The Web Table is a large, dark wood table that has engraved upon it a hypnotic pattern that appears to lead towards the centre. In the centre of the table is a recess with a box within it.
It is first introduced in MAG 3 and appears throughout the series.
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This article contains information from later episodes of The Magnus Archives and may contain major spoilers for the setting and plot. Continue at your own risk.
1960s – Raymond Fielding runs a halfway house for orphans on Hill Top Road in Oxford on behalf of the local diocese. He takes on a girl called Agnes, whom the rest of the neighbourhood dislikes. As Ronald Sinclair tries to leave the house, he is compelled to return to the basement, where Fielding is waiting for him with the table, but he is able to escape.
April 2001 – Lawrence Moore realises that his cousin Carl has been replaced by Not-Carl. Adelard Dekker comes to him and performs a binding ritual to bind the creature to a web-patterned table.
23rd November 2006 - Ivo Lensik uproots a tree at a house on Hill Top Road after finding a box previously belonging to the table, engraved with the same pattern.
29th July 2016 - Jonathan Sims, while trying to kill a spider, puts a hole in the drywall of the Archives, releasing the worms that had been laying siege to the Archives. During the attack, Sasha James escapes into the institute's artefact storage, where she is attacked and replaced by The NotThem, the creature bound to the table. Two tapes holding case recordings go missing - notably, they both contained recordings of Sasha's voice.
16th February 2017 - In an attempt to kill NotSasha, Jonathan Sims takes an axe to the Institute's Artefact Storage and destroys the web table, inadvertently releasing NotSasha's binding at the hands of Adelard Dekker.
Bold marks episodes where the table appears outside of statements.