His name is Nigel.
It’s Nyagelthotep for you, mortals.
Gotta say it right or he will bite your head off
He’s trying to play on “Nigel”. I didn’t get it right away either. But then I saw what he did. Cunning, that Renard fellow.
Well, his avatar IS Ahriman. So I guess it fits.
A herald of an old god running a book shop….Seems normal to me.
Well knowledge is power, and what is a greater repository of knowledge than a bookstore/library.
(Useful knowledge is power, useless knowledge is a headache)
“and what is a greater repository of knowledge than a bookstore/library.” – Google ;)
A greater repository of “useful” knowledge
I wonder; whose porn stash is larger, an Outer God who has tentacles for a body, or Eastwood. Knowledge is power, no?
What do you people not understand about useful knowledge?
“It is a grievous error to underestimate the sheer power of pornography”
I’m almost sure that some philosopher said something along those lines.
A cobra …
As an egyptian + black + crawling + tube-like creature, it hits almost all the classic embodiments of Nyarlathotep. Very well thought of !
I’m glad you think so. Alan put a lot of thought into how Nigel looked.
I just took a better look at his design and I gotta say, major props to Alan/Virus, that effort paid off. I can’t put my finger on what it is exactly, but something about him looks just about perfect.
Poor Nigel. Bet it’s been a ling time since he got to roll out that speech.
*Long. Damnation, I shouldn’t type when I haven’t had my morning coffee.
I’d bet they left before he started to change when they sensed he was going into a super-villian ramble.
TH3Y COULD H4V3 JUST SHOT H1M, BUT H3 H4DN’T 4CTU4LLY THR34T3N3ED 4NYON3 Y3T.
TH4T’S MOR3 LOTH4R’S TYP3 OF MOV3 4NYW4YS.
Why would they shoot him? If he was a genuine threat, someone would have eliminated him centuries ago. He’s about as threatening as one of the highlanders. Fatalistically immortal, good with a sword, as drunk as a history professor, and bored of the same routine. He’s basically Indiana Jones during his twilight years moonlighting as Han Solo…or the thing swimming around the garbage chute.
At least you still can take coffee.
the least they could do is listen to the hole speech make a snarky comment and then leave.
They should’ve told him he’s not moe enough to be Nyarko-san.
But he’s more than transformable enough to be Nyanko-sensei!
I bet the poor guy is just lonely. Nobody ever goes into his shop for arcane tomes of horrors and delights any more, noooo~!
It’s all Amazon this and Ebay that.. And the Soulthirster cults have made those tentacles look like they’re for some disgusting purpose to the public. Worse still are the OTHER bookshops. Stocking insipid things and whatever is ‘popular’ at the time. I- er, HE remembers a time when only those with refinement read. And we were better for it!
When technology progresses, so must society, as well as the economy. Nigel should get with the times already.
Library of Eldritch Lore… ONLINE.
I can’t tell if that would be awesome or terrifying.
LoEL got torn apart by trolls long ago
Not to be a downer, I love the comic. Buuuuut, the Great Black Paroh was NarlaHotep.
The rest was spot on ^.^
Yes I know I spelt his name wrong again x.x
Possibly, so did the ones reporting his hame at being that. It’s kind of a thing that there are usually multiple spellings/pronunciations for Elder God types–partly because getting it *right* generally tends to be a Bad Idea.
You made by day occult scholarly brethren. Heh heh
Poor Nigel, we hardly knew ye!
Funny, Lothar aside, I keep forgetting that there used to be echidnas at all in the EN verse.
I think the Ancient Echidna was also a playable character in Sonic Adventure 2… never managed to unlock him(her?it?) though.
If you’re talking about Tikal, yeah, she was unlockable in 2P mode after completing all of Knuckles’s missions (don’t know if you also need all A-Ranks). I got Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, though, so I didn’t have to go through all that hassle since she’s playable from the beginning.
Nigel, huh. Must be a friend of Kevin.
Well, what did you expect, Nigel? You were monologuing again! No one wants to stick around when someone monologues!
Well…maybe except when Mojojojo does it, BUT STILL…
HEY! Quit stealing my real name and title!
It’s already been MY real name and title for a while, bub…and with 30+ years of gaming experience, I damn well earned the title.
Wait…your name is Anthony as well?!? Interesting…
I guess he is your secret evil twin then. Or … your good twin.
This world does not NEED an evil twin of me. I won’t go into details why…but let’s just say as geeky as I am, that much knowledge in the wrong hands could prove bad. Awesome, but bad.
