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Gentlemen Adventurers : Chapter Four : The Middle East, 1840


Session 020: Dark Discoveries, July 1840

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The Party

ArnoldTodgersHamelton - DaveF
GladstoneArchiboldThynne - TimE
LadyElsbethMacBeth - CathyE
WallaceTiffinSmythe - PeteN


After seeing the impressive tomb and it's contents Hamilton agrees to assist HowardVyse with his further exploration and Howard's demeanor visibly relaxes. Lady Macbeth asks for a further chance to look around the temple, and the whole party, with the exception of Gladstone who is guarding the entrance, are given http://www.tytherleigh.com/Alarm/images/tomb-inner.jpg+left a second, detailed guided tour by the eminent egyptologist. Despite the parties' concerns about him he does exhibit a good deal of knowlege on the subject and shows them many interesting and amazing objects and hieroglyphs .. Elsbeth takes a particular shine to the finely wrought gold bracelet of rubies and emeralds that is worn by the main mummy at the end of the burial passage. After a short period demurring Howard agrees that if they are to get more 'diggers' and others down here is is best of the most valuable and mobile objects are 'cataloged' and held in safe keeping by the 'team'.

to be completed

Richard Lepsius (1810-1884) German Egyptologist - active nr giza at time, student of

   Jean-François Champollion - translated rosetta stone
     prominent french tutor & egytologist

Jean-Baptiste de Lescluze (1780-1858) Belgian shipowner - obtainor/middle man for collectors





Lovecraft references Nephren-Ka. Also known as the Black

Pharaoh, the last Egyptian pharaoh of the

Third Dynasty. Nephren-Ka began a worship

of Nyarlathotep and birthed the ideas that

later gave way to the Starry Wisdom that

swept through Egypt and the world. In the

course of this worship, he acquired the

Shining Trapezohedron from merchants of

Khem. Once in his possession, he built a

dark temple around it, committing

sacrifices to the Haunter of the Dark in

exchange for the creature’s limitless

knowledge. It was this exchange that

ultimately brought Nephren-Ka’s reign to an

end. Such were his deeds that his name was

struck from the monuments and other


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