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The Magnus Archives

Rusty Quill

“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more. The Magnus Protocol launches in January 2024.

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The Magnus Protocol 7 – Give and Take
3d ago
The Magnus Protocol 7 – Give and Take
CAT2RC3338-03022016-12022024Agglomeration (miscellany) -/- congregation [email]Incident Elements:· Claustrophobia· Agoraphobia· Gun violence· Fire· Mentions of – human remains, rotting food, blood, suffocationTranscripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15This Episode is dedicated to Heather Nichols, thank you for your generous support! You can a complete list of our Kickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall Directed by Alexander J Newall Written by Alexander J NewallScript Editing with Additional Materials by Jonathan SimsExecutive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. HamiltonAssociate Producers Jordan L. Hawk, Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan NiceProduced by April Sumner   Featuring (in order of appearance)Billie Hindle as Alice DyerLowri Ann Davies as Celia RipleyJonathan Sims as ChesterShahan Hamza as Samama KhalidRyan Hopevere-Anderson as Colin BecherAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn BouchardSarah Lambie as Lena KelleyPaul Schmidt as KlausDialogue Editor – Nico VetteseSound Designer – Meg McKellar Mastering Editor - Catherine RinellaMusic by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson)Art by April SumnerSFX from previously credited artists.Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquill The Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Magnus Protocol 6 – Introductions
15-02-2024
The Magnus Protocol 6 – Introductions
CAT1RB4824-09022024-12022024Injury (needles) -/- intimidation [999 call]Incident Elements:· Needles· Sadism· Stalking· Eye injury· Mentions of – mugging, implied murder· SFX – pained screamsTranscripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15 This Episode is dedicated from Eric Crabtree to LaWanda Anderson, thank you for your generous support! You can a complete list of our Kickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J NewallDirected by Alexander J NewallWritten by Jonathan SimsScript Editing with Additional Materials by Alexander J NewallExecutive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. HamiltonAssociate Producers Jordan L. Hawk, Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan NiceProduced by April SumnerFeaturing (in order of appearance)Shahan Hamza as Samama KhalidBillie Hindle as Alice DyerAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn BouchardHattie Quinlan as Operator 1Harry Roebuck as NeedlesTom Park as Operator 2Joe Bence as Police OperatorSarah Lambie as Lena KelleyLowri Ann Davies as Celia RipleyDialogue Editor – Nico VetteseSound Designer – Tessa VroomMastering Editor - Catherine RinellaMusic by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson)Art by April SumnerSFX from previously credited artists.Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquillCheck out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shopand https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quillJoin our community:WEBSITE: rustyquill.comFACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquillTWITTER: @therustyquillREDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuillEMAIL: mail@rustyquill.comThe Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Magnus Protocol 5 – Personal Screening
08-02-2024
The Magnus Protocol 5 – Personal Screening
CAT2RB2377-10012023-05022024Disappearance (undetermined) -/- Invitation [internet blog]Incident Elements:· Negligent work environment· Isolation· Surveillance· Mentions of - workplace counsellingTranscripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15 This Episode is dedicated to Nikolas Rabayda, thank you for your generous support! You can a complete list of our Kickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall Directed by Alexander J Newall  Written by Alexander J Newall and Jamie Petronis (for more of his work visit https://www.thecellarletters.com/)Script Editing with Additional Materials by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall Executive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. HamiltonAssociate Producers Jordan L. Hawk, Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan Nice Produced by April Sumner Featuring (in order of appearance) Sarah Lambie as Lena KelleyShahan Hamza as Samama Khalid Billie Hindle as Alice DyerAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn BouchardJonathan Sims as ChesterDialogue Editor – Nico VetteseSound Designer – Meg McKellar Mastering Editor - Catherine RinellaMusic by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson)Art by April SumnerSFX from previously credited artists.Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquill Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shopand https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quillJoin our community:  WEBSITE: rustyquill.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill TWITTER: @therustyquill REDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuill EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.comThe Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Magnus Protocol 4 – Taking Notes
01-02-2024
