Be a Supporter!

R'lyehan Priest of Cthulhu

View Full Size

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info

Views
717
Score
2.33 / 5.00

Uploaded
Oct 5, 2014 | 1:51 PM EDT
Category
Illustration
File Info
709 x 1200 px
PNG
482.1 kb
Tags
fantasy
cthulhu
lovecraft
melanesian

Share this submission?


Related Stuff

Licensing Terms

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

Attribution:
You must give credit to the artist.
Noncommercial:
You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

Author Comments

This High Priest of Cthulhu, whose hand is still stained with sacrificial blood, probably enjoys prestige as the de facto---or maybe even de jure---ruler of ancient R'lyeh. Because whatever bygone humanity built that Cyclopean city would have needed some sort of leadership to organize its monumental construction.

Since R'lyeh is supposed to be located in the far south of the Pacific Ocean, I figured its human founders would be an offshoot of some Oceanic population like the Polynesians, Aboriginal Australians, or Melanesians. I went with a Melanesian, or possibly Tasmanian, origin in the end, but my R'lyehans have evolved somewhat lighter skin and blue eyes as an adaptation to the sub-Antarctic latitude they've settled in. On the other hand their kinky blond hair would have been inherited from their darker-skinned ancestors since blondism does appear in some Melanesian and Australian populations even today.