Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ANATHAS

ANATHAS
"But now he perceived that the miraculous passage through the flaming floor was closing again, leaving him marooned on the dais with the glittering treasure he had sought. And when it had fully closed, and his eyes had circled round vainly for some way of escape, he was hardly reassured by the shapeless jelly-like shadow which loomed colossal and stinking in the great archway behind the dais. He was not permitted to faint, but was forced to observe that this shadow was infinitely more hideous than anything hinted in any popular legend, and that its seven iridescent eyes were regarding him with placid amusement."

"Then Anathas the wizard-beast rolled fully out of the archway, mighty in necromantic horror, and jested with the small frightened conqueror before allowing that horde of slavering and peculiarly hungry green salamanders to complete their slow, anticipatory ascent of the dais."
H.P. Lovecraft & R. H. Barlow, The Hoard Of the Wizard-Beast


3 comments:

  1. I believe that will be haunting me in my dreams for the next few nights.

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  2. Woah...

    keep digging, man, this stuff is gold.

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