Case File: Sewer Clearing

Boston Harbor 1930s

Case File: F-2811-021-081117
Related Files: Jenkin Lives
Location: Boston Harbor
Mythos Relation: The Dreams in the Witch House
Mythos Powers/Creatures Encountered: None
Investigators Involved:
Luther Luckett
Donnie Smits
Jennie Cabot
Rachel Kinowski
Misty

Misty has been with our group now for almost a month. Luther has been training her extra hard to gain an understanding of how her abilities work. What we have established is she hits harder then she looks, her weapons and fists penetrate protective clothing and inflict more pain.

During this time Luther picked up his sword he had made, and had a second sword made for Misty. They are very solid, reliable combat weapons. I will recommend that the Candle use the blacksmith for other weapons in the future.

After what Luther determined was adequate training, he decided to go back to Boston and clear out those sewers. First they stopped at Misty’s place and she retrieved her items. Luther also outfitted the team with his modern weapons he had secured earlier.

Barbara’s Boarding House

From there the entire field team (all members minus Morgan, Paul and Betty who was rotated out at the time) searched the sewers, allowing Misty to show them where to go. The sewers are incredibly expansive, fortunately Misty seemed to be in tune with it.

Boston Sewers

There was another mafia family who controlled part of the sewers and seemed to be working with whatever force that Misty was protecting the sewers against. They came across cultists/mafia (it could not be determined if they were actual mafia, that is just an assumption at this point).

It should also be noted that they came across a few of those human faced rats. They died fairly quickly but it has been reported it was very disquieting to see them. There was also mention of the “Redwoods” a local gang that may have members like the rat-like man who attacked Betty and Donnie saved her from.

They also came across a room with a sigil placed in the wall. The area was similar to the sigil that Betty’s family protects the world from. Luther went to action and the team secured the room, eliminated all threats and pushed the idol in the middle of the room into the ocean.

Luther claims Nodens was helping. I hope he is right, we could use all the help we can.

The final result was the sewers cleared for the moment. Misty is a good addition to the team, and Luther has requested the Candle settle a team over the area to guard it.

This may not be a bad idea, the “kinder” as Luther calls them are attracted to the area, and with Misty leaving with us it is undoubtably going to be a new one that arrives fairly soon.

We have leads on possible issues dealing with the group running out of the sewers, but will not report exact details until we can confirm.

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Deep One Hybrid, Lesser Servitor Race

The Deep One Hybrids resemble humans with the “Innsmouth Look”. The look is a local term describing the odd conditions offered by many of the residents of the town. It is characterized by large, distended eyes, a general broadening of the mouth, and a stooping posture with many skin conditions.”

Name: Deep One Hybrid
Type: Lesser Servitor (Human/Deep One offspring)
Known Gods: Dagon, and Hydra
Locations Encountered:
Innsmouth, Massachusetts
Encounters:

Description: The Deep One Hybrids resemble humans with the “Innsmouth Look”. The look is a local term describing the odd conditions offered by many of the residents of the town. It is characterized by large, distended eyes, a general broadening of the mouth, and a stooping posture with many skin conditions.

This is blamed on inbreeding, the introduction of foreign blood, or the long-term result of the plague that swept through in the 19th century.

Later stages of the malady result in an enlargement of the hands and feet, and a change in hip structure that results in a hopping/shuffling gate. It is, of course, a result of the crossbreeding between deep ones and the inhabitants of the accursed town. Though most offsprings are born as normal humans, changes begin taking place usually in the victim’s early teens. By middle age most hybrids show some form of gross deformity, many retiring tot he privacy of their closely-shuttered homes. Most make the final transformation to deep one, and return to the sea.

The hybrids are not unprepared. Their physical changes are accompanied by an awakening of new senses, and they are visited in their dreams by other deep ones, sometimes introducing themselves as their hybrid’s forebears. They are shown vast aquatic cities swarming with strange creatures and they are taught about life under the sea.

The final stages are accompanied by an intensifying set of dreams and mutations until the hybrid goes mad or undergoes the final change.

Abilities: Hybrids are average human strength, health and dexterity. They are considered slightly less attractive generally but are usually larger and smarter than most of their human family. They have regular human like skills and are able to use firearms or other advanced equipment.

Life: Not much is understood at this time about their life.

Rumored History (not confirmed): It is unknown where Deep Ones or the hybrids come from.

