Normally Ripped from the Headlines features scenario premises for The Esoterrorists. Today’s news story seems to cry out for a Trail of Cthulhu treatment—perhaps in the modern day.
When reports surface that the venom of certain poisonous snakes induces a intoxicating effect strong enough to get through to hardened opiate abusers, a cadre of jaded libertines heads to Oklahoma snake country. There they set out to find a local shaman willing to provide them with a venom-derived hallucinogen known as the Kiss of Yig. At the behest of a concerned relative, the investigators attempt to intercept them before they successfully establish a widespread distribution network for the mind- and body-shattering, supernatural drug.