Feast of Fish
Revelations of Hali
The book is a dirty and faded yellowish-gold, tied shut loosely with thick yellow twine. In reality, it is actually a loose coverlet of thick card stock and reinforced binding that holds roughly two dozen loose pages.
It is a collection of hand written notes; the handwriting is difficult to read, and muddled by additional notes written in French in the margins and between the lines of text. The majority of pages do not contain dates, but two list Mar and Oct 1877.
Careful study for 2 days, followed by a successful INT check, results in 1d2/1d4 Sanity Loss and +4% Cthulhu Mythos and Occult.
The notes form a book, authored by the famous prophet Hali, as translated by the medium E.S. Bayrolles. The notes contain Hali’s personal observations, as well as stories and hymns by Hoseib Alar Robardin. The story concerns a being from the ancient city of Carcosa named Hoseib Alar Robardin, who awakens from a sickness-induced sleep to find himself lost in an unfamiliar wilderness. He happens upon the famous prophet Hali, and together they work to return him to his foreign world. Hali learns much ‘magic’ during this time, and they eventually discover the proper spell. However, in its casting, Hali is transported to Carcosa as well, and they must work together once more to return Hali to this world.
The last page is of newer paper, and describes another book titled: An Inhabitant of Carcosa, and also printed as part one of Can Such Things Be? with publication date of Dec 25, 1886. The author is listed as Ambrose Bierce, a journalist and short-story writer living in San Francisco. There is also printed in bold thick lettering, the words: San Francisco Public Library – Larkin Street wing City Hall
The notes contain Hali’s personal observations, as well as stories and hymns by Hoseib Alar Robardin. (These notes were later officially published by the Golden Goblin Press of New York in 1913. Although a copy is kept at Miskatonic University, nothing is known of its contents during that time period.)