I really enjoyed the Trevor episodes, as well as the call backs that turn up later.
...is completely awesome. I sort of remembered some of the old stuff about Hilltop road, but summarizing what we know about key mythos clusters as they accumulate is super helpful. It makes the show more fun to listen to.So, let’s just reiterate Hilltop Road:
It was a halfway home in the 60’s, owned by the Fielding family for over 3 generations. The guy running that home was a spider-guy who owns a weird table with a box in the middle. Everything is spideriffic until a fire girl showed up and saved at least one guy before the house was burned down. After the fire, raymond was found dead missing a hand.
Eventually Ivo shows up to help fix the place, feels like he’s going to be set on fire and finding out that Ray Fielding is apparently a ghost with a deed. A priest shows up AFTER getting infected with a hallucination demon that makes him eat human flesh and bars him from praying but apparently also makes it so he won’t get hurt by the fire demon. Ivo tears down the tree and on that same night one Agnes Montegue hangs herself, a male’s hand tied to her waist. The table ended up in Magnus Archive’s warehouse, and the box was destroyed/thrown in the bin by Ivo.
So basically, it looks like the spider-people had a good thing going, until the fire-girl decided to start starving them out, then lit the place on fire (I assume when the magical defenses were starved enough). Still, it looks like Ronald’s right on this one--that ground is cursed. Or at least, something is...