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  • Chapter 1

    You are involved in a [[Miskatonic University]] Field Trip to southern Vermont. The purpose of the trip is either to interview the locals (especially those living in more remote areas) about their folklore and tales, or to survey the ground in selected …

  • Robert Blaine

    Blaine (24) is the expedition leader he majored in chemistry, but switched to anthropology last year; good-looking, with a lean, muscular physique. Wears understated clothes of brown and gray. Rarely smiles, except to deliver sardonic comments. At times …

  • Clarissa Thurber

    Clarissa (21) is a chemistry major; long, light brown hair and hazel eyes, with athletic physique Has a very faint lisp that she works hard to conceal She enjoys wearing pretty dresses of a conservative length The only piece of jewelry she wears is a …

  • Jason Trent

    Jason (20) is a history major; dark brown hair and eyes, thin lips, and a round face Dresses primly and acts as stiff as his over-starched shirts His eyesight is so terrible that he must wear thick-lensed glasses to see His shyness means he only speaks …

  • Roderick Block

    Block, known as “Little Rod” (21) is a geography major; dark, wispy hair and light brown eyes. A broad and pleasant-looking face, marred by a small “U” shaped scar on his chin (from a long-forgotten incident as a child). Proudly wears his football …

  • Louis Gibbons

    Gibbons (22) is a botany major; average height and build, with blue eyes and blond hair. Perfect teeth and dimples that most girls think are the cutest things. He dresses sharply (although a little threadbare). Speaks with a very broad Boston accent. …

  • Harold Higgins

    Higgins (20) is a geology major; a thin, frail-looking young man, with reddish-brown hair and green eyes. Born with a large, (silver dollar-sized) birthmark on the right side of his face. Makes friends easily due to his wonderful sense of humor. …

  • William Noakes

    Noakes (20) is an anthropology major; a big, strapping lad with curly auburn hair, blue eyes, and freckles. He dresses in inexpensive clothes and has a pleasant, unassuming manner. Carries an old pocket watch his father gave him right before he started …

  • Terrence Laslow

    Laslow (22) majors in both history and psychology; a face so thin and sharp that, coupled with his small dark eyes, he sometimes resembles a rat. Black hair and a thin moustache that has never filled out accentuate his weasel-like appearance. Coming from …

  • Professor Roger Harrold

    Professor Roger Harrold (44), is a leading anthropologist in the [[LLLA]] at [[Miskatonic University]] Harrold is a friendly man with wavy blond hair, bluish-green eyes, and a pale complexion. He is fond of brown suits, gold-rimmed glasses, and smoking …

  • Joe Harlow

    Joe Harlow 58) is the truck driver for the expedition; very little hair left on his head and what he has is short, wispy, and as white as snow. Always dressed in a buttoned-up work shirt, faded bib overalls, and a ratty straw hat. It’s difficult to tell …

  • Cobb's Corners

    Cobb’s Corners lies in the mountainous woodlands of western Windham County, just to the north of the state highway, which joins Bennington and Brattleboro. Visitors coming from Arkham need to take a twenty-mile drive from Brattleboro to Wilmington, and …

  • Cobb's Corners Public Library

    The library is a single story wooden building, painted brown once or twice but now weathered with age. Two windows overlook a ground level porch, complete with awning, and two recently painted, green metal benches. The librarian is [[Mable Carruthers]] …

  • Cobb's Corners Sheriff's Station

    This building has no frills or unnecessary adornments. The jail is single story in height, composed of thick brick walls, barred windows, institutional green paint, and three Spartan cells. The central work area has two large desks, several filing …

  • Jim's Grill

    Owned by [[Jim Haggerty]] and his wife [[Ann Haggerty]], this small diner is the only restaurant in town. Well lit with clean and whitewashed walls, the diner smells of good food. Six round tables dominate the floor, with several smaller booths lining the …

  • Karner's Goods

    This old fashioned, quite long but very narrow, wooden building is home to the local general store. Immediately beyond the front door sits one of the Karner family, behind a short table with an old cash register at one end. Shelves lined with goods …

  • Cobb's Corners Civil War Memorial

    In the center of town stands a granite statue of a young man in the uniform of a Union solider from the Civil War. This soldier’s clothes are torn and ragged, his head bandaged and his left arm in a sling, yet he still has a proud, determined look on his …

  • Cobb's Corners School

    The school is a one-room building, painted bright red, with a bell out front to ring for the start of class. Twelve desks are lined up in four rows, two seats to a desk. The inside walls are covered with maps, student artwork, and a large chalkboard. …

  • Office of the Cobb's Corners Gazette

    The Gazette is the office and home of [[Richard Wendell]], editor, photographer, and sole reporter for the newspaper The building is two stories tall, the living quarters being located upstairs and the office occupying the ground floor. Three large …

  • Mable Carruthers

    Mable Carruthers (52), kind hearted librarian A kindly lady, gray hair always tied up tight in a bun, and pale blue-green eyes. She wears long dark dresses and keeps her fingernails short (for better book sorting). She has a slight Yankee accent and a …

  • Sheriff Dan Spenser

    Sheriff Dan Spenser (40), puritanical lawman Well-built, with muscles easily seen through his shirt. Dark blue piercing eyes sit beneath jet black hair; a streak of gray hair runs along his left side. His face is craggy, leathery, and aged beyond his …

  • Deputy John Cutter

    Deputy John Cutter (20) At a glance, Deputy Cutter could easily be mistaken for somebody two or three years younger than his twenty years; that is, until they notice the corded muscles of his arms and shoulders, and the whip crack of authority that …

  • Richard Wendell

    Richard Wendell (35), nosey small-town reporter Average in almost every way possible regarding height, weight, and facial features Brown hair and eyes He is the kind of person whose name is always forgotten, whose face is never remembered, and whose …

  • Reverend Earl Wilson

    Rev. Earl Wilson (43), dogmatic zealot An imposing figure; above average height and build, his powerful physique gives the impression that, were he to wrestle the Devil, Old Scratch just might lose. His blue eyes squint, his hair is a prematurely gray, …

  • Holly Rydell

    Holly Rydell (31), pretty schoolteacher A striking lady with auburn, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She always dresses in flowery, frilly dresses extending down to her ankles. Even outside of her school she is usually seen clutching a bundle of …

  • Maclearen Farmhouse

    The farmhouse is a two story unsightly eyesore surrounded by thigh-high grasses. Behind the farm, large Sugar Maples grow where once corn or wheat held sway. Within the house a few unbroken chairs sit facing one another before a brick fireplace in which …