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I.Book of ye Dead Names
This book is about how the secrets where revealed to the Author in a dangerous journey in earthly deserts and unearthly lands.. • • Ye Testimony of Abl-Al Hazred Ye diary of a madman
of ye Old Ones
This Book is about The Old Ones, where they come from, where they lie and how they shall come again. • • Of Ye Old Ones and their Spawns Ye Old Ones and Ancient Times • Ye Coming-Down of ye Old Ones • Hastur ye Unspeakable • Nyarlathotep • Ye Serpent-bearded Byatis • Of The Old Ones and the Gates • Ubbo-Sathla • odd correspondances with earthly elements • Of Y'golonac Legacy of Ye Old Ones • Cyäegha Who Did Not Know It Existed, • Dream-Witch Yidhra • Ye Worm That Gnaws
This Book is about lands on Earth and beyond, real places and dreamed ones, and about the ways to visit them. • Earthly places • Leng in Ye Cold Waste • Irem Of Thousand Pillars • R'leyh Ye Deep • Hyperborea Of Outer Places • Yaddith • Yuggoth Of Ye Dream Lands • Sarnath and Ye Land of Mnar • Kadath Ye Unknown
This Book is about the rituals to use and portals to open for summonning The Old Ones and Other Beings to this Earth. • • • • • • • Ye Times and Ye Seasons to be Observed to Raise up Ye Stones ye Adjuration of Great Cthulhu Shub-Niggurath Ye Black to Call Forth Yog-Sothoth Ritual for summoning Yog-Sothoth and opening the Gate Call to the Render of the Veils
This Book is about the tools, materials and other protections the reader will need in order to perform The Arts. • • • • • Of protective devices Compound Ye Incense of Zkauba Make Ye Powder of Ibn Ghazi Unction of Khephnes Ye Egyptian To Fashion the Scimitar of Barzai
This Book is about the symbols, signs and languages necessary to a good use of The Arts. • • • Ye Alphabet of Nug-Soth potent signs sacred seals
This Book is about ceremonies and rituals The Reader shall perform to be revealed past and future events, and The Secrets of the Arts. • • Ye old ones and earth magick Ye Ritual of Dho-Hna
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here ye reader will discover Ye Testimony of Abl-Al Hazred , your servent. Ye book reveals ye places of wonder I visited, ye unhearthly horrors I encountered, which lead me to forsaking madness as show in my diary, Ye diary of a madman. For it must be madness to believe in ye things I have seen, in ye rituals I have performed, in the places I have been and the Times I have visited. Ye Reader will ﬁnd throughout these pages ye sum of all knowledge I have collected during this maddenning journey. May this book take place that of a warning against the Things that are Waiting Between Worlds...
e Testimony of AbdulAl Hazred
his is the testimony of all that I have seen, and all that I have learned, in those years that I have possesed the Three Seals of MASSHU. I have seen One Thousand and-One moons, and surely this is enough for the span of a mans life, though it is said the Prophets lived much longer. I am weak, and ill, and bear great tired- ness and exaustion, and a sigh hangs in my breast like a dark lantern, I am old. The wolves carry thier name in thier midnight speeches, and that quiet, subtle Voice is summoning me from afar. And a voice much closer will shout into my ear with unholy impatience. The weight of my soul will decide its ﬁnal resting place. Before the time, I must put down here all that I can concerning the horrors that stalk Without, and which lie in wait at the door of every man, for this is the ancient arcana that has been handed down of old, but which has been forgotten by all but a few men, the worshippers of the Ancient Ones (may thier names be blotted out!) And if I do not ﬁnish this task, take what is here and discover the rest, for time is short and mankind does not know or understand the evil that awaits it, from every side, from every open Gate, from every broken barrier, from every mindless acolyte at the alters of madness. For this is the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Black Earth, that I have writ down at the peril of my life, exactly as I recieved it, on the planes of IGIGI, the cruel celestial spirits from beyond the Wanderers of the Wastes. Let all who read this book be warned thereby that the habitation of men are seen and surveyed by that Ancient Race of gods and demons from a time before time, and that they seek revenge for that forgotten battle that took place somewhere in the Cosmos and rent the Worlds in the days before the creation of Man, when the Elder Gods walked the Spaces, the race of MARDUK, as he is known to the Chaldeans, and of ENKI our master, the Lord of Magicians.
Know. and de. and passed into the forbidden realms ofthe foul IGIGI. then. I have traveled beneath the Seas. too. or were never known. that I have trod all the Zones of the Gods. that I have spoken with all manner of spirit and daemon.ciphered the writings of some of these. and have descended into the foul places of Death and Eternal Thirst. And the seals of these are writ herein . and trembled before the gods. I have traveled among the stars.Know. which was built in UR in the days before Babylonian was. I have lived in the deserts and the wastelands. and also the places of Azonei. yet others I must take with me when I leave you. and found the stone monuments of vanquished civilizations. that no map has ever charted. while still others remain mysteries to any man who lives. And these civilizations were destroyed because of the knoeledge contained in this book. I have at last found the formula by which I passed the gate of ARZIR. whose names are no longer known in the societies of Man. which may be reached through the Gate of GANZIR. and of women who have died in childbirth. and spoken with demons and the souls of slaughtered men. . ANU have mercy on my soul! I have seen the Unknown Lands. victims of the she-ﬁend LAMMASHTA. in search of the Palace of Our Master.
I have raised demons. I have raised armiesagainst the Lands of the East. by summoning the hordes of ﬁends I have made subject unto me. AZAG-THOTH. I have wrestled with the Black Magician. dancing shadow across the stone monument with the three carvings. some distance away and a more practical fear. the god of the heathens. a ﬂame red color. or perhaps a wolf. and the dead. The Dik of Azug-bel-ya was no stranger seemed to melt into my hands! Presently. while still the unlettered son of a shepherd in what is called Mesopotamia by the Greeks. Thinking no more of the carvings. called MASSHU by the people who live there. swing open the dread. I began to make haste to build another ﬁre when. traveling alone in the mountains to the East. evil Gate for an hour past the time and were consumed. the testiment of some dead civilization whose priests. the grey rock began to rise slowly into the air. and so doing found NGAA. and built to touch the nethermost cavities of HADES. and as wide around as a bull. uncommonly loud and close at hand. Another voice joined the ﬁrst. I could see clearly now that the three carvings on the stone monument were glowing. I heard a voice. I came upon a grey rock carved with three strange symbols. It was ﬁrmly in the ground. I could not move or speak for the fear that siezed upon my spine and wrapped cold ﬁngers around my skull. I have found the Gate that leads to the Outside. The ﬁgures were murmuring together in prayer or invocation. as if it were a dove. When I was only a youth. I have found fear. keep eternal watch. of which only a few words could be heard. and soon several men in black robes of thieves came together over the place where I was. I built a ﬁre at its foot to protect me from the from the wolves that wander in that reigons and went to sleep. softly. whose name is writ in the MAGAN text. who ever seek the entrance to our world. seeking power. being Bet Durrabia. at once. I was awakened by the howl of a dog. I came to possess this knowledge through circumstances quite peculiar. and these red. Queen of the Outside. of which they did not exhibit in the least fright. surroundin the ﬂoating rock. trembling. I have summoned the ghosts of my ancestors to real and visible appearence on the tops of temples built to reach the stars. It stood as high as a man. as through the rock were on ﬁre. and I could not move it. Bieng about three hours from dawn. for it was night and I was far from my village. and these in some unknown . who breathes ﬂame and roares like a thousand thunders. I have smelled the vapors of that Ancient One. and ﬂed to the Earth by calling upon INANNA and her brother MARDUK. took hold of me and I rolled behind weeds. that the possibility of robbers. Lord of the double-headed AXE. save that they might be the work of a king to mark some Ancient victory over an enemy. in the nineteenth of Shabatu. glowing coals cast a faint. by which the Ancient Ones. The ﬁre had died to its embers. in vain.
