Carolyn Fern
Forbidden Alchemy
Health Sanity Skill Points
8 12 4
Strength Marksmanship Dexterity
3 5 4
Starting Items
Walther Model 9
Strength Marksmanship Dexterity
4 5 5
Starting Items
Studies on Hysteria
Intellect Willpower Lore Luck
6 6 5 3
Special Ability
Action: Once per game, you may take any number of horror (without exceeding your Sanity). For each horror you take, choose an investigator in your room to heal 4 horror.
Intellect Willpower Lore Luck
7 7 4 2
Special Ability
Once per game, cancel an ability or the effect of a card that allows the keeper to move, attack with, or take an action with another investigator in your room.
Carolyn Fern
The Psychologist
Suppressed Memories
Health Sanity
6 8
MoM2-Icon Strength MoM2-Icon Agility MoM2-Icon Observation
3 2 4
MoM2-Icon Lore MoM2-Icon Influence MoM2-Icon Will
3 4 5
Special Ability
Action: You or another investigator within range flip 1 Horror facedown or discard 1 facedown Horror.
Carolyn Fern
The Psychologist
Core Set
Sanity Stamina
6 4
Special Ability
Psychology: Once per day, at the start of any player's turn, Carolyn may cause any 1 investigator of her choice (including herself) to regain 1 sanity.
Starting Items
ES-Icon Reward Common ItemES-Icon Reward Unique Item
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTCU-1: Carolyn Fern
The Psychologist
The mind is fragile, but through understanding, we can protect it.
Type Subtype
Investigator Medic
Faction AHTCG-Icon Health AHTCG-Icon Sanity
Guardian 6 9
AHTCG-Icon Willpower 2 AHTCG-Icon Intellect 2 AHTCG-Icon Combat 2 AHTCG-Icon Agility 2
3 4 2 2
AHTCG-Icon Reaction After one of your card effects heals horror from an investigator or Ally asset: The healed card's controller gains 1 resource.
AHTCG-Icon Elder Sign effect
+1. You may heal 1 horror from an investigator or Ally asset at your location.
Size: 30
Options: Guardian cards (AHTCG-Icon Guardian) level 0–3, Neutral cards level 0–5, cards that "heal horror" level 0–5, up to 15 other Seeker and/or Mystic cards level 0–1 (AHTCG-Icon Seeker and/or AHTCG-Icon Mystic).
Requirements: Hypnotic Therapy, Rational Thought, 1 random basic weakness.
Additional Restrictions: No Weapon cards level 1–5.

Carolyn Fern is an Investigator that appears in the Arkham Horror Second Edition Core Set, Mansions of Madness First Edition Forbidden Alchemy, Mansions of Madness Second Edition Suppressed Memories, Elder Sign Core Set, and Arkham Horror: The Card Game The Circle Undone.



Carolyn is a first year resident at a sanitarium in Providence. Over the past six months, she has been studying the dreams of her patients using hypnosis. One patient in particular gave her vivid and disturbing descriptions of his dreams, right up until he was murdered with a strange knife that closely resembled something from one of his nightmares.

Disturbed and frightened by his murder, Carolyn dug back through her notes, poring over them late into the night. Finally, she found some subtle clues that led her here, to Arkham, where he was previously an inmate in Arkham Asylum. Someone here has to know why a harmless man was murdered for talking about his dreams to his psychologist.[1]

Carolyn Fern dwells in the minds of others. Using a complex form of hypnosis, she studies the psychology of her patients through their dreams. Through this practice, she has seen and heard many disturbing things, but nothing prepared her for her most recent patient, Malachi. Following one of their more vivid and troublesome discussions of his dreams, Malachi was brutally murdered. As if that weren't terrible enough, he was murdered with an ornate knife that he had described in one of his dreams. After hearing this news, Carolyn began reviewing her old notes concerning Malachi, anxious to find some kind of clue as to who he really was. Her research has finally led her to Arkham Asylum, where Malachi was once an inmate. Surely she will be able to find some answers here.[2][3]

Visiting psychologist Carolyn Fern's newest patient is Josephine Ruggles, an heiress whose nightmares leave glyph-shaped wounds across her back. Miss Ruggles's case is unusual, even for an institution like Arkham Sanatorium. Her case takes an even stranger turn after she claims to have met Malachi - Carolyn's former patient whose treatment was cut short when he was brutally murdered - in her dreams. When Carolyn uses hypnotherapy to address Josephine's trauma, they find themselves both journeying to a strange place Josephine calls "the Dreamlands."[4]

The Investigators of Arkham HorrorEdit

Carolyn is a resident psychologist at Providence Sanatorium.[5]


The Mansions of Madness and Elder Sign Investigator cards for Carolyn Fern use an illustration[?] from UT-5: Paranormal Specialist by Guy Gentry.

Notes and referencesEdit

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