At the hole where he went in
Red-Eye called to Wrinkle-Skin.
Hear what little Red-Eye saith:
“Nag, come up and dance with death!”
Eye to eye and head to head,
(Keep the measure, Nag.)
This shall end when one is dead;
(At thy pleasure, Nag.)
Turn for turn and twist for twist-
(Run and hide thee, Nag.)
Hah! The hooded Death has missed!
(Woe betide thee, Nag!) — Rudyard Kipling, the Tale of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
(Source: motherofwolvesanddragons, via volatile-cosmologist-lesbian)
(Source: marblecakes, via volatile-cosmologist-lesbian)
house of leaves
The Rather Useful is the pocket companion of the bestselling Useful Book series (Jezebel, Croburny, and Black publishing, (c)1509) and is designed to be a basic encyclopedia on the world of the Subnatural. It functions merely by thinking of a specific noun, and opening the book with the intent of a page appearing with information about the noun. It will not trigger otherwise. It cannot be used to answer questions, or to learn information that is not already common knowledge.
A shattered artifact created by both the Wyver and the Wyld to imprison the Wyrm within the Tower of Babel at the center of the World-Tree. It was shattered into about eleven pieces, and scattered across the world. In the millennium since then various factions have been working to gather these pieces to once again unleash the Wyrm upon the world. In 2010 preparations were made to unveil the completed Key at the Tower of London, but to the world’s collective horror, it was stolen. According to the Muttering of the Wydow, the First Undoing will begin with the activation of the Key into the Tower of Babel. Scholars debate to this day whether or not that will be a good thing.
Also known as Niddhoggr, or the Ultimate Ending, the Wyvern is the Greatest of the End-Times. It dwells beneath the roots of the World-Tree, slowly climbing up in an attempt to destroy all of creation and reduce it to utter void. One day it will succeed. Its rather misguided worshippers attempt to aid it on its climb in a variety of ways. Either by converting other things into the Wyvern (Assimilators), destroying things to make the Wyvern’s goal sooner completed (Annihilators), or shattering concepts and thoughts to help forge the way for the Wyvern on a more philosophical level (Absurdists). The Wyvern is a supertype, in addition to being a spirit. Its most common expressions are Wyvern-as-Assimilation, Wyvern-as-Annihilation, and Wyvern-as-Absurdity, but it can manifest in other forms.