The Investigators of Down Cthulhu
The Baron H Conspiracy
The Letter, from MacBane to Stanford
Miss Santrane has advised me of our recent successes and informed me of the item you require. I fear that it will be some time before I find it as there are 2 Americans digging at what I believe to be the site of the temple. 2 of my people are working with the Americans and it may be that they will accomplish all for me. I realize you are most anxious to obtain it but I feel caution and discretion are the better course of action. My studies with the serpent people progress most satisfactorily. It may be another year to see my studies completed. They recommend that I journey to the nameless city for further instruction. Bu I will remain here until we have it?. When it is possible I want much to obtain the further instruction offered at the nameless city. I will be ready to carry out further tasks our order may have form me. You mentioned in your last letter Miss Santrane might join me here when she has converted the leaders of the Thule Brundershaft. I fear the Germans are too much upset with the French at this time for them to listen (to her). Might I suggest you ask Helmut Grossman to take her place. I realize he has not been to Germany for more than 200 years but unless you can think of I feel that it would be best. I agree with you that the order of the Templars does not contain the type of individuals we seek, they are not ready for greater truths. You might suggest to our German collegues that individual members of the order be carefully approached as potential followerrs of the true gods. I am not familiar with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or the Astrum Argentinum and can give no recommendation. I will pass the word to the London group and have them send you word. I spoke with a mister William Sebrum who said that Mr. Allister Crowley who is associated with them or has been may have occult powers. We should perhaps attempt to contact him. I understand that Mr. Scott is in charge of the project in your area. Please extend my greetings to him, I have not seen him since before the Franco Prussian war. Perhaps we can meet next year.
Letter from Timmons Case
I trust this last shipment has been suitable. I am pleased to have been of some service to you and hope it will help you to decide whether to accept my offer of induction into the organization. I expect your response to my offer within the month.
Timmons mentioned Book: ‘Ktabh al Azib (Theo/Jon sat that is is THE actual original arabic Necronomicon!!) with prophecy of The Beast; wanted by DT; was going to join Baron Hauptman to unleash ’The Beast’ or its remnants; mention one Egyptian Nefrakha and Abdul al Hazred who wrote Al Hazif that they desparately want; talked to Greely of Brotherhood of the Beast, cults all over the world in a grand conspiracy including Cult of the Bloated Woman, Cult of the Red Tongue, Cult of the Dark Pharaoh ; Greely says the Baron was alive in his time; In DT journal talks of NWI helping him to procure book
Egyptian Nophru Ka according to Rathbone:
A powerful leader and priest, early member separatist movement in Delta region, later known as 14th dynasty. He and followers worshipped Dark Pharaoh in secret underground temples and schemed against pharaoh aided by DP. Called for secret temples to chant, calling down star spawned monsters to create havoc in Egypt. When Pharaoh sent armies to deal with the menace, the cult would attack the infrastructure in the cities. Aided in all by DP, who had promised a messenger would be sent. Pharaoh Khasekhemre Neferhotep I learned of the plot and sent spies and assassins afar in search of Nefruka. Found hiding in underground temple in western desert known as The Well, a particularly sacred site to the cult. They found the priest in prayer and mortally wounded him, yet his followers countered and tore the assassins apart. With his dying breath Nefruka prophesized (what is unknown). By the time pharaoh learned of Nefruka’s death his body has been wisked away and secretly buried by his followers. All c.1733 BC. They then supposedly travelled to central Africa and G’harne (of the fragments), a ruined city of the Old Ones.
The geography of where they fled does not match, but this sounds similar to the cult kicked out of Egypt in ancient times that then ran to Kenya presumably became the Bloody Tongue.
In our Necronomicon:
“And it was dreamed again of the priest Nefrukha and of the words he spake at his death. How the son would rise to claim the title, and the son would rule the world in the name of the father, and the son would then revenge the father’s murder, and the son would call the beast that is worshiped, and the sands would drink the blood of the seed of the Pharaoh and after this manner did Nefruka prophecize.”
Son and father as Brady said; is the Beast Cthulhu?
G’Harne Fragments: confirming information found by Will and Miriam, deals almost exclusively with the occult in Egyptian and the northern half of Africa. Miskatonic DOES have a copy of the work by Wendismith. Wilkerson noted in the package that Rathbone, who studied under him for a semester, read the sixteenmo during his studies at Miskatonic.
