Eldritch Horror: Eldritch diaries final chapters (3/7/2015)

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Three gates are open worldwide.

Mark Harrigan, Diane Stanley, and Silas Marsh are struggling with their challenges.  There is still time to solve mysteries, keeping the Ancient One from awakening.  This story kicked off on March 7, 2015.

Chapter 5

Diane Stanley, in space (4), with 7 health, 4 sanity.
Chooses to stay in the space to face the Wind-Walker.

Silas Marsh, in space (19), with 6 health, 2 sanity.
Recovers to 7 health, 3 sanity.  Did not recover from madness.

Mark Harrigan, in space (21), with 7 health, 2 sanity.
Recovers to 8 health, 3 sanity.

Stanley vs. Wind-Walker
Loses 1 health and sanity facing the Wind-Walker.  Diane has 6 health, 3 sanity.
Passes will test.  (Her personal trait had lowered Wind-Walker horror value to 1)
Casts Wither spell, passing lore test.
She defeats the Wind-Walker.

Diane encounters in the wilderness a newly discovered path.  She moves to city space (1).  Silas, in the wilderness, spies on Mi-go digging up a meteor.  He notices stones used as their power source. He gains the clue and 1 additional.  Mark, in the wilderness,  is surrounded by an eerie mist.  In the court of Azathoth, he gains the clue and returns to Earth with his mind intact.  The Eldritch token is removed from the Omen track.

Mythos: Treacherous Magic (Event)
Advance Omen: Omen track to comet.  Doom track to 8.

Resolving Reckoning Effects
Monsters: None.
AO: None.
Ongoing Mythos: None.
Investigator possessions: None.
Investigator conditions: Silas overcomes his hallucinations but loses all his clues.   Harrigan shakes off his paranoia.

Spawn gate: A 4th gate spawns in Tokyo with a cultist.

Event: Investigators may discard any number of spells at the cost of sanity.  None choose.

Chapter 6

Silas Marsh, in space (19), with 7 health and 3 sanity.
Travels to San Francisco via space (1) and sea/component action.

Mark Harrigan, in space (21), with 8 health, 3 sanity.
Travels to space (20), spending an sea ticket.
Rests to full health.

Diane Stanley, in space (1), with 6 health, 3 sanity.
Prepares a sea ticket.
Travels to Tokyo via wilderness (19).

Marsh vs. Ghoul
Passes will test.
Defeats the Ghoul with aid of the fishing net.

With no clues, Marsh decides to investigate San Francisco.  Silas in invited to the Hearst Castle and surrounded by the best and brightest.  He is DELAYED and improves strength +1.  While Mark browses a shop it is robbed.  He fends off the thieves.  The store owner is grateful and Mark comes away with an ally, Vatican Missionary.   A .45 auto takes its place in reserves.

Stanley vs. the CultistDiane defeats the cultist losing 1 health and 1 sanity.  She has 5 health and 2 sanity.

Diane explores the Other World, Lost Carcosa.  She grows frustrated walking empty streets, abut able to hear voices and laughter.   The words sound familiar and she recalls their significance.   The gate is closed.

Mythos: A Dark Power
Advance Omen: Omen track to constellation.  Doom track to 6.

Resolving Reckoning Effects
Monsters: None.
AO: None.
Ongoing Mythos: None.
Investigator possessions: None.
Investigator conditions: None.

Spawn gate: A gate spawns in Buenos Aires with a cultist.

Event: Monsters recover all health.

Chapter 7

Mark Harrigan, in space (20), with 8 health, 4 sanity.
Travels to Shanghai.
Goes into debt to purchase a .45 auto.  A puzzle box takes its place in reserves.

Diane Stanley, in Tokyo, with 5 health, 2 sanity.
Prepares a sea ticket.
Travels to San Francisco via sea space (2).

Silas Marsh, DELAYED in San Francisco, with 7 health and 3 sanity.
Is no longer delayed.

Mark breaks into a warehouse filled with ancient wonders.  He improves lore +1 and remains silent avoiding being caught.  Diane explores the Other World, Great Hall of Celaeno.  Approaching the library, she draws the necessary symbol to enter.  She lacks confidence, spends all her clues and is held captive and avoids being delayed because of her pocket watch.  Silas explores the Other World, Yuggoth.   He finds a room with strange metal cylinders filled with living brains.  They agree to help him by describing how to use mi-go’s machinery.  He sees horrid vistas and loses 1 sanity.  Silas has 7 health and 2 sanity.

Mythos: Driven to Bankruptcy (Ongoing)
Advance Omen: Omen track to eclipse.  Doom track to 2.
Spawn monsters: Zombie and Colour out of Space appear at the gate in Rome.
Spawn clues: City space (14) and the Amazon.

All assets from the reserve are discarded.

Chapter 8

Diane Stanley, in San Francisco, with 5 health, 2 sanity.
Rests to 6 health, 3 sanity.
Prepares a sea ticket.

Silas Marsh, in San Francisco, with 7 health and 2 sanity.
Rests with 8 health, 3 sanity.
Prepares a sea ticket.

Mark Harrigan, in Shanghai, with 8 health, 4 sanity.
He successfully negotiates his debt.
Travels to the Himalayas.

Diane speaks to a military prisoner on Alcatraz Island.  He tells her his story about encountering a horrific creature.  The story puts her in a hysterical fit.  The guards arrest her.  She is DETAINED.  Silas visits the City of the Great Race.  He becomes horrified to see himself as an alien.   However, his will steels and he tries to recall knowledge to build a device to return to his original body.  The machinery breaks and he loses 2 health.  Silas has 6 health and 3 sanity.  Mark explores the Himalayas.  The gnoph-key summons a terrible blizzard.  Surviving the storm, he finds a statue of a three-headed in a cave surrounded by odd-relics.  He recognizes the statue as Rhan-Tegoth.   Mark gains a T’tka Halot tome.  The expedition moves to the Heart of Africa.

Mythos: Perplexing Stars
Advance Omen: Omen track to constellation.  Doom track to 0.

Resolving Reckoning Effects
Monsters: A zombie hoard appears in Rome.
AO: None.
Ongoing Mythos: Shops re-open.  To reserve are: double-barreled xhotgun, carbine rifle, fine clothes, sanctuary
Investigator possessions: None.
Investigator conditions: None.

Event: Omen track reverses to meteor.

Ancient One Awakens
The investigators lose the game.

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