The tree on Shoggoth Hill ( part one) ~ Kyt Wright #writephoto

The Journal of Professor Arnold Guthridge, St Aidan’s College

Monday May 14th 1900

There is a scrap of arcane writing hidden away in the bowels of a certain college that I choose not to name. It is of unknown origin and written in English upon what appears to be parchment but legend has it that it is in fact human skin, only a fragment of this manuscript exists but certain scholars suggest that the illustrations are reminiscent of a much more infamous tome and it has over time garnered the appellation of the Oxford Necromicon.

Having studied the arcane text at length I became enthused at the illustration that some have suggested might be a representation of the entity Yog-Sothoth, I had seen this twisted mass of tentacles and cilia before, they did not belong to the mythical demi-god but were the entangled roots of a large old tree that surmounted Saggoth Hill, I had once visited it as a youth and it had left such an impression as to ignite my curiosity in the strangeness of nature and the ancient world. The hill was not a day’s journey from the college, what secrets might these gnarled tendrils hold?

Continue reading at Kyt Wright then read part two of the story here

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