The Laundry Mission Generator Suite

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The characters’ mission is to [ApparentSituation] The operation will occur [Location]. The characters must deal with [BureaucraticMeddling]. Eventually, it becomes apparent that [RealSituation] Predictive Branch warns that a(the) character(s) may [DramaticSituation] The overall situation is [Cthulhoid] and [Cthulhoid].

Codeword

1,[CODENAME] [CODENAME] 1,[CODENAME] [CODENAME] [CODENAME]

Prefix

1,Akashic 1,Ancient 1,Arcane 1,Blasphemous 1,Cryptic 1,Cthonic 1,Divine 1,Enchanted 1,Encrypted 1,Enochian 1,Forbidden 1,Hyperdimensional 1,Latinate 1,Restricted 1,Sacrificial 1,Shadow 1,Trice-Great 1,Unholy 1,Vile 1,Virulent

Spell

1,Benediction 1,Binding 1,Blessing 1,Chant 1,Consecration 1,Curse 1,Denunciation 1,Evocation 1,Geometry 1,Incantation 1,Invocation 1,Logic 1,Manipulation 1,Metagrammer 1,Pentacle 1,Rune 1,Sigil 1,Symbol 1,Talisman 1,Tongue

Book

1,Bargain 1,Book 1,Codex 1,Dreams 1,Fragments 1,Grimoire 1,Letter 1,Magic 1,Portents 1,Prophecies 1,Ravings 1,Record 1,Scroll 1,Tables 1,Tablets 1,Three-Ring Binders 1,Tome 1,Treaty 1,Working 1,Writings

Suffix

1,in Adamant 1,in Jade and Gold 1,of Abramelin 1,of Al-Hazred 1,of Al-Sabbah 1,of Babylon 1,of Dee 1,of Eibon 1,of Harijoun 1,of Hermes 1,of Nebur 1,of Souls 1,of the Blind Watcher 1,of the Forgotten 1,of the Gate 1,of the Million Favoured Ones 1,of the Old Ones 1,of Thoth 1,of Worms 1,of Yog-Sothoth

Cthulhoid

1,amorphous 1,bloated 1,cancerous 1,croaking 1,degenerate 1,eldritch 1,fecund 1,fetid 1,ghastly 1,gibbering 1,howling 1,ichorous 1,incongruent 1,mottled 1,mouldering 1,nameless 1,necrotic 1,obscene 1,oozing 1,pallid 1,parasitic 1,protoplasmic 1,pustular 1,quivering 1,repugnant 1,rugose 1,sightless 1,slithering 1,squamous 1,tendriled 1,ungainly 1,unspeakable 1,writhing 1,zymotic

CODENAME

1,ADDER 1,ANDES 1,ARCHER 1,ARMOR 1,ARROW 1,ATLANTIC 1,AXIOM 1,AZURE 1,BAYONET 1,BLACK 1,BLUE 1,BOXCAR 1,BRONZE 1,CAVALCADE 1,COBALT 1,COFFIN 1,COPPER 1,DANUBE 1,DIAMOND 1,DRAGON 1,ECHO 1,ECLIPSE 1,EMBANKMENT 1,EMERALD 1,GOBLIN 1,GOLD 1,GREEN 1,GREY 1,HAMMER 1,HARPOON 1,HEDGE 1,HERMES 1,HORSE 1,HUNTER 1,JAMJAR 1,JAVELIN 1,JERICHO 1,KNIGHT 1,LAMBSKIN 1,LANCE 1,LAZAR 1,LECTERN 1,MAGENTA 1,MONARCH 1,MONOLITH 1,NAPOLEON 1,NIGHTMARE 1,OAKTREE 1,OCTOPUS 1,OGRE 1,ORANGE 1,PEARL 1,PENNINE 1,PHANTOM 1,PURPLE 1,REALITY 1,RED 1,RUBY 1,SAMOTHRACE 1,SAXON 1,SERPENT 1,SHIELD 1,SILVER 1,SPEAR 1,STALKER 1,SWORD 1,TACITURN 1,TANDEM 1,TEMPEST 1,TENTACLE 1,TESTAMENT 1,THUMBSCREW 1,VENOM 1,VIKING 1,VOID 1,WALL 1,WATCHER 1,WHITE 1,WOLF 1,YELLOW

