Episode Eighty Six – I noticed, to his rear, that the Alhazred Icon had begun to glow

Episode Eighty Six - Alhazared Icon

The trouble with having a dedicated team who go spelunking through the dark paths of the internet in search of That Which Must Not Be Downloaded is that you’ve got to deal with what it does to them: How fine is the line between Burned-Out and Hollowed-Out?

What’s it like to be back at the Ops Centre as the strike team hits a Mythos Infestation, trying to keep the strike team alive as it all goes to hell, or worse, around them?

You’re the second-best, and the very best spare no effort to make sure you never forget it.

Why might a time-traveller need a 74-gun ship of the line? And how long does it take to sail home when you’re not really sure how the time drive works?

Abd Alhazred has been dead for centuries, but the revelations of blasphemous events just keep on coming, through the medium of an unholy relic; When the Icon glows, it’s time for Alhazred’s Angels to leap into action.

Battling Mythos threats would be easier if your guide wasn’t insane, out of touch, and overly fond of metaphor and hyperbole.


Happy Valley, Whakapapa Skifield, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand

Abdul Alhazred

Hudson Hawk
Batman (’66 TV Series)

H.P. Lovecraft

Lucifer (TV Show)


The Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
Global Frequency, by Warren Ellis (Comic)

Night Witches (RPG)

The Sin Eater (Movie)

Delta Green (RPG)

Aliens (Movie)

Apocalypse World (RPG)
Fight Fire, in Fate Worlds Volume One: Worlds on Fire (RPG)

Sunday-Skypers “Uncharted Worlds” episodes (Podcast)
Uncharted Worlds (RPG)
The Gutter Skypes (Podcast)

Questlandia (RPG)
Inspectres (RPG)

Skyline (Movie)

Richard III


The Boys, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Comic)
Mystery Men (Movie)

Rorschach (Character in Watchmen)

Timewatch (RPG)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (TV)

Doctor Who (TV)
Sliders (TV)
Quantum Leap (TV)

Flying Dutch, by Tom Holt

Back to the Future (Movie)

Avon (Character in Blake’s 7)

Charlie’s Angels (TV)
The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco (TV)
Scooby Doo (TV)

Toon (RPG)

Stranger Things (TV)

National Treasure (Movie)
The Da Vinci Code (Movie)

The King In Yellow

Frank Gorshin
Frank Nelson

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3 thoughts on “Episode Eighty Six – I noticed, to his rear, that the Alhazred Icon had begun to glow

  1. John Reiher says:

    Thanks for the shoutout for our Uncharted Worlds episodes!
    Another great episode, but one I just couldn’t come up with an idea for.
    But for the next one, hmmm…

  2. Tim Soholt says:

    A Batman ’66-ish version of the King in Yellow makes me think something like this:


    Craig’s whole concept reminds me of a slightly sillier version of “Ken Hite’s Adventures Into Darkness,” which had versions for a couple of different games. The conceit of “Adventures” is that H.P. Lovecraft did not die of cancer in 1937 but survived and made money to cover his medical bills by scripting comics based on his stories.

    • Ben says:

      Heh, that does look nifty.

      Of course I am reminded that Comics Authority Code does kind of look like an Elder Sign. Maybe the “Seduction of the Innocent” was his too?

      Unca’ Howie would certainly have a quailed at The King and his “unspeakable pelvic gyrations” and “ceaseless rhythms”.

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