These scenarios pull no punches—investigators will face deadly peril and moral dilemmas. They may die, or, if they are very careful and very lucky, they might complete an investigation successfully, without entering a single round of combat. But, they will not be left untouched by what they learn.
Most Golden Goblin scenarios will begin with actual history. These scenarios will focus on the complex social issues of the periods they are set in. To deny the dark side of history is to refuse to learn the lessons it tries to teach us—and one of those lessons is that the horror humanity perpetrates upon its own kind is more appalling than anything our minds can imagine.
Lurking behind all of this will be the Mythos, unknowable, uncaring and ultimately unstoppable. The best investigators can hope for is winning a little more time for mankind.