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Nyarlathotep
Set
Core Set
Elder Sign Doom Track
11 9
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
A Thousand Masks: During setup, add the mask monster markers to the monster cup.

Battle Task
ES-Icon Terror TaskES-Icon Terror Task
Attack
When Nyarlathotep attacks, each investigator must either discard 1 clue token or be devoured.
Nyarlathotep
Nyarlathotep ~ Elder Sign - Omens of the Pharaoh
Set
Omens of the Pharaoh
Elder Sign Doom Track
15 12
ES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-Dark PharaohES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Dark PharaohES-Icon Doom-Dark PharaohES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Dark PharaohES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
The Crawling Chaos: Set aside all mask monster markers. If a monster from the cup would appear, a random mask monster appears instead, if able.
At Midnight: Add 1 doom token to the doom track for each mask monster in play; if there are none, a monster appears!

Battle Task
ES-Icon 6 Investigation TaskES-Icon Lore TaskES-Icon Peril Task
Awaken
When Nyarlathotep awakens, each investigator who has a relic is devoured.
Attack
When Nyarlathotep attacks, each investigator must discard 2 clue tokens or be devoured.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueMoN-130: Nyarlathotep [R]
The Crawling Chaos
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Neutral 0 6
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
SteadfastCoCTCG-Icon The AgencyCoCTCG-Icon Miskatonic UniversityCoCTCG-Icon The SyndicateCoCTCG-Icon CthulhuCoCTCG-Icon HasturCoCTCG-Icon Yog-SothothCoCTCG-Icon Shub-Niggurath
Toughness +4
Card Text
Each Avatar of Nyarlathotep character gains CoCTCG-Icon TerrorCoCTCG-Icon Terror.
Action: pay 3 to take control of an Avatar of Nyarlathotep character.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueD-117: Nyarlathotep [F]
The Black Pharaoh
Nyarlathotep D-117
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Neutral 4 4
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
1 1 1 1
Keywords
Villainous
Toughness +2
Card Text
During the resource phase, if an opponent wishes to attach a resource to a domain, the resource must be chosen at random from his hand. (Choose the domain first, then randomly determine the resource.)
AHTCG-Icon UniqueD-117P: Nyarlathotep [P]
The Black Pharaoh
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Neutral 4 4
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
1 1 1 1
Keywords
Villainous
Toughness +2
Card Text
During the resource phase, if an opponent wishes to attach a resource to a domain, the resource must be chosen at random from his hand. (Choose the domain first, then randomly determine the resource.)
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTTY-36: Nyarlathotep [F]
The Crawling Chaos
Nyarlathotep TTY-36
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Neutral 5 6
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
1 1 1 1
Keywords
Villainous
Toughness +1
Resilient
Card Text
You may return an Avatar character to your hand to reduce the cost to play Nyarlathotep by 3.
Disrupt: When you succeed at a story to which Nyarlathotep is committed, sacrifice it to put an Avatar character into play from your hand committed to an unresolved story, if able.

Nyarlathotep is an Ancient One that appears in the Elder Sign Core Set and Omens of the Pharaoh, and a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Masks of Nyarlathotep, Dreamlands, and The Thousand Young.

AvailabilityEdit

D-117P, an alternate art version of D-117, was given as an attendance prize for the 2014 World Championship.[citation needed]

ArtworkEdit

The Elder Sign Ancient One Card for Nyarlathotep uses an illustration[?] from EE-P14: Profane Messenger by Doug Williams.

MoN-130 uses an illustration[?] by Cyril Van Der Haegen.

D-117 uses an illustration[?] by Diane Özdamar.

D-117P uses an illustration[?] by Anthony Feliciano.

TTY-36 uses an illustration[?] by Jon Bosco.

MythosEdit

Nyarlathotep first appeared in the prose poem Nyarlathotep (H.P. Lovecraft, 1920).

Nyarlathotep is the soul and messenger of the Outer Gods. It is said to dwell in a cavern at the center of the world, accompanied by two mindless flutists. It often carries messages and performs services for the Great Old Ones and Other Gods, being the only one of them who seems free and able to do so.

The Crawling Chaos acts as an intermediary between the Great Old Ones and their worshipers, as well as taking messages between the Great Old Ones themselves. In fact, Nyarlathotep may be a personification of the telepathic powers of the Great Old Ones. Nonetheless, Nyarlathotep seems to have a distinct personality which the Old Ones' inhuman minds might find difficult to create, and it has been openly contemptuous of its supposed "masters" at times.

His relations with particular Great Old Ones may vary. Cthugha displays open enmity toward it, and the cults of Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu vary in attitude from friendly cooperation to thinly-veiled dislike.

Nyarlathotep has been worshiped under several guises in all parts of the world. One of its most infamous cults was among the Stygians, who called it "Nyarlat" and brought its worship to Egypt. The Crawling Chaos was one of the greatest gods in the land of the Nile, where it was the ruler of the underworld, the master of the night, and the patron of sorcerers. After many years, however, the people of Egypt grew frightened of the dark god and struck out all references to it from their records and monuments, reassigning its attributes to other gods such as Set and Thoth. Though the enemies of the cult were able to suppress the memory of Nyarlathotep, a few remembered. Resurgences of its worship occurred throughout Egyptian history, the most famous of which were led by Nephren-Ka, the Hyksos, Nophru-Ka, and Nitocris. (It was during Nephren-Ka's reign that the suffix "-hotep", meaning "the gratified", was added to the god's name.

The Outer God will eventually bring destruction to humanity and the earth. Several prophesies state that Nyarlathotep will come in the last days, dressed in red and with wild beasts following it, licking its hands. The Crawling Chaos will journey among the cities of the world, giving demonstrations of science and magic. Then "quaking auroras will roll down on the citadels of man", and humanity will be destroyed as the Crawling Chaos turns the entire universe into a colossal graveyard.

Nyarlathotep's true form is a noxious expanse of yellowish slime, but to carry out the bidding of the Other Gods, Nyarlathotep can take any one of its thousand forms. It has used only a few during its journeys to our world, however; those that are known are listed below.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Nyarlathotep", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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