Masks of Nyarlathotep
From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Masks of Nyarlathotep|
|Motto:||It is by his will our actions unfold...|
|Leader(s):||The Night Messenger|
|Group Colours:||Black + Red|
|Roleplay:||Encouraged but not enforced|
|Timezone(s):||Mostly Eastern US|
|Recruiting:||Case by Case basis|
|No additional information available.|
Very little is known of the Masks of Nyarlathotep. But it is not for a lack of trying. While most of its members are unknowingly part of this outer god's schemes, the ones that willingly further his cause out of a lust for power or misguided views are not keen on cataloging their endeavors. But from before mankind crawled out of the ooze and became the limited thinking creatures they currently are, there was Nyarlathotep watching over the slumbering gods on earth. And he has always had the same goals, keep watch over the slumbering and to fill the whims and needs of the outer gods. He also has an odd obsession with humanity and helping them bring about there own end in a manner that causes the most madness and chaos. Those chosen by this outer god mostly do not know their fate or what there actions will bring about. For many it is simply a catalysis for events far removed from their actions. They unknowingly move his plans forward. For some they do what they do with full knowledge of their masters goals or at least what they believe are his goals.
Willing Masks are active members that have partial or full knowledge of Nyarlathotep's goals and willingly assist in making these goals happen.
Catenatus TindalosWhile these time traveling 'hounds' normally only come into the curves of time to feast on some poor soul that has seen into the angles of time long enough to get there attention this one has chosen to stay or is unable to leave. For now it is happy it assist the Mask known as the Night Messenger.
Night Messenger A recent rebirth of one of Nyarlathotep's avatars. He is fully aware of his reason for existing at this time. While in a weaken state he is gaining power and once embodied fully will start his next great work.
Silver Key An avatar of Yog-sothoth, the keeper of space/time.
Tru Nembra An avatar of Tru Nembra
Unwilling Masks are active members that have partial or full knowledge of Nyarlathotep's goals and do not willing assist in making these goals happen. Most of these would be more then happy to stop the Masks but are unable to do so and are victims of there own fates.
Sleepers are the bulk of the Masks they have no idea that there actions and/or events in there life are assisting the Masks in there goals. If they ever found out they would become one of the other two types. By what ever fate there is most of these people end up working with more or more other sleepers on a regular basis with out any idea that there meeting and partnership was guided by unseen hands.
Datawraith : Sleeper with no knowledge of Nyarlathotep : Datawraith currently is an agent working with Archnos as a combat cyborg sent on missions of there interests.
Gespenster : Sleeper with no knowledge of Nyarlathtep : Gespenster is an ex-nazi scientist/assassin looking to get by in the world.
Oksana Lotte : Sleeper with no knowledge of Nyarlathtep : Oksana Lotte is a professional reanimator, partially dead due to her own experiments on her self.
Teishin Shudan : Sleeper with no knowledge of Nyarlathtep : Teishin Shudan is unaware of the occult powers that were at work during WW II and that events played out not because of random luck but because she will be needed in her current state at sometime in the future.
Nyarlathotep Is one of the outer gods and he has a special place among them. They are more forces of comsic nature with little more then whims to guide them Nyarlathotep acts as there messenger filling all of there whims and needs. He is the only one among them that seems to have any real goals beyond just existing. And to humanity he has come to an oddly special liking. He seems to want nothing less then all of humanity wiped out and loves in helping them do that to themsleves. Rarely does he take a direct hand in thing preferring to just give some gifted human just enough power or knoweldge to cuase himself and as much of the reset of the world harm. Sometimes he will send a Mask or Avatar to futher his needs. These are fragments of himself just a small speck of his power given form and function. Sometimes these are embibed humans other times creations whole cut from nothing but his will. And for his own amusement a lot of times they have no knowledge this.
“And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilization came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger. He spoke much of the sciences—of electricity and psychology—and gave exhibitions of power which sent his spectators away speechless, yet which swelled his fame to exceeding magnitude. Men advised one another to see Nyarlathotep, and shuddered. And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished; for the small hours were rent with the screams of a nightmare.” “Nyarlathotep” By H.P. Lovecraft
- "Nyarlathotep", on wikipedia
- "Nyarlathotep", the original prose poem by H. P. Lovecraft
- "Nyarlathotep", on CthulhuWiki