Wyld Wild West
The characters are members in good standing of the Golden Sky sept.
The major problem in the area is the thirty-plus-strong Wendigo pack called the Rising Storm.
The closest thing the Golden Sky has to a local ally is the Salt Fang sept, mostly Uktena, some hundred miles distant near the Great Salt Lake.
The Iron Riders have been sending “negotiators” and “specialists” ahead of their relentless expansion Westward.
None of the above have noticed the Lost Lake sept, a tiny Red Talon sept that is quite determined to remain where it is, regardless of how that works for everyone else.
Places of Import in Mammoth:
Mayor’s Office — a well-made, mostly stone and painted wood structure in the center of town. It contains not only the mayor’s office but the offices of the tax assayer, the claims surveyor, and the mine’s foreman.
Sheriff’s Office — near the center of town, down the street from the Mayor’s Office. Abutted by the jail, which is made from stone quarried from one of the mines. The sheriff moved most of the stone himself the first month he was here.
Missing Moon Saloon — near the center of town, closer to the livery stables and stagecoach station. Run by the sheriff’s sister-in-law, it offers good Irish whiskey, water by the glass or gallon, dancing girls, and rooms upstairs for the night or week. If you want to negotiate with one of the girls for a lesser amount of time, that’s your lookout, but it’s not through the owner.
Ivory Hotel — on the northern side of the center of town, a well-made and expensively appointed structure with actual ivory imported from darkest Africa inlaid in a decorative fashion in several areas of the building’s main drawing room. There is a bar, which serves wine, brandy, and a small beer the manager brews himself. Rooms are available for overnight — which nobody has ever done — or by the week. At least two residents have more-or-less permanent rooms. Nightly hosts a poker game with a professional dealer, accompanied by a professional violinist or pianist. Also boasts an adjoining stable, should you care to leave your mount with the expert wranglers there instead of taking your chances with the livery.
Empty Bucket — on the southern side of the end of town, tragically across the street from the schoolhouse. Run by Cedric “Pappy” Morgan, a war veteran who says little and puts up with less. The water is clean and fairly cheap, the beer is potable if not robust, and games of chance or skill are encouraged until the first punch gets thrown. Then the fight takes precedence. Pappy routinely charges the loser for damages. No rooms are available unless you want to sleep in the woodhouse, in which case you’ll just have to sweep it — and the bar itself — out before you turn in.
Schoolhouse — on the southern end of town, grievously across from the Empty Bucket bar, much to the dismay of the schoolmarm. Fairly few children live in the town at the moment, but as Mammoth continues to grow and attract new families, more will be coming.
Morgan’s Livery — on the southern end of town, this is where travelers and those newly arrived can have their faithful steeds cared for, or rent one should they be in need. While not luxurious, it is tidy and run by a man with no love for laziness.
Mammoth Mining Concern Offices — at the center of town, busy pretty nearly all day except for Sunday mornings, this is the heart of the town’s industry and is carefully overseen by the owner of the Concern and his son. The Concern has a standby room at the Ivory for out-of-town guests.
Hats and Other Apparel:
- Guns and Other Accessories:
The Code of the West:
Old West Slang:
Info on real-world town of Mammoth, located on the west side of the East Tintic Mountains, east of the Tintic Valley:
History of area and rails (good summary of key events and players in the real-world Mammoth’s founding and early development):
Mammoth Town Pictures:
Note for below link: there are pictures represented by little faint squares in addition to the obvious bigger squares with thumbnails.
- Excellent topographical map from 1911: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/utah/txu-pclmaps-topo-ut-tintic_mining_district-1911.jpg
- Google topographical map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=39.930274,-112.116165&spn=0.035278,0.076818&t=p&z=14
- Bird’s Eye View (gives a good idea of the terrain if you rotate and zoom): http://binged.it/w2Dhmo
- Mines: http://elementsunearthed.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/tintic_3d_with_map_overlay-s.jpg
- Mapcarta indicates landmarks including mines: http://mapcarta.com/23431116
*Differences between Wyld Wild West Mammoth and real-world Mammoth:
- The area of Eureka has not been settled
- Silver City has not been settled
- Robinson is part of Mammoth