The Pits of Bendal-Dolum

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Pages: 16

Author(s): Doug Lyons

Artist(s): Kevin Ramos, Carolyn Schultz

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: Terror from the Stars



The Investigators are recruited to join an expedition to British Honduras led by Dr Jeremy Morgan. The purpose of the expedition is to discover the fate of Dr Eric Williamson who led a previous expedition to map Mayan ruins.


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Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

Players should not read any further.


Dr Williamson and his party were murdered. Morgan is a cultist of Shub-Niggurath and plans to sacrifice the Investigators.


Player Handouts:

Locations: British Hondurus, Bedal-Dolum

People: Haon-Dor

Creatures: Man of Leng, Moonbeast, Skeleton, Hell-Plant

Tomes and Artifacts: Nameless Cults

Campaigns / Scenarios:


Keeper Comments

There are some problems that the Keeper should address.

Morgan is difficult to kill because of his protection from Haon-Dor:

  • attacks vs Morgan have half normal success
  • damage to Morgan is halved
  • Morgan has super-human strength

This makes it extremely unlikely that he will be "killed or seriously injured" therefore no hell-plant therefore no escape to the Caves of Life.

If Lockly is frightened by Bendal-Dolum, why did he climb down a chain dangling in a bottomless pit to hide the body of Williamson? Also, why did he leave a chest of useful items there?