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Morgan Earp's Billiards Cue
MorganEarp
"I don't suppose I'm getting my pool table after this, am I?"

Pete Lattimer

Origin

Death of Morgan Earp

Type

Billiards Cue

Effects

Causes gunshot damage.

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Aiming and shoving.

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Alcatraz-3563

Aisle

Ness-1252

Shelf

38298-2348-292

Date of Collection

October 24 2016

[Source]


Origin Edit

Morgan Earp (1851-1882) was an American Deputy U.S. Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. Alongside his brothers Virgil and Wyatt, who were also lawmen, Morgan received many death threats from local members of the Cowboys gang, as the brothers often interfered in their illegal activities.

The tension came to a peak during a 30 second shoot out known as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881, where the Earps and temporary lawman Doc Holiday engaged with the Cowboys. The fight ultimately ended in the deaths of three of the Cowboy members, brothers Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton.

To retaliate for these deaths, the Cowboys ambushed and maimed Virgil Earp two months later. The following March, Morgan was shot and killed in a bar while playing billiards, prompting Wyatt Earp to set out on the Earp Vendetta Ride that ultimately resulted in the deaths of four more Cowboy members and Wyatt's arrest.

Effects Edit

Though Morgan's death was blamed on the Cowboys, in actuality his death was an accidental shooting, due entirely to his cue balls. Comprised of the recently invented celluloid, which is incredibly flammable, one of Morgan's shots ended up causing a small explosion as two balls violently contacted. Fearful of another shoot out and assuming the sound had been gun fire, some patrons fired their own guns blindly. A stray bullet ended up hitting a crouching Morgan in the left side, shattering his spine and puncturing his liver before exiting.

Infused with the chaos of Morgan's death and perhaps even the ultimate repercussions of it, the billiards cue creates gun shot damage whenever aimed and shoved at a particular target. Though no actual bullets are involved, the cue's damage is accompanied by the sound of a gun firing.

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