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Father Mateo
The Priest
Set
Core Set
Health Sanity
6 8
Strength Agility Observation Lore Influence Will
3 3 2 4 4 5
Special Ability
Action: Another investigator within range becomes Focused. Activate this ability only once per round.
Father Mateo
The Priest
Father Mateo ~ Elder Sign - Omens of the Pharaoh.png
Set
Omens of the Pharaoh
Sanity Stamina
6 4
Special Ability
Hallowed Ground: Once per day, when Mateo moves to an adventure, he may either ignore its Entry effect or pay 3 trophies to ignore the effect printed on the back of that Adventure card.
Starting Items
ClueAlly
UniqueTFA-4: Father Mateo
The Priest
File:Father Mateo TFA-4.png
Type Subtype
Investigator Believer
Warden
Faction Health Sanity
Mystic 6 8
Willpower Intellect Combat Agility
4 3 2 3
Ability
ReactionAfter an investigator reveals an Auto-fail chaos token: Cancel that token and treat it as an Elder Sign token, instead. (Limit once per game.)
Elder Sign effect
You automatically succeed. After this test ends, either (choose one):
  • Draw 1 card and gain 1 resource.
  • If it is your turn, you may take an additional action this turn.
Deck
Size: 30
Options: Mystic cards (Mystic) level 0–5, Blessed cards level 0–3, Neutral cards level 0–5.
Requirements: The Codex of Ages, Serpents of Yig, 1 random basic weakness.
Bonus Experience: You begin the campaign with 5 additional experience (does not affect the number of weaknesses you must take in Standalone Mode).

Father Mateo is an Investigator that appears in the Mansions of Madness Second Edition Core Set, Elder Sign Omens of the Pharaoh, and Arkham Horror: The Card Game The Forgotten Age.

Fiction[]

The Story So Far[]

Mateo Castile's life has not been easy, even—or perhaps especially—since finding his calling and becoming a priest. The past few decades in Mexico have been wracked with instability and conflict between a secular government and a traditional and religious populace. Father Mateo struggled to balance his faith with the pragmatic concerns of preaching when the law told him he must not.

But as difficult as the political situation in Mexico has been, that is not what has assaulted Mateo's faith at its core. An investigation into a rash of murders and kidnappings in his home state led not to political violence as Mateo had suspected but to a gruesome and horrid cult thriving at the heart of the brewing war. How, Mateo wondered, could a kind and loving God allow what he saw that night to exist? His prayers are still unanswered, but Mateo now seeks answers on his own.[1]

Mateo Castile's life has not been easy since he became a priest. Recent decades in Mexico have been wracked with instability and conflict. Father Mateo struggled to balance his faith with the pragmatic concerns of preaching when the law told him he must not. But this is not what has assaulted Mateo's faith at its core. The nearby murders and kidnappings were not politically motivated, as he had suspected. A gruesome and horrid cult thrives at the heart of the brewing war. How, Mateo wonders, could a kind and loving God allow what he saw that night to exist?[2]

Artwork[]

Notes and references[]

  1. Mansions of Madness Second Edition: Core Set — Father Mateo Investigator Card
  2. Arkham Horror: The Card GameTFA-4: Father Mateo
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