• This game is under the Supernatural, Horror & Intrigue genres.
  • The game system is Call of Cthulhu 7e.
  • This game contains mature content.
Darkest Before The Dawn (CoC Modern)
The City was a dying behemoth staring out at the vast pitch-black deep, laying broken and ravenous, desperately waiting to ravage any that were foolish enough to get caught within its grasp.

It resembled Hell bursting up through the concrete and tarmac, stretching up towards Heaven, as if sculpted by the hand of the devil himself.
An intricate labyrinth of madness and misery, its twisting streets and towering spires clutching tightly to its darkest secrets hidden deep within its decaying heart.

Life here was cheap, survival was a day to day struggle for most. The City an uncompromising trial, with everyone fighting for the last scraps. The difference between the stinking rich and everybody else had become so extreme that it was like watching rats fighting in the gutter. There is an ethereal beauty to something that’s crumbling from within and is allowing the lunatics to run the asylum.

Until December two years ago when the City imploded in a blazing display of violent conflict and anarchy. Mob rule flooded the blood-spattered streets.
A series of seemingly unconnected events transpired that completely managed to destabilize the local government, riots and bloodshed broke out city wide. A tidal wave of brutality and death resulted in hundreds of citizens losing their lives before the military managed to stem the cancerous spread. Circling the wagons around the rich and powerful, allowing the impoverished and weak to fall in the slaughter and chaos.

Looking back in hindsight the signs of anarchy and revolt were clear to see, and the City leaders were held accountable for their lack of action. Either through under funding, jurisdictional apathy or corruption the small fires that should have been stomped out early on were allowed to blossom into a raging inferno.
So in an effort to reassure the public that the same mistakes could never happen again the City introduced a new initiative to combat the threat.

AURORA.

Named after the Goddess of the Dawn, this new joint task force under the auspice of autonomous authority would shine a protective light around the City. Dragging the shadowy elements of corruption into the light of day.

But when the darkness is banished and reveals the truth that things much worse than man can come crawling out of our nightmares what then?

The primal part of us that fears the dark was right to and no amount of wealth or power can persuade the whims and desires of the monsters that lurk within it.
Against a backdrop of a city on the brink of self-destruction, lost in a web of conspiracy and deceit, in a ramped up version of the reality we know. This Neo- Gothic world full of shadow and unseen things is a brutal and visceral life where corruption is so deeply rooted that justice and freedom are commodities for sale and apathy and fear are more widespread than hope or kindness.

The initial focus will be towards the investigators joining the Aurora task force, coming to terms with life in the City and slowly beginning to understand the truth that lurks beneath.

A neon-gaslight police procedure campaign as the investigators become involved in serial murder, child kidnapping, secret societies, ancient gods, zombies and possessed comic books, to name but a few. Culminating in an epic confrontation with the forgotten horrors of the deep, deep, blue…

HOW CAN YOU OVERCOME SHADOWS WHEN EVERYTHING IS ALREADY LOST IN DARKNESS?
WHY SHOULD YOU STAND ALONE WHEN THE WORLD AROUND YOU HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS?

IS THAT LAST SLIVER OF HOPE WORTH PROTECTING
OR DOES YOUR OWN SANITY MATTER MORE?

WILL YOU RUN AND HIDE AWAY?
OR FIGHT UNTIL YOUR LAST BREATH?