The Silver Twilight Lodge is a shadowy occult organisation created by Richard Launius for his 1987 board game of Lovecraftian horror Arkham Horror. It has since become something of a staple in Fantasy Flight Games' Arkham Horror Files range of Cthulhu Mythos-based content.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Originally conceived as something of a morally ambiguous cult whose aims were somewhat unclear, the Lodge did consort with malevolent entities, but also attempted to thwart the plans of the Great Old Ones and their minions.
However, later entries in the Arkham Horror Files series have portrayed it as a much more evil organisation who are in direct contact with various eldritch beings, and who actively try to assist their plans for world domination and the like.
Debuting in Arkham Horror First Edition, the Silver Twilight Lodge has also appeared in the Second and Third editions of the game, where it has traditionally been a source of mystic knowledge and aid for the players, as well as something of a threat.
In Peter J. Evans 2013 novel, the Lodge was directly involved in the alien Mi-go Mr. Stone's ultimately unsuccessful attempt to harvest creatures named the Feeders from Within, with the goal of bringing madness and chaos to the Earth.
Members[edit | edit source]
- Carl Sanford, the Lodge's high priest.
- Phillip Avery, a high-ranking member, deceased. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
- Diana Stanley, a former initiate who decided to leave the Lodge and attempt to expose their activities. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
- Samuel Nightingale, criminal and Lodge enforcer, deceased. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
- Hookie, criminal and Lodge muscle, deceased. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
- Cable, criminal and Lodge muscle, deceased. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
- Mulcaine, criminal and Lodge muscle, deceased. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
- Perino, criminal and Lodge muscle, deceased. (EXP: Feeders from Within)
Behind the Mythos[edit | edit source]
The Silver Twilight Lodge was based on the Order of the Silver Twilight from the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game supplement Shadows of Yog-Sothoth, which in turn was loosely based on the real-life occult organisation the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.