Call of Cthulhu: Horror on the Orient Express
Horror on the Orient Express
Welcome to the world of 1920 – a time of high society, opulence and wealth. Where the British Empire enters its twilight phase silently.
You four are various characters in this universe, surviving the way you always have and using the skills and tools available to make the best of what is thrown in front of you. Below is the basic information about the campaign and the mythos that surrounds the adventure. Use the references at the bottom to connect to the relevant pages
What is the Orient Express
The Orient Express was the name of a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL).
The route and rolling stock of the Orient Express changed many times. Several routes in the past concurrently used the Orient Express name, or slight variants thereof. Although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway service, the name has become synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel.The two city names most prominently associated with the Orient Express are Paris and Constantinople (Istanbul), the original endpoints of the timetabled service.
The dark corners of the earth
Cthulhu is a cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story “The Call of Cthulhu”, published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.
Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, the creature has since been featured in numerous popular culture references. Lovecraft depicts Cthulhu as a gigantic entity worshiped by cultists. Cthulhu’s anatomy is described as part octopus, part man, and part dragon. Its name was given to the Lovecraft-created universe where it and its fellow entities existed, the Cthulhu Mythos.