Shadows Over Hollywood (Rulebook Scenario)
Not to be confused with The Shadow Over Hollywood.
Author(s): Anders Swenson
Appears in: Call of Cthulhu, 1st Edition
The investigators are called upon to investigate a sighting of strange dark winged figures at the ruins of a Spanish mission in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only
Players should not read any further.
The Mission was no ordinary Christian mission, but the work of a group of Spanish mystics, the cult of Santa Maria de la Sombra Segunda. Overreaching themselves, they attracted the attention of both Nodens and Nyarlathotep and were wiped out. The winged figures are nightgaunts, sent to seal the warp.
Locations: San Gabriel Mountains, California
Campaigns / Scenarios:
The scenario gives the investigators a passive role, with little to do but observe and document the activity. The Mythos activity in progress is more or less benevolent, as they're basically tidying up the mess left by the cult. Trying to attack the nightgaunts is not only counterproductive, but dangerous; even if the investigators beat them off, a group of shantaks turns up for revenge.