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"The Madness From the Sea"

Card Details


Cthulu is part of the core set of Ancient Ones.


When an investigator moves onto a space containing an Eldritch token, he becomes Delayed and loses 1 Sanity

Reckoning.png: Each investigator on a Sea space that does not contain an Eldritch token places an Eldritch token on his space

Normal Victory

When 3 Mysteries have been solved, investigators win the game.


The players have 12 spaces on the Doom counter before Cthulhu awakens.

Flavor Text

Eons ago, Cthulhu came from the stars with his Star Spawn brethren. He now sleeps in the sunken city of R'lyeh, waiting for the stars to be right to rise again.


Before resolving the strength test, lost 1 Sanity.


Set aside 1 Deep One Monster, 1 Star Spawn Monster, and all Cthulhu Special Encounter cards.

Mythos Deck

Stage I 0 2 2
Stage II 1 3 0
Stage III 3 4 0



The Great Old One Cthulhu is arguably the most famous of H.P. Lovecraft's creations.


He is typically described as having the head of an octopus, wings of a dragon, and a body of a man, with two arms and two legs (one of the more anthropomorphic of the old ones).

Current Residence

At his house in R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. Eons ago, Cthulhu came to the earth with his star spawn. Together they waged a war against the Elder Things, driving them back into the Antarctic. Some time later a great cataclysm sunk many of the star spawn's great cities, including their greatest city of all, R'lyeh, where the high priest Cthulhu sat his mighty throne. This corresponds to Space 3 on the board.





The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft, 1928.