UtL S2E21: But… What About the Key!?

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On this Episode of Under the Library:

Jo, Cully, and Franny enter the kitchen to talk to Boone. Still quite drunk, Boone speaks freely about exploding heads, and although Jo tries to cover Cully’s ears, Boone’s words still anger him. Cully storms out, Joe following, and when they encounter Rutherford in the hall Jo encourages him to offer Franny medical care.

As Rutherford attempts to help Franny, the piercing head pain returns and his eye bursts, spraying her with gore. The kids help Franny to the bathroom to wash herself while Boone helps Rutherford to the garage.

Boone and Rutherford encounter Sam in the garage, and Rutherford refuses Sam’s offer of medical assistance. Rutherford is afraid he might be contagious and doesn’t want to spread the malady. He asks Sam to move his truck so Rutherford can leave in the car (with two bodies in the trunk) and take the blame on himself.

Rutherford drives erratically out of town and hears sirens behind him. When he pulls over, Mulvaney approaches his window and as they talk. It goes poorly.

Back at the house, Jo, Cully, and Sam decide that Franny needs more medical care. Jo describes the route to the local doctor she knew 6 years ago, and Sam agrees to drive. He orders the kids to stay in the house for safety, and leaves with Franny in the back of the truck. Instead of driving to the doctor Sam heads out of town, pulls over by the Barbasol billboard, and…


Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictions) 1942 Los Alamos NM and follows the misadventures of Boone (Chris), Jo (Emily), Culligan (Scott), Bello (Rick), Rutherford (Wayne), and Franny (Artur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people.

Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.

https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.