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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“My imagination requires a judicious rein; I am afraid to let it loose, for it carries me sometimes into appalling places beyond the stars and beneath the world.”

— Algernon Blackwood, "The Listener", 1907
THE LOCKSMITH'S DREAM
We wrote a biiiig blog about all things Locksmith's Dream, sharing new photos, new intel and announcing ticket prices ahead of them going on sale in a month when we launch the dedicated LD site. We also confirmed that we're offering almost half price tickets for the beta this October. Check it out!
QUICK LINKS
  • 💀✨ New season of Skeleton Songs, about magic! First up, The Tempest, in "This Thing of Darkness"
     
  • 🎁 Final reminder that The Lady Afterwards: Boxed Edition goes back on sale at 6PM BST / 10AM PDT on Tuesday 31st May on our Etsy shop
     
  • 👁‍🗨 Cultist updates continue as we fix the remaining issues with the code rewrite, including important 'Kibble > Cat Bowl' bug
     
  • ✍ Microblog on detective games and what makes 'em good in "The Little Grey Cells
     
  • 🎲 Added our Call of Cthulhu and D&D character sheets to the downloadable freebies page
NOOK OF SPOOK: "COUNT FURFUR"
No, this is not a furry. This is the terrible COUNT FURFUR from the Ars Goetia, one of the five books of the 17th-century Lesser Key of Solomon, which lists the 72 demons of Hell and their summoning sigils. Furfur is a pathological liar, unless you trap him in a magic triangle when he is compelled to speak only the truth. He also causes lightning storms and can be persuaded to teach mortals secret things - so sort of like summoning the Thunderskin as a patron in Cultist Sim? Good luck with that...

The 72 sigils are amazing - take the time to admire them - even if some demons have less, er, demon-y looking sigils than you'd expect. #35, the Marquis Marchosias, for example - he's basically a house-trained Wolf-Divided, but his sigil is a sad kid on a pouffe. Or #19, Duke Sallos, a beautiful Hell-soldier riding around on a crocodile making people fall in love with each other. His sigil? Wall-mounted coat-rack. Ye gods.
READING REC: "THE WILLOWS"
Only slightly less famous than "The Wendigo", "The Willows" tells the unsettling tale of two men in a canoe (so far so good) wandering accidentally into a place where the fabric of the world is worn thin (uh oh) and finding themselves on the wrong end of the interdimensional food chain. Queue slow, crescendoing horror until the final ghastly scene.

In a story HP Lovecraft considered his favourite ever "weird" tale, Blackwood asks and answers time's oldest question: can bushes be scary? Yes.
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