Silas Bishop
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"Nine Drowned Churches"
Fantasy Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 20th century
Occupation: Museum owner

Silas Bishop owned a local museum in Dunwich, England. He gave a museum tour to Alistair early one morning. During the tour, Alistair noticed a small crucifix allegedly from the time of St. Felix with strange markings. When Alistair inquired about the markings, Bishop suggested that they might be octopus tentacles to reference the fact that St. Felix came from the sea. Bishop pointed out other exhibits had the tentacle motif.[1]

At the end of the tour, Bishop gave Alistair his name. As "Bishop" was a family name Alistair had found in Dunwich, Massachusetts, Alistair asked if there were any Whateleys in England (as there were in Massachusetts). Silas Bishop confirmed that there were, explaining that Benedict Whateley was bishop of Dunwich in the fourteenth century when most of the town was sent into the sea by storms. Bishop directed Alistair to a restaurant called the Cliff House, owned by Sebastian Whateley, an indirect descendant of the bishop's.[2]


  1. That is Not Dead, loc., 3508-3520.
  2. Ibid., loc. 3520-3533.