Royal Occultist

The Vordenburg Papers


Yesterday saw the wrap-up of my five part Royal Occultist serial, “The Coventry Street Terror”. If you haven’t caught up with it, why not do so this weekend?

All five parts are available on Patreon, and absolutely free to read, whether you’re a patron or not. Just click the ‘serial’ tag, and get started!

And if you’ve already read and enjoyed the story, why not take a moment to vote in this quick poll, regarding the possible further adventures of Baron Vordenburg?

For more on the adventures of St. Cyprian and Gallowglass, as well as past and future holders of the office, take a look at the Royal Occultist chronology on this site, as well as a number of free short stories, available only on Patreon. And be sure to ‘Like’ the Royal Occultist Facebook page, in order to keep up with all the latest news and info on the series!

Who is the Royal Occultist?


Of all the characters I’ve created, and stories I’ve written over the past decade, I’m perhaps the proudest of the Royal Occultist. I’ve written more stories featuring Charles St. Cyprian and his assistant, Ebe Gallowglass, than I ever intended, and their continued popularity with my readers is both gratifying and humbling. I’ve enjoyed writing every single story, from “Krampusnacht” to “The Faceless Fiend”.

A few years ago, I hit on the idea of expanding the ‘Royal Occultist universe’ with regular write-ups about the setting, including information about reoccurring characters like Philip Wendy-Smythe or villains like the monstrous Hound of Mons, as well as a look at places like the house on Cheyne Walk, and even descriptions of the tools of the trade, like the Monas Glyph or Gallowglass’ ever-present Webley-Fosbery revolver. But I’ve never really managed to get it going – until now.

I’ve decided to make the ‘Royal Occultist universe’ a regular feature on this site – hopefully once a week, but at least a few times a month. Check the Royal Occultist Facebook page for updates. You can also click the ‘royal occultist’ tag, to see everything on this site.

Starting things off this week is a look at the main characters of the series – Charles St. Cyprian and Ebe Gallowglass… (more…)