S2E14: The Golden Shovel of What?
Under the Library - A Call of Cthulhu Podcast

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On this episode of Under the Library:

Cully leads Rutherford to the darkroom, located in the basement. On the way, two pictures catch Rutherford’s attention. The first shows a young Richard arriving at university, obviously thrilled to be there. Cully, noticing the object of Rutherford’s attention, shares that Richard hung this photo to encourage him to attend university. The second picture is of Richard and Cully together. Rutherford becomes emotional and promises to help Cully attend college however he can.

Entering the darkroom, Rutherford examines the film and realizes that it’s hand cut. Rutherford wonders why Richard had such specialized technology, in Rutherford’s own wheelhouse, and never mentioned it to him.

Upstairs, Franny wants to examine the filaments in a lab, She knows of a small lab that she could access after hours, but it’s often used by a very difficult colleague. She and Bello decide to drive by the facility and see if the lab is available, and if not, pay a visit to Dr. Gardener (the vet who repaired Bello’s arm).

At the same time, Jo realizes that she doesn’t know how Bello got his injuries and inquires, at first casually, but with growing intensity as she realizes she is being lied to. As the grilling of Bello continues in the kitchen, Rutherford continues to work in the darkroom and sees a face in the film.


Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictions) 1942 Los Alamos NM and follows the misadventures of Boone (Chris), Jo (Emily), Culligan (Scott), Bello (Rick), Rutherford (Wayne), and Franny (Artur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people.

Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.

https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.