Daniela swore as the sleek deal with of the machete slipped in her sweat-covered hand and the blade bought tangled within the vines. “You did not inform me the jungle would combat again a lot, Ursula.”
Ursula simply laughed, her fairly smile making Daniela flush as she clumsily pulled the machete free. Ursula pointed to her hand. “If you happen to maintain gripping it that tightly, you will get blisters. Grip it together with your thumb and forefinger and let gravity do many of the swing be just right for you. Come right here, I will present–”
“Lesson’s over,” Leo known as from the place he was serving to the previous man, Norman, navigate a tangle of kapok roots. “We’ve got 5 miles to go earlier than dusk. We won’t afford to maintain dilly-dallying.”
The jungle makes its strategy to Arkham in Path of the Serpent, the newest enlargement for Mansions of Insanity! In three new eventualities that carry you to a cursed South American expedition, a lavish backyard occasion for Arkham’s social elite, and a forgotten temple chosen because the set for a horrible ceremony, you should work alongside your group of investigators to battle monsters and resolve eldritch mysteries earlier than it’s too late. If you happen to want to survive your journeys, you’ll need to group up with essentially the most expert professionals of their fields and put together for any problem that you could be face.
At present, we wish to take the chance to introduce you to the 4 investigators who can be becoming a member of your expedition group within the Path of the Serpent enlargement for Mansions of Insanity—now accessible for pre-order at your native retailer or on-line by means of our web site with free delivery throughout the continental United States!
The Expedition Chief
Leo Anderson has spent his life touring to the deadliest and most obscure corners of the globe. It’s at all times an opportunity for journey, and the pay is sweet, however there’s a price. Alongside the best way, he’s misplaced good individuals. Some succumbed to sickness, others to the inhospitable local weather, and a few to unnatural issues that may hang-out Leo for the remainder of his days. His most up-to-date expedition for a mysterious benefactor resulted in full catastrophe. His closest pal, Mitch Brown, was the one one among his individuals to outlive… or not less than, stay human. Leo is sick of burying his individuals. However now that he is aware of what lurks within the forgotten reaches past civilization, he can’t overlook, and he can’t give up till the job is completed.
Leo is a hardened explorer who has seen rather more of the world’s darkness than he would care to. This helps place most of his abilities at a degree of 4, although he locations rather more worth in what he has seen together with his personal eyes than within the phrases of different. Thus, his affect is three and his lore is barely two. However, for higher or worse, he’s nonetheless the expedition chief and he’ll do all the things in his energy to get his group dwelling alive. As soon as per spherical, when Leo strikes, he may assist one other investigator transfer one area, guaranteeing that—it doesn’t matter what—nobody on Leo’s group is left behind.
When she was younger, Ursula Downs was always scrambling up timber, scaling rock partitions, and utilizing her artwork provides to map caves. Any hopes that some could have she may quiet down and start exhibiting extra “lady-like” habits as she grew older had been dashed when she procured a level in archaeology from Miskatonic College and commenced touring the world. Quickly, she was leaving her mark on the tutorial neighborhood and including an unbelievable listing of achievements to her title. Not many individuals can say that they’ve climbed a mountain on each continent. Fewer nonetheless can say they’ve stolen a golden idol from a cannibalistic cult, however for Ursula, that is only the start.
When touring throughout the globe, you have to be prepared for something. As such, Ursula is an extremely balanced investigator, with seven well being and sanity, and all of her abilities valued at both three or 4. The explorer additionally has the outstanding capability to maneuver one area both earlier than or after performing an discover motion or interacting with a sight token. Whereas she will solely execute this extra transfer as soon as per spherical, this nonetheless offers Ursula extra freedom to traverse the board than maybe some other investigator in Mansions of Insanity. And with expansive jungle trails and temples to discover, that is certain to show invaluable.
Daniela Reyes at all times thought she had life. She had a loving, boisterous household. She had a gentle job that used her brains and her arms. She had cash to spend on quick vehicles, fairly ladies, and her prized possession: her motorbike, Gabriel. Total, her life appeared regular till in the future when her brother, Ramon, bought caught up in some hassle. Quickly, her mom started warning Daniela to watch out, that a darkness lay forward of her, and in a city as unusual as Arkham, this warning holds a specific weight.
She solely set the glass of water behind the door to appease her fretful mom. It was meant to catch evil spirits. However when she awoke the subsequent morning to search out it shattered, she was decided to determine what occurred and repair it. Similar to she at all times did.
Daniela’s analytical thoughts makes her probably the most expert problem-solvers in Arkham. Each time a puzzle is solved throughout a recreation, whether or not or not it’s by her or one other investigator, Daniela could both achieve two clues or discard one horror. This will likely turn out to be useful as she additionally has the bottom sanity of the investigators on this enlargement. Nonetheless, Daniela can also be the strongest investigator of Path of the Serpent with eight well being and 5 power. She will be able to each reduce by means of the jungle underbrush and resolve the secrets and techniques of the ancients, making her the right addition to any expedition group.
Norman Withers is a scientist. He’s a rational man dedicated to the reasoned exploration of the universe. So, when six stars merely vanished from the sky, he double- and triple-checked his outcomes, then calmly examined the scenario from each logical angle. His conclusions had been easy. Sure, the celebs had been actually lacking. Sure, one thing unimaginable was shifting within the void. Sadly, when he introduced these findings to his colleagues, they didn’t settle for them because the work of a rational man. The complete scientific neighborhood dismissed his analysis because the ramblings of a crackpot. However nonetheless, Norman continues his research. Although his analysis now touches on historical lore and magic, he’s nonetheless a rational man, and when he has gathered sufficient proof of what’s lurking past the celebs, he’ll show it to everybody.
Norman is a person of science—he had thought his days of adventuring could be far behind him. With a well being of six and power and agility values of three, the astronomer should depend on his wit if he’s to outlive within the jungle. His information of the celebs and the motion of the cosmos is his best asset, and so long as he can see them, he could both achieve two clues or discard one Horror. Whereas he can solely activate this capability as soon as per spherical, this steady entry to clues will assist him resolve any puzzle or decide any lock with ease. When you’re getting ready to dive into an historical Temple of a misplaced civilization, a scholar could imply the distinction between making the invention of a lifetime and changing into misplaced within the jungle endlessly.
Coronary heart of the Jungle
The trail earlier than you is crammed with numerous risks that may push you to the boundaries of your sanity and produce you inside an inch of dying. Solely Arkham’s bravest investigators will stand an opportunity in opposition to the terrors forward. Be part of the expedition and uncover the secrets and techniques of the Path of the Serpent!