This adventure began where our last left off: A large 12’ tall creature made of rock and mud erupted from the earth, let out a loud wail, and trapped Sherridan in the cave with it. The posse took quick action. Leland used his Telekentic gloves to raise Sherridan up and out through the narrow opening in the top of the rubble blocking the tunnel. She was hurt passing through though, and was rendered unconscious.
The rock beast then pounded on the debris, scattering it out, hammering Leland. A tough old bastard, he held his ground. Jake dragged Sherridan to the horses. Then the rock monster magically increased the size of the cave opening, and exited. Leland shot it with lightning, but to little effect.
Jake found some dynamite by the cave entrance (the Tong soldiers had used some to open up the cave earlier), but before he got the chance to use it, Captian Roderick Pennington-Smythe realized he had seen a creature like this before, and recognized the small garnet on its forhead as its power source.
As the beast started beating Leland into a bloody pulp, Jane took aim at the garnet, and in a terrific shot blasted it to pieces, shattering the monster.
At that moment, amid the confusion, Ox leapt out of the cave, carrying the evil Amulet of Rashamir, supposedly having the power to raise the dead. Stealing a horse, he tried to escape, but not before the heroes subdued him and filled him with lead. Jake, whose father Ox had killed, was eager for vengeance, although it was Jane who made the final blow.
Before killing Ox, the heroes questioned him. However, he (apparently) didn’t know much. He only knew Thin Noodles Ma wanted the amulet for some dark magical purpose. The heroes then killed their victim.
Ox had mentioned one other thing, a glowing glyph in the cave. They posse decided to investigate. The cave was grotesque though. The remains of Ma’s men were smashed and scattered throughout the cave. Some of the posse had to exit the cave, throwing up.
The glyph itself was lightning shaped, and smeared with very old blood, probably from some ritual. Roderick recognized the symbol as Indian. Abigale touched it, the blood from her hand (still on it from providing medical care earlier) instantly was absorbed into the glyph, causing the ground to shake, and three hoodoo to emerge from the earth!
The posse were hard pressed to break through the hoodoos’ thick rocky hides, but were making some progress, when the amulet of Rashamir glowed brightly, and awoke the dead flesh smeared about the cave. The more intact bodies morphed into demonic looking creatures, and the limbs, entrails, and guts began to writhe and try to grasp the posse.
The posse fought out of the cave, taking out two of the four zombies. A mysterious sniper took out a third. The final demon-zombie sprouted wings (with a bit of help from the amulet) and tried to fly off, but not before Jane in an amazing long distance shot took it out.
Meanwhile, they had pulverized the three hoodoo, and had exited the cave. However, the mass of dead human flesh was growing was forming into a tentacled beast with a large eye on a stock. it almost impaled Jane, when it was shot with the mysterious sniper.
The heroes tossed a bundle of dynamite into the cave, which exploded, sealing the thing inside. Abigale saw the sniper, and recognized the trenchcoat and hat to be that of Jerimiah. He jumped down from his perch atop a tall tree, and turned into a wolf! The creature bounded off.
The posse and Roderick retreated into the woods to camp and patch up their wounds. Smythe identified Jerimiah as likely a vampire. He also invited the heroes into the Explorer’s Society.
What’s next for our heroes?