References

This is a list of people, places, things and events relevant to the campaign. Any time they appear in a blog post or wiki, it will automatically be linked to its definition.
God Trap
A massive machine, spanning the entire continent, created by the Elder Things to power their civilization. A nameless god is imprisoned at its heart. Plus
Miskatonic University
An institute of higher learning located in Arkham, Massachusetts. It is a highly prestigious university, on par with Harvard University. Plus
  • Mythos CreaturesSpacer
    Elder Things (Elder Ones) (Elder Thing)
    An ancient race of extra-terrestrials whose presence on Earth predates humanity by nearly a billion years. Plus
    Nameless God (The Prisoner)
    A cosmic entity, pulled down from the outer darkness and imprisoned by the science of the Elder Things. Plus
    Shoggoths (Shoggoth) (shoggoth)
    Monstrous, protoplasmic creatures created by the Elder Things as living tools and weapons. Plus
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    Crew Roster of the SS Gabrielle
    The full crew of the SS Gabrielle. Plus
  • Other notes & handoutsSpacer
    A Synopsis of Pym's Narrative
    A brief summary of the manuscript of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym with additional chapters, that was to be sold at auction. Plus
    Crazy Man's Note
    Note delivered to hotel - Sept 5th Plus
    Death Announcements
    Commander J. B. Douglas Plus
    Douglas' Unfinished letter to Philip
    Douglas' Unfinished letter to Philip Plus
    Fuch's Letter
    Fuchs' letter regarding the Poe manuscript sold to Percival Lexington. Plus
    Summary of the Dyer Text (Dyer Text)
    A true account of what fate befell the Mistakatonic University Expedition, written by William Dyer Plus
    Warning Letter
    Annonymous letter found on September 7, 1933 Plus
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    Acacia Backpedals on Murder Accusation
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    Acacia Blames Murder on Rare Manuscript
    Acacia reports rare manuscript missing; notes that it may be a motive for murder. Plus
    Acacia's Trip Anouncement
    Acacia Lexington announces her expedition Plus
    Commander Douglas
    Commander Douglas to join expedition - September 3, 1933 Plus
    Famed Sea Captain Murdered!
    Watery Death for Commander Douglas - September 6,1933 Plus
    Lexington Tragedy
    Lexington Tragedy - July 23, 1921 Plus
    Rescue of Acacia
    Starkweather rescues Acacia - October 20, 1920 Plus
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    Boeing 247
    Advanced, all-metal planes originally designed as 12-person passenger aircraft, the Starkweather-Moore Expedition has modified them for use in the Antarctic. Plus
    Cabin Assignments
    Cabin assignments of PCs and important NPCs Plus
    Cierva C-30 Autogyro (Autogyro)
    A rotary-wing aircraft used by the Lexington Expedition for short trips. Plus
    Fairchild FC-2W
    A single-engine high wing monoplane used by the Starkweather-Moore Expedition for exploratory flights. Plus
    Northrop Delta
    A modern, all-metal monoplane used by the Lexington Expedition due to its high flight ceiling. Plus
    SS Gabrielle (Gabrielle)
    The SS Gabrielle is a steamship built for Arctic travel licensed to the Starkweather-Moore Expedition for the voyage to Antarctica. Minus
    The SS Gabrielle is a 7500-ton steamship built for travel in Arctic waters. She was launched from Scotland in 1913, and served her first decade in the waters of the North Atlantic. Her hull is composed of Swedish wrought iron an inch and a quarter thick. She is not an icebreaker though, and safe travel in the Antarctic seas is dependent on timing and weather. The Gabrielle has been leased to the Starkweather-Moore Expediiton to the Antarctic for the duration of the endeavor, at a cost of roughly $2000 per day.


    The SS Gabrielle at sea.


    Gabrielle has five decks, used by passengers and crew. From top down, these are the bridge deck, the boat deck, the main deck, the tween deck, and the engine (or cargo) deck. Passengers and crew aboard the Gabrielle, when they are not on deck, will spend most of their time in one of three living areas: the forecastle, the aftercastle, and the super-structure. These are described below. The forecastle is a small cluster of cabins on the main deck in the far forward portion of the ship, just behind the bow. Normally these cabins are used only by the crew, generally the ship's regular seamen and quartermasters. The cabins in the afrercastle are normally reserved for the engineering crewmen and any ship's specialists, such as carpenters, who bunk aboard. These take up space on both the main and tween decks at the far sternward portion of the ship, directly above the ship's propellers.

    Deck layout of the SS Gabrielle


    The captain, the ship's officers, and any passengers normally sleep in the superstructure three decks tall, that rises off of the main deck amidships. The superstructure is directly above the ship's engines. The ship's bridge is on the highest deck, and looks forward toward the ship's bow. Cabins in the forecastle and aftercastle are spare and cramped, and have no windows or portholes. Most cabins have multiple occupants who sleep in narrow bunk beds. Cabin doors have slitted vents, but there are no other conduits or means of circulating air or cooling the rooms. When needed, heating of all cabins is accomplished by means of steam radiators bolted securely to the floor or wall.

