The T's

Tau Omega
Tcho-Tcho
Temple, The
Terrible Old Man, The  
Thayer Street
Theodotides 
Thomas Street
Thorfinnsen, Georg (Captain)
Thul

Thurber
Tiara Of Dagon
Tillinghast, Crawford
Tilton, Anna
Titus Sempronius Blaesus
Tobey, Dr.
Torres, Doctor
Traube, Seaman
Trevor, Margaret (of Cornwall)


Tau Omega. Fraternity house belonging to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Early the morning of August 9th, 1935, a member of the fraternity saw a grotesque and hideous mass of smoke in the air near Robert Blake’s home just as a flash of lightning struck the area.

The Haunter of the Dark, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Tcho-Tcho. Abominable race of humans who, at the beginning of time, introduced the interbreeding of humans and horrible monsters.

The Shadow Out Of Time, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Temple, The. Title of a manuscript found in a bottle on the coast of Yucatan. The manuscript, dated August 20, 1917, was written by a Lieutenant Commander Karl Heinrich of the Imperial German Navy, commander of the German submarine U-29 during World War I.
    The manuscript relates the events occurring between June 18 and August 20, 1917, events which led to the loss of U-29’s complete crew and it stranding at the bottom of the ocean. The location of the sunken sub as dictated by Lt. Cdr. Heinrich was approximately N. Lat. 20º, W. Long. 35º. At this location Lt. Cdr. Heinrich reports the lost city of Atlantis.
    The manuscript relates that, on June 18, 1917, the U-29 sank the British freighter Victory. After killing all hands as they attempted to escape in life rafts, the U-29 submerged until sunset. Upon rising to the surface, the crew discovered the corpse of a sailor holding on to the rails of the ship. The crew found a strange carving in the man’s pocket, a youth’s head ringed in a laurel. Upon throwing the body overboard, some of the crew stated that the dead man was staring at them, while one boatswain, a man named Müller, reported that the body swam away after hitting the water.
    During the following days, members of the crew became sick and then violently insane. All the while, dolphins in ever increasing numbers swam a wreath around the submarine. On June 29th, an explosion in the boiler/engine room rocked the submarine, effectively crippling it. The sub could still rise and submerge, but it could not propel itself. As the days passed, an uncharted current drew the ship south.
    On July 3rd, the ship was forced to submerge due to bad weather and was unable to rise again. The sub drifted deeper and deeper to the south, always in company with its dolphin escort. Lt. Cdr. Heinrich claimed that, on August 13th, he discovered lost Atlantis on the floor of the ocean. His manuscript tells of his many excursions to the surroundings by use of a deep sea diving suit. The manuscript closes with the thoughts of a madman, claiming a flickering light and choral chant beckoning him from a building he claimed to be a temple. Lt. Cdr. Heinrich closes the manuscript, telling how he will enter the temple to find out what’s inside.

The Temple, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Terrible Old Man, The. Both the name of a short story by H.P. Lovecraft and the main character of that story. Ancient resident of Kingsport, Massachusetts who lived on Water Street believed once to have been the captain of East India clipper ships. Among the gnarled trees of his front yard he maintains a strange collection of stones, grouped and painted to resemble idols in some obscure Eastern temple. The man is simply described as ancient with long white hair and a beard, being very tall and lean. The Terrible Old Man could not walk without the aid of a cane, and his thin, weak hands shook pitifully.

The Terrible Old Man, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Thayer Street. Street on which Dr. Tobey held practice in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Theodotides. A Graeco-Bactrian official of 200 B.C.. Theodotides was a victim of a mind transfer with a member of the Great Race of Yith. This transfer took him back to almost 150,000,000 B.C., where he met Professor Peaslee.

The Shadow Out Of Time, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Thomas Street. Street on which Henry Wilcox lived in the 1920s, specifically 7 Thomas Street in the Fleur-de-Lys Building.

The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Thorfinnsen, Georg (Captain). Captain of the barque Miskatonic. Captain Thorfinnsen and his ship was part of the ill-fated Miskatonic University Expedition to the Antarctic in 1930-31.

At the Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft

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Thul. A former stone-cutter of Ulthar. He was present when the folks of Ulthar discovered the devoured bodies of the old man and woman who killed cats there. This grisly find resulted in the enactment of the law prohibiting the killing of cats within the city.

The Cats of Ulthar, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Thurber. Confidant of Richard Upton Pickman and narrator of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, Pickman’s Model. Discovered, upon visiting Pickman’s studio in his apartment in the North End of Boston, that Pickman used photographs of real ghouls to do his paintings.

