|MoN-142: Massa di Requiem per Shuggay [R]|
|Massa di Requiem per Shuggay enters play exhausted.|
Action: exhaust to lower the cost of the next card you play this phase by 3 (to minimum of 1).
Massa di Requiem per Shuggay first appeared in the book Mysterious Manuscripts (Aniolowski et al., 1991).
Massa di Requiem per Shuggay is an Italian opera written in 1768 by Benevento Chieti Bordighera. Bordighera, a gifted young composer, was born in Rome in 1746, and made many travels throughout Europe. Only one performance of the opera was made, but this was enough for Pope Clement XIII to ban it in 1769. Bordighera was imprisoned for heresy in 1770 and executed in the following year.
Many professional musicians have declared the score to be unplayable, since certain parts have been written for unknown instruments and notes that cannot possibly be rendered. Copies of the opera are kept at the British Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale, and the Vatican Library, and others are held by private collectors in India, Japan, and the United States. The German band Knochen Maschine adapted the piece into a modern format; the two singers hired to perform the main portions died shortly thereafter.
The opera tells the story of the destruction of Shaggai, and the journeys of its former inhabitants throughout space, a tale filled with death, incest, and rape. It also details the insects from Shaggai's worship of Azathoth and a being known as Baoht Z'uqqa-Mogg, the Bringer of Pestilence. Performing the entire opera will result in the summoning of Azathoth.