Eldritch Horror: Eldritch diaries, a complete story (5/14/2016)

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Charlie Kane,
plots his next political move by sending his best agent, Leo Anderson, out to save the world.  It will take his political strings and Leo’s bravery to stop the Ancient One.   Cashing all of his clout, Kane will have to venture out of his safe haven of San Francisco.  This session concluded on May 14, 2016.



The Ancient One
Cthulhu
Mystery: R’leh Risen.  Mystery counter to sea space (3).
Doom track at 12.
Omen track on comet.

The investigators
Charlie Kane, the politician, with a Personal Assistant
Leo Anderson, the expedition leader, with Hired Muscle

The beginning
A gate has spawned in Tokyo with Colour Out of Space.
The Colour Out of Space moves to Tunguska.
The Expedition token is on Tunguska.
Reserve assets: Vatican Missionary, .38 revolver, Kerosene, .45 Automatic
Clue in West Africa (10).

The diary is written from the perspective of the investigator and does not follow phase-to-phase rules as written.

Mistakes and omissions will happen.

Chapter 1

Charlie Kane, in San Francisco, with 4 health, 8 sanity.
Prepares a ship ticket.  Will spend it.
Moves to Atlantic Ocean (8) via Panama (7).
Sea Encounter:  The ship  becomes lost in a dense fog bank.  He winds up in West Africa, and loses 1 Sanity.

Leo Anderson, in Buenos Aires, with 6 health, 6 sanity.
Prepares a ship ticket.  Will spend it.
Moves to West Africa (10) via Atlantic Ocean (8).
Clue Encounter:  Uncovers an ancient stone statue of Cthulhu carved from an unknown green stone.  Passes a Will test and take the Clue.

Mythos: Ancient Guardians
Omen moves to constellation.  Doom track to 11.
Reckoning effects: Nothing.
Gate spawns at Buenos Aires with a Dark Young.
Event: Cultist and Serpent People rise at Tunguska.  Serpent People moves to The Amazon.

Chapter 2

Leo Anderson becomes Lead Investigator.
Leo Anderson, in West Africa , with 6 health, 6 sanity, 1 clue.
Moves to South Africa and prepares a ship ticket.
City Encounter: Leo wanders an antique bookstore.  Fails a Lore check, and the books organizational system is impossible to decipher.

Charlie Kane, in West Africa, with 4 health, 7 sanity.
Moves to South Africa.
Acquires Assets with 3 successes.  Takes the .45 Automatic and a .38 Revolver.  The .38 goes to Leo.
Pocket Watch and Fishing Net goes into the Reserve.
City Encounter: Passing an Observation check, sneaks out stolen goods from a shop.  Takes the Pocket Watch.
Lodge Researcher goes into Reserve.

Mythos: Silver Twilight Aid
Omen moves to Eclipse.  Doom Track keeps to 11.
Reckoning  Cthulhu: No effect.
Reckoning Dark Young: No effect.
Reckoning  Serpent People: No effect.
Reckoning Cultist: No effect.
Gate spawns at London with a Lloigor.
Event: Each investigator choose to take a clue.

Chapter 3

Charlie Kane becomes Lead Investigator
Charlie Kane, in West Africa, with 4 health, 7 sanity, 1 clue.
Acquires Assets with 5 successes.
Gives Kerosene to Leo.  Acquires Vatican Missionary for himself.
Gives Lodge Researcher to Leo.
Prepares a ship ticket.
Whiskey, Arcane Scholar, and Arcane Tome to Reserve.
City encounter: The Syndicate is engaged in a gang war.  Charlie uses his political clout to assist.  Passing Influence, gains and discards Delivery Service.

Leo Anderson, in West Africa , with 6 health, 6 sanity, 2 clues, 1 ship ticket.
Ill-prepared to take on the Dark Young, he travels to Rome via West Africa (10).
Preps a train ticket.
Rome encounter: Leo is invigorated by a visit to a magnificent cathedral.  Improves Will +1.  A terrible mosaic in the basement almost debilitates him by its sheer vision.  Passes a Will test and shrugs it off.

Mythos: Mysterious Lights
Clue spawns in Siberia (19).
A rumor spawns in the Arctic circle (13).
Ongoing: Gates cannot be closed.

Chapter 4

Charlie Kane, in South Africa with 4 health, 7 sanity, 1 clue, 1 ship ticket.
Preps a ship ticket.
Travels to Syndey via (18).
Sydney encounter: Charlie speaks to the Theosophical Society.  With a clue, he improves his Strength +1.

Leo Anderson, in Rome , with 6 health, 6 sanity, 2 clues, 1 train ticket.
Preps and will spend a ship ticket.  Travels to the Arctic via London.
Rumor encounter: Flies over the arctic ice and catches sight of an unoccupied mi-go outpost.  Passes an Observation check and turns off the bizarre devices.  Spends a clue and solves the Rumor.

Mythos: Web Between Worlds
Clue to the Arctic (13).
Spinner of Webs to Greenland (9).
3 Eldritch tokens on the Rumor card.

