The colonists are drawn to the town of Moonshine in search of a better life, as the small town if well known for its vast mineral veins, hidden in the mountain ranges close to the town, just waiting to be mined. Of course, with wealth comes both traders and bandits. Some time after the town was established, the settlers discovered that there was a strange aura to the town, dangerously vicious at night, but dormant during the day. When groups of miners started disappearing, the remaining settlers bound together a rag tag group of people with different skill sets, to try and find the missing miners, and discover the source of the strange activities. Some of the group are doing it for money, some are doing it for the town, and yet others are doing it simply to survive. After two years, there was no sign of the miners, and many horrifying creatures emerged from both the mines and the surrounding area. A beacon of hope for the remaining settlers emerged in the from of a mysterious design, carved into the side of the mining mountain. This carving, loosely translated by a friendly Native American, was said to mark the mysteries of the treasures inside. The only problem is that the Native who translated the design was suddenly cursed into a deep sleep by some mysterious force. Yet with all the things happening in Moonshine, people seemed to catch a bit more interest in it. Traders hoping to sell all sorts of things that might help, people coming to see the horrifying creatures or simply people wanting the excitement of fighting such things. And lest we forget, bandits trying to use all that was happening in the area to hide themselves and their activities. Signups for the clearing of the mines: Name: Age: Gender: Skills: Appearance: Equipment: History: Rules: *Abide the rules of Iwaku *Swearing is obviously allowed, but please don't get crazy with it. We don't need a long string of cusses to know your character is angry or frustrated. *The Genre for this game is Weird West. It is a fantasy story, yes, but that is due to the slight uses and references to shamanistic and tribal magic's. Please do not go over board and do not get offended if Dedtoo or Esthalia ask you to edit your sheet. *Collaborative Storytelling means we are all telling a story. This is a chance for everyone to shine in the spotlight a few times and every writer want to see their fellow writers glorified to their writing and contributions. This is OUR story, let's make sure it stays that way. (Stolen from Jack Slender - these words are his, but they fit so perfectly.) *Each member is responsible for posting at least twice a week. We are all expected to write at least two paragraphs per entry. If you cannot do that, this RP might not be for you. It will progress quickly. If you feel you will not be available for a while, please pm either Dedtoo or Esthalia know and we will play for you for that time (Given your permission, of course). If you feel you must drop out, please let us know and we will figure out what to do.