‘The crouching image with its cuttlefish head, dragon body, scaly wings, and hieroglyphed pedestal, was preserved in the Museum at Hyde Park; and I studied it long and well, finding it a thing of balefully exquisite workmanship, and with the same utter mystery, terrible antiquity, and unearthly strangeness of material which I had noted in Legrasse’s smaller specimen. Geologists, the curator told me, had found it a monstrous puzzle; for they vowed that the world held no rock like it. Then I thought… about the primal Great Ones: ‘They had come from the stars, and had brought Their images with Them.’
H.P. Lovecraft, ‘The Call of Cthulhu’.
Draft render for a Lovecraftian roleplaying project, DAZ Studio and Photoshop. (Click for full size image).
Amazing the original short story go so much of 1920s Sydney correct. Darling Harbour would have been a probable arrival point for the ships. The Museum would have been involved.
I can imagine secret cult meetings inland of the Narabeen lakes for some reason… there being nothing there then.
Reblogged this on Tome and Tomb.
I love the idea of a Sydney based Lovecraftian game