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The Actress

Abilities

  • Action: Spend any number of Improvement tokens, then improve 1 skill of your choice for each token spent (a "+2" token counts as 2 tokens).
  • Once per round, an investigator on your space may roll 1 additional die when resolving a test.

Flavor Text

Quote

"I've played so many roles. Madness is to be expected."

Bio

Around the world, Lola has performed dramatic roles for sold-out houses. However, after being cast in the controversial play, The King in Yellow, Lola needed to "take some time" to recover for her "exhaustion." Now that she has checked herself out of the asylum, she's ready for her big comeback. But this time she'll play a different role in the fight against the horrors that threaten this world. She's started by traveling to Tokyo to track down the other surviving cast member of her previous theatrical endeavor.

Defeated Encounters

Loss of Health

"I'm fine darling. Help yourself, by the way." Lola nods at the equipment strewn across the hotel room. Gain all of her possessions. As convincing as she is, you know she's in pain. You try to persuade her to visit a hospital (Influence). If you pass, she sighs a breath of relief and tells you of all the horrors she's encountered; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, the day after Lola leaves the city, she succumbs to her wounds. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Loss of Sanity

The trail of Lola's belongings leads you into a derelict theater. Gain all of her possessions. She's on the stage, wringing her blood-soaked hands and reciting, "Will these hands ne'er be clean?" You try to direct her performance, hoping to better reveal her character (Influence). If you pass, she tells you of the Tattered King, indicating a goat she killed; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, Lola's dialogue degenerates into gibberish. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Team Role

Lola's ability to use an action to change her skills (and improve one right off the bat) enables her to adapt to whatever task the group might be lacking in. With her high Influence, she does well with acquiring assets. Since an investigator can roll an extra die if she is with them, she's a great support-type character.

Origin

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