Cyrus, the leader of the Riffs gang, overlooks the baggage train stuck in the mud. The high ranking gang members accompanying him, in an effort to impress him, throw down their expensive purple clothing and proceed to show off. According to most sources, the privileged gang members made a lot of noise and looked busy, while the wagons were finally pushed along by lowly peasants and footsoldiers. The former were later showered in gold, while the latter died by diseases caused by appalling sanitary conditions. Get used to it.