Call of Cthulhu - Fetchborough Terror

Session 2 - Foxman

Between them Marvin and Grithiff take control at the pub. There are two new people in the pub that take more of a role in the events – Billy Doyle whose grandson (Sam Cleese) has been missing for a couple of weeks and Aaron Jenkins a journalist on tour from America.

The group call over the school teacher Marcus Charlton and ask him about the missing children and ask for a class list of pupils from this school. Marcus says only local children have ever attended. He goes with them to the school and opens it up in the middle of the night.

He gives them a full list of names and they search some of the desks. Ropsawn finds a book of a game of “Dungeons and Dragons” in one of the desks of the missing children while Doyle looks in his grandson’s draw and finds a character sheet and a drawing of an apparent foxman.

The group ask Marcus Charlton about this and he reveals the legend of Foxman who looks after the children but hunts the unwary. None of the group notice that Marcus has started bleeding and seems to be quite weak for a man in his early 20s. Marcus believes the legend to be real as does Ropsawn. Marcus also explains that there is no apparent pattern to the disappearances – random days, times etc

Marvin and Grithiff decide to search the school and look in various rooms – in one they find an isolated D8 dice. Marvin rolls it twice – nothing seems to happen. Jenkins and Ropsawn join them. Doyle stays with Charlton but doesnt notice Charlton disappear but does spot a thick trail of blood and alerts the others.

The trail leads outside and they notice a severed arm. Jenkins is alarmed to notice a red set of eyes staring at the investigators from a difference. Grithiff turns on the torch and notices another limb and walks towards it despite feeling a chill in his bones. The eyes get closer to them and soon a bear-fox creature is in sight of them.

Grabbing the first limb Ropsawn retreats back to his shop along with Doyle. jenkins tries to take a photo but the flash sets the beast off and it charges at grithiff who is at the front. He dodges and Marvin disappears in a cloud of smoke. Jenkins shoots the animal and the animal claws Jenkins in the face. Both take damage but both stay standing.

After more battling Grithiff decides to try talking to the animal and it responds. He reveals himself as Jakob Cleese and says he hasnt killed any children just those that are dying anyway (he hints that Marcus Charlton was dying of a disease called HIV and was very weak). he claims that two in the village (Dr Philips and Colette Tyler) turned him into this beast.

Meanwhile, Ropsawn tells Doyle to tell the pub about the beast. he does so and causes panic and villagers start moving out of the pub charging and screaming. One of them knocks Doyle out cold. Ropsawn puts the limb in one of the freezers and rejoins the villagers when Grithiff, Marvin and Jenkins return. They etablaish order and Grithiff arrests two kids for “disturbing the peace” (Godfrey Adams and James Tanner).

Once its all calm they go off to Dr Jackson’s house (he lives with Colette Tyler and Dr Philips). There they find various documents about Jakob Cleese and foxman and another dnd dice. it seems that Dr Jackson was the GM of a dnd group that involved the missing boys. They then go to the abandoned house while Ropsawn goes to get some food for Jakob and he has questions to ask.

At the abandoned house Marvin releases a bat from the cellar which flies into the butchers and eyes up food. Marvin alerts Ropsawn and he feeds it. In the cellar in the house the rest of the investigators find a frightened Herbert Colby tied up. they find a dnd board and more dice. Marvin rolls the dice – the ceiling starts to fall in. They escape the house and take Herbert to the pub to stay with the others. Herbert tells them about the dnd groups and the odd two people (Colette and Dr Philips) and the work his dad is doing and draws a picture of a skull with an Eldar scroll on it. Herbert answered the door a couple of hours ago and a bag was put on his head and he woke up in the cellar and a bat was staring at him (same bat that Marvin released)

Outside the village Ropsawn gives food to Jakob Cleese (Foxman) who says he was transformed by colette and Dr Philips and that they are touching upon the power of a powerful being. he wont go near the laboratory.

In the pub the group take Pixie Woodward to one side to ask her about her role in discovering the bodies of the Tanners 5 years previously. Grithiff shows her a picture of the artifiate that Herbert drew. Pixie clutches her chest collapses on the floor and dies. At that moment Jenkins hears a voice enter the pub. It is the voice of Colette Tyler

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