Deadlands - What We Leave Behind

"What We Leave Behind": A Deadlands Weird West saga
The Obligatory Intro Post
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1x00 - What's Past Is Prologue

…In which our heroes first become allies, hired by one of the most influential "robber barons" of the Weird West to find and retrieve his prodigal son, on the cusp of the New Year.  But what seemed like a simple escort mission soon becomes a desperate race to save not only the life of their charge, but his very soul!

The Story So Far…

 
Late December, 1874
  • Each of the characters receives a communication (perhaps a telegraph, letter, even a direct Pony Express rider, depending on their current location) from Irving Blacklund, the reknowned owner of Blacklund Mining Co., headquartered in Denver, Colorado.  Blacklund has heard tales of the characters' prior exploits, and is interested in hiring each of them for a simple enough job, should they choose to meet with him on December 29th in his offices.  
  • Whatever their personal goals (or, perhaps, because of them), each character sees the benefit in making a friend of such an influential man as Irving Blacklund.  As such, each makes personal arrangements to attend the meeting with their potential employer.
December 29th, 1874

 

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What did you get for Christmas?
Nightmares... I got nightmares...

"What did you get for Christmas?" 

"Nightmares… I got nightmares!"

~Edward Amherst

Observations….

Lazarus watched his two business partners with curiosity…

He knew that there were people in this world that had the coin for more than one pair of pants… hell, enough coin for a lot o' things… but he had never worked with one. Where he had come from there was constant war and poverty. There was no jobs and no money unless you took it from another.  He knew that there was something strange about Edward, education or no,  and yet could not quite put a finger on what was so different.   

Ian, on the other hand, talkes way too much. He must not have seen much of the world-  when you're hungry, ya tend to eat anything available to keep yourself alive. Not that I'd expect that either of my two partners would have experienced this. There is a touch of softness about that one. Why bother in savin' a wagon when there is nothing in it for you? Perhaps he's missin' someone? Perhaps somethin' in his past triggers him to do fool things.  I'd admit… would be nice to feel something again… to feel the love of family… 

 

Lazarus subconsciously placed his hand over the pocket on his chest. He could feel the old picture tucked there, hidden away safely and sighed to himself.

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