Arkham Investigations History
In the mid 1920's a team of savvy Private Investigators from all walks of life started up their own company known as Arkham Investigations. Their job was to help those in need and also to look into the strange cases that most people, even the police, would stay well away from.
At the beginning the team consisted of Jack Reacher, Johnny Dobson, Jonmarc Vahanian, Hari Seldon, Kieran O'Hara, Ardan Hayes and Dominic Hastings. Initially it was Jack, Johnny and Jonmarc that setup the business in a small ground level office in Arkham, Massachusetts. To help with the cost of running their company they rented out the old bar at the back of the building, which was turned into a private club due to prohibition.
As time went on they eventually they found one of their cases helping them uncover a secret cult known as The Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight, which was lead by the infamous wizard known as Carl Stanford. The Order's main goal was to try and awaken Cthulhu, who would bring upon chaos into the world and in the hopes that Cthulhu would recognise their loyalty, thus granting them powers beyond their wildest dreams.
The team chased Stanford and his Order around the world, eventually catching up with him on the island of Ry'leh which was once submerged and home to Cthulhu. The stars were not right and they were able to defeat the Order, and luckily survive Cthulhu's onslaught against the cultists for waking him up early. Cthulhu eventually went back into his chamber to sleep until the time was right for him to emerge once again.
Many sacrifices were made during this long campaign, Jack Reacher and his father Jason Reacher were 2 major casualties and Jonmarc ended up going insane from all the knowledge he acquired, eventually making a home for himself on Easter Island under the protection of a wise old man only known as The Birdman. Eventually other members of the team took it upon themselves to take an early retirement, those of which were Hari, Dominic and Ardan.
Arkham Investigations slowly started to rebuild their team with the addition of Ivana Humpalot and Jack Reacher's Uncle. Half way through a vacation-turned-investigation in London, the entire team found themselves being consumed within a dark fog and eventually pulled through some void in space and time.......
Ivana, Kieran and Johnny somehow have found themselves back before they dealt with the Order, sat in their office. Strangely enough, Jason Reacher and Jonmarc found themselves at the front door to the office, trying to recall everything that happened to them. A team member back from the dead? Another one back from complete insanity? What could this mean?
Stay tuned, as there will be a synopsis of every scenario as we continue through each game session every month. The group will be starting with a familiar but old story, known as The Edge of Darkness!