Conspiracy-tinged vignette written by Dirk Holland, included in the 2007 King In Yellow Anthology and A Terrible Thing.

Two characters, Reynolds and De Payens, are discussing an early 19th century occult tome discussing Hastur and Azathoth in seemingly modern scientific terms and the million-year long Eternal War fought amongst the Dark Stars above the cities, possibly between "the crustacean races of Aldebaran and the winged races of the Hyades", the former apparently the Fungi From Yuggoth, due to their feud with an unnamed Brotherhood whose sacred colour was "the colour of death" and who are recognised by a secret sign. It culminates in the death and funeral of Reynolds, where yellow does indeed seem to be the colour of death...

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