Jebediah Herber, The Angry Farmer With Something Terrible To Hide


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.
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Jonathan Elmore, Private Investigator




A character illustration for Call of Cthulhu role-playing game setting. I suppose this illustration works for either the 1920’s and modern version of the setting.

Jonathan Elmore is a private investigator by profession. He has been snooping the streets of Arkham for over a decade and have seen his fair share of things no man should see. Elmore works alone but occasionally accompanies a few trusted men particularly when the job at hand is expected to be out of the ordinary in some way or another.





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Jonathan Elmore, Private Investigator by Kimmo Mäkinen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Adolphe Remy, a voodoo priest



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.