The Magnus Protocol 4 – Taking Notes
CAT3C7494-19111831-29012024Collection (blood) -/- musical [letter]Incident Elements:· Blood· Gore· Violence· Hysteria· Suicide· Self-harmTranscripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15This Episode is dedicated to Louise Ironside, Mimie, JC, Harrow & Ivy, thank you for your generous support! You can a complete list of our Kickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J NewallDirected by Alexander J NewallWritten by Cole Weavers (for more of his work visit https://www.thetownwhispers.com/)Script Editing with Additional Materials by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J NewallExecutive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. HamiltonAssociate Producers Jordan L. Hawk, Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan NiceProduced by April SumnerFeaturing (in order of appearance)Billie Hindle as Alice DyerShahan Hamza as Samama KhalidAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn BouchardTim Fearon as AugustusSarah Lambie as Lena KelleyPaul Schmidt as KlausDialogue Editor – Lowri Ann DaviesSound Designer – Tessa VroomMastering Editor - Catherine RinellaMusic by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson)Art by April SumnerSFX from Soundly, Freesound (CCO): kyles and previously creditedSupport us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquillCheck out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shopand https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quillJoin our community:WEBSITE: rustyquill.comFACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquillTWITTER: @therustyquillREDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuillEMAIL: mail@rustyquill.comThe Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Magnus Protocol 3 – Putting Down Roots
25-01-2024
The Magnus Protocol 3 – Putting Down Roots
CAT2C8175-03042009-22012024 Infection (full body) -/- arboreal [journal entry] Incident Elements: ·        Temporal Distortion·        Compulsion/OCD ·        Auditory Hallucinations·        Disorientation·        Hypochondria·        Paranoia·        Self-Injury Transcripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15  This Episode is dedicated to Elias Becker thank you for your generous support! You can a complete list of our Kickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/ Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall   Directed by Alexander J Newall   Written by Graeme Patrick (for more of his work visit https://www.aintslayednobody.com/)Script Editing with Additional Materials by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall Executive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. Hamilton Associate Producers Jordan L. Hawk, Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan Nice  Produced by April Sumner      Featuring (in order of appearance)  Ryan Hopevere-Anderson as Colin BecherBillie Hindle as Alice DyerAlexander J Newall as Norris Shahan Hamza as Samama KhalidAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn Bouchard Dialogue Editor – Nico Vettese Sound Designer – Meg McKellar Mastering Editor - Catherine Rinella Music by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson) Art by April Sumner    Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquill     Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill    The Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Magnus Protocol 2 – Making Adjustments
18-01-2024
The Magnus Protocol 2 – Making Adjustments
CAT3RBC1567-23092022-18012024Transformation (full) -/- dysmorphic [video call] Incident Elements: -      Body modification-      Dysmorphia/Dysphoria-      Addiction/Mania-      Self-harm-      Therapy-      Burnout-      Needles (tattoo)-      Discussion of: Suicide/Self-Harm Transcripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15  This Episode is dedicated to Christian (and also Coco) thank you for your generous support! You can a complete list of ourKickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/ Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall Directed by Alexander J Newall Written by Alexander J NewallScript Editing by Jonathan Sims Executive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. Hamilton Associate Producers Jordan L. Hawk,Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan Nice Produced by April Sumner Featuring (in order of appearance) Billie Hindle as Alice DyerAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn BouchardShahan Hamza as Samama KhalidKate Sketchley as DariaJenny Haufek as Therapist Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann DaviesSound Designer – Tessa Vroom Mastering Editor - Catherine Rinella Music by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson) Art by April Sumner  Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquill  Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill  Join our community: WEBSITE: rustyquill.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill TWITTER: @therustyquill REDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuill EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com The Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Magnus Protocol 1 – First Shift
18-01-2024
The Magnus Protocol 1 – First Shift
