The Dirge of Reason

NAH11 The Dirge of Reason

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Author

Graeme Davis

Editor

Katrina Ostrander

LAKE HOUSE DESTROYED. 38 DEAD. CAUSE UNKNOWN.

Federal Agent Roland Banks has always done things by the book. It was the only way to avoid being dragged into the mire of corruption and quid pro quo that is government in Prohibition America. But when Agent Banks busts the wrong bootlegging operation in backwoods Virginia, his punishment is a bizarre assignment near Arkham, Massachusetts.

It is clear from the outset of his investigation that Arkham keeps its secrets close, and Roland isn’t going to break open this case if he sticks to SOP. But his agent’s handbook has nothing to say regarding ancient myths and wrathful gods. As the mystery and chaos surrounding the assignment threaten to unravel Roland, he must decide how much he’s willing to risk to uncover and confront the truth.

The Dirge of Reason is an Arkham Horror novella by Graeme Davis that throws you headfirst into the roaring twenties where tragedy has struck the small town of Arkham, Massachusetts. During an apparent freak accident, the entire New England Virtuosi Orchestra perished and federal agent Roland Banks has been sent all the way from Washington D.C. to investigate. The official report reads, “Explosion, cause unknown.” The house looks like a howitzer shell hit it, but nobody knows why and the local authorities weren’t encouraged to look very hard. Could it have been bootleggers? A mob hit? Or something more sinister, something unnatural?

Now, you can aide Roland Banks with his investigation. Within the pages of The Dirge of Reason, you will find full-color inserts of the agent’s case notes as well as all the evidence at his disposal, including letters, newspaper clippings, and official reports. The hardcover novella also comes with four exclusive cards for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, including an alternate art version of Roland Banks, that enable players to build a distinct deck for the federal agent based on his experiences within the story.



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