Ancient Stone
Minds in Harmony

Asset. Hand

Item. Relic.

Cost: 2. XP: 4.
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Researched. Uses (X secrets). X is the number in parentheses next to "you have identified the stone."

When you draw any number of cards, spend that many secrets: Heal that much horror from a card at your location.

Greg Bobrowski
The City of Archives #231.
Ancient Stone
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • NB: ArkhamDB now incorporates errata from the Arkham Horror FAQ in its card text, so the ArkhamDB text and the card image above differ, as the ArkhamDB text has been edited to contain this erratum (updated August 2022): Erratum: The purchase restriction on this card should be replaced with the keyword: "Researched." - FAQ, v.2.0, August 2022

  • Q: Can Ancient Stone (Minds in Harmony) heal horror from Daisy's The Necronomicon? A: Correct, there is nothing stopping you from healing horror from the Necronomicon using Ancient Stone (Minds in Harmony), provided the Necronomicon is at your location. Note, however, that horror cannot be healed from a card if that horror is being used as a placeholder for another kind of effect (for example, the horror on locations in Curtain Call being used to represent fire, flood, or ooze – it’s not actually horror anymore, so it cannot be ‘healed’.)"

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Carolyn Fern can take this; she can use the level 1 version because she's her, and this because it heals horror. She can also take Shrewd Analysis, which has a strange interaction here: Since this is the only "eligible" option, she flat out upgrades the second copy for free. The other version isn't eligible because she can't include it in her deck, so it's not included among the random options. Since shrewd analysis is so easy to include in a deck, it's now a viable include for Carolyn. The biggest hurdle is getting the initial investigate off to upgrade the card at all, but she can be built as a solid seeker so that's not such an issue.

SGPrometheus · 696
Wow!! That's huge!!! — matt88 · 2743
Yep, a huge get for Carolyn, but I'm pretty meh on this for everyone else, because the other Ancient Stone is just so good. This one would be great in Dim Carcosa... but so would the other. — CaiusDrewart · 2866
Either we 're getting something wrong about this card, or something's wrong in the works, regarding the site. I'm trying to add this in a Carolyn deck I created and the site overwrites it, telling me I've included a card that is forbidden for the investigator. Any idea why this would happen?? — matt88 · 2743
@caiusdrewart Agreed re: everyone else, especially since pretty much everyone else who can take this can take the other version instead. That's what I love about Carolyn though, she takes so many sub-par cards (First Aid, Clarity of Mind, Liquid Courage) and makes them into viable, powerful cards. — SGPrometheus · 696
@matt88 Well, let's take a look: The first card is a level 1 seeker card, and Carolyn can take Seeker cards 0-1, so that checks out. This card has "heals... horror" on it, anywhere, so that checks out too. My guess is that the (one) guy who does all the coding for arkhamdb hasn't gotten around to flagging this card as obtainable by Caroyln yet. — SGPrometheus · 696
Question: Can the stone heal Key of Ys? — Uncle George the Farmer · 30813
Note that because multiple cards drawn from a single game effect are considered to be drawn simultaneously and not one at a time, neither version of the Ancient Stone can divide a single 2+ heal/damage among multiple targets. Nor, on the wording of the card, is it permitted to spend fewer secrets than the number of cards drawn by the said game effect, e.g. you could not spend just 1 secret after playing Preposterous Sketches to draw 3 cards; it would have to be 3 secrets or else not use the Ancient Stone reaction-trigger at all. — Cluny · 51
@Uncle George the Farmer: Answer: yes, if it's at your location. See the FAQ entry. — SGPrometheus · 696
Could this affect be used to heal investigators character cards at your location? Just seeing if that qualifies — coffeeandgames7 · 1
@coffeeandgames7 Yes, an investigator's card has a sanity value, so it can be targeted. — MiskatonicFrosh · 306
Epic combo from our recent Carcosa campaign with "Stand together": Carolyn draws 2 cards, gains 2 resources, Agnes heals 2 horror, gains 1 resource, Minh draws 2 cards, gains 2 resources, deals 2 damage to an enemy without AoO. — Susumu · 302

Drawing encounter cards does not trigger this effect, also see FAQ from Dr. Henry Armitage.

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Django · 4584

With Return to Forgotten Age, this is a great Stone upgrade for Ursula Downs, especially if you can get Dr. Elli Horowitz to hold it for you. With one of the worst weaknesses in the game this Stone offers great protection, and if you are also running Veda Whitsley with Charisma, you have a lot of double-chances with the encounter deck during the mythos phase. Throw in Truth from Fiction at level 0 or 2 and maybe Astounding Revelation and you are in great shape.

Krysmopompas · 314
Astounding revelation requires some search effects. You can also add scavenging with versatile to your deck and recycle the empty stone — Django · 4584
I don't quite get, what makes her weakness so bad with "Return to Forgotten Age"? — Susumu · 302