Pickman’s Model, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Tiara of Dagon (or of the Deep Ones). The strangely exotic golden tiara worn by priests of the Esoteric Order Of Dagon in Innsmouth, Massachusetts. The tiara is described as possessing a strange, unearthly splendor which makes the beholder literally gasp at its beauty. It is tall in front with an irregularly large base. The tiara’s predominant material is gold, though its strange luster hints at some alien alloy that is as beautiful as it is unidentifiable. The tiara is covered with striking and mesmerizing designs—from simple geometrics to plainly marine—chased or molded in high relief with a craftsmanship of incredible skill and grace. The patterns which adorn the tiara’s body sets the observer on edge with its underlying hints at unknown horrors. Strange monsters, both fabulous and horrific, are depicted, giving the viewer an uneasy sense of de javu.
    Only two such pieces are known to exist outside of Innsmouth. One is under lock and key in Miskatonic University, while the other is on display at the Newburyport Historical Society in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This tiara was sold to a pawn shop in 1873 by a drunken Innsmouth man who was soon after killed in a brawl. The Society bought the piece directly from the pawnbroker and has had it ever since. The Marsh family of Innsmouth has continuously made exuberant offers for the piece, but the Society refuses to sell it.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth, H.P. Lovecraft

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Tillinghast, Crawford. Scientist and philosopher of the early 1920s who sought a way to access the interdimensional worlds which surround us. Tillinghast is described as degenerating from a stout man to becoming thin, with baggy, yellowed and grayed skin, sunken; circled, glowing eyes; a veined, corrugated forehead; and tremulous, twitching hands. In addition, he exhibited a repellent unkemptness, a wild disorder of dress, a bushiness of dark hair white at the roots, and an unchecked growth of a pure white beard on a face once clean shaven.
    Through the manipulation of the pineal gland within the human brain by way of vibrations emitted from a machine, Tillinghast realized his ambitions. He quickly discovered that what normal man perceives as open space and blue sky is actually teeming with life beyond description or comprehension. This life is generally categorized into to types—a gelatinous horror which is harmless, and a terror which can dissolve its victims within the space of a second. This second type is described as so horrific to look upon that the mere sight could kill a man. Tillinghast, himself, fell victim to this second horror, dying of apoplexy while trying to kill a former friend by baiting him into the path of the creature.

From Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Tilton, Anna. Curator of the Newburyport Historical Society museum.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth, H.P. Lovecraft

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Titus Sempronius Blaesus. A Roman who was a quaestor in Sulla’s time. Titus was a victim of a mind transfer with a member of the Great Race of Yith. This transfer took him back to almost 150,000,000 B.C., where he met Professor Peaslee.

The Shadow Out Of Time, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Tobey, Doctor. Physician in charge of Henry Wilcox during the artist's strange fever and dream cycle. Dr. Tobey worked from an office on Thayer Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Torres, Doctor. A medical doctor of great renowned from Valencia, Spain. Along with a colleague, a Dr. Munoz, Dr. Torres discovered how to preserve life in a dead body through medical experimentation and incantations found in ancient and forbidden tomes. In 1905, Drs. Munoz and Torres’ experiments yielded some success, but the organs of the dead continued to decay even after life was brought back to the subject. Dr. Munoz actually died a first time in 1905, though it is unknown whether the death was accidental or by his own intention to prove his theory. Dr. Torres moved Munoz to a "strange, dark place" where he applied the process and nursed Munoz back to health. Unfortunately, the repulsion and shock of what he had to do killed Torres.

Cool Air, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Traube, Seaman. Sailor of the Imperial German Navy and crewman aboard the U-29 submarine during World War I. On June 18, 1917, the U-29 sunk the British ship Victory. After destroying the ship and killing the crew, the U-29 submerged and resurfaced at sunset. Clinging to the rail of the ship was a corpse of a sailor, assumed to be a member of the Victory’s crew. The corpse was thrown overboard, marking the beginning of the end for the crew and the submarine.
    On July 2nd, the crippled U-29 spotted a ship flying American colors. Traube urged on the general feeling of surrender with what was described as "especial violence." Lt. Klenze, an officer of the ship, shot and killed him.

The Temple, H.P. Lovecraft.

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Trevor, Margaret (of Cornwall). Wife of Godfrey de la Poer, immortalized as a demon heroine by a particularly horrible ballad not yet extinct near the Welsh border in England.

The Rats In The Walls, H.P. Lovecraft.

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