Golden Dawn and Astrum Argentinum: Both secret societies in London, but our NY research shows nothing unusual.
-Report found in Slim’s house:_ ‘Belfagore in Scotland, reporting no success in finding the disc. He and the knights of the outer void may be forced to slay more intruders. Info received that the ark of vlaktos may be found in Ca. Still no reports from the Chilean island. FINISH’_
>Evidence The Silver Twilight may be involved in grander designs, including letter tween Stanford and a Duncan MacBane, only 1 cog amongst many. Mentions of Scotland, more than 1 of the South Pacific and R’yleh, Scotland, Louisiana.
-Jon informs us Knights Templar do, secretly, exist and they oppose the evil Teutonic Knights. Templars send out individual ‘paladins’ to destroy evil by both straightforward means and assassination;that’s all he knows)
- Other clues from the Catacysm of the Knights of the Outer Void
-Great Old Ones as rulers of the Universe
-Temples of R’yley
and Keepers of the Silver Gate
-dire mention of ‘others’ in Scotland, Louisiana and South Pacific ‘walking the same path’.
Baron Hauptman is a scholar who travels world, expert in medieval history and arcane history. Painting of Barons all look different, enough that they seem unrelated to one another; family involved in commerce for generations, currently with British company New World Limited
On Duncan MacBane: last survivor of the McBane family in the small town of Cannich in Scotland, about 40 miles from Inverness (Jon “I once encountered a haunting in an old ruined tower outside of Inverness”). The railroad from Aberdine and Edinboro goes through Inverness. Loch Carron is the closest of its kind to Cannich. Interestingly, Cannich is also the recent home of a hero of the Iluminati, a monster hunter named Henry Hancock.
On Baron Hauptman: Lives in a castle, ruling nearby village of Drovosna in Romania; He has a very interesting history, there have been a succession since they first appeared in the area in 1242; mysterious murders have occurred several times in the past; one of the Baron’s was accused of sorcery and was met in battle by a priest who defeated him (nothing more specific than that) in an unknown year; castle then sat empty for decades before a descendant appeared and took the title and lands. The current Baron is a scholar and expert in medieval history, has an interest in the arcane, and travels the world as such. There are paintings of many of them, and as we found before they all look so completely different it is difficult to believe they are from the same family (German, Brit, Spanish..).
The priest who defeated him was a Catholic monk so Jon searched the church records; first Baron built the castle c.1242 after driving off the Mongols; later found to be descendant of a Hauptman secretly member of, perhaps helped found, Teutonic Knight but also Templars; was spying on the latter for the former; tried and was going to be executed for heresy but was rescued and never heard of again; 1348 Louis the Great sent a patrol to investigate murders in the Barony; patrol disappeared, assumed to be bandits; 1389 castle besieged by Turks, on 4th morning Turkish leader and scribe found mutilated and drained of blood, the army left to attack Wallacia instead; 1628 villagers led by a local Jesuit monk stormed the castle; Baron’s supposedly killed but body never found; lay empty until 1792 when Austria drove Turks from area, this is when the Hauptman appeared from abroad to reclaim family lands and title. this is when the Hauptman appeared from abroad to reclaim family lands and title, he is the ancestor of current Baron; the children of the Baron’s were always raised away from the castle, the first time they would appear was when the old Baron ‘died’, and the new would appear to claim lordship; there was a very suspicious nickname for the Barons over the years: ‘Soul Eater’; a visitor to castle about 1870, a boy only referred to as young master Edward, a distant cousin whose parents were killed in a tragic boating accident.
Note: The son of the NW parents is named Edward!
New World: company like East India in some ways; commerce; maintain private forces on Mars; successful, biggest on Mars;British company but president in from Chicago, Edward Chandler; Baron H seems at least financially linked;
- All Will Beverly knows: Came out of no where in CA after parents death. Several smaller companies bought out and merged. Kane Industries in NY is a subsidiary. Known that William Kane, former owner, is on the NW board. Edward Chandler is the chairman of the board. Names of other people on board are secret. Will B found out the name of one of them. They have extremely positive PR. Chandler has been nominated for 2 nobel prizes, large Philanthropic charity work. Both political parties see him as candidate for vice president. In San Fran chinatown, Will B found a dark underbelly to them, willing to do anything to succeed. One of most lucrative businesses is Chinese prostitutes brought here, and kidnapped white women to ship to China. None of this proved. Just a year before Will rejoined Gang, NWI opened a company called Pearry Industries, building airships primarily space but also regular ones. Opened a large shipyard in Frisco. Also one in Newport News, and in Birmingham, England. The other big legitimate is in Oakland: an electronics firm looking into new electric tech called New World Electronics.
