Sorry for the wait — here’s the new page of “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”! I spent the past three weeks in Jordan, where I spent part of the time visiting actual ancient ruins — Petra, Jerash, Madaba (where there is a fascinating mosaic map of the Near East in the Byzantine-Roman era) and other places. Of course, there is less water thereabouts than we see in “The Doom That Came to Sarnath.” I did visit the Dead Sea, however, which impressed me massively with its sense of isolation and strangeness, this deep hole in the Earth (it’s really far below sea level) filled with this poisonous saltpan. The Dead Sea is fed by the River Jordan, which, sadly, has become a mere trickle thanks to being drained for irrigation; on another trip I visited the Baptism Site and was disappointed to find that the river is scarcely ten feet wide and reduced to a stream of mud which flows through just one course of a former maze of now-dry islands covered with dead trees and bulrushes.
But of course, none of that has anything to do with SARNATH!!! I’m back in the US now and will continue drawing pages week by week ’till the end of the story! Next week’s is a big one so I may have to put the page up towards the end of the week instead of on Tuesday. But it’ll go up. After Sarnath is done, I hope to start a major new Lovecraftian project on this site. Thanks for all your patience and support!