Have You Seen The Yellow Sign?
The King in Yellow (Castigne)
The King In Yellow appears to inhabit the city of Carcosa, and to be a much-feared supernatural entity of great power.
The King in Yellow is apparently also known as ‘The Living God’ or ‘the Last King’. His influence is able to extend from the play within the stories to effect the characters in the stories themselves, hence it is probably correct to say that the King exists as a character, or at least a power, in both the play and in the book of stories that refer to the play.
The Yellow Sign seems to be associated with the King in some way, as are the stars known as the Hyades and Aldebaran.
In the play Carcosa, or The Queen and the Stranger, The Stranger, also known as ‘The Phantom of Truth’ attempted to resist the King by the use of the ‘Pallid Mask’. It seems this was unsuccessful. In addition, the King dwells in Carcosa and is feared by the inhabitants of Yhtill and Alar and appears as a tall figure in tattered yellow robes, bearing a smoking brand.