Being of Ib

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Being of Ib (AKA Ibian, Ghost Beings of Ib) are from H.P. Lovecraft's "The Doom that Came to Sarnath (fiction)".


Very odd and ugly were these beings, as indeed are most beings of a world yet inchoate and rudely fashioned. It is written on the Brick Cylinders of Kadatheron that the beings of Ib were in hue as green as the lake and the mists that rise above it; that they had bulging eyes, pouting, flabby lips, and curious ears, and were without voice. It is also written that they descended one night from the moon in a mist; they and the vast still lake and grey stone city Ib. However this may be, 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, "The Doom that Came to Sarnath (fiction)"

Beings of Ib are a greenish, forlorn, and pitiful fishy folk which descended mysteriously one night, together with their stone city and lake, into the Dreamland of Mnar. These beings were worshipers of the water-lizard Bokrug, were rumored to have descended from the Moon, and were ultimately murdered by the human folk of Sarnath, only to rise up as Ghosts to bring a terrible doom upon Sarnath. These folk are now all but extinct in Mnar, though some may have escaped into other Dreamlands.

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