Friday, April 01, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing A Day No.92: Romanesque Cthulhu Cult Ritual Dagger

This item came up in discussion following a lecture on Cthulhu worship in the modern world, hosted by a certain esoteric society in London only yesterday evening: a ritual knife, supposedly used by the Cthulhu cult, and of apparently Romanesque design. The artefact's most recent owner, Prof. Joe Broers of Miskatonic University's Department of Antiquities, forwarded the item with a caution to handle it with utmost care: a number of prior owners have been found in a state of extreme and incurable mental derangement, having used the blade to carve monstrous designs into their living flesh. There is also a slight reddish stain on the blade which always returns despite the fact that it has been easily removed many times by a modicum of cleaning. Prior to Prof. Broers acquisition of the dagger, it was found in the hand of a notorious cult leader, who had apparently used it to cut his own throat.

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