Friday, August 11, 2006

Buzzoff and Other Byakhees

Buzzoff the Byakhee is the bassist for the universe's worst death metal band. He comes from the Great Hall of Celaeno. Though possessing a fearsome appearance and not particularly pleasant body odor, Buzzoff is actually quite an obliging fellow.

Buzzoff is a young Byakhee, only 50 years old, and did not have the opportunity to meet H.P. Lovecraft while the great horror author was still incarnate. However, he has recently formed a great friendship with the master of wierd fiction in ghostly form since Lovecraft is a resident of the Netherworld Hotel and a charter member of the Curmudgeon's Club.

Be sure to read HPL's tale "The Festival" which recounts a Christmas of the nightmarish kind bestowed upon the protagonist by a group of grinchy Byakhees who preferred the tale that goes: "Fearsome Yuletide to all and to all a good fright."

Buzzoff says that some of his older relatives have a decidedly macabre bent when it comes to tidings of discomfort and misery.