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Overview

The Outer Dark are one or many extradimensional realms, allegedly ruled by the Haemovore Kings of the Outer Dark, and seemingly part of the Splinter Realms.[2]

References to the "Outer Dark" would typically refer to demons of the third class, of extradimensional origin, primarily the Old Ones and the N'Garai.[3]

History

Set/Ibis conflict

Allegedly, Set and Ibis fought in the Outer Darkness for a "thousand centuries",[4] at least since and throughout the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, and into the Hyborian Age.

Hyborian Age

During the Hyborian Age, the "devils from the Outer Dark" were not uncommon, lurking "outside the belt of light which surrounds" Earth, some finding their way there and taking flesh forms, according to the Wise Men of Zamora.[1]

During the Age of Conan, Isuus' name was invoked by Stornella in the spell to resurrect King Ctesphon III (Neftha) and have her mind hurled into the Outer Darkness while Stornella's mind would inhabit Ctesphon's body.[5]

Modern Age

In modern days, the Outer Dark was allegedly ruled by Kthara, Mother of Demons,[6] then by the Haemovore Kings of the Outer Dark, part of the Lords of the Splinter Realms.[2] While Kthara's claim's truth remains unknown, the Haemovore Kings' membership among the Lords of the Splinter Realms seemingly confirms their status.

Residents

Haemovore Kings of the Outer Dark; Demons of the third class, including Old Ones; N'Garai[3]

Set and Ibis fought in the Outer Darkness.[4]

Notes

  • The Outer Dark is a recurrent "location" mentioned in the Cthulhu Mythos.

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