Deadlands: No Man's Land
A relatively new campfire story of the Blackfoot, the Ska Olepi are said to stalk wooded areas hunting men. These creatures are said to be the spirits of white men who fell victim to the harsh plains winter. They still where their white man’s face but have been twisted into hideous creatures. Their mouth is said to stretch from side to side ending where their ears had once been, the lipless maws filled with rows of needle like teeth. Ska Olepi’s eyes have become lidless blackened orbs. The necks are elongated and their spine end in a whipping six foot tail. They have lost the ability to walk on two legs and lope about on all fours, the hands and feet ending in two towed claws. In between each tow extend a long talon so sharp, it is said, that it can cut a man in two. The white skin of the beast is the color of fresh snow and scaled like a snake.
Many recent disappearances of Blackfoot are being blamed on these creatures but no man has seen one or at least no one who has live to tell the tale. That is in the flesh, many have seen visions of the creatures. The Sikaka tribe has felt the presence of the Ska Olepi more than others and are certain the creatures are stalking the woods making off with there people. Some tribe members feel that these are just white settlers trying to scare them from their land, it wouldn’t be unknown for the whites to use such trickery. It is truly hard to tell what’s happening especially as there are no witnesses and no trace of the missing people.