Here were new treasuries of data on the Cthulhu Cult, and evidence that it had strange interests at sea as well as on land.
Tag: Lovecraft Cthulhu Sketch
CTHULATHON: DAY 264
What motive prompted the hybrid crew to order back the Emma as they sailed about with their hideous idol?
CTHULATHON: DAY 263
What was the unknown island on which six of theEmma‘s crew had died, and about which the mate Johansen was so secretive?
CTHULATHON: DAY 262
What had the vice-admiralty’s investigation brought out, and what was known of the noxious cult in Dunedin?
CTHULATHON: DAY 261
And most marvellous of all, what deep and more than natural linkage of dates was this which gave a malign and now undeniable significance to the various turns of events so carefully noted by my uncle
CTHULATHON: DAY 260
March 1st – or February 28th according to the International Date Line – the earthquake and storm had come.
CTHULATHON: DAY 259
From Dunedin the Alert and her noisome crew had darted eagerly forth as if imperiously summoned, and on the other side of the earth poets and artists had begun to dream of a strange, dank Cyclopean city whilst a young sculptor had moulded in his sleep the form of the dreaded Cthulhu.
CTHULATHON: DAY 258
March 23rd the crew of the Emma landed on an unknown island and left six men dead; and on that date the dreams of sensitive men assumed a heightened vividness and darkened with dread of a giant monster’s malign pursuit, whilst an architect had gone mad and a sculptor had lapsed suddenly into delirium!
CTHULATHON: DAY 257
And what of this storm of April 2nd – the date on which all dreams of the dank city ceased, and Wilcox emerged unharmed from the bondage of strange fever?
CTHULATHON: DAY 256
What of all this – and of those hints of old Castro about the sunken, star-born Old Ones and their coming reign; their faithful cult and their mastery of dreams?
CTHULATHON: DAY 255
Was I tottering on the brink of cosmic horrors beyond man’s power to bear?
CTHULATHON: DAY 254
If so, they must be horrors of the mind alone, for in some way the second of April had put a stop to whatever monstrous menace had begun its siege of mankind’s soul.
CTHULATHON: DAY 253
That evening, after a day of hurried cabling and arranging, I bade my host adieu and took a train for San Francisco.
CTHULATHON: DAY 252
In less than a month I was in Dunedin; where, however, I found that little was known of the strange cult-members who had lingered in the old sea-taverns.
CTHULATHON: DAY 251
Waterfront scum was far too common for special menti
on; though there was vague talk about one inland trip these mongrels had made, during which faint drumming and red flame were noted on the distant hills.
CTHULATHON: DAY 250
Waterfront scum was far too common for special mention; though there was vague talk about one inland trip these mongrels had made, during which faint drumming and red flame were noted on the distant hills.
CTHULATHON: DAY 249
In Auckland I learned that Johansen had returned with yellow hair turned white after a perfunctory and inconclusive questioning at Sydney, and had thereafter sold his cottage in West Street and sailed with his wife to his old home in Oslo.
CTHULATHON: DAY 248
Of his stirring experience he would tell his friends no more than he had told the admiralty officials, and all they could do was to give me his Oslo address. After that I went to Sydney and talked profitlessly with seamen and members of the vice-admiralty court.
CTHULATHON: DAY 247
I saw the Alert, now sold and in commercial use, at Circular Quay in Sydney Cove, but gained nothing from its non-committal bulk.
CTHULATHON: DAY 246
The crouching image with its cuttlefish head, dragon body, scaly wings, and hieroglyphed pedestal, was preserved in the Museum at Hyde Park; and I studied it long and well, finding it a thing of balefully exquisite workmanship, and with the same utter mystery, terrible antiquity, and unearthly strangeness of material which I had noted in Legrasse’s smaller specimen.
CTHULATHON: DAY 245
Geologists, the curator told me, had found it a monstrous puzzle; for they vowed that the world held no rock like it.