The Pegasos Society
It began with Napoleon's expedition to Egypt. One of the scholars who accompanied that
famous expedition brought a strange artefact back to France, where it ended up in a cel-
lar room of an estate which was much later bought by a wealthy guy from Scotland. He
discovered the artefact and realized that it had a lot of hieroglyphs on it, and so he deci-
ded to ask a friend at a German university to translate these hieroglyphs. According to
the translation the artefact was a portal to the Duat, the underworld of the ancient Egyp-
tians. They followed the translated instructions, and to their surprise the artefact indeed
created a portal.
However, it was not a portal to any kind of underworld, only to a very strange new world.
Once they had found the way there they decided to explore this world, and in order to do
this they and some of their trustworthy friends founded the Pegasos Society. This society
established an outpost on the world they named Duat, and over the years what had star-
ted as a temporary outpost developed into a permanent settlement, supported and sup-
plied by the Pegasos Society on Earth.
The members of the Pegasos Society kept the existence of their ancient portal, of the new
world Duat beyond the portal and of the settlement there secret. However, exploring Duat
and developing the settlement required advanced knowledge and technology as well as at
least some knowledge of the Mythos, and getting all of this by legal means proved difficult.
Therefore the Pegasos Society soon turned to rather cavalier methods of obtaining what it
considered necessary, including for example espionage and the occasional theft.
Some of those who came in contact with the Pegasos Society considered it as another se-
cret society with questionable aims, others mistook it for a more dangerous Cthulhoid cult.
Investigating the Pegasos Society and finding out what it really was up to and what really
was going on was immensely difficult - a task for true adventuring investigators ...
"Mind like parachute, function only when open."