Call of Cthulhu: The Black Elixir

Asmodeus

Gazorpazorpdeus
Original poster
Posting Speed
Speed of Light



RULES

1. Accept that you may be killed in this roleplay.
2. Accept that you may have to act insane in this roleplay.
3. Choose a Name, Appearance and Occupation
4. Choose a Starting Plotline. DO NOT put any background in your bio.
a) The Storm in Penkos
b) The Rise of the Nazis
c) The Murder of William Harvey
d) The Call of Capone
5. Choose Starting Equipment (the roleplay is set in February 1925)
6. Choose a starting SANITY of between 40 and 60.
7. Divide 120 points between the following 3 stats:
i) IDEA (your ability to deduce things and get clues from the GM)
ii) KNOWLEDGE (your education and training to deal with situations)
iii) LUCK (your chance of getting a lucky break)​
8. Leave a final entry in your bio for Case Notes.
 

Childish Grumpino

"...before turning the gun on himself."
DONATING MEMBER
Oh Asmo, you and your high-concept RPs.

But seriously, count me the fuck in.

Name: Arthur Watney
Occupation: Journalist, working for 'The Daily Telegraph'
Starting Plotline:
The Murder of William Harvey
SANITY: 50

STATS
Idea: 40
Knowledge: 45
Luck: 35

EQUIPMENT: - Notebook and Pencil
- Fountain Pen
- Briefcase, holding most of his equipment
- Flashlight
- Cigarettes and Lighter
- Revolver, .38 (loaded)
- 18 rounds of ammunition

CASE NOTES:
 

Tegan

Hopeful Monster




Name:
Ariadne Rosdew
Occupation: Local Artist
Starting Plotline: The Storm in Penkos
Sanity: 40


Idea:
30
Knowledge: 45
Luck: 45

Equipment:












Cigarettes



Newspaper clipping





Sketchbook

Used as bookmark










Case Notes:
 
W

Warmaster Death

Guest
Name: Richter Von Horth
Appearance:

Occupation: Military Officer of the Wiemar Republic

Story Thread: Rise of the Nazis

Sanity:55

Idea: 35
Knowledge: 60
Luck: 25

Inventory:
Mauser C-96 (Loaded and with two spare magazines)
Bergmann/Schmeisser MP -18/I (loaded with a twenty round box magazine and with stock cut off, no spare magazines.)
tobacco.
pipe.
box of matches
 

Attachments

Jack Shade

Anti-Hero
Genres
Magical, Fantasy, Supernatural, Sci Fi, Steam Punk, Noir, HORROR, and I'm willing to try Romance.
Name: Joshua Harcourt

Appearance:


Story thread: The Call of Capone

Sanity: 60

Idea: 50
Knowledge: 30
Luck: 40

Inventory:

1x Handcuffs

1x Smith & Wesson 1917

1x Box of ammunition

1x Truncheon

1x leatherbound book, thick

1x Bible

1x Flashlight

1x box of matches

1x lighter

2x pack of cigarettes

1x flask (whiskey)

1x gold ring (Right hand ring finger)

1x gold pocket watch

1x whistle


Case notes:
 

Vay

The Empress
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.

Name: Henry Prefect
Occupation: Small time crook.
Starting Plotline: The Murder of William Harvey
SANITY: 50

STATS
Idea: 30
Knowledge: 40
Luck: 50

EQUIPMENT:
Flat Cap
Coat
Shirt
Trousers
Suspenders
Socks
Shoes
Knife
Lockpicks (hidden in lining of cap)
Gloves

NOTES:
 
P

Professor Crane

Guest
Name: James McElroy
Occupation: Drifter
Starting Plotline: The Storm in Penkos
SANITY: 45-5=40

Appearance:

STATS
Idea: 20
Knowledge: 20
Luck: 80

EQUIPMENT:
- Satchel
- Knife

CASE NOTES:
 

Asmodeus

Gazorpazorpdeus
Original poster
Posting Speed
Speed of Light
*gets dragged in by Tegan*

ASMO: I don't want to!

TEGAN: Do it!

ASMO: It's stupid!

TEGAN: NOW!

*sighs and stands in front of everyone*

ASMO: The IC has been posted and you may now all make your entrances to the Eagle Arms pub. It's 6pm and the storm is just coming in.

*gets nudged by Tegan*

ASMO: The NPCs inside the pub are talking in a Cornish accent. If anyone does not understand, please ask me for a translation.

*gets glared at by Tegan*

ASMO: The Eagle Arms has rooms for the night and food and drink available. The only other people in there are the 6 Portugeuse sailors, the two strange people in longcoats, the barmaid and George.

*gets hit by Tegan*

ASMO: You have all been sent letters (except TC's character, who probably can't read), so each of you have your leads to get started with. If you need visuals for a 1920s Cornish village, you can look here.

TEGAN: I'm proud of you.

ASMO: I'm still not explaining what teak is. >:[
 

Tegan

Hopeful Monster
*Emerges from her stack of research papers and portfolio revisions.*

Must. . . remember. . . reference. x_x

*Collapses.*
 

Asmodeus

Gazorpazorpdeus
Original poster
Posting Speed
Speed of Light
*steps on Tegan*

I should also add that... unlike most of my roleplays where I actively encourage players to develop side-stories and subplots (and then get bitterly disappointed when you flail like hijack-hungry infants)... I do NOT require players to add any more intrigue or conspiracy to this story.

I have a fully formed mystery here for you all to uncover, and there's enough content for you all to sink your teeth into. So just relax and enjoy the story.

*steps on Tegan as he leaves*

*thinks of something*

*steps on her again*


Also, the stats can be used as follows:

KNOWLEDGE: If you want a technical detail, such as "What is this artefact made of?", "How do I make fire from a cockroach and a handkerchief?", "Can I fire this Commie gun?" or "Does my character know the constellations?", then roll a Knowledge check and if successful, I'll give you the answers or confirm that you have that skill.

IDEA: If you want a clue from the GM, such as "Was the killer a female?" or "Am I right to go to the Antique's Shop?" or "Should I trust this guy?", then roll an Idea Check and if successful I'll point you in the right direction.

LUCK: If you want to pull a crazy stunt, or if I throw something dangerous at you, then roll a Luck Check and I'll tell you what you achieve.

SANITY: I'll ask you all to make Sanity Checks and then deduct accordingly depending on what horrors you witness.

*steps on Tegan and leaves*
 

Jack Shade

Anti-Hero
Genres
Magical, Fantasy, Supernatural, Sci Fi, Steam Punk, Noir, HORROR, and I'm willing to try Romance.
He picks on you, Tegan, because he likes you.
 

Tegan

Hopeful Monster
I know, Jack. I know. >_>;

*Piles her complicated side story onto Asmo's porch and sets it on fire.*

*Giggles from her hiding place in the bushes with Jack and Grumpy.*
 

Childish Grumpino

"...before turning the gun on himself."
DONATING MEMBER
Arthur's awful lonely in the Eagle Arms, guys. All he's got for company is a grumpy old fisherman who doesn't like non-locals.

By this, I mean POST ALL OF YOU, DAMMIT.
 
A

Ampoule

Guest
Someone told me there are Mexican Paladins here. I want to join.
 

Tegan

Hopeful Monster
Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the keg, Grumpy. I'll be in there tomorrow with the longest most mysterious side plot provoking post I've ever done.

Friend. =)