Miskatonic University

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Current Sim Leader: Zuzutoo
Current GM: Elrood

Summary

Miskatonic University is an Ivy league university, in Arkham, Massachusetts, set in the early 1920s. It is an apparently ordinary school whose occult undercurrent only occasionally breaks the surface. A select group of graduate students is seeking to uncover the truth surrounding recent mysterious happenings and the occasional grizzly murder. This story is set the mythos of horror author H.P. Lovecraft's body of work.

The Characters

Robert 'Jack' Walton (played by Zuzutoo)
Nikolo Petar Kovač (played by SoapyMac)
Betsy Thompson (played by Jason Anderson)

Key NPCs

Dr. Henry Armitage
Jack Stanton (deceased)
Mr. Tony Alwyn
Professor Madison Haringa
Amethyst A. Walton

Plotline

The disappearance of a University student which followed the death of a staff member has brought up the possibility of supernatural doings at Miskatonic. It is up to the players to find out what is going on before something more sinister, and potentially deadly, comes to the surface.

Behind the SIM

Miskatonic takes place in the fictional world of H.P. Lovecraft's writings. As such, effort has been taken to use some of the canon characters, although for sake of classification, this is an Alternate Universe setting.

Dr. Henry Armitage ("The Dunwich Horror") retains his position as Chief Librarian, Tony Alwyn ("Beyond the Threshold") has been promoted from Assistant Librarian to University Archivist, and Professor Madison Haringa ("The Damned Highway") is still a professor of ancient languages. Other characters will be used as needed.

Various tomes will be referenced for the sake of story. Currently only "Confessions of the Mad Monk Clithanus" has been seen by the players. This tome is mentioned in various August W. Derleth's works within the Cthulhu mythos.

The character Jack Stanton in this sim has no relation to Professor Jack Stanton of Miskatonic University as mentioned in the French comic "Prophet" and is a matter of pure coincidence.

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