box design & research by Steelgohst
known configuration that was crafted, but not created by LeMarchand
himself. The design was given to LeMarchand in manuscript
and completed over a period of five years. During this time
enormous increase in the amount of missing persons cases reported in
the American Colonies. Many attributed the disappearances to
LeMarchand, although raids on his New York home never found any
evidence pertaining to the 133 missing people.
Manuscript - photograph -
There still exists one page of the manuscript, containing
only nonsensical text and depictions of the outer faces of "The Gift
Configuration", nothing of the inner workings of the box
The remainder of the
manuscript is believed to have been destroyed after the box was
text on the only surviving page
appears to bear no relation to Pyus. It may have been written
form of code to which only LeMarchand himself was made privy.
also the only
LeMarchand box which has apparently never been opened.
passed through many hands over the years, none have ever been able to
divine its secrets. Perhaps this is just as well.
understanding that all of LeMarchand's previous toys opened gateways,
allowing access to those who may desire it to the world of
Leviathan. It is suspected that Pyus opens a gateway to the
world of men through which
Leviathan itself can pass, effectively bringing about Hell on Earth and
the destruction of all things.
is made of
hardwood inlaid with bronze - the wood is stained a deep
which closely resembles, and indeed could well be, dried blood.
Who exactly presented LeMarchand with the manuscripts was not clear
recent unearthing of a part of a missing journal. It contains
which, if believed, makes the origins of Pyus dark indeed. It
describes a ritual the toymaker followed at the completion of each of
boxes. It was through this ritual that LeMarchand called
those he referred to as the "Torn Ones".
"Lord Leviathan has
sent this to me,
His greatest gift.
I have performed well in His service, and my reward
will be comparable..."
~ The Journal of