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Case File: Curious case of Misty

Boston Harbor 1930s

Case File: F-2811-021-072917
Related Files: None
Location: Boston Harbor
Mythos Relation: Unknown
Mythos Powers/Creatures Encountered: None
Investigators Involved:
Luther Luckett
Donnie Smits
Jennie Cabot
Rachel Kinowski

It has been quiet since the last assignment and the team has had a lot of time to practice and get used to each other.

During this time Luther secured a connection with his contacts in the Boston Harbor and New York and had arranged German weapons to be purchased. In late September he was contacted by those people to alert him that his cargo had been received.

Luther took Rachel, Donnie and Jennie with him to secure the cargo. While they were down there he found out that his old war buddy Vernon Schmidt had gone out of his way to secure the appropriate gear, far above what was expected.

Luther indicated this person was one of the survivors of that night that awoken him to the occult. I still haven’t heard the full story. We will probably have Luther relate that story to us at some point in time.

While at the harbor he had heard about a woman that was spotted that appeared similar to Jennie. He related to me that he was hoping it was another one of the psychics. He made his way down to the area that the woman had been seen and discovered at the same time,  that there were other people with rat like appearances who were part of the “Redwood” gang. They looked for people like Jennie.

Luther came across an old boarding house that served the young woman he had heard about. He approached this woman and found the keeper of the boarding house named Barbara had watched over her. She mentioned to Luther that the young girl’s name was Misty.

Barbara’s Boarding House

Misty is in her mid-twenties, far older then most like Jennie. She was some sort of psychic warrior. She kept the sewers of the area clear of bad things, and paid her way by being an escort to the local men. Her only obvious weapons were an older revolver and a cavalry saber she had received a few years before as a gift.

Luther had reached her in bad shape though. She was sick, dying and would soon pass. He asked her about it and she said she wasn’t worried because another girl would come take her place, like she took the place of the girl before her.

I still do not know how Luther convinced Misty, but she fed off him and he then convinced her to come home so we can try and heal her. I think we can, it will just take some serious work on our part. I will write about that more later.

While he was down there, before they came back, Luther decided to go down to his old club he bounced for. There he met a man named David and they seemed to have hit it off. Luther was smiling when he got back. That is a good sign.

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Ruby Millicent, linguist

Ruby, First day back at MU

Full Name: Ruby Millicent
Birth Name: Chen-Jin “Ancient Gold”  (no surname)
Gender: Female
Race: Chinese
Height: 5’3″”
Weight: 105 lbs
Eyes: brown
Hair: Black
Age: 24
Build: Slender and short.

Complete Physical Description:
She is a short slender woman of an Chinese descent. Her hair is kept tied back generally and she wears traditionally western clothing, blouses and slacks primarily.

She is in excellent condition, having been an athlete at Miskatonic University in her undergraduate years. Her sports were javelin, track and swimming.

She does wear lipstick, shadow and all the standard western woman accountraments, along with being heavily tattooed as a child/teen by her family. She only wears clothes that will show off any of the tattoos when she is feeling safe.

Place of Birth:
Zhoushang Archipelago, China

Date of Birth:
June 30, 1912

Relatives:
An adoptive set of white parents, two sisters and two brothers (adopted)

Twitches, quirks, fears, or bonuses:
Quite, demure, but very loyal and can definitely relax when the situation warrants. She is an accomplished linguist and can speak/write more than 12 languages fluently, and several others at least partially.

List of Personal Logs:

  • None Yet

HISTORY

During her time as a baby (approximately 1911/1912 to her knowledge) her grandmother rescued  her from the aftermath of the Wuchang Uprising in her native homeland of China.

As far as Ruby understands it, her family lived on an island and the Wuchang Uprising had occurred. The event itself didn’t displace her, rather it was the resulting changes in the country. The revolutionaries that had overthrown the Qing government eventually made their way to the islands her family lived at.

Her grandmother escaped the attack on her people that occurred during a volcanic eruption from a newly appearing island (there are 1,390 islands in that archipelago). Her grandmother arrived in San Diego 5 months later with Ruby as a very very small child.

Her grandmother’s efforts left her ill and she passed within two years. Ruby was adopted by a set of white parents with 4 children (two boys, two girls) and cared for Ruby as their own. They renamed her as a young child Ruby in order for her to fit in more. They felt it was sufficiently exotic without being truly too exotic.

