The Blood Sword of Emeric
Take the cartographer Alyssa Faden, her passion for Ancient Rome, her insanity for Call of Cthulhu and throw them all together: Cthulhu Invictus. What else would she run?
This scenario takes place in the province of Germania Superior, starting in one of the many border forts of the Limes Germanicus. It begins at the fort of Zugmantel, just north of the Rhine river (and near modern day Wiesbaden). The Germanic lands north and east of here are in crisis. Germanic refugees are flooding the area, begging for aid and protection. Caravans of amber, furs, and slaves are being attacked by a Germanic, barbarian bandit chieftain/rebel, named Emeric of the Helvetii. Emeric has been a thorn in the side of Rome for several years, but has never been so bold. The garrison commander at Zugmantel, Centurion Numerius Vergilius Dama, took one third of the troops stationed here (35 in all) on an extended hunt for Emeric and his raiders. They are now overdue to report or return, and the acting commander is starting to worry. The situation is quite tense; the garrison, merchants, and refugees are all on edge. It would only take a small incident to send things spiraling into chaos.