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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Heroes and Heroines of the Shadow War is a supplementary sourcebook for Chaosium's Mythos roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu.


This is a collection of twenty-one pre-generated investigators for the Cthulhu Invictus game. Each has been well playtested, many for as long as the game has existed. Their number has grown several times over the years. These investigators, fourteen men and seven women, come from across the wide Roman Empire. They occupy every class from slave to senatorial, even a couple of peregrini (a foreign noncitizen). They come from every walk of life, from the famous to the infamous, from near poverty to incredible wealth, from the lofty and well-educated to street savvy survivors. They all have a few things in common. They all know about the dangerous Shadow War and have chosen to join the fight, and each has faced death many times already.
~ From the publishers website

The investigators included are:

  • Larcia Ayzebel, a congenial artisan
  • Conri of Cait, a heroic auxiliary
  • Sabina of Corduba, a quick-witted bathhouse attendant
  • Malachi ben Zakai, a reliable bodyguard
  • Vatinius Papaus, a noble centurion
  • Tadius Lepidus, a kindhearted courier
  • Livia the Dark, a charming courtesan
  • Calvina Evodelia, an infamous entertainer
  • Herminius Rusticus, a cunning finder
  • Mennad the Mighty, a mighty gladiator
  • Doreena Hermula, a mysterious huntress
  • Atilius Calvus, an industrious laborer
  • Tarquinius Sulla, an worldly merchant
  • Olcia Nazarilla, a driven patrician
  • Fadia Memorella, a secretive priestess
  • Marcion of Corinthus, a learned scholar
  • Drev of Narbo, a crafty slave
  • Jacome of Toletum, a deadly slinger
  • Curtius Fronto, a skilled surgeon
  • Rosmunda of the Quadi, a confident thief
  • Dulius Nasica, a brave vigilis

Behind the Mythos

Written by Oscar Rios with artwork provided by Alberto Guerra and Dan Smith, Heroes and Heroines of the Shadow War was published by licensed third-party content provider Golden Goblin Press.