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Twilight Trails: The Lakota Terror

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Red Storm began the sacred chant. Beginning quietly, he sang the words of power, ancient when his people were still wide-eyed with wonder at this new land. The land that had now been taken from them by the pale interlopers with their strange tools and stranger ideas. The old medicine man had seen too many of his kinsmen die at the hands of the intruders. Victims of their rifles, or strange plagues, or traders smilingly offering whiskey, which the braves partook of despite Red Storm’s warnings, leaving them useless and their sons fatherless.

Red Storm sang his anguish into the words, giving them extra potency. After what seemed like hours, he finished his rite with a final shout. The area fell deathly silent. Red Storm looked up at his companions, weary but satisfied. "It is done," he said with a slight smile. "The strangers will soon feel the wrath of the People."

On the distant horizon, a storm cloud tinged the hue of blood took form…

The Lakota Terror is a short, no-frills adventure for Under Western Skies: Twilight Trails and other tabletop RPGs using a 2D6 mechanic based on the Traveller SRD (which is itself based on The Original 2D6 Science Fiction Game) starring characters of varied career backgrounds.

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Chet C November 21, 2017 1:25 am UTC
OK, Michael, we'll give you the handicap of not getting to grow up in or near reservations - Really, it was a shock when I first left Oklahoma and saw prejudice against Amerinds. When and where I grew up, if you didn't have some "Injun blood" in you, you were from out of town.

If you you can't afford research, you might take a look at some of the good work the folks at are doing. We've come awfully close to losing all the history of our ancestors and they're doing a great job of rescuing it. There's still much that may never be rediscovered though.
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November 21, 2017 6:02 am UTC
Indeed. It's criminal that so much has been lost already. I'll try not to add to the dishonor.
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November 20, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Thanks for the feedback. All good points. I'll brush up on my research and upload a revised version soon. In my defense, however, I tried not to treat the Lakota as a monolithic bloc, but a diverse people, with divisions even within a particular band. It probably would help if I had Native American friends whose brains I could pick; sadly, I'm forced to rely on sometimes-flawed research.
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Mathias G November 20, 2017 8:07 am UTC
The Lakota were routinely using guns at that era of the mid-1800s in fact they were using faster firing guns than most US Soldiers were in that region. The Lakota word for gun is not "thunder stick" at all. At this point the Lakota had most of the "strange tools" that they found useful for the way they lived. They were mostly confused why we chose money over people but were long past naive about us by that point. Alcohol while destructive was not a mystery to them at this point (even though their word for it contains the word for mystery in it).
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