A few months ago, Professor Henry Roades took an archaeological expedition from the Miskatonic University to the small settlement of Blackwater Creek in the Miskatonic Valley region of Massachusetts. Most of the expedition has returned; however Professor Roades and his wife, Abigail, are still on site. While Professor Roades has sent a letter to his head of department explaining his absence, concern is growing, especially now the new academic year has begun. The fact that Roades has not answered any subsequent correspondence is not helping. Professor Ernest McTavish, the head of the Department of Archaeology, has asked a few people to go out to Blackwater Creek, make sure that the Henry and Abigail are safe and ensure they return to Arkham as soon as possible.