Nahuel explained he knew getting on the train was a bad idea since the white man’s demon machines only bring chaos and destruction. After setting up his teepee he said he would not join us but one of the other passengers offered to take his place as a thanks for saving him from the wreckage plus it was probably God’s work since he moved in mysterious ways. The party meet Sebastian Moran
With the promise of $50 to check out what’s going on down the hole that collapsed the group takes a bit of provisions and climb down. Hu-Jo lights a lantern and moves along to invenstigate as the rest follow suit and start moving down the tunnel the party hears an explosion behind them about an hour later. Seeing Hu-Jo take off running and saying ‘We go now!’ the rest of the party feels the vibrations and move to the side, jeremiah putting his lantern down on the tracks thinking they might stop. As the party find places out of the path of the train Jeremiah watches his lantern get destroyed as a train bellows past. Whitachi logo on the side of the train let us know who we were dealing with.
Hu-jo and Amanda opt to say they’ll scout ahead with Hu-Jo giving his lantern to Eloise. Jeremiah dismisses the need and walks down the center of the track. The group is brought up in the rear by Eloise and Sebastian. The party make their way down the tunnel at their own speeds until they come across an iron man, a statue standing motionless in the darkness until light hits it. As the party move past Jeremiah is the first to see some people and the tail end of a train most like the one that past us.
Mr. Buckner was friendly but when Jeremiah explained what had happened and why we had come down he became all business. With his hand moving to his belt he said their company couldn’t have us going back and telling people what we saw since it would bring in a whole heap of trouble on them. He offered to let us meet who was in charge and see what we could work out but Jeremiah didn’t like the tone of the man’s voice. While some in the party opted to not say anything and remain hidden the party mostly didn’t take kindly to the threat and got a little agressive. Realization when Mr. Buckner motioned to the two men on gattling guns behind him got the party a little spooked though since Jeremiah suddenly started praying and something happened that surprised everyone.
It was enough of a distraction that the party could run away without getting shot full of lead. Hu-Jo as clueless as ever asked why we were running away. Getting back to the area they had come down they didn’t see any sign of the rope. Climbing out would require someone to free climb up the wall and on the ceiling of the cave to the lip of the whole. Hu-Jo and Amanda looked at each other and shook heads explaining it probably wouldn’t happen. Looking the way the train had come from the party took stock of their rations they didn’t have much and Hu-Jo pointed out they didn’t know how far before the end of the tunnel could be reached from where the train came in, if there was food around or fresh water there wasn’t clear either. With a bit of defeated resolve the party walked back to see Mr. Buckner.
The party was introduced to a reporter for the Tombestone Epitah, Lacey O’Maley and a Dr. Hellstrome. The Doctor was the one in charge it seemed and apologized for the hole that destroyed our train ride out west. He offered to compensate us anything lost within reason and a ride all the way to the City of Lost Angels. Hu-Jo shrugged since he got to where he was going and would get back what he lost plus there was food. The rest seemed to agree to the terms for now since they had no other options.
O’Maley got a bit of information on each of the group before a sudden burst of gunfight broke the conversation up. Talk of the Mining machine they were using to dig with having it’s operator stuck got the party up and moving since it seemed like the right thing to do. Hu-Jo was out the train car and on the ground a bit faster than the rest and was moving around the train looking to see where the man was trapped unaware of him in the back behind a door pointing at the walls to the rest of the group.
Critters came burrowing out and attacked the group or guests with the workers long since out of the area. As the numbers slowly dwindled one screeched out a gurgling cry and more showed up. The group eventually took them all out and Sebastian muttered he wished his horse was here to which he was surprised with his horse nudged him from behind. a bit of frayed tethered rope around one of his hooves. He looked a bit banged up but Sebastian prayed for him it seemed and he looked just fine. Hu-Jo didn’t know white people talked to horses since Sebastian asked his horse, Abraham if he had climbed down and seemed to have a conversation. For today at least the group earned a good dinner. As the train construction grew came out to pile up the creature bodies they found Hu-Jo chopping off the hand of one of the creatures. O’Maley took the opportunity to get a sketch of them and find out what happened.
2 XP Awarded.