The heavy bound book contained many spells to summon evil creatures as servants but all summoners had to be wary and erect protective circles. If a creature was summoned without one, the caster would be killed by the creature called forth. One summoning spell could call forth the Shambler from the Stars. The book detailed an extensive history of the elder gods, Nyarlathotep , Yig, the Father of Serpents, and many others like Cthulhu and Byatis, as well as ritual ceremonies to curry favor or servitors from these beings.
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This includes years spent in Arabia, Egypt and the Middle East, and the book contains a lot of information on the Egyptian myths. It was translated into English by Edward Kelly, the notorious associate of Dr. John Dee. There are a handful of copies kept by Voelz Grant affiliated libraries, including one copy in English and one in Latin held by the Underground Conservation Laboratory at Zimmerman Library.
After landing at Acre, initial losses persuaded the crusaders to sign a treaty with the Moslems and return to Europe. They naturally dismissed this as either coincidence, or perhaps some kind of fraud on the part of Prinn. There is some evidence to suggest that Prinn was a member of, or at least associated with, the Tectonic Order- a Prussian offshoot of the Knights Templar.
Before the crusade, he did spend considerable time in the Ordenstaat- the independent principality the Teutonic Knights controlled that encompassed most of North-East Europe. When the Inquisition finally came for him in , it was his association with this group that they originally cited- the witchcraft and devilry only made things easier.
The truth of the matter was, Prinn was indeed the original crusader knight. Taken prisoner by the Saracen forces, Prinn was originally kept as a slave- during which time he travelled across most of the Middle East in the service of various nomadic tribes.
It was around this time that he stopped being a slave- and was accepted as an equal. Over the next two hundred years Prinn was sighted in numerous locations throughout the Middle East. It is known he spent considerable time in Egypt and the Holy Land.
Prinn also acted as a go between for that cult and the Knights Templar until that order was dissolved in The book goes into great detail on many of the occurrences that Prinn witnessed during this time, as he dissects these incidents and dwells at length on the facts he has discovered in the course of his travels- a journey that lasted some two centuries.
Amongst other things, he extensively examines the Egyptian pantheon- as well as less well-known Arabic deities- and goes into particular detail on the many forms of Nyarlathotep and its relationship with Nephren-Ka, the Black Pharaoh of Egypt. Finally returning to the Flemish lowlands of his youth around the turn of the fourteenth century, Prinn took up residence in a pre-Roman tomb some considerable distance from the nearest human habitations. It seems he craved isolation from all human contact, seeking to continue his studies away from prying eyes.
Nevertheless, rumours of his evil experiments filtered down to the surrounding villages- whose inhabitants kept their distance from the tomb and surrounding forest. He also entertained occasional visitors- including representatives of the Teutonic knights. It also seems that it is this association that finally brought him to the attention of The Inquisition the Teutonic Knights severed their links to the Church in siding with the heretic Luther.
They were unable to break Prinn through torture one inquisitor commenting that Prinn was obviously insane, given his ability to withstand pain , and so threw him into a dungeon, where he would await trial. It was during this period that Prinn wrote De Vermiis Mysteriis; smuggling out the original manuscript just days before his death by fire at the stake.
No one knows why Prinn spent his last few days of his life frantically scribbling out his infernal masterpiece; or why he went to so much trouble to see that it survived him.
You could say he put his soul into it. It is for this reason that the Fate are pursuing it- even though they have a copy of one of the fifteen original editions from the Cologne printing.
Prinn invested the manuscript with more than just his knowledge, and this will prove to be a powerful addition to the compendium. Van Dultz, for his part, recovered the manuscript in a thrilling adventure set in Constantinople, circa ; which saw him obtain the book from under the noses of both the Order of the sword of St Jerome and the Black Brotherhood.
Over the next few years of study, Van Dultz became aware its terrible power, and came to realise that even a great man like Adolf Hitler could never be allowed to possess it. The book was just too dangerous. When the Gestapo finally came for him, he made sure De Vermiis Mysteriis would be forever beyond their reach; instructing his friend Hassler to secret his entire library forever.
De Vermis Mysteriis
Edit In , De Vermis Mysteriis is described as the work of Ludwig Prinn, an "alchemist, necromancer, [and] reputed mage" who "boasted of having attained a miraculous age" before being burned at the stake in Brussels during the height of the witch trials in the late 15th or early 16th centuries. Prinn, Bloch writes, maintained that he was captured during the Ninth Crusade in , and attributed his occult knowledge to studying under the "wizards and wonder-workers of Syria" during his captivity. One such spell, included in a "chapter dealing with familiars," summons the titular "shambler from the stars"--referred to in the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game as a Star Vampire. The story also notes that that book contains references to "such gods of divination as Father Yig , dark Han, and serpent-bearded Byatis "--this last the first mention of a Cthulhoid entity later developed by Ramsey Campbell. In later, non-Mythos horror stories, Bloch still occasionally made reference to his invented tome. Something that spoke of melting tallow candles and blending them with corpse-fat, whispered of the uses to which animal sacrifices might be put.
DES VERMIS MYSTERIIS PDF
This includes years spent in Arabia, Egypt and the Middle East, and the book contains a lot of information on the Egyptian myths. It was translated into English by Edward Kelly, the notorious associate of Dr. John Dee. There are a handful of copies kept by Voelz Grant affiliated libraries, including one copy in English and one in Latin held by the Underground Conservation Laboratory at Zimmerman Library. After landing at Acre, initial losses persuaded the crusaders to sign a treaty with the Moslems and return to Europe. They naturally dismissed this as either coincidence, or perhaps some kind of fraud on the part of Prinn. There is some evidence to suggest that Prinn was a member of, or at least associated with, the Tectonic Order- a Prussian offshoot of the Knights Templar.
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In youth he served in the armed forces in Egypt. He was especially known by his smart intellect and passion to collect some artifacts. He bought several statuettes, amulets, papyrus scrolls of religious and philosophical content. More often he just took it in power from inhabitants. As the most of sensible people of that time, he was strongly against Christianity. But, it might be that he saw no reason to worship Roman Gods.