DHOLE

World Destroyer

Now Carter knew from a certain source that he was in the vale of Pnoth, where crawl and burrow the enormous Dholes; but he did not know what to expect, because no one has ever seen a Dhole or even guessed what such a thing may be like. Dholes are known only by dim rumour, from the rustling they make amongst mountains of bones and the slimy touch they have when they wriggle past one. They cannot be seen because they creep only in the dark.

—The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1927
a giant fanged worm like creature
Dhole by Brad Hicks

Dhole are supposedly worm-like creatures of the Dreamlands, dwelling in the valley of Pnath in the underworld. It is said that no one has ever seen a Dhole – and could tell about it – also because they mostly walk in the dark. If one follows vague rumors of dubious quality, it seems that there are also creatures called Bhole. Whether these are two different beings or perhaps different forms of existence is unknown.

SPECIAL POWERS 

Sense of Vibration: Dhole use echolocation to orient themselves. However, their song is also used to communicate with each other and can penetrate miles of ground. Some even say that a Dhole’s song can penetrate through space and time. Because of this special perceptive ability, a Dhole can sense the slightest vibration in the ground.

Massive: A Dhole is a gigantic giant worm from the Dreamlands. Its massive body loses hit points from ordinary attacks, but attacks with lethality value are less efficient. They only deal damage equal to their respective lethality value. In both cases, the damage must then still penetrate the worm’s natural armor.

Pinning: If the victim is still alive after a successful attack, they are buried under the Dhole and are considered pinned.

Wormhole: Dholes eat through any type of rock or soil with ease. Their skin secretes a secretion that stabilizes their tunnels. Dholes are actually inhabitants of the Dreamlands. However, a Dhole can eat its way not only through the ground, but also through time and space, which enables it to reach other worlds. When it changes, it leaves a strange tunnel in the ground or rock, which ends suddenly. The actual portal closes again after a short time. However, if you are fast and crazy enough, you might be able to follow a Dhole through its wormhole. In combat, a Dhole can use this ability as part of its normal move to flee or drastically shorten the distance to the enemy.

Yog-Sothothery: It is believed that Dhole also dig their tunnels outside of the Dreamlands. They pose an immense threat, as they are capable of destroying entire worlds. A single specimen can reduce cities to rubble. But their ability to dig through time and space opens up many interesting starting points beyond that: Are such wormholes stable, where do they lead to and in what time?

DHOLE, World Destroyer

STR: 300

CON: 400

DEX: 8

INT: 13

POW: 24

HP: 350

Damage Bonus/Lethality: +#D#

Build: Extremely large (target size bonus: +40%).

Willpower Points: 24

ATTACKS

Attacks per round: 1

Fighting attacks: .

Down-rolling 30%, lethality 99%, armor piercing 10 (see Down-rolling). 

Devour 30%, lethality 99%, armor piercing 10.

Dodge: ##%

Armor: 10 points due to massive physique (see Massive).

Skills: Athletics 80%, Alertness 50%.

Rituals: None

Sanity Loss: 1d8/1d20

This creature description is translated from the German version published by FHTAGN-RPG.

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