    The remainder of the ship is given over to cargo holds. There are five of these, numbered 1 to 5 from the bow to the stem. Holds 1,2, and 3 are forward of the bridge, while 4 and 5 are toward the stem. A large refrigerated compartment (the "reefer hold") lies immediately forward of hold 4, above the ship's main fuel tank.


    Cross-section of the SS Gabrielle

    DIMENSIONS
    Length - 440 feet.
    Beam - 45 feet.
    Depth, Keel to Main Deck - 39 feet.
    Draft, Light Ship - 10 feet.
    Draft, Loaded Ship - 26 feet.
    Register Tons - 7,500

    DISPLACEMENTS
    Light Ship - 4.550 tons.
    Loaded Ship - 13,350 tons.
    Deadweight - 8,800 tons.
    Crew, Stores - 40 tons.
    Fuel, Oil - 1,690 tons.
    Fresh Water - 160 tons.
    Cargo - 6,910 tons.

    CARGO SPACE
    Number of Holds - 5 + reefer space.
    Hatches - 5 (each 45 feet long by 25 feet wide)
    Cargo Booms - 6 x 1 ton capacity, 6 x 10 ton capacity, 2 x 30 ton capacity
    Loading Speed - 25 tons per gang hour (18-man 'gang') for cargo items under 1 ton (1 'gang' per hatch)

    MACHINERY
    - Reciprocating steam engine, top speed 12 knots.
    - Uses 0.14 tons of fuel per nautical mile at 11 knots.
    - Maximum cruising range is about 12,000 miles.

    CREW (48 TOTAL)
    - Master and 4 deck officers.
    - Chief engineer and 4 engineer officers.
    - Ship's physician.
    - Radio operator, carpenter, boatswain, and storekeeper.
    - 3 quartermasters, 9 seamen.
    - 15 engine room crew (oiler, firemen, wipers, water tenders).
    - 1 chief steward, 5 other stewards (cooks, messboys, laundrymen, etc).

    INCIDENTAL EQUIPMENT
    - Line gun, 18 life rings with water lights, flares and rockets, life raft.


    SS Tallahassee (Tallahassee)
    The ship used by the Lexington Expedition, she is an icebreaker originally built in Norway and launched in 1921. Plus
  • Occult Books and Mythos TomesSpacer
    Necronomicon
    A grimoire written by the "Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, it was translated into English by Dr. John Dee. Plus
    Pnakotic Manuscripts
    A manuscript concerned with the myths, lore, and pre-human history of the Pacific. Plus
    Polynesian Mythology, with a Note on the Cthulhu Legend-Cycle
    One of a set of three volumes by Harold H. Copeland examining strange practices, myths, and archaeology in the Pacific.
    Prehistoric Pacific in the Light of the Ponape Scripture
    One of a set of three volumes by Harold H. Copeland examining strange practices, myths, and archaeology in the Pacific.
    Prehistory in the Pacific: A Preliminary Investigation
    One of a set of three volumes by Harold H. Copeland examining strange practices, myths, and archaeology in the Pacific.
    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
    A novel, written by Edgar Allen Poe, about a strange voyage to the South Pacific. Plus
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    Barsmeier-Falken Expedition
    A scientific expedition to the South Pole funded by industrial concerns in Germany with the stated goal of finding exploitable mineral wealth in Antarctica. Plus
    Lexington Expedition
    This privately-funded expedition is headed by famed businesswoman and activist Acacia Lexington. Plus
    Miskatonic University Expedition
    Also known as the Pabodie-Lake Expedition, Miskatonic University launched this ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1930. Plus
    Starkweather-Moore Expedition
    A privately-funded expedition to the Antarctic launched in the fall of 1933 with the goal of exploring the Miskatonic Mountains. Plus
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    City of the Elder Things
    Located on a high plateau in the Miskatonic Mountains, this city was built by a pre-human race and abandoned millions of years ago. Plus
    Cold Hole
    Found at the heart of the God Trap, this is the prison the Nameless God struggles to escape. Plus
    Elder Pharos (Black Tower) (Lure)
    A black tower, much like an obelisk, located 200 miles west of the City of the Elder Things, with a strange, blue light shining at its apex. Plus
    Lake's Camp
    The locale, high in the foothills of the Miskatonic Mountains, where the Miskatonic University Expedition made Lake's startling find. Plus
    Miskatonic Mountains (Mountains of Madness)
    An impossibly high range of mountains near the heart of the Antarctic continent. Stange formations dot the black peaks, hinting at intelligent construction on an unbelievable scale. Plus
    Western Range (Great Machine)
    A range of impossibly high, disturbingly regular and symmetrical peaks located hundreds of miles west of the Miskatonic Mountains. Plus