No one knows where the Holy Shrine of Nusku will be on the day of the autumnal equinox, they only pray that it will not be their home town. When the Revelers of Nusku come they will bring gifts of gold and silver. Feasts fit for kings will be held and the greatest festival in the history of the Holy Shrine will be held as men and women dance, reveling in the glory of Nusku for four days and three nights - but on that fourth night the Revelers of Nusku do change from benevolent guests to grime executioners. They set the fires that consume the Holy Shrine, and it is they who dance in the ashes singing the Lamentations of Nusku.
The Revelers of Nusku come from the accursed lands of Sol'ket where the necromancers of old were bred in the great vats of Om the Half-god. It is said that the Revelers mine the blighted lands for artifacts of their fell god in hopes that one might find the Finger of Nusku and bring His cleansing fires to the world as they dance to the Lamentations of Nusku.
The Finger of Nusku is actually a Cobalt Bomb equivalent to 5,000 Littleboy Atomic Bombs. If it were to ever fall into the hands of the Revelers the consequences would be dire.
|From Doctor Strangelove|
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