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Chris would like to thank: Rita for her love and support in pursuit of new worlds, and encouraging my creativity, without her help you would not be holding this first achtung! cthulhu release. Dedicated to the memory of my mum Daphne, who always gave me time to explore my dreams. Sarah would like to thank: Chris McWilliam, for his constant encouragement and support, and for listening to all my mad ideas; Chris Birch, for giving me the chance to make the Zero Point campaign a reality; Michal and Dim, for making such a gorgeous book; to all the gamers and Keepers at GenCon who gave such valuable feedback on the convention version of this scenario; and my grandfather, George Clifford Newton, for serving in North Africa, the Atlantic Run, and Normandy, and helping make this world a place where a game like this can be played without fear.

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Lionheart to make sense. Resistan the my Contact ly hope he on hey’re t T ! have left people Overview Plot Episodes Getting In The Resistance Codename ANGEL An Unspeakable Evil Escape! Allies and Adversaries Appendix One: Pre-generated Characters Appendix Two: New Rules Appendix Three: Operational Briefing 27 29 33 36 CheCkmate over. mess repeat transm .Foreword Introduction 2 3 3 5 5 8 13 15 22 ce. age does not ission.

Of course there hear t of a World you on a terrifying journey through the like Sarah Newton we are going to take wers of the Cthulhu of the crazed monsters. Visions of stirr plastic weapons. Call for some truly big guns in the world of be able to publish Achtung! Cthulhu playing game rlds and our own new introductory role Cthulhu. t campaign paigns planned. developing my last game Starblaz Cthulhu is a return to producing this new setting Achtung! but there was something and let us know what you thin modiphius or write to achtung@modip Publisher. Savage Wo of plenty of ways to t type of gamer you are you. Expeditions. This time you will encounter very real hero the final downfall of es and learn how they contributed to for your players to encounter real hero the Nazi regime. er Adventures helped satisfy the spac il. It’s fantastic It’s amazing to yet tentacle-filled wartime adventure. so please stay in touch romance. but we atthe darker deeds during those terrible War can be a tricky subject. During our of those who fought and suffered with tempt throughout to treat the memory that from time to such astonishing bravery and sacrifice research we repeatedly discover tales of is an opportunity es in the background of the setting. Achtung! Cthulhu Chris . mythos and a war machine bent on usin years. gods and follo War Two twisted by the machinations g any and all weapons at its disposal. We didn suffering plastic soldiers and my brother’s e it’s the most something I think ever y kid should sinc War Two at school before the age of 16. who has being able to work together with Sarah by Sarah Newton is the first. So no matter wha lhu had not been World War Two could have been if Cthu experience our chilling vision of how Section D! halted at ever y point by the heroes of join our es imprint MODIPHIUS I hope you will As the first major release for my new gam tic science alyp fantastic worlds. there are system. more about of information only drove me to learn event in the last 100 years. We have visions of apoc journey through this and many other at www. so landscape of Europe. but this lack defining their countries. e a lot of work on creating this historical don role playing. Trail of Cthulhu. especially respect. and civilians that risked ever ything for this fascinating period and the soldiers e opera urge. so ible in the war torn y soldier is a hero. fantasy and much more to unve k! hius. clutching our our house in uniform with my friend Jonn As a child I roamed the fields behind ing British war battles with the enemy. where anything is poss my childhood imagination where ever working with writers has to be a darker side to this tale. imagining our constant with my long odds drove me to recreate these battles films with brave heroes fighting incredible ’t study World collection of miniature tanks.Foreword from Chris Birch y. of which the Zero Poin We have several Achtung! Cthulhu cam again.

