Dylath-Leen

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This article is about H. P. Lovecraft's fictional city. For the death metal band, see Dylath-Leen (band).

Dylath-Leen is a fictional city in H. P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle and appears in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1926) and the Brian Lumley short story Dylath-Leen.[1]

It is built mostly of basalt, and its streets are dark and uninviting. It is one of the most mysterious cities in Lovecraft's Dreamlands. It buys rubies from strange, turbaned men in sinister black galleys (whose rowers are never seen), though the famous dreamer Randolph Carter has advised against it. In the Lumley story this plot-line is continued, with a new dreamer discovering that the moon-beasts have finally taken over the city despite Carter's warnings.

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