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The magician Dr. Erasmus Craven, who does not belong to the brotherhood of magicians, grieves the loss of his beloved wife Lenore and lives in a castle with his daughter Estelle. One day, a raven knocks on his window and Dr. Craven learns that the bird is actually the magician Dr. Adolphus Bedlo that was turned into a raven after challenging the powerful magician Dr. Scarabus that was an enemy of his father. Dr. Craven makes a potion to turn Dr. Bedlo back to his human form and Dr. Bedlo tells that he has seen Lenore in the castle of Dr. Scarabus. Dr. Craven decides to go in his coach with Dr. Bedlo to visit Dr. Scarabus and Estella and Dr. Bedlo’s son Rexford decide to go with them. They find an amicable Dr. Scarabus that invite them to stay for the night. Was Dr. Craven’s father wrong about Dr. Scarabus?

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight is movie night and we discuss Roger Corman’s adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, The Raven as well as Harley Stroh’s newest adventure Enter the Dagon.

Dark Acquisitions

As always, we have new material to bring to the table based on this story. Below is a list, by category and author, of what has been added to the Dark Acquisitions page by the Keepers of Mysteries, based on this show. Further contributions from friends of the library will also be found there as they arrive.

Barbarian – Ari-Matti Piippo

The Blood-Drinking Box [part 4] – Clifford Morton

The Way of the Raven – Marc Bruner

Bedlo’s Promethean Sphere – Bob Brinkman
Deceptive Dissolution – Bob Brinkman
Devouring Void – Bob Brinkman
Diabolic Dominion – Bob Brinkman
Mimic (Patron Spell) – Marc Bruner
Phlogistonic Spray – Bob Brinkman
Raven Wings (Patron Spell)- Marc Bruner
Tearing Beak (Patron Spell)- Marc Bruner
Technical Affinity – Bob Brinkman
Wand Magic – Bob Brinkman

Dr. Adolphus Bedlo – Bob Brinkman
Dr. Erasmus Craven – Bob Brinkman
Dr. Scarabus – Bob Brinkman

The Stacks

Appendix N….ish
The Raven (1963) by Roger Corman

The 998th Conclave of Wizards by Job Bittman
Beyond the Silver Scream by Forrest Aguirre
The Emerald Enchanter by Joseph Goodman
Emirikol was Framed by Michael Curtis
Enter the Dagon by Harley Stroh
Jewels of the Carnifax by Harley Stroh
Theater of the Hammed by Clint Bohaty
Thirteen Brides of Blood by Daniel J. Bishop (2017 Gongfarmer’s Almanac vol. 7)

The Fall of the House of Usher (album) by Les Baxter
The Haunted Palace (album) by Ronald Stein
The Raven (album) by Les Baxter
The Pit & The Pendulum (album) by Les Baxter
The Premature Burial (album) by Ronald Stein and Les Baxter
The Sacred Idol (album) by Les Baxter
Tales of Terror (album) by Les Baxter
X – The Man with X-Ray Eyes (album) by Les Baxter

Appendix N Book Club
Spellburn (Episode #11) (2017 ENnies Silver Award Winner – Best Podcast)

Road Crew Appearances
M Nicksic @ Tacoma Games in Tacoma, WA (every Saturday)
* Troy Tucker @ The Magician’s Forge in North Port, FL (alternating Saturdays)
* Jeff Goad @ the Brooklyn Strategist in Brooklyn, NY
* Sarah Brown @ Cullison’s Cards & Games in Jonesboro, AR
* Jeff Bernstein @ Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL

Hubris from DIY RPG Productions (2017 ENnies Silver Award Winner – Best Electronic Book)
Transylvanian Adventures by Land of Phantoms

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