A character illustration for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game setting.
Jebediah Herber and his 3 sons run a mid-sized farm located pretty much halfway between Kingsport and Arkham. The farm is accessible from the main road although one needs to travel a few miles west by small wagon trails not really suitable for motor vehicles. The farm consists of a dozen buildings three of which are built for human habitation, another three are for storage, one is a butchery, two are big hay barns and three are for livestock. The Herbers have some chickens and roosters, a few horses and lambs, a pack of dogs, a scattering of semi-wild cats and a retinue of goats and pigs.
The Herbers have been in voluntary isolation since the big storm that ravaged the area in 1910. They act aggressive towards any and all outsiders and even their immediate neighbors have accepted to shun them rather than remain in good terms. The neighboring farm folks tell tales of odd unearthly garbled and muffled roaring sounds coming from the general direction of the Herber place when the skies are clear and stars shine brightly. Some also suspect the Herbers have something to do with the occasional missing animals. It could be the wolves and bears, though.
Jebediah Herber, The Angry Farmer With Something Terrible To Hide by Kimmo Mäkinen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.