Look: woman, focused eyes, comfortable clothes
See, It All Fits: You can use Sharp instead of Charm when you manipulate someone.
Suspicious Mind: If someone lies to you, you know it.
Connect the Dots: At the beginning of each mystery, if you look for the wider patterns that current events might be part of, roll + Sharp. On a 10+, hold 3 and on a 7-9 hold 1. Spend your hold during the mystery to ask the Keeper one of the following questions:
•Is this person connected to current events more than they are saying?
•When and where will the next critical event occur?
•What does the monster want from this person?
•Is this connected to previous mysteries we have investigated?
•How does this mystery connect to the bigger picture?
.38 revolver (2-harm close reload loud)
Watchman’s flashlight (1-harm hand)
Folding knife (1-harm hand)
Lily had her first brush with the supernatural as a teenager in the early 60’s. Her boyfriend Saul took her to one on their first date: “The Unknown Creeper”. As part of the promotion, the theater owner dressed as the monster, and ran through the auditorium. Afterward, as they were walking out, Lily found his body in the bushes. He’d been killed the same way as the Creeper’s first victim.
A budding reporter at her school newspaper, she tried to find answers, but the police were no help. When she saw that the Creeper was real, it was laughed off as “female hysteria”. Over time, she found other accounts of horrific creatures, which were subsequently denied by authorities. She became driven to expose the truth.
Today, as a journalist for Freak NJ magazine, Lily talks to many people who encounter the supernatural, and has developed a finely-tuned bullshit detector for filtering out the frauds. She’s sympathetic enough to put witnesses at ease, without coming across as a fanatic. But fanatic she is, as she is building quite a collection of “proof”, and will put herself at risk to find more. She spends much of her time building “Beautiful Mind”-style evidence webs with colored yarn. Lily believes there is an underlying connection to it all, leading back to the Outer Gods of the Cthulhu Mythos. Saul is gone, the children don’t call much, but when she finds the Truth, it will all be worth it.