A character illustration for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game setting.
Adolphe Remy is of Haitian origin and comes from a long line of voodoo practitioners dating all the way back to Benin in Africa. He and a group of his devout followers followed some supernatural lead to Arkham in the early 1920’s and they eventually bought a remote manor house some good 20 miles away from Arkham city proper. Rumors abound as to what exactly this group is doing there, but nothing concrete has even been proven. They generally maintain a low profile and visit Arkham twice a month purchasing living essentials and also sell their own products in the open market. Their spices, herbs, carrots, yellow tomatoes and other vegetables have become somewhat known for their exceptional quality in Arkham and on most market days they sell out their supply quite fast. Yet many city folks shun them due to their strange appearance, black skin and a unique Haitian accent of their speech.
The manor house is occupied by some twenty followers of Adolphe and another ten hired workers that maintain the premises, cultivate the manor grounds and farm the nearby fields. All of them are of Haitian origin, but some are of black/white mixed parentage. The house is well kept, but unaccessible to outsiders. The premises are guarded by armed henchmen who shoot first and ask questions later. They don’t have that many neighbors on the area but those that are, don’t generally have nothing bad to say against them. Although they might just be scared or intimidated to silence.
Illustration originally from 2007, but I did a little touching up here and there in 2013.