The People of the Monolith (Tome)

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

— Justin Geoffrey, 1926.


This slim volume contains a collection of poems by the decadent American poet, Justin Geoffrey. Measuring 4 by 6-3/4 inches, 1200 copies bound in bright red buckram were issued by Erebus Press of Monmouth, Illinois, in 1926. Early sales were slow but after news of the poet’s madness and subsequent death reached the public the edition soon sold out.

Copies of this collector’s item, in good condition, have been known to command as much as $10 during the 1920s. Some say that Geoffrey published a limited edition of twenty copies in 1924 bound in the skin of a chthonian. This edition, if it exists, would be much more valuable.

Aside from the splendid title poem the collection also includes “Out of the Old Land”, “Dark Desires”, “Star Beast”, and the frightful “Strutter in Darkness”.

Role Playing Game Stats

First Edition


Sixth Edition

Sanity Loss 1/1D3; Cthulhu Mythos +3 percent