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  • Meeting Jackson Elias

    Okay, so it was a _little_ more exciting than that... January 15th, 1925 Our daring heroes were contacted by [[:jonah-kensington | Jonah Kensington]], and hired to be the watchdogs over his prize author, [[:jackson-elias | Jackson Elias]]. They …

  • Horror at Ju-Ju House

    January 16th, 1925 After the excitement of the previous evening, our investigators began their research in earnest. A glance through the newspapers showed scant coverage of Elias's murder, but [[:77282 | Reid]] did note that [[:78810 | Erica Carlyle]] …

  • The Carlyle Affair

    Following last week's harrowing encounter at the [[JuJu House | JuJu House]], our brave PCs responded as all good investigators should: by burning it to the ground. Only a timely phone call to the New York Fire Department prevented the flames from …

  • Off to the Land Down Under

    After spending a few days studying their newly discovered texts, the team boarded a ship bound for Sydney, Australia. [[:78806 | Professor Cowles]] advised them that Arthur MacWhirr's original diary could be found in Cowles's home there, so he advised …

  • Facing the Slatterys

    After discussing how to handle their new knowledge about the fate of [[:84541 | Bill Buckley]], the heroes decided to go talk to the Slattery family, and at least get their side of the story. They arrived at the decrepit homestead about noon to find that …

  • Under the Australian Desert

    After plummeting into the dark mine shaft, the group shakes off their wounds and investigates their surroundings. The broken elevator has left them stranded, but part of the shaft wall had collapsed, revealing a long, strangely decorated corridor. They …

  • Against the Cult of the Sand Bat

    Leaving their good buddy [[:kakakatak | Kakakatak]] behind, the group takes a copy of his map and moves deeper into the [[City of the Great Race | lost City]]. They find their way to Huston's headquarters, now convinced that he is the mysterious " …

  • The Last Sane Man

    !http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/20990/EyeOfLightAndDarknessRight.jpg(Eye of light and darkness right)!

  • Home Page

    h1. Journey into the Darkness January, 1925: Jonah Kensington, owner and chief editor of Prospero House Publishing, has contacted you on behalf of his star author, the popular and well-traveled Jackson Elias. Elias claims to have found information …

  • Main Page

    * [[Character Creation]] * [[Tips and Recommendations]] * [[Rules]] * [[Character Sheet | Character Sheet]] * [[Handouts]] * [[Important Locations]] * [[Notable Organizations]] * [[Mythos Texts]] * [[Items of Power]] * [[New Gear Rules]] * [[ …

  • Character Creation

    All player characters will start as Novice Rank humans, as detailed in the Savage Worlds rules. See below for specific details on Realms of Cthulhu characters. Also, at the start of the campaign, player characters should not have extensive knowledge of …

  • Suggested Archetypes

    * Antiquarian/Archaeologist * Author * Clergy * Dilettante * Medical Doctor * Engineer/Scientist * Journalist * Lawyer * Retired soldier * Missionary * Pilot/Sailor * Private Investigator * Professor * Parapsychologist/Occultist

  • Derived Attributes

    h2. New Derived Attributes * *Sanity*: equal to 1/2 Spirit + 2 - Corruption * *Corruption*: starts at 0, increases by 1 for each rank the character has in Knowledge (Mythos). May be increased by other events... see Realms of Cthulhu for details.

  • Skills

    h2. Available Skills All Skills listed in the _Savage Worlds_ rule book are used. Note that Languages are treated as a [[Defining Interest]], not as a Knowledge Skill. h2. New Skills * *Knowledge (Psychology)* * *Knowledge (Mythos)* (May _not_ …

  • Edges

    h2. New Edges Details on these items can be found in _Realms of Cthulhu_. h3. Background Edges * Flexible Thinker ** Very Flexible Thinker * Jaded ** Very Jaded * Resilient * Savvy * Scrapper * Well Adjusted h3. Professional Edges * …

  • Hindrances

    h2. New Hindrances The following Hindrances can all be found in the _Realms of Cthulhu_ book. h3. Major * Dark Secret * Milquetoast h3. Minor * Glass Jaw * Low Class * Unusual Lineage/Looks h3. Major or Minor * Obligations

  • Tips and Recommendations

    h2. General Recommendations * _Masks of Nyarlathotep_ is a very, _very_ research intensive game. Be prepared to take notes! * Like most classic _Call of Cthulhu_ scenarios, you should also be prepared to handle lots of handouts. I'll make sure to …

  • Rules

    h1. Rule options * *Pulpy Damage*: Players may spend bennies to attempt to soak physical damage. * *Pulpy Sanity*: Players may spend bennies to attempt to rationalize mental damage. _While we are using the "Pulp" options for Sanity and Damage, we …

  • Character Sheet

    "Replaced image file with a link to save space.":http://realityblurs.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/roc_char_sheet.pdf

  • Handouts

    h1. Carlyle's Scribbles “Many names, many forms, but all the same and toward one end... Need Help... Too big, too ghastly. These dreams... dreams like Carlyle’s? Check that psychoanalyst’s files... All of them survived! They’ll open the gate. Why?... …

  • Important Locations

    * [[Prospero House Publishing]] * [[Chelsea Hotel]] * [[Emerson Imports]] * [[Carlyle Estate]] * [[Miskatonic University]] * [[JuJu House|Ju-Ju House]] * [[City of the Great Race | City of the Great Race]]

  • JuJu House

    * Innocent purveyor of fine African antiquities * The basement appears to hold a cultist gathering space

  • Notable Organizations

    [[The Carlyle Expedition]] h1. The Slattery Clan * [[:84543 | Vern Slattery]] * [[:84546 | Frank Slattery]] * [[:84548 | Jacko Slattery]]

  • Mythos Texts

    * [[Africa’s Dark Sects]] * [[Pnakotic Manuscripts]] * [[Selections de Livre D’ivon]] * [[People of the Monolith]] * [[Life as a God]] * [[Gods of Reality]]

  • Items of Power

    h1. Ju-Ju House Artifacts * *Feathered robe*: A long feathered shawl of shimmering color. Made from flamingo and kingfisher feathers, both birds native to Africa. * *Clawed leather gauntlets*: claws from a lion fixed to glove-like garments so that …

  • Chelsea Hotel

    "An actual, real-world location.":http://www.hotelchelsea.com/ No, really. OK, so it's not as run-down as I had described... * Location of the attack on Jackson Elias (Room 410) * Delivered many, _many_ clues to our heroes.

  • Africa’s Dark Sects

    Stamped property of the trustees of Harvard University. Published 1924, and details the beliefs and practices of many obscure African Tribes. Contains details on a debased African cult called the Cult of the Bloody Tongue. Discovered in the basement of …

  • Pnakotic Manuscripts

    Known only in five bound manuscripts held by major libraries in Europe and America, the author claims the writings to be of prehistoric or prehuman origin. * Author: Unknown * Language: English * Year: c. 15th century * Arcane Lore: –1

  • Selections de Livre D’ivon

    A bound, hand-written manuscript of which thirteen copies are known to exist. * Translator: Gaspard du Nord * Language: French * Year: c. 13th century * Arcane Lore: –1 * contains 2 rituals: ** _To speak with the Hunter_ ** _Calling the Frog of …

  • People of the Monolith

    A volume of poetry bound in dark red, 1200 copies were released shortly before the author was confined to a madhouse. * Author: Justin Geoffrey * Language: English * Year: 1926 * Arcane Lore: No spells.

  • Life as a God

    Handwritten diary, bound in human skin. * Author: Montgomery Crompton * Language: English * Year: 1805 * Arcane Lore: No spells.

  • New Gear Rules

    h1. Weapons h2. Boomerang Range: 4/8/16, Damage: Str + d4, RoF: 1, Weight: 1, Shots: 1 (see below) On a missed attack roll, the user may make a free Agility roll. On a success, the user has caught the boomerang on its return and may use it again …

  • The Carlyle Expedition

    !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/7285/CarlyleExpedition.jpg(Carlyle expedition)! h1. Known Members from top to bottom, left to right: * [[:79307 | Dr. Robert Huston]] * [[:79308 | Jack Brady]] * [[:79310 | Sir …

  • City of the Great Race

    The ruined remnants of a once-mighty empire stretches beneath the landmass now known as Australia. It was once the home of the "Great Race of Yith":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Race_of_Yith, and had been built over a much older city, populated by …

  • Lightning Gun

    *Range*: 30/60/120, *Damage*: 1-3d10, *RoF*: 3, *Weight*: 8, *Shots*: 48, *Min Str*: d6, *Notes*: Auto, 3RB. A 1 on the skill die, regardless of Wild Die, means the gun is burned out.

