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"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..." - English translation of Aklo verse

This article is written on a topic within the Greater Cthulhu Mythos based on information from works in the Mythos. By default, all information is to be assumed to derive from the Lovecraft Myth Cycle unless otherwise marked.

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The Tcho-Tcho People are a group of tribes of near-human Asian natives. They can be found in Burma, The Anderman Isles, Tibet and Malaysia. They are genetically from humans, they are notably smaller, have livid red skin, and other marked physiological differences. Legends point to prehistoric genetic engineering of pre-human ancestors by the Great Old Ones Zhar and Lloigor. These legends purport they "grew from the 'seeds' of the Twin Obscenities").

They are feared by other tribes and appear to be inimicable to Mankind. They worship the beings of the Cthulhu Mythos (notably, Han, Chaugnar Faugn, Rhan-Tegoth, Hastur and His Spawn). They appear to be the "corpse-eating cult of Leng" mentioned in the Necronomicon and have "lamas" as priests (cf. Elder Hierophant). One source suggests that only the warrior caste are bred small. They might be related to the Men of Leng in the Dreamland. The name Tcho means "destroyer" or "sorcerer," thus the Tcho-Tcho people are the "destructive sorcerer people."

One of their delicacy is the Bak Bon Dzshow, or Human Ganglia Paste, a sauce spread over vegetables which takes days to prepare before hand. They translation is generally given as "White Pork Sauce" with White Pork meaning human flesh. As its real name suggests, it is made of pounded human ganglia and ordinary elements. It tastes like creamed artichokes with a hot peppery aftertaste. Human eating it will dream of caniballous orgies.[1]

They are descendants of Miri Nigri, themselves created by Chaugnar Faugn from amphibious flesh in early Earth history, and Humans.[2]

Behind the MythosEdit

Robert W. Chambers mentions a race called "Tchortcha" who might be the same as the Tcho-Tcho.

ReferencesEdit

  1. At Your Door (RPG)
  2. The Curse of Chaugnar-Faughn (RPG), William Barton