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NEPHREN-KA (also known as the Black Pharaoh). Mythical ruler of ancient Egypt. The earliest such figure, mentioned in the Necronomicon, was a lord of Acheron buried in a shroud containing the secrets of Nyarlathotep. Little more is known about him, however.
Most scholars are in firmer agreement that Nephren-Ka was the last pharaoh of the Third Dynasty. Legend has it that Nephren-Ka was a mighty sorcerer, the greatest of Egypt's priest-kings. He made a deal with Nyarlathotep in the lost city of Irem, and upon his return revived the worship of that god in that land (indeed, some even considered him to be Nyarlathotep's avatar) and ruled the land as pharaoh. During his reign the priesthoods of Bast, Anubis, and Sebek flourished. The Black Pharaoh is also credited with the discovery of the Shining Trapezohedron.
There was great discontent within the populace due to these changes, and soon thereafter the people of Egypt were in revolt. In the end, Sneferu, the founder of the Fourth Dynasty who had received aid from the goddess Isis, prevailed over the Dark Pharaoh. Nephren-Ka made his way toward the coast, in order to escape to a "western island." Enemy forces cut him off, however, somewhere near the site of modern-day Cairo. The evil pharaoh and his priests vanished, having buried themselves in an underground vault whose location has remained a secret to this day. Baffled, Sneferu declared the Black Pharaoh dead and had Nephren-Ka's name stricken from all records and monuments.
In the depths of his hidden funeral vault, Nephren-Ka sacrificed one hundred victims to Nyarlathotep. In exchange for this gift, the Mighty Messenger bestowed the gift of prophecy upon his servant. Nephren-Ka spent the last days of his life drawing the future of the world on the walls of his tomb.
The Sixth Dynasty saw the rise of Queen Nitocris, who revived the worship of Nyarlathotep. Some say that another (or possibly the same?) Nephren-Ka appeared at the end of that dynasty, the child of Nitocris and Nyarlathotep. We have virtually no information about his reign, however.
During the Eighteenth Dynasty, Amenhotep IV (or Akenaten) found the remains of Nephren-Ka and magically called up the dead wizard. Nephren-Ka influenced the young pharaoh, convincing him to transform his land's religion into the disguised worship of his own gods. Nephren-Ka soon realized that the time for his resurgence was not right, and returned to his tomb, leaving Akenaten's reign to fall.
No one knows what happened to the remaining followers of the Black Pharaoh. Some say they were pushed south into the swamps beyond the Sudan. Others assert that the cultists traveled to Britain. A third school of thought holds that the magicians remained in Egypt, carrying on their worship in secret.
The tomb of Nephren-Ka likewise remains a mystery. Comtemporary records state that the Collapsed Pyramid at Meidum and the Bent Pyramid of Dahshur were both built for the internment of Nephren-Ka and that he rests in the Bent Pyramid. No explorers of this pyramid have found any trace of his remains, however. It has been suggested that seven thousand years after his death, the Black Pharaoh will rise again.
[Bloch mentions "biblical times" and The Book of the Dead in "Fane", which places the dark pharaoh's life some time around the Twentieth Dynasty. Subsequent authors have placed him in the Third, Sixth, Fourteenth, and Eighteenth Dynasties.]
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NOPHRU-KA. High priest of a powerful cult of Nyarlathotep in Egypt during the Fourteenth Dynasty who attempted to overthrow the old regime and become the new pharaoh. To accomplish these ends, he called down monsters from the stars to wreak havoc across the land. In the confusion, Nophru-Ka and his cultists would attack the pharaoh and set up their own government. Nyarlathotep himself smiled on their venture and promised to send a messenger to aid them.
The current pharaoh learned of the plot, and his assassins tracked down Nophru-Ka, killing him as he knelt to pray in his cult's most sacred temple. As he died, Nophru-Ka pronounced a curse upon the head of the pharaoh and the ruling line of Egypt.
The high priest's followers, demoralized by their leader's death, were driven to the south until they arrived at the ruined city of G'harne.
Some claim that Nophru-Ka was a reincarnation of the Black Pharaoh Nephren-Ka, while others claim that his claim to such title was spurious and that the cults of the Black Pharaoh brought about his death.
["Nophru-Ka" seems to have been a misreading of "Nephren-Ka" (which see), as Herber has named "Nephren-Ka" as the former head of the Brotherhood of the Beast in a later work.]