Silas Marsh the sailor and Akachi Onyele the shaman were trying to stop Azathoth. This was on ‘easy’ difficulty, with the hard (tentacled) Mythos cards removed from the deck.
They got off to a good start, gaining lots of spells and equipment using bank loans and clearing the debts with influence. The first mystery was solved fairly quickly without the doom track dropping much.
However, before long a lot of rumors were hanging around, waiting for that first reckoning.