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|image = Leng plateau.jpg
 
|image = Leng plateau.jpg
 
|caption = The Plateau of Leng as depicted by Jeff Remmer
 
|caption = The Plateau of Leng as depicted by Jeff Remmer
|type = Dimensional Anomaly
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|type = Dimensional Mystery
|powers = Various
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|powers = various
|access = Various
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|access = various
|features = The Ruins of an [[Elder Thing]]s City
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|features = The ruins of the [[Elder Thing]]s city
 
|location = Earth
 
|location = Earth
|inhabitants = * [[Elder Thing]]s (formerly)
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|inhabitants = [[Elder Thing]]s (formerly), The [[Men of Leng]]}}
* The [[Men of Leng]]
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{{Alt|For the plateau of Leng from "At the Moutains of Madness", see [[Leng (Antarctica)]]}}
* The [[Spider of Leng|Spiders of Leng]]
 
|created by = [[H. P. Lovecraft]]}}
 
{{Alt|For the Plateau of Leng from ''[[At the Mountains of Madness]]'', see [[Leng (Antarctica)]]}}
 
 
 
'''Leng''' is a fictional cold arid plateau in the [[Cthulhu Mythos]], whose location seems to vary entirely from story to story. The Plateau of Tsang, referenced by [[H. P. Lovecraft]] and other authors, is probably a region of Leng.
 
'''Leng''' is a fictional cold arid plateau in the [[Cthulhu Mythos]], whose location seems to vary entirely from story to story. The Plateau of Tsang, referenced by [[H. P. Lovecraft]] and other authors, is probably a region of Leng.
   
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==Other mentions==
 
==Other mentions==
*In [[Stephen King]]'s novel ''[[Needful Things]]'', Mr. Gaunt gives Ace Merrill some cocaine said to be fabricated in "the plains of Leng", though no other explanations are given. The novel also contains other references to Lovecraft's work. The Plateau is mentioned again in his novel ''[[The Eyes of the Dragon]]'', where it is described as the place where Flagg's spellbook was written, by a man named [[Abdul Alhazred|Alhazred]]. This implies that Flagg's spellbook is the ''[[Necronomicon]]'' itself.
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*In [[Stephen King]]'s novel ''[[Needful Things]]'', Mr. Gaunt gives Ace Merrill some cocaine said to be fabricated in "the plains of Leng", though no other explanations are given. The novel also contains other references to Lovecraft's work. It is mentioned again in his novel ''[[The Eyes of the Dragon]]'', where it is described as the place where Flagg's spellbook was written, by a man named Alhazred. This implies that Flagg's spellbook is the Necronomicon itself.
*In [[Brian Lumley]]'s Cthulhu Cycle Deities Novels the plains of Leng are supposed to be located in Earth's [[Dreamlands]].<ref>{{cite book|last=Lumley|first=Brian|title=The Clock of Dreams|year=1978|publisher=Grafton|isbn=0-586-21465-8}}</ref>
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*In [[Brian Lumley]]'s Cthulhu Cycle Deities Novels the plains of Leng are supposed to be located in Earth's dreamland.<ref>{{cite book|last=Lumley|first=Brian|title=The Clock of Dreams|year=1978|publisher=Grafton|isbn=0-586-21465-8}}</ref>
*In the [[Pathfinder]] roleplaying game, Leng is a demi-plane, or pocket dimension, that exists adjacent to the world of Golarion. It closely resembles the Leng described in [[The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath]].
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*In the [[Pathfinder Roleplaying Game]], Leng is a demi-plane, or pocket dimension, that exists adjacent to the world of Golarion. It closely resembles the Leng described in [[The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath]].
 
*In the CCG [[Magic: The Gathering]], there are two cards named ''Library of Leng'' and ''Candles of Leng.''
 
*In the CCG [[Magic: The Gathering]], there are two cards named ''Library of Leng'' and ''Candles of Leng.''
 
*In [[August Derleth]]'s short story ''[[The Thing That Walked on the Wind]]'', two characters claim to be have been taken "...to Leng, lost Leng, hidden Leng, whence sprung Wind-Walker."<ref>{{cite book|last1=Blackwood|first1=A.|last2=Price|first2=Robert M.|title=The Ithaqua Cycle|year=2006|publisher=Chaosium, Inc|page=61|ISBN=1568821913}}</ref>
 
*In [[August Derleth]]'s short story ''[[The Thing That Walked on the Wind]]'', two characters claim to be have been taken "...to Leng, lost Leng, hidden Leng, whence sprung Wind-Walker."<ref>{{cite book|last1=Blackwood|first1=A.|last2=Price|first2=Robert M.|title=The Ithaqua Cycle|year=2006|publisher=Chaosium, Inc|page=61|ISBN=1568821913}}</ref>
 
*In [[Neil Gaiman]]'s 1994 short story "[[Only the End of the World Again]]", Leng Avenue is a street in [[Innsmouth]].
 
