Haunter of the Dark

Name

Haunter of the Dark

Concept

Mask of the Crawling Chaos

Power

Burning Touch: The Haunter of the Dark is almost incorporeal, but the parts that are material are heavily corrosive. For an Action Point, it may roll its Athletics against a target's Physical Defense or Athletics to make a touch attack. Does 1d3 damage.

Aspects

Incorporeal: The Haunter only exists partially within our plane of existence. As such, it's very difficult to hit the parts of it that are solid. However, when its distilled down to his physical form, he takes much more damage.
Shrink from the Sun: Any light above a candle light will cause the Haunter great pain. He is distilled to his physical form, but begins to lash out.
Shining Trapezohedron: Even if banished by light or by destruction of its physical form, the Haunter can be re-summoned when someone gazes into this strangely angled jewel too long.

Skills

  • Athletics: 6 (Fantastic)
  • Perception: 4 (Great)
  • Stealth: 8 (Epic)
  • Melee Weapons: 5 (Superb)
  • Physical Defense: 8 (Epic) [0 (Mediocre) when under bright lights]
  • Body: 5 (Superb)
  • Action Points: 3

Personal History

The Shining Trapezohedron was discovered in Egyptian ruins, in a box of alien construction, by Professor Enoch Bowen before he returned to Providence, Rhode Island in 1844. Members of the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence would awaken the Haunter of the Dark, an avatar of Nyarlathotep, by gazing into the glowing crystal. Summoned from the black gulfs of chaos, this being could show other worlds, other galaxies, and the secrets of arcane and paradoxical knowledge; but he demanded monstrous sacrifices, hinted at by disfigured skeletons that were later found in the church. The Haunter of the Dark was banished by light and could not cross a lighted area.
The Shining Trapezohedron is a window on all space and time. Described as a "crazily angled stone", it is unlikely to be a true trapezohedron because of the Old Ones' penchant for bizarre non-Euclidean angles. It was created on dark Yuggoth and brought to Earth by the Old Ones, where it was placed in its box aeons before the first human beings appeared. After the passing of the Old Ones, during the final stages of the lower Triassic period, the trapezohedron was salvaged from the ruins of their cyclopean cities by the serpent people of Valusia. Eventually, after the bloody extermination of the serpent people at the hands of the advancing pre-human hordes of Lomar, the device found its way into the possession of the primitive men of Lemuria, Atlantis and in later cycles the Pharaoh Nephren Ka of Egypt until at last it was unearthed and brought to New England.1

How it ended up in Saskatchewan is a mystery.

Miscellaneous

"I see it— coming here— hell-wind— titan-blur— black wings— Yog-Sothoth save me— the three-lobed burning eye…" - Robert Blake2

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