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William Yorick
The Gravedigger
Set
Core Set
Health Sanity
7 7
MoM2-Icon Strength MoM2-Icon Agility MoM2-Icon Observation
4 3 4
MoM2-Icon Lore MoM2-Icon Influence MoM2-Icon Will
3 3 4
Special Ability
Whenever a monster is defeated, gain 1 Clue.
William Yorick
The Gravedigger
William Yorick ~ Elder Sign - Gates of Arkham
Set
Gates of Arkham
Sanity Stamina
4 6
Special Ability
Gifts from the Dead: William begins the game with 1 random monster trophy from the cup.
At the start of his Resolution phase, William may discard a monster trophy to add the red and yellow dice to his dice pool.
Starting Items
ES-Icon Reward Common ItemES-Icon Reward Unique Item
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTPtC-5: William Yorick
The Gravedigger
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"I am but a simple player in this drama, but if I am lucky, I'll live to see the curtains fall."
Type Subtype
Investigator Warden
Faction AHTCG-Icon Health AHTCG-Icon Sanity
Survivor 8 6
AHTCG-Icon Willpower 2 AHTCG-Icon Intellect 2 AHTCG-Icon Combat 2 AHTCG-Icon Agility 2
3 2 4 3
Ability
AHTCG-Icon Reaction After you defeat an enemy: Play an asset from your discard pile (paying its cost). (Limit once per round.)
AHTCG-Icon Elder Sign effect
+2. If this test is successful, return 1 card from your discard pile to your hand.
Deck
Size: 30
Options: Survivor cards (AHTCG-Icon Survivor) level 0–5, Neutral cards level 0–5, Guardian cards (AHTCG-Icon Guardian) level 0–2.
Requirements: Bury Them Deep, Graveyard Ghouls, 1 random basic weakness.

William Yorick is an Investigator that appears in the Arkham Horror Second Edition Innsmouth Horror, Mansions of Madness Second Edition Core Set, Elder Sign Gates of Arkham, and Arkham Horror: The Card Game The Path to Carcosa.

FictionEdit

The Story So FarEdit

If all the world truly was a stage, then William Yorick felt he had a bit part at best. After studying for years to become a Shakespearean actor, he found that dramatic monologues didn't put bread on the table. So, desperate for work, he had accepted a job as a gravedigger.

He figured that while gravedigging was an unusual job, there wasn't really anything wrong with it. After all, one of Shakespeare's best scenes involved a gravedigger. Sure, the work was hard and dirty, but William had never shied away from honest labor before.

That, of course, was before the weird corpses began turning up. Strange, inhuman things, they caused William's flesh to crawl and his palms to sweat. He began to see strangers watching him wherever he went, and he knew instinctively that taking the corpses to the University would be the last mistake he ever made.

Which is why William find himself in the pews at South Church. While he has never been a particularly religious man, he finds that Father Michael usually has good advice. Today, William feels like that could make all the difference in the world.[1]

William Yorick never wanted to be a gravedigger. He had wanted to be an actor and had worked for years in Boston, taking whatever parts were available. Shakespeare was the best stuff, of course, and William's focus was in Shakespearean acting, but after many years and hardly any roles he was forced to admit that the stage was not his destiny.

Gravedigging was tedious work, but the dead made for an excellent audience and William always did love a soliloquy. But the job took a turn for the strange when odd and inhuman corpses started turning up—and then vanishing. When William asked around at the University, all he got was shrugs and strange people following him home at night. Ever since, he had been looking into all manner of bizarre occurrence, disappearance, or strange sighting. It seems as if a new act is beginning.[2]

William Yorick never wanted to be a gravedigger. He had trained to be an actor and had worked for years in Boston, taking whatever parts were available. Shakespeare was the best stuff, of course, but after many years and hardly any roles, he was forced to admit that the stage was not his destiny. Digging graves was tedious work, but the dead made for an excellent audience, and William always did love a soliloquy. The job took a dark turn when he found degenerate creatures eating the dead in their graves. Ever since that night, Yorick has kept the creatures at bay, using whatever means he can to protect the dead.[3]

The Investigators of Arkham HorrorEdit

William Yorick is the gravedigger at Arkham's Graveyard.[4]

ArtworkEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Arkham Horror Second Edition — William Yorick Investigator Card
  2. Mansions of Madness Second Edition: Core Set — William Yorick Investigator Card
  3. Arkham Horror: The Card GameTPtC-5: William Yorick
  4. The Investigators of Arkham Horror, "William Yorick
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