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The Painter

Abilities

  • Action: You may spend 1 Improvement token to gain 1 Clue, 1 Focus, and 1 Resource.
  • After resolving a test, if you rolled two or more successes, you may spend 1 Focus to improve that skill.

Flavor Text

Quote

"Art is a window into a reality beyond our knowing."

Bio

Though a gifted painter, Sefina's talents have more often than not been capitalized upon to create forgeries of the works of others. One such commission - that of a surreal alien cityscape titled "Carcosa" - tested Sefina's abilities to their limits. Determined to recreate the work exactly, she worked obsessively until its completion, at which time she was suddenly whisked away to the world of the painting. Waking hours later, covered in paint and blood, Sefina has become determined to discover the secret of the painted city.

Defeated Encounters

Loss of Health

A nasty concussion has caused Sefina to go blind, and she barely can control her brush as she applies paint to the canvas. She gestures halfheartedly towards a pile of her things. Gain all of her possessions. You attempt to identify the subject of her painting (Observation). If you pass, you realize that it is a self-portrait and the glimmer of a smile passes over her face; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, you misidentify the art as a horrifying monster and Sefina falls into a deep depression. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Loss of Sanity

"Beware the King within the golden star." Sefina rocks back and forth as she works at her easel, and you know her words to have a deeper meaning. Retreat Doom by 1. She acknowledges your presence, but appears to be looking straight through you. You attempt to get her focus on your voice (Influence). If you pass, she flies into a frenzy, covering you in a flurry of paint; improve 3 Skills of your choice. If you fail, she grows deathly silent. Whether you pass or not, discard all of her possessions and her Investigator token.

Team Role

Sefina has a high Observation, Will, and Lore, so she'll do well on Other World Encounters and Research Encounters. She is also able to increase her skills if she passes successful tests, leading her to adapt to any different role the party may need.

Origin

Sefina was first an investigator in Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and was the first investigator not to be based on one from Arkham Horror.

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