The Spirit-Flayers of Carcosa bought two billion human souls from the lesser demons and brokers of souls brothers Mog'rys and Borss (who had borrowed them from Mephisto) for vast riches.[1]



  • Carcosa was a fictional city created by Ambrose Bierce in his short story "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" (1886), re-used in Robert W. Chambers' book of short horror stories The King in Yellow (1895), and later afterwards by H.P. Lovecraft.
  • Knull's spiral emblem is based on the Spiral of Carcosa from True Detective, which is a reference to Carcosa, the city Hastur rules over in the Cthulhu Mythos.[2] Furthermore, Knull's title of "King in Black" is a reference to Hastur, the King in Yellow, tied to Carcosa in Bierce's stories.

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  1. Defenders: The Best Defense #1
  2. Griffin Sheridan, Ryan Stegman (22 June 2019). VENOM BOIZ! w/Donny Cates: Venom (2018) #1 Director’s Commentary. PodBean. Retrieved on 26 June 2019.
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