Arkham, the Legend-Haunted City
“Behind everything crouched the brooding, festering horror of the ancient town… the changeless, legend-haunted city of Arkham, with its clustering gambrel roofs that sway and sag over attics where witches hid from the King’s men in the dark, olden days of the Province. It was always a very bad time in Arkham…”
-H. P. Lovecraft
Arkham is a small town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, not far from the Atlantic Ocean, athwart the banks of the Miskatonic River, about 22 miles NNE of Boston, a little more than 12 miles south of Newburyport.
It is a city of dark, monstrous secrets and blasphemous horror. At the heart of the city is Miskatonic University, an excellent school with a developing reputation for esoteric and disturbing volumes residing in its library’s Restricted Collection. These tomes form the foundation of all current efforts to thwart the dire desires of the Mythos legion.
We will be using the d20 Call of Cthulhu rules for this campaign. Players familiar with D&D 3.5 or Pathfinder should have little trouble adapting. For more information, check out the wiki here.