CAT1RBC5257-12052022-09012024Reanimation (Partial) -/- Regret [Email]CAT23RAB2155-10042022-09012024Transformation (eyes) -/- Trespass [chat log]Incident Elements:- strong language- jump scares- themes of grief, guilt- implied eye damage- Thanataphobia Scopophobia- SFX: loud noises, digital distortions, drinkingTranscripts: https://shorturl.at/gzF15  You can a complete list of our Kickstarter backers https://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-protocol-supporter-wall/ Created by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall Directed by Alexander J Newall Written by Jonathan Sims and Alexander J NewallScript Editing by Alexander J Newall and Jonathan Sims Executive Producers April Sumner, Alexander J Newall, Jonathan Sims, Dani McDonough, Linn Ci, and Samantha F.G. Hamilton Associate Producers Jordan L. Hawk, Taylor Michaels, Nicole Perlman, Cetius d’Raven, and Megan Nice Produced by April Sumner Featuring (in order of appearance) Billie Hindle as Alice DyerKazeem Tosin Amore as Teddy VaughnRyan Hopevere-Anderson as Colin BecherSarah Lambie as Lena KelleyAnusia Battersby as Gwendolyn BouchardShahan Hamza as Samama KhalidAlexander J Newall as NorrisJonathan Sims as Chester Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann Davies and Nico Vettese  Sound Designer - Katharine Seaton Mastering Editor - Catherine Rinella Music by Sam Jones (orchestral mix by Jake Jackson) Art by April Sumner  Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rustyquill  Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill  Join our community: WEBSITE: rustyquill.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill TWITTER: @therustyquill REDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuill EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com  The Magnus Protocol is a derivative product of the Magnus Archives, created by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative CommonsAttribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0 International Licence.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
NINE II MIDNIGHT - The Horrors of Our Dreams
31-10-2022
NINE II MIDNIGHT - The Horrors of Our Dreams
It seems like the horrors of our dreams are most frightening to you... On the Eve of Halloween, a dozen storytellers sneak inside the abandoned Darklight Carnival grounds to share a chilling batch of stories in two varieties. This year they split up to uncover the fears that lurk within and horrors that walk among us.One group will head to the Ferris Wheel to tell tales of real-world terror. The other will venture into the Funhouse to spin yarns of the frightening spirit world. Which path will you embark on first?Nine II Midnight is a collaborative storytelling event between 12 podcasts:Hell Gate CityMalevolentNowhere, On AirOut of the AshesParkdale HauntThe Cellar LettersThe Dead Letter Office of Somewhere, OhioThe Night PostThe Storage PapersThe Town WhispersWake of CorrosionWOE.BEGONECREDITS & CONTENT WARNINGSCW: General horror, swearing throughoutProduced by Harlan GuthrieMaster edit by Harlan Guthrie'Nine II Midnight' written by Harlan Guthrie.Performed by Harlan Guthrie, Dylan Griggs, Kevin Berrey, Shaun Pellington, Rae Lundberg, Vincent C. Davis, Jess Syratt, Alex Nursall, Rat Grimes, Jeremy Enfinger, Nathan Lunsford, Cole Weavers, and Jamie Petronis.Pick a path on October 30th at midnight, and keep your wits about you.9️⃣🔪🔪🕛TRANSCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE HERECREDITS: WOE.BEGONE"The Almanac Building" was written, directed, performed, and scored by Dylan Griggs. CW: gore, animal deathWebsite: www.woebegonepod.com _________________________ OUT OF THE ASHES“Train Ride” was written, directed, and performed by Vincent Comegys-Davis.CW: hospitals/medical issues, death, blood, goreWebsite: www.outoftheashespodcast.com_________________________ THE NIGHT POST"Dead Space" was written, performed, and produced by Rae LundbergCW: animal peril, drowningWebsite: nightpostpod.com  _________________________ NOWHERE, ON AIR“A Dream” was written, performed, and edited by Jesse Syratt (credits for SFX available in the transcript)CW: brief graphic description of body horror and sounds.Website: https://nowhereonair.carrd.co_________________________ HELL GATE CITY“Shadow of the Eliminator” was written, performed, and produced by Kevin Berrey, with music by Cheska Navarro.CW: hallucinations/visions, bodily fluidsWebsite: www.hellgatecity.com_________________________ THE STORAGE PAPERS“Silly Billy” was written, edited, and mixed by Nathan Lunsford.Performed by Jeremy Enfinger (as Jeremy) and Nathan Lunsford (as Billy).Music credits available in the transcript.CW: profanity, child injury, brief gore (SFX)Website: www.thestoragepapers.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
NINE II MIDNIGHT - Terrors of the Real World
31-10-2022
NINE II MIDNIGHT - Terrors of the Real World
