The Journal of Dr. Nikifor Schevchenko

Campaign: Beyond the Mountains of Madness

Journal Entry: December 6
  Our findings as we continue to explore the ancient city keep getting more and more strange. The sheer number of notes we have amassed is getting much more than anyone back home realized. What we have discovered here is nearly unbelievable. If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would claim that everything here as the fabrication of a madman.
  We have found evidence of life in this city. There were tracks, matching the "feet" of the Elder Ones. We've also heard a strange trilling sound. Mr. Whitehall told that he had seen movement during their explorations. Everyone has taken to verify that their weapons are in working order, but have been cautioned to avoid shooting first. We may be able to open a dialog with them.
  I know this is a short entry, but there are so many notes to go over, so much more city to explore, and not nearly enough oxygen to last. I wonder how Alexei will react to hearing of all this. He always was the more grounded one of us. He'd be able to help me put all this into perspective.
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Keeping in touch

 I hope that you are well. I know that it has been a few months since I last wrote, but I have been preoccupied with matters that you may have heard in the mother country. I have managed to secure a spot on the Starkweather-Moore expedition to Antarctica. It is scheduled to leave in a few days time, with a goal of following the Miskatonic University expedition path from 1930-31.
 I feel that you should know that there is a chance that I may not be able to send any letters with any regularity once we are on the ocean. There will be radio communications available, but it will probably not be for personal use. I have high hopes that this expedition will do much to expand our views on the world, and will be a leap forward in science, based on what was known of the Miskatonic expedition.
 I hope that the included references over the prior expedition are of interest to you. I know that you weren't able to go to university, but I hope that the spark of curiosity still burns in you. I also hope that you are able to get enough food. I have heard reports about the famine that has been going on all year.
 There is some bad news. The captain of the ship for our expedition was murdered. There have been anonymous letters threatening the rest of us, and the Nazis are showing a violent interest in anyone connected with a rival expedition. I have begun wondering if the risks of continued sabotage are worth the rewards.
 I should be able to send another letter in a few months when the expedition reaches Australia. I do not know when I will be able to get another letter from you. I wish you well, as well as your wife and daughter.

   Your Brother,
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