Ruby Millicent, linguist

Ruby, First day back at MU

Full Name: Ruby Millicent
Birth Name: Chen-Jin “Ancient Gold”  (no surname)
Gender: Female
Race: Chinese
Height: 5’3″”
Weight: 105 lbs
Eyes: brown
Hair: Black
Age: 24
Build: Slender and short.

Complete Physical Description:
She is a short slender woman of an Chinese descent. Her hair is kept tied back generally and she wears traditionally western clothing, blouses and slacks primarily.

She is in excellent condition, having been an athlete at Miskatonic University in her undergraduate years. Her sports were javelin, track and swimming.

She does wear lipstick, shadow and all the standard western woman accountraments, along with being heavily tattooed as a child/teen by her family. She only wears clothes that will show off any of the tattoos when she is feeling safe.

Place of Birth:
Zhoushang Archipelago, China

Date of Birth:
June 30, 1912

Relatives:
An adoptive set of white parents, two sisters and two brothers (adopted)

Twitches, quirks, fears, or bonuses:
Quite, demure, but very loyal and can definitely relax when the situation warrants. She is an accomplished linguist and can speak/write more than 12 languages fluently, and several others at least partially.

List of Personal Logs:

  • None Yet

HISTORY

During her time as a baby (approximately 1911/1912 to her knowledge) her grandmother rescued  her from the aftermath of the Wuchang Uprising in her native homeland of China.

As far as Ruby understands it, her family lived on an island and the Wuchang Uprising had occurred. The event itself didn’t displace her, rather it was the resulting changes in the country. The revolutionaries that had overthrown the Qing government eventually made their way to the islands her family lived at.

Her grandmother escaped the attack on her people that occurred during a volcanic eruption from a newly appearing island (there are 1,390 islands in that archipelago). Her grandmother arrived in San Diego 5 months later with Ruby as a very very small child.

Her grandmother’s efforts left her ill and she passed within two years. Ruby was adopted by a set of white parents with 4 children (two boys, two girls) and cared for Ruby as their own. They renamed her as a young child Ruby in order for her to fit in more. They felt it was sufficiently exotic without being truly too exotic.

Ruby grew up in a middle class household, won scholarships to Miskatonic University and discovered she had a knack for languages.

Ruby has never understood the tattoos on herself, she doesn’t know the meanings of them as they are not in any of the languages she speaks, fluently or not.

Ruby excelled in her masters degree as well and was hired by the Golden Candle, specifically by Luther Luckett to work for the group.

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Case File: Rescuing Betty’s Brother

Innsmouth Harbor

Case File: F-2811-055-070217
Related Files:
Overlook Point and Meetings
Location(s): Innsmouth, MA,
Mythos Relation:Innsmouth
Mythos Powers/Creatures Encountered: None
Investigators Involved:
Luther Luckett (Leader/Soldier)
Donnie Smits (Pilot/Soldier)
Jennie Cabot (Psychic)
Rachel Kinowski (Telekenetic)
Ruby Millicent (Linguist)
Paul Crow (Researcher)
Betty Horscht (Healer/Fighter)
Jeremiah Boone (Archeology/Anthropology)

The team was finally given the go ahead by Jennie to try and retrieve Betty’s brother from his captivity. Using Luther’s persuasion of the local real estate agent, the team made a bid to come to Innsmouth to check for places to buy, especially the “Custom House”. An old abandoned port of entry.

They also found research that indicated that Dagon could be traced back to the middle east. It was unclear why, but originally there were references to Dagon being the god of grain and fertility, then at some point the god of the sea. However, the recurring theme was the punishment of Dagon statues by decapitation of the head and hands.

Luther presented himself as a businessman with wide ranging interests on that Monday, his girlfriend was Jennie and his assistant was Rachel. Jeremiah and Ruby were servants.

They arrived at the town and met with a Reginald Abernathy, who escorted them around for most of the day showing them different places. The found a few things of note.

