A rank wind replaces the stagnant air in the hollow tunnel. Few even know of Salem’s underground, fewer still have ventured down into the dark. You and your team of investigators have been tasked with exploring the rumor that human presences are stirring down in this urban labyrinth, long closed off to the public. The haphazard scattering of papers, pictures, and furnishings does more than just confirm the rumors, someone has been locked down here for years, the legends of “The Hermit” are true – and he has spent his years of isolation planning something sinister.
This has become more than an investigation – now you must stop a murder in progress while preventing your own. You and your team have 60 minutes to discover the plans for the “Hermit’s” revenge, and escape with your lives.
Success Rate: 11%
Details are sparse when it comes to the work performed by the team of scientists at C.A.L.D. (Center for Arctic Life Discovery). On the fringe of accepted science, this clandestine organization is typically tight-lipped. But their last transmission was an unusual change of pace - they sounded eager to welcome a new group of researchers to witness an exciting breakthrough. Planning a journey to the remote outpost has taken some time and it looks like the forecast and flight-plan have finally aligned!
As the helicopter approaches the station, you still can't shake an uneasy feeling. Is it nerves concerning the big discovery? Perhaps the thought of unrelenting sub-zero conditions has a you a bit shaken? Or could it be the fact that the communication from C.A.L.D. went from reserved to elated to radio silent? The pilot informs you that once you land, you'll have only an hour to observe and return - a storm is approaching and it's wheels-up in 60.
Success Rate: 20%
Literary legend Maximillian Abre, known by his friends as “Mac” – that is, if someone with such well known outbursts of maniacal ravings had any friends left – has mysteriously resurfaced. After years of churning out blood-curdling bestsellers, the cryptic author withdrew completely and inexplicably from the world he once headlined. He hasn’t been heard from since that black night. That is, until now. Your office has just received a telegram – Mac Abre is back.
Your editor has dispatched you and your team of literary agents to Abre’s remote estate with the hopes of landing an interview from the most elusive author in the world. Weaving through his mad-house of riddles and the supernatural horrors that spring from the decaying walls of his mansion like animate ink from the author’s manuscripts has made this far more than a simple inquiry. However, landing this interview could make your career, or it could break the hinges of your decomposing mind.
Success Rate: 21%