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The Priest


  • Action: Give 1 of your Boon Conditions to another investigator on any space
  • When you close a Gate during an Other World Encounter, if you do not have a Boon Condition, gain 1 Boon Condition

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"You need only look in your heart to find proof of the divine."


For all his life, Mateo has been a devout believer in a power greater than himself. Even as the political situation in Mexico reached a boiling point and violence erupted across the country, he maintained his faith in a just and benevolent creator. But when the bodies began to show up in his hometown, limbs mutilated and skin torn to shreds by some unnatural beast, Mateo started to wonder if there was any goodness left in the world at all. Now, Mateo is in Rome, seeking guidance and answers from the Vatican itself.

Defeated Encounters

Loss of Health

You find a limping Mateo packing most of things into a suitcase, though he has abandoned some of his things on the floor, notably his personal rosary. Gain 1 Boon Condition. You ask him for his blessing, but he claims that no one can help you but yourself (Will). If you pass, his skepticism strengthens your resolve and you tighten your grip on the rosary; gain a Blessed Condition. If you fail, you bid him farewell and part ways. Whether you pass or not, discard all of his possessions and his Investigator token.

Loss of Sanity

You find Mateo in an abandoned church, boisterously preaching to empty pews. His things are strewn all through the aisles, and he seems to hardly notice them. Gain all of his possessions. You try to speak with him, but he averts his eyes and increases the volume of his sermon (Influence). If you pass, he breaks down in tears and tells you of the horrors that brought him to the brink; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, the sermon takes a dark turn toward fire and brimstone. Whether you pass or not, discard his Investigator token.

Team Role

With his high Will and Lore, Mateo is good for Other World Encounters or combat-oriented magic. His passive ability can have great powerful effects, giving Boons to other investigators who are about to undertake difficult tasks or to possibly get rid of Corruption or Cursed conditions.


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