Shadowrun: Chummers In Low Places
The Great Ghost Dance
Historian, Alec Yoshiko marks August 17th, 2017 as the most important day of the 21st century. As we all learned in grade school, that was the day Daniel Howling Coyote initiated the Great Ghost Dance, causing Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams to all erupt simultaneously in cataclysmic fury. Hundreds of Amerindian shamans died during the magical ritual. The defeat of the United States was all but assured by that event. Just seven months later, the Treaty of Denver was signed by then President Jarman, ceding much of the western United States to the Native American Nations. The rest is, as they say, history.
But the origins of the Great Ghost dance date back to 1890. It is said that Spiritual Leader Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, had a vision leading to the creation of the first ever Ghost Dance. But rumors over the matrix have surfaced that claim this to be false. Wovoka never had any visions, but instead was taught how to perform the Great Ghost dance from a mysterious man whose lower half was that of a snake. Such a tale sounds crazy for those of the Fifth world, but such a thing would not seem out of place in today's world.
The anonymous matrix sources claim the Draco Foundation knows the whole truth but is actively trying to suppress all information related to this mysterious snake man. We reached out to Aina Dupree, Chairwoman of the Draco Foundation, about the validity of this rumor but she refused to acknowledge any rumor that was not substantiated with proof.