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Although Carcosa is associated with H. P. Lovecraft, the name was invented by Ambroise Bierce in the short story ''An Inhabitant Of Carcosa'' - although this story only refers to it as a ruined city, with no suggestion of supernatural evil (the story's plot revolves around the unknown narrator searching for his home city, then realizing he is a ghost and stands within its ruin). Its most famous usage was in ''The King In Yellow'', a collection of short stories by Robert W. Chambers, which introduced Carcosa as a lost city and also introduced a character named [[Lady Casilda|Casilda]]. Lovecraft read this book and added some references to it to ''The Whisperer In Darkness'', which created the connection to Hastur; the idea thet Hastur was a supernatural monster came from the later work of August Derieth (Hastur was a benevolent god in Bierce, a ''place'' in Chambers, and Lovecraft did not state what it was).
 
Although Carcosa is associated with H. P. Lovecraft, the name was invented by Ambroise Bierce in the short story ''An Inhabitant Of Carcosa'' - although this story only refers to it as a ruined city, with no suggestion of supernatural evil (the story's plot revolves around the unknown narrator searching for his home city, then realizing he is a ghost and stands within its ruin). Its most famous usage was in ''The King In Yellow'', a collection of short stories by Robert W. Chambers, which introduced Carcosa as a lost city and also introduced a character named [[Lady Casilda|Casilda]]. Lovecraft read this book and added some references to it to ''The Whisperer In Darkness'', which created the connection to Hastur; the idea thet Hastur was a supernatural monster came from the later work of August Derieth (Hastur was a benevolent god in Bierce, a ''place'' in Chambers, and Lovecraft did not state what it was).
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Revision as of 20:18, August 6, 2019

Dim Carcosa is one of the Nine Known Worlds, an empty and desolate plane containing a only a lost city. It is the home of Lady Casilda and the Saturnine, and the origin of the Carcosa Shard in Season 4; and plays a key role as an effective supernatural antagonist in Season 5.

Bobby Pancakes was briefly transported to Carcosa as a result of his death and re-animation by Lady Casilda in Season 4.

Although Carcosa is associated with H. P. Lovecraft, the name was invented by Ambroise Bierce in the short story An Inhabitant Of Carcosa - although this story only refers to it as a ruined city, with no suggestion of supernatural evil (the story's plot revolves around the unknown narrator searching for his home city, then realizing he is a ghost and stands within its ruin). Its most famous usage was in The King In Yellow, a collection of short stories by Robert W. Chambers, which introduced Carcosa as a lost city and also introduced a character named Casilda. Lovecraft read this book and added some references to it to The Whisperer In Darkness, which created the connection to Hastur; the idea thet Hastur was a supernatural monster came from the later work of August Derieth (Hastur was a benevolent god in Bierce, a place in Chambers, and Lovecraft did not state what it was).

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