|Terrible Old Man|
Upkeep: Pay 1 Focus and exhaust to gain 1 Sanity.
|FL-21: The Terrible Old Man [F]|
His colleagues were not there at all, but only the Terrible Old Man leaning quietly on his knotted cane and smiling hideously.
|While The Terrible Old Man is committed to a story, choose a struggle icon. Struggles of that type do not resolve in that story this phase unless an opponent pays 2.|
The Terrible Old Man first appeared in the story The Terrible Old Man (H.P. Lovecraft, 1920).
Holt's family had lived in Kingsport for generations. In his youth, he traveled to the Far East, where he had learned much of the mystical traditions of that region, and to Hungary, where he visited The Black Stone. The locals whispered about the curious carvings in his yard and the bottles with lead pendulums inside with which he held conversations at night. He paid for his purchases at the local shops with gold and silver coins, yet he had no trouble with thieves after one attempted break-in. Few visit him in his house, as he dislikes visitors.