AHTCG-Icon UniqueR-8: Dr. Laban Shrewsbury [F]
Extra-dimensional Anthropologist
Dr. Laban Shrewsbury R-8
Type Subtype
Character Faculty
Faction Cost Skill
Miskatonic University 3 2
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
0 0 2 1
Card Text
Disrupt: When you draw Dr. Laban Shrewsbury, if you control at least 1 CoCTCG-Icon Miskatonic University card, reveal him to your opponent and shuffle him into your deck. Then, choose and shuffle 1 Villainous character into its owner's deck or draw 1 card. (Limit 1 per turn.)

Dr. Laban Shrewsbury is a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Revelations.


R-8 uses an illustration[?] by Rhonda Libbey.


Dr. Laban Shrewsbury first appeared in the story The House on Curwen Street (August Derleth, 1944).

Dr. Laban Shrewsbury is an anthropologist and a professor of philosophy at Miskatonic University. Shrewsbury was born in Wisconsin, but spent much of his life in Arkham, where he occasionally taught at Miskatonic University. Professor Shrewsbury made himself a controversial figure with the publication of his first book, An Investigation into the Myth-Patterns of Latter-Day Primitives with Especial Reference to the R'lyeh Text. In 1915, shortly after the release of his book, Shrewsbury disappeared while walking upon a country lane near his hometown. He was given up for dead, and his collected notes on the latter nineteenth century were printed under the title Cthulhu among the Victorians.

Twenty years after he had vanished, the professor reappeared, giving no account as to where he had been. Having taken up residence once again in Arkham, he began work on his next book, Cthulhu in the Necronomicon. Sadly, the professor never completed this volume. A mysterious fire gutted Shrewsbury's house in 1938; the professor was presumed dead in the blaze.

The first section of Shrewsbury's Cthulhu in the Necronomicon was published posthumously, and the Celaeno Fragments, a manuscript he transcribed, remains in the vaults of Miskatonic University.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Shrewsbury, Laban (1864–1938?)", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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