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
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    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
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    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. Minus
    These very advanced all-metal monoplanes, designed as 12 passenger airliners, have all the most modem features: air conditioning and cabin heating, sound proofing, radio, a de-icing
    system for the wings and tail, variable pitch three-bladed propellers, engine super-chargers, flaps, and retractable landing gear. The frst flight by a Model 247 was on February 8,1933. The hinged nose allows access to a luggage compartment. Some mod-ifications have been made to the aircraft of the Starkweather-Moore Exmtion, as follows: retractable ski landing gear, oxygen breathing apparatus, extra radio equipment, gyrocom- pass, radio direction finder, artificial horizon, an eight-gallon fresh water tank, extra fuel tanks, lightweight folding seats, wider doors (to fit cargo and fuel drums), motion picture camera rack and optically flat window, and electric engine heaters.


    The Boeing 247 airplane would carry the expedition across the Antarctic continent.


    The engines are two Pratt & Whitney "Wasp" SlH1-G nine cylinder aircooled radials, 550 HP each. Features include inertia (hand cranked) and electric (battery) starters, engine fire extinguishers, and a 12-gallon oil tank fitted in each engine nacelle. Each engine uses 25 gallons of gasoline per hour at 'cruise' setting, 35 gallons per hour at full power. Total fuel capacity is 770 gallons: 220 gallons in the wing tanks, and 550 gallons in auxiliary tanks built into the fuselage. Engine overhauls are needed after 300 hours of operation. The Model 247 can climb with one engine shut down, up to 6,000 feet altitude, depending on load.

    WEIGHTS
    Empty weight - 11,000 lbs. (no fuel, oil, or passengers)
    Maximum gross weight - 17,000 lbs.
    Emergency overload weight - 19,500 lbs. (cannot take off at high altitudes at this weight)
    Each crew/passenger - 200 lbs. (including clothing and gear, for calculation purposes)
    Emergency supplies - 100 lbs. (per person)
    Each passenger seat - 10 lbs. (12 total; can be tossed out in an emergency)
    Gasoline, per gallon - 6 lbs.; 4620 lbs. with all fuel tanks filled
    Lube oil, per gallon - 7.5 lbs; 180 lbs. fully loaded
    Radio set - 150 lbs. (can be tossed out in an emergency)
    Husky sled dog - 90 lbs.
    Dog sled - 100 lbs.
    Oxygen tank - 20 lbs. (80 cubic feet of oxygen, good for 16 man-hours of work)

    On a typical flight, the aircraft will be at 17,000 lbs, including 2 pilots and 5 passengers or 9 sled dogs plus supplies and 605 gallons of fuel (with a range of 2000 miles or so total).

    DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan - 74'
    Length - 51'7"
    Height - 12'2" with landing gear out.

    PERFORMANCE
    Cruise speed - 170 miles per hour
    Max speed - 200 miles per hour
    Stall speed - 60 miles per hour, flaps down
    Ceiling - 25,400 feet, assuming not above max weight limit
    Range - up to 2600 miles, depending on the amount of fuel carried
    Takeoff/landing - 900' at maximum gross; 600' light; 1200' on skis.

    The Starkweather-Moore Expedition started out with three of these aeroplanes - the Shackleton, the Weddell, and the Enderby. The Shackleton was destroyed en route to Antarctica thanks to sabotage.
    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. Plus
    SS Tallahassee (Tallahassee)
    The ship used by the Lexington Expedition, she is an icebreaker originally built in Norway and launched in 1921. Plus
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    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