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Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: An Insidious Inheritance

Sims 4 Story Starter Kit

Welcome to our twentieth official The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit! If you missed all the info on The Sims 4 Story Starter Kits, you can read more about what they are and how they work in our introductory article!

A single father and his three girls move into a new home, unaware it’s already occupied!

For this month’s The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit, we’re bringing you a recently widowed single father of three young girls. When he receives a mysterious letter informing him of a massive inheritance his late wife left to him, he thinks this could be the fresh start he and his daughters need, but beware! Not everything is as it seems and everything comes with a price!

The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: An Insidious Inheritance

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Jarrett thought he had the perfect life. A kind, loving wife whom he completely adored to heaven and back, three beautiful, healthy daughters, a nice home in the suburbs with a white picket fence, and a writing career that was just starting to take off after years of hard work thanks to his wife’s unwavering belief in him. Then Irene started to get sick…

Suddenly, life became very different. Jarrett watched helplessly as the love of his life slipped away from him a little more each day. He spent more time at the hospital than at home and their children spent more time with babysitters than their parents. When Irene’s illness inevitably claimed her, Jarrett was left a widower and a single father of three young girls who were grieving for their mother.

Holly, the oldest, was affected the most. She became withdrawn and resentful of people, demanding to be left alone and flying into fits of rage when her request was ignored. She started having strange dreams she was convinced were prophecies and drawing confusing images of gargoyles and monsters but her therapist insisted it was just a child’s grief-driven delusion.

He tried his best to push his own grief aside to be the parent his children needed but he struggled to keep everything together on his own. His career that had been ready to take off was suffering now; between taking care of his sick wife and now trying to be with his daughters, he had little time to write. Nothing being published meant no money coming in. Jarrett was still trying to pay off his late wife’s mountain of medical bills, pay the mortgage, and make car payments. In a matter of months, the bank had repossessed both the house and car. Jarrett had a limited number of days before he and his children were homeless.

That was when Jarrett received a peculiar letter in the mail from an estate lawyer for his deceased wife. That was strange… Jarrett knew nothing about this estate lawyer. The letter informed him that Irene had been in possession of a large, historic manor in Forgotten Hollow that had been in her family for many generations. Now that she had sadly passed on, the house was his. Jarrett had his reasons for being suspicious, of course, but desperation makes people do crazy things. He packed up what he could and moved the girls to Forgotten Hollow to make this old estate their new home.

But once they arrived, it became clear the house was in bad shape. It was very outdated and would need a lot of work to be restored to its former glory. It would be a while before Jarrett had the money to do any major renovations. Still, it was a fully paid off home and they had nowhere else to go, so Jarrett decided to make the best of it for now.

However, not long after moving in, weird things started happening. Holly’s dreams became night terrors that she’d wake up screaming from almost every night, Autumn would talk to some kind of imaginary friend she called “the shadow man,” and Jarrett would find bizarre things in April’s crib, like piles of dirt and old coins from the 1700s that Holly swore up and down she never put there. But the scariest thing? The prophetic dreams Holly had before they moved here? They’d all been about this house! The gargoyles and monsters she’d been drawing? They were statues from this house!

Did Holly have some kind of supernatural ability? Was the house trying to speak to her? Whatever was in this house long before they arrived here, was it friendly or did it want to do harm to them? And if Holly was sensitive to the supernatural, was she in the most danger out of all of them?

Jarrett knows something isn’t right at 13 Deadend Drive, but he’s stuck there. He has no choice but to make peace with whatever inhabits his new home… or drive it out.

The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit Household Info:

Jarrett Wills
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Romantic Interests: Women
  • WooHoo Interests: Women
  • Romantic Exploration?: No
  • Traits: Gloomy, Family Oriented, Loyal, Domestic (Bonus)
  • Aspiration: Successful Lineage
  • Likes: Grey, Alternative Music, Writing, Photography
  • Dislikes: Spooky Music, Handiness
  • Skills: Writing (4), Logic (3), Photography (2), Cooking (2)
  • Career: Freelance Writer
  • Relationships:
    • Holly Wills: Daughter
    • Autumn Wills: Daughter
    • April Wills: Daughter
  • Packs Used: Vampires, Werewolves, Spooky Stuff, Paranormal Stuff
Holly Wills
  • Age: Child
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Traits: Loner
  • Aspiration: Artistic Prodigy
  • Likes: Green, Spooky Music, Mischief
  • Dislikes: Pink, Kids Radio Music
  • Skills: Creativity (4), Mental (3), Vampire Lore (2), Medium (2)
  • Career: Grade School C Student
  • Relationships:
    • Jarrett Wills: Father
    • Autumn Wills: Sister
    • April Wills: Sister
  • Packs Used: Vampires, Werewolves, Spooky Stuff, Paranormal Stuff
Autumn Wills
  • Age: Toddler
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Traits: Inquisitive
  • Skills: Thinking (4), Communication (2)
  • Relationships:
    • Jarrett Wills: Father
    • Holly Wills: Sister
    • April Wills: Sister
  • Packs Used: Vampires, Werewolves, Spooky Stuff, Paranormal Stuff
April Wills
  • Age: Infant
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Traits: Sensitive
  • Relationships:
    • Jarrett Wills: Father
    • Autumn Wills: Sister
    • Holly Wills: Sister
  • Packs Used: Vampires, Werewolves, Spooky Stuff, Paranormal Stuff

Household Notes:

  • This Sims 4 Story Starter Kit household should be able to purchase their lot with their default starting funds. Make sure you import the family into CAS, then move them in. If you move them into a home straight from the Gallery, they will not have the funds I set for them.
  • For an extra dose of spooky, you can activate fog effects on the gravestones in the cemetery by clicking on the super tiny Spooky Stuff tombstones just barely visible at the bottom corner of each grave.
Turn On Fog
Click on the tiny, sized-down Spooky Stuff tombstones just barely visible at the bottom of each gravestone to activate fog effects and create an extra spooky cemetery!

The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: 13 Deadend Drive

Welcome! Come on in! The residents at 13 Deadend Drive are just dying to meet you. Or they would… if they weren’t already dead. But don’t worry, they’re very good at making the living feel right at home here. In fact, everyone who has ever called 13 Deadend Drive home has never left, so make sure you intend to stay for eternity if you step inside.

The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit Lot Info:

  • Lot Type: Haunted House Residential
  • Price: §93, 222
  • Size: 30×30
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 2
  • Lot Traits: Vampire Nexus, On A Dark Ley Line
  • Lot Challenges: None
  • Packs Used: Vampires, Werewolves, Spooky Stuff, Paranormal Stuff

Your The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit is waiting for you! Get The Household and The Lot by downloading them from the official Gallery Website linked on the buttons below. Or, follow SnarkyWitch in the Gallery and look for An Insidious Inheritance and 13 Deadend Drive! You can also find all our The Sims 4 Story Starter Kits by searching the hashtag #StoryStarterKit in the Gallery!


Looking for our last The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit? Check out Taming the Wild

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