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  • Deadwood

    Deadwood is a town under siege. It sits smack dab in the middle of the Sioux Nations, at the Northern edge of the Black Hills. Its only connection to the US of A is a single rail line run by the [[Iron Dragon Railroad]], although those too cheap to pay …

  • Iron Dragon Railroad

    Run by a unlikely rail baron known only as Kang, the Iron Dragon's Deadwood Express is the surest way to get to the boomtown. A ticket costs $120 to travel the 300 miles from Fargo, and even that has its risks. Sabotaged tracks are a common hazard. …

  • the Deadwood Creek Massacre

    In 1875 gold and ghost rock was discovered by miners who snuck into the Sioux Nations. It didn't take long for the Sioux to discover what was happening in their sacred hills and small bands began to attack the miners. The dead mounted on both sides. The …

  • December's Articles

    *Attempted Robbery at the Mint Gambling Saloon* A mysterious stranger appeared in town a couple of days ago to thwart a robbery at the Mint Gambling Saloon. Witnesses at the scene described a tale of true heroics. A group of masked men rushed into …

  • Sheriff Seth Bullock

    Bullock is the town’s marshal. An easygoing man, he prefers to handle problems peacefully if possible, but he will use his gun if necessary. It’s been said he “can out-stare a mad cobra or a rogue elephant,” but when “he goes out into the streets of …

  • Al Swearengen

    Swearengen was one of the first non-miners to enter the town, in the hopes of profiting by providing the miners with entertainment. He built a small saloon, and found it so profitable that he quickly built a larger saloon and brothel called the Gem …

  • Charlie Bull

    Was grateful to the posse for helping [[:wovoka | Wovoka]]. Admitted to gambling and other debt to [[:jack-langrishe | Jack Langrishe]]. Asked the posse to investigate the disappearance of a contact who witnessed Kang's railroad men collaborating …

  • E.B. Farnum

    The first camp government was created in 1876, with Ethan “E.B.” Farnum elected as mayor. The ad-hoc government has virtually no power, and exists only on paper as an effort to prove that the camp is a legitimate town. In another effort to establish the …

  • Bob

    No one knows his past except possibly Swearengen and Bob certainly won't speak on it.

  • Madame Dora DuFran

    Madame Dora became involved in the world’s oldest profession before she was fifteen. She is now barely eighteen but runs [[Green Front |the Green Front]], one of the most successful brothels in Deadwood. She caters to Deadwood’s small community of upper …

  • Mollie Johnson

    Mollie is welcome at all the saloons even though she doesn't work for them because her mere presence classes up the joint and men who can afford her services are told to buy a bottle of the most expensive liquor before joining her in her coach for a "ride …

  • Deadwood Dick (Nat Love)

    Deadwood Dick is the nickname of Nat Love, a famous black cowboy who has made Deadwood his home. He acquired the moniker after winning the roping, shooting, and wild-horse-riding competition at the Centennial celebration. Nat runs a saloon frequented by …

  • Jack Langrishe

    Langrishe owns multiple theatre houses in Deadwood, four of which host burlesque shows. They run nightly from dusk till... and the music is surprisingly good, all things considered. The largest theatre is [[Langrishe Theater | Langrishe Theater]] which …

  • Henry Westall, PHD

    The owner and operator of Deadwood’s only functioning [[Deadwood Telegraph | telegraph line]], Westall is Known as a generally harmless and occasionally helpful fruitcake. In addition to the telegraph line, Westall is the resident tinkerer and mad …

  • Aunt Lou Marchbanks

    Aunt Lou is widowed to the original owner of [[Grand Central Hotel | the Grand Central Hotel]]. After her husband's death, she accepted an offer by [[:e-b-farnum | E.B. Farnum ]] to purchase ownership of the hotel with the stipulation that she remain as …

  • Dan Dority

    Fiercely loyal, Dan has been implicated in murders and other crimes in the service of Al but is clever enough to have not been caught by [[:sheriff-seth-bullock | Sheriff Bollock]] yet.

  • Ruby Jade

    Ruby is tight lipped regarding her past; only admitting to her peers that 'Ruby Jade' isn't her real name.

  • Frank Bryant

    One of the first prospectors to venture into the Sioux Nations in search of gold, Bryant and other miners formed the Deadwood Miners Alliance and almost 70% of the town belongs to it now.

  • Elliot Merrick

    He may be an Ivy-league tinhorn, but he has spent enough time in the Weird West’s school of hard knocks to know how not to make a nuisance of himself.

  • Doc Cochran

    The only doctor in the camp of Deadwood, Dr. Cochran is relatively invulnerable to the risk of violence in Deadwood, as he is valuable to Swearengen and others for his medical maintenance of the prostitutes and as a result is unafraid to speak his mind to …

  • Wild Bill Hickok

    Wild Bill came to Deadwood in the Summer of '76. He spent most of hi time in the saloons, drinking and gambling. His past eventually caught up with him and on August 2nd, he was in [[Nuttal and Mann's No 10 Saloon | Nuttal and Mann's No 10 Saloon]] …

  • Preacher Smith

    Preacher Smith was the first Christian minister to enter the Deadwood area. Himself a Methodist, Preacher Smith briefly served in a Massachusetts 52nd Infantry at the height of the Civil War, after which he studied as a doctor. Preacher Smith was later …