The Hounds of Tindalos: Reconstructed Timeline of Events

This is my attempt at a chronological list of events mentioned in Frank Belknap Long’s short story, “The Hounds of Tindalos.” I am including the events of the ‘present’ only – not those mentioned as being in the distant past.

Here be spoilers:

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Carcosa Poster, ver. 2

A mock period travel poster / ad for the ancient and famous city of Carcosa:

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For Sale at RedBubble

For Sale at TeePublic

Royal Cypher of Hildred Castaigne, King and Emperor of America

Royal cypher of Hildred Castaigne, by Right of Hastur King and Emperor of America. Designed by me, and inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ “The King in Yellow.”

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At TeePublic

At RedBubble

At Zazzle

Arthur Machen “Akloberfest” Parody at RedBubble

Given that today is Arthur Machen’s birthday, I thought I’d throw this up on RedBubble and see what happens:

Akloberfest Sticker & Mug

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I’m slowly putting some other stuff on RedBubble as well. If there’s something you’d like to request specifically, please let me know.

 

Lovecraft’s Morrison Company Stickers & Paraphernalia at RedBubble!

I’ve tweaked some of my Morrison Co. art and uploaded it to RedBubble for your decorating pleasure:

Morrison Co. & Lovecraft Stuff

Lovecraft Paper Props / Ephemera for Sale

Just popped the two items I have in hand on eBay, if anyone’s looking for some inexpensive, obscure gifts for themselves or others:

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“It is written on the brick cylinders of Kadatheron that the beings of Ib were as green in hue as the lake and the mists that rise above it…”

My mock museum artifact souvenir postcards inspired by “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”

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“It was languid curiosity which first brought Stephen Jones to Rogers’ Museum… and he had strolled in one April day to see how disappointing he would find it. Oddly, he was not disappointed…”

My mock Rogers’ Wax Museum tickets inspired by “The Horror in the Museum”

 

It is Written on the Brick Cylinders of Kadatheron…

“…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. But not much is written of these beings, because they lived in very ancient times, and man is young, and knows little of the very ancient living things…”


 

Working on an HPL … replica paper ‘thing.’ Found some great inspiration online, at a certain museum. Here is the source of the above:

The Doom that Came to Sarnath, by H. P. Lovecraft, 1920.

The Black Stone: Timeline

A simplified timeline of events mentioned in Robert E. Howard’s “The Black Stone.”

CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS!

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Weird Tales 1932 Masthead Shirt

Speaking of Two-Gun Bob, this is based on the logotype for Weird Tales, as seen on the December 1932 cover, the first published appearance of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian:

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Obviously, mine is stacked, to better fit the proportions of a shirt. “Weird Tales” is hand drawn, the tagline is typeset. WT is not just a compressed version of my earlier art. Every letter has been re-drawn by hand.

Available wherever finer fandom shirts are sold.

The Black Stone: Temesvar

Robert E. Howard’s “The Black Stone” is regarded by some as one of the finest mythos stories not written by HPL himself. The full text is available online here. This story introduces REH’s fictional book “Nameless Cults,” it’s author, Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt (German, 1795-1840), and the mad poet Justin Geoffrey (American, 1898-1926):

“They say foul things 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.”

It also mentions Otto Dostmann and his book, “Remnants of Lost Empires,” (Berlin, 1809, “Der Drachenhaus” Press).

The titular Black Stone is located outside the village of Stregoicavar in Hungary. This town is said to be 3 days’ coach ride from Temesvar. Stregoicavar is fictional, but Temesvar is real. Today, it is inside Romania, near the Hungarian border, and is known as Timisoara. Here is its location:

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Full size image here.

Here is the same map with a 60 mile radius drawn around Temesvar. This is my guess at the range of a 3-day coach ride in rough, hilly country. Stregoicavar should lie within a few miles of the edge of the blue circle:

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