Travel Log
Diary of a Journey
Type Book
Author Lord Boleskine
Game(s) Alone in the Dark (1992)

This item can be found in Guest Room #2 on the 2nd Floor.

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A Brightness From Afar
by Lord Bolskine
An account of his celebrated
voyage to New England
Aleister Publications.

Following a splendid journey, the
sunny harbour came into sight. The
locals were much impressed with one’s
arrival in their midst. One had time to
sketch several of them and notice signs of
degeneracy. Some children showed one
their queer hands that would inspire uneasiness.

Upon the promise of a few coins, a child
had undertaken to reveal to one a most
“prodigious phenomenon” of a natural
order. One admits to being sceptical as
to the prodigiousness of the marvel,
whatever it may be; indeed, one suspects
it to be little more than an evening stroll
to some charming wooden hut situated in
the forest hereabouts. One will
nonetheless go, for it is always well to
submit to such local enthusiasms.

One admits to being somewhat
flabbergasted! The Milky Way shone
like the fires of the Apocalypse from
the inky celestial vault. Certain distant
stars, normally invisible to the naked
eye, were clearly visible, glittering
indeed with a strange intensity. The
heavy clouds that had settled above the
village had no hold over that place.

It would be pointless to offer here the
names of the constellations one perceived
in utter clarity; apart from the
interminable length of such a list, one
might conceivably risk being charged
with exaggeration!

The cross cast its shadow on the ground.
The sea, in the distance, was dead
calm. Tonight one will return to that
spot and draw those stars. Tomorrow
night, one will at last see Halley’s
comet in all its brilliance. The
youngster will carry torches. Despite
one’s developed sense of direction, honed
by years of travel, one feels incapable of
finding one’s way through the dark
forest unaided.

The drawings will, one is convinced,
set light to the souls of men!

Such a moon! One lost count of the
craters, so sharply was their definition.
Loath as one is to seem excessive in
one’s appraisal, one cannot but feel that
the forest clearing is indeed a place
outside the common laws of time and
space. Surely it is not an hallucination!

How strange to consider that idle
conversation, some research in the
British Museum and a voyage to this
backward village should culminate in so
astounding a discovery. It may be that
others have noticed the extraordinary
nature of that place; how else may one
explain the presence of that cross?


  • The book is a reference to another Cthulhu based game, The Shadow of the Comet.
  • There is another related book that can be found in Derceto's smoking room, called Memories, which is a sequel to the previous book.

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