As its role in aiding resistance forces under Nazi domination becomes more important. Section D is based at the Met ropole Hotel. Inc. and learning to work with its allies. The British government. However. an epic and episodic series of adventures for the Achtung! Cthulhu setting. Achtung! Cthulhu is a setting for Lovecraftian roleplaying in World War Two.Introduction – What is Achtung! Cthulhu? Three Kings is the first scenario in the Zero Point campaign. allowing you to play investigators uncovering the terrible secrets of the Lovecraftian Mythos which threaten the world when humankind is already poised to tear itself apart. the head of Czechoslova They are: Frantisek Morav sin. and Josef m s for their countr y’s freedo the title. This version of Three Kings is intended for use with the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. In its place. Czechoslovakia has been invaded by the Third Reich. and a shadow is falling over Europe. published by Chaosium. below. the Nazis have declared a “Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia”. the British army has assembled a special operations group to . heroic actions of these rem f The Real Heroes o World War Two Overview It’s summer. resistance is growing—led by a triumvirate of patriots known only as the “Three Kings”. In 1939 and the early months of the war. You can fin arkable people. some 25 “Section D” is a section of the British Secret Intelligence Service (also known as MI6) formed a little over a year ago in March 1938 to carr y out paramilitary and covert political actions. British intelligence is also very interested in any possible military significance to these atrocities. reportedly where the atrocities have been committed. it will form a key component in the new Special Operations Executive (the famous “Bak er Street Irregulars”). amidst the restive populace in the surrounding countryside. has received intelligence from the nascent Czechoslovak “government-in-exile” in London that a Czech priest working for the resistance in the vicinity of Prague has information about atrocities committed “Section D has assembled a special operations group to parachute into occupied Czechoslovakia to contact the resistance. don in 1939. many m the background to these events of the war which for al . and Josef Ma military intelligence in Lon gs” of Balaban. figures. Everything else you need can be found there. centred on the former capital of Prague. Section D is und er the command of Major Lawrence Grand. established in mid-1940. and is still very much finding its way. on the corner of Nor thumberland Place and Wh itehall in central London. 1939. where the Lovecr version of the Second Wo nd to nts work to bring humanki Mythos is real and its age larger of the figures behind the its doom. including propaganda and sabo tage. And yet. 40 kilometres) southwest of Prague. are provided in Appendix One on page 29. Under instruction from the mysterious “Section D”. Achtung! Cth aftian rld War. you can also create your own investigator characters using the Call of Cthulhu rules. and heroes of the might meet are historical kian ec. the priest—codename ANGEL—is hiding Czechoslovakian children and preventing them from being transported to Castle Karlstein. part of the British secret intelligence service. against an enemy during wartime. and in particula r helping the USA develop its own intelligence efforts. close to the hear t of the Briti sh government.” by the Third Reich—information which will provide priceless propaganda if war does break out. ed ulhu presents a fictionalis Of course. and in many cases nation adventures were real people heroes. created using the 6th edition Call of Cthulhu rules. who gave their live ut the d out lots more online abo during the war. In the summer of 1939. What is “Section D”? miles (appx. s characters the investigator In three Kings. According to British intelligence. Pre-generated characters. not yet at war with Nazi Germany. and the country dismembered. four of the war. the “Three Kin Vaclav Moravek. developing its operational stru ctures.

