Jungles of Kled

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Jungles of Kled

Origin: H.P. Lovecraft, Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath (fiction)


In the Mythos

Late in the day the galleon reached those bends of the river which traverse the perfumed jungles of Kled. Here Carter wished he might disembark, for in those tropic tangles sleep wondrous palaces of ivory, lone and unbroken, where once dwelt fabulous monarchs of a land whose name is forgotten. Spells of the Elder Ones keep those places unharmed and undecayed, for it is written that there may one day be need of them again; and elephant caravans have glimpsed them from afar by moonlight, though none dares approach them closely because of the guardians to which their wholeness is due. But the ship swept on, and dusk hushed the hum of the day, and the first stars above blinked answers to the early fireflies on the banks as that jungle fell far behind, leaving only its fragrance as a memory that it had been. And all through the night that galleon floated on past mysteries unseen and unsuspected. Once a lookout reported fires on the hills to the east, but the sleepy captain said they had better not be looked at too much, since it was highly uncertain just who or what had lit them.
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath (fiction)

A jungle land along the River Oukranos beyond Thran, the green and verdant hills and valleys dotted with abandoned and haunted cities and palaces preserved by the Old Ones against the day of their return. Elephant caravans are known to skirt the more dangerous reaches of the jungles.

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