The Call of Cthulhu - Father Slopes

Prologue - "the flute calls them"
Chapter O - Character Creation & Prologue Stories told

Manhattan; Early 1933.

Come to memories and pray dreams in time. Then ask yourself good sirs…
Do you dream….?

In shades of blue, green, burnt umber, hosts of grey, ultraviolet, crimson, and piss-tinged; smooth yet ruffled, fatted-pustuals, the tenobrous and globual and bulbous; solumn still frozen not silent…. and of weight heavy.

With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have.

Come forth of Putrid Globuals & “”/wikis/%22Elephantine%20Ice%22/new" class=“create-wiki-page-link”> Elephantine Ice…." n e x t CHAPTER ONE

لا ميتاً​
ما قادراً يتبقى سرمدى​
فإذا يجئ الشذاذ​
الموت قد ينتهي​

…(translation of the Arabic)
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die.

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"Elephantine Ice"
Chapter ONE ....when last left....

Dead Winter; Early 1933.
Columbia University, Uptown; Manhattan island, NYC

Prohibition, coming to its last days, insights activity amid Manhattan’s brand of la cosa nostra. The head of Murder Inc lurks the revered chemistry hall of Columbia University – there intentions unknown, under peculiar circumstance…

What we do know, dear reader:
This is the scene as our antagonists, on campus by charge of the Lexington Foundation, begin to uncover that which murderous headman Louis “Lepke the Butcher” Buchalter does NOT want found.

Mr. Steel and Coop brace graduate assistant, Simon Motts, for answers (discovering a bizarre globual of blood-mucus-muck-residdue on the back of his head… and an incongruous mechanical device in his lad coat!).
As Dr. Van Vanderbeak comes face to face with Murder Inc. deep in the catacomb of Columbia’s biomedical lab, aka. the steam tunnels – both our good doctor and his captures having just scene the ghost of his mother!!……
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Come forth of Putrid Globuals ….
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لا ميتاً​
ما قادراً يتبقى سرمدى​
فإذا يجئ الشذاذ​
الموت قد ينتهي​

…(translation of the Arabic)
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die.

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"Mob Mentality"
Chapter TWO ....when last left....

Dead Winter; Early 1933.
Columbia University, Uptown; Manhattan island, NYC

Prohibition, coming to its last days, insights activity amid Manhattan’s brand of la cosa nostra. Yet the assassins of Murder Inc seem not to be our preeminent danger – as now anyone could be compromised – anyone tainted by infestation!

What we do know, dear reader is this…

Tommy Gun enforced – Mr. Xander Van Vanderbeak illustrates that he is not merely a mild manner Alienist as he escaped whatever mob enforced fate lurks below Columbia University!
Cooper “Coop” Harris and Mr. Maxwell Steal discover first clues of something … something alien that has proven an ability to taint a student assistant (Simon) and head of campus security (Cheif Karl) – directing their minds at the same time erasing the as chalk on a blackboard.

Convening in Havemeyer Science Hall – controlling the “crime scene” after a student is accidentally shot during Xander’s escape – our Investigators wait and interrogate, soon determining their next course of action must be a confrontation with their mutual employer.


Come forth of Putrid Globuals
In Elephantine Ice ….

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لا ميتاً​
ما قادراً يتبقى سرمدى​
فإذا يجئ الشذاذ​
الموت قد ينتهي​

…(translation of the Arabic)
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die.

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"The Colour of Fear"
Chapter THREE ....when last left....

Dead Winter, Early 1933
Flushing Meadows, Queens, NYCthe Lexington estate

Enter…. Madam Acacia Lexington, heiress to the world renowned Lexington Foundation and lover of adventure and dangerous men! (including our very own Mr. Harris!).

With several collected bits of disjointed oddities (from the strange substance on young Simon or Chief Karl’s skull-base to a strange hand-held machine of non-human make or the curious putreficating plant life) the trio jab quid pro quos with the cheeky Acacia.

Amid the mitigation, REVEAL!

A surprising left-field shock laid on by Coop grasping at the skull-base of his lover – his hand recoils with…. a pustual-glob from Acacia’s head….

And then, piercing her head and veil… but with no break, tear, rip or cut… only a dislodging of a ichorous dripping ten-chitenous-legged cockroch-maggot-thing no larger than a cancerous bird of prey – sprouts in a ghost-like manner from the fem fatales’ forehead! In a way not unlike but also not completely similar to the ghosted image of Xander’s mother…
A thing, to Earthbound-eyes may appear as an INSECT??!! …an Insect of Shaggai….

And from our trio,
ka-BOOOM!!!!
a gun-blast explodes.
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Come forth of Putrid Globuals
In Elephantine Ice, A Mob Mentality ….

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لا ميتاً​
ما قادراً يتبقى سرمدى​
فإذا يجئ الشذاذ​
الموت قد ينتهي​

…(translation of the Arabic)
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die.

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"On Ice"
Chapter FOUR ....when last left....

Dead Winter, Early 1933.
Flushing Meadows, Queens, NYCthe Lexington estate

Van Vanderbeak‘s testimony, attests to little more than ravings of the over-privileged professor, having found his way across the Queensboro Bridge to “safety” at Manhattan’s 17th police precinct – in a stolen Riley Nine Lynx Tourer!

The cause!…
…a creature, unearthly in infestation lies smeared on Ms. Lexington’s mansion floor… its “mate” supposedly hibernating in an unknown human brain, while Mr. Steel and Coop hold the situation – with a beautiful young Gertie (Gertrude Monroe) upstairs waiting to be given her butterfly…

Attempting to telephone the good Doctor Urey to understand or perhaps complete the ceremony related from Acacia’s insect-muddled mind – another call rings… …The rants of our favored professor have implicated all at the Lexington mansion!! …luckily, for now the uniforms cackling laughs chirp in the background.

And the aroma of a late evening Liver Pâté wafts from the kitchen…
as Mr. Steel and Harris go into the night to their friendly Doctor’s attention, saving him and his reputation from the drunk tank or the sanitarium if he’s unlucky!
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Come forth of Putrid Globuals
In Elephantine Ice, A Mob Mentality,
with a Colour of Fear….

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لا ميتاً​
ما قادراً يتبقى سرمدى​
فإذا يجئ الشذاذ​
الموت قد ينتهي​

…(translation of the Arabic)
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die.

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