On Verified Madness

Printed by Smails & Smails

Written by: Theophilus Wenn

Printed in Absalom

… , Theophilus Wenn, am a high-ranking member of the Pathfinder Society, and have contributed much in the way of written works and lectures. This will be my final volume, as dealing with the Dark Tapestry has drained me of much. I intend to retire to Bedrin’s Bluff now, to live out the rest of my days in peace. -T.W.

Chapter 1 “The Many Maw” This is a horrid mass of eyes, mouths, and formless flesh. It stares in all direction, and its countless maws yammer in union ceaselessly. It is disgusting, loathesome, and hungry. No other words can describe this beast. Those that listen to it are driven mad.
Chapter 2 “The Mind Worm” When I saw this, its slime-covered, drenched even, length coiled upon itself in a shuddering mountain, and the huge worm’s tentacled head rose like a snake. Legends say these creatures once ruled empires in the depths of the deepest reached of the underworld. Some say they are spawned by greater creatures from strange dimensions.
Chapter 3 “The Living, Breathing Slime” This immense mound of black slime thunders forward, and all the while eyes, mouths, and even stranger things form in its heaving bulk.Many say these may have been created before the first gods turned their attentions to the Material Plane, but rumors say they have rebelled against their creators and lurk in the lightless deep.
Chapter 4 “The Hound of Tindalos” This is a gaunt, long-limbed quadruped with huge, soulless eyes and a toothy maw. The lean creature moves with a predatory grace. Little is known about their nature outside of blood-spattered notes and deranged writings of nearly insane survivors of their attacks.
Chapter 5 “Neh-Thalggu” This is a crab-like nightmare with a lamprey mouth, twitching eyes on its legs, and several blisters along its back that hold human brains. The brains they eat are not digested, but instead increase their intellect Are they fuel for a dark apotheosis into an even more sinister form?
Chapter 6 “The Color Out of Space” This is an eerie radiance, a glow unlike anything else, that suddenly suffuses an area, bringing with it a stifling sense of latent malignancy. The lack of a physical body does little to impede incredible devastation. It feeds on the life of plants and animals, which is addictive to the victims and prevents flight from the region.
Chapter 7 “Mi-Go” These are unnaturally graceful creatures with a bulbous fungoid lump for a head, spiny insectoid wings, and a tangle of spiky, clawed legs. I think these are scientists and colonists from the Dark Tapestry, seeking biological resources for experiments. They speak in a strange, buzzing voice.

DANGER The following spells draw from the Dark Tapestry, Spellcaster beware

{Arcane Spell} Emerald Dart of P’tah

{Arcane Spell} Call Servant of C’thugah

{Arcane Spell} Grasp of the Eldest

{Arcane Spell} Ressurection

{Arcane Spell} Breath of C’thugah

{Arcane Spell} Curse of Hypnos

{Arcane Spell} Contact Azathoth

{Arcane Spell} Curse of the Eldest

{Arcane Spell} Stop Heart

{Arcane Spell} Fist of Yog-Sothoth

Please deliver to Montagnie Crewl, professor of antiquities at Lepidstadt University. My notes start here. -PL

  • I am not sure I trust the foreword of this book. Neither the Society, nor the printworks, have any recollection of a man by the name of Wenn.
  • The printworks cannot even recall printing the book at all. It is as if he never existed and has been purged from the minds of all who have ever seen or heard of him.
  • However, because he intended to retire to Bedrin’s Bluff, his existence must have been prior to the disaster that befell that quarter.

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