September 28th, 1999, the leader of the 7th Day Church of Tremulus, Pastor Ankthem Smith, commanded his flock to commit suicide rather than be taken into federal custody. After they were all dead, Ankthem set the house ablaze with himself in it. Recovery of the bodies took several weeks but all were accounted for, including Pastor Smith. His remains were missing his fourth finger (the ring finger) of his left hand. The finger was found within what appeared to be a relic of some kind that was recovered from the ruins of the Church House. The finger and its container were somehow misplaced while being transported to the police evidence locker located in Twin Falls.
Ankthem’s Scepter has been talked about frequently in several circles of the supernatural community. Despite no one really knowing what to use it for, the relic seems to have a lot of bad luck hanging around it. Periodically over the last 10 years the Scepter has reappeared to the gleeful delight of some dark practitioner only to disappear amidst pain and bloodshed. No one really knows what the Scepter looks like (even the police photograph that showed it in the background vanished) but all agree it holds great power. That power has come to Seattle. A buyer has surfaced. But all is not going according to plan.
Does it ever?