Sunday, May 01, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.122: The Horror from the Hills.
Today I present yet another item forwarded to me by Prof. Joseph Broers of the Miskatonic University's Department of Antquities. Prof. Broers' recent archaeological expedition was struck by tragedy shortly after this piece - an idol supposedly depicting the primordial Elder Being known as Chaugner Faugn (also referred to in some late Roman sources as 'The Horror from the Hills') was unearthed during the latter stages of an excavation of a particularly ancient shrine near the Nepalese-Tibetan border. Whilst international news sources blame the disaster on a localised earthquake, in the aftermath of the event Prof. Broers - one of the few to survive the incident - purportedly mentioned 'dark, formless shapes crawling from out the earth', a statement which he now strenuously denies making. Those knowledgeable about these matters may recall that the region in question is darkly rumoured as one possible location of the dread Plateau of Leng. Whatever the truth of the matter, the idol is now in my possession. Regular readers may rest assured that appropriate safeguards (both esoteric and profane) are in place to ensure the continued safety and sanity of the world from the malign influence of The Horror from the Hills.