ApparentSituation

1,audit a [OccultThreat]. 1,audit a Laundry facility or regional office for [AgencyThreat]. 1,audit a potential reality excursive threat posed by [RealityExcursive]. 1,audit another government agency for [AgencyThreat]. 1,conduct a field experiment. 1,conduct a training exercise or course. 1,follow-up on a previous Laundry operation - [PreviousOp]. 1,go to target location and look around for anything unusual - the characters are not told anything more. 1,investigate [OccultActivity]. 1,investigate a queer feeling from Predictive Branch. 1,investigate a suspicious death or disappearance of a Laundry officer or a person of interest. 1,investigate a suspicious murder. 1,investigate suspected [ForeignAgency] activity. 1,investigate suspected activity of [NonHuman]. 1,recruit a potential asset. 1,renew bindings on or a bargain with [NonHuman]. 1,retrieve [Artifact]. 1,support a local Laundry officer with an ongoing situation. 1,work with local law enforcement to deal with a potential occult threat posed by a [OccultThreat]. 1,work with SIS/SS/[ForeignAgency] to deal with potential occult terror threat.

RealSituation

1,a cult or [NonHuman] have lurked here for centuries but has only now been detected. 1,a recent event - earthworks at a supermarket, a cleanup in a university library, an archaeological expedition - has unearthed something ghastly. 1,a rival power, such as [ForeignAgency], is behind the whole thing. 1,a third party, such as [Human], is conducting occult rites and experiments. 1,an ancient cult or [NonHuman] is/are reawakening and drawing followers together. 1,an experiment has gone out of control. 1,another species, such as [NonHuman], is/are doing something nasty. 1,criminals or terrorists are plotting to acquire [Artifact]. 1,someone is trifling with dangerous items or perilous knowledge. 1,someone is using an occult power or monster for personal or political gain - the supernatural is not the real threat here. 1,the Laundry is using the characters as bait to lure some foe out of hiding. 1,there is a cult operating in the area and they intend to summon something unspeakable. 1,there is a leaky source of thaumic power that needs to be contained before more weird stuff happens. 1,there is a localised minima in the dimensional barriers - things are leaking in from the Outside. 1,there is absolutely nothing going on - it is all a false alarm. 1,this is a deliberate attack on the Laundry. The characters are walking into big trouble. 1,this is a power play by a rival department in the Laundry, like Human Resources. 1,this is all a loyalty test or training exercise for the characters. 1,this is something out of the Laundry's closet - [PreviousOp].

OccultActivity

1,bizarre ceremonies 1,cult activity 1,evidence of sorcery

Human

1,a clueless sorcerer or cabal 1,a dangerous cult 1,a lone madman 1,a malignant sorcerer or cabal 1,a misguided cult 1,a Mythos cult

NonHuman

1,a Level Four Entity 1,a Level Three Entity 1,a Level Two Entity 1,ANNING BLUE SKULL 1,BLUE HADES 1,DEEP SEVEN 1,ghouls 1,PLUTO KOBOLD

ForeignAgency

1,ASIO 1,AVID 1,Black Chamber 1,CSUIS 1,DAP 1,DCRI 1,DESG 1,GSA 1,GUBU 1,Jihaz Al-Mukhabarat Al-A'Ma/Iraqi Intelligence Service 1,JPCOG 1,JPCOG 1,MSSNB 1,OCN 1,RDEI 1,Thirteenth Directorate 1,VEVAK/Ministry of Intelligence and National Security

RealityExcursive

1,a chaos theorist 1,a computer scientist 1,an anthropologist

OccultThreat

1,news report 1,suspected cult 1,weird rumour

AgencyThreat

1,cultists 1,possession 1,security breaches

Artifact

1,a PLUTO KOBOLD lightning gun 1,a spell; the [Prefix] [Spell] [Suffix] 1,an Erich Zann Violin 1,the [Prefix] [Book] [Suffix]

PreviousOp

1,a bargain left unfulfilled 1,a project that was closed down years ago 1,a retired or transferred officer 1,to check to see if geases have worn off 1,to make sure bindings are secure

