At its height Opium Wells had around thirty houses, a couple of stores and a church. The only building that seemed as though it was stll intact was the church. It had been white-framed, but wind and sand had stripped it to bare wood. The windows were gone, mostly boarded over. The bell tower was missing, ending in a jagged stump at about the level of the second floor. The church also had a faded fresco of the Blessed Saint Beubo among the lepers.
The companions encountered two starved travelers from West Texas, Jerry Park, and Gemma. Although they were fed and aided, the two snuck out at night to retrieve their weapons, and were subsequently killed by Ryan and J.B.. (Rider, Reaper)