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FADE IN: Meeting the Antagonism: Calvera et al arrive.
Meeting the Heralds: the Mexicans.
Meeting the Mentor: the Old Man.
Magical Gift: the watch.
New World: the Mexicans arrive in the town.
Meeting the Hero and sidekick: Chris and Vin.
Hero and sidekick's capabilities / Hero trial: Chris and Vin take the coffin to the top of the hill.
Celebration: passing the trial: the whisky passed around.
Call to Adventure: will you help us?
Refusal: I'm not in the blessing business.
Warning: there will be killing and more killing until the reason for it has been forgotten.
First Threshold: Rules: meeting the kid and Harry.
Outer Cave: in the bar; Vin on the team.
Middle Cave: persuading Fernardo.
Allies capabilities / Persuading Ally: Britt with the knife.
Developing the Shape Shifter: the Kid threatens Chris in the bar.
Time Pressure to the Belly of the Whale: we leave tomorrow.
Journey to the New World: riding to the town.
Pursued through the and to the New World: the Kid follows.
Belly of the Whale: arriving in town.
Warning: the farmers hide.
Belly of the Whale: the festival.
Foreshadow of the Sword: where are the women.
Physical Separation: trying to capture Calveras men; shooting them dead.
Trial and Transformation 1: training the Mexicans to use guns.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Harry wants to know about the mines.
Meeting the Romantic Challenge: the kid finds Petra.
Serving dinner; Petra likes the kid.
Giving the kids their meal.
Continued transformation: don't get excited; squeeze.
Preparing for Trail 3: the net.
Warning: visiting the old man.
Warning: Chris and Vin discuss Calvera.
Trial 3: Calvera arrives; running him out of town.
Celebration: dancing and drinking.
Meeting the Oracle: Calvera fires back.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Fernardo talks with the kids.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Vin talks with the Mexican.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Chico with Petra.
Seizing the Sword: Chris comes back with the gun belts.
Developing Characters and Relationships: things you have…none…
Near Death Experience: Chico infiltrates Calvera's gang.
Near Death Experience: Lee has nightmares.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Fernardo talks with the kids again.
New Name / New Self / Transformed: it's my real name.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Harry asks about the diamonds.
Atonement with the Father: Calvera has to fight and win; they're starving; you have to leave.
Apotheosis: the odds are too high; we have to shorten them.
Ultimate Boon: Petra kisses Chico.
Magic Flight: Chris et al hunt Calvera, who seems to have disappeared.
Refusal: back in town, Calvera makes Chris et al put down their guns.
Needing Rescuing / Developing Characters and Relationships: Chris and Vin.
Needing Rescuing / Developing Characters and Relationships: Fernardo slaps the kid for insulting his father.
Disgust: you hate them because you're one of them.
Rescue from Without: nobody throws me my own gun and says run.
Crossing the Return Threshold: sneaking back into town.
Final Conflict: the gun battle.
Final Antagonism: the Mexicans fight back.
Master of Two Worlds: you came back for a town like this, why?Freedom to Live: the farmers farm; Chico stays behind with Petra.
by Kal Bashir