The chanting of the priests. the sound of splitting rocks and thunder came from behind me and shook the very ground I ran on. To my surprise. lifted the robe from the tangle of weeds and thorns. and the . out of the very ground where it had sat. I turned to face whatever attackerhad come nearest me. I touched the wetness and found it to be blood. and I saw with loathing that they had cut their chests with the daggers they had used to raise the stone. the manifestation of the spirits feeding thereon. In fright and haste I fell to the earth. my heart gave rise in my chest and my head growing hot. though I was unarmed. All that remained of the priest was a pool of slime. I walked cautiously to the ﬁrst and. and as it rose from the earth it was followed by another. They turned toward me. as I ran wildly down the slopes in the cold night. picking up a long twig. These were followed by still more. The thinnest section thereof was fully that of the arms of two men. although I now know that blood is the very food of these spirits. May ANU protect us all! My scream had the effect of casting thier ritual into chaos and disorder. although the end of the ﬁrst was not seen as it seemed to reach down into the very Pit itself. with no seeming presance of life or bodies beneath them. became much louder and nearly hysterical. although some seemed to stay behind. and the ground began to tremble under the pressure of so many of these enormous arms. which is why tha ﬁeld after the battles of war glows with an unnatural light. whose faces I could not see or recognize. Rising. came rising the tail of a serpent. In horror I screamed and gave my presence away to the priests. these rituals are not unknown to me any longer. However. being slightly downhill from the scene I was witnessing. perhaps to ﬁnish the Rites. From beneath the ﬂoating rock. The ﬁgures. IA! IA! ZI AZAG! IA!IA! ZI AZKAK! IA! IA! KUTULU ZI KUR! IA! The ground where I was hiding became wet with some substance.tongue. I raced through the mountain path by which I had come. though. for some mystical purpose I could not then divine. and the priests came running after me. like green oil. but black robes fallen upon the grass and weeds. no necromancer of that forbidden Art. for I knew them now to be some the servents ofsome hidden Power. began to make wild passes in the air with knives that glinted cold and sharp in the mountain night. This serpent was surely larger than any I had ever seen. ANU have mercy on my soul!. what I saw was no priest of ancient horror.
but very intricatly. It was now upon the ground once more. I kept walking. but could not. now cold and black. but I had the feeling I coukd almost read the characters. as though whispered ﬁercly into my ear. after a fasion I could not understand. for I know now what it was. Such a stench nearly overpowered me. I ﬁnally came upon the grey stone monument that had risen unnaturally into the air at the command of the priests. In that moment. not venturing to overturn them any longer. I understood. is this: . in identical condition to the ﬁrst.smell of a body lain long in the sun to rot. to see if the same fortune had also befallen them. as though I once knew the tongue but had since long forgotten. and a voice entered my head and told me the secrets of the scene I had witnessed in one word: KUTULU. Mt head began to ache as though a devil was pounding my skull. when a shaft of moonlight hit the metal amulet. I came across yet another of the black priests. as the stone. Then. around my neck as I write these words. But in the dead embers of the ﬁre. I picked it up and saw that it was also carved. These were the signs carved upon the grey stone. or what I had then thought of as serpents. and hold to this very day. that was the gate to the Outside: The amulet that I held in my hand. but I was resolute to ﬁnd the others. was a shining metal plate. Walking back up the slope that I had so fearfully run down only moments ago. passing more of the robes as I went. The serpents. but the carvings still glowed with supernatural light. had disappeared. It did not bear the same markings as the stone.
The third sign is the Sigil of the Watcher. the ﬁrst is the Sign of our Race from beyond the Stars. Remember! The second sign is the Elder Sign. Of these three.Of the three symbols carved. must never be used alone. they who gave it to us. engraved upon the metal of ones God or Goddes and hung about the neck. Or. and is called ARRA in the tongue of the Scribe who taught it to me. The BANDAR however. It has a Name. but hidden from the view of the profane. the ARRA and the AGGA may be used seperatly. In the tongue of the eldest city of Babylon. when used with the proper words and shapes. and is the Key whereby the Powers of the Elder Gods may be summoned. must be graven on stoneand set in the ground. but with one or both of the others. They have sworn! Spirit of the Skies. It is the Sigil of the Covenant of the Elder Gods. and alone. for the Watcher must needs to be reminded of the Covenant he has sworn with the Elder Gods and our Race. It keeps vigil while one sleeps provided the appropriate rituals and sacriﬁce has been preformed. that is to say singly. if called. else it will turn upon thee and slay thee and ravage thy town untill succour is to be had from the Elder Gods by the tears of thy people and the wailing of thy women. It is called BANDAR. These seals. it will turn upon you. it was UR. and is called AGGA. an emissary of the Elder Ones. to be effective. Or. Or. The Watcher is a Race sent by the Elder Ones. else. set upon the alter of offerings. KAKAMMU! . and when they see it. carried to the Rock of Invocations. they will not forget us.
and I them. I learned that they had all died of thier own hand. On occasion. or be let in by thier servants upon the face of the Earth. they willretreat from thee SAVE ONLY IF IT CATCH THE LIGHT OF THE MOON UPON ITS SURFACE for. is a potent seal against whatever may come in the Gate from the Outside for. . And soon. I wandered as a begger. Remember! Wherefore. And it was a painful and lonley journey. I was thus able to arm myself against the dread Maskim. These secrets I give to thee at the pain of my life. And the amulet must NEVER be exposed to the light of the Sun. and the incantations and ritual performed once again. In such case. seeing it. lerning several tongues as a traveler. I learned of the spells that cause men illness. always silent upon these things. sorcery. Peace be to thee! Henceforth. that the moon shine upon it at its working. in his jealousy. and the prescribed rituals as given forth in this Book. there can be little protection against the ﬁends from the Ancient Land should they break the barrier. the sight of whom causes horror and dismay. for the moon is the Eldest among the Zonei. And the proper incantations must be performed. in the dark days of the moon. will rob the seal of its power. ready to trap the unwary and devour the sacriﬁces set out at night and in deserted places. and of the old legends concerning the Ancient Ones. But my bargining was with the Powers that reside in each of these countries. thier ﬂocks had later been slain as the victoms of some strange epidemic. for reasons no one was able to tell me.The ﬁre amulet that I retrieved from the ashes of the ﬁre. But verily. who lie in wait about the boundaries of the world. the plague. the amulet must be engraved upon pure silver in the full light of the moon. or in clouds. never to be revealed to the profane. from that fateful night in the mountains of MASSHU. and which caught the light of the moon. to bargin with the tradespeople and learn of the news and customs. often being stoned instead of threatened with imprisonment. being fed from town to town as the local people saw ﬁt. often in caves or in the deserts. magick and alchemy are given. called no house or village my home. and is the starry symbol of our pact. for SHAMMASH called UDU. during which time I took no wife. I learned the various classes of demons and evil gods that exist. In such a case. against the she-devil LAMMASHTA. but to keep within thine own heart. Father of the Gods. and (some say) death of a most uncommon nature. except perhaps in dreams. and the essence of the moon be drawn down and captured therein. and was thereby permitted to read the Ancient Records in which the details of necromancy. When I was seven years gone from my family. it were better to engrave another. blindness. or the banished. insanity and even death. who is called Sword that Splits the Skull. and dwelt in variuos countries. I wandered about the countryside in search of the key to the secret knowledge that had been given me. or the Worshippers of the Ancient Serpent. I was able to convince some learned man that I was a sincere scholar. NANNA. The friends of my youth deserted me. no recourse is to be had untill the light of the moon shines upon the Earth. I came to understand many things of which before I had no knowledge. it must be bathed in waters of camphor.
I learned of the powers in the astral Gods. which provide the Priest with safe passage among the spheres wherein he may travel in search of the Wisdom. for a broken star is the Gate of GANZIR. the Maskim nip at my heels. Prepare the rituals without erring. I fear for my ﬂesh. I learned.In time I learned of the names and properties of all the demons. drooling for my departure. in every empty moment. only GOD) and not perish as did the Priest. or worse: a broken line provides means of entrance for those Outside. whose Name I connot write here. And even now I can hear the wolves howling in the mountains as they did that fateful night. for "gods" cannot save ones soul. and ﬁxes his stare upon me. lest it be rendered valueless. of the Ancient Days the Ancient of the Ancient Ones. Light thy ﬁres high in the hills. Recite the incantations as they are written here. the Gate of the Shodows and the Shells. that they may see and remember. it appears as though I have failed in some regard as to the order of the rites. I pray the gods that I am saved (which he is not. and with which I had unwittingly built my ﬁre before the rock. but I fear for my spirit more. in this Book of the Black Earth. and how to summon thier aid in times of need. worshipping with ﬁre and sword. AZAG-THOTH gloats blindly at his throne. dreaming. not so much as hair's breadth. ﬁends and monsters listed herein. for now it appears as if the entire host of ERESSKIGAL lies waiting. and the moon no longer has power over me. wherefore I must with haste write this Book lest my end come sooner than I had prepared. and in the proper places and times render the sacriﬁces. for I have broken the Chaldean Covenant by seeking power over the Zonei. and with the assistance of strange grass that grows wild in certain parts of the MASSHU. as also into the hells. to call upon the gods not to forget thee. The lines of my life have been obliterated by my wanderings in the Waste. or to the sacriﬁces. Remember. always. for they are forgetful and very far away. always. I have set foot on the moon. ABDUL BEN-MARTU. and on the tops of temples and pyramids. the Gate of Death. up through the Abyss. My fate is no longer writ in the stars. that grass that gives the mind great power to travel termendous distances into the heavens. But now. and they are calling my name. and the names of the Others. or to the formulae. with water and dagger. the Rabishu pull at my hair. after One Thousand-and-One moons of the journey. I recieved the formulae for the amulets and talismans which follow. to copy each of the formulae as I have put it down and not to change it by one line or dot. in Jerusalem (the gods remember and have mercy upon him!). May the gods ever be merciful unto thee! May thou escape the jaws of the MASKIM. of the frightful beings who dwell beyond the astral spirits. who guard the entrance to the Temple of the Lost. too. KUTULU raises his head and stares up through the Veils of sunkun Varloorni. Lammashta opens her dread jaws. in the manner thus prescribed. For indeed. over the letters writ in the heavens by the gods. In my solitary ceremonies in the hills. devils. Remember. and vanquish the power to the Ancient Ones! .
