|FC-19: Professor Nathaniel Peaslee [R]|
Scholar of the Arcane
|Response: after Professor Nathaniel Peaslee enters your discard pile from play, pay 2 to put into play all characters that entered a discard pile this phase.|
|CS-24: Professor Nathaniel Peaslee [F]|
Scholar of the Arcane
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|TKatG-6: Professor Nathaniel Peaslee [F]|
"It was on Thursday, 14 May 1908, that the queer amnesia came... I had a singular feeling – altogether new to me – that some one else was trying to get possession of my thoughts."
|Action: Pay X (which must include at least one resource) to choose a non-Ancient One character of X skill or less. The controller of that character gains control of Professor Nathaniel Peaslee and you gain control of that character.|
Professor Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee first appeared in the story The Shadow Out of Time (H.P. Lovecraft, 1935).
One-time professor of political economics, and later psychology, at Miskatonic University. Peaslee was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and became a professor of political economics at Miskatonic in 1895.
In 1908, Professor Peaslee underwent a mysterious seizure followed by a bout of amnesia and a severe change in personality. For the next five years, the professor embarked upon a study of history, anthropology, and mythology, undertaking voyages to all parts of the world to consult esoteric information in an apparent attempt to regain his memory. Many psychologists studied him, but confessed that his condition baffled them. This state of affairs concluded in 1913, when Peaslee inexplicably returned to health.
Peaslee seemed completely normal at first, though he found he had an inexplicable knowledge of both Aklo and Classical Greek. Soon after his return, however, he was plagued by nightmares of alien creatures and tremendous stone cities. These visions forced him to abandon the professorship that the University had returned to him, and he spent the next few years attempting to discover the roots of his affliction. While searching through many other cases like his own, Peaslee found many striking parallels between his own condition and those of others in the past. These findings were published in several academic journals, and in 1922, the University awarded him a professorship in Miskatonic's psychology department in recognition of his achievements.
Along with his son Wingate, and Professors Dyer, Freeborn, and Tyler, Nathaniel Peaslee traveled to Australia in 1935 to aid in excavations of a supposed ruined city in the desert. A month and a half later, he left the diggings, following an attempt to cease excavations in a certain area.
Notes and references
- Harms, Daniel, "Peaslee, Nathaniel Wingate (1871–1940?)", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.