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“''And in darknesse they shall come, as do all their kynde. Not of fleshe nor bloode nor bone, they are the very darknesse that we fear!''” — British Museum manuscript.
 
“''And in darknesse they shall come, as do all their kynde. Not of fleshe nor bloode nor bone, they are the very darknesse that we fear!''” — British Museum manuscript.
  
This large, 450+ page volume was originally titled ''Monstres and Theyr Kynde, Being
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This large, 450+ page volume was originally titled ''Monstres and Theyr Kynde, Being a Compyled Historie of the Earlie Kings and Druuids, Bifore Christendome Come to These Shores, and Also a Bestiarie of Theyr Unhallowed Servants and the Means by Which They Were Brought Forth and Bound Faste''. It is believed to be the work of a 16th century monk who wrote it for a wealthy patron following the dissolution of the English monasteries in 1536 9. The manuscript is described as “huge, heavy, and the pages brittle and brown . . . [with] no title on the spine or cover.” Only a single foliosized copy of this handwritten book is known to exist and that was stolen from the British Museum in 1898.
a Compyled Historie of the Earlie Kings and Druuids, Bifore Christendome Come to
 
These Shores, and Also a Bestiarie of Theyr Unhallowed Servants and the Means by
 
Which They Were Brought Forth and Bound Faste''. It is believed to be the work of a
 
16th century monk who wrote it for a wealthy patron following the dissolution of the
 
English monasteries in 1536 9. The manuscript is described as “huge, heavy, and the
 
pages brittle and brown . . . [with] no title on the spine or cover.” Only a single foliosized
 
copy of this handwritten book is known to exist and that was stolen from the
 
British Museum in 1898.
 
  
The contents of this book are a jumble of subjects culled by its author from sources
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The contents of this book are a jumble of subjects culled by its author from sources ranging from the works of Herodotus and Diodorus Sicilus, the travelogues of Sir John Mandeville, the ''Book of Eibon'', and the ''Necronomicon''. Many “demons” are discussed including Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, and the deity called Lloigor, as well as werewolves, mermaids, wild men of the woods, and the pre-Christian “Dragon Kings”. It is written in a vague and archaic style in a delicate and faded script.
ranging from the works of Herodotus and Diodorus Sicilus, the travelogues of Sir John
 
Mandeville, the ''Book of Eibon'', and the ''Necronomicon''. Many “demons” are discussed
 
including Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, and the deity called Lloigor, as well as werewolves,
 
mermaids, wild men of the woods, and the pre-Christian “Dragon Kings”. It is written in
 
a vague and archaic style in a delicate and faded script.
 
  
 
==Published Version==
 
==Published Version==
An edition of this book was published “at the press by Fisher’s Market” in London in
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An edition of this book was published “at the press by Fisher’s Market” in London in 1577. The Company of Stationers, a group authorized by the king to censor books printed in England, destroyed all copies before they could leave the printer.
1577. The Company of Stationers, a group authorized by the king to censor books
 
printed in England, destroyed all copies before they could leave the printer.
 
  
 
==Spells==
 
==Spells==

Revision as of 06:53, 11 September 2015

And in darknesse they shall come, as do all their kynde. Not of fleshe nor bloode nor bone, they are the very darknesse that we fear!” — British Museum manuscript.

This large, 450+ page volume was originally titled Monstres and Theyr Kynde, Being a Compyled Historie of the Earlie Kings and Druuids, Bifore Christendome Come to These Shores, and Also a Bestiarie of Theyr Unhallowed Servants and the Means by Which They Were Brought Forth and Bound Faste. It is believed to be the work of a 16th century monk who wrote it for a wealthy patron following the dissolution of the English monasteries in 1536 9. The manuscript is described as “huge, heavy, and the pages brittle and brown . . . [with] no title on the spine or cover.” Only a single foliosized copy of this handwritten book is known to exist and that was stolen from the British Museum in 1898.

The contents of this book are a jumble of subjects culled by its author from sources ranging from the works of Herodotus and Diodorus Sicilus, the travelogues of Sir John Mandeville, the Book of Eibon, and the Necronomicon. Many “demons” are discussed including Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, and the deity called Lloigor, as well as werewolves, mermaids, wild men of the woods, and the pre-Christian “Dragon Kings”. It is written in a vague and archaic style in a delicate and faded script.

Published Version

An edition of this book was published “at the press by Fisher’s Market” in London in 1577. The Company of Stationers, a group authorized by the king to censor books printed in England, destroyed all copies before they could leave the printer.

Spells

  • Command Faceless One (Summon/Bind Nightgaunt)
  • Command Ice Demon (Summon/Bind Byakhee)
  • Command Invisible Servant (Summon/Bind Star Vampire)
  • Command Night Beast (Summon/Bind Hunting Horror)
  • Command Star Walker (Summon/Bind Dimensional Shambler)
  • Command Wyrm (Contact Lloigor)
  • Enchant Altar
  • Enchant Blade
  • Enchant Pipes