So, NightMist's bio and Episode #12 - NightMist both state that Faye's attempt to cast the Mists of R'lyeh spell sent her to another realm or dimension filled with mist, which is how she became "cursed" with an unstable, mist-like body. We've heard a few times that the curse also enhanced her ability to perform feats of magic. Many of the spells in NightMist's deck are depicted as having "misty" visual effects, but only two spells explicitly have "mist" in the name: Mistbound and Mists of Time. I couldn't help but notice that Mistbound deals with opening a portal, and Mists of Time deals with seeing through time, which as we know is related to multiversal travel. Additionally, the quote on the Planar Banishment spell says "I cast thee through the Gates of R'lyeh!" That's two "Mist" spells and one "R'lyeh" spell dealing specifically with dimensional or "multiversal" effects. That is interesting given what later happens with the Mist Gates and the Mist Storm, not to mention the fact that the Mists of R'lyeh card in Arkham Horror is essentially a "teleportation" effect.
In Episode #111 - Magic in the Multiverse, we learned about how magic, broadly speaking, involves drawing power from an outside source such as another realm. We learned about various realms from which magical power can be drawn. We also learned that NightMist primarily uses Discordian magic and, later in her career, some Void magic. Conspicuously absent was any mention of either the realm of mist or "R'lyeh."
Episode #54 - Supernatural Settings, states that while elements of NightMist's backstory are obviously inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft, specific "mythos" beings such as Cthulhu are not part of Sentinel Comics. Therefore, I assume that "R'lyeh" is NOT a sunken city where dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
So...what is the deal with NightMist's mist? Is "R'lyeh" the name of the realm of mists, or just the name of the spell used to get there? If R'lyeh is NOT the realm of mists, what is it? Are either of these concepts linked to the Realm of Discord in any way? Is the mist realm just a "region" within the Realm of Discord? Do the mists specifically facilitate planar travel, or are these various gates just "misty" as a side effect of being cast by someone who's mist-cursed?
This all strikes me as a rather conpicuous omission from Nightmist's lore and the lore of the Multiverse in general. So big, in fact, that I'm starting to suspect that it's being held back for a big "reveal," most likely related to Prime War. What do you all think?