Great Old One

True Name:
Known throughout the ages by countless names, including “Mother of a Thousand Young”, Shub-Niggurath is the true name of this hideous entity.

Shub-Niggurath is immense, a great leviathan of biblical proportions.

"Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!" - H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness (1930)

She is writhing horror of the oceans incarnate. Her fury is the ravening maelstroms of the typhoon, and her mystery the untold depths of the deepest oceans on earth, and elsewhere.

She can take many forms, but to the Gifted she resembles a gargantuan monstrosity, the awesome sight of which will drive most individuals insane with terror. Her great bulbous head splits into a cavernous maw surrounded by a writhing cluster of fanged mandibles and muscular tendrils. This vast maw can envelope and swallow a smaller vessel whole. Numerous glowing sensory orbs adorn this hideous visage, which is armored in an exoskeleton of some impervious, chitinous material. It is not clearly understood whether this armor is an organ innate to the being, or some adornment of Subdimensional technology.

When ensconced in this semi-corporeal avatar, She enjoys hunting for ships, and has a pair or more of long, bony clawed appendages, with which she grasps and rends. Her many tentacles envelop the unfortunate vessels, searching for points of weakness in the hull, or humanity to devour. Her long body tapers to a bony tail, which ends in a large claw.

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