Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#64 - Tindalosian Hybrids & Hunting Horrors

Tindalosian Hybrids

Tindalosian Hybrids look like living Cubist paintings. They generally try to maintain their human form, but their image often wavers and ripples. By ingesting a bit of the blue ichor left behind by a Hound of Tindalos, a human may become infected—if he does not die first—and mutate into a Tindalosian hybrid. Certain spells or elixirs may produce the same effect.

#63 - Servants of Gla’aki & Denizens of S’glhuo

Servants of Gla’aki

When someone is poisoned by Gla'aki, they become his undead slave, though still able to perform individual actions. At first they can still pass as their former self, but as time goes on, they become more corpse-like.

#62 - Martians & Proto-Shoggoths

Martians

Like the Triffids, I was actually surprised to find H.G. Wells' Martians in the Malleus Monstrorum. I love that story, but I find it hard to picture them as being in the same universe as the Mythos, mostly because it means the titular war never happened. Anyway, in The War of the Worlds the Martians are described as being a "big, grey, rounded bulk, the size, perhaps, of a bear," as well as having lank tentacular appendages, a V-shaped mouth, and fungoid, oily brown skin." They are, however, most well-known for their 100ft-tall tripodal war machines.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#61 - Moon-Beasts & Gnoph-Keh

Moon-Beasts

Moon-Beasts get their name from the fact that they live on the Moon of the Dreamlands. They do, however, travel far via great flying galleons. They are sadists by nature and enslave various other races to work for them, particularly the Men of Leng. Moon-Beasts are described as "a sort of toad without any eyes, but with a curious vibrating mass of short pink tentacles on the end of its blunt, vague snout."

Monday, June 19, 2017

#60 - Wendigo & Leng Spiders

Wendigo

Wendigo are hoofed humanoids who worship Ithaqua, and are typically depicted with deer skull for a head, and always with antlers. Despite living off moss, fungus, and frogs, they consider human flesh a delicacy and will seek it out any chance they get. Wendigo are also savage, solitary, and territorial, fighting to the death when they come across another another of their kind.

Friday, June 16, 2017

#59 - Ny’ghan Grii & Minions of Othuum

Ny’ghan Grii

Ny’ghan Grii are spherical, luminous beings with a single, faceted eye, and puckered mouth. They are also—you guessed it!—covered in tentacles. How novel.

#58 - Inhabitants of L’gy’hx & Nioth-Korghai

Inhabitants of L’gy’hx

Described only as "cuboid, many-legged metal beings". The Inhabitants of L’gy’hx stand only about three-feet tall, but are very heavy and strong. Some may have come to Earth as slaves of the Shan.