Cthulhu Fhtagn

August 26th, 1920
An Investigator Dispatched

After researching local stories of paranormal activity at the request of New York author Eric Adams, the investigators stumbled on a connection between the early 18th century school master, Christopher Seaton and the witch, Goody Fowler. It soon came to light that the disturbance of Seaton’s grave caused the man to rise once again and terrorize the children of Arkham. It also became apparent the Fowler had returned and wanted to hunt her former puppet, Seaton. The investigation of these occurrences unfortunately resulted in the death of Father McNairn. Though the investigators witnessed Fowler’s minions capture Seaton, they do not know what became of either individual.

Arkham advertiser august 31st 1920

February 2nd, 1920
Jazz and Mythos in the Big Apple

After being summoned individually by Boethius Cartwright, the investigators met to discuss the extraordinary events which have occurred recently. After comparing notes on recent events, the investigators have agreed to form a society to further investigate these unnatural events, the Fellowship of Inquiry. The first task of the Fellowship, at the request of Dr. Cartwright, was to travel to New York city to collect a number of books about the occult from Columbia University’s Dr. Robert Smith. While waiting for Dr. Smith, the investigators were drawn into a mystery surrounding New York trumpeter Leroy Turner and his trumpet which could apparently raise the dead. After tracking down Mr. Turner and having a run-in with the mob which left Xavier in the hospital, the investigators were led to a graveyard where Mr. Turner was attempting to “raise” his dead wife. Mr. Turner was successful… not only in raising his dead wife from her grave, but returning all occupants of the graveyard to this world (at least temporarily). Victoria Woodridge was successful in killing Mr. Turner (who was then risen by the echo of his own playing!) and barely escaping the cemetery with their sanity and lives.

The investigators were able to collect the books requested before leaving in the morning, along with arranging to have Xavier transferred to Arkham for further treatment. Before leaving New York, the investigators were able to abscond with Mr. Turner’s trumpet for further study. Upon returning to Arkham and meeting with Boethius to retell the events experienced, several key details were left out of the discussion, including the unnatural trumpet. Clearly, the Fellowship of Inquiry still has a way to go in order to succeed in discovering the true nature of the universe.

New york times february 4th 1920

January 27th, 1920
The Madman and The Great Old One

Lone adventurer, professor Boethius Cartwright, was tasked with travelling to Jenning, Vermont in order to investigate a series of strange fires on the east side of Strafton Mountain. After questioning locals, Boethius was led to the home of Harny Rooger. After following Mr. Rooger, Boethius discovered that he was involved in summoning some sort of malevolent force to our reality with the help of several hideous flying creatures (The creature being summoned was the Great Old One Ithaqua, with the help of Mi-Go; though at this time Boethius is not completely aware as to what these creatures are). Rooger and the Mi-Go were successful at summoning Ithaqua, who then tore down the side of the mountain, bringing cold death to the town of Jenning. Boethius, temporarily insane from what he witnessed, barely escaped assault by the Mi-Go by running madly down the backside of the mountain and quickly driving out of town though back roads which had not been instantly covered in snow drifts (though they were blocked by morning). At this time, it appears that all of the residents of Jenning were killed by the storm Ithaqua brought to the area, with the possible exception of Mr. Rooger who apparently survived the summoning with his sanity in tact. His current location, however, is unknown.

This experience supported Boethius’ interest in all things occult. It has led him to believe that the universe is more complex and dangerous than previously thought (and perhaps there is something else out there besides what is commonly referred to as the “occult”). He now had the desire to form an organization to research occult and explainable experience. Perhaps he should contact the individuals he recently heard rumour about. They were friends of his old colleague, Rupert Merriweather, and they may have had some cosmically horrendous experiences of their own…

Boston globe jan 31 1920

January 13th, 1920
A Party Unites

At the request of their communal mentor, Rupert Merriweather, three individuals were able to combine their efforts to overcome an eldritch horror. This entity, the result of innocent nineteenth century experimentation with the occult, had been trapped in the Merriweather farmhouse until his recent death. The success of the investigators resulted in the banishment of the entity, removing a major threat to the people of Ross’s Corners. The investigators were able to plant the dissected corpses of a missing farmer’s wife and the hobo Red Jake (both killed by the entity) in the farmhouse before burning it down, effectively covering-up the supernatural events surrounding the building. Though the sanity of the investigators was tested in the face of such unnatural horror, these three strangers came away from the events of the farmhouse with a greater understanding of what lies beyond frail human perception and will share a strong bond going forward.

Arkham gazette jan 15 1920

January 3rd, 1920
A Tragedy in Boston

At the request of local landlord Mr. Pennyworth, three investigators were drawn into a mystery surrounding the old Corbitt estate. After scouring the city for information concerning the history of building and neighbourhood, the investigators entered the home on the evening of January 5th, never to emerge again. Rumours about the Chapel of Contemplation & Church of Our Lord Granter of Secrets, its Reverend Michael Thomas, local judge Oliver, painted cult symbols, and even reported sightings of Walter Corbitt himself surround the deaths of the investigators.

With the police at dead end, it is up to future private investigators to discover the secrets surrounding these events.

Boston globe jan 6 1920


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