AND THE GODS GRANT THEE DEATH BEFORE THE ANCIENT ONES RULE THE EARTH ONCE MORE! KAKAMMU! SELAH! .
as well. And ere a tint of rose in the east heralds the coming dawn I am released from my nocturnal wanderings and am allowed to return from whence I came beyond the wall of sleep. Oh thou who wrote of evil things remember : they always are inspired by Ye Evil Ones you shall meet after your passing. So why. . Ye wrath of ye Old Ones will surely fall upon you all! Do you not feel ye dreams of ye one who sleeps beneath ye waves? Do you hope that he will be pleased by your . I. I say again unto you. You may beat ye odds and become a god. roam the far ﬂung realms of time. Only then do all those things vanish and be gone with the morning mist until my awakening once again gives them life.and this may be worst of all -. I heard many tales of ancient and forgotten lore. ye Beast of ye forgotten lies. The walls meet at impossible angles and there tread unearthly ﬁends that are deranged nightmares come to life. . I found ye tale of Orobla singularly signiﬁcant. I remain unseen. and all through the dusky hours. Although I dismissed many of these stories as nonsensical superstitions. in my solitude. Or -. We hunt a horror that feeds on human tears .what simpler minds call ye "soul" -. It evoked half remembered feelings that I had not felt since I had slept in ye ancient city of many pillared Irem. "Does ye horrid face of Boac-Treth tolerate frail human cowardice? You know that it can not. While traveling from island to island. Frozen by fear.you may do both. In ancient halls with brazen censers smoldering. so turn your dark thoughts to repentment and prayer since ye road to Hell is much shorter than what you believe : do not let you wicked soul to become as dark as this page. And those stone chambers ring with echoes of the twisted language of conjuration. why do you not arise and strike down ye blasphemers who would deny ye ultimate truth? You know your cowardice will not be tolerated. Hearken unto ye incessant prattle that constantly spewed forth from ye many mouths of Orobla. but most likely you will go mad.e diary of a madman o be a black magician is perhaps ye most dangerous thing one can attempt. Such is its nature. lighted by the glow of otherworldly powers. After the western horizon's blood turns black. strange shadows dance across vaulted ceilings and curtains of rich velvet. for you risk not only your life and mind but your essence -.
when ye ruddy sphere hung at its apex like a severed head. between ye dark and light between heaven and hell between dream and wakefulness between ye heavens and earth there is only us.pathetic nature when his harsh gaze falls upon you? No. he shall devour you with all of ye others who have forgotten ye way! How can you continue to behave in such a frail and inconstant manner when all of you have seen ye wondorus lens of ye moon and ye crucible of eternal vitae? You puny beings are as worthless as so much excrement. . ye voice of ye ultimate destruction. There is something of heaven in death." Such was ye way that Orobla would speak. It had expounded in this incessant manner for hours and days and years unnumbered. Until that fortold day when ye moon was as crimson and ﬂaming steel fell from ye stars. I will laugh with joy when Yog-Sothoth and his favored son appear. You should fear evoking his wrath for he is ye left hand of ye center. His vicous rage needs not be mentioned for his way is known to all men. ye one who walks abroad in ye form of a man. They claim that R'leyh shall be hurled into ye sky and Cthulhu and his kind shall be freed to rule once again. always cursing ye reticent nature of its many followers.who hide amongst ye men and women of Crete. I will die. I shall dance upon many legs when ye cloven feet of ye Goat with a Thousand Young pounds ye inﬁdels back into ye dust from which they arose. Because I could not stop for Death he kindly stopped for me Ye carriage held but him and me and Eternity I live. It is still bright. I speak of he whose faces are as numerous as there are stars in ye heavens. I know not if I should believe all of ye strange tales they told me. ye Beast of forgotten lies was silent. Surely. I WILL come again. but is not a man. but ye previous legend was told with such conviction that I felt compelled to record it. Upon that very day.. but for how long?. I will leave. reverently proclaim that when Orobla speaks again ye world shall be undone. Orobla has not uttered a sound since. His priests. They together shall set aright all that has been mislaid. I will be as one with ye dark minion himself.
Cthulhu. the human race is doomed. is it? could it be? I hear them.. when Cthulhu shall spew forth from dead R'Lyeh to lead his minions on a rampage of slaughter throughout the unsuspecting world.. I have returned. secluded under the impass. to learn that which none should know. Mna 'Fth'ngui Fgthan. but now having dis.. for they tell the fell story of a noisome day to come. Only those amonst you with true faith will be able to detect their evil and be able to stop them. feel the vibrations. if less sane than the rest..nay... evn as I grovel on the ﬂoor of this rented tenement.. listen to the rhythm of the waves.....oh that I would never see the ocean again!!! Ia! Ia! Shib Niggurath save me! The goat with 1000 young have mercy. They know not of the Dark... he who is dead yet lives! Nay! Dead Cthulhu lies not dreaming.. for I hear the cries. They will not be able to be seen for what they are by normal folk. to understand.the Hounds. hordes of batrachian mouths gibber ﬁendishly.pelled the arcane powers that kept me imprisioned... rather.waving tentacles deep down pound out an ancient rhythm.... Choose to learn. To ﬁnd the secrets of the Night...able mountains of the unknown Kaddath... if you fail. Humans are such foolish creatures.. and I am here to wreak ﬁery death and chaos upon your lowly race. of the Things Within. Do not fail as the fate of the world rests in your hands and as such. of Nyarlathotep. Behold the Power of Axn-Xcamr the all power.. Few of the foolish creatures. Bolder. or Shub-Niggaroth.... I can no longer tolerate the slap slapping of the sea..ful Keeper of the Yellow Sign.... I feel the walls close in about me. IA! IA! There will come a day when they will walk amongst you.the Hounds come and I am doomed.Through the ages I have lived.... .
the febrile moon Casts arcane shadows. a single journey If I should while I am awake My soul is gone. dim and spectral lights illume my soul. my body is fake Down into those endless depths I ﬂy Where imagery of dark being are cast on a star lit sky All these things I have seen And even farther have I been I am become I am I The Darkness waits. and my dream-dark master calls me to him. was and ever shall be Are in one spirit. Ia! Io! Mine eyes are rent by glorious destruction! .the veil parts. I do not dare To utter your cursed name.The night things are called forth The time draws nigh To ﬁnd out what a man's soul is worth In these trying times Death calls and a new journey am I become An empty shell is left under the lonely sun All that is. I soon will meet the Watcher standing there At the Abyssal Gates. I pay my toll In blood-red gold -.
. ye way they fell down and how Shall Come back . or ye narration of ye Horrors that Once Came to Earth.. . for they caused unprepared Readers to seek their peace within uncanny madness. unaware of the oceans of maddening absurdities surrounding this small world. Such a man lives on a small island of ignorance.ook of ye Old Ones e Brood of the Dark Stars will be revealed to the reader. f Ye Old Ones and their Spawn. Here are tales of ancient history. Peaceful is the ignorant man whose vision of Earth is bounded by hills and the seas behind. stories known only by a few.
They have walked amidst the stars and They have walked the Earth. and Their children endureth throughout the ages. the Ghasts who dwelleth in Zin's primordial vaults know Them as their Lords. Wantonly the Old Ones trod the ways of darkness and Their blasphemies were great upon the Earth. From the dark stars They came ere man was born. the Old Ones are and the Old Ones shall be. Ye shantaks of Leng are the work of Their hands. till seas gave up the land. the shaggoths Their slaves. Great Cthulhu is Their brother. Beneath the oceans They brooded while ages past. and upon high places the temples of Those whome nature owns not and the Gods have cursed. The Dholes do homage unto Them in the nighted vale of Pnoth and Gugs sing Their praises beneath the peaks of ancient Throk. . And the Elder Lords opened Their eyes and beheld the abominations of Those that ravaged the Earth. They have fathered the Na-Hag and the Gaunts that ride the Night. Leng in the Cold Waste has seen Their passing. In Their wrath They set their hand against the Old Ones. the timeless citadel upon the cloud-vieled heights of unknown Kadath beareth Their mark. whereupon They swarmed forth in Their multitudes and darkness ruled the Earth.f Ye Old Ones and their Spawn he Old Ones were. And the Elder Lords set Their seal upon the Gateway and the power of the Old Ones prevailest not against its might. And the spawn of the Old Ones covered the Earth. unseen and loathsome They descended to primal earth. The City of Irem in the great desert has known Them. all creation bowed beneath Their might and knew Them for Their wickedness. At the frozen Poles They raised mighty cities. staying Them in the midst of Their iniquity and casting Them forth from the Earth to the Void beyond the planes where chaos reigns and form abideth not.
man's day shall pass. . Outside Earth's plane They linger and ever awaite the time of Their return. the tuneless piping of hideous ﬂutes and the ceaseless bellowing of blind idiot gods that shamble and gesture aimlessly for ever. and They shall rule where They once ruled. Beyond the Gate dwell now the Old Ones. for Yogsothoth is the Gate through which Those of the Void will re-enter. Ye Old Ones and Ancient Times will reveal ye Reader more about ye origins of Ye Old Ones and Their Foretold Future. And the Old Ones hold foul and formless Azathoth for Their Master abd Abide with Him in the black cavern at the centre of all inﬁnity. After day cometh night. for all time is one unto Him. He knowest where the Old Ones came forth in time along long past and where They shall come forth again when the cycle returneth. As foulness you shall know them and Their accursedness shall stain the Earth. And They bound his venomous claws with potent spells and sealed him up within the City of R'lyeh wherein beneath the waves he shall sleep death's dream until the end of the Aeon.Loathsome Cthulhu rose then from the deeps and raged with exceeding great fury against the Earth Guardians. Yog-sothoth knowest the mazes of of time. for the Earth has known Them and shall know Them in time yet to come. The soul of Azathoth dwelleth in Yog-sothoth and He shall beckon unto the Old Ones when the stars mark the time of Their coming. where he gnaws ravenously in ultimate chaos amid the mad beating of hidden drums. not in the spaces known unto men but in the angles betwixt them.
