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. Minus
    "...eight feet long all over. Six-foot, five-ridged barrel torso three and five-tenths feet central diameter, one foot end diameters. Dark gray, flexible, and infinitely tough. Seven-foot membranous wings of same color, found folded, spread out of furrows between ridges. Wing framework tubular or glandular, of lighter gray, with orifices at wing tips.
    Spread wings have serrated edge. Around equator, one at central apex of each of the five vertical, stave-like ridges are five systems of light gray flexible arms or tentacles found tightly folded to torso but expansible to maximum length of over three feet. Like arms of primitive crinoid. Single stalks three inches diameter branch after six inches into five substalks, each of which branches after eight inches into small, tapering tentacles or tendrils, giving each stalk a total of twenty-five tentacles.

    At top of torso blunt, bulbous neck of lighter gray, with gill-like suggestions, holds yellowish five-pointed starfish-shaped apparent head covered with three-inch wiry cilia of various prismatic colors. Head thick and puffy, about two feet point to point, with three-inch flexible yellowish tubes projecting from each point. Slit in exact center of top probably breathing aperture. At end of each tube is spherical expansion where yellowish membrane rolls back on handling to reveal glassy, red-irised globe, evidently an eye. Five slightly longer reddish tubes start from inner angles of starfish-shaped head and end in saclike swellings of same color which, upon pressure, open to bell-shaped orifices two inches maximum diameter and lined with sharp, white tooth like projections - probably mouths. All these tubes, cilia, and points of starfish head, found folded tightly down; tubes and points clinging to bulbous neck and torso. Flexibility surprising despite vast toughness.

    "At bottom of torso, rough but dissimilarly functioning counterparts of head arrangements exist. Bulbous light-gray pseudo-neck, without gill suggestions, holds greenish five-pointed starfish arrangement. Tough, muscular arms four feet long and tapering from seven inches diameter at base to about two and five-tenths at point. To each point is attached small end of a greenish five-veined membranous triangle eight inches long and six wide at farther end. This is the paddle, fin, or pseudofoot which has made prints in rocks from a thousand million to fifty or sixty million years old. From inner angles of starfish arrangement project two-foot reddish tubes tapering from three inches diameter at base to one at tip. Orifices at tips. All these parts infinitely tough and leathery, but extremely flexible. Four-foot arms with paddles undoubtedly used for locomotion of some sort, marine or otherwise. When moved, display suggestions of exaggerated muscularity. As found, all these projections tightly folded over pseudoneck and end of torso, corresponding to projections at other end."


    Elder things came to Earth a billion years ago, and may have accidentally started terrestrial life. They created the blasphemous shoggoths to serve as slaves. Their race began to degenerate before man evolved, and they at least partially lost their innate ability to fly through space on their membranous wings. After numerous conflicts with other races, with the mi-go and the star-spawn prime among them, and the rebellion of their former slaves the shoggoths, the amphibious elder things were eventually driven back to Antarctica. Over the last few million years they have remained there, where their last city lies frozen under a glacier. Their civilization was eventually wiped out by the cold of the ice age, and only ruins remain. The elder things are extinct on land, but may still have colonies in the deepest waters of the Southern Hemisphere.
    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. 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
  • Important PlacesSpacer
    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