I recall tossing this cursed relic aside long ago, thinking it was a useless trap item that just takes up room. For many, it really is.
But let me, the great explorer Leo Anderson, challenge your views and tell you at length about how I charmed an entire police force to die for my occult desires to feed my dark hunger of killing monsters.
So there I was, renowned expedition leader Leo Anderson, Returning to Dunwich with a friend new to town (he'd never been to Dunwich before). Well... Imagine my surprise when I found out that I had accidentally brought this mesmerising skull on the trip! I threw it into my 30L deep backpack as a thematic joke. I can see my old buddies around the bar now; "the mad explorer Leo jaunt around tombs and vaults with huge teams, only to return with one crazed friend and a weird skull". They don't understand this amazing cursed skull. It has power they cannot see... So I brought it along. Two of them, to be exact.
We laughed when I pulled it from my bag at the start of the investigation. I had to show it off - after all, Great Leo's life is shaped around watching his many, many replaceable allies die. It is sad but this is the way of the skull. My whole 'shtick is having the sheer inner willpower (4) to not go mad watching my friends and foes die in horrific ways. Infact my biographer says it is my unique ability to always have new allies!
So when I convinced my policeman friend to throw his life away to protect me from an unoffending rat, suddenly the skull glowed twice as the rat died in the kerfuffle. Next a hideous monster attacked, but my brave, brave Tetsuo was easily convinced to take a big hit for my drunk fellow investigator Rex. I was gazed in the attack, which gave me an opening to react with my blade and murder the savage beast of the night. Again the hungering skull glowed. All this happened in the blink of an eye, in one swift single round the skull rattled with 4 coins. Mitch didn't bat an eye, he'd seen worse on our adventures. Rex just gulped and drank more. A sudden windfall of resources allowed me to pull out loads of guns, and my guns were blazing all night, thanks to THE DECORATED SKULL OF DOOM.