Chapter 5

Leo, in the Arctic (13), with 6 health, 6 sanity, 1 clue, 1 train ticket.
Clue encounter: Looking across the water, Leo sees visions of an ancient island city of horrible creatures.  He learns about R’lyeh and gains  and additional clue.

Charlie, in Australia, with 4 health, 7 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
Travels to Tokyo, via Indonesia (20).
Rests to 8 sanity.
Gate encounter: The future, Charlie sees a greenish moon lighting a familiar city.  He hears screams and overcomes fear (Will check).

He finds a large metal and glass machine and tries to learn how to operate it.  He fails his lore test and is electrocuted.  He loses 2 health.

Mythos: Haunting Nightmare
Advance Omen to constellation.
Doom track advances to 8.
Reckoning Cthulhu: Eldritch token appears with Leo at the Arctic (13).
Reckoning Dark Young: No effect.
Reckoning Serpent People: No effect.
Reckoning Lloigor: No effect.
Reckoning War Between Worlds: Investigators choose not to spend a clue.  Two Eldritch tokens remaining.
Gate Spawns at Shanghai.  A Warlock appears.
Event: Charlie loses 2 Sanity and suffers Madness: Amnesia.   Leo spends a clue.

Chapter 6

Charlie Kane, in Tokyo, with 2 health, 6 sanity, with Amnesia.
Rests and is at 3 health and 7 sanity.  Does not shake off his madness.
Fails to negotiate with Tokyo merchants, goes into Debt to acquire an Arcane Scholar and a Fishing Net.  The net goes to Leo.
A Silver Twilight Ritual and a Double-barreled shotgun goes into Reserve.
Gate encounter: The Dreamlands – in a cavern of flame, bearded priests warn it is too dangerous to continue.  With help of his Vatican Missionary, he passes a Will test.  Gaining access to the Dreamlands, he fights moonbeasts on a black galley to the moon.  He passes a Strength test!  The gate is closed!

Leo Anderson, in the Arctic (13), with 6 health and 6 sanity, 2 clues, 1 train ticket.
Travels to London.
Component action: Wins an ally, a Private Investigator.
Monster encounter with Lloigor.
Horror check, loses 1 sanity.
With Kerosene, inflicts 2 damage.  The Lloigor has 2 toughness remaining.

Mythos: Tide of Despair
Omen track advances to comet.  Doom track stays at 8.
Reckoning in order of (Monsters, AO, Mythos Cards, Possessions and Conditions)
Reckoning Lloigor: Leo to 5 health and 4 sanity.Reckoning Dark Young: Doom track advances to 7.
Reckoning Serpent People: Leo moves to Arkham.
Reckoning Warlock: No effect.
Reckoning Cultist: No effect.
Reckoning AO: No effect.
Reckoning Web Between Worlds: One Eldritch card is removed, one remaining.
Reckoning Charlie’s debt: Evades police.
Reckoning Charlie’s Amnesia: Passes Will test.
Event: Each investigator loses 2 health and 2 sanity.

Chapter 7

Charlie, in Tokyo, with 1 health and 5 sanity, with amnesia.
Rests to 2 health and 6 sanity.    Does not shake off his madness.
Travels to Siberia (19).
Clue encounter: In a remote area, he discovers an ancient ritual.  A Cultist Monster ambushes!
Charlie loses 1 sanity.  He cannot defeat it and gains a Cursed Condition.

Leo, in Arkham, with 3 health, 2 sanity, 2 clues, and 1 train ticket.
Leo rests, gaining 1 health and sanity – 4 health and 3 sanity total.
Travels back to London.
Monster encounter with Lloigor (toughness 2)
Horror test: Loses 1 sanity – 2 sanity total.
Strength test: Lloigor toughness to 1.

Mythos: Eyes Everywhere
Omen track moves to constellation.  Doom track to 5.
Reckoning in order of (Monsters, AO, Mythos Cards, Possessions and Conditions)
Reckoning Lloigor: Leo to 3 health and 1 sanity.
Reckoning Dark Young: No effect.
Reckoning Serpent People: Leo moves  back to Arkham.
Reckoning Warlock: No effect.
Reckoning Cultist: No effect.
Reckoning AO: No effect.
Reckoning Web Between Worlds: Leo spends a clue to prevent end of world.
Reckoning Charlie’s debt: Evades police.
Reckoning Charlie’s Amnesia: Fails Will test.  Gains Dark Pact condition and discards Amnesia.
Reckoning Charlie’s Curse: Fails to overcome.
A gate spawns at Istanbul with a Cultist.
Event: Charlie loses 2 health and sanity .  He is defeated.  Doom advances to 4.   A monster ambushes Leo!  It is a Vampire.  He manages to evade loss of sanity and health.

Lola Hayes, actress, joins.
She starts with 5 health, 7 sanity, and a .18 Derringer in Tokyo.
She chooses to improve, Observation +1.

