Monday, November 7, 2011

Images from the City

More weird things from the City...

The wizard was rich, eccentric--and dead.  His house awaited adventurers' brave enough to try to seize what treasure he had left behind.  The fresh bodies decorating the facade were only a mild deterrant.

The Hissmen sort of resembled gatormen, but they were much smarter and more dangerous. The attacks ended as mysteriously as they started. What they did with the humans they took back to their subterranean world, no one every discovered.

No one would have guessed the unassuming old lady was a witch. That’s before her dollhouses with their ritual dioramas--each room replicating (and causing) a recent murder--were found.

City officials were never happy with the public danger the monster trade represented, but of course, mail order businesses presented a question of jurisdiction.

13 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

The building and doll diorama are especially good.

richard said...

I love all of them, especially the witch and the mail-order monsters.

I'm ashamed to say I have no idea what house-based magic should be called (neither domomancy nor domestomancy provide any google hits). Ashamed because as a gamer and architectural historian I really should know. About the only thing springing to mind is Feng Shui, but if there was a black art for it, Corbusier would've been a practitioner.

Trey said...

@Angry Lurker - Thanks.

@Richard - Yeah, I'd say that would be right up Corbusier's alley. Domoturgy, maybe? No goggle hits for that either.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Woah, that first building picture is amazing and creepy. Any idea where it is?

Trey said...

@Mike - It's the Cafe de L'Enfer ("Cafe Hell") in Paris in the late 19th Century.

The Happy Whisk said...

Raise giant frogs, millions used yearly.

Too good.

Risus Monkey said...

Wow, that cafe is seriously f&$#ed up. What an inspired piece of urban horror.

Bard said...

Those are great. I especially like the Wizard's house and the Doll House. Excellent.

Trey said...

Thanks!

ze bulette said...

I would very much like to order some albino giant frog legs au poivre.

Trey said...

We'll see if we can order that right up for you. :)

Needles said...

Love the wizard's house, the mail order monsters, etc.
Great post!

ancientvaults said...

Superb and creepy at the same time.