Casebook filed Nov 13, 2009 by Dr. Armitage (per request by CC Chamberlin)
Property of Miskatonic University, Special Archives
Something is amiss in the town of Arkham. An aura of depression hovers over the town, as if brought in by the front of steel gray clouds that have been drenching the town in a light but steady rain for the last two weeks. Sad, unpleasant stories filled with personal tragedies seem to dominate the newspapers, and you sleep fitfully every night.
Still, you were unprepared for the sense of dread you felt when the telegram came through. Your good friend, Henry Waxford, has suffered a breakdown, and his wife has summoned you, in hopes that seeing an old friend will help revive the man.
You met Henry a long time ago at a tiny studio that was showing some of his work. His meticulous still lifes, with their great splashes of vibrant color showing cornucopias of food, flowers, and grain, had moved you, and you struck up a conversation with him. His manner was as vibrant and cheerful as his paintings, and his good nature made you fast friends for several years before family and other interests caused you to drift away from him. Thinking back on his pragmatic, thoughtful nature, you wonder what could have caused him to have a breakdown.
As you reread the telegram, guilt wracks you, for it has been a long time since you walked through the once- beautiful French Hill district to his modest home – you should have visited earlier. Immediately, you sent back a message saying that you would be happy to help. You only hope that you can.
Foil the plans of a Cthulhu cult who wants to raise Cthulhu from his slumber at R’Lyeh. Good beginner case for 1-3 players.
Cthulhu: Dread Sleeper of R’Lyeh was the first casebook written for Arkham Investigations. It is designed to be both an introduction to the game for new players as well as an example for people looking to write their own casebooks.
The following versions of the casebooks are available for download:
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English Version 1.3
English-language version with fixes and clarifications.
German Version 1.3
German-language translation of version 1.3, courtesy Stefan.
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