MI-GO

Fungi from Yuggoth

The Outer Beings are perhaps the most marvelous organic things in or beyond all space and time-members of a cosmos-wide race of which all other life-forms are merely degenerate variants. They are more vegetable than animal, if these terms can be applied to the sort of matter composing them, and have a somewhat fungoid structure; though the presence of a chlorophyll-like substance and a very singular nutritive system differentiate them altogether from true cormophytic fungi. Indeed, the type is composed of a form of matter totally alien to our part of space – with electrons having a wholly different vibration rate. That is why the beings cannot be photographed on the ordinary camera films and plates of our known universe, even though our eyes can see them. 

The Whisperer in Darkness, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1931
large, pinkish, fungoid, crustacean-like entities the size of a man; where a head would be, they have a "convoluted ellipsoid" composed of pyramided, fleshy rings and covered in antennae
Migo by agung sycho

The body of a Mi-Go is basically a kind of colony of fungal microorganisms. They are all part of a larger whole and together form an independent, functional unit designed for a specific task. Depending on the situation, such a unit can be redesigned and reconfigured. As a result, the descriptions given by eyewitnesses often differ drastically. Some claim to have seen a hairy “snowman”, others report crab-like creatures, while others claim to have seen terrible mushroom creatures. Actually they are all right.

To transport minerals and ores, they can develop hair-like tentacles all over their bodies that they can use to hold rocks. In combat situations, Mi-Go can defend themselves with crablike pincers. To move among other creatures, they camouflage their exterior with a waxy substance. This allows them to take on an almost human appearance. In some situations, Mi-Go also develop membranous wings that enable them to fly interstellar. However, due to the dense atmosphere, their wings are not suitable for flying on Earth.

The body of the “Outer Ones”, as the Mi-Go are also known, interacts with light in an unnatural way and therefore cannot be captured on conventional film or digitally. Because of this and because they have numerous sensory organs that are foreign to humans, they are extremely sensitive to light. During the day they retreat into mines and cave systems and only come out at night.

SPECIAL POWERS 

Limited Shapeshifting: A Mi-Go’s body can be transformed to a limited extent for its current activity. This takes a few minutes. No matter what a Mi-Go looks like from the outside, its inside remains a ghastly mushroom creature.

Electro-Pulse Weapons: When struck, the sensory and motor nerve centers are paralyzed, immobilizing the target. The target is allowed one CON × 5 test each round to shake off the immobilize and act normally on the following round. After the immediate stun wears off, the victim suffers -20% to all actions for 1d20 turns. The human body is an excellent conductor of electricity. Anyone who touches the target of a Stun Gun attack suffers the same effects.

Telepathy : The Mi-Go commonly communicate through telepathy. Without technical aids, they are unable to speak. However, a communication implant allows them to understand and imitate human speech.

Sensitivity to Light : Light is very uncomfortable for Mi-Gos and they avoid it where they can as it confuses their senses. They suffer a -20% penalty to all tests in the presence of stronger light sources or daylight.

Superior Technology: Mi-Go have all sorts of superior technologies. This includes lightning launchers and brain cylinders. The former are used as weapons. The latter can keep a human brain alive outside the body.

Unnatural Organism: A Mi-Go’s mushroom colony-like body reveals no weaknesses or particularly significant body areas. Targeting to increase damage is therefore not possible, nor are critical hits. However, the creature still takes regular damage.

Resistance to piercing and firearms: All spot damