Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Saturday, September 1, 2018

IHMN: Miskatonic University

 When evil inter-dimensional alien bad meanies go bump in the night, there is a Ivy League University that can help!

Miskatonic University is a university located in Arkham, a town in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named after the Miskatonic River which flows near the campus.  Miskatonic University is a highly prestigious university, on par with Harvard University, and that Harvard and Miskatonic are the two most popular schools for the children of the Massachusetts “Old Gentry”. Miskatonic University is famous for its collection of occult books. The library holds one of the very few genuine copies of the Necronomicon. Other tomes include the Unaussprechlichen Kulten by Friedrich von Junzt and the fragmentary Book of Eibon. The faculty and staff are some of the most respected men and women in their fields; however, very few know that they are also part of the secret war against numerous inter-dimensional beings that seek to destroy and repopulate Earth . . . and the occasional human bad guy has been stopped by these academicians.

Dr. Henry Armitage

Dr. Henry Armitage is the head librarian at Miskatonic University. As a young man, he graduated from Miskatonic in 1841 and went on to obtain his doctorate from Princeton University and his Doctor of Letters degree at Johns Hopkins University. He is one of the few men that can read the Necronomicon and not go insane.  He is most famous for leading the expedition that destroyed "The Dunwich Horror."

Name: Dr. Henry Armitage
Pluck: 2+
Leadership: +3
Speed: 0
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +1
Talents: Intervention, Impervious, Fanatic, Fearless, Meticulous Planning, 30 points of Mystical Powers
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Fighting Knife
Armor: 9
Cost: 108 points

 Professor Warren Rice

Professor Warren Rice is Professor of Classical Languages at Miskatonic University. Pretty darn good with a pistol too!  He accompanied Dr. Armitage and Dr. Morgan in destroying "The Dunwich Horror."

Name: Professor Warren Rice
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: 0
Speed: 0
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +3
Talents: Duelist (pistol), Iron Will
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Fighting Knife
Armor: 9
Cost: 32 points

Dr. Francis Morgan

Dr. Francis Morgan is Professor of Medicine and Comparative Anatomy (or Archaeology) at Miskatonic University.  Also part of the trio that destroyed "The Dunwich Horror."  Loves large caliber bolt action magazine fed rifles and uses Cthulhu Cultists as target practice.

Name: Dr. Francis Morgan
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: +2
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +3
Talents: Fearless, Inspirational, Marksman, Medic
Basic Equipment: Military Rifle, Fighting Knife
Armor: 9
Cost: 52 points

 Mr. Randolph Carter

Though not a member of the faculty or staff, Randolph Carter is a one-time student of the University and has been instrumental in many adventures of Miskatonic University.  He is an uncelebrated author, whose writings are seldom noticed. A melancholy figure, Carter is a quiet contemplative dreamer with a sensitive disposition, prone to fainting during times of emotional stress. But he can also be courageous, with enough strength of mind and character to face and foil horrific creatures.  Interestingly, Carter also served in the French Foreign Legion.  He also possesses the Silver Key and is rumored to be a distant cousin of Captain John Carter of Virginia.

Name: Mr. Randolph Carter
Pluck: 2+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +1
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +1
Talents: Intervention, Erudite Wit, Spectral Form, Iron Will
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Fighting Knife, Silver Key (Spectral Form)
Armor: 14
Cost: 65 points

Dr. William Dyer

Dr. William Dyer is a geologist and professor at Arkham's Miskatonic University. Rumors still abound about his role in outfitting the crew of the USS Audacity in its encounter with the Witch King of Sokur.
  
Name: Dr. William Dyer
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +3
Talents: Fearless, Duelist, Lightening Draw (pistol), Tough
Basic Equipment: 2 Pistols, Fighting Knife
Armor: 9
Cost: 51 points

Professor Albert N. Wilmarth

 Albert N. Wilmarth is a folklorist and assistant professor of English at Miskatonic University. He instigated the investigation of  the strange events that followed in the wake of the historic Vermont floods of 1884.

Name: Dr. Francis Morgan
Pluck: 5+
Leadership: 0
Speed: 0
Fighting Value: 0
Shooting Value: +2
Talents: Fanatic, Erudite wit
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Fighting Knife, Magneto-static umbrella
Armor: 9
Cost: 24 points

Miss Doris Horus

Miss Doris Horus is a librarian at Miskatonic University and an expert on the Illuminati. She has used her Colt 45 very effectively against the organization and uses her position as a librarian to keep an eye on which books from the "special" collection are checked out.  She personally has guarded the Celaeno Fragments from being stolen resulted in the deaths of seven undesirable, but not mourned cultists.

Name: Miss Doris Horus
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +3
Talents: Fearless, Duelist (pistol), Lightening Draw (pistol)
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Fighting Knife
Armor: 9
Cost: 34 points

Professor Laban Shrewsbury

 Laban Shrewsbury is an anthropologist and professor of philosophy at Miskatonic University. Although he was born in Wisconsin, Shrewsbury spent most of his life in Arkham, Massachusetts. After publishing his first book, the controversial Investigation into the Myth-Patterns of the Latter-Day Primitives with Especial Reference to the R'lyeh Text, in 1870, Shrewsbury mysteriously disappeared. Shortly thereafter, a posthumous collection of his writings, titled Cthulhu Among the Victorians, saw publication. Just as mysteriously, Shrewsbury reappeared twenty years later and immediately began work on his next book, Cthulhu in the Necronomicon. Before he could complete this work, however, his home in Arkham was destroyed by an inexplicable fire in 1892. Shrewsbury was presumed dead and his unfinished volume was published as a posthumous work.
Shrewsbury had actually escaped to (REDACTED), fleeing certain horrors. Shrewsbury's manuscript, the Celaeno Fragments, remains under lock and key at Miskatonic's library.

Name: Professor Laban Shrewsbury
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +0
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +1
Talents: Fearless, 20 points of Mystical powers
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Sword Cane (military sword)
Armor: 9
Cost: 45 points

 One less Shogoth pit to worry about!


4 comments:

  1. Very, very cool figures, Neil! They all have so much character.

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  2. Very thematic, such a great set of characters. I am inspired .

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    1. Thank you very much. Had to dive into the books again but I feel it was well worth it.

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