HAUNTER IN THE DARK

Flying Terror

Stars swelled to dawns, and dawns burst into fountains of gold, carmine, and purple, and still the dreamer fell. Cries rent the aether as ribbons of light beat back the fiends from outside. And hoary Nodens raised a howl of triumph when Nyarlathotep, close on his quarry, stopped baffled by a glare that seared his formless hunting-horrors to grey dust.

—The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1927
A single eyed, writhing, formless darkness with aspects of bat
Haunter in the Dark by Brad Hicks

This creature appears as a writhing, formless darkness. Survivors usually describe it quite contradictorily. Basically, it’s also hard to see anything at all accurately when a Formless Hunting-Horror is hurtling toward you. The creature can best be compared to black smoke or a black veil in the wind. And if mouths, wings, teeth, or claws are necessary, the creature can form them effortlessly.

The Formless Hunting-Horrors are thought to be somewhat close to Nyarlathotep, in whose service these creatures are often said to have been seen.

SPECIAL POWERS 

Formless: The physiology of the creature does not reveal any weak points or particularly significant areas of the body. Therefore, a targeted attack to increase damage is not possible, nor are critical hits. Nevertheless, the creature takes ordinary damage quite regularly. In addition, the creature can squeeze through the narrowest of openings.

Flicker: Formless Hunting-Horror is partially on another plane of existence and moves around there. Thus, a large part of the creature does not even enter our plane of existence. Therefore, some attacks simply pass through it. The probability of the target lingering outside the normal plane of existence is given as a skill.

Flying: Formless Hunting-Horrors move through the air. This does not mean that they actually fly. Their moves simply do not adhere to the laws of physics.

Vulnerability to Sunlight: Formless Hunting-Horror cannot tolerate sunlight. It causes them pain and makes them retreat to their original plane of existence. Prolonged exposure to sunlight is lethal to them. After every minute a Formless Hunting-Horror is exposed to sunlight, it suffers 20% lethal damage. In the short term, sunlight only repulses a Formless Hunting-Horror or makes it very angry.

Yog-Sothothery: These efficient hunters pose an immense threat to anyone on the wrong side of these amorphous creatures. While they appear to have originated in the Dreamlands, it should be easy for a Formless Hunting-Horror to become active on Earth as well.

Haunter in the Dark, Flying Terror

STR: 30

CON: 20

DEX: 16

INT: 12

POW: 15

HP: 25

Damage Bonus/Lethality: +#D#

Build: Large

Willpower Points: 15

ATTACKS

Attacks per round: 1

Fighting attacks: .

claw slash 50%, lethality 15%, armor piercing 3.

Dodge: ##%

Armor: None (see Formless and Flicker).

Skills: Athletics 60%, Flicker 50%, Stealth 60%, Alertness 50%.

Rituals: None

Sanity Loss: 1d4/1d10

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

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