Ye Old Ones came to Earth. Long before Their arrival. For ye demise of ye Old Ones is for long gone.ook of ye Old Ones Ye Old Ones and Ancient Times his is ye story of Ye Coming-Down of ye Old Ones to Earth. . They wait.by essence. This is a story of ancient times. Y'golonac sleeps. Their logic is twisted. sealed in forgotten places. but they did not bring Life there. for Ubbo-Sathla is ye source and ye end. ye Old Ones are not ruled by human motives. and mysterious are their ways. where they dream for ye time when ye Stars will be right again. Yet ye Old Ones are not gone. driven out of his dream by ye summonning of those who seek evil. This vision shall not fool ye Reader . Ye Old Ones came to Earth. how they left Ye Gates where They were waiting and ye horrors and wonders they left on their path. Some wise scholars tried to explain their demise by odd correspondances with earthly elements. Ubbo-Sathla dwelt in ye steaming fens of ye new made Earth. long before Mankind. some say They created Mankind as slaves for their wicked hunger. Beyond ye subterranean Wall.
. brought down ye Shining Trapezohedron from dark Yuggoth on ye Rim. wherein whose gloomy depths He lingered for innumerable cycles. it is written in ye Book of Eibon that ye ﬁrst who came hither was ye black thing. not all came down to this Earth. Likewise. whereupon He begat ye dread Aphoom Zhah. whereby was He worshipped. he descended to this Earth and dwelleth yet in his frozen realm. but as for Aphoom Zhah. and of His advent upon this planet. whereupon had it been fashioned with curious art in ye days ere Earth had yet brought forth its ﬁrst life. and Shub-Niggurath from nightmare. son of Yig. and Cthugha abideth yet on Fomalhaut.rumored Yaddith. that when ye Great Old Ones came down from ye stars in ye misty prime They brought ye image and likeness of Their Brethern with Them. as Eibon saith. and all they that serve Her. and it was His sons who descended hither in His place. even Tsathoggua. that awful thing that be brother to black Tsathoggua. that ye Great Old Ones summoned to Their aid ye might of ye Crawling Chaos in ye hour of Their great need. it was ye Outer Ones that serve Hastur ye Unspeakable. Likewise. for Him Who Is Not To Be Named lurks ever on that dark world near Aldebaran in ye Hyades. ﬁrst by ye shadowy Valusians before ye advent of man on this planet. Not through ye starry spaces came Tsathoggua. And after this it was ye Great Cthulhu came hither next. and yet later by ye dwellers in primal Mu. before emerging into ye upper world. that is ye very talisman of dread Nyarlathotep. what time ye Elder Gods came hither in Their wrath. who came hence from dim Cykranosh not long after ye creation of life on this planet. He descende upon dying Mars in His might. and all His spawn from distant Xoth. Now it is also written of those of ye Begotten of Azathoth who abide not within ye secret places of ye Earth. which world He chose for His dominion. But of ye Great Old Ones begotten by Azathoth in ye prime. And terrible Vulthoom. In this wise. even ye Little People of ye Wood. and ye Deep Ones and ye loathsome Yuggs who be Their minions. and ye Fire-Vampires that serve Him. Cthugha chose for His abode ye star Fomalhaut. And it was through ye Shining Trapezohedron.f Ye Coming-Down of ye Old Ones f ye coming-down of ye Great Old Ones from ye stars. it was ye Deep Ones who carried to this world ye awful likeness of serpentbearded Byatis. but by ye dimensions that lie between them. the place thereof was ye unlitten and subterraneous gulf of N'kai.
Now of these star-made eidolons. little there is that is known to men. and that ye sorcerers and ye wizards of this Terrene sphere are not deemed worthy by ye Great Old Ones to be instructed in ye secrets thereof. you be not consumed and swallowed up. in the fullness of time. for such eidolons be uncanny. when that They must summon to Their side those of Their awesome Brethren who had taken far worlds for ye place of Their abiding. and had brought hither these images for this very purpose.For ye Great Old Ones had forseen ye day and ye hour of Their need. and many there be that sought ye destruction thereof. forbidden books an awesome power lurks within such images. but of this ye must be wary. but against such images from beyond ye stars ye Elder Sign hath very great power. and betimes are known to drink ye lives of they that handle them unwisely. and that utterly. who found their own destruction. as They were when that it came to pass. Those that dwell afar can sometimes be evoked and summoned hither. or be yourself destroyed thereby. and that through them. even unto your immortal soul. And there be those that worship ye Great Old Ones through their image and likeness. . as through strange windows in time and space. although ye must beware lest in ye conﬂict betwixt That which you evoke to destroy ye likeness of That which slumbereth afar. But it is whispered in certain old. it is said they were wrought by strange talimanic art. Neither is it wholly within ye knowledge of men to destroy such images. ye Elder Gods descended on this world in Their wrath. or who seek through such images to summon to this sphere Those far off and better left undisturbed.
bow ye and pray at His passing.e Voice of Hastur ear ye the Voice of dread Hastur. He whose ceaseless roaring ever ﬁlls the timeless skies of hidden Leng. hear the mournful sigh of the vortex. His might teareth the forest and crusheth the city. but none shall know the hand that smiteth and the soul that destroys.the mad rushing of the Ultimate Wind that Swirls darkly amongst the silent stars. Hear then His Voice in the dark hours. . answer His call with thine own. Hear ye Him that howls serpent-fanged amid the bowels of nether earth. but speak not His name aloud. His form to men unknown. for faceless and foul walketh the Accursed One.
Who shall know the mystery of Nyarlathotep? for He is the mask and will of Those that were when time was not. the Dweller in Air and hath many faces that none shall recall. Silent and lean and cryptically proud. and They clothed Him with Chaos that His form might be ever hidden amidst the stars. (1) . Gods dread His call. yet who knoweth His form? And at the last from inner Egypt came The strange dark One to whom the fellah bowed . He is the priest of the Ether. And wrapped in fabrics red as sunset ﬂame. The waves freeze before Him. In men's dreams He whispers.oncerning Nyarlathotep hear the Crawling Chaos that calls beyond the stars And They created Nyarlathotep for Their messenger.
For there is this about those images of the Great Old Ones brought down from the stars when all the Earth was young. He feasts upon those who stray to him. the god of forgetfulness. and they that worship the Great Old Ones and who serve them on this plane may communicate with their Masters through such ideals. . called by obeisances made to his image which was brought by the Deep Ones to Earth. and it is told that those who look upon his eyes will be forced to walk into his clutches. the serpent-bearded.e Serpent Beared Byatis yatis. His gaze brings darkness on the mind. but a fate darkling and terrible beyond belief is reserved for they who unwittingly possess such idols from Beyond. and their dreams are made hideous with nightmare glimpses of the Ultimate Pit. He may be called by the touching of his image by a living being.son of Yig. came with the Great Old Ones from the stars. for them the Old Ones drain vitality through this psychic link. and so grows vaster. and from those upon whom he feasts he draws a part of their vitality. that a psychic link connects such as Byatis or Han to their images.
f The Old Ones and the Gates oncerning the Old Ones. they wait ever at the Gate. seperated. namely in Irem. leaving the Great Old Ones in possession of the Earth. and the Shantaks which guard Kadath in the Cold Waste and the Plateau of Leng. and the Gugs. even as the Dhols. and the Tcho-Tcho people. for They know nothing of time or place but are in all time and in all place together without appearing to be. and the Gaunts of the Night and the Shoggoths and the Voormis. but the ﬁrst. and there are those amongst Them which can assume diverse Shapes and Features and any given Shape and any given Face and the Gates are for Them everywhere. and both with the Elder Gods. they shall cause there a Gate to be established and shall wait upon Them Who Come through the Gate. it is written. but the Great Race of Yith and the Great Old Ones failing to agree. one with another. but wherever men sayeth the forbidden Words. and the Deep Ones. while the Great Race. the City of Pillars. and there wait till there shall come again the winds and the Voices which drove Them forth before and That which Walketh on the Winds over the Earth and in the spaces that are among the Stars forever. was that which I caused to be opened. returning from Yith took up Their Abode forward in Time in Earth-Land not yet known to those who walk the Earth today. the City under the Desert. and the Gate is all places at all times. and the Abominable Mi-Go. . All are alike the Children of the Elder Gods.
