The following is a blow by blow session report for Arkham league Scenario 8.
Ancient Ones: Glaaki and Shudde M'ell
Investigators: Jenny Barnes, Jack Diamond and Michael McGlenn
Scenario Specific: Calvin Wright Ally
The night was cold and a mist was rolling in, Jenny Barnes stood at the Train station with Calvin Wright, whom she had just met , she shivered in her short chiffon dress realising she was definitely under dressed for such a cold night, but with the promise of a good time ahead she put it out of her mind.
Jack Diamond sipped a coffee at the Police station, sitting on a stool near the the pot belly stove, he glanced at his desk and sighed with exasperation at the amount of paperwork that had piled up. He knew he would have to get stuck into it and with a little luck he could stay in tonight and make some headway little did he know what lay ahead.
The music was loud , the food was good and everyone was having a good time, Ma had outdone herself with this one. One of the oldest residents had turned 80 and Ma was having a good ol shindig, if the truth be known Ma was really after a tipple or two of the good old Moonshine that Michael McGlenn managed to bring in.
However for Michael, Jenny and Joe things were about to change. A cold, unearthly wind twisted and broiled it’s way through the town , a clap of thunder rattled the houses and the earth shook with terror, and with a screech like that of a wounded banshee a Shoggoth appeared out of a gate at the Witch house.
The noise brought Joe Diamond to his feet and he rushed to the door, damn he thought I suppose I had better go and take a look. Jenny and Michael for some unknown reason had a strong urge to also investigate. A game was afoot...
Joe made his way towards the Witch house but decided to check out the Black cave before going on. Jenny was side tracked by the Curiositie Shoppe and Michael moved from the warm party atmosphere inside Ma’s boarding house into street.
Another clap of thunder this time followed by flash of light above the graveyard another gate had opened. However the Hunting Horror was drawn back through the gate but not before increasing the terror in Arkham. Joe rushed to the Graveyard and stepped into a gate to the City of the great race and was immediately dealt a blow to his insanity. Michael moved to the Library, not that he was an avid reader but he instinctively knew there was a clue there, he was right and picked up a spell. Meanwhile Jenny was so caught up with her shopping she decided to browse a little longer.
What was happening? Another thunder clap above the Witch house three monsters surged from the gates a Mummy, a Cultist and a Goat spawn. also a Ghost and a Zombie appeared in the Northside streets. The thunder clap caused Velma’s diner to have severe structural damage and it became off limits. Jenny finished with her shopping looked out of the window and saw the 2 undead in the streets armed with her bravado and a strong desire to impress Calvin she took them both on and kicked butt. Michael moved to the Unvisited isle and met up with an old friend John Legrasse and they joined forces. Joe managed to sneak past an Elder thing while looking for a way back to Arkham.
Another surge of monsters occurred at the Graveyardand the Administration building collapsed following the tremor. A rumour ‘The great ritual ‘started from out of nowhere but it had the potential to do a lot of damage. In the space of a few short hours the peace and quiet of Arkham had been shattered.
Michael left the Unvisted isle and snuck past a Formless spawn , but took on and defeated the Goat spawn. Jenny spying Michael in the street moved to meet him but was driven insane by the Formless spawn. Joe arrived back in Arkham and closed and seal the gate at the Graveyard.
A curfew was enforced when another gate opened at the Unvisted isle and an Elder thing was loosed on the isle. The Mummy and Cultist moved to attack Michael in the Riverside streets he was in for a tough time. Joe seeing his dilemma moved in and defeated the Cultist he them evaded the Formless spawn and the Mummy.. Michael evaded the Mummy and took on the Formless spawn and defeated it. However Joe was carted of to jail because he had no excuse for being out after curfew. All this was occurring while Jenny, with Calvin Wright by her side, had paid for a sanity shot and was rallying in Arkham Asylum, ready to get out and kick butt again.
However the Ancient ones were already unleashing more monsters and another surge occurred through the Witch house. The Newspaper building collapsed. A screaming Wraith flew towards Michael but Jenny bolstered by the drugs left the Asylum with Calvin in tow and headed straight to Michael. She wiped out the Mummy and the Wraith leaving the streets clear. Joe talked his way out of Jail and was back at the desk looking of some papers knowing that he would soon have to get back out into the streets. Michael decided he had to take a risk and attack the Elder thing and Gug guarding the gate at the Unvisited isle. Luck was on his side and he suffered only a small amount of damage to his sanity. He stepped through the gate to the Plateau of leng.
Enraged by the defeat of their loyal monsters the Ancient ones unleashed another surge through the Unvisited isle gate and crumbled the River docks. Jenny shot off to the Library to get some clues and while she had to stay longer than intended she managed to get a silver key. Joe Diamond leaving the comfort of the police station went back to the Back cave to also pick up some more clues however he got lost in a maze and began to tire when trying to find his way out. Michael, meanwhile rested and gained back some stamina. He knew he had some work to do when he returned to Arkham.
The Ancient ones spewed forth their wrath again and a gate opened at the Black cave sucking Joe Diamond through, into the Abyss, however he gained some stamina. Jenny had remained at the Library and knocked back an arm wrestling match. Michael returned to Arkham and closed and sealed the gate.
The Ancient ones tried to open another gate but the area was sealed. Jenny and Calvin again came to Michael's assistance and slaughtered the Hound of Tindalos, The Night Gaunt and the Ghoul but she stumbled across an ancient wall which sent her screaming to the street. Micheal headed off to the General store where he grabbed a motorcycle. Unfortunately Joe became lost in time & space.
Another gate opened at Independence Square and Jenny headed off to confront the Ghost, unfortunately it was more terrifying than anticipated and she ended up in the Asylum again. Michael moved to the witch house and entered Yuggoth where a monster took over his body and he was trapped for a time.
The Ancient ones turned their attention to nearby Dunwich and a gate opened at Wizard’s Hill with a Dark young protecting it. Jenny again paid for treatment at the Asylum and Joe who had returned from being lost in time and space and visited Hibb's road house to have a drink to recover however he drank a little to much and ended back on the street with all his money stolen. Michael still in Yuggoth had managed to expel the monster from his body and was lucky enough to have time and space bend around him in the process and he was returned to Arkham.
The Ancient ones failed to open another gate and a huge storm swept Arkham clearing the monsters out of the outskirts and sky. Michael evaded the Dark young and closed the gate to Yuggoth but couldn’t seal it.
Jenny headed out with Calvin and this time defeated the Ghost, she entered the gate to Another time She pushed herself to the limit and nearly went unconscious but held on just enough. Meanwhile Joes spate of bad luck dogged him further while visiting the Unnamable he slipped and sustained an injury - he was ‘jinxed‘.
The Ancient ones failed to open a gate yet again, was this a short breathing space for the investigators. Michael snuck past the Dark young, Joe defeated the Tcho-tcho and Jenny managed to ease an idol out from under the tentacle of a sleeping psuedopod and gain $3.
Another gate opened at the Witch House but instead of heading off to close it Joe and Michael decided to visit South Church and visit father Dominic for some blessing. While Michael accepted his blessing Joe decided that Jenny needed the blessing more than he. Jenny made her way back to Arkham and in a strange twist of fate she managed to closed the gate thanks to the blessing.
The Ancient ones roared in their slumber and unleashed the full force upon Arkham and another gate opened at Silver Twilight lodge. The impact of such an opening roused Glaaki from slumber and the battle began
The battle was fought in earnest by the three investigators. The blessing from Father Dominic lasted only 1 round for Michael and a further 2 for Jenny, but it was enough for them to do some serious damage to Glaaki . The Golden sword of Y’ha-Talla welded in the hands of the investigators was a serious magical weapon that Glaaki could not resist and it took it’s toll. Eventually Glaaki succumbed to the combined forces of the investigators and was defeated - Arkham survived.
2 gates sealed
Terror level 7
4 rubble markers closing Newspaper, Administration building, Vera’s Diner and River Docks
Michael McGlenn 4 monster trophies, 1 gate trophy, 9 toughness
Joe Diamond 1 monster trophy, 1 toughness
Jenny Barnes 8 Monster trophies, 1 gate trophy 14 toughness
- Last edited Mon Jun 8, 2009 9:43 am (Total Number of Edits: 3)
- Posted Mon Jun 8, 2009 8:00 am
Interesting session report, but what about the Servants of Glaaki? You said the Terror Level ended at 7 so at the very least all of them should have come out during the Final Battle.
That they did. But I figured the session was long enough already. I put the session report together in story fashion so there are bits and pieces omitted.