As you study the hidden library, you find a few pieces of information that stand out. As with the recent production, the previous performance of The King in Yellow came to Arkham from overseas, and was performed by a French acting troupe. You don't recognize any of the cast members' names, and of course the actor who played the role of the Stranger is anonymous. However, it seems that a member of the Historical Society has done some of your work for you; there are several old newspaper clippings gathered together along with information about the play. Headlines include: Cedar Playhouse Closes Due To Fire, Experts Baffled Over Freak Floods, and the like. Hidden amongst this information, you also find a strange object - A clasp of onyx with an alien inscription.
The investigators must decide (choose one):
- This is an important discovery! We should take it with us. (→R1).
- It's just a silly trinket, and it would be wrong to steal from the Historical Society. Leave it behind. (→R2)