Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cthughiim (Mythos Future)

Cthughiim
No. Enc.: 1d4
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 120' (innate ability to soar through empty space) 
Armor Class: 1 (mostly energy)
Hit Dice: 12
Attack(s): 1 (Hard Radiation)
Damage: 6d6
Save: L12
Morale: n/a


Mutations: Energy Ray (Hard Radiation), Control Light Waves, Psionic Flight (interstellar), Plane Shift, Precognition, Reflective epidermis (Immune to lasers and most other light-based energy weapons), Vampiric Field.


Energetic Body: Cthughiim are made up primarily of electromagnetic fields and hard radiation, their former fleshy selves have been utterly consumed and destroyed over the course of their sanity-shattering transmigration to this new form.

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Blazing, mocking and caught-up within a holocaust of ecstasy these formerly human beings are brutal, insane and murderous beyond belief. The Cthughiim are mysterious, energetic entities who soar through the vast gulfs of space seeking victims to burn and destroy in their staggeringly inestimable rages. Terrifying beings, the Cthughiim flame and flash through space like rogue stars on a rampage. These beings have lain waste to numerous worlds and have no compunction in destroying any who dare to attempt to summon or bind them--most protective measures are completely ineffectual at blocking the massive outpouring of hard radiation that continually streams off of these beings. They truly are like unto grim mockeries of the stars themselves and they are not something to trifle with by any means.


When attacking, the Cthughiim go all out, hold nothing in reserve, and then take off for the depths of space laughing and mocking their victims in a way that is more felt than actually heard, often stirring these victims into a horrific, but often impotent rage of their own. These things are intense. They are literally burning themselves out as they rage against the dying of the light, screaming their wild frenzies across the illimitable void until at last, finally, they are consumed, used-up and fade away into a final, horrible oblivion.


There are rumors that there might be those among the Cthughiim who wield even greater mental mutations, psychic powers, or even spell-casting abilities.


Mythos Source: The Cthughiim were inspired by certain aspects of the classic short story Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H. P. Lovecraft, first published in 1919 and inspired at least in part by something HPL read in a newspaper. The nova mentioned in this tale is believed to be GK Persei which was first noticed by astronomers in 1901. The passage: "... But most of all did he dwell upon some mysterious blazing entity that shook and laughed and mocked at him. This vast, vague personality seemed to have done him a terrible wrong and to kill it in triumphant revenge was his paramount desire. In order to reach it...he would soar through abysses of emptiness 'burning' every obstacle that stood in his way..." is our primary point of departure in developing this entity. 


Also there are the famous lines from The Call of Cthulhu (1926) "The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom."

Mutant Future Core Rules are available for free from Goblinoid Games.
You might also consider looking at Realms of Crawling Chaos while you're there...

You might also take a look at Mythos Future...

2 comments:

  1. "Mythos Future" sounds wonderful!

    "This blog is open to invited readers only" is not so wonderful.

    How can I see the Mythos Future game website?

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    1. We're bringing the Mythos Future stuff to this blog. It's just taking some time to get all the pieces and things worked out. We've re-opened the old Mythos Future blog in the meantime. all the Chernobyl Sunrise pieces will be compiled into an ebook with a few new things added in. Tsan Yian you'll see mentioned in a few places at this blog, especially in some of the spells. There will be a lot more revealed about Tsan Yian very soon...

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