Monday, July 18, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day 200: Cthulhu Tupilak
Today represents another landmark for the Lovecraftian Thing a Day as we reach the 200th posting. With that in mind, I present the harbinger of monstrous Outsideness that is the Cthulhu tupilak. Supposedly carved from a Gnoph-Keh tusk by the inhabitants of the long-lost Lomar (some sources claim that it was a mighty sorcerer and prestidigiter known as Krs'Laahqi who was the creator of these artefacts), this is twin to the item found by fellow anthropologist Professor Webb during his expedition to the Arctic in 1870. As you can see from the above image, the power of this item is such that projects a sickly violet aura of some yet unidentified radiation, kept only in check by the powerful seals and wards which guard my sanctum sanctorum.