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  • Artisans of the Imagination

    ARTISANS OF THE IMAGINATION COMPETITION   Not your typical (!?) Carcosa Contest… this competition is not of words this time.  It is about bringing into physical reality something from the realms of fiction.     HOW IT WORKS 1) Consider a fic...
  • Wub Wassail Wone

    WUB WASSAIL WONEA FWIDAY FEAST DISTINGUISHED GUEST LIST:     · The hallow Frater Than · The Kaijuian G. Godzilla · The mysterious HeatherV · The learned Matcut · The arcane Professor C.H. Scrye · The Ragged Robin · And the Royal...
  • Wub1

    Hello reader.  I am a Wub. I hope you have read the story pertaining to me (a link to which is above). I wish to engage in scholarly discussion, reviewing various metaphysical and philosophical ideas and concepts here. Please provide feedback and yo...
  • Baphometech

    THE CRYSTAL MIND OF AZOTH Based upon the Brazen Head of myth... and seeking something to use besides the trusty Balsamo Skull to use as an Oracle... behold! The Crystal Mind of Azoth. For getting started on the Brazen Head, some information - JUST CL...
  • Found in the Negative Zone

    THE PALLID MASK   ...
  • pkd lives in coldpac

    With the advent of this information:   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/vegetative-man-tells-doctors-m-not-pain-via-020801923.html   It appears the work that has been in the works for a timeless eon can finally be readied for being released -...
  • The Yellow Sign Reliquary

    HORROR IN PROGRESS This evil construct is rumoured to be able to crystallize nightmare... not metaphorical...  but actual dark dreams... to solidify the nightmare into physical substance... the bedrock of Carcosa... thus allowing the creation of a bri...
  • shaman

    The latest relic for the collection... The Shaman -  from an ancient unknown precolombian civilization... Shadow Who Laughs     ...
  • Somnium Tenebrae Update 2

    Like usual, time distortions across the dimensional divides delayed the posting of Phase 2 of the Contest.... Heads off go to: Sam Taylor who pledged $100! Who wins the dark tome of evil #9 A runner-up, a fellow who read the book and then decided to p...
  • HOB contest

    CARCOSA COLLECTION CONTEST VI HOB Minister of Defense: You realise what you're implying? That we owe our human condition here to the intervention of insects?- QUATERMASS AND THE PIT This contest is dedicated to the Nigel Kneale works featuring Profes...
  • SOMNIUM TENEBRAE NEWS

    Hello fellow mystery folk, As promised, we would post the results of those with the most charitable hearts and who would win the KING IN YELLOW 8/13 and runner-ups who would receive the ARCANA CARCOSA. The very first purchaser of the book was the highes...
  • James Contest

    CARCOSA COLLECTION CONTEST V: "OH WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU  MY LAD" EMULATIONS OF  JAMESIAN HORROR         For the fall, as time creeps closer to the dark nights and the cold, we turn to the Master of the Macabre of ghostly tales ...
  • The stars are wrong for now

    Due to various cosmic upheavals in far flung realms beyond the ken of humanity, the Keeper and the Custodes are busy dealing with the King in Yellow's new agenda and will return before a strange eon before the next auction or contest.  Castaigne remains ...
  • Essential Saltes Challenge

    CARCOSA COLLECTIONCHALLENGE IV Noth’g butt ye liveliest Awfulness: Raising the Dead with The Essential Saltes Challenge “The essential Saltes of Animals may be so prepared and preserved, that an ingenious Man may have the whole Ark of Noah in his ...
  • The Belasco Seance Challenge

    SURVIVAL AFTER DEATH:THE BELASCO SÉANCE CHALLENGE [Playing off an old gramophone… the voice of Emeric Belasco:] Welcome to my house. I'm delighted you could come. I'm certain you will find your stay here most illuminating. Think of me as your unseen ...
  • Tales of Cold Claws and Icy Hearts

    Now that the Death Toll contest is over... (View the COURT for the results) it is time to have another competition.  Since we are now in winter.... we are proud to open up submissions for the   TALES OF COLD CLAWS & ICY HEARTS   {youtub...
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls Contest 2011

    THE COURT OF THE XANTHIC KING  {youtube}0gsfyAXOoc4{/youtube} Carcosian competitions in the Court of Shadows  DEC 2010: THE DEATH TOLL COMPETITION Below are the submissions that were allowed to be shared on this site by the authors. Methods have b...
  • Death Toll - It Tolls for THEE

    http://www.taylorimagineering.com/products/death-toll.php The artisans of the imagination of Taylor Imagineering and the Carcosa Collection bring you this sinister offering.  Although perfect for seances and spirit magic performances... it has been...
  • TANZLERsplJR

    A terrifying narrative supplied by John Riggs, Master of Mystery.    In 1930s Florida, a doctor by the name of Carl van Cassel was treating a young, beautiful tuberculosis patient. He fell madly in love with her and fought long and hard to save his...
  • THHPL

    The Hound by H. P. Lovecraft Written Sep 1922 Published February 1924 in Weird Tales, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 50-52, 78.   In my tortured ears there sounds unceasingly a nightmare whirring and flapping, and a faint distant baying as of so...

Tome Tribute

"They say foul beings of Old Times still lurk in dark forgotten corners of the world, And Gates stll gape to loose, on certain nights, Shapes pent in Hell."

From Unaussprechlichen Kulten

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There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.

-Jorge Luis Borges