We learned that some of the bells had been melted down for the metal and that the others had disappeared around the time of the fire at the mansion. We went back to the hotel to rest.
We heard shouts of “Fire”, we ran outside to help, one of the churches nearby was on fire. It did not look good, with all these wooden structures so tightly packed fire could sweep thru this area like a forest fire, jumping from building to building. Bad luck for us the weather was beautiful. I started my rain dance as they brought out some thing which sprayed water at the fire, but they seemed to be spraying the buildings next door and not the actual fire. There were three Cheyenne braves nearby and seeing what I was doing they joined in to help. The more help the better, as it was not going to be easy, summoning the storm from a clear sky. We managed to do it with the bears help, we called the rain to aid us and help douse the fire. Between what we did and what the people here did we were able to put the fire out. While we were doing this, the preacher ran into the burning building and with the help of others dragged several people out of the building. I believe they saved them all but I am not sure.
So we heard that the “stuff” from the old Baptist church had been moved to a library. Most of us headed over there, as usual we are going in twelve different directions. They found a couple of books in the library that Jason says are different. One is the Family bible of the Wateleys. The other is a collection of tales. For some reason people are saying we only found one book? There was also a silver bell there that he said held energy, but not sure if they did anything with that. They already had the books by the time I got there, I believe Clara bought them as the proprietor said they were paid for. We decided to head back to our hotel, as we left the library we ran into a group of men who seemed to intend us harm. We prepared but held back to see what would happen.
We saw six of them, as it turned out there were five more we did not see. They opened fire without warning. The gun fight was brutal, I called upon the strength of the bear and drew my war club and charged into the fray. Guns were blazing all around me from both sides, we were shorthanded, since Jake, Cher, Diamond Lil were not with us. Luck was definitely on our side, as people seemed to dodge bullets left and right as the battle ensued. This duster they gave me saved my life several times as I would swear bullets struck me but did not harm me. I managed to kill three of them as my companions slew the others. The fight seemed to take forever even though I know it did not last that long. For a few moments I was worried that we were not going to win this fight, but with Bears help and my companions grit we fought thru and won. Several of my companions were seriously hurt, I healed the preachers head wounds and cured my own gun shots, while he healed the others. When the fight ended, I walked over to the horse trough and washed off my war club, and tried to rinse off as much of the blood as I could from my clothes as I was fairly well covered in it.
I then took care of the dead and laid out there bodies. This was when the local sheriff showed up with his deputies, I was worried we were going to have to hurt them, but Wicked showed them his badge and they seemed ok with this. We told them the tail of what happened. I was saddened to learn that the Librarian seems to have been killed by stray bullets from our antagonists. As it turns out these men were some kind of gang that has been terrorizing the area, hopefully this helps solve that problem. Maybe the locals can sleep better at night knowing that a large group of them will trouble them no longer.