Merciful Things

The Chapel of Contemplation

Delving into the records, the investigators find the will of one Walter Corbitt, former owner the eponymous Corbitt House. The executor of the will, Reverend Michael Thomas, reveals a link to the Chapel of Contemplation, a local church with a dark and elusive history. Following the trail leads them to the ruins of the chapel, beneath which dark secrets await… and a book, with a cover made of suspect material.

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Interview at Roxbury Sanitarium
Episode 2

The investigators, having learned that all is not well in the Corbitt House, begin to track down and interview the former occupants. Gabriella Marcario tells a story of horror and madness. The team delves into newspaper records to corroborate her story, and turns up more of the foul history of the house, and of the notorious Walter Corbitt.

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First Session
Episode 1

Our kickoff episode starts with the investigators gathering at the bidding of their mutual friend, Jackson Elias. After growing suspicious of a piece of land he had an eye to buy, Jackson hires the party— a socialite heiress, a well-connected businessman, a police detective, and a scholarly gentleman— to look into the background. They begin to learn the house’s dark history, which begins not long ago.

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Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.

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