  • War Memorial

    The Custom House had a sewer/smuggling system that ran under it. It led from deeper in the town (ending at the church for the Esoteric Order of Dagon) with several cutoffs

  • The Church Street Green, Revolutionary War Memorial had statues back to the Revolutionary War had their heads destroyed and in many cases their hands.
  • The oldest cemetery Church Street Burying Ground has the most “sacred” or not contaminated feel according to Jennie while the Christchurch Cemetery with the most powerful families was.
  • The Gilman House was the only open hotel, of dubious nature. There were no locks on the doors and the fire escape had long since collapsed.
  • Innsmouth Cafe, a horrible tasting cafe with a waitress who tried to hit on Luther.
  • First National Grocer was ran by non-Innsmouth manager named Albert. This is where the group bought food and a hot plate.

Luther met Arthur Mackey, a representative of the state inspection board (turns out he is actual FBI). Mackey and Luther talked for a while that evening, Luther was satisfied Mackey was not a local plant.

The group survived the first night at the Gilman House. Luther and Donnie both heard things moving in the attic, but nothing occurred. By morning everyone but Ruby had nightmares, trouble sleeping and in general were aggravated.

That morning Paul showed up with Betty. In the middle of the prior night they had driven from Arkham. Luther decided to use Paul to help get into the location of Betty’s brother.

The group made their way through the smuggling tunnel, with dynamite and weapons. As they arrived at the Church for the Order of Dagon, when they used Paul to sneak in. Here is where Arthur Mackey arrived and revealed who he worked for. He then assisted the group for the rest of the time.

The group snuck into the church. Jennie, utilizing a spell given to her by Florence (an occultist that will be joining our group) and by using Luther to power it, cast the spell rendering the members of the church unconscious.

At this time Luther took initiative to end the monsters in the church, he laced the area with dynamite and blew much of it apart. This resulted in the death of many deep ones, and deep one hybrids. He was also able to secure a lot of information from the church during this.

Once they left the church, the were engaged by a small lady, much like Jennie, in a  fight. Jennie and the young woman fought until the woman perished. The death seemed to signal the remaining hybrid/inhabitants to retreat and Luther was able to hold out until the National Guard arrived on Mackey’s orders.

Everyone returned safe with a plethora of new information. The town itself is still very dangerous. I do not believe the threat has been fully eliminated. We will need to explore Innsmouth further, there are many secrets that have not been revealed.

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Case File: Overlook Point and Meetings

Overlook (Lovers) Point

Case File: F-2811-055-0617/2417
Related Files:
None
Location(s): Innsmouth, MA,
PKSM (MU University)
Mythos Relation:Innsmouth
Mythos Powers/Creatures Encountered: None
Investigators Involved:
Luther Luckett
Donnie Smits
Jennie Cabot
Rachel Kinowski

The team had finally arrived at Miskatonic University. Their purpose was to take over the PKSM fraternity/sorority on campus. They would use this place to help search for recruits for the Golden Candle.

Shortly after arriving at the University, Luther met Dr. McTavish, the head of Archeology and Dr. Nash, the head of Anthropology in an attempt to get referrals of students that would work with the group well.

Dr. Nash invited Luther and whoever he wanted to bring to the barbecue the weekend before school started again.

During the following Friday, before the barbecue, Luther was awaken from his sleep by Jennie. She told Luther that he needed to take her for a drive, and Luther concluded with the blood running out of Jennie’s nose that it must be a vision they had.

Luther and Jennie drove up some backroads and eventually ended up on Overlook Point, a place just outside Innsmouth, with a nice view overlooking the town, the harbor and the surrounding area.

While they were there they saw a larger group of people on boats heading out to a smaller island. They carried torches and it appeared to not be a normal set of activities you would find in a fishing or gold refining town.

Before the two could leave, one of the Innsmouth deputies arrived on the scene and harassed the two of them creepily. He had assumed they were using the location and the car to be more intimate, which Luther and Jennie seemed to agree with.

After the harassing police officer left, the two of them returned back to the house and debriefed Morgan and the rest of the group. They decided after the barbecue they would make retrieving Betty’s brother from the town their goal.

The barbecue itself went by fairly well. There they met Jeremiah Boone, an African American Anthropology/Archeology masters student. Florence Dinner, a red headed occult major from Liverpool UK and Ruby Millicent, an asian linguist who seems to be related to the Tcho Tcho people.

During the barbecue, Dr. Nash and Dr. McTavish took Luther, Rachel and the new students to the restricted section of the library. There they showed them case study books of different races, including Tcho Tcho, people like Jennie and even like Rachel. They learned that Joan of Arc may have been two women who were sisters, or just close, but history lumped them together.

Dr. Nash and Dr. McTavish have given permission for Luther to visit the restricted archives at his leisure.

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Innsmouth, a small dark town

This is only a partial writeup, it will be updated at its main page location here:

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Town of Innsmouth

Founded: 1643
Current Population: 556
Associated Areas: Falcon Point and Boynton Beach (small hamlets)
Major Industry: Fishing
Leaders: Sebastian Marsh, F.Murray Gilman and Jonas Waite.
Religion: Esoteric Order of Dagon (independent church)

Innsmouth lies north on Highway 1A outside of Arkham, utilizing an unmarked junction leads you in to the coast of Essex County, Massachusetts, south of Plum Island and north of Cape Ann. The town of Ipswich, Massachusetts is a near neighbor, where many Innsmouth residents do their shopping; Rowley, Massachusetts, another neighboring town, is said to be to the northwest.

The climate in the fall is low 50s to mid-60s F. First snowfall often arrives late in October, but sometimes as late as November. Winter highs range from mid-20s to upper 30s, and spring raises the temperature tot he 50s and 60s. In the summers the temperatures rarely go above the mid-80s.

Government of Innsmouth and the neighboring villages of Falcon Point and Boynton Beach share a township government. Annual meetings are March 15 at the Assembly Hall in Innsmouth with general elections held every three years.

KNOWN HISTORY:

  • Region settled by Hogg, Eliot, Marsh and Martin families from Newbury
  • First voyage to the West Indies in 1662
  • By the American Revolution the population was approximately 2,000 people.
  • At the battle of Bunker Hill, a contingent from Innsmouth helped the American side.
  • War of 1812 brought an end to the good times and trading.
  • An unfortunate series of maritime disasters happened next few decades.
  • After fishing started to fail, the industry became the Marsh Gold Refinery.
  • In 1846 the town was struck by a plague believed to have been carried by a ship returning from the South Pacific. This resulted in riots and deaths of dozens of inividuals.
  • By the American Civil War the town had fallen into decline, many empty houses.
  • Today Innsmouth is only a shadow of its former self.
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Tcho-Tchos, Lesser Servitors

It should be noted that Tcho-Tchos in this campaign do not appear as they are described in the racist earlier real world writings of the early – mid 20th century Cthulhu Mythos stories and they are not a stand in for the fears of other people’s appearance, cultures and ways of life. 

listed as a tcho-tcho warrior, has not been confirmed.

Name: Tcho-Tchos
Type: Lesser Servitor (originally human)
Known Gods: Atlach-Nacha (and various other unconfirmed deities)
Locations Encountered:
Glastonbury, VT
Encounters:
Whispering Evil Part 2

Description: Traditional Tcho-Tcho file their teeth into vicious looking points and wear the sacred divine-circle-of-being haircut (a bowl cut) when on a sacred mission.

They also are given tattoos regularly to mark different occasions and changes in life. The tattoos and teeth are the most identifiable aspects that are the same between the different tribes of Tcho Tcho.

The traditional appearance that most investigators believe is that of tribal warriors from the South Pacific/East Asia area,  however this is no longer the case (nor may it have been the case to begin with).

Abilities: The biggest difference between Tcho-Tchos and a normal human is their resistance to the insanity of the Mythos. They routinely engage in “divine” acts that interact with other creatures. These interactions would drive most humans insane, but for whatever reason they are immune.

Some radical theorists believe they are survivors of an older strand of human that existed during the time of neanderthals and other human species. This may explain their ability to survive in extreme climates and in desolate areas as well.

Life: They generally live in small village/tribal groupings ranging anywhere from the Far East to Vermont in the USA. They have adapted to modern human times and several groupings have been heard of to exist living in big cities, generally in the areas with high immigration populations.

Unless they are one of the tribes in remote regions, they infiltrate into daily life of the modern world. They are now capable of using modern weapons, enjoying modern recreation such as theaters and radio and for all intents and purposes they would be a human-plus members of our society (meaning they are human, just with otherworldly connections, rituals and drives).

Rumored History (not confirmed): In the beginnings of time, Chaugnar Faugn made a race of beings, the Miri Nigri (no other current references of them) to serve him. The Miri were a race of creatures fashioned from the flesh of primitive amphibians. The Tcho-Tchos are said to come from humans originating in Tibet  who intermingled with the Miri, forming this lessor servitor race who appears in all aspects as humans from various cultures.

However, the taint of the Miri curses the Tchos with more mental health/insanity issues and a tendency to live in small tribal units. The unifying way to identify Tcho-Tchos are tattoos that they earn from childhood on, telling the tale of their life and service to those deities that should not be named, and the ritual filing of their teeth into sharp points.

… this will be updated as we gain more information.

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Betty Horscht, healer and guardian

Betty Horscht

Full Name: Betty Horscht
Gender: Female
Race: White (American), Not Quite Human
Height: 5′ 10”
Weight: 165 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde
Age: 52 (appears 19)

Build: Betty is tall, shapely built with an hourglass figure, and muscles hidden under her clothing.

Complete Physical Description:

Betty is taller than average, with blonde hair down to her shoulders and brown eyes. Her nose and mouth are small, with a dimpled chin.

Betty wears skirts and tops that accent her femininity, but also are cut to allow her to move around. She carries a satchel on her belt that contains some small items that include medical first aid bits. In addition she wears boots that are worn in and reliable.

Her family started as human (at least as it is told), however after centuries of guarding the well, the family has “adapted” as they call it and exhibited abilities normal humans do not have. In addition the members of the family can shift their bodies into the other gender, although this does not increase their abilities in the new gender.

Place of Birth:
Albany, NY

Date of Birth:
February 12, 1882

Relatives:
Father (James), Mother (Elizabeth), two older brothers (Robert, Daniel) and an older sister (Maggie).

Twitches, quirks, fears, or bonuses:
Betty is gregarious and friendly to everyone. She is concerned with the health of her friends, and even more importantly with their safety. She is always watching the area around her for danger and instinctively puts herself between danger and her friends.

In addition she can heal by taking the wound onto herself. She is able to regenerate these wounds at a slow pace, but still much faster than a human.

HISTORY

Betty grew up with a family who was guarding a portal to one of the outer reaches. Her duties along with the women of her family was to protect those at the portal. Meanwhile her brothers were responsible for healing.

While healing is not her primary focus, she does have the same ability on a lesser scale as her brothers. The local mob boss took over their house at gunpoint, kidnapped the brothers and kept the sisters in the house to work for the mob.

Betty and her family couldn’t risk the thing in the well getting out, so they submitted to these demands until Luther and his group showed. At this time Betty decided she would not sit back and wait to protect those around her, but rather she would go out and find that danger and meet it head on.

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Paul Crow, lazy portal opener

Full Name: Paul Crow
Gender: Male
Race: White (American)
Height: 5′ 10”
Weight: 165 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Age: 21

Complete Physical Description:

Paul is of average height and build. His dark hair tends to be mid-length for the time. He has a clear complexion along with a ready smile and his hair is always in place.

Paul’s above average good looks tend to let him skate on working hard. He wears more working class wardrobe including button up worksheets and work pants. He wears normal leather soled shoes to round out his outfit.

Place of Birth:
Brooklynn, New York

Date of Birth:
February 29, 1913

Relatives:
Paul doesn’t know any relative, having grown up in an orphanage with Rachel.

Twitches, quirks, fears, or bonuses:
Paul can be ingratiating, overly so when he is avoiding work. He is lazy and tends to show his misogynistic side, even with Rachel. Paul’s power is the ability to open a portal in objects such as walls or floors and step through to the other side.

HISTORY

 

Paul does come off as a self-important, ingratiating lazy person. This is true partially, however it has been shown that when in trouble, he will help his friends.

He grew up in an orphanage in New York, along with Rachel Kinowski. They roamed the streets and moved away from the orphanage after Rachel’s abilities surfaced. She then continued to support him from age 16 until he was picked up by the Candle.

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