. spawning the gray.. shall be ennobled. as there are those who shall learn how to break them. the unbegotten beginning from whom came those who dared set themselves against the Elder Gods who ruled from Betelgueze. and the Little People. Ubbo-Sathla dwelt in the steaming fens of the new. the TchoTcho. and Tsathoggua shall come from N'kai. formless efts of the prime and the grisly prototypes of terrene life. the red eye of the bull.. the Great Old Ones led by the blind idiot god. and the Elder Gods sleep.Sothoth. For Ubbo-Sathla is the source and the end. for the time draws near. to whom rightfully belong Earth and the entire universe of which it is a part.made Earth: a mass without head or members.Sothoth or Cthulhu from the stars. Azathoth.. satyrs. Before the coming of Tsathoggua or Yog.. it is told. who is All-in-One and One-in-All.. and they shall spawn in turn and shall take dominion over all wood nymphs. They wait by the gates.oncerning Ubbo-Sathla bbo-Sathla is the source. Great Cthulhu shall rise from R'lyeh. those who warred upon the Elder Gods. and upon whom are no strictures of time or space. Lloigor. . dreaming.. Hastur the Unspeakable shall return from the dark star which is in the Hyades near Aldebaran. and those who serve them. the hour is soon at hand.And all earthly life. and Yog.. Cthugha shall encompass his dominion from Fomalhaut. . as already they know how to command the servants of those who wait beyond the door from Outside. Nyarlathotep the messenger of the Ancient Ones shall howl forever in the darkness where he abideth. Shub-Niggurath shall spawn his thousand young. and there are those who know the spells put upon the Great Old Ones by the Elder Gods. and whose agents are 'Umr At-Tawil and the Ancient Ones. and Ithaqua shall ride the spaces among the stars. who dream forever of that time when once again they shall rule. Zhar. shall go back at last through the great circle of time to Ubbo-Sathla.
ﬁre and water: for example. while Zoth-Ommog lay chained beneath ye ocean off ye "Island of ye Sacred Stone Cities. Hastur. ye chief divinity. These beings were identiﬁed with ye famous Abominable Mi-Go. named Cthugha. Indeed it was ye very son of Him whom Dagon and ye Deep Ones served. one of ye 3 sons of Cthulhu who had been mighty gods in elder Mu before ye cataclysm destroyed that shadow. air. rival pantheon called ye Elder Gods. led by Father Dagon and Mother Hydra." whose leader Fthaggua. was served by ye Outer Ones. a Muvian province." and they were not even remotely human-like.haunted and primal continent in prehistoric times. dwelt on a world called Ktynga." . ye minions of Cthulhu were called ye Deep Ones. who either banished them to distant stars (as Cthugha to Fomalhaut and Hastur to Aldebaran). being more demons than gods. These Old Ones having warred against and been defeated by a superior. ye Dweller in ye Deeps. octopus-headed monstrosity named Cthulhu. and ye minions of Cthugha were ye so-called "FlameCreatures. was an air-elemental (and costantly at odds with Cthulhu). They had some innate correspondences to ye four elements of earth. his half-brother. These beings were essentially malign and had ruled man through fear. The wizards of ye sea-god cult called him Zoth-Ommog. another. or imprisoned them at various places upon ye Earth.f ye Old Ones and Elements agon was referred to as "Leader of ye Deep Ones". but he was not ye primary Water -Being worshiped. These were known as ye Great Old Ones. and so on. For example. and his second son. Hastur. was a sea-elemental. and subservient to them was a second group of minor entities called ye Lesser Old Ones. comprised of beings who served ye Great Old Ones as leaders of their minions or servants. was a ﬁre-elemental. was imprisoned in a chasm in Yhe. while ye great air-elemental. ye most common term for them was "ye Old Ones. his son Ghatanothoa they sealed within ye mountain on Mu. Ythogtha. a winged. Early man had worshiped a pantheon of divinities that had come down from ye stars when ye Earth was young. under their leader N'gha-Kthun. Cthulhu himself they locked away in a sunken stone city called R'lyeh beneath ye Paciﬁc.
Thus ye materials relating to Cthulhu and his sons is sometimes called ye Xothic Legend-Cycle. beneath ancient Hyperborea." in ye aeons before his descent to this planet. .Cthulhu had fathered 3 godlings on a female entity named Idhyaa. who dwelt on or near ye "dim green double star. they were reduced to idiocy by ye Elder Gods. while Ubbo-Sathla they conﬁned forever at ye subterranean place referred to only as "gray-litten Y'qaa. As for ye twin leaders of this rebellion. Azathoth ye Demon-Sultan and Ubbo-Sathla. who thrust Azathoth beyond ye physical universe into primal Chaos from which he can never return. the Unbegotten Source. Xoth.
f Y'golonac ven the minions of Cthulhu dare not speak of Y'golonac. Beyond a gulf in the subterranean night a passage leads beyond the wall where rises Y'golonac to be served by the tattered eyeless ﬁgures of the dark. Shub-Niggurath strides forth to smash the moon-lens. Long has he slept beyond the wall. and so may Y'golonac return to walk among men and await that time when the earth is cleared off and Cthulhu rises from his tomb among the weeds. . Glaaki thrusts open the crystal trapdoor.Gho in eldritch Mu. as it will be shown to the Reader. the brood of Eihort are born into daylight. Ghatanothoa emerges from his crypt beneath the mountaintop fortress of Yaddith. and those which crawl over the bricks scuttle across his body never knowing it to be Y'golonac. For those who read of evil and search for its form within their minds call forth evil. and Zoth-Ommog ascends from the ocean deeps..... but when his name is spoken or read he comes forth to be worshipped or to feed and take on the shape and soul of those he feeds upon. Aphoom Zhah rises from the bowels of Yarak at the ultimate and boreal pole. This is not a vain prophecy. for ye Legacy of Ye Old Ones is so very real. yet the time will come when Y'golonac strides forth from the lonliness of aeons to walk once more among men . Daoloth tears away illusion to expose the reality concealed behind. Ia! Nyarlathotep! By their very images shall ye conjure them. Byatis bursts forth from his prison.
. They feed on human dreams. The Reader who wants to become Traveller shall prepare himself long ago for a journey into such places. for That is Not Dead.ook of ye Old Ones Ye Legacy of Ye Old Ones nly then They shall return. Ye Old Ones dream and wait. and Their dreams feed human nightmares. taking the weave of dream from most people and giving only to a few. which can Eternal Lie. Yet Earth is still stained by Their presence. Deep within the nethermost caverns. like the one of Cyaegha Who Did Not Know It Existed.. Ye Worm That Gnaws grows and feeds.. or the Dream-Witch Yidhra. Even Death may Die. places or legends long forgotten. Hence They shall never be forgotten. yet with Strange AEons. only by a few. doomed chosen Ones who are taught about Ancient Times. Ye Old Ones dream and wait.
and maybe It died each time and was reborn. and It heard with ears that were not ears. or other names which they thought was Its. Through the aeons some of Its alien dreams touched men and drove them gibbering mad. Then there came sights of millenia of blue ice and then of ﬁre-spitting volcanoes. still waiting to be opened. so It went back to death and slumber. and It knew It had a name. Sometimes during those scarce moments when It was allowed to think. if evil would have had a rational meaning to Itys existence. and it all seemed so utterly stupid and unimportant to Cyaegha that it revolted It. it was just something which went by unnoticed. utterly unimportant to something such as Cyaegha. Rather Cyaegha was something beyond the man-made laws of good and evil. where nothing is something. It couldn't be touched in Its somewhere place which was nowhere. but neither could It touch other things. Of course they too were considered as insane. or used them unconsciously in weird stories. trapped in Its maybe self. and the dark is yet clearer than light. Time had no real meaning either. knowing that the world would never accept such an utterly alien reality. Its whole consciousness became that hate. as those who really had been driven mad by Its dreams. Then It tried to think of Itself.oncerning Cyaegha here the dark is blacker than black and a color of its own. if It could die at all. it was. which It didn't know either. which it hadn't. It thought at those times when it was able to think at all. and tried to interpret then consciously in essays. It could be called evil. But Its shape was not real and . Some were more strongly protected and just felt the outer touches of Its dreams. which was Cyaegha. It just was. It tried to remember more than Its name. warts on the face of Earth. as only something can hate which is beyond good and evil. a natural force. or a storm. something to which no artiﬁcial laws apply. carved on limestone tablets. which told It nothing about Itself except that It did exist. Silently It hated. those short periods of consciousness between eternally seeming periods of what could only be sleep or nonexistence. because It didn't know if the sleep-death periods were or weren't created by Itself. None had the knowledge and the possibilities to search for other clues. or maybe allowed Itself to think. Some authors wrote them down as stories. And at those times when It was awake. Because Its name had already been written down long ago. or just plain death. and Its shape had been painted on the walls of subterreanian caves.made prison and only by Its mind in contact with the outer reality. It hated. fully awake. and It thought with Its whole being because It didn't possess such primitive organs as brains either. It saw with eyes that were no eyes. because that was the only thing It could do. It had always been there. or a natural happening like a wood-ﬁre or a tornado.
