We left San Diego and its horrors behind and headed to Mexico. Walking, in Maze. Well we deside its the best way get to Mexico, so Santa Anna and his army couldn’t notice us.
Walking few miles in Maze takes really long time. And Ace made it even harder. He had to take is nag with us. Next day we were close Mexicali, maybe too close because we saw Santa Anna’s warship getting closer and closer that mesa where we was standing. We hit the dirt and let it pass by.
About fifty minutes later we made it to solid land. We walked few hours and then we saw six man approaching us. Five of them was pointing rifles at us. My hands started to move closer to my six-shooters. Twelve bullets, six man. I could kill them twice before they can even think about shooting me. Then their leader started to ask questions, Like ”Santa Anna, with him or against?”. Well how could I answer that. Even met the guy, only I know he is leader of army. Sinfall said he would put bullet to Anna’s head if he ever meets the guy. And I went with the flow.
Finaly it had come apparent, their leader runs resistance movement against Santa Anna. Ace got really good friends with him somehow. Well Ace told that he couldn’t find good tequila in the America. Oh by the way, leader name is Raus. So if you meet the guy say hi to him.
At his ”mansion” he told us about their plan to blow Mexicali up. Yeah, you heard me. Blow factorys there so Santa Anna’s army lost their gun and bullet factories. Only thing we had to think was how we could move his army away from there.
Plan was simple. Hijack their messenger ship, make fake letter that they need help in America and hope they catch the bait. We waited days and then army started moving to north. We maybe doomed some citys in Maze but its doomed anyway and to make good, you may have to sacrafice something. We started your plan, plant explosives find mark and get the hell out of there. We headed to old mines near Mexicali and there is tunnels that leads under factories.
We entered dark mine tunnels, there was creepy feeling and after few minutes Mercer told us he saw something and started following it. Few moments later he came back and I felt like he had seen something strange… I don’t know, maybe its this place. We all headed to that direction where Mercer saw that thing. We pass several intersections and luckily for as Mercer have marked our way so we can find our way back in this mine labyrinth.
Then Mercer lost his sense of direction and we decide to turn back. At the same time we start hearing foot steps every where. Someone is here somewhere and I guess its just echo. We turned around and then it hit. Some strange humanoids. Their skin is just grey, white eyes like there is just a eyeball left and they came trough walls too so well fuck… They hit us and then they went back to the walls… We fight for a moment and then Mercer told us what those things are. Tommy Knockers… Wait a sec. Tommy Knockers, Knockers… I remembered what my grandpa told me when I was kid. He had encountered these long time a go. These thing are miners nightmares. Many miners has been lost because of these. But thats not all what my grandpa told me. He said ”You can’t fight with these, you just have to run away and the best way to do that is cut a wound somewhere and drain small amount of blood, point brigt light at it and back off”. I was just told about bright light for our posse but then one of them got me. He hit me so hard on my troat so I couldn’t get voice out. Man I harly could breath. I fell on ground and that was it for me. Luckily for me I was still alive tho. I tried to tell guys while they fight that its pointless but it was for nothing.
Few moments later Winters and Ross started to carry me out of there. They have decided to back up. While they carried me, Winters took a bad hit and felt on a ground. He didn’t move or breathed anymore. He was dead… He was a good man, and its big loss for us. We really needed that kind of talent to kill Grimme…
Then something happend. Some sparkle lighted up our explosives and Ross did quick voodoo shield for us, but it blasted us to direction where we got here at first place. Our lanterns where broken and Mercer used his power to make us light. Tommy Knockers started screaming but it and they went away. Finaly it was over… We headed back to the point where Mercer saw those things at first place. We started to move there where we supposed to go and plant those explosives. Damn you Mercer, without your curiousity we still would have explosives and Winters…
Maybe hour later we started to head talking and saw light. We sneaked closer to investicate and we saw Santa Anna’s mens moving mining cart full of meat and they throw it in prisons which where full of humans. Not just prisoners, their skin was rotten. My guess, zombies. But why would Santa Anna keep and feed zombies. I really want to know and but a stop to it.
- Blake Eagle