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Trail of Cthulhu: The Dance in the Blood


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There are monsters beneath the earth. You cannot fight them. You cannot run from them. And they're closer than you think. 

In a forgotten corner of Northern England, between the rolling hills and calm dales nestles a village plagued by terrible secrets and subterranean horrors.

Every 119 years the village of Manesty is torn apart, its inhabitants massacred. It happened in 1697. It happened in 1816. Now it's 1935 and horrific events have been set in motion. Swimming through the soil beneath the village are loathsome creatures waiting, impatiently, to rise above the earth and reclaim the land they believe is theirs and kill anyone who stands in their way, including the Investigators.

However, as with all the best Mythos adventures, not all is as it seems. The Investigators must uncover the mystery that has killed many and doomed others in the tiny village while struggling to keep their lives and the last vestiges of their sanity intact.

The Dance in the Blood is the third Purist scenario for Trail of Cthulhu from The Watchers in the Sky and The Dying of St Margaret's author Graham Walmsley.


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Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
January 31st, 2017
More terror stalks Britian in what is the author's third purist adventure. The introduction soon explains the dreadful truth that underlies the plot, one that involves the Investigators personally. Neatly, it doesn't matter if you are using the pre-gen [...]
August 1st, 2016
Nice story and easy for beginners. You can play through it nicely in a few hours. [...]
October 29th, 2011
A very nice adventure with a nice twist that pulls the players in the plot. SPOILERS The point of this adventure is that the characters themself are the myrhos horrors and they find it out gradually. They then have a choice of surrenderi [...]
November 15th, 2010
„The Dance in the Blood“ is a very well crafted one-shot adventure for Trail of Cthulhu. My gaming group was immediately drawn into the story by its unique story hook and enjoyed the pre-generated characters which come with the adventure. No extra [...]
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