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Thu 14 Dec 2017
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Call of Cthulhu
Nurse Bethany May Hampton
"I'm not a religious man. I pray to no god. But if I were you, I would start."

RECAP
Who is carrying what weaponwise?
It may be possible to draw blood from ____ to get trace amounts of the nectar

HEALING AND FIGHTING


HOPEFUL MOOD
The chubby crew working a movie shoot on the corner at the end of the street goes about their business, hauling equipment and cracking jokes.


SINISTER MOOD
A single tattered sheet of filthy newsprint skitters across the street — it sounds vaguely like it’s hissing at you and then lodges itself in a sewer grate where a bunch of other scraps of garbage have accumulated.

You turn a corner and your nostrils are assaulted by the stench of a filthy vagrant’s body
odor mixed with the tang of the hard liquor that’s left him sprawled, unconscious, on the
ground.

You catch a faint stink of burning on the wind and remember reading about a brushfire up
the coast in yesterday’s newspaper.

A police car rolls past you in the street. The cop inside gives you the stink-eye for no
apparent reason.

When you get back to the car, a woody, desiccated four-foot palm frond has fallen onto
your hood. You grab it to toss it off your vehicle and discover that the thing’s ridges are
practically barbed — ouch!


LOS ANGELES NPC NAMES
Male: James, Ronald, Richard, Charles, Donald, Gerald, Bobby, Joe, Henry, Ralph, Larry, Fred,
Lawrence, Norman, Howard, Roy

Female: Mary, Shirley, Barbara, Betty, Joyce, Frances, Beverly, Lois, Janet, Donna, Martha,
Alice, Phyllis, Carolyn, Dolores, Gloria, Marlene

Last Names: Davis, Burney, Crawford, Schroeder, Cowart, Heitmann, Woods, Hansen,
Magwood, Holland, McGillicuddy, Page, Hargrove, McAleese, Tuten, Stewart

A RECAP
Savannah seems like a long time ago. Professor Archibald had grabbed Henslow’s file on your mad escape from Joy Grove Sanitarium, held until one arm whilst he held a pistol in an unwavering grip at Dr. Keaton in the pouring rain. When the standoff broke it was because Edgar Job was being brutally beaten and finally lost consciousness, and dragged back inside.
You had gunned it back down to the Silver Sabre, where you told your pilot Frankie Kearns to FLY, DAMMIT, FLY, regardless of the weather. And you did – an overnight redeye to L.A while Robert shook off the negative effects of the drug he’d been injected with. Nectar.

In L.A., Archibald was so engrossed by a fortune teller’s spiel he didn’t notice the pickpocket dipping into his ever-lightening reserves of cash. And you quickly followed-up on the lead you’d gotten in Savannah about the First Bank of Long Beach, and the safe deposit inside which held the findings of the group that had come before you – Walter Winston, Douglas Henslowe, and the other investigators looking into the activities of this cult, and ultimately paying for their curiosity with their lives in most cases.

You had quickly cut through the red tape of L.A.’s post-depression property buying and selling to meet up with a company called the FDIC and Marv Burlington, who gave you direct access to the safe deposit box thanks to Michael relying on his old cop instincts and patter. Something he thought he’d almost forgotten how to do.

Inside the envelope were two things, and it’s where we pick up today. I want you to image the scene again – a book of accounts with very little to go off of, and photos. Pictures of twisted, depraved sex acts horrifying enough to turn your stomachs. It was the first time you had seen the leader of the cult in person, Ramon Echavarria, with his sharp eyes, bald head and fitted suit. It was the first time you had seen the depravity of the cult firsthand – and it was the first time you had seen a familiar name on the old documents from a decade prior. In addition to the obvious codenames in the ledger – Echavarria was Black, someone else was named Towncar – on the back of one of the photos, in Douglas Henslowe’s writing, was a name.
Goodwin.

THE BOOK OF ACCOUNTS

SUGGESTIONS
- Researching Richard Spend, the actor in the photos that died in 1924. This leads to his sister.
- Gossip leads to the fact that Olivia Clarendon, a movie star, attended Echavarria's parties
- The tax records of Ramon Echavarria lead them to discover 'Towncar' is Buchwald, a timid accountant that tells you about Professor Ayers
- Police reports regarding Echavarria's deaths



IF THE INVESTIGATORS GO INTO THE POLICE STATION
They recognize Captain Samson T. Walker from the photos.

THE FARM
Investigating the land where it took place, talking to the construction crew and learning about a public auction

JACK PIZNER
The washed up cop who winces when he uses his left arm
The stupid one

Could lead to info about Captain Walker, who is in charge.

GEORGE AYERS
Text

UCLA AND EDGAR JOB
Learning that Edgar Job was a student at UCLA

CAPTAIN WALKER, THE NEW MASTERMIND
Text

THE LA NECTAR TRADE
Text

DEBAUCHERY
Text

THE GARDENER NEXT DOOR
Arrives and shows them the mouth

WALKER'S MANSION
Text

THE CLIMAX
Walker and Ayers are here.
Sanity loss.


LEADS:
Bangkok
Siam, Ethiopia
Valletta, Malta
Mexico City, Mexico

The fifth Locale stems from clues
revealed in Mexico City:
The Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

BUT BEFORE THAT, PERSONAL TIME

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