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The Urchin


  • Action: Gain 1 Trinket Asset of your choice from the reserve or discard pile.
  • Once per round, if you would gain a non-Deal Condition or an Impairment token, you may choose to not gain that Condition or Impairment token instead.

Flavor Text


"The little things are important. Grown-ups don't see that."


As far as the state was concerned, Wendy had to be placed in an orphanage. Her father was gone and her mother was insane. But Wendy knew that her mother drew sigils and chanted to hide from the nightmares that took Wendy's father. So long as she was in an orphanage, Wendy knew she was vulnerable. The only way to find her father and keep herself safe was to escape. She has one photo of her father, taken in a factory where the signs are in Russian. On the back is the message, "Soon the Red Tide rises. Stay safe, my little girl.

Defeated Encounters

Loss of Health

You recognize Wendy's meager belongings for sale in a pawnshop. Gain all of her possessions. The store owner claims an older man brought them in. You scour the city looking for any sign of her or this mysterious man (Observation). If you pass, you find her in a hospital being watched over by her father who offers to "take care" of certain problems for you before the two of them disappear; each investigator may discard any number of Conditions. If you fail, you never learn her fate. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Loss of Sanity

The doctors at the asylum tell you that Wendy is too dangerous to be seen, but they grant you custody of her belongings. Gain all of her possessions. You try to convince the staff that itcis vital that you speak to her (Influence). If you pass, Wendy looks at you with pich black eyes and threatens you in a inhuman voice, whispering ancient secrets; retreat Doom by 1. If you fail, you come back the next day only to discover that she has killed her doctors and escaped. Whether you pass or not, discard her Investigator token.

Team Role

With her high Observation and Will, Wendy is great for gathering Clues. Since she can gain any Trinket from the reserve, she can usually adapt into most situations. Her low Influence might be a problem, so she pairs well with a character that can facilitate assets to her, like Charlie Kane Charlie Kane, Jenny Barnes Jenny Barnes, or Bob Jenkins Bob Jenkins.


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