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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Tentacles is a short story by Peter F. Guenther first appearing in Nightscapes #3, still available online.

Plot Summary

A computer user discovers a "Brotherhood" dedicated to returning the Great Old One Hnarqu to life through the use of a computer virus:

From: system-admin To: all-users-list Re: Tentacles virus

Rejoice, brothers! The virus has been unleashed and will
soon free the Master from his chains. We need only wait
now, until the planned time. At that point, enough computers
will be infected and the virus will become active. Thank
you for all your work. The moment of our reward is coming!
Soon the earth will be cleansed by great Hnarqu and the few
righteous will remain! Hnarqu fhtagn! Hnarqu e yai nlaren

A hapless band of university students struggle to defeat the brotherhood's plan.