|FL-58: Kitab Al-Azif [F]|
The Original Necronomicon
|Action: Exhaust Kitab Al-Azif and discard a card from your hand to have each player choose a story. Until the end of the phase, all players need 1 fewer success token in order to win those stories.|
The Kitab Al-Azif first appeared in the story The Last Test (H.P. Lovecraft with Adolphe de Castro, 1927).
Kitab Al-Azif is the original Arabic title for Alhazred's Necronomicon. Al-Azif supposedly refers to the sounds made by insects at night, which the people of Alhazred's time took to be the calls of djinn.
Notes and references
- Harms, Daniel, "Al-Azif (also Kitab Al-Azif)", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.