she killed by shooting him in the face. Bullets come flying through the window but sounds like they are being fired from far away. Samuel tells Katrina to not go into the house because he is shutting the door. Samuel closes the door, then reopens the door. Blue lights shine out of the darkness, there is no house, jsut a cave and a tunnel, dead snake stench bolts out of the opening. Samuel hears the slapping of feet on the cave floor.
The Hopi women looking back at the group discussing their problems. Father McDurmit suggests we should take dynamite down and blow the caves so they can’t get out. The Doc explaisn to him that the Doc could become a god if he accepted the offer by the unknown voice.
Katrina faints into Samuels arms and asks Gage to help him. The door to Samuels house swings open, and Curtis Dawson walks out of Samuel’s house. Curtis explains that he was looking for him, says he needs a drink, and walks back in closing the door. Katrina looks at Gage in disbelief whether he is real or not. Katrina lets Samuel know that even though he is not the real Samuel, shes not sure if she cares whether he is or not. Katrina doesn’t know what to say after this point. Samuel finds out that he bought the rights to the cow farm so the gold mine over by the bluff. Katrina asks again whether he is or not the real Samuel.
Samuel explains to Gage that the door is a gateway back or to another place. Hoof beats are heard by both groups from the South. Samuel yells “Merlin!” and his horse veers off the group to Samuel and the rest move back to the stables. Everyone starts to call their horses over.