Brotherhood of the Beast

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The Brotherhood of the Beast is a fictional secret society which first appeared in The Fungi from Yuggoth/Curse of Cthulhu/Day of the Beast campaign.

Description

The Brotherhood of the Beast is a secret society devoted to for filling the prophecy of Nophru-Ka. The Brotherhood was formed in the 12th century in Damascus by the undying leader of Cthulhu cult; Lang-Fu and the powerful sorcerer Baron Hauptman. After Edward Chandler's birth they have focused on using the company New Worlds Incorporated (NWI) as a front for their attempts to cause political unrest. The Brotherhood manipulate many other smaller organizations to for fill their aims.

Practices

After Nophru-Ka's death his followers and children fled Egypt to escape the rage of the new pharaoh Neferhotep and settled at the ruined city of Gharne in Central Africa. Over two thousand years latter the newly formed Brotherhood of the Beast took the descendants of the original followers from Gharne and brought them to Europe. The Brotherhood then let them intermarry with the native population, always monitoring this matings in the hope that one day a suitable vessel for the spirit of Nophru-Ka would be reborn.

Through out the centuries two children have been born though both times the Brotherhood have been able to for fill there plans due to the unfortunate deaths of these children; one as a result of a war and one in an accident with a summoned monster.

In 1892 Edward Chandler was born. A Brotherhood agent in America named Ambrose Cornwallis so identified Chandler as a potential vessel and reported it to Hauptman who confirmed their suspicions. When Chandler was eleven Hauptman took him with him to Europe and tutored him in the magical arts required to bring about the Day of the Beast. After his return to America he began using the company he had inherited from his parents as a way of furthering the Brotherhood's aims.

Records

The complete genealogies of the followers of Nophru-Ka are stored in a vault within Castle Hauptman, Romania. Friedrich von Junzt gives a description of the Brotherhood's activities and aims in Chapter Thirteen of his Unaussprechlichen Kulten. It may have been this activity that lead to Von Junzt's grisly death. Despite this apparent loss of secrecy the Brotherhood do not seem to concern themselves further with the Unaussprechlichen Kulten.

Notable Members

Some of the more important and notable cult members are as follows

Baron Hauptman: Co-founder of the Brotherhood and powerful sorcerer.

Lang-Fu: Co-founder of the Brotherhood and undying leader of the Cthulhu Cult.

Edward Chandler: Head of New Worlds Incorporated and Nophru-Ka reborn.

Doctor Ambrose Cornwallis: Alchemist and agent of the Brotherhood.