The Watcher in the Valley

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Tales of the Miskatonic Valley

Pages: 25

Author(s): Kevin Ross

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: Tales of the Miskatonic Valley

Summary

In which certain Indian legends telling of a battle fought and won against eldritch forces prove to be presumptuous.







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The Watcher in the Valley allows the investigators to work with an archaeological dig team excavating old Indian sites upriver, just southwest of Dunwich. Discoveries found in an Indian settlement, and within an old mound located in the center of a marsh, reveal the existence of a hitherto unknown tribe. Evidence indicates they were slaughtered and wiped out centuries ago, not by the encroaching white men — by an alliance of other local Indian tribes.


References

Player Handouts:

  • Passage from Studies of the Indians of the Misikatonic Valley
  • Qulskamohan's Version of the Legend of the Mound

Locations: Vicinity of Dunwich and Dean's Corners

Creatures: Skeleton, Star Vampire, Lloigor

Tomes and Artifacts:

Comments

"This scenario is dedicated to screenwriter Nigel Kneale, whose film Five Million Years to Earth scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid — and forever made me a horror/sf fan." — Kevin Ross

Keeper Comments

The scenario occurs during the late summer or early fall. The keeper may change the season if he wishes but keep in mind that around the beginning of early November the ground freezes, making digging nearly impossible.