January 18th, following up on last session
, the party decided to give a second look at the artifacts they got from the cultists.
- Dr. Gretta Von Flue- Parapsychologist and occult enthusiast
- Allen Challenger- Antiquarian and dealer in forged artifacts
- Michael Hunt- 45 year old dilettante in search of diversions
- Artie Gumshoe- streetsmart private eye
- Dr. Warren Bedford- Professor of European History
- Rachel Hemingway- Journalist and Writer
Mike was brave and decided to try on the High Priest's garments. Upon putting on the Wooden Mask, his pupils grew and he fell down with a sort of seizure. He had a vision of Yog-Sogothoth which left him shaken with horrible knowledge. The only thing that saved his sanity was Dr. Von Flue's immediate ministrations. He was left with psychosomatic limb loss effecting his trigger fingers for the next couple months.
Besides that, they figured out that the copper bowl is used for a Send Dreams ritual, and the sceptre is a sort of magic-enhancing wand.
On the 19th the investigators took a couple taxicabs to Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn for Elias' funeral. All of New York's upper crust had turned out to see off the best-selling author.
Lietenant Poole met them and told them to keep a look out and perhaps go out of town for a while. Some nasty people are looking for them, perhaps in connection to something belonging to the cultists.
A blonde reporter asked Mike to meet later in a local Tea Room and he assented.
The party noticed some cultists spying on them. They shot up their car, making a big scene at the funeral, but the cultists got away.
Allen Challenger & Gretta tried intimidating Erica Carlyle but her bodyguard intervened.
Dr. Bedford tried shooting a gravedigger so he could reanimate Elias' corpse but ended up getting murdered by a cultist.
The party recouped and drove to the Tea Room to await the rendezvous with the blonde reporter. She ended up sweet-talking Mike and getting all the juicy gossip about the Elias murder.
On the 20th, the party found Mike and Gretta's photos on the front page of the New York Times. A rather embellished account of the party's misadventures was included. Now the cultists know who they are!
They visited Jonah Kensington, publisher of the late Jackson Elias. Jonah shared a note from Elias as well as some of his notes:
The party spend the rest of the day preparing for their voyage to Southampton tomorrow