Posted June 4, 2013
CC: u r really saying that reh, creator of Conan, knew about the Shapers? I buy that he was influenced by the Shapers. That’s obvious, Cross Plains is a ginormous Portal, but you think he knew about ordered data?
NOMAD: Not in the modern sense. He and HPL knew about a book called the Necronomicon (Book of the Dead). It was written at least in part in mysterious glyphs that drove men mad.
CC: Do we have this book?
NOMAD: No. very ugly history. 1-Page = Madness? Lovecraft said it was written by “The Mad Arab” Abdul Alhazred…
NOMAD: Deeper than that. HPL and REH were pen pals. Something Lovecraft said triggered Howard to start looking around his own back yard. Almost literally, in Cross Plains, Texas.
CC: That’s my understanding.
NOMAD: Theory: Howard found something In the writings of Frank Dobie. Regional author/historian. Dobie talked about a hidden mIne that the Spanish found.
CC: san sabo.
NOMAD: I think Howard found that mine. Howard wrote some crazy stuff about a lost valley, a civilization buried under the earth. I think he went there, to a real place, where he found something ancient.
CC: that's where you’re going.