BureaucraticMeddling

1,a deadline (close of business on Friday) 1,a miscommunication with Head Office (the local Laundry personnel or friendlies do not have a clue that the characters are coming) 1,a mistaken identity (Head Office assigns the wrong character(s) to the mission, assuming the the nebbish computer tech is an SAS-trained killing machine) 1,a paperclip audit (the characters must account for all equipment used, including paperclips) 1,a review of a previous mission in minute detail 1,an incomplete breifing (the missing information turns up a little too late to be useful) 1,an injuction against use of lethal force 1,an order to direct all communication to the head office through a committee 1,an order to field test experimental equipment 1,an order to make a full report to a committee (during or after the mission) 1,an order to recover as much evidence and to capture as many suspects as possible for interrogation 1,an order to use cover identities and ensure that their cover is not blown by their actions 1,another department that wants the characters to fail (to score political points) 1,close scrutiny from the minister (whatever the mission result is, it must be spun in a politically positive way) 1,incorrect documentation or equipment issue 1,missing tickets or travel documents 1,the absurdly insufficient budget issued for the mission 1,the additiion of a secondary bureaucratic mission such as [SecondaryMission] 1,the knowledge that Legal Affairs has their eyes on the characters (any breaches of the law will be treated especially seriously) 1,the knowledge that the mission is being Audited (any mistakes will have severely detrimental effects on their careers)

SecondaryMission

1,auditing a regional office for software compliance 1,conducting pentacle integrity checks

Location

1,at a church 1,at a corporate office 1,at a government building 1,at a Laundry office or facility 1,at a school 1,at a seaport 1,at a university 1,in a cave 1,in a housing estate 1,in a prison 1,in a public area 1,in a railway station 1,in a ruin 1,in a rural area 1,in a secure area 1,in a small town 1,in a supermarket 1,in a tube tunnel 1,in an airport 1,in an asylum 1,in an extra-dimensional location 1,in an industrial estate 1,in an isolated village 1,in the alleyways and backstreets of a city 1,in the commercial district of a city 1,in the highlands 1,in the moors 1,in the sewers 1,in the suburbs of a city 1,near a lake 1,near a river 1,on a farm 1,on a military base 1,on a motorway 1,on a road 1,on the shoreline 1,overseas

DramaticSituation

1,are unaware that an important asset is hiding that they are [Troubled]. 1,be [Mislead] - they must work out that the current situation is not real. 1,be besieged [Location], with enemies all around. 1,be given a secret briefing through a [Programming] about what is really going on. 1,be ordered to do something that goes against their beliefs or conscience such as [Orders]. 1,be placed in a position of unexpected authority because [Circumstance]. 1,be stalked by a monster or assassin [Stalked]. 1,choose between [ToughChoice] and failing the mission. 1,discover innocents in danger. 1,face a really big monster that has to be taken down with artillery. 1,find that at least one third party involved in the mission, such as [Antagonist], has a goal that is orthogonal to those of the Laundry. 1,go undercover in [Undercover]. 1,have to complete the mission before [RaceAgainstTime]. 1,not be who (s)he appears to be, and is in fact [Troubled]. 1,perform an impossible heist such as [Heist]. 1,unexpectedly encounter a friend or family member. 1,work with unreliable allies such as [UnreliableAllies].

ToughChoice

1,a cause 1,a loved one 1,loyalty to the Laundry 1,something important

Undercover

1,a crazed cult 1,high society 1,the Jeremy Kyle show

Heist

1,breaking into a cult stronghold 1,gatecrashing a BLUE HADES structure 1,penetrating a bank vault

UnreliableAllies

1,[ForeignAgency] spies 1,[Human] witness{es} 1,[NonHuman] minders 1,weird Laundry staff

RaceAgainstTime

1,a bomb goes off 1,a gate opens 1,a hostage gets sacrificed

Stalked

1,[Location] 1,at their Laundry office 1,in real life 1,in their dreams

Circumstance

1,communications are down and they have to make the call 1,the boss has gone missing

Programming

1,geased command 1,pre-planned memory 1,secret document

Troubled

1,a clone 1,a parallel-universe counterpart 1,a spy for [Antagonist] 1,an enemy under a glamour 1,insane 1,making a power play 1,possessed

Antagonist

1,[ForeignAgency] 1,[Human] 1,[NonHuman] 1,a rival department

Mislead

1,dreaming 1,glamoured 1,in a Black Chamber psychop 1,in a computer simulation 1,in the Funny Farm

Orders

1,acting against government orders 1,deployment of SCORPION STARE 1,the murder of innocents

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