*In [[Neil Gaiman]]'s 1994 short story "[[Only the End of the World Again]]", Leng Avenue is a street in [[Innsmouth]].
*In [[Kim Newman]]'s Richard Jeperson short story "Soho Golem", an occultist and priest of [[Nyarlathotep]] holds the noble title "Lord Leaves of Leng".
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*In [[Kim Newman]]'s [[Richard Jeperson]] short story "Soho Golem", an occultist and priest of [[Nyarlathotep]] holds the noble title "Lord Leaves of Leng".
*Leng is mentioned by an Iranian agent in "[[A Colder War]]" (1997) by [[Charles Stross]].
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*Leng is mentioned by an [[Iran]]ian agent in "[[A Colder War]]" (1997) by [[Charles Stross]].
*In [[Charles Stross]]'s short story "[[The Jennifer Morgue|Pimpf]]", the "Language of Leng" is inserted into the programming code of ''Neverwinter Nights'' in order to ensnare the souls of players.
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*In [[Charles Stross]]'s short story "[[The Jennifer Morgue|Pimpf]]", the "Language of Leng" is inserted into the programming code of ''[[Neverwinter Nights]]'' in order to ensnare the souls of players.
 
*In ''[[The Illuminatus! Trilogy]]'', Leng is mentioned as being the home of an order of cannibal priests.
 
*In ''[[The Illuminatus! Trilogy]]'', Leng is mentioned as being the home of an order of cannibal priests.
 
*In [[Marion Zimmer Bradley]]'s "Saga of the Renunciates", a character refers to a road that goes "across the Plateau of Leng" being "impassable and haunted by monsters"
 
*In [[Marion Zimmer Bradley]]'s "Saga of the Renunciates", a character refers to a road that goes "across the Plateau of Leng" being "impassable and haunted by monsters"
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*In Warhammer 40,000's [[Horus Heresy]] short story collection ''[[Tales of Heresy]]'', Book&nbsp;10 of the ''Horus Heresy'' book series, the "Hall of Leng" is mentioned in the story "Blood Games" authored by [[Dan Abnett]]. It is described as a location within the Imperial Palace on Terra (Earth).<ref>{{cite book|ref=harv|last=Abnett|first=Dan|editor1-last=Kyme|editor1-first=Nick|editor2-last=Priestley|editor2-first=Lindsey|year=2009|contribution=Blood Games|title=Tales of heresy|type=print|others=Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts|series=Horus Heresy {{interp|book series}}|volume=10|publisher=Black Library|location=Nottingham, UK|edition=1st UK|pages=9–60|isbn=978-1-84416-683-1|lastauthoramp=y|authorlink=Dan Abnett|postscript=.&nbsp;{{interp|Context at pp.&nbsp;20, 27}}.}}</ref>
 
*In Warhammer 40,000's [[Horus Heresy]] short story collection ''[[Tales of Heresy]]'', Book&nbsp;10 of the ''Horus Heresy'' book series, the "Hall of Leng" is mentioned in the story "Blood Games" authored by [[Dan Abnett]]. It is described as a location within the Imperial Palace on Terra (Earth).<ref>{{cite book|ref=harv|last=Abnett|first=Dan|editor1-last=Kyme|editor1-first=Nick|editor2-last=Priestley|editor2-first=Lindsey|year=2009|contribution=Blood Games|title=Tales of heresy|type=print|others=Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts|series=Horus Heresy {{interp|book series}}|volume=10|publisher=Black Library|location=Nottingham, UK|edition=1st UK|pages=9–60|isbn=978-1-84416-683-1|lastauthoramp=y|authorlink=Dan Abnett|postscript=.&nbsp;{{interp|Context at pp.&nbsp;20, 27}}.}}</ref>
 
*In [[Alan Moore]]'s [[Neonomicon]] the plateau of Leng is described as a projection into a higher mathematical space, which makes up the universe as observable by humans.
 
*In [[Alan Moore]]'s [[Neonomicon]] the plateau of Leng is described as a projection into a higher mathematical space, which makes up the universe as observable by humans.
*In [[Darrell Schweitzer]]'s short story "The Adventure of the Death-Fetch", featured in the anthology ''The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'', a mystery revolves around an expedition to the Plateau of Leng.
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*In [[Darrell Schweitzer]]'s short story "The Adventure of the Death-Fetch", featured in the anthology ''The Improbable Adventures of [[Sherlock Holmes]]'', a mystery revolves around an expedition to the Plateau of Leng.
*In the comic series ''Locke & Key'', demonic Lovecraftian spirits from beyond a buried stone doorway are known as the Children of Leng.
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*In the comic series ''[[Locke & Key]]'', demonic Lovecraftian spirits from beyond a buried stone doorway are known as the Children of Leng.
*In [[Marc Laidlaw]]'s short story [http://weirdfictionreview.com/2012/05/leng/ "Leng"], first printed in the anthology ''Lovecraft Unbound'', Leng is a remote plateau in Tibet where the monks of a lone monastery serve what appears to be an ancient underground fungus and possible hive mind, similar to ''Ophiocordyceps sinensis'', but which infects humans.
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*In [[Marc Laidlaw]]'s short story [http://weirdfictionreview.com/2012/05/leng/ "Leng"], first printed in the anthology ''Lovecraft Unbound'', Leng is a remote plateau in Tibet where the monks of a lone monastery serve what appears to be an ancient underground fungus and possible hive mind, similar to [[Ophiocordyceps sinensis]], but which infects humans.
   
 
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