Minor Interdimensional Entity
This creature is described in certain texts as UTUKMUL, or “Parasite Spirit”.
UTUK translates to Spirit, or Ghost, and MUL is a parasite.
Six inches to three feet long.
Merrow Tale (2012) - B.A. Lee
These small entities spread the Blessing of the Great Old Ones and are often
employed to begin the process of Ascendancy in select hosts through the use of their potent
Subdimensional venom. It is possible that they are actually biological artifacts of Elder Spawn
design, created or bred uniquely for this purpose. They will often spring upon the back of an
unsuspecting host, burrowing into the base of the neck and injecting Subdimensional venom into
their intellect via their vicious triple stinger. The host soon begins to exhibit all the signs of
parasitical addiction, and may even develop corporeally addictive habits under the influence of
the creature. The creatures remain attached to their host, invisible to the Unseeing except as a
small festering wound, until Ascendancy sets in, at which point, their purpose served, the
parasites shrivel and die. Some individuals have been found to be host to multiple parasites.
The parasites are invisible to all but the most Gifted of Summoners, and are difficult, but not
impossible, to remove. The generous application of silver or iron applied directly to the entity
will cause it to burn away. This has the unfortunate side effect of causing enormous discomfort
in the host, but is seldom fatal. Depending on the duration of attachment, Ascendancy may be
delayed or inhibited altogether. It should be noted that without Ascendant Progression, there is a
high risk that the infected individual will never recover, but will rather devolve into a Husk.