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Cthulhu by Gaslight (3rd Edition)

Pages: 24

Author(s): Richard Watts

Artist(s): Adam Denton, David Grilla, John T. Snyder, Steff Worthington (maps), Dean Engelhardt (handouts)

Setting: 1890s

Appears in: Cthulhu by Gaslight, Third Edition

Summary

Answering the call of a recently bereaved widow, the investigators find themselves on the trail of a murderer.

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Investigators are hired by Lady Amanda Allingham after her husband, Sir William Allingham, was brutally murdered. She wants them to discover whether her house is haunted by the troubled ghost of her consort, and who killed him. The truth is that after Sir William ordered a standing stone, which was considered sacred by the Little People, to be overturned, they killed him and burned his body. Now the Wee Folk roam the house of the Allighams, planning to kidnap their eight-years-old daughter Ursula and sacrifice her and other children as an offering for Shub-Niggurath. To save the children, investigators must stop the summoning of a Dark Young or run for their lives.


References

Player Handouts:

  • Letter from the legal firm Shearer, Hartley and Whigg;
  • Newspaper clippings;
  • Extract from the book Cursed Families of Great Britain;
  • Extract from the book A History of Bargrove Parish;
  • Book extract About Faeries.

Locations: Bargrove, a fictional village in the Dartmoor area, Devon, UK.

Creatures: Dark Young, Little People.

Tomes and Artifacts: (none)

Comments

The following data is included for use in this scenario but may also be useful somewhere else:

  • Statistics for 10 angry villagers;
  • Statistics for 10 gypsies;
  • Complete description with statistics for 10 little people.

The author suggests Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles for inspiration.

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