f the old ones and earth magick
Fools indeed are those Sorcerers who, intoxicat'd with their own fame and
justify'd of theri own Powers, do lay hold on the Old Ones as if they be mere
Daemons, and seek to conjure and hold such by the Cantrip, the Spell, and the
For Daemons do verily obey these things, but the Old Ones be far more than
Daemons, and hold all magick of Earth as vain and powerless and all Sorcerers
of Earth as children pretend'ng to command the Wind whither it blows.
the most potent wizard Ibn Al-Kadil did in my presence try his rule over one
Old One, a creature of most surprising habits and unpleasant attitude whose
name was called Y------c, who was but a shadow of dread CTHULHU in both power
and awfulness. Said Ibn Al-Kadil, that to but read the name of Y------c was
to ensure its coming, and to say the name aloud was certain disaster. Thus
Ibn Al-Kadil had fortify'd himself with the most terrible collection of
potions, talismans, and binding spells known to magicians of this astral
plane before the invocation was ever made.
Alas, Y------c did not wait on the invocation, but did appear early, and all
that was left of the most potent wizard Ibn Al-Kadil was his pile of
protective trinkets. These Y------c did throw at my feet most disdainfully
before vanishing as quickly as it came.
So it is that I tell you of a truth that the Old Ones obey not their
summoners, but disdain them; and that for some of Them a passing thought is
as an open Gate.