Deadwood is built in a petrified forest and is a trade center where Axel’s shop is located. There is also a Raelian Temple and an orphanage. There are tunnels underneath that provide shelter during sandstorms and raids.
Don’s Boys are an organized crime that charge taxes in exchange for protection. Don asked us to investigate disappearances in or near the bazaar. We were offered wealth in exchange for solving this problem.
Rico’s Aspects include Short Fuse
Bazaar Aspects: Lawless Trade Market, The Don’s Watchful Eye, The Bustling Merchant District
There was an atmosphere of nervousness and fear in the bazaar. Old Man Coyote knew that Brown had his store by an expanse of ruins. Coyote saw a man beckoned to the ruins. He went in, was knocked out, and was dragged in deeper to the buildings. Old Man Coyote’s keen eyes saw that they were members of the Dust Devils, a small but dangerous raider band.
Axel and Hedda convinced Brown to spill everything. He was working with the Dust Devils to capture travelers for some unknown reason. There are at least eight of these kidnappers. Old Man Coyote returned and told his story. Axel recalled that the gang wanted him to make a large refrigeration device.
Old Man Coyote slinks off and tried to track down the kidnappers. He found their trail and saw the raiders. They wanted to put him on ice. The ruins had Rubble and Wreckage and were Isolated. Coyote drew fast and shot three raiders dead.
Hedda fired too and also shot three Dust Devils down. Axel tried to get them to surrender. Coyote took advantage of his Superior Position to sneak into his enemy’s range. Hedda shot badly but this Steely-Eyed Warrior was not hit. Axel was nearly shot but the chaos of the battle protected him. Coyote sneaked up, knocked one out with his entrenching tool and sliced open the other’s throat. This is how the raiders were gone.
We rescued the kidnapped victim and found some guns and ammo that the raiders no longer needed. The young man was Jonah, who helped Dr. Powell.
Axel found a note on the raiders. It was a list of times at night. We also found the refrigerator. Coyote unlocked it, and we saw many human organs inside. Axel examined it and decided that the unit had been well-used and dragged around the tunnels below.
We went to Axel’s shop and interrogated him. He resisted but Old Man Coyote convinced him to talk. He said that the Dust Devils were selling the organs to an unknown gang in the tunnels. He told us about an unmonitored entrance to the tunnel. We took the Dust Devil to Rico, who shot him dead.
We went to speak to Dr. Powell and return Jonah. She did not seem guilty. In gratitude she told us that a vicious dry spell might be coming soon and we should guard our water.
We decided to ambush the organ buyers at night in the tunnels.