Chapter 8

Leo, in Arkham, with 3 health and 1 sanity, 1 clue, 1 train ticket.
Rests, gaining 1 health and sanity.  At 4 health and 2 sanity.
Travels back to London.
Monster encounter with Lloigor (toughness 1)
Horror test: Loses 0 sanity.
Strength test: He loses 1 health, as a benefit of the Fishing Net.

Lola, in Tokyo, with 5 health and 7 sanity.
Attempts to acquire assets: Gains Whiskey.  Sanctuary moves into the reserve.
Preps a ship ticket.

Defeated investigator encounter: Lola takes Charlie Kane’s possessions and convinces the nurse to speak with Charlie.  After a long talk, the doom counter retreats to 5.

Mythos: Legitimate Banking
Omen track to eclipse.  Doom advances to 4.
Monster surge: A Mummy appears in Shanghai and moves to the Pyramids.
A clue appears in northern Canada (4).
Event: Leo gets a Debt condition.

Chapter 9

Leo, in London, with 3 health and 2 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
Passes Influence test to discard his debt.
Rests and gains health and sanity.  At 4 health and 3 sanity.
Monster encounter with Lloigor (toughness 1)
Horror test: Loses 0 sanity.
Strength test: He loses 1 health, as a benefit of the Fishing Net.

Lola, in Tokyo, with 5 health and 7 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
Travels to Sydney via Indonesia.
Preps a ship ticket.
Sydney encounter: A tunnel collapse traps several train passengers.  Lola climbs through the rubble and passes a Will test and improves 1 strength.

Mythos: From Bad to Worse
Omen moves to constellation.  Doom track to 2.
Reckoning in order of (Monsters, AO, Mythos Cards, Possessions and Conditions)
Reckoning Lloigor: Leo to 1 health and 1 sanity.
Reckoning Dark Young: No effect.
Reckoning Serpent People: No effect.
Reckoning Warlock: Lola is Cursed.
Reckoning Cultist: No effect.
Reckoning AO: No effect.
Reckoning Web Between Worlds: Leo spends his last clue.
Gate spawns at San Francisco with Goat Spawn.
Event: No effect.

Chapter 10

Lola, in Sydney, with 5 health and 7 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
She acquires Debt for Sanctuary to discard her Curse.
A Lucky Rabbit’s Foot goes into the Reserve.
Travels to sea space (3).
R’lyeh Risen encounter: Flying creatures descend on her.  Passes a Strength test and hides in a small cavern listening to terrible alien shrieks.  Passing a Will test, an Eldritch token goes on the mystery card.

Leo, in London, with 1 health and1 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
Tries to acquires more assets: Acquires a Lucky Rabbit’s Foot.
Witch Doctor takes its place in Reserve.
Rests and now is 2 health and 2 sanity.
Monster encounter with Lloigor (toughness 1)
Horror test: Loses 1 sanity – 1 total.
Strength test: Defeats the Monster!
Lodge Researcher, helps Leo regain 1 sanity – 2 total and 1 clue.
Gate encounter: The Past.  Standing in front of antique scientific equipment, he reads the notes and passes a Lore test.  The gate is closed and Leo chooses to be Delayed to gain a spell of De Vermis Mysteriis.

Mythos: A Dark Power.
Omen advances to comet.  Doom advances to 0.  The Ancient One awakens!
Reckoning in order of (Monsters, AO, Mythos Cards, Possessions and Conditions)
Reckoning Dark Young: No effect.
Reckoning Serpent People: Pulls Leo to Arkham.
Reckoning Warlock: No effect.
Reckoning Cultist: No effect.
Reckoning AO: Eldritch token appears in sea space (3).
Reckoning Web Between Worlds: Leo spends his only clue.
Event: No effect.

The first Mystery is resolved and subsituted with Watching the Stars.  Cthylla Epic Monster appears in space 12.

Chapter 11

Leo in Arkham, with 2 health, 2 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
Rests and is at 3 health, 3 sanity.
Travels to Greenland wilderness (9).
Monster encounter: Spinner of Webs.
Fails Will: Loses 1 sanity.  Combat over.

Lola Hayes, in sea zone (3), with 5 health and 7 sanity, 1 ship ticket.
Travels to sea zone (12).
Monster encounter: Cthylla.
Spending Whiskey, she loses 1 sanity – 6 sanity remaining.
Strength test: She loses 1 health – 4 remaining.

The investigators concede the end of the world.

Rule clarifications experienced while playing

 

If you do not defeat a monster in a prior turn, what happens?
You start over as if the monster had no memory of your prior encounter.   Then next monster encounter, you re-roll the Will test.  You do keep track of how many toughness points the monster has remaining.

What is the order to resolve Reckoning?
Monsters, AO, Mythos Cards, Possessions and Conditions.

If you introduce a new investigator in the middle of the game and a starting possession is unavailable what happens?
The new investigator does not start with that item.  There are no duplicates or substitutions.

Can you replace or introduce new investigators after the Ancient One awakes?
No.

 

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