Archive for November, 2011
by Alex CF on November 19th, 2011
Status: FOR SALE
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“A beautiful display cabinet containing three carefully preserved fetal skeletons”
Shunned Physican Thadeus Belacleese has quite a history, his work alongside Ernesto Sabatella (also known as Dr. Moreau) involved some of the most insidious and vile deeds carried out in the name of science. His work in cellular reanimation began with his somewhat fanatical love of the work of Mary Shelley and bore fruit in the form of his research in the field of Bio-aetherics. His home was strewn with anatomical curiosities, many a malformed pickled fetus lined the dusty shelves of 111 Shrewesbury place. This piece is no exception.
Contained within a beautiful display case, are three human fetuses. One has the affliction of cyclopia, the ocular cavity forming one large opening in the skull. The second is healthy human fetus, cause of death is of course, unknown. The final suffered from polycephaly, two heads, and indeed two fused rib cages.
It is supposed this was abandoned alongside most of his belongings in London when he fled to Europe to join Ernesto Sabatella. It was not long before they met the infamous Grigori Rasputin and his quest for immortality.
by Alex CF on November 9th, 2011
Merrylin was always fascinated by the species Homomimus; a tiny predatory animal that had become prolific throughout the world, most common in Sumatra, the Congo and parts of the Amazon. The species appeared to have adopted bizarre physical similarities to hominids in skeletal structure.
Homomimus are also the origin of the fairy myth, and in this form, possibly the most difficult to ascertain how evolution allowed two species to adopt incredibly similar osteology yet differed so greatly in size. A parallel evolution like no other. It was this that Merrylin found fascinating, and within his notes are the thousands of differences that aesthetics hide. This Homomimus, yet displays said remarkable skeletal anatomy.
I recently posted a much less intact specimen, this was uncovered shortly after and is a much finer example of this tiny, enigmatic creature.
by Alex CF on November 2nd, 2011
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“The primary Vampyric research by the Physician Francis Gerber of Switzerland”
Before the Cleric Abramo, before the treaty of Thenis, there was Francis Gerber. He was a Swiss born Physician, Botanist, Chemist and Naturalist, whose prolific writings centered on the study of the origins of humanity. His own research began around 1776, where he commissioned African poachers to bring him specimens of the great apes, which he dissected in an attempt to construct a detailed inventory of “terrestrial and aboreal apes and their aesthetic and anatomical similarities to the Homo Sapien.”
His research garnered a great deal of criticism, yet most of his work was completed in private. One of his many employees would present him with a shipment of species from sub Saharan Africa, the Amazon and parts of India.
Yet it was a bone fragment that piqued Gerbers interest in the lesser known hominids. On December 14th, 1780, Gerber unpacked a collection of specimens from the Far East. Amongst these samples was a partial skull fragment of the upper mandible and part of the brow. The teeth were intact, and clearly very unique. The upper cuspids were distended and serrated and although in a state of decay, connected to the bone tissue by a complex musculature, which allowed the teeth to protrude and retract from two fissures in the jaw.
His hasty communications to the collector he had bought the pieces from, pointed to a village on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal, in Mongolia. He traveled to this destination, a destitute collection of huts nestled in the icy inlet of the great body of water. It was here he was introduced to a man, whose daughter had been murdered by what the villagerscalled a “Blood thief”. Gerber was escorted to a shallow grave where the killer lay, who had been caught and lynched, leaving his mangled corpse to the elements. The head had been removed, yet the body was preserved by snow. He was told that the creature had fed upon the child, removing most of the organs and consuming them, but also drained the body of blood. He asked for a place to examine the body, which was provided.
It was here he made his first examination of what he coined the “Nocturnal Hominid” or “Homo Vampyrus”. A primate whose body appeared augmented by a form of parasitic virus. His studies of the Osteology, and organs provided ample proof that this body was in fact not human at all.
So began Gerbers extensive research pertaining to the Vampyr. He soon collected a wealth of knowledge, and most importantly revolutionized the study of Hemoglobin, through invention of sophisticated microscope apparatus. He was fascinated by the behaviour of Vampyr blood cells and managed to dispel the myth that these creatures only fed on human blood.
Eventually, over the remainder of his mortal life, he tracked these feral Vampyr to the source. The Altai Mountains of Mongolia. It was here he found Thenis, the Vampyr stronghold. His communications with those who dwelt within passed between himself and loyal human familiars, until eventually he was granted access to the city. His first encounter was with Damat, the son of Demeclev, a 12,000 year old whose own research of evolutionary biology stunned Gerber. He spent years with Damat, until his age began to get the better of him. It is believed he consented to infection, and thus a form of immortality so that he could continue his research unabated by age.
The case presented here, a large anatomical study case. The case has ample biological specimens of Vampyr odontology, dermatology, osteology and of course apparatus for examining Vampyr and Human Hematology. Within are beautiful hand drawn annotated sketches, tools and samples, along with what he called “harvesting implements”.