NOTICE: all those missions starting by DIII New Story are part of an alternate complete different story of what you know when playing DIII the first time. It is not "new" in the sense "following DIII" but it's "new" in the sense "an alternate story in a parallel universe". Hence, every characters meet for the first time in different places and contexts, led by another plot between different protagonists having different roles than in the original DIII story.
The time: 1873.
The place: some places west of the Mississippi.
The DeVitt Family
Edward DeVitt is one of the most wealthiest and powerful men in the USA, but he's getting old and really sick.
He's living in a majestic casa in Colorado where he's resting and keeping an eye on his businesses : mines, trains, railroads, hotels, boat transportation etc
He has two sons. Magnus the eldest, who has always been quite independant of his father, and was able to own by himself a quite nice mansion where his cotton plantation is located.
The youngest son Vincent, is following his father's steps.
He's been in charge of the development of the railroad to the west. He's spending a lot of time on the road, supervising the constructions sites of the rails and train stations from St-Louis to San Francisco, passing by Kansas City and Denver.
Prologue Part I
Kate O'Hara and his uncle Ian, also from Colorado, are on their way to New Orleans, heading to a conference for ranch businesses owners in the west.
They took a train to Memphis, and now they are on a boat navigating south on the Mississippi to New Orleans.
One night, they stopped at Vicksburg. While they're out in the city, Ian is kidnapped.
When Kate comes back to the boat, she finds a letter.
She learns her uncle has been kidnapped for a ransom, knowing he's a rich land owner.
They demand 2000$ for his freedom. The letter tells Kate where she could find them and that she must come alone with the money.
She decides to come alone. But not with the money.
Bounty hunter John Cooper, spending time in Louisana in small town of Opelousas, learns about a bounty for the arrest of 3 guys, the 3 blue brothers.
They've been misbehaving recently in the state, getting known for every kind of crimes : kidnapping, stealing of cattle and goods, small banks and diligence robbery.
The bounty is 3000$, 1000$ each, dead or alive. It seems like they hide alongside the Mississippi banks.
Map: Mississippi River
Playable characters: John and Kate
First Time Playing Duration: medium (30m-1h)
In this mission, Kate and John meet for the first time when they bump into each other, close to the cabin where Ian is captive.
Kate is here to save Ian, but John is here for the trio of bandits and their bounty.
Kate: Who are you ? What are you doing here ?
John: Hum, who are you ?
Kate: I asked you first !
John: Fine, my name is Cooper. John Cooper. You ?
Kate: Kate O'Hara. And what are you doing here ?
John: I'm looking for some guys.
Kate: What ? you too have someone who's been kidnapped ?
John: Hum no. I'm here for some bad guys. You see, I'm just a humble bounty hunter, ma'am
Kate: Oh ok. And you said guys. It's not just one bad guy ?
John: No, it's 3 brothers. 1000$ each.
Kate: Ok. I'm here to save my uncle. He has been kidnapped. I think he's in that cabin.
John: Ok, I will help you get him out of here.
Kate: Oh great ! Thank you.
John: And then, maybe you could help me for the 3 guys
Kate: Sure ! Let's go !
John and Kate must meet in the haystack near the cabin where there is an exclamation point.
They must not meet before and also, they must not cross an imaginary vertical line from this point
Then, they team up to free Ian from the cabin and bring him to the boat.
Next, they keep working together to kill the 3 blue brothers.
The mission must be finished like the original challenge mission, with the 3 blue guys dead at the same time.
Do not enter water.
For this mission, John has only one revolver but there is no cooldown. (every skills have no cooldown)
So, like in Desperados Wanted Dead or Alive, you can shoot 6 guys in 2 seconds.
But unlike DWDA, you don't have unlimited ammo.
- No alarm
- Do not kill dogs
For all the missions that will be uploaded for this story, only Doc (and Isabelle) will be able to tie-up people.
I was not the only one being a bit annoyed by this feature, where all characters except Kate could tie-up people.
So I decided that tying-up should be a skill and in my story, this skill is for Doc.
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