About The Investigators

Margo SpencerMargo Spencer

Margo Spencer was born in the summer of 1901 in Arkham, New England. Blessed with an agile mind and a curious nature she was drawn to a career as a journalist. Upon leaving the Miskatonic University with qualifications in Literature and Journalism, she obtained a job at the Arkham Advertiser as only their second female reporter.

Margo’s guiding principle is that women in general, and herself in particular, should not be held back by the limits society imposes on them. She is ambitious and determined to make a name for herself in her chosen career. As such she has little room in her life for romance despite, as a noted local beauty, having had several would-be suitors.
Margo’s involvement with the world of the supernatural began when she attempted to carry out the dying request of one of her university professors, a request that lead to a midnight encounter with unworldly forces.

Margo Spencer never returned from the Mojave Desert.  Her disappeared remains unsolved.

emmaknight.pngEmma Knight

Emma Knight was born in Bombay in 1898, the daughter of Sir Wilfred Knight and his wife Elizabeth. Sir Knight had been a decorated soldier in his youth but transferred to the British Foreign Office when he had married. India had been his first posting but was destined to be the couple’s last. 

In 1901 a plague swept the region claiming hundreds of lives including that of Sir Wilfred and Elizabeth. Young Emma was shipped back to England to stay with her closest living relative, her maternal grandmother; Matilda Diamonds. Almost everything that she knows about her parents Emma learnt from the rose-tinted tales that her grandmother told. This lead to her having a very idealised very of them: Her father the brave and dashing soldier and her mother the beautiful and accomplished wife.

Emma’s other connection to her parents was her father’s old friend Professor Julius Smith. Emma loved “Uncle Arthur” dearly but his travels abroad meant that she saw him only a few times a year. When he did stop off in England Emma would spend hours listening to Prof. Smith’s tales.

As soon as she was old enough Emma was sent away to school boarding school. To begin with she was a model student; academically bright was well as being a good athlete and well-liked by all. However after a few years she fell in with a crowd of older girls and was led astray. As one of the gang she was constantly sneaking out of school to experience the delights of the local town un-chaperoned.  It was in this illicit adventures that Emma first discovered boys and the power she could exert over them. Several times Emma skirted the edges of scandal and was almost expelled on two occasions. 

In 1916 Emma was approaching her eighteenth birthday. Due to the chaos of the Great War it seemed unlikely that she would go to Europe to attend Finishing School as her mother had. A rather horsy-looking woman visited the school and spoke to the older girls about a job working as for a non-specific branch of His Majesties’ Government: just something to tide them over until they married. Which branch of the government was never specified and Emma assumed that it was part of the Foreign Office. Remembering her family’s long and proud history of service Emma signed up at once.

To her initial amazement but soon excitement Emma found that she was now working for the newly re-structured Secret Intelligence Service. For the first few months of her career Emma was, for all intents of purposes, a secretary; doing administrative work and research. Emma now lived in London and in her off-hours she spent her time in all the fashionable London Clubs and hangouts. Emma’s natural charms meant that she was never short of male admirers.

After working for SIS for six months Emma’s life changed again. She had come to the attention of Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming (The unorthodox, first Director of SIS) saw potential in the young woman. When Emma was offered a chance to serve her country in a way that did not involve moving files around and transcribing the minutes of meetings Emma leapt at the chance. She was sent away to a remote country estate nick-named “The Reptile House” by those in the service. There Emma underwent an intensive six month course in all aspects of espionage; from making codes to marksmanship. 

By 1918 Emma, now twenty, was ready to enter the field of espionage. Her theatre of operations was the turmoil of post-war Europe. Over the last five years Emma has proved herself to be a skilled and dependable agent.  While her “battlefields” tend to be the glamourous haunts of the rich and influential (and, to be honest, their bedrooms too) Emma is no stranger to really danger. Enemies that thought she would be easy pickings have discovered to their cost that Emma is a crack-shot with a pistol and as vicious as a wild cat in hand-to-hand combat.