This numbered edition Throw Pillow, designed by William King, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Made from 100% spun polyester, filled with a soft faux down insert, and closed with a concealed zipper. No matter which way you turn it, this double-sided pillow is the perfect accent to any living space.
ELDER THINGS. Alien creatures whose features included elements of both the animal and vegetable kingdoms. The Elder Things preferred to live beneath the water, but they could dwell on land or fly with equal ease. The Elder Things came to our planet when it was still young, flying to our world through outer space, possibly from Uranus or Neptune. Previously, they had conquered and seeded hundreds of other worlds with life. They built a great city near the South Pole, and migrated from there to settle much of the planet. While performing these feats of colonization, they may have created Ubbo-Sathla, the source of all earthly life, a servitor race, the shoggoths, and many forms of earthly life, including humans. The culture of the Elder Things was highly developed. Their art is best manifested in their bas-reliefs, which depicted their history and lives in stunning detail. Their architecture allowed them to create stupendous stone buildings, often showing a five-pointed pattern in imitation of their anatomy. This same pattern could be found in their writing, appearing as dots in concentric circles along five radii, and their coinage, made of green soapstone. They appeared to have no religion, though they feared an unknown entity lurking beyond their city and revered the DNA helix as the source of all life. During their heyday, these beings fought wars with a wide variety of races, including the spawn of Cthulhu, the mi-go, and the Great Race of Yith. They also experienced an insurrection of their shoggoth servants that was brutally put down. Though they often triumphed, the conflicts took their toll, and the Elder Things eventually abandoned most of their cities. Their science and art, however, remained as great as ever. As the cold crept over their Antarctic home, the Elder Things decided that they wanted no more to do with the outer world. They removed themselves to a vast underground lake beneath their first and greatest city in the mountains near the pole. No traces of them have been discovered since, unless Professor Gordon Walmsley's research and the reports of the Pabodie and Starkweather-Moore expeditions are to be believed. Recent reports from Kharkhov Station have attributed spectacular psychic abilities, including psychokinesis, telepathy, and the domination of others, to the Old Ones. These abilities may be strong enough that they manifest even after the Old Ones in an area have passed on. They also suggest that these creatures created humanity for their mental potential, which will be harvested in the near future. This is the only report this time that suggests such abilities and goals, however. [In "At the Mountains of Madness" Lovecraft uses the term "Elder Things" to refer to these beings, but he uses "Old Ones" more often in that story. The "Elder Things" in "The Dunwich Horror", on the other hand, seem much more akin to the Great Old Ones. Chaosium applies the term "Elder Things" to these creatures so as not to confuse them with the other "Old Ones".] The Plastic Wax Factory, purveyors of intricate and fine molten effigies. All your gods, demons, devils, angels, monsters and fey folk, creatures of the abyss to Leech Lords of the Cthulhu mythos, witches, warlocks, and lunatic residents of asylums the world over. All are represented here in glorious molten plastic wax, set alight and melted into puddles of primordial grotesquerie. Recommended for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull and Scarborough.
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