Attempt to reconstruct the play by Thom Ryng.


Published in hardcover from Armitage House and available from It also contains a short poem The Unseeing Eye by Thom Ryng at the end of the volume, which appears in Greek letters and an English translation.

Origins of The Play

It is claimed that Thom Ryng translated the play from an original written in French in 1890, as Le Roi en Jaune, although this contradicts evidence that the play was actually translated into French from another language.


The play features the following characters :

  • Alar, Captain of the Guard
  • Festival Guests
  • Guards of the Watch


The play takes place over "Two days in the distant past or distant future" "in the city of Yhtill, on the world of Hastur.

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