I've just started Masks of Nyarlathotep with a few friends, and they are half-way through the "America" chapter.
The best outcome for this part of the campaign, according to the book, would be to
eliminate the whole cult by convincing the police about what happening inside the Ju-Ju House. Let's propose that my investigators, manage to convince Lt. Poole about a death cult operating inside Harlem, with their base being the Ju-Ju House, and Lt. Poole organizes a raid against this cult.
If this happens, they will most likely run into the Chakota which is dwelling in the basement pit. How would 1925 police handle such thing? Obviously, they can not kill the thing (neither can my investigators), what would happen if say 10-12 police officers and a detective storm the building and find there something which is beyond their comprehension?
The reason I am asking this is because I think there is no "best" ending here.
I don't see any way how the police would deal with this situation, and if they do not raid the hideout, the cult can not be eliminated from New York. Even if its leader, and second in command is arrested, without a raid, someone new will take their place, and continue on with their nefarious deeds.
Am I mistaken here?