and yet so different. and still later on parchments. the White Dark which is more red than the Fire. and still others cursed It in many languages. . In hiding. Who keep and guard Him in His Darkness. Hating. They have the hind legs of a frog. And when some dared to print Its name. Some prayed to It. Their faces consist mainly of bulging eyes and an oversized mouth with two forked tongues. as ancient as Itself and as hidden as Itself..as Itself? Waiting. It didn't hate then more or less for what they did. or chained. and the forelegs of a man. transparent.always waiting. and interpreted Its dreams. beating hearts torn out of the bleeding chests of sacriﬁcial victims.. offering It still warm. And sometimes Cyaegha dreamed too. They moves crablike. and later they wrote about It with trembling ﬁngers on ancient scrolls. and all were burned when they were discovered. the writers and printers were burned together with their books. And the Dark That Waits has 5 who guard the temple and the Dark. dreamed of the others.constantly changed. They are The Black Light. and pushing with the force of their hind legs. and the Green Moon. the White Fire which is Blacker than Night. by aeons of nameless terror.and they are called Vaeyen. with pulsating innards covered only by a thin layer of leathery skin. It hated then all with Its whole being. but It couldn't care less. giving themselves direction by muscular movements of their bellies.. some always stayed sane or at least partly. All four of each one's forelegs are raised mantislike. The Nagaäe that serve Cyaegha are earth creatures with toadlike bodies. And It wondered where they were. just like Itself.always hating. the Winged Woman. But some always survived.. crawling on their lumpy bellies.
and thereafter fathers died. but only such visions as she . yet Where Yidhra walks the hills do not forget. the prototypes of all the gods of man. escaped birth. and to live forever without birth. life unchanging. Of all living things only She escaped death. for all living things must change as the trees of the north must shed their leaves to live in winter and put them on to live in spring. and from their seed to change Herself . she devoured the bear and learned to cloth herself in fur against the creeping ice of the north. the mad and monstrous thing which haunted this region of space before the solar system was formed and haunts it still. and to be as all mortal things as She willed. who was born of and with the life of Earth and who through the aeons intertwines endlessly with all Earthly life-forms. life became mortal and mutable. But at last death came. That source is sometimes called Mlandoth. And is not fabled "Ymnar. sons were born. And therefore She learned to devour the mortal and mutable creatures. for she partakes of all foul creatures as well as fair. and it is further clear that the most ancient gods all proceed from the one source. the dark stalker and seducer of all Earthly intelligence. t is clear that the most ancient gods. without death. an organ created in the image of Earthly life and consciousness to corrupt that life and lead it to its own destruction? And does not even great Yidhra. But whether Mlandoth is a place. But She could not escape change. but this is because they see not her true form. is but a local eddy of the vastness that is Mlandoth. life without birth. and for untold ages there was life without death. The ruthless years assail the ancient memory of her presence. and never was the son exactly as the father. A thousand wet Octobers scour her footprints. birth came. and the slime became the worm and the worm the serpent. Yet no shape can she take which is truly fair. To her followers she appears in many fair and comely forms. teach reverence for Mlandoth? Before death was born. or an inconceivable maelstrom of unknown forces and properties outside the perceptible cosmos is not known surely. indeed can Yidhra take any shape known to living things. were known and worshipped before men existed." merely the arm of Ngyr-Khorath. the serpent became the yeti of the mountain forests and the yeti became man.idhra A hundred April winds disperse her fragrance. Certainaly Ngyr-Khorath. She was born. and all gods are but varied manifestations and extensions of the One. Yidhra devoured the octopus and learned to put forth a tentacle. or a conscious entity.
Yidhra. Yidhra. combining bodily with her diverse followers. For as the adepts can send their thoughts and visions to one another over great distances so can Yidhra send her thoughts to men and cause them to see only what she wills. Mother. who must have the seed of all things. Yidhra. Indeed it is by sending her thoughts that Yidhra remains in one soul. teaching strange tongues of the elder world. making the hills and the meadows green. . of men in strange places who worship her. Lover. Mother. the Hierophant. sending her followers forth to seek new blood for her endless change. Goddess. . yet her consciousness is a vast unity. the Lover. Lover. needing the seed of her followers. infused with the seed of the past and changed to forms not of past nor of present. devouring the errant and hostile ones. Lover. Mother. the icy wastes of the north. hidden in the jungles of the south. who hides men forever. . the Shrouder.the Goddess. Yidhra. Dream-Witch. the Life-Giver. . teaching her followers mysteries. and the deserts beyoun the western sea. the Restless One. Shrouder. the Dream-Witch. craving new lovers outside the blood of her worshipers lest she and her spawn and her followers shrivel and wither in living death. The Mad Lama of Prithom-Yang has written: Yidhra. Life-Giver. bringing long life to her followers. Yidhra. of Xothra who sleeps in the Earth and wakes to devour Goddess. Dream-Witch. whose consorts are changed. Bountiful. giving the centuries endlessly to her children and lovers and worshipers. ruling her avatar races. wreathing the faithless in shadow. hiding her shape in illusion. Bountiful.wills them to see. Restless One. of children of past and of present. Hierophant. Thus it is that though her temples are many. Restless One. Yidhra. whose children remember all things of their fathers long dead. Lonely One. Yidhra. of vulturine Y'hath of the sky. she waits by all. Yidhra. for in body she is many. the Mother. Shrouder. needing the life of the Earth. Goddess. needing the sons of new fathers. clouding the minds of her followers. craving the life of all things. guarding the ﬂocks and the harvest. of all things that were. the Lonely One. cloaking her shape in strange beauty. bringing forth spawn of the past. Yidhra. who must have the seed of change or die. showing the way to the desert springs. the Bountiful.
and happy ye town at night whose wizards are all ashes. Cursed ye ground where dead thoughts live new and oddly bodied.f ye Worm that Gnaws e nethermost caverns are not for ye fathoming of eyes that see. and ye dull scavengers of earth wax crafty to vex it and swell monstrous to plague it. till out of curruption horrid life springs. and evil ye mind that is held by no head. but fats and instructs ye very worm that gnaws. that happy is ye tomb where no wizard hath lain. Wisely did Ibn Schacabao say. . For it is of old rumour that the soul of ye devil-bought hastes not from his charnal clay. for their marvels are strange and terriﬁc. Great holes secretly are digged where earth's pores ought to sufﬁce. and things have learnt to walk that ought to crawl.
for they are most often located beyond ye walls of Time and Space. where ye Old Ones came from and where They shall return one day. and even fewer are those who came back from ye journey with enough sanity left to tell about them. and ye hidden cities where Ye Old Ones wait and dream. Dreams are yet ye easiest way to visit these cities and ye lands around them. for ye Traveller may reach them with human ways. for they were created by mankind dreams in a strange realm. through gates and doors. Some still remain. f Earthly places... Earthly Places will be described ﬁrst. Then will be shown Outer Places. .ook of Places e Reader willing to start a journey in ye places described in this book shall be prepared to be revealed ye mysteries of unearthly places. of others nothing is left than whispered legends of doom and destruction. More peculiar are ye last places shown in this book. Few are ye ones who could visit such places. Skilled Travellers may go there physically. These are not possible to see without ye help of an Old One or one of Their Followers.
raised by Ye Old Ones or destroyed by Them. His son Ghatanothoa lays within ye mountain of Mu. Servents and minions still lurk in ye dark corners of titanic streets. . ye Traveller shall be prepared to face ye Ones who still worship Them in ye Dark. With much wisdom and mastery of the Art of Arcanes. from where they could watch ye Stars They Came From. Hidden as well in ye furnace of a burning desert lies Irem Of Thousand Pillars.. Cthulhu is locked away in a sunken stone city called R'lyeh beneath ye Eastern Ocean. These are not empty places however. dressed like a jewel behind a wall of sand.ook of Places Of Earthly places e Old Ones came. Others are places where one of Them has been banished and is waiting. and they built their own places. ye source and ye end lay conﬁned forever at ye subterranean place referred to only as "gray-litten Y'qaa. His second son. shiny domes and crystal windows. In addition to ye dangers of such journey. Ythogtha. they were built to ye image of their Makers : huge alleys where They can Walk on Winds. ye Traveller may ﬁnd there artefacts and allies to start an even more dangerous journey . Leng in Ye Cold Waste is one of those cities. Zoth-Ommog lay chained beneath ye ocean off ye "Island of ye Sacred Stone Cities. where ye Old Ones came from and where some are still dreaming. was imprisoned in a chasm in Yhe. countless pillars and towers rising to ye skies like ﬁlthy claws. close to ye lost continent of Mu. beneath ancient Hyperborea. the very path of ye Outer Places.. a Muvian province. Made of black obsidian and ever strong basalt." Ubbo-Sathla. dreaming of ye Times when they shall rule again. Most of them were Cyclopean cities. hidden halfway between this world and ye realms of Dreams in ye northernmost lands of Earth.
for he that beholds Their mitred-heads shall know the claws of doom. . by the howling of ye Na-hag who brood in nighted caverns and haunt men's dreams with strange madness. beware. But beware O Man. wherein is he who wears the Yellow Mask and dwelleth all alone. Know ye time-shunned Leng by the ever-burning evil-ﬁres and ye foul screeching of the scaly Shantak birds which ride the upper air. of Those who tread in Darkness the ramparts of Kadath.f Leng in Ye Cold Waste ho seeketh Northwards beyond the twilight land of Inquanok shall ﬁnd amidst the frozen waste the dark and mighty plateau of thrice-forbidden Leng. and by the grey stone temple beneath the Night Gaunts lair.
