Babes in London: Act Three, Scene 3C (Part 2: Museum Investigation—Aftermath)



When the battle is over, read, or paraphrase (especially if the professor is dead), the following:

“I think I need to sit down,” says a slightly croaky voice from somewhere nearby. Doctor McKay is standing to one side, looking at the space from where the steaming remnants of the beby have disappeared. She has the book tucked against her chest and the medallion and her mobile phone clenched tightly in one fist. She walks over to a chair and sits down, before taking a deep breath and looking up at you: “Do I want to know what this is all about?” she asks.

The PCs have a chance to tell someone outside their circle what is really going on. Let them decide what to say. If they confide in her, Angelina appears to take everything in her stride, but her research takes a decidedly mythic twist as she begins to secretly probe beyond the known ancient world in an attempt to find the mythic one. PCs can note this change if they are following her on social media.
If PCs decide not to let her in on the secret, she still begins her search for the truth, but takes longer to find it. She still tells the PCs what the book says about the Setites.
If Dr. McKay has died during the encounter, PCs have to explain her death. The injuries dealt by the beby direct suspicions away from the PCs. In this case, they are able to attempt to smuggle the book out (Air – Trickery TH2; people are very distracted by Dr. McKay’s death). If Dr. McKay does not die during the encounter, PCs can still try to smuggle the book out but the test is TH6. Dr. McKay may be a little distracted by the appearance and disappearance of the beby; but she is holding the book, and her hand never leaves it.
To cut a long story short, the professor and the book reveal the following information: The Cult of Set was a group of people dedicated to serving the god Set, and to bringing about his return to the world at large. In the mythology related to the symbol, the god Set was a renegade god because of his attempt to overthrow Osiris and claim Isis as his queen; he disappeared beneath the desert sands in an attempt to hide after his defeat at the hands of Horus. It proved to be a very effective tactic; Set was never seen again, although his followers do not believe he is dead, and hope he will return one day.
As PCs make their way out of the library, read or paraphrase the following:

You have just left the area Professor McKay calls an office, and are walking down the corridor, when the world ‘shimmers’. The overhead lights dim to nothing and you find yourselves making your way through a darkness lit only by lamps set in wall sconces. You are wearing cloaks and, for some reason, have pulled the cowl as far forward as you can so that your face is hidden by shadow. In your hand, you hold a small metal disk in case you are challenged.


NOTE: This adventure is not sanctioned in any way, shape or form by Fantasy Flight. It is not an official product, and I am in no way affiliated with them or they with me. There is no relationship between us. This adventure is mine, for fun, and for you, because some of you asked me to finish it.

Also, if you like this adventure and want to play it, please go buy the official rulebooks from somewhere where the original creators and publisher of the setting will be paid. I got mine from a Melbourne game store, but I’ve found PDF versions of the Player's Handbook and the Gamemaster's Handbook are now available from DriveThruFiction. If you enjoy their world, this is the best way to thank them.


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