The Characters 

The Expedition
the explorers

Sahara Expedition – In Search of the Unknown is a real expedition to an extreme territory.

There are men and women who are engaged in the search and carry on the expedition with courage and determination. 

So whether you’re a professor at Miskatonic University, a scout from the Legion, an occultist from the T. Marks Foundation or an explorer from the Royal Geographical Society, remember that the success and the survival of the expedition depends on you!

The Characters  the protagonists

There are no minor characters in Sahara Expedition – In Search of the Unknown, everyone has their peculiarities, everyone’s an important piece of the mosaic.

There are no extras, only protagonists. Every character has individual data, their own personal history and a Psychological profile, containing their objectives, their tasks, their beliefs, their ways of being.

Use the data on your character sheet as prompts for your roleplay, like a sort of guideline. The sheets are deliberately filled with unanswered questions so that you can “fill in the blanks” and make your character unique and a perfect fit to your tastes.

The Characters Guide

Download the guide to Sahara Expedition – In Search of the Unknown characters! Inside you will find descriptions of all the protagonists with every necessery detail to interpret it in the most funny way.

Choose the character that fits you perfectly or the one that offers you the most interesting challenge. Remember, there are no supporting characters, every character is a protagonist!

When you have found the characters you like the most, fill in the casting form. Everything is explained in the guide.

Interactive Table

a synthetic scheme

Below you can read the summary table of the characters, it is just a very simple and schematic representation, but it can help you to choose the character you prefer. The actual characters are much more detailed and can be found in the Character Guide (see above). If some terms are not clear to you, read the Sahara Expedition – In Search of the Uknown Guide.

