Tuesday, October 25, 2011

OORN

OORN
"Oorn, though a creature of extremely doubtful nature, was the virtual ruler of Zeth. It obviously belonged somewhere in the outer abyss, but had blundered into Zeth one night and suffered capture by the shamith priests. The coincidence of Its excessively bizarre aspect and Its innate gift of mimicry had impressed the sacred brothers as offering vast possibilities, hence in the end they had set It up as a god and an oracle, organising a new brotherhood to serve It—and incidentally to suggest the edicts it should utter and the replies It should give."

"For a moment—as the ritual prescribed—he stayed in this abased position, and when he arose the dais was no longer empty. Unconcernedly munching something the priests had given It was a large pudgy creature very hard to describe, and covered with short grey fur. Whence It had come in so brief a time only the priests might tell, but the suppliant knew that It was Oorn."

"Having tidily finished Its food, Oorn raised three small reddish eyes to Yalden and uttered certain words in a tone of vast decisiveness: “Gumay ere hfotuol leheht teg.” After this It vanished suddenly in a cloud of pink smoke which seemed to issue from behind the curtain where the acolytes were."
H.P. Lovecraft & R.H. Barlow, The Hoard Of the Wizard-Beast


8 comments:

  1. Oorn is cool. Reminds me to a furry snow rancor.

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  2. ahaha I think he's kinda cute :3 he's make an awesome stuffed animal

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  3. I agree, he's adorable! I blame HPL though, his description is pretty cute...

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  4. “Gumay ere hfotuol leheht teg.”
    "Get the hell out of here ya mug." backwards. lol

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  5. I definitely get the sense of a panda gnoshing on a bamboo. Thanks for the translation Sel!

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