The ships are to be fitted with new electrical nav and wpns developed in house. There is a covert war tween them and Haelstrom. Raid each other, bribe spies, etc. Haelstrom is winning.
Kang is also at war with New World, a more bloody but low intensity, war tween his Tong and NWI in Frisco Chinatown. NWI there run by Lang Phoo.
The name of the boardmember is this Lang Phoo.
Will barely escaped w/o permanent injury the ‘situation’ which he found this out. He was the owner of a Chinese business, very profitable, and for no profit or reason at all merged with NWI.
- NY Will fluff piece info: Ed Chandler has seemingly devoted adult life to good. Chandler Foundation in memory of parents, concerned with helping humanity.
Most modern corporation in the world: fringe benefits and profit sharing to its employees. Has deals with highest forms of gov’t all over the world, including and especially England “WHen Chandler speaks the Queen listens”.
Ed’s bio: sickly child, sent to Europe at 10 to study with private turors. LIved in seclusion, no boyhood friends after leaving SHicago. Primary tutor a mysterious German/Hungarian simply knows as The Baron. At 18 enrolled University of Illinois in Chicago. High grades, football squad, popular. After grad, joined dads firm working way up form mail room. Became vice president by time of parents death in Frisco boat accident. Boat then sold. ED took over company. The very next year, Kane and Phoo’s, another European, all formend NWI with Ed as Chairman.
Major interests: Mining, patroleum, manufacturing, munitions (gun providers to the world). Shipyard info Will B knows, and elect company. Big in international banking, have own bank in Switzerland. Munitions manufactured in Mexico.
They have a skyscraper, NW Tower, in Chicago, some 20 stories!!! He got special permession for a building that tall. Top 3 floors or Ed’s residence. Considered an honored citizen in Chi. A 2 story steel tower atop the skyscraper anchors his private dirigibal. At apex is a huge light that blinks NWI in morse code. Department store on first floor. He is the 1st Citizen of Chi. Special police protection. It sits at the intersection of 3 streets. Public trust is an all time high. US gov’t does take some notice in their dealings, thouth, as in a bit suspicious. The Senator from OH who pushed for an investigation had to resign after losing his mind: found in his study one morning a babbling idiot.
Ed is 48, looks 25.
Edward Chandler: head of New World; from Chicago; sickly child;sent to Europe at 10 to private tutors. Father owned moderatelly successful tool manufacture in Chi. Had no boyhood friends after leaving Chi. When he returned at 18 he was healthy enough to enter business school at U of Illinois. On football squad, joined dad’s firm at mail delivery. Parents tragically killed in boat accident near San Francisco Bay !!THE DARK MISTRESS!!; dad drowned, but fresh water in lungs; lead det. later died w/look of horror in his expensive house; mother had bruising on shoulders/neck; Deep Ones? The Drowning Spell?;
He took over business. Overpowered opponents with ease, merging with a brit company as New World Limited. Instrumental in opening of Mars. He’s around 60, though looks more like 45.
From a fraternity bro. of Will from Illinois: weird, friendly, outgoing and popular. Got all women he wanted, wealthy (his parent’s company had taken off), handsome, charismatic. 1 weird thing: one night we were throwing a party, but though he was not much of a drinker he drank a lot. Started talking about weird things he’s seen, places gone and things read before coming to college, while he was in Germany with some German tutors. I’ll never forget some of the stuff he said, about going to a library beyond the stars! None of us believed him. After a few more drinks, he said he’d prove it. Bets went down and we kidnapped a coed, and “I don’t know what got into us..it was the weirdest thing. We took her to a park, tied her up to a rock, and he was about to cut her open! No joke, sir. When the police happened by and heard the commotion. We were all arrested. He refers to himself as a Child of Destiny. Looks way younger than me." Remembers one thing from chang: Yogsothoth!