Wasted Youth

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New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley

Pages: 18

Author(s): Christopher Smith Adair

Artist(s): Jason C. Eckhardt, Tom Lynch (maps)

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley

Summary

Investigators look into Arkham's growing juvenile delinquency.

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Synopsis

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A boy named Elijah Corey takes home a tarry black substance, without knowing it contains the spirit of the hyperborian arch-priest of the Tsathoggua cult, Ouriv Zalothos, who transferred his essence to the viscous substance millennia ago. Now, transferring his conscience to Elijah's brain, Zalothos plans to complete the process that will reborn him. For that, Zalothos will need to perform a number of child sacrifices, and he forces Elijah to lace his friend's food with bits of the black ooze so he can control them. However, the initial plan fails when the infected kids start behaving wildly, causing havoc in Arkham. Zalothos second attempt will target a group of boy scouts, and a camping trip to the city's outskirts is the perfect opportunity.


References

Player Handouts:

  • Recent articles from Arkham Advertizer;
  • Excerpts from the diary of Sarah Reid.

Locations: Arkham and its outskirts.

Creatures: Hyperborean Nightmare, Hybrid Spawn.

Tomes and Artifacts: (none)

Comments

The scenario contains a new spell:

  • Swell Mind makes the victim's brain to swell, causing damage and, if not stopped, even death.

The scenario also contains and interesting method for tracking a person or group through while time-sensitive events are taking place. Keepers may find it useful elsewhere.

Keeper Comments