“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear”
– Daniel Defoe
[The Society] had taken an interest in the diamond, the Cumberland Star and its reputation for being cursed. Rumor has been that madness, tragedy, and death have befallen the Cumberland family because of the curse. With the family throwing a gala reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the family having acquired the stone, [The Society] had chosen this time to investigate.
Local members Del Nightengale and Edward Monteblanc III were joined by three others who were dispatched by their respective Chapterhouses.
After sifting through a lengthy history of madness and murder, the investigators were able to trace the stone back to a small cult from India, छोटे-छोटे शैल (the cult of the Small Crawler). Long believed to have been wiped out by another Indian cult, the Thugee, it was uncovered that the cult of the Small Crawler was still most definitely active and planning to sacrifice young Christine Cumberland in a dark ritual.
Bursting in on the cultists, the members of [The Society] managed to dispatch two of the cultists (one of whom was revealed to be Arthur Cumberland) and managed to capture a third, who was handed over to the authorities. The current whereabouts of the Cumberland Star are unknown.
It is suspected that members of the Thugee cult of India may also have been operating in the area. One of their agents, known only as Krisha, had been serving Arthur for twenty years. What plans he may have had are wholly unknown.
Despite the disruption of the ritual, the unknown whereabouts of the Cumberland Star have forced [The Society] to classify this case as still open.