IDNAMEARCHETYPEROLEPROFESSIONAL TASKSINSTITUTIONDEPARTMENTCIRCLE
33LacombeThe kind angel of the sufferersMilitary PharmacistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe LegionMedicineSociety for Research
66LarsenThe clever cat who knows how to get byAssistant NurseField support and researchThe LegionMedicineWWI Veteran Society
35Lazovi?The soldier who's always been at warGrenadierField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringWWI Veteran Society
65LebonThe strategist sowing discordStrategistField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringSociety for Research
2LehmannThe engineer in search of adventureMilitary EngineerField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringClub Roulette
77LehtonenThe impatient child prodigyMilitary physical-chemistField support and researchThe LegionMedicineLion's club
18LeightonThe parent in a crisis of faithMilitary NurseField support and researchThe LegionMedicineSpeakeasy union
31LenoThe heartbroken soldierRecruitField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringSpeakeasy union
44LeviaThe criminal with a second chanceCorporal-MajorHead of InstitutionThe LegionOutdooringClub Roulette
29LevineThe hunter turned preyTrackerField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringClub Roulette
56LionidzeThe fighter in exileScoutField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringWWI Veteran Society
14LioretThe savant of the human mindMilitary PsychiatristSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe LegionMedicineSocialist party
78LipinskiThe cold and calculating compassMilitary GuideField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringWWI Veteran Society
17ListerThe single-mindled, ruthless surgeonField SurgeonHead of DepartmentThe LegionMedicineSociety for Research
55LithgowThe Byronic hero with a dark pastField OfficerField support and researchThe LegionOutdooringClub Roulette
60LorussoThe Carbonaro in exileRadio OperatorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe LegionOutdooringSocialist party
13LowellThe medic and bon vivantField MedicSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe LegionMedicineSpeakeasy union
48MadelungThe professor nurturing the seed of doubtMineralogy ProfessorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural SciencesSociety for Research
23MadsenThe visionary biologistAstrobiologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural SciencesThe Silver Key
32MaidstoneThe scholar on a missionHead of Archeology DepartmentHead of InstitutionMiskatonic universityArcheologyLion's club
69MalakianThe militant socialistGeologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural sciencesSocialist party
8MalloryThe devout scholar of ErodotusHistory ProfessorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureSpeakeasy union
58MarchandThe art critic in search of symbolsArt ProfessorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologyThe Silver Key
52MarquesThe sorrowful libertineProspectorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural SciencesSpeakeasy union
59MartinThe enigma on a scholarshipHistory ScholarSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureSociety for Research
28MaslowThe scholar with wanderlustGeomagnetism ProfessorHead of DepartmentMiskatonic universityNatural SciencesThe Silver Key
5MavridisThe contrarian who lives in the pastPaleography ProfessorHead of DepartmentMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureSocialist party
70MawksThe morbid scholar of human evolutionPaleoanthropologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologySociety for Research
74McCarthyThe prodigal privileged with high idealsPaleontologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologyLion's club
63McIntyreThe gloomy diggerExcavation AssistantSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologyClub Roulette
50MckinneyThe meek scholar of magical thinkingEthnology ProfessorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologySociety for Research
73MeissnerThe child of two worldsEthnoarchaeologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologyWWI Veteran Society
7MelnykThe librarian tainted by horrorPaleocryptographerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureThe Silver Key
67MelroseThe grim herald of misfortuneEpigrapherSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureSociety for Research
46MercierThe layman theologistTheology ProfessorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureThe Silver Key
61MetternichThe betrayed despotClassical PhilologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureLion's club
68MilgramThe cold, calculating intellectualGeophysicistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural sciencesWWI Veteran Society
42MonroyThe biologist willing to sacrifice in the name of ScienceCellular BiologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural SciencesSociety for Research
43MontagueThe driven archeologistArcheologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologySpeakeasy union
22MooreThe illustrator thirsting for lifeIllustratorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologySpeakeasy union
64MoralesThe overenthusiastic noviceArcheology ScholarSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologySpeakeasy union
6MoreauThe translator of human remainsAnthropology ProfessorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureLion's club
11MorganThe troubled poetLiterature ScholarSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityHistory and LiteratureClub Roulette
4MorrisonThe researcher of mystery findsGeology ResearcherSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityNatural SciencesSociety for Research
30MüllerThe worker buried in guiltExcavatorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationMiskatonic universityArcheologyWWI Veteran Society
53RamsayThe former soldier armed with pencilsSketch ArtistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographyWWI Veteran Society
62RatiborThe knight avoiding their responsibilitiesGeographical CartographerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographySpeakeasy union
1ReinhardtThe detective escaping the horrorBodyguard to Secretary of EmbassySpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyMission ControlSpeakeasy union
38ReiternThe raging former painterVisual ExpertSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationClub Roulette
19RemingtonThe fat cat who gets what they wantConsultantSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyMission ControlLion's club
20Remington Riley jrThe brat with an ear to the shadowsPersonal AssistantSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyMission ControlClub Roulette
57RennellThe leading light of the ExpeditionExpedition LeaderHead of InstitutionRoyal Geografic SocietyMission ControlThe Silver Key
72RichardsonThe disillusioned diplomatSecretary of EmbassySpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyMission controlLion's club
15RickmanThe photographer of soulsPhotographerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationThe Silver Key
39RilkeThe dying creature who never livedActorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationLion's club
45RoccellaThe bookkeeper for the MobTreasurerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyMission ControlLion's club
21RogersThe deadpan protegéArchaeological CartographerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographySocialist party
34RomanekThe veteran haunted by memoriesCamera OperatorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationSpeakeasy union
75RosenbergThe redeemed of a good familyBotanistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographySocialist party
12RoswilThe altruistic veteranMilitary TopographerHead of DepartmentRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographyWWI Veteran Society
47RothmannThe cartographer who stood up for themselvesArchaeocartographerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographyLion's club
36RougemontThe lover of storiesScreenwriterSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationLion's club
71RousseauThe wanderer without stringsCartographerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographySpeakeasy union
9RubinThe amnesiac runawayAssistant DirectorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationClub Roulette
37RutgerThe eccentric, highborn directorDirectorHead of DepartmentRoyal Geografic SocietyDocumentationLion's club
76RutherfordThe thoughtful rebelScientific IllustratorSpecialized analysis, research and applicationRoyal Geografic SocietyCartographySociety for Research
41TelemaqueThe heretic raging against GodRadio TechnicianSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationAstronomyClub Roulette
40TelferThe disillusioned in search of real loveTelepathSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologyThe Silver Key
10TengroveThe clairvoyant of the upper crustClairvoyantSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologyWWI Veteran Society
25TennantThe billionaire who saw BeyondSpiritistHead of InstitutionThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologyThe Silver Key
54TennysonThe millionaire fallen from graceHistorical AstronomerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationAstronomyLion's club
51ThurmThe dedicated, unconventional scientistAstrophysicistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationAstronomySociety for Research
27TodorovThe controversial researcher of animal magnetismMesmeristSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologySociety for Research
24TollensThe star-guided seekerArcheoastronomerSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationAstronomySociety for Research
26TraklThe poor soul tormented by voicesMediumSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologySocialist party
49TroussierThe astronomer of great renownAstronomerHead of DepartmentThe W. Isynwill FoundationAstronomyThe Silver Key
3TurchetThe cunning soothsayer with a bright futureAstrologistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologyThe Silver Key
16TybaltThe thought investigatorHypnotistSpecialized analysis, research and applicationThe W. Isynwill FoundationParapsychologyThe Silver Key

