Use in Gameplay
These tokens are used to track the progress of the Deep Ones’ scheme in Innsmouth on the Deep Ones Rising track. If the Deep Ones Rising track ever completely fills up, the Ancient One immediately awakens. There are six spaces on the track to fill.
There are two primary ways for the Deep Ones Rising track to advance. First, each time a gate is prevented from opening, such as by an Elder Sign token or an investigator ability, add one uprising token to the Deep Ones Rising track. Secondly, there are special vortex spaces found on the Innsmouth board. Investigators cannot move into vortices under any circumstances (not even through the use of an item). Any monster that enters a vortex is immediately returned to the cup. For each monster returned to the cup in this fashion, raise the terror level by one. In addition, add one uprising token to the Deep Ones Rising track.
In addition, there are cards and Heralds that may have you add tokens to the track.