Below is a selection of some of the more instructive content from four years of Ruination & Despair (2008-2012). And here, of course, is the Dramatis Personæ.

Dr. Hurlbutt on language:

Dr. Hurlbutt on names:

Dr. Hurlbutt on random peculiar things:


Cadwalader on vintage graphics:


Despite the sad demise of our blog, we at Archelaus have not entirely given up on communicating with the outside world. Below is a list of whatever blog-like musings we have published since then: