The Underworld (encounters)
| A ghoul offers you a splendid diadem of blazing gold. Will you accept it?
If you do accept the crown, gain $8 and reduce your maximum Sanity by 1.
|A monster appears, bursting from the ground itself!|
|A nightgaunt drops some hapless person from the darkness above. The victim did not survive the impact but he seems to be holding a book. Make a Luck (-2) check. If you pass, search the Unique Item deck and take the first Tome you find. If you fail, search the Common Item deck and take the first Tome you find.||Luck -2|
|A pack of ghasts chase after you. Climb up to the sunlight as fast as you can! Make a Speed (+1) check. If you fail, gain an Injury card from their ferocious attack.||Speed +1|
|A pack of ghouls are feasting on carrion. It is a truly repugnant sight to behold. Lose 1 Sanity.|
|Creeping forward, you see that the black shape near the pool is a mutilated corpse, ripped asunder by God-knows-what. But wait! There's something clutched among three of the fingers that remain on the right hand! Lose 2 Sanity, but draw 1 Unique Item.|
|From the shadowy depths, a monster appears!|
|Gigantic, four-armed creatures are fast asleep. Make a Sneak (+1) check. If you fail, lose 1 Stamina and you are lost in time and space.||Sneak +1|
|Here in the Vale of Pnath, you discover a friend once thought lost. Make a Luck (-2) check. If you pass, draw an Ally. If you fail, your friend is in no condition to return with you. Lose 1 Sanity and return the top card of the Ally deck to the box.||Luck -2|
|How can these winds of change blow so fiercely beneath the earth, where weather itself will not descend? Pass a Will (-2) check or move all of your skill sliders to their leftmost positions.||Will -2|
|Ia, Ia, Tsathoggua! cry their voices as one. Ia! Ia! If Eihort is the Ancient One, become Cursed, or gain a brood token.|
|If only your hasty disguise will hold in this city of ghouls! The things you might learn! Pass a Luck (-2) check to gain 1 Clue token, 1 Stamina, 1 Sanity, and return to Arkham.||Luck -2|
|In the house of Shuggob, many dark secrets are known, and revealed to you. Draw a Spell.|
|Learn what these visions may tell at physical cost? Or flee, sparing your wits? You must choose to either gain 1 Stamina and lose 1 Sanity, or lose 1 Stamina and gain 1 Sanity.|
|Nodens wishes to thwart the forces of the Ancient One. You may choose 1 monster in Kingsport and 1 in Dunwich, each with 2 or less toughness, and remove them from the board. Then discard 1 item, if able, which Nodens claims as tribute.|
|Obscene fungal growths tower above, but all is silent. Nothing happens.|
| On the face of one of the granite mountains, in letters larger than any house you've ever seen, a message is written in a language you are somehow able to interpret. The message informs you of how to warp reality and control the doors between reality, but it also warns of terrible dangers that threaten any who do so.
If you attempt to control the doors between realities, make a Lore (-1) check. If you pass the check, search the Spell deck for the Control Gate spell and take it. If the spell is not available, nothing happens. If you fail the check, draw a monster for each open rift and place the monster on the rift's current location. If there are no open rifts, nothing happens.
|Nuguth-Yug demands homage be paid to Nodens, his lord. Discard any number of Clue tokens, then roll that many dice. Your Sanity and Stamina are reduced to the number of successes you roll. If they are reduced to zero, or if you had no Clue tokens to discard, you are devoured|
|Shuggob will share his secrets, but won't you sample his fine meats? You may draw a Spell if you wish, but if you do, lose Sanity equal to the drawn Spell's Sanity cost.|
|Standing before the bas-relief of Nodens in his temple in the Vale of Pnath, the air turns louder and darker at the edges of your perception. Make a Luck (-1) check. If you fail, either lose all of your Clue tokens or roll a die. If you roll a die and get a success, nothing happens. If you roll and fail, you are Devoured.||Luck -1|
|Tak, the Vampire Prince of Karoth, deems you no threat to him. You have no encounter.|
|The entire city whispers and laughs, but the source of the sounds- if they originate anywhere at all- remains always beyond the edge of your vision. You must lose 1 Sanity and 1 Stamina for each Clue token you wish to keep; otherwise, discard them all.|
| The ghouls want to transform you into one of them! You may either fight them or allow their corrupting influence to affect you.
If you allow yourself to be exposed to their corrupting influence, gain 2 Corruption cards and increase your maximum Stamina by 1.
|The granite peaks are nearly impossible to pass. Lose 1 Stamina and then make a Fight (-1) check. If you fail, you are delayed.||Fight -1|
|The longer you spend in this desolate place, the more it erodes your mind. If you are in the first area of the Underworld, lose 1 Sanity. If you are in the second area of the Underworld, lose 2 Sanity.|
|The Sea of Pitch roils, and your balance shifts as the world spins around you. Pass a Luck (-1) check or you are delayed.||Luck -1|
|The sickly phosphorescence that permeates this place does not continue into the chambers ahead. You may try to collect some of the strange substance to light your way as you continue.||Luck -1|
|There it is! The stairway! But you must remain hidden for a while longer from these accursed ghouls... Make a Sneak (-1) check. If you succeed, return to Arkham. If you fail, you are delayed.||Sneak -1|
|You find a Gug lying motionless, apparently dead. You may examine the body if you like. If you do, make a Luck (-1) check. If you pass, you discover what killed the monstrosity. Search the Unique Item deck and take the first Weapon you find. If you fail, the thing still has a little fight left in it. Lose 1 Stamina as it lashes out with the last of its strength.||Luck -1|
|You hear gurgling voices echoing from somewhere in the darkness above you. At first, the sound is unnerving, but soon you realize they are unaware that you are listening. Make a Sneak (-1) check to get what information you can without alerting the speakers of your presence. If you pass, gain 1 Clue token for each success.||Sneak -1|
|You may choose to make a Fight (-2) check to scare the ghouls away from their quarry. If you pass, claim 1 monster trophy at random from the cup, ignoring the Endless ability.||Fight -2|
|You scrabble for the thing briefly after fumbling it, but it spins and bounces from your fingertips, falling away into the faint light radiated by the Throken Peaks themselves. Discard your least expensive Weapon.|