Irem of the Pillars. the great city. and is not this great desert." crimson. Alas for the earth has swallowed up the City of Pillars. Towers rising high.? Cannot a Muqarribun interact with its unseen denizens in the Crimson Desert? ." mad and possessed of the Jinn. many levels of reality. this empty quarter connected to the void. And I have seen the fabulous many pillars of Irem and I have been called "majnun. Many have called it a town of great wickedness. I have spent ten years in the heart of the "Roba al Khaliyeh. releasing them to the knowing For there are many levels of existence for Irem. the great octagonal fort.f Irem Of Thousand Pillars rem Zhat al Imad. some by the tribe of Ad. but Irem was here before men and though swallowed she will protect her secrets from the profane. no more do the caravans of frankincense pass by." the empty space. alas no more! And there were places here of hidden knowledge and of power. So Irem of the Old Ones still exists in some form. the great southern desert colored "Dahma. Some say it was built by giants. Many are the strange and unbelievable marvels that may be seen there. but do they dare comprehend the fabulous? Irem was an earthly paradise to the initiated.
. of all other places R'lyeh shall be ye ﬁrst to rise to Earth and release legions of ye brood of Cthulhu. R'lyeh may be ye most infamous. Once ye proud city of Cthulhu and His Servants. sunken away into deep and dark waters southern of long forgotten Mu. Phn'glui M'gl wna'f.f R'leyh Ye Deep f all places where Ye Old Ones lay dreaming. R'lyeh lays now underneath the weeds. Cthulhu R'lyeh Wgha Nagl Ftaghn" . in his lost city of R'lyeh. Cthulhu waits and dreams. It is said that when comes ye Times when ye Stars are right. Until then..
not all came on Earth. circa 738 A. it is possible. Tsathoggua was ye ﬁrst. Hastur ye Unspeakable left dark Yuggoth to stain the soil of Earth in its prime. Ye Demon-Sultan Azathoth. To visit such places. for Ye Old Ones or Their Minions may feel your gaze and track you down unmercifully. Him Who Is Not To Be Named. Fthaggua. Ye Lands of Dreams . Either madness or Death is the toll for such a journey. to open Windows or Gates though which one may look upon Ye Dark Stars. as ye following chapters will show. Of ye Old Ones. Cthugha chose for His abode ye star Fomalhaut. for ye Old Ones came from ye Dark Stars. Some call that holly place. ye Traveller shall be patient.] Ye reader must be aware that The Old Ones are not the only makers of cyclopean cities. Ye ritual has a risk though. with His Spawns. It is probable one of these "Watchers" ﬁnally found him. His brother Vulthoom descended upon dying Mars.D. ye Deep Ones and ye Goddess-Bitch Shub-Niggurath followed them soon after from nightmare-rumored Yaddith. lurks ever on that dark world near Aldebaran in ye Hyades. Only a few chosen are allowed to travel through time and space and see by themselves ye very places where They were born. He is said by Ebn Khallikan (12th century biographer) to have been siezed by an invisible monster in broad daylight and devoured horribly before a large number of fright-frozen witnesses. However. beyond the Silver Key Door. a place even Ancient Gods chose to rest peacefully. dwelt on a world called Ktynga.ook of Places Of Outer Places n Outer Space most of these places are. [Translator's note : Abdul Al-Hazred died in Damascus. he came from dim Cykranosh not long after ye creation of life on this planet. Mankind unexpectedly created the most beautiful countries. Of his ﬁnal death or disappearance many terrible and conﬂicting things are told. Great Cthulhu came hither next from distant dim green double star Xoth. Likewise.
waxed huge and strong beyond belief. we drift to Kythamil or Kath. And the walls give way. bizarre.. and I sink submerged into another mind. to Zaoth and Ktynga. My nine claws trace inexplicable hieroglyphs acid-etched in perdurable metal.. which gnaweth ever the foundations of the world. Mother.. we mages seek and search the pentacle. return from Yarnak and from ill-rumored Ymar. amidst the teeming warren of a nightmare realm where insect. we gather to the meeting-place of minds. They . Mother. remotest Phenoth beyond space itself.Visions of Yaddith ach night the dream comes. and search on. Even should we migrate to a world remote from this. an alien form which toils in metal chambers cold. ever the same dark dream! Perched on the giddy brink of vertiginous chasms. unwholesome Dholes we never shall escape or long elude! Our far-ﬂed brethren. I ponder cantrips to hold at bay the bleached and viscous swine-snouted worms. They thrust and lurch against the walls of thought-projected force that held at bay for aeons interminable the Doom of Yaddith. Through odd. They voyaged far to Vhoorl in the remotest nebulae. empty of hand... the snouted worms can track us through our dreams which call like beacons through the eldritch dark. under the burning suns. Untiringly..angled apertures pour diverse solar colors in ﬁve distinct luminosities. Through labyrinthine streets. Now are their black and fetid nests below no longer large enough to any more contain such prodigious progeny. The ground shakes. The fungoid intelligences of Nzoorl repulse our entreaties. We ignore it. And once again we ﬂoat to dimmest Xoth. Nor can our cantrips any more sufﬁce to hold at bay the loathed. For lack of these must the Nug-Soth perish in the foundering of intricate metal cities? Alas.mages strive to pen below some monstrous peril scarcely glimpsed or named.inscribed plates and scrolls fetched hither from far worlds and fabulous. There the Arch-Ancient One exhorts of us redoubled labors holding strong the force which walls away the squirming burrow-spawn. Sheathed in bent light.. but without ﬁnding that for which we seek. the Mother remains indifferent as to which of the races of her minions triumph! For ages and ages beyond all reckoning have the great Dhole-things lurked beneath. On Nython and Mthura. O.. and. at last. elaborate metallic structures tremble and sway to subterranean tremors from beneath. and trans-galactic Stronti. where rules the Crawling Chaos. Crouched on my prism. But in vain. in noisome burrows where they fed and grew. and terrible Shaggai. my brethren barter for more potent ensorcellments.
the runes to keep the gruesome worm-things pent. For City Three is fallen. and little hope have we to long survive. Inscrutable. Ever we toil on under the ﬁve-hued light. For few remain to hold the Dhole-swarm back. the thought-waves bring to us a tale of doom for City Three is fallen. The metal pavement quavers underfoot. ( From Lin Carter's notes posthumously published as "Visions from Yaddith" and often quoted as a work of Ariel Prescott in the Mythos ) . Under the shuddering aurorae of the north. as night falls over Yaddith at the end. the broken towers totter toward collapse. No more are the departure-stages thronged. ever more potent runes. nor mages ponder tomes of elder lore. No more the larvae in the breeding-pits shall mewl and slither. The awful doom of Yaddith we evade will soon be snufﬂing at our heels again -. fallen.The snouted worms can track us through our dreams. From world to world our brother-mages went for stronger spells. knowing at last there is not any hope. they learned a fearful lore: the spells arcane for which we quest were known of old on Yith and Yith is perished untold eons past. fallen. armoured in closed light against the bitter cold and utter blackness that yawns between the stars.. her star-scattered brood.. We hurtle through the frigid gloom of space to Zaoth or Shaggai or Kythamil leaving behind the ruin of a world. and on cold Abbith.. the Nug-Soth no more may stroll the broad metallic esplanade.return fetching not hither that for which they sought -.. I am among the very last to leave. Now in their thousands are the Nug-Soth ﬂed. The Mighty Mother smiles over her ﬂeeing. where the Metal Brains in crystal caverns cogitate long ages by.. where glaciers crawl the meteor strewn waste..
and black lightless N'kai. red-litten Yoth. They have other subtler senses. for it does not exist at all in ye black cosmos outside time and space where they came from originally. The black rivers of pitch that ﬂow under those mysterious cyclopean bridges -. and put no windows in their great houses and temples. At ye proper time. They have been inside ye earth. . This world seemed terrible to them when they ﬁrst explored it in ye primal age -. Ye sun shines there no brighter than a star. ye beings there will direct thought-currents toward us and cause it to be discovered. It is only to us that it would seem so. But that dark world of fungoid gardens and windowless cities isn't really terrible. from whence frightful Tsathoggua came. Light even hurts and hampers and confuses them.long before the epoch of Cthulhu was over. blue-litten K'n-yan. There are mighty cities on Yuggoth -.things built by some elder race extinct and forgotten before ye beings came to Yuggoth from ye ultimate voids --(can drive a mad to madness or ecstacy).oncerning Yuggoth t is a strange dark orb at ye very rim of our solar system -unknown to earthly astronomers as yet. but the beings need no light.. too--and the great worlds of unknown life down there.great tiers of terraced towers built of black stone.
