|R-8: Dr. Laban Shrewsbury [F]|
|Disrupt: When you draw Dr. Laban Shrewsbury, if you control at least 1 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 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.