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The Nun


  • Action: Test Will. For each success, you or another investigator on any space may discard 1 Madness Condition.
  • You and other investigators on your space add 1 to the result of each die rolled as part of a Bane or Boon Condition effect.

Flavor Text


"The Lord watches over my path. I am armored in faith."


Sister Mary speaks very little of her life before taking her vows. Like so many other young girls, she came from a small town and dreamed of something greater than a small life. The Lord provided. Through His path, she has become a lion of compassion and virtue. She has a natural ability and people are often surprised how driven she is to serve God’s will. The church has sent her to South Africa to investigate a possibly demonic presence. Mary plans to approach the question as she always does, with a clear mind and an unshakable faith.

Defeated Encounters

Loss of Health

The scars do not diminish Mary's beatific face. Despite her devastating wounds, she is glad to see you and offers you items and information that may be of use to you. Gain all of her possessions. She has quickly adapted to a new life here in the hospital, ministering to the other patients. She invites you to speak to them although their stories are heartbreaking (Will). If you pass, you learn much about the resiliency of humanity; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, Mary wishes you well. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Loss of Sanity

The priests will not tell you where they are keeping Mary but offer you what she had with her. Gain all of her possessions. All you are told is that she had a crisis of faith and is very unwell. You try to get anyone in the church to help you (Influence). If you pass, you are led to Mary's room, and she tells you what she encountered that destroyed her faith; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, you never hear from her again. Whether you pass or not, she has no further desire to serve God; discard her Investigator token.

Team Role

Mary is a powerful support character and all-rounder. She can either operate alone as a researcher or gate closer, or travel with another investigator. Whomever she chooses to bless using her holy water will benefit from the condition more than normal, as her passive ability means the condition only has a 1 in 6 chance of being lost during a Reckoning effect. She also benefits teams of investigators with low Will, able to remove the Madness conditions they will be susceptible to.


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