Ruby grew up in a middle class household, won scholarships to Miskatonic University and discovered she had a knack for languages.

Ruby has never understood the tattoos on herself, she doesn’t know the meanings of them as they are not in any of the languages she speaks, fluently or not.

Ruby excelled in her masters degree as well and was hired by the Golden Candle, specifically by Luther Luckett to work for the group.

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Case File: Rescuing Betty’s Brother

Innsmouth Harbor

Case File: F-2811-055-070217
Related Files:
Overlook Point and Meetings
Location(s): Innsmouth, MA,
Mythos Relation:Innsmouth
Mythos Powers/Creatures Encountered: None
Investigators Involved:
Luther Luckett (Leader/Soldier)
Donnie Smits (Pilot/Soldier)
Jennie Cabot (Psychic)
Rachel Kinowski (Telekenetic)
Ruby Millicent (Linguist)
Paul Crow (Researcher)
Betty Horscht (Healer/Fighter)
Jeremiah Boone (Archeology/Anthropology)

The team was finally given the go ahead by Jennie to try and retrieve Betty’s brother from his captivity. Using Luther’s persuasion of the local real estate agent, the team made a bid to come to Innsmouth to check for places to buy, especially the “Custom House”. An old abandoned port of entry.

They also found research that indicated that Dagon could be traced back to the middle east. It was unclear why, but originally there were references to Dagon being the god of grain and fertility, then at some point the god of the sea. However, the recurring theme was the punishment of Dagon statues by decapitation of the head and hands.

Luther presented himself as a businessman with wide ranging interests on that Monday, his girlfriend was Jennie and his assistant was Rachel. Jeremiah and Ruby were servants.

They arrived at the town and met with a Reginald Abernathy, who escorted them around for most of the day showing them different places. The found a few things of note.

  • War Memorial

    The Custom House had a sewer/smuggling system that ran under it. It led from deeper in the town (ending at the church for the Esoteric Order of Dagon) with several cutoffs

  • The Church Street Green, Revolutionary War Memorial had statues back to the Revolutionary War had their heads destroyed and in many cases their hands.
  • The oldest cemetery Church Street Burying Ground has the most “sacred” or not contaminated feel according to Jennie while the Christchurch Cemetery with the most powerful families was.
  • The Gilman House was the only open hotel, of dubious nature. There were no locks on the doors and the fire escape had long since collapsed.
  • Innsmouth Cafe, a horrible tasting cafe with a waitress who tried to hit on Luther.
  • First National Grocer was ran by non-Innsmouth manager named Albert. This is where the group bought food and a hot plate.

Luther met Arthur Mackey, a representative of the state inspection board (turns out he is actual FBI). Mackey and Luther talked for a while that evening, Luther was satisfied Mackey was not a local plant.

The group survived the first night at the Gilman House. Luther and Donnie both heard things moving in the attic, but nothing occurred. By morning everyone but Ruby had nightmares, trouble sleeping and in general were aggravated.

That morning Paul showed up with Betty. In the middle of the prior night they had driven from Arkham. Luther decided to use Paul to help get into the location of Betty’s brother.

The group made their way through the smuggling tunnel, with dynamite and weapons. As they arrived at the Church for the Order of Dagon, when they used Paul to sneak in. Here is where Arthur Mackey arrived and revealed who he worked for. He then assisted the group for the rest of the time.

The group snuck into the church. Jennie, utilizing a spell given to her by Florence (an occultist that will be joining our group) and by using Luther to power it, cast the spell rendering the members of the church unconscious.

At this time Luther took initiative to end the monsters in the church, he laced the area with dynamite and blew much of it apart. This resulted in the death of many deep ones, and deep one hybrids. He was also able to secure a lot of information from the church during this.

Once they left the church, the were engaged by a small lady, much like Jennie, in a  fight. Jennie and the young woman fought until the woman perished. The death seemed to signal the remaining hybrid/inhabitants to retreat and Luther was able to hold out until the National Guard arrived on Mackey’s orders.

Everyone returned safe with a plethora of new information. The town itself is still very dangerous. I do not believe the threat has been fully eliminated. We will need to explore Innsmouth further, there are many secrets that have not been revealed.