Sarnath. .ook of Places Of Ye Dream Lands About Mnar. Kadath Ye Unknown.
both of waking and of dream. who built Thraa. But with their marveling was mixed hate. But not much is written of these beings. and were without voice. and man is young. unless it was because ye land of Mnar is very still.f Ye Land of Mnar and ye Doom That Came to Sarnath here is in ye land of Mnar a vast still lake that is fed by no stream. for those sculptures lingered so late in ye world. and Kadatheron on ye winding river Ai. they and ye vast still lake and gray stone city of Ib. before which they danced horribly when ye moon was gibbous. and out of which no stream ﬂows. as indeed are most beings of a world yet inchoate and rudely fashioned. However this may be. ye gray stone city of Ib. another city stood beside ye lake. and thereafter kindled ﬂames on many ceremonial occasions. Not far from ye gray stone city of Ib did ye wandering tribes lay ye ﬁrst stones of Sarnath. and peopled with beings not pleasing to behold. ye great water-lizard. that they had bulging eyes. It is also written that they descende one night from ye moon in a mist. It is written on ye brick cylinders of Kadatheron that ye beings of Ib were in hue as green as the lake and ye mists that rise above it. After many eons men came to ye land of Mnar. and knows little of ye very ancient living things. dark shepherd folk with their ﬂeecy ﬂocks. Ilarnek. And certain tribes. before ever ye men of Sarnath came to ye land of Mnar. for they thought it not meet that beings of such aspect should walk about ye world of men at dusk. Ten thousand years ago there stood by its shore ye mighty city of Sarnath. It is told that in ye immemorial years when ye world was young. and remote from most lands. that they one day discovered ﬁre. because they lived in very ancient times. ﬂabby lips. even until ye coming men. which was old as ye lake itself. Nor did they like ye strange sculptures upon ye gray monoliths of Ib. . Very odd and ugly were these beings. but Sarnath stands there no more. and at ye beings of Ib they marveled greatly. none can tell. pushed on to ye border of ye lake and built Sarnath at a spot where precious metals were found in ye earth. and curipus ears. it is certain that they worshipped a sea-green stone idol chiseled in ye likeness of Bokrug. pouting. more hardy than ye rest. And it is written in ye papyrus of Ilarnek.
and it was not less because they found ye beings weak. pushing ye queer bodies into ye lake with long spears. at night. since there is naught like them in ye land of Mnar or in ye lands adjacent. Within his banquet-hall reclined Nargis-Hei. and soft as jelly to ye touch of stones and arrows. because they did not wish to touch them. Each year was celebrated in Sarnath ye feast of ye destroying of Ib. was done ye very secret and ancient rite in detestation of Bokrug. On ye ground were halls as vast and splendid as those of ye palaces. so that only priests and old women remembered what Taran-Ish had scrawled upon ye altar. where gathered throngs in worship of Zo-Kalar and Tamash and Lobon. ye water-lizard. as from some fear unspeakable. and ye memory of those beings and of their elder gods. Before ye marble walls on ye appointed night were pitched the pavillions of princes and ye tents of travellers. a terrible thing must have happened. drunken with ancient wine from ye vaults of conquered Pnoth. it sent forth conquering armies to subdue ye neighboring cities. ye water-lizard.As ye men of Sarnath beheld more of ye beings of Ib their hate grew. Lofty and amazing were ye seventeen tower-like temples of Sarnath. marched against Ib and slew all ye inhabitants thereof. save ye seagreen idol chiseled in the likeness of Bokrug. TaranIsh had scrawled upon ye altar of chrysolite with coarse shaky strokes ye sign of DOOM. fashioned of a bright multi-colored stone not known elsewhere. wherein Sarnath prospered exceedingly. and here rested ye altar of chrysolite which bore ye doom-scrawl of TaranIsh. And at the lake. song. and in ye morning ye people found ye idol gone and ye highpriest Taran-Ish lying dead. Great honors were then paid to ye shades of those who had annihilated ye odd ancient beings. for weird lights were seen over ye lake. Ther were eaten many strange . and all ye cities of Mnar and ye lands beyond. Many centuries came and went. So one day ye young warriors. ye slingers and ye spearmen and ye bowmen. ye chief gods of Sarnath. and Kadatheron. As Sarnath waxed mighty and learned and beautiful. And because they did not like ye gray sculptured monoliths of Ib they cast these also into ye lake. Gorgeous beyond thought was ye feast of ye thousandth year of ye destroying of Ib. Thus of ye very ancient city of Ib was nothing spared. the king. and in time there sate upon ye throne in Sarnath ye king of all ye land of Mnar and of many lands adjacent. For a decade had it been talked of in ye land of Mnar. This ye young warriors took back with them as a symbol of conquest over ye old gods and beings of Ib. And ye king would look out over ye lake and curse ye bones of ye dead that lay beneath it. But before he had died. and as a sign of leadership in Mnar. But on ye night after it was set up in ye temple. wondering from ye greatness of ye labor how ever ye stones were brought from afar. were derided by dancers and lutanists crowned with roses from ye royal gardens. whose incense-enveloped shrines were as ye thrones of monarchs. Ilarnek. at which time wine. dancing and merriment of every kind abounded. and as it drew nigh there came to Sarnath on horses and camels and elephants men of Thraa. as they must have been. and surrounded by feasting nobles and hurrying slaves.
bearing in their paws golden platters set with rubies and diamonds and containing uncouth ﬂames. in ye barbarous lands of Zimmeria. now stretched only ye marshy shore of ye vast still lake itself. For on ye faces of this throng was writ a madness born of horror unendurable. Across ye world is ye Sister City. and pearls from wave-washed Mtal dissolved in ye vinegar of Thraa." .delicacies at that feast. hidden in ye earth. and without ye walls beheld strange lights on ye water. pouting. That idol. And where once had risen walls of three hundred cubits and towers yet higher. ﬂabby lips. And it was ye high-priest Gnai-Kah who ﬁrst saw ye shadows that descended from ye gibbous moon into ye lake. and saw that the gray rock Akurion. was susequently worshipped beneath ye gibbous moon throughout ye land of Mnar. Whilst ye king and his nobles feasted within ye palace. And also. "Ib is gone but ye Gods live on. in letters ancient. Ye Deep Ones. was almost submerged. ﬂourish yet and there will Ye Gods ever be worshipped. But half buried in ye rushes was spied a curious green idol. And fear grew vaguely yet swiftly. Thereafter those in ye towers. so that ye princes of Ilarnek and of far Rokol took down and folded their pavilions and departed. but a horde of indescibable green voiceless things with bulging eyes. Then. enshrined in ye high temple at Ilarnek. and on their tongues were words so terrible that no hearer paused for proof. Men whose eyes were wild with fear shrieked aloud of ye sight within ye king's banquethall. ye great Water-Lizard God. and curious ears. nuts and spices from Sydathrian groves. Through all the land of Mnar and ye land adjacent spread ye tales of those who ﬂed from Sarnath. and ye gray rock Akurion which rears high above it near ye shore. DOOM had come to Sarnath. peacocks from ye distant hills of Implan. Lh-yib. things which danced horribly. so that all ye visiting princes and travellers ﬂed away in fright. when ye tide is low. close to ye hour of midnight. can be seen an inscription on ye gray rock Akurion which reads. though they scarce knew ye reason for their departing. where through ye windows were seen no longer ye forms of Nargis-Hei and his nobles and slaves. And by now ye great gray rock Akurion was quite submerged. and ye damnable green mists that arose from ye lake to meet ye moon and to shroud in a sinister haze ye towers and domes of fated Sarnath. even unto ye coming of Cthulhu. and caravans sought that accursed city no more. heels of camels from ye Bnazic desert. There Ye People. all ye bronze gates of Sarnath burst open and emptied forth a frenzied throng that blackened ye plain. which was wont to rear high above it near ye shore. priests held revels in ye tower of the great temple. an exceedingly ancient idol chiseled in ye likeness of Bokrug.
Curse-runes guard the nighted gate carved by forgotten hands. . Earth's Gods revel where Others once walked in mystic timeless halls. twix yesterday.f Kadath Ye Unknown What man knoweth Kadath? For who shall know of that which ever abides in strange-time. nknown amidst ye Cold Waste lieth the mountain of Kadath where upon the hidden summit an Onyx Castle stands. and woe to he that dare pass within those dreadful doors. which some have glimpst in sleeps dim vault through strange and sightless eyes. today and the morrow. dark clouds shroud the mighty peak that gleams 'neath ancient stars where silent brood the titan towers and rear forbidden walls.
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