Energy to Spare – The high school kids are raving about a new energy drink, Ümph. However the teachers and administrators have banned the drink from all school property in the district. They’re claiming Ümph makes some kids act out and cause trouble. Security will be tight at tonight’s homecoming game. Let’s hope nothing terrible happens.
Dark Science – Hidden beneath the prosperous downtown of Red Wing, sinister experiments have been conducted on unwilling test subjects. The resulting supernatural side-effects have spread quietly throughout the town. Who conducted this research and why? What exactly was done to the people trapped in these dank cells? Who covered-up the entire project? This game will focus on research, exploration and investigation.
Red Wire or Blue Wire? – Ümph the energy drink’s unintended side effects are considered well within corporate safety parameters. Three more trucks are scheduled to leave the bottling plant this week. Chester needs your help. The shipments must be stopped to protect innocent consumers. The test product is only being produced from one location. Destroy the facility and the secret recipe.
Using their vast library and considerable connections, our partners in The Royal Society of Enquiry have tracked down a cache of ancient relics. Roman pagans fleeing persecution from early Christians built a secret temple to house their treasures in Constantinople. Some exciting documents revealing the location of this valuable horde of artifacts have been translated by Chancellor Neville Welke himself. This mission is of the utmost importance to both The Miskatonic Society and The ROSE.
You will board a steamer to Paris, meet up with the ROSE expedition team and travel together on The Orient Express to Istanbul. There, under the streets of the most eclectic city in the world, you will find items of wealth, power and knowledge that have no equal on this earth!
-Dr. Josephus Belle
Our fledgling society has made great strides in discovering fantastical mysteries so far. I have chosen you, among our peers, to partake in a joint venture with The Royal Society of Enquiry. The Royal Society of Enquiry, also known as The ROSE, is a Fellowship of the world’s most eminent archeologists, anthropologists, astronomers, historians, scientists and other intellectuals. They are the oldest scientific academies in existence.
This British organization has reached out to us to collaborate in a very exciting opportunity. A newly discovered Assyrian temple complex offers many potentially powerful artifacts for study. By partnering with The ROSE on this expedition, we will gain access to their contacts and resources in the Arabian world. This is The Miskatonic Society’s chance to impress those old, cantankerous Brits. I have faith in each of you to to make this long journey and return safely with historical mysteries for us to delve into.
-Proud of Each of You
Dr. Josephus Belle
All the News Hot Enough to Print!
The testimonies from the deceased starlet Mirella and Amyrka the dancing bear have sealed the fate of Meadowlark’s Travelling Circus! Authorities have not released transcripts of the testimonies but a reliable source states that the evidence was “Quite damning.”
In a related note, Rolendo and Nighrenah have been released after sentencing. The district attorney’s office has released a statement announcing the sentencing for the two celebrities after their involvement with illegal narcotic drug trading. Both have been fined an undisclosed amount, were sentenced to community betterment projects and have been assigned parole officers.
The Bardic Extravaganza schedule has been updated! Kami Kami Kameleon will be performing tonight and tomorrow night The Winds of Change will take the stage. The contest ends early this year due to two troupes being removed from the schedule. All of the members Meadowlark’s Travelling Circus have been arrested. Banned from Squalor’s two surviving members have conceded after the death of their songstress, Mirella.
Banned from Squalor has donated the funds raised during their drive to resurrect Mirella to a local orphanage instead. Rumor has it that the siren had refused to return to life despite clerical interventions on her behalf.
Do you have what it takes to win?
Join us for The 2063rd Annual Bardic Entertainment Extravaganza
sponsored by The Bardic Tutors.
Performance teams of three compete for the title of Most Entertaining Troupe! Who will walk or fly away with The Golden Pyramid this year?
The 1st week of Aztarte in the Grande Theatre of Helios.
Competitors stay at the luxurious Lexeni Hotel in downtown Helios.
Banned from Squalor
Kannolt – Kobold Political Satirist
Mirella – Siren Songstress
Nighrenah – Shadow Pixie Dancer
Kami Kami Kameleon
Kami Music and Dance
Kami culture is quite confusing to other races. Their performances are charming but nonsensical to most outsiders.
Meadowlark’s Traveling Circus
Meadowlark – Minotaur songstress
Richardin – Wereshaman animal tamer
Jakke – Pygmy acrobat and contortionist
2-headed Ogre Chanting
The Hapless Harpies
Harpy Magic Tricks
Thrykreen Beat Boxers
Weaver Soloist – cello, base, violin and flute
Spire Gnomes on Prancing Ponies
The Winds of Change (The PC’s)
A Comedy Skit
Large Scale Illusions
The goal is ever moving. How can the Hesh guide his followers with such a drifting target? As I find myself nearing the battlefield to save the world from a prophecy of doom, the task changes. We are to recover the scrolls and then deliver them across the region. But first there are tasks that my party wishes to complete. Tiny and unimportant errands that they demand we deal with.
How irritating it is that they have chosen their own selfish desires over the salvation of all people! Why are we not riding with haste? Why do we drink and make merry in town? Why do we bother to stop and interfer with minor matters along the road. I swear, if this group of “heroes” continues to slow me down, I may strike them down myself and complete the final task alone.
The Duty Log of Shayla Kaie
Recover the three Scrolls of Alasterus.Recover the scrolls from the Keep
Read the scrolls in The Witch Queen’s Lair, Saradis and Lis
Recover the Crown of Hesh.Kept in a treasure cache.
Return to the Temple of The Star’s Source in Saradis.
My destiny is now clear to me. The prophetic dreams of my youth were more symbolic than I had assumed. The visions of myself standing over a battlefield in shining white armor had meant to me that I was meant to save the world through warfare- a seemingly impossible task for one of my battle prowess.
Instead, the dream has shown me a real place, a battlefield that we now travel through on our way to a great keep. I am not here to fight a great war, however. I am to read a Scroll of Alasterus, the last of the three. Therein lies my fate. When I read the scroll in Lis, the great demons from across the portal will be shut out and the world shall be saved. My life shall be forfeit.
Though I have always known that I was meant to lose my life to save all of Mathoja, I did not realize that I was meant to actively sacrifice myself in such a way. My fate is sealed and I have come to terms with it. My only regret is that I shall not be able to return the affections of young Bardoc, for I must remain pure of heart through the very end. It brings me comfort to know that he shall live through these trying times if I complete the task given to me.
I pray that I am worthy enough to close the portal and do not falter on the path that the Star’s Source has laid before me. Guide my steps, holy light of the night’s sky!