In the HPL story Whisperer in the Darkness a black stone (presumably a Tablet of some sort) is sought after by the Mi-Go. As one of my favourite stories, I was wondering, did anything happen after the events of the story? Does the Tablet resurface?

I'm asking primarily so I can run a roleplaying game of Call of Cthulhu for some friends of mine, and I'm wishing to extend the story of the tablet, but I don't want to step on the toes of continuity, if at all possible.

I found mention of G'harne Fragments from a book by Brian Lumley but I can't find a reference to which story, or whether the two black stones are one and the same.

Does this give any clues, that might help?

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In Medusa's Coil there's a reference to "de black stone outen Big Zimbabwe" but as far as I can tell from a quick skim through the story this is unrelated to the black stone in The Whisperer in Darkness. I don't know of any other references to the stone. In fact I think the Mi-Go only appear in one other story, The Mountain of Madness.

I wonder if Lovecraft was thinking of the Rosetta stone, which is black(ish) and covered in hieroglyphics.

  • I've given you the bounty as you give about as much detail as seems possible for the stone, give the lack of mi-go stories.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jan 24, 2012 at 16:44
  • Thanks. I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I think the information just isn't there. However it did give me an excuse to reopen my Lovecraft Collected Stories and while away some happy hours! Jan 24, 2012 at 18:39
  • You shouldn't need an excuse for that!
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jan 24, 2012 at 18:55

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