Who is Stephen Alzis?, Part 2

So far, we’ve established that a Madame A ran the Fate before Stephen Alzis took over. Who exactly was she?

The Eyes Only book tells us that Madame A arrives in New York with a German parapsychologist named Otto Schmiddt. As it happens, Otto turns up in a scenario called “Call of Duty” in The Unspeakable Oath 14/15 written by Delta Green co-author Dennis Detwiller. Spoilers to follow.

The scenario tells about a criminal organization started by a gangster named Antonio Marchesi, among whose followers is a mysterious woman:

The strangest member of Marchesi’s organization is Stephiana Aldercott. She was summoned magically in 1919 by Marchesi… She is an Avatar of Nyarlathotep, and as such, serves the will of Yog-Sothoth.

On the next page appears the Summon Familiar spell, which tells how to summon a particular avatar of Nyarlathotep to serve/mislead the caster.

A further clue comes in the books of Otto Schmiddt, one of which is A Parley with the Demon Belapt. It is described as follows:

Written by Gustav Theodorous in 1681 as a report to the Holy Father, this document details the interrogation by religious authorities of the demon Belapt. This demon had possessed a man known only as S. A. in the document for over five years…

Putting this all together, we can reconstruct an ongoing series of mysterious avatars of Nyarlathotep, bearing the initials S. A., and appearing one after another. Thus, Stephen Alzis is but another link in this chain.

For those who feel that Alzis being another avatar of Nyarlathotep is dull, consider the following: is Alzis indeed a familiar to – someone, or something else?

Published in: on March 18, 2008 at 7:01 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Awesome stuff, man! Thanks so much for posting it.

  2. Forgive me for posting to this topic so late; but it has only recently come to my attention. I will not go so far as to say ‘bravo’ but I will say this: if I’m ever involved in a field op, I’d definitely want you in my cell.

    – Dennis Detwiller

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