Jackson Elias deceased Occult Author who was investigating the 1919 Carlyle Expedition. Once we finally track him down to the Chelsea, we discover his murder by three assailants wearing African masks, wielding knives. Elias was found disemboweled with a rune carved into his forehead. On his final trip, he visited China (Hong Kong), Egypt, and London and began filing reports on an "unbelievable conspiracy". Delivers package to Kensington just before ging to his death.
Roger Carlyle presumed lost Leader of 1919 expedition to Egypt and Kenya, millionaire playboy.
Sir Aubrey Penhew presumed lost "Assistant" leader of Carlyle Expedition. Noted Egyptologist, though not an academic. His foundation seems somewhat non-standard.
Dr. Robert Huston presumed lost Jungian psychologist with daring views on C. Ex. "to study African pictographs". Also likely treating Roger.
Hypatia Masters presumed lost Associate of Roger, on C. Ex. as photographer and archivist.
Jack Brady presumed lost Friend of Carlyle and general factotum of C. Expedition.
Erica Carlyle living Sister of Roger, launched 1920 search for expedition.
Victoria Post living? Friend of Erica, joined 1920 search.
Jonah Kensington missing, presumed dead Elias' publisher (Prospero Press). Received the final manuscripts of Elias. Refused to give up the final portions which were "ravings of a madman". A telegram found at the Ju-Ju House indicated that he is probably dead.
Emerson living Owner of Emerson Imports; directed Elias to Ju-Ju House.
Silas N'Kwame living/soulless? Proprietor of Ju-Ju House, an African import store connected to evils.
Ahja Singh living? Kenyan based exporter. Connected to Ju-Ju House through Emerson Imports.
Edward Gavigan living Director of the Penhew Foundation in London.
Lt. Martin Poole living New York's finest detective. Arrived on scene in Elias' Chelsea apartment in record time. Also present on Med. Affairs Board Killings.
Dr. Mordecai Lemming living Occult Folklorist mentioned by Lt. Poole
Faraz Najir living? Cairo shopkeeper who was selling Carlyle something prior to his trip, known from a letter found in Elias' room. If authentic, should be licensed in Cairo.
Miriam Artwright living Harvard (Widemore?) Librarian, known from a letter she wrote to Elias reporting the disappearance of a book he sought (Africa's Dark Sects).
Johnstone Kenyatta living? Interviewed by Elias in Kenya, spoke of the Cult of the Bloody Tongue, based in the Mountain of Black Winds.
Sam Mariga ?? "rr-sta" Only mentioned as marginalia in Elias' Kenya notes.
Lt. Mark Selkirk living? Discovered the Expedition remains. No caucasian bodies found, claims Nandi tribe leaders likely suffered from trumped up charges
Nails Nelson living? Interviewed by Elias in Victoria Bar, Nairobi. Claims to have seen Jack Brady alive in Hong Kong in 1923, but he couldn't draw him out of his shell.
Anastasia Bunay aka M'Weru aka My Priestess? living? East African poetess who shared some time as Carlyle's squeeze.
Adrian Ferris living? Secretary of the NY Medical Board. Ill.
(Charles) Carter the Great living Stage magician with an interest in Egyptology.. and Gabriella
Phoebe dead? Carter's beloved
Sam "The Dude" Dudiak living Homeless vet addicted to hooch. friend of Sallows
Ulysses Poston living Black writer for the New York Contender. Potential trouble or aid.
A Edward Wupperman living "Fan" of Elias' works. On leave of absence from the Wupperman Agency, which represents Angostura Bitters. Possibly also known as Mukanga, likely cult leader.
Michel Sanni living Acting Editor of Prospero Press since Kensington's disappearance
Tod Imbus living Private Eye hired by Dr. Carter to investigate Kensington and watch over Carter's flat.
Dr. Arlen Romanchuk living Mentor of Gabriella. Professor at Columbia.
Bradley Grey living Attorney for Erica Carlyle. Agent who sold Roger's books to an "anonymous bidder".