Prof. Julius Smith
Prof. Smith is an expert on European and Middle Eastern languages and his known for his public lectures on history and archaeology.
In his youth he was a world-traveler and something of a gentleman adventurer but has long since retired to research and …
Son of a powerful Turkish family, Mehmet Makryat runs a shabby shop in Islington, but appears to be connected with a network of smuggling and other illicit activity in London.
Prof. Smith has encountered the Makryat family in the past and makes …
Henri worked as a porter and attendant on trains all his life. He served on the Orient Express for several decades until he briefly retired in the 1890s. He moved to Great Britain to live with a family, but quickly grew restless from "'staying still so …
In 1897 Randolph Alexis attempted to flee creditors and other unknown threats by opening a portal through multi-dimensional space. It all went wrong and he and the train he wa aboard was lost in time and space for 25 years. When the train was summoned …
As a youth Albert Alexis discovered his father's occult notes and came to believe that [[:randolph-alexis | Randolph Alexis]] vanished due to supernatural forces rather than dying in a train wreck. His interest in and knowledge about strange …
Violet Gibbs-Wolf lived the rich if shallow life of a "Bright Young Thing," until taking the fateful cruise about [[Terror On The Thames | _The Louisiana Lady_]]. There she found the world was much bigger and more interesting that she had ever dreamed. …
Duc Jean de Messeraine
A Noble of French ancestry living in Switzerland. He is a collector of rare and curious artifacts.
Duke Messeraine also lives another life, as the Prince of [[Dream Lausanne | Dream Lausanne]]. He appears to have interest in the [[Sedefkar Simulacrum …
Edgar Wellington was former soldier living in Lausanne, Switzerland and doing research into secret messages encoded in cuneiform tablets.
He hired [[:wallis-hilton | Wallis Hilton]] to uncover the secret of the [[Cuneiform Decoding Keys | Cuneiform …
Father of [[:mehmet-makryat | Mehmet Makryat]], owner of an international trading firm, and master of nefarious operations of unknown extent. Decades ago he and [[:prof-julius-smith | Prof. Julius Smith]] had some unfortunate encounter, of which is only …
The Comte Fenalik was last known owner of the intact [[Sedefkar Simulacrum | Sedefkar Simulacrum]]. In 1789 he was arrested for debauchery and committed to the Charenton Asylum where he was left to rot and be forgotten.
His life has largely been erased …
The Lorien Family
Christian Lorien is the local doctor of Poissy, France. He lives with his wife Veronique and daughter Quitterie in a cosy house outside of town. In the summer the estate is covered with colorful roses that Christian can barely manage.
Their home is …
Born a shepherdess in Poissy and killed by [[:count-fenalik | Fenalik]], she has risen as his "daughter." Like Fenalik, she matches some of the characteristics folklore assigns to "vampires," but little is known of her true nature.
A famed opera singer, Senorita Cavollaro, has just finished a successful world tour. She returned to her beloved home of Milan aboard the Orient Express. While she enjoys the romance and spectacle of the opera, she also seeks to have some time away from …
War records indicate William was killed in action during the World War. By means yet unknown, his brother [[:edgar-wellington | Edgar]] appears to have restored him to some semblance of life.
He was last scene in the service, or mental control of [[: …
Hampton and Matthew Polk
While searching through Milan junk shops, Rischonti stumbled across the Head of the [[Sedefkar Simulacrum | Simulacrum]]. Driven insane, he became obsessed with staging the cursed play "The King in Yellow":http://kinginyellow.wikia.com/wiki/ …
Arturo Faccia owns several industrial complexes outside of Milan, manufacturing locomotives, automobiles, and other heavy equipment. His business have been expanding rapidly in the post war years. He frequently travels between his factories and home in …
An employee of [[:arturo-faccia | Arturo Facci]], Benito is tough and capable, but has an aversion to the occult and supernatural.
Once a warrior of the[[Order of the Red Maidens | Order of the Red Madiens]], Melisende met some fate that doomed her to wander the Earth as a spirit, driven to keep the [[Sedefkar Simulacrum | Sedefkar Simulacrum]] from being collected and used again. …
Heinrich Glessler is publicly known as a writer on occult and historical subjects such as the truth behind cultural folklore and prehistoric civilizations. He is suspected as being involved in German nationalist mystical organizations, such as the "Vril …