Papyrus of Ilarnek

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The Papyrus of Ilarnek is first described in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Doom that Came to Sarnath (fiction)".

Description

It is certain that they worshipped a sea-green stone idol chiselled in the likeness of Bokrug, the great water-lizard; before which they danced horribly when the moon was gibbous. And it is written in the papyrus of Ilarnek, that they one day discovered fire, and thereafter kindled flames on many ceremonial occasions....
H.P. Lovecraft's "The Doom that Came to Sarnath (fiction)"

Original Papyrus

  • Number of known copies (if rare): (unknown, but rare)
  • Last known location of surviving copies (if rare): Ilarnek in the Dreamland of Mnar
  • Spells:
  • Sanity Loss: minor
  • Mythos Lore: minor
  • Dream Lore: minor
  • Study: average of 6 weeks to study and comprehend

An ancient papyrus scroll written in a Dreamlands tongue by an unknown scribe of Ilarnek, describing much of the history of the land of Mnar and the city of Ib.


Ilarnek Papyri (English)

  • Number of known copies (if rare): (unique)
  • Last known location of surviving copies (if rare): Kingsport, in a private collection
  • Spells:
  • Sanity Loss: minor
  • Mythos Lore: minor
  • Dream Lore: minor
  • Study: average of 16 weeks to study and comprehend

A strange, dreamy collection of "prose poem" vignettes in English by an anonymous artist with idiosyncratic pen-and-ink illustrations, similar in tone and execution to Gods of Pegana, effectively an fevered and opium-induced translation of the Dreamlands tome.


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