Nasht and Kaman-Thah

By johnny shoes, in CoC General Discussion

Kaman-Thah , Priest of the Dreamlands - Neutral Unique Character Cost 3 Skill 2 TI. Independent. Toughness +1. If you control Nasht, Kaman-Thah gains +3 skill, and CA. F38 Illus. Henning Ludvigsen

Nasht , Priest of the Dreamlands - Neutral Unique Character Cost 3 Skill 2 CA. Independent. Toughness +1. If you contril Kaman-Thah, Nasht gains +3 skill and TI. F39 Illus. Andreas Rocha

Nasht and Kaman-Thah (known also as Crosby, Stills, and Nasht) are opposite and identical. They complete each other for TCAI and gains +3 skill.

Symbiotic cards are not common - The Dunwich Horror is called back to Sentinel Hill. Avatars of Nyarlathotep changed all over. Kick it Upstairs searched your deck for Norman Senior with three attachments. Show of Loyalty called Danny O'Bannion and three criminals from deck. Lore Keeper and Scurrying Rat Thing are the event support tag team stoppers. Grim Avenger and Ravenous Hunting Horror load up with day night swarms. Father of Bats, The Bloated Woman, The Bloody Tongue, and The Black Man were intertwined. And the brotherhood was wacky body switching. I'm sure I missed a few.

Kramb-Thtils and Nasht are a cool due, both attaining TCAI. Who else is TCAI - Hired Mystic, Silver Twilight Turncoat, Resurrected Foe, Wilbur, and Yithian Master of Time and Space. And the 5 skill is formidable. But they are both unique and need to be in play together. Stuff six neutral uniques in a deck, maybe.

Other 3 cost toughness characters include Guardian Shoggoth, Chakota, Swaying Branches, Black Wind, Contract Killer, and Nodens. That's tough competition for the folk rock band. But with 5 skill and TCAI, they're worth matching. Better they gained another toughness and or willpower.

Nasht looks great. Wish the background was more than stone steps. But he's all done up and cool. Kaman-Thah might be too much of a close up. I want my dreamlands characters in crazy situations. Except he too has a crackling column of fire over his shoulder.

The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft

In light slumber <Randolph Carter> descended the seventy steps to the cavern of flame and talked of this design to the bearded priests Nasht and Kaman-Thah. And the priests shook their pshent-bearing heads and vowed it would be the death of his soul.They pointed out that the Great Ones had shown already their wish, and that it is not agreeable to them to be harassed by insistent pleas. They reminded him, too, that not only had no man ever been to Kadath, but no man had ever suspected in what part of space it may lie; whether it be in the dreamlands around our own world, or in those surrounding some unguessed companion of Fomalhaut or Aldebaran. If in our dreamland, it might conceivably be reached, but only three human souls since time began had ever crossed and recrossed the black impious gulfs to other dreamlands, and of that three, two had come back quite mad. There were, in such voyages, incalculable local dangers; as well as that shocking final peril which gibbers unmentionably outside the ordered universe, where no dreams reach; that last amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the centre of all infinity - the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic Ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.

Of these things was Carter warned by the priests Nasht and Kaman-Thah in the cavern of flame, but still he resolved to find the gods on unknown Kadath in the cold waste, wherever that might be, and to win from them the sight and remembrance and shelter of the marvellous sunset city.

Seventy steps to the carvern of flame to the bearded priests with pshent-bearing heads. The iIlustrators caught the moment. What was spoken of in the cavern of flame is more beautiful.