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Case File: Overlook Point and Meetings

Overlook (Lovers) Point

Case File: F-2811-055-0617/2417
Related Files:
None
Location(s): Innsmouth, MA,
PKSM (MU University)
Mythos Relation:Innsmouth
Mythos Powers/Creatures Encountered: None
Investigators Involved:
Luther Luckett
Donnie Smits
Jennie Cabot
Rachel Kinowski

The team had finally arrived at Miskatonic University. Their purpose was to take over the PKSM fraternity/sorority on campus. They would use this place to help search for recruits for the Golden Candle.

Shortly after arriving at the University, Luther met Dr. McTavish, the head of Archeology and Dr. Nash, the head of Anthropology in an attempt to get referrals of students that would work with the group well.

Dr. Nash invited Luther and whoever he wanted to bring to the barbecue the weekend before school started again.

During the following Friday, before the barbecue, Luther was awaken from his sleep by Jennie. She told Luther that he needed to take her for a drive, and Luther concluded with the blood running out of Jennie’s nose that it must be a vision they had.

Luther and Jennie drove up some backroads and eventually ended up on Overlook Point, a place just outside Innsmouth, with a nice view overlooking the town, the harbor and the surrounding area.

While they were there they saw a larger group of people on boats heading out to a smaller island. They carried torches and it appeared to not be a normal set of activities you would find in a fishing or gold refining town.

Before the two could leave, one of the Innsmouth deputies arrived on the scene and harassed the two of them creepily. He had assumed they were using the location and the car to be more intimate, which Luther and Jennie seemed to agree with.

After the harassing police officer left, the two of them returned back to the house and debriefed Morgan and the rest of the group. They decided after the barbecue they would make retrieving Betty’s brother from the town their goal.

The barbecue itself went by fairly well. There they met Jeremiah Boone, an African American Anthropology/Archeology masters student. Florence Dinner, a red headed occult major from Liverpool UK and Ruby Millicent, an asian linguist who seems to be related to the Tcho Tcho people.

During the barbecue, Dr. Nash and Dr. McTavish took Luther, Rachel and the new students to the restricted section of the library. There they showed them case study books of different races, including Tcho Tcho, people like Jennie and even like Rachel. They learned that Joan of Arc may have been two women who were sisters, or just close, but history lumped them together.

Dr. Nash and Dr. McTavish have given permission for Luther to visit the restricted archives at his leisure.

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Innsmouth, a small dark town

This is only a partial writeup, it will be updated at its main page location here:

the-shadow-over-innsmouth

Town of Innsmouth

Founded: 1643
Current Population: 556
Associated Areas: Falcon Point and Boynton Beach (small hamlets)
Major Industry: Fishing
Leaders: Sebastian Marsh, F.Murray Gilman and Jonas Waite.
Religion: Esoteric Order of Dagon (independent church)

Innsmouth lies north on Highway 1A outside of Arkham, utilizing an unmarked junction leads you in to the coast of Essex County, Massachusetts, south of Plum Island and north of Cape Ann. The town of Ipswich, Massachusetts is a near neighbor, where many Innsmouth residents do their shopping; Rowley, Massachusetts, another neighboring town, is said to be to the northwest.

The climate in the fall is low 50s to mid-60s F. First snowfall often arrives late in October, but sometimes as late as November. Winter highs range from mid-20s to upper 30s, and spring raises the temperature tot he 50s and 60s. In the summers the temperatures rarely go above the mid-80s.

Government of Innsmouth and the neighboring villages of Falcon Point and Boynton Beach share a township government. Annual meetings are March 15 at the Assembly Hall in Innsmouth with general elections held every three years.

KNOWN HISTORY:

  • Region settled by Hogg, Eliot, Marsh and Martin families from Newbury
  • First voyage to the West Indies in 1662
  • By the American Revolution the population was approximately 2,000 people.
  • At the battle of Bunker Hill, a contingent from Innsmouth helped the American side.
  • War of 1812 brought an end to the good times and trading.
  • An unfortunate series of maritime disasters happened next few decades.
  • After fishing started to fail, the industry became the Marsh Gold Refinery.
  • In 1846 the town was struck by a plague believed to have been carried by a ship returning from the South Pacific. This resulted in riots and deaths of dozens of inividuals.
  • By the American Civil War the town had fallen into decline, many empty houses.
  • Today Innsmouth is only a shadow of its former self.
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