Rippers Resurrected!

Death, Deception, and a fist full of Gold!

…The horseman then raises his left hand as the skull surveys the seen, and in a bellowing voice shouts…"John McRee your time has come! I pronounce Doom Upon Thee!"…

And with that the Horseman strode forward to the edge of the fog bank and waited. Meanwhile John McRee started limping his way back to Sawyer, while Dr. Heinrich Jagermeister in a blind rage rushed toward the Horseman of Death! Leaping in the air Heinrich tackled Death throwing him from his horse, and slamming him to the ground, sending his severed skull from his hands. They ethereal horse then faded away while the Dr and Death wrestled for an advantage. The Dr was the clear winner shoving his hand deep into Deaths chest and removing his heart! The heart turned to dust while the Skull laughed "Do you think a mere mortal can claim Death!". And the struggle continued. Sawyer managed to get John back to the house, where Colleen Moran had given her nieces a vial to have John drink. He did and while it tasted something awful, it did manage to bind up some of his open wounds, while opening up his tummy for a rough day! Sawyer now joined up with the mad Dr and takes a few shots at Death. They all strike true, but don't seem to do more that irritate the creature! Death eventually breaks free of the Dr's hold, summons his mystical steed and rides off as the eerie fog starts to dissipate. As he leaves he swears his revenge on Heinrich.

After the group takes a moment to gather their wits, and patch up Sawyer, they remember that Father O'Malley had faced Death 15 years ago. With that they head back to town to talk with the good Father. Meeting him in the Confession both, Sawyer explains the situation and that it is urgent they talk in private. The Rippers are then summoned back to O'Malley's office and they discuss the events as they unfolded. O'Malley explains to the Rippers that it was the Father all mighty that struck down the beast that night. Through the power of Jesus infused in the cross, was O'Malley able to smite the creature. Which is why he never replaced the cross and it is currently at the front of the church on display for all to see. The group go investigate the cross and notice a few things out of place. The cross was made of gold but was untouched, however the wooden Jesus affixed to the cross was severely damaged, as well as some missing jewels and bent silver prongs that held the jewels in place. Using his expertise in chemistry, Heinrich concludes that there was no reasonable way for the gold not to be damaged when everything else was.

With this new found information the group decides to head back to Colleen's home and find any gold they can muster to turn into weapons to deal with the creator. Sawyer also being a man of faith, isn't quite sure that it wasn't the cross itself that protected the Father, and insists on taking the cross with them. The Father says that the cross must stay, to protect the people of the church, however Heinrich makes a successful argument that the creature has no need to come to such a place, when others are already a target of the creature.

With that the group rides back to Colleen's home to find Randal returning with more medicine for his sweet aunt. Sawyer pistol whips the scum and ties him up in the stable, leaving him to smell the dead bodies of the thugs. At this point the group makes a rush to prepare things before nightfall. Sawyer finds any symbols of faith he can and hides them in convenient locations he can access and then hides in the front yard waiting for the creature to make it's move.

John runs around the house collecting gold items to melt down for use in plating bullets, while Heinrich works on creating said bullets….and of course a medieval gauntlet plated in gold. Being the selfish man he is Heinrich creates a few bullets, but then moves on to creating himself a golden gauntlet of death! Once the glove is complete, he is so happy with his work that he must test it, sliding the glove onto his hand! The Pain was almost unbearable, charring his skin and locking his hand in a fist position!

Meanwhile…..the sun has gone down, and DEATH has arrived! The creature rushes down the driveway, the crossbeam on the door flys off, and the doors explode open! John frantically loads his gun with the few golden bullets Heinrich managed to make before losing it over his glove. Death rides up to John and attempts to crack his bone whip upon the man, but John managed to move out of the way and avoid the bone crushing snap of the whip! Heinrich in a rage rushes across the room leaps into the air and slams his golden glove into Death's skull! There is a large crash and a small crack forms on the skull! Enraged the horseman draws back his whip and attempts to end the Dr's life, but the golden glove comes to the rescue again and parries the blow, shattering the bone whip of the horseman! John uses this distraction to draw his gun and put a bullet in the Horseman's head! The shot rang true and shattered the skull! with that the Horseman's body screamed and exploded into mist throwing the Dr and John to the ground. The impact threw some sense into Heinrich and he managed to snap out of his rage.

With the Horseman dealt with the group talked to Colleen to see how she wanted to handle her Nephew who was still attempting to poison the girl. She said it was time for him to find out what kind of people the rippers really are! With that the group setup a makeshift operating room in the stables and Heinrich performed a few surgeries on the dead. Then said "bring the next one" and Sawyer and John grabbed Randal and brought him into the room and tied him to the table. Scaring the man to the point of wetting himself, the group made sure he understood the ramifications of crossing them, and he agreed to never return or bother his Aunt again. Doing all of this earned the group great favor with not only Colleen but the Rippers as well! So after spending the evening with Colleen the group made their way back to London.

Upon arriving Sawyer has a letter addressed from Burundi: "Mr. Sawyer, I am Zharvakko son of Azhanhavo, good friend of Alan Quartermaine. My father said to call on you should I ever have trouble. Please hurry"

Sawyer rallies the team and they book a trip to Africa! Meanwhile the good Dr gathers some books for the trip explaining to Wilfred their trip to Burundi. With that Wilfred says "You might be interested in this". It is a copy of the London Times; looking through the paper there is an artical the speaks of a giant killer crocodile that lives in Lake Tanganyika.

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