Edgar Allan Poe's Walking Cane


Edgar Allan Poe


Walking cane with initial engravings


Gives one the strong proclivity to do or write depressing things




Proximity (effects are compounded by direct contact)

Collected by

Garrett Scott and Arthur Neilson


Writer's Alley

Date of Collection

November 13, 2013


Origin[edit | edit source]

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is considered by some to be the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Mere proximity to the cane inspired a subconscious desire to do and write sad things, such as sitting silently in seclusion, gazing out at rainy days, or writing stories of death and loss. When held, the effects are amplified, to the point where the victim themselves seems to attract unfortunate circumstances like a "depression magnet". Suspected to be able to eventually lead to death or suicide if left unchecked for too long.

Collection[edit | edit source]

This artifact was collected by Garrett Scott and Arthur Nielson back when Agent Scott was still learning the ropes, while still needing adult supervision. During collection, Garrett came into unnoticed contact with the cane, and neither Garrett nor Nielson can remember if the cane was ever properly neutralized.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Keep away from all Warehouse personnel with a history of depression. Specific people are Juan Miguel, Felix Draco, and Garrett Scott.
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