Arkham Horror The Card Game. The Scarlet Keys. 2nd Play “Dealings in the Dark” - Result Won
Players - Michael as Darrell Simmons, James at Vincent Lee, Scotty as Charlie Kane
Played Wednesday, 7/27/2023
I'm genuinely enjoying Scarlet Keys; its globe-trotting format is truly captivating. It's why I'm such an avid fan of Eldritch Horror. Our second mission didn't disappoint, captivating me with its theme and setup.
Upon arriving in Istanbul with a clear mission, we sought to locate the talisman before the cult could. Teaming up with Ms. Ece Şahin, a knowledgeable curator, we agreed to help her find this potent artifact. We split into teams, combing the city without success until Darrell stumbled upon a concealed chamber within the Hagia Sophia, housing the golden talisman linked to a powerful entity.
Upon entrusting the talisman to Ms. Şahin, we felt a sense of relief, confident it was safe from misuse. However, the cult's persistent chase continued. We stayed alert and resolute in our mission to impede their evil intentions and safeguard the world from looming peril.
We faced a continuous threat from the city's concealed cultists, racing against them to gather as many clues as possible. Our team is equipped to find clues, allowing us to collect the first 12 swiftly. However, we struggled to manage the cultists effectively. We managed to clean up and attain the final clue with Charlie's assistants and a handy shovel.
Once we located the key, Vincent and Darrell had to bypass some obstructed doors. In a remarkable act of heroism, Charlie sprinted across Istanbul's rooftops, not once but twice in the same turn, positioning himself perfectly to escape with the key. This event marked one of the most memorable endings to an Arkham Horror session I've experienced.
We charted our next course for Shanghai to rendezvous with Li Flint and unravel the intriguing mystery we've stumbled upon!