  • Gods of Reality

    A hand-written sheaf of some 600 pages, contained in a brown leather folio. The first page reveals its title and author, Dr. Robert Huston, of Chicago, IL, USA. bq). Madness is the mark of gods, the response to the whisper of ancient secrets, and the …

  • Time Trap

    * *Casting Modifier*: –6 * *Range*: Special * *Duration*: Special * *Trappings*: Special This ritual involves hours of uninterrupted meditation and a large quantity of human blood. To cast the spell, the caster must be able to visualize the target …

  • Send Dreams

    * *Ritual* * *Casting Modifier*: -0 * *Range*: 20 miles * *Duration*: 2 minutes (see below) * *Trappings*: Burning specific herbs and some drops of the caster's blood in a specially prepared bowl made of "the copper from above". This ritual …

  • Father Michael Maloney

    Known as Father Mike to his parishioners, Mike Maloney was an Irish Catholic priest in New York's Hell's Kitchen, a neighborhood full to brimming with full to brimming Irish tenements. Life is always tough in the slums of New York, and Mike's lost his …

  • Jackson Elias

    Jackson Elias is 38, of medium height and build, and dark-complexioned. He has a feisty, friendly air about him and, as an orphan in Stratford, Connecticut, he learned to make his own way early in life. He has no living relatives, and no permanent address …

  • Dr. Barry Fitzgerald

    A graduate of M.I.T. and a protege of Nikola Tesla; Dr. Fitzgerald was once known as a brilliant up and coming scientist. He studied mainly wave theory, and its applications to new technologies including radio and early research into broadcasting …

  • Edwin Reid, P.I.

    Edwin graduated high in his class at Columbia, with a focus in Forensics. Following that, he was recruited into a promising career with the Justice Department where he then worked bootlegging and organized crime cases for several years. During this time, …

  • William J. Carriage

    After attending Brown University William decided to move to the Big Apple and join the best and the brightest in the NYPD. For the first few years all we well and William lived the life he was looking for. However after a series of weird robberies and …

  • Charles Reid

    Edwin's younger brother Charlie (and his Next-of-Kin). He is a master's student at Miskatonic Univ, studying archeology and anthropology. To make money for school, he's also a bartender at a local speakeasy. Charles loves visiting the Big Apple to see his …

  • Emma Fitzgerald

    Wife of Dr. Barry Fitzgerald, mother of Henry and James. Currently living in New York City in a modest apartment near Greenwich village.

  • Professor Anthony Cowles

    * gave lecture attended by Jackson Elias * believes that there may be a link between the Cult of the Sand-Bat and legends of Cthulhu * maintains a residence in Sydney, Australia, and …

  • Roger Carlyle

    Wealthy playboy and leader of the ill-fated [[The Carlyle Expedition | Carlyle Expedition]]. Responsible for nearly bankrupting the family estate, the expedition seemed like another of Carlyle's follies, but not one that should have ended as it did. …

  • Dr. Robert Huston

    Was a member of the doomed [[The Carlyle Expedition | Carlyle Expedition]], but has recently been discovered alive and well in the lost City of the Great Race. Was quite cagey about how he survived, but suspicious PC's soon put him down like a mad dog. …

  • Dr. David Dodge

    As an associate of Professor Cowles, he minds the old man's home while the Professor teaches in America. An earnest and friendly man, he seems as eager to learn as he is to teach.

  • Kakakatak

    Kakakatak was brought forward in time by [[:79307 | Huston]], in the latter's attempt to find out more about the [[City of the Great Race | City of the Great Race]]. However, Kakakatak provided little information, but was also unable to escape due to the …

  • Jeremy Grogan

    One of the members of "John Carver's" failed expedition to find gold in the Australian outback. When the men in the expedition threatened to leave, Carver summoned a Flying Polyp to kill them and destroy the camp. Grogan escaped into the desert, but was …

  • Johnstone Kenyatta

    Member of the Kikuyu Central Association (KCA), and a link to [[:old-bundari | Old Bundari]]. Based on the real world "Jomo Kenyatta":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jomo_Kenyatta.