one Father Andrej. the Nazis are gradually closing in on his underground railroad. and briefing summary in Appendix Three. and will likely be shot as spies if captured by the Nazis. Over the past few years. who are determined to maintain deniability). after the war Moravec fought against the Hungarian and Slovak Soviet Republic and eventually joined military intelligence. he now truly believes he is an “angel”. The operations group is undercover. an evil Nazi scientist by the name of Herr Doktor Graf Ernst von Kammerstein has been conducting nightmarish experiments on prisoners and other victims. and provided with a handwritten letter of introduction by him (with no reference to the British government. The players take the roles of this operations group— investigators with a military bent and a desperate. contacting a group of resistance leaders known as the “Three Kings”). Moravec secretly flew out of Prague’s Ruzyne Airport in a chartered KLM Douglas DC-3 with ten of his fellow intelligence officers. CheCkmate to Lionheart uest some kind of animaL! req over! aeriaL piCkup immediateLy. czechoslovak military intelligence officer in london. Stopping briefly at Rotterdam. and has discovered what he’s truly up to (see page 16). Father Andrej has saved a lot of lives. and has begun using the cowed population as a ready source of experimental test subjects. He’s certifiable. they had received information that the German invasion and subsequent occupation of Czechoslovakia was to take place the following day. Later. he has moved to Castle Karlstein for reasons unknown. Tipped off by agents operating in Nazi Germany. But there’s a twist. and return with the information. They should also take any measures to prevent these atrocities from continuing. 1895. Pre-generated characters can be found in Appendix One (see page 29). In saving the children (and some adults) from the Nazi clutches. Briefed at the Section D headquarters in central London by Czech resistance leader in exile. find out just what the Nazi atrocities at Castle Karlstein are. The Real Deal The truth of what is happening in Castle Karlstein— unknown to the British—is far worse. In doing so. On the evening of the 14th of March. From 1937 to 1939 he was head of Czechoslovak military intelligence in Prague. At the mercy of an overweening Messiah complex.” good is justifiable. page 36). but handled correctly his real heroism could make great propaganda for the British and the cause of the Three Kings—or cause a horrific scandal if the truth leaked out. Almost from his arrival in London. in their possession—their most valuable files and archives.. willing to do just about anything to rescue those he considered under his care. The Czech priest. he has got too close to Doktor von Kammerstein’s work. Codename ANGEL is not what he first seems. 1939.. handed over to the British Secret Intelligence Service to be used against the Third Reich. if possible. contact Codename ANGEL. their final destination was London Croydon Airport. clandestine cause. They are each given poison capsules to take in the event of capture. Frantisek Moravec (see box. Since the invasion of Czechoslovakia. “An evil Nazi scientist has been conducting nightmarish experiments on prisoners and the local population. not in military uniform. began as a well-meaning but desperate individual. Moravec has kept in secret radio contact with the Czech resistance group known as the Three Kings.Frantisek Moravec Born July 23. A veteran of the Great War (in which he fought in the Austro-Hungarian Army) and former POW. The revelation of the reality of the Cthulhu Mythos and the power of magic has broken his mind. he will also serve as the head of the intelligence service of the Czechoslovakian Government-in-Exile. Codename ANGEL is saving the children from a fate worse than death! However. . he has tried to use its unholy power for good. rationalising that a little evil in the service of a greater parachute into occupied Czechoslovakia to contact the Czech resistance. come to deliver mankind from the devil’s clutches. from 1940. The investigators must decide what to do with Codename ANGEL. but at the cost of his sanity. their mission is to establish communications with the resistance on the ground (including.

The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley itley is one of the The Armstrong Whitworth AW38 Wh service with the three twin-engine medium bombers in used for maritime British Royal Air Force (the RAF). The drop zone is in the lightly populated .Plot Episodes There are many ways the investigators can tackle the events of Three Kings. and also reconnaissance. It’s specifically designed to the former bomber. episoDe one: GeTTinG in This episode deals with the investigators’ arrival in the heavily forested area around Castle Karlstein to the southwest of Prague. By the end of the episode. The the idea of parachuting troops behind specially converted Whitley used by the investigators is a allow parachutists model with the rear turret removed to to jump from the plane. although of course its mission rent payload! Czechoslovakia is to drop an entirely diffe nting with In 1939. towing glide transpor ting troops. The following episodes deal with some of the most likely ones. Each episode comprises a number of scenes: depending on the investigators’ actions. presented in roughly the order they may occur in. itley flies with Because of design constraints. the Wh riences cona distinct “nose-down” attitude. these may or may not happen. the investigators may have mounted a daring rescue to contact the resistance. Scene One: Parachute! The investigators are parachuted into occupied Czechoslovakia aboard an RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley. training. and expe turret and also a siderable drag. It has a full (which also adds to the drag when depl for use as a night crew of five. Use this section as you see fit: Keepers should be flexible with any reasonable and well thought-out plan of action the investigators come up with to achieve their goal. the British army is still experime enemy lines. in the Nazi-occupied former Czechoslovakia. It has a powered nose two machine guns retractable hydraulic ventral turret with oyed). It’s rs.

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