Re: The Return of Eldritch Terrors Galore!
Yes, the octopoid creature is Lovecraftian in a general sense without direct reference to any specific character. As I imagined him, he was one of the background denizens of H.P.L.'s early Dunsanian fantasies. The treasure chest and skeletal remains are a none-too subtle commentary on human greed and folly, a very Dunsanian theme.
Yes, Seth Bishop's place is indeed toast. I was a little worried about the reaction of other diehard Lovecraftians to the outhouse's scatological reference, but they all received a good chuckle out of it! My imp of the perverse got the better of me, I just couldn't help myself . . . . I just had to do it!
Many thanks for the good word!