This is the story of a sorcerer’s, Teh Atht, search for immortality. He is the descendent of one of the most powerful sorcerer’s of all time, Mylakhrion. Teh Atht is plagued with a question. Why did Mylakhrion not discover the secret to immortality?
Teh Atht’s question takes him into the mountains where he performs the necessary rites to summon his ancestor and put the screws to his ghost.
Mylakhrion answers the question of immortality with a story of madness and obsession that ended with the slumbering Cthulhu; Cthulhu being the only true immortal known to exist, to have escaped the cold vastness of space and time.
The trouble is that once you have stood in audience of the Great Lord Cthulhu, you are changed forever. You can’t escape he who rules the lands of dreams.
Teh Atht soon learns that he has been playing with fire. Mylakhrion has discovered the secret of immortality, the immortality that is available to the week flesh of humanity. The secret is possession. Mylakhrion’s ghost must inhabit the body of a relative, and what relative better to possess than that of sorcerer.
Teh Atht believes he has escapes Mylakhrion’s plan. But has he? That is the question the reader is left to ponder as the story closes.
A good read. Check it out!
Lumley, Brian. “Mylakhrion the Immortal.” The House of Cthulhu: Tales of the Primal Land, Volume 1. New York: TOR, 1991. p. 162 - 172