Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fungi from Yuggoth

For thousands of years the Fungi from Yuggoth have visited Earth, mining rare minerals and performing ghastly experiments on mankind. Early in man's history a group of deranged individuals began to assist the Mi-Go in their projects, serving them in hopes of gaining immortality as disembodied brains. The aliens left their servants tools and instructions to carry on their gruesome work. This harvesting of human tissue continues even now, often labeled as the work of serial killers or under the veil of war crimes. But a few learned men understand the true nature of such atrocities and the Mi-Go move ever closer to their ultimate goal.

Intercepted transmission; MAG-12 LEVEL CLEARANCE ONLY:
 Subject: Adam Sexton age 26
 Suspected Mi-Go operative involved in harvesting operations.
 09/17/04 Sexton was shot 11 times and terminated by local law enforcement agents during an attempt to serve a search warrant at his Kentucky residence. Deep cover MAG-12 agents involved recovered Sexton's surgical instruments and various ancient texts from the scene, artifacts considered to be of yuggothian origin. Sexton's body was autopsied on site, abnormal fibrous tissue was discovered connecting the brain, spinal cord, and disfigured vital organs. Samples were collected and are in route to "51", critical details of incident successfully repressed from media.
 09/18/04 UPDATE:
 Sexton corpse missing,  Agent "David" killed, along with several locals. We are conducting a sweep of the area and expect....
 Transmission terminated abruptly.
 11/23/04 UPDATE:
 Subject Sexton spotted in Seattle, several incidents of "brain surgery murders" reported in that area. Sexton is considered a red level threat and is to be liquidated on sight. Recommend immediate cremation of subject.
Migo Artifact recovered, likely to be some sort of "scalpel" device used in the harvesting of brain tissue by Mi-Go operative. Artifact displays no obvious function and appears to be inert, in keeping with other yuggothian technology it may require a biological power source supplied by the user, this process allows the Mi-go to be fully integrated to their tools and explains the variety in their appearance. The alien devices can integrate with human tissue and function with varying degrees of success but the process is both physically and mentally detrimental to humans.


Monday, June 27, 2011

The Cult of Nyarlathotep

In a hidden chamber beneath the pyramid a great mystery was revealed to me. The priests of Nyarlathotep brought forth the body of a dead man wrapped in a red shroud, they set to work on this corpse with their copper knives, performing certain mutilations to make the vessel suitable for their god.

Then with words older than mankind they called down the soul of Nyarlathotep into this body. The corpse lifted itself from the floor and the priests bowed before it. The blasphemous thing spoke to me, whispering of dark powers and terrible prophecies. The words of Nyarlathotep haunt me even to this day, but they shall not be revealed, for they are not meant to be read, only spoken from the mouth of the dead.
(from the Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazrad)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Keziah Mason's Key

This artifact is called the "Key to Hell" in the Dee version of the Necronomicon although a more proper translation from the Al-Azif is the "Key of Sorrow", it is also mentioned in the Hyperborean Scrolls of Ysra as being a gift from Nyarlathotep to his favored servants. It was one of many artifacts in the possesion of Keziah Mason and is thought to be a magical focus to aid hyperdimensional travel.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Rites of Yig

Abdul Alhazrad was exhausted, all day he had searched these crumbling ruins in the heat of the egyptian sun. He had found nothing except snakes and broken pottery. Was this this truly once a great city of lost Stygia or had he been sent on a fool's errand.
The sun was setting, disgusted with his luck Alhazrad curled against a weathered statue of a giant snake. He closed his eyes and shivered, knowing his tiny fire would do little against the chill that settled on the desert after the sun fades.

A coarse hissing whisper came from the tumble of stones,

I am the Father of Serpents

I am the deceiver

I am Lord of the Nile

I am the Feathered Dragon

I am Yig

Alhazrad cracked open one eye, beyond the circle of light cast by his fire something moved. For a second it passed closer to the light...an unholy combination of serpent and man, gigantic, with a face that spoke of ancient wisdom and inhuman cruelty.

Alhazrad spoke quiveringly, "Mercy Great father Yig, I have done no harm to thy children. Spare me and ever will I serve thee."

The scaled thing moved closer and Alhazrad squeezed shut his eyes, wincing in anticipation of a death blow. The Old One's hand touched his forehead and Alhazrad's last bit of courage failed... he sank into blackness.

Alhazrad awoke the next morning, in the warming rays of dawn he dimissed the whole event as a dream. Then something caught his eye...scrolls portruding from niche carved in the snake statue. He must have missed them the day before, truly fatigue must have dulled his senses. He unrolled the scrolls, by some miracle he could read the runes as though they were in his own hand. The scrolls spoke of rites sacred to Yig, Father of Serpents and they detailed formulae that would give a man powers of regeneration and shapeshifting. Such knowledge was worth any price.....Alhazrad would keep his bargain with Yig.

Leaving the ruins Alhazrad noticed a great cobra glaring at him, he stopped and fed to it a rat he had captured earlier that morning. Alhazrad would go hungry that night, his own provisions were gone, but he knew Father Yig would smile upon the deed.