THE WESTLEY ISYNWILL FOUNDATION

InstitutionDepartmentsFieldN. of CharactersCharacterCharacter
THE WESTLEY ISYNWILL FOUNDATIONParapsychologyMesmerism1Mesmerist - TODOROV
Hypnotism1Hypnotist - TYBALT
Telepath1Telepath - TELFER
Clairvoyance1Chiaroveggente - TENGROVE
Astrology1Astrologist - TURCHET
Spiritismo2Spiritist -TENNANTMedium -TRAKL
AstronomyAstrometry1Astronomer - TROUSSIER
Archeoastronomy2Historical Astronomer - TENNYSONArcheoastronomer - TOLLENS
Radio Astronomy2Astrophysicist - THURMRadio Technician - TELEMAQUE

THE LEGION

InstitutionDepartmentsFieldN. of CharactersCharacterCharacterCharacterCharacterCharacter
The LegionMedicineField Medicine2Field Medic - LOWELLField Surgeon - LISTER
Chemistry2Military physical-chemist - LEHTONENMilitary Pharmacist - LACOMBE
Infirmary2Assistant Nurse - LARSENMilitary Nurse - LEIGHTON
Psychiatry1Military Psychiatrist - LIORET
OutdooringScout3Military Guide - LIPINSKIScout - LIONIDZETracker - LEVINE
Technology2Military Engineer - LEHMANNRadio Operator - LORUSSO
Support5Corporal-Major - LEVIAField Officer - LITHGOWStrategist - LEBONGrenadier - LAZOVI?Recruit - LENO

MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY

InstitutionDepartmentsFieldN. of CharactersCharacterCharacterCharacter
Miskatonic UniversityArcheologyApplied Archeology3Head of Archeology Department - MAIDSTONEArcheology Scholar - MORALESArcheologist - MONTAGUE
Excavation2Excavation Assistant - McINTYREExcavator - MüLLER
Paleontology2Paleontologist - McCARTHYPaleoanthropologist - MAWKS
Paleoethnology2Ethnology Professor - MCKINNEYEthnoarchaeologist - MEISSNER
Life Drawing2Art Professor - MARCHANDIllustrator - MOORE
History and LiteratureAncient Philology3Paleography Professor - MAVRIDISClassical Philologist - METTERNICHEpigrapher - MELROSE
Ancient History2History Professor - MALLORYHistory Scholar - MARTIN
Paleocryptology2Paleocryptographer - MELNYKLiterature Scholar - MORGAN
Antropology1Anthropology Professor - MOREAU
Theology1Theology Professor - MERCIER
Natural SciencesBiology2Astrobiologist - MADSENCellular Biologist - MONROY
Geology3Geology Researcher - MORRISONGeologist - MALAKIANProspector - MARQUES
Geophysics2Geomagnetism Professor - MASLOWGeophysicist - MILGRAM
Mineralogy1Mineralogy Professor - MADELUNG

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

InstitutionDepartmentsFieldN. of CharactersCharacterCharacter
Royal Geographical SocietyCartographyArchaeological Cartography2Archaeological Cartographer - ROGERSArchaeocartographer - ROTHMANN
Geobotany2Military Topographer - ROSWILLBotanist - ROSENBERG
Illustration2Sketch Artist - RAMSAYScientific Illustrator - RUTHERFORD
Geographical Cartography2Cartographer - ROUSSEAUGeographical Cartographer - RATIBOR
Mission ControlExpedition Leader1Expedition Leader - RENNEL
Consultant1Consultant - REMINGTON
Treasury1Treasurer - ROCCELLA
International Relations1Secretary of Embassy - RICHARDSON
Internal Security1Head of Internal Security - REINHARDT
Secretary1Personal Assistant - REMINGTON RILEY JR.
DocumentationPhotography2Visual Expert - REITERNPhotographer - RICKMAN
Operator1Camera Operator - ROMANEK
Screenwriting1Screenwriter - ROUGEMONT
Actor1Actor - RILKE
Direction2Director - RUTGERAssistant Director - RUBIN