Unhallowed Metropolis - The Doctor’s Daugher
Monday was the last session in @thewenglishwarlock’s investigation involving a doctor - a geneticist of some sort - employed by the government for some super doopery secrety stuff.
We tracked the doctor down thanks to Shady Stan’s Shady Mediums - he was shady, although not called Stan - some dodgy medium that Henry, my detective knew through his underworld contacts.
Turns out whatever he saw in the little girl’s room terrified the hell out of him - along with Fabien the creepy Dhampiri.
Off we popped to Whitechapel - after interviewing one of the doctor’s colleagues who simultaneously confirmed our intelligence and generally pushed poor Henry closer and closer to the bottom of a bottle of scop gin.
After a few threats, bribes and a few drinks too many, we found the doctors layer and proceeded to break in.
Henry armed with his new magwitch big-‘ol shotgun and fortified by a lot of alcohol was a lot happier about things than he had be - he was willing to go into the run down building.
Inside, more of the strange creatures - the first one dressed in butler’s outfit - led us into the doctor’s operating room. The doctor seemed to be working in a fervent and interruptible manner whilst his creepy daughter sat quietly in a chair near some old music box.
Pleasantries quickly thrown aside, Fabien made a super-fast leap at the box only for the creepy child to snatch it up first… that’s when things got weird.
Grave dirt and worms spewing from her mouth and angry thrope-like creatures attacking.
Turns out a damage modifier of +12 plus the lovely bonus of +5 for a Vital Location - in this case the spinal column - is enough to put down even a thrope… only just in some cases.
In the end the music box - the possessing spirit’s haunt - was crushed, forcing the spirit from the body.
Lying on the ground with a bunch of broken ribs, poor Henry was taunted about his past by the creepy child along with Fabien, who for once actually looked perturbed.
I’m not sure what was creepier; this session or rewatching Doctor Who Season One episode; The Empty Child with a nine year old and a twelve year old. For the record they were terrified.