I’m only an ameteur Game Master, I don’t have a whole lot of experience. Yes, my name is Anthony and- Oh no, the identity thieves are knocking on my door already!
Oh god no.
dude i think one of you on this planet is too much sometimes.
if you had a evil twin he might even use more bad puns ¬_¬
Nyarlathotep huh? XD oh the CoC references are piling up. So will there be a H.P. Lovecraft joke soon?
Nyarly, aren’t you supposed to be dicking around with the space-time continuum and keeping an inept, down-on-his-luck private investigator dropout from the Miskatonic University and his loli grimoire sidekick in a never-ending time loop agony of endless despair from which they have no escape?
Or have I played too much Deus Machina Demonbane? If I have, I blame /m/.
That’s the best occult videogame title i’ve read since E.Y.E-Divine Cybermancy.
Fatman…because of that, I now want to see this world’s version of Old Man Henderson.
Does he have any copies of “And the Devil will Drag You Under” By Jack Chalker?
I really like that book, and most copies were burned.
and no one bothers questioning how he knew Virus’ name or the fact he was an inquisitor, genre savvy, they aint
Or genre savvy enough to know when the Dark and Mysterious Owner of the Dark and Mysterious Shop That Wasn’t There Yesterday starts monologing & shapshifting… that is the best time to quietly slip out the door.
either/or, honestly, I don’t care so long as it makes me laugh
“And apparently you guys are the Heralds of Assholery.
…sounds about right…
Assholery and Cornetto’s
I was rereading the ” Daemon Prince Morth” arc and spotted a little something …
You can see that Nigel was already posting videos about “Summoning Grids for the Feeble-minded”. It is impressive how much in advance these characters are thought of :)
I’d forgotten about that. Glad it didn’t go unappreciated.
Holy crap, I would’ve never noticed that.
Funnily enough, completely ignoring the guy is probably the sanest thing you can do when Nyarlathotep is around. I doubt that’s the reasoning those two guys followed, though.
I love when “real” mythology (yes, I get the oxymoron) is incorporated as such. It gives the feel that all of this is real, and that we humans only know a small amount about a select few gods.
I haven’t read much of Lovecraft’s actual stories, but there’s something that sticks out to me whenever I read “nutshell” descriptions of Nyarlathotep:
-he’s played roles in many important events in human history
-trying to kill him just causes him to come back with a new “mask”
Doesn’t that make him sound almost like some sort of rogue Time Lord?
I recall one interpretation of Time Lords being cosmic horrors, just ones that tend to look human.
I actually remember one of the Dr. Who books actually mentioned TARDISes are pretty much cosmic horrors themselves; there was even an instance when the Doctor’s TARDIS’s Chameleon Circuit shut off for a brief moment while the Doctor’s companion was inside. Its outside appearance during that moment drove some people insane, and the companion inside it nearly got bitten by the control panel.
So maybe that’s it- Nyarlathotep is what happens when you fuse a Time Lord with his TARDIS?
Nah, Nyarlathotep is something else entirely. I think he and a lot of the other Mythos horrors show up in the Virgin novels. Wouldn’t know, not really a Whovian.
I know Yog-Sothoth appears in a few books and TV episodes, usually referred to as “The Great Intelligence”.
And he apparently confronts Azathoth in “All Consuming Fire” which also features Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, and The Giant Rat of Sumatra.
I wonder what role dose the Great Old Ones play in the EN universe? I guess that they are a third power to be, separate from both the gods of order and the chaos gods?
Wow. Seemingly satanic dude bro likes people with manners… Okay
Wow. Seemingly satanic dude bro likes people with manners… Okay. Little awkward considering he is scary as FRIKKIN.
Never be rude. Being rude is weak.
True… And don’t mess with a guy like that if you like your everything.
Nigel is now my favorite character.
Huh. I just realized after looking at the dark gods in earlier pages (#157). Why is Nigel not invited to Friday night poker with them?
Does he have a copy of the Libris Lacunae? Now that’s a scary read.
“Reality is fantasy, and fantasy is reality. And all fantasies may come to an abrupt end.”
I’m sorry. I don’t get the reference. I’m sensing a Cthulu reference but am unfamiliar with the actual books. However, this page made me love him and I do hope I get to see him again.
Why wasn’t Virus as weirded out by him as Rogue? Prolly cuz Vi was ‘in the mood of the moment’, as they say.
It is a Cthulhu reference and you know what it’s rude to leave a villain who’s doing monologes. …
Well, of COURSE they walked out on him. He was well on his way to becoming MORE WORK. Which they would rather avoid.
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