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"There flapped rhythmically a horde of tame, trained, hybrid winged things... not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor decomposed human beings, but something I cannot and must not recall."

 - H.P. Lovecraft, The Festival

Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook from my Great Old Ones & Their Kin series for an upcoming Elder Gods Tarot project:

Rat-thing 
Zoogs
Serpent-Men
Tcho-tchos
Elder Things
Mi-Go, the Fungis of Yuggoth
Hunting Horrors
Leng Spiders
Nightgaunts 
Dark Young

Dhole
Cthonians
Great Race of Yith
Ghouls
Animiculi
Gugs
Deep Ones
Chakota
Flying Polyps
Shoggoth

The colour out of space
Shans, the Insects of Shaggai
Desh, creatures from beyond
Stellar Vampire
Shantak
Byakhee
Dimensional Shambler
Fire Vampires 
Tindalos Hound
Servitor God - Flutist 


Musical Bonus:

Asenath:
"Byakhee, Byakhee, fly me through space
take me away, far from this place
Byakhee, Byakhee, what must I do
to go for a ride with you?"


Jill:
"Byakhee, Byakhee, now heed my call
I've done the spells, I've done them all
Out of the Tartarean darkness appear
and fly me away from here"

Excerpt from the musical
"A shoggoth on the roof" from the mad peoples of HPLHS: store.hplhs.org/products/a-sho…
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EmmetEarwax's avatar

First stop: the Grand Library at Celeano, (unless, one has to switch to a new nonhuman body at Irem.)

EmmetEarwax's avatar
To safely deal with the Byakhee you must :
1 - Drink the Mead of the Elder Gods. (enables you to travel in the 3rd person).
2 - Bear The Elder Sign (they must obey one who holds it. Otherwise, they attack !)
3 - Blow the magic whistle
4 - recite the chant. (Vulgbhtmn and all that).
You will feel a cold wind as they come down from space to land beside you.
Clone-Artist's avatar
Very cool, I will treat myself with your mythos art later. It will be a feast of terror. :)
Astanael's avatar

Please do ^^

I will not stand between you and your thirst of tentacular horror !

DolphinSilverwolf's avatar
Oh good, I'm not the only one who thought of "A Shoggoth On The Roof."
Astanael's avatar
A marvelous piece indeed.
I fondly recommend all the DART from HPLHS, the rock-opera "Dreams in the witch house" and the "Live at the Gillsman's house'.
DolphinSilverwolf's avatar
Somewhere on DA, someone did an MLP rendition of Eldritch Horrors, including Flutterdie the Byhakee and Pthinkie Pie.
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Interesting... thanks !

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