It seems like the terrors of the real world are most appealing to you and for good reason... On the Eve of Halloween, a dozen storytellers sneak inside the abandoned Darklight Carnival grounds to share a chilling batch of stories in two varieties. This year they split up to uncover the fears that lurk within and horrors that walk among us.One group will head to the Ferris Wheel to tell tales of real-world terror. The other will venture into the Funhouse to spin yarns of the frightening spirit world. Which path will you embark on first?Nine II Midnight is a collaborative storytelling event between 12 podcasts:Hell Gate CityMalevolentNowhere, On AirOut of the AshesParkdale HauntThe Cellar LettersThe Dead Letter Office of Somewhere, OhioThe Night PostThe Storage PapersThe Town WhispersWake of CorrosionWOE.BEGONECREDITS & CONTENT WARNINGSCW: General horror, swearing throughoutProduced by Harlan GuthrieMaster edit by Harlan Guthrie'Nine II Midnight' written by Harlan Guthrie.Performed by Harlan Guthrie, Dylan Griggs, Kevin Berrey, Shaun Pellington, Rae Lundberg, Vincent C. Davis, Jess Syratt, Alex Nursall, Rat Grimes, Jeremy Enfinger, Nathan Lunsford, Cole Weavers, and Jamie Petronis.Pick a path on October 30th at midnight, and keep your wits about you.9️⃣🔪🔪🕛TRANSCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE HERECREDITS: MALEVOLENT“Scratching” was written, directed, performed, and edited by Harlan Guthrie. CW: insects, goreMalevolentWebsite: www.malevolent.ca_________________________THE CELLAR LETTERS“Get Up” was written, edited, and performed by Jamie Petronis, and features Brandon Jones as the NewscasterCW: general horror, mouth noises, licking soundsWebsite: www.thecellarletters.com_________________________WAKE OF CORROSION“The Quiet Corridor” was written, performed, edited and mixed by Shaun Pellington.CW: sounds of bone crunching/cracking, mild terror, explicit languageWebsite: wakeofcorrosion.com_________________________THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE OF SOMEWHERE, OHIO“Voices in the Vents” was written, performed, and scored by Rat Grimes (they/them).CWs: fire, home invasionWebsite: www.somewhereohio.com_________________________THE TOWN WHISPERS“Bella” was written, Directed, Editing by Cole WeaversCW: body horror, sleepwalking, nightmares, evil petsWebsite: www.thetownwhispers.com_________________________PARKDALE HAUNT“Who Goes?” was written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg, with engineering and sound design by Alex Nursall.Performed by Emily Kellogg, Alex Nursall, Ian Boddy, and Harlan Guthrie.CW: ghosts/hauntings, home invasionWebsite: www.parkdalehaunt.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
NINE II MIDNIGHT - Prologue
31-10-2022
NINE II MIDNIGHT - Prologue
On the Eve of Halloween, 14 storytellers make their way to the Darklight Carnival and share horrific tales of mystery and murder… but not all is as it seems.This October 30th, the feed you’re listening to now, along with all other participating shows, will post two episodes simultaneously for Nine II Midnight. One episode will feature tales that are baked in reality with terrors that may be a part of our waking life. The other episode will share the horror of the most esoteric and spiritual side of the dark and terrifying.NINE II MIDNIGHT is another collaborative storytelling event, and sequel to last year’s episode. Both episodes are comprised of stories written and produced by the Nine II Midnight participants:Hell Gate CityMalevolentNowhere, On AirOut of the AshesParkdale HauntThe Cellar LettersThe Dead Letter Office of Somewhere, OhioThe Night PostThe Storage PapersThe Town WhispersWake Of CorrosionWOE.BEGONEOn October 30th, you get to choose which stories you want to enjoy first, then, make sure to listen to the other for the complete tale.See you then.The Prologue was written, produced & edited by Harlan GuthrieGuest starring Alexander NewallSeries Art by Nathan Lunsford---------------------------------------Content Warnings: Descriptions of Violent Death    Starring:Harlan GuthrieRat GrimesJeremy EnfingerNathan LunsfordRae LundbergJess SyrattShaun PellingtonKevin BerreyDylan GriggsVincent C. DavisAlex NursallEmily KelloggJamie PetronisCole Weavers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Updates, Upcoming Shows, We're Alive: Descendants
06-04-2022
Updates, Upcoming Shows, We're Alive: Descendants
Rusty Quill Founder and CEO Alex here!Sharing a few updates on what is coming up with Rusty Quill.We’re Alive: Descendants is the sequel to the enormously popular We’re Alive: a Story of Survival. Rusty Quill are Executive Producers on this series and it is very exciting. It started releasing yesterday and you can find it on the existing We’re Alive feed by searching for 'We’re Alive' wherever you listen to your podcasts or by visiting www.werealive.com or www.rustyquill.com/were-aliveAlso stay tuned for our upcoming RQ original Productions Chapter and Multiverse, Trice Forgotten and Cry Havoc! Ask Questions Later.More network shows will be coming soon!While you wait you could revisit:Cryptids produced by Wild Obscura, Devin Shepherd, Nora Unkel and Gabriel Rosenstein. Written by Alexander V. ThompsonThe Deca Tapes by Lex NoteboomHow it Ends by Stephanie Resendes and Micah RodriguezI Am In Eskew by Jon Ware and Muna HussenOld Gods of Appalachia Produced by DeepNerd Media written and directed by Steven Shell and Cam CollinsThe Milkman of St. Gaffs by Chris McClureThe Silt Verses by Jon Ware and Muna HussenThe Storage Papers produced by Grinner MediaThe Town Whispers by Cole WeaversWe’re Alive by produced by Wayland Productions, written and directed by Kc WaylandYou can listen to these shows wherever you get you podcasts or on www.rustyquill.comJoin our community:WEBSITE: rustyquill.comFACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquillTWITTER: @therustyquillINSTAGRAM: @rustyquillukREDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuillEMAIL: mail@rustyquill.comGet bonus content on PatreonSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.