Episodes
Case ########-34 Considerations of observation. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Arguments - Body horror (inc flesh & gore SFX) - Self-inflicted wounds & body modification (inc SFX) - Explicit language - Panic & emotional distress - Mentions of: alcohol, knives, death, funerals, mass suffering, suicidal ideation, emotional abuse, second person POV, scopophobia, breathing difficulties SFX, physical violence, gaslighting,...
Published 02/11/21
Case ########-33 An examination of Elias Bouchard. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Paranoia & anxiety - Emotional manipulation & gaslighting - Compulsions (supernatural) - Spiders & arachnophobia - Body horror & eye trauma - Drug use (marijuana) - Mentions of: death, apocalypse & mass suffering, instances of memory loss & identity crisis, blood, physical violence, human remains, classism, deceased parent, scopophobia, parental...
Published 02/04/21
Case ########-32 Case study on the administration of fear. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Compulsions (supernatural) - Emotional manipulation & gaslighting - Mental disorientation - Paranoia & self-doubt - Mentions of: scopophobia, worms (inc. SFX), blackmail, gun violence, isolation, mild language, mass suffering, self-recrimination - SFX: screams, discordant static Transcript: PDF - https://cutt.ly/Aj5PvlP DOC - https://cutt.ly/Jj5PEEK Thanks...
Published 01/28/21
Case ########-31 Continued interactions with various survivors, recorded on location. Content warnings: - Cults - Arguments - Paranoia & anxiety - Discussions of: death & sacrifice - Mentions of: instances of memory loss / mental deterioration, scopophobia, self-hatred, mild language, murder, food Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/DjGcDu1 DOC - https://cutt.ly/8jGcLUL Thanks to this week's Patrons: Lily Magee, Bruna Thomas, muzbutch, Bridget Smith, Kayla Young, Roblin,...
Published 01/21/21
Case ########-30 Interactions with various survivors, recorded on location. Content warnings: - Cults - Self-recrimination - Emotional manipulation - Mentions of: therapy, innuendo, paranoia & anxiety, instances of memory loss, mild vicarious embarrassment, mild language, ableism, death, mass suffering, physical violence, murder, apocalypse Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/WjWmr5Y DOC - https://cutt.ly/qjWmdQ9 Thanks to this week's Patrons: Chris Pawlus, Hope Landers,...
Published 01/14/21
The final act begins Content Warnings: - Cults - Mentions of: apocalypse, scopophobia Transcript: PDF - https://cutt.ly/BjgpM9q DOC - https://cutt.ly/Njgp9Sf Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Jeffrey Nils-Gardner & Alexander J Newall. Sound effects this week by FreqMan, exterminat & previously credited artists via freesound.org Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and...
Published 01/07/21
In the second of our retrospectives, Jonny and Alex look back at 5 years of the show with commentary on choice clips selected by the cast and crew of The Magnus Archives. Content Warnings - Spoilers for show to date - Body horror - Clowns - Graphic description of dermatillomania (skin-picking) - Mentions of: worms, heights, spiders, patricide & dismemberment, eco-horror, darkness, apocalypse, pandemic, cults, stress, violence Transcripts PDF: https://cutt.ly/NjtJxGs DOC:...
Published 12/31/20
Hi everyone, Alex here, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and give thanks to all of you who helped us get to where we are this year.   Obviously 2020 has been wild ride for everyone and we have all had to adapt and adopt new ways of working and living. Yet despite all these extreme circumstances Rusty Quill has managed to stand tall and we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Here at Rusty Towers, we started the year...
Published 12/24/20
The view from the rooftops of Slyde World is bleak. Can our heroes Gavin Crumble, Freddie & Ms. Pledge save the park, Dorset, and perhaps indeed the world, from the encroaching Abyss and avoid any further health & safety citations? Content warnings - Existential threat - Instances of memory loss (supernatural) - Flooding & Threat of drowning - Mild child peril - Innuendo - Character death - Mentions of: emetophobia, comedic violence Edited this week by Lowri Ann Davies,...
Published 12/24/20
The second instalment of Jonny's improvised horror roleplay game sees Gavin Crumble, Freddie & Ms. Pledge head down into the pump room of Slyde World to asses the equipment and inspect the inner workings of the Hell Fall. Content warnings - Innuendo - Body horror - Mentions of: death, human/animal remains, mild child peril, violence, flooding Edited this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom, Jeffrey Nils-Gardner & Alexander J Newall. Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Check out...
Published 12/17/20
Welcome to the first instalment of Jonny's improvised horror roleplay game! In this first episode of three, Jonny, Ben, Lydia & Lowri collaborate to create characters & set them on a journey of infinite dread, horror and health code violations... Content warnings - Innuendo - Mentions of: heights, death, mild child peril Edited this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom, Jeffrey Nils-Gardner & Alexander J Newall. For more information on this week's sponsor visit...
Published 12/10/20
Hey everyone! Mike here, Rusty Quill’s video guy and I’m pleased to announce that Rusty Quill’s Gaming and Giving will be back this year and we’re going digital! Come join in as we go live at 11am GMT on the 12th December on Twitch.tv with 24 hours of videogames, board games and general fun and frolics. Yes, that’s right, I said 24 hours. We’ve made a few changes to the show this year, one of which is that we’ll be raising money for three charities: Mind, Action Aid and the Black, African and...
Published 12/07/20
We kick off the mid-season break for The Magnus Archives with a retrospective look, as Jonny poses a few questions to various cast members, past and present, about their involvement with the show. Featuring: Imogen Harris, Ian Hayles, Evelyn Hewitt, Mike LeBeau, Ben Meredith, Lydia Nicholas, Chioma Nwalioba, Fay Roberts, Sasha Sienna, Jonathan Sims, Sue Sims, Alasdair Stuart & Frank Voss Content Warnings: - Explicit language - Spoilers for show to date - Mentions: claustrophobia,...
Published 12/03/20
Case ########-29 Considerations of governmental oversight. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Arguments - Scopophobia - Mass suffering - Poverty & Food insufficiency - Guilt    - Political expediency - Mentions of: Blood, self-inflicted wounds, physical violence, cults. coughing, yelling Thanks to this week's Patrons: NicoleK, Micheala Poppell, Rebecca Rutherford, Mira Morning, freesnakepoems, Lind Berget, Erica Eagles, Max, Lucy Jansen, Ray Morello,...
Published 11/26/20
Case ########-28 Observations of surveillance Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Scopophobia - Loss of privacy - Judgement & Shaming - Schadenfreude - Bystander apathy - Therapeutic malpractice - Body horror (inc SFX) - Eye trauma - Mentions of: Discussion of grief/loss, gaslighting, loss of identity, insomnia, asthma attacks Episode Transcript MAG 188 (PDF): https://cutt.ly/PhwoAZY MAG 188 (DOC): https://cutt.ly/UhwoMm0 Thanks to this week's...
Published 11/19/20
Case ########-27 An exploration of hospitality. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Sudden, loud SFX - Emotional manipulation - Bullying / Taunting - Gaslighting - Disorientation (Spatial & temporal) - Pleading - Arguing - Second person POV - Perceived child neglect (inc SFX) - Character death Thanks to this week's Patrons: Emmie Knobloch, ludmila schmidt, Matt1344, C-J Saunders, Myshe, Katie Stonestreet, Zoe Payne, Rebecca Field, Taga, Tamsin Myers,...
Published 11/12/20
Case ########-26 A dialogue on solitude. Recorded by Martin, in Situ. Content warnings: - Depression & Sadness - Isolation - Emotional manipulation - Guilt & self-blame - Mentions: mild body horror, emotional abuse, parental death, dysfunctional/toxic relationships (inc family), grief, ableism, discussion of suffering, death, murder & potential suicide. Episode transcript: MAG186 (PDF) - https://cutt.ly/RgF4KjS MAG186 (DOC) - https://cutt.ly/zgF46B0 Thanks to this...
Published 11/05/20
Case ########-25 Please note: This episode is preceded by an extended introduction. An examination on the nature of Justice. Recorded by the Archivist in situ. Content warnings: While this episode is not directly about race or racial violence nor includes character death, it does explore general themes of wrongful imprisonment & abuses of power. Transcripts can be found here  PDF: https://cutt.ly/DgYjMGZ DOC: https://cutt.ly/ngYkepC - Prison (inc SFX) - Dehumanisation -...
Published 11/05/20
This is a message from Alexander J Newall about the delay to today's episode of The Magnus Archives. "Hi everyone, Alex here. Due to the recent police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., we have decided to delay public release of the Magnus Archives episode that was scheduled for today. This is because - whilst it is not directly about race, racial violence, or death - it does deal with the police, wrongful imprisonment, and abuses of power which may hit particularly close to home this week....
Published 10/29/20
Case ########-24 An examination of hive mentality. Recorded by the Archivist in situ. Content warnings: - Insects & infestation (inc SFX) - Claustrophobia - Anxiety / Panic / Pleading - Pain (inc SFX) - Trypophobia - Non-consensual supernatural actions - Mentions: Blood, body horror, crushing, loss, futility/inconsequence Thanks to this week's Patrons: Dakota Hardy, Julie Forsberg, Haven, Michael Pankowski, glyphsinateacup, Grace Moraca, Felicity, Alex Quitevis, Crystal...
Published 10/22/20
Case ########-23 Considerations of knowledge. Recorded by the Archivist in situ. Content warnings: - Altered reality / Spatial disorientation - Futility / Inconsequence - Self-injury - Body horror & wounding - Physical violence / Graphic injury (inc SFX) - Mentions of: blood, falling, murder, isolation Thanks to this week's Patrons: Nicole Perlman, Devon, Cayleigh Latimer, Little King Trash Mouth, Joseph P Legander III, Qwenivere, Zsófia M, IRQ, Anna Godfrey, Tony Jasper,...
Published 10/15/20
Case ########-22 Notes on healing. Recorded by the Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Hospitals - Surgery (inc SFX) - Extreme medical malpractice - Involuntary commitment & treatment - Body horror - Torture - Character death - Suicide (inc assisted) / Suicidal ideation - Mentions of: Mental deterioration, chronic pain, needles, stillbirth imagery, strokes, rot - SFX: screaming, high-pitched sounds, blades, drilling Thanks to this week's Patrons: theflyingpiano, Ana,...
Published 10/08/20
Case ########-21 Preparation and recuperation. Audio recorded by the Archivist, in situ. Content warnings: - Dissociation - Memory loss / Mental deterioration - Schadenfreude / Vicarious embarrassment - Mentions of: suicide, alcohol, excessive drinking Thanks to this week's Patrons: L Lunovick, Clay Cameron, Krisp Dreemurr, Robert Hubert, Zoe Dapore, Lindy McLosin' It, Moriah Day, Shay Topaz, Ida Karoliussen, Patrick Lusk, Frood, Bella Choy, Daniela, Johnathan, Lauren Smithwick,...
Published 10/01/20
Case ########-20 Considerations of grief and respite. Audio recorded by the Archivist, in situ. Content warnings: - Second-person perspective - Death & mortality - Violence (inc SFX) - Undead (zombies) - Religious abuse - Child abuse (descriptions of) - Mentions of: knives, gaslighting - SFX: persistent droning Thanks to this week's Patrons: Mary A., Rave, HatsuneMoocow, Moth_Lad, Salem Wicker, Neil Hart, Crunchy Writes, Jessica Longaker, Lynn Borsum, Jamie Knierim, Brooke...
Published 09/24/20
Case ########-19 Considerations of Justice. Audio recorded by the Archivist, in situ. Content warnings: - Prison & Police brutality - Fire & burning (inc SFX) - Trauma - Human remains (inc blood) - Body horror - Graphic animal attack (inc SFX) - Direct & gun violence (inc SFX) - Arguments - Character death - Grief - Explicit language - Mentions of: child abuse, substance abuse, murder, kidnapping Thanks to this week's Patrons: Nick Vega, Tyler Dzuba, Pendragon, Becky...
Published 09/17/20