Dance of Death (Scenario)

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Challenge, Issue 73

Pages: 4

Author(s): J. B. Hill

Artist(s): Uncredited

Setting: 1890s, 1920s, 1990s

Appears in: Challenge Magazine, #73.


A friend of the Investigators, June Kelly, a reporter who looks into strange events has gone missing.


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Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

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A friend of the Investigators, June Kelly, a reporter who looks into strange events has gone missing. She was investigating a report that someone who had committed suicide had risen from the dead a few days later. The deceased had been killed by a tarantula-like creature that serves Atlatch-Nacha, now wearing her body as a disguise the creature has infiltrated a nearby nunnery and has converted the building into a portal through which it plans to bring more of it's kind through.


Player Handouts: Notes of June Kelly (Summarized in scenario, but not provided as a handout, the keeper will have to make these.)

Locations: Falcon Hotel, Bibby House, House of the Sisters of Mercy

Creatures: Servant of Atlach-Nacha, Giant Tarantula

Tomes and Artifacts: Web Gate


  • A sequel scenario entitled "Memento Mori" appeared in the 74th issue of Challenge Magazine, a map of the interior of the Bibby House appears in that scenario.

Keeper Comments

Comments to Keepers about this scenario; Possibly how to run it successfully. Keep general DISCUSSION on the talk page.

  • The details of just where the scenario is set are kept vague to allow the Keeper to easily slot it into a campaign. The default time period is the 1990s though there is nothing stopping the scenario being modified to fit into an earlier time period.
  • As with any scenario involving a friend of the Investigators, the NPC should be introduced at an earlier point of the campaign to provide the Investigators with a strong motivation to follow up on the disappearance.
  • A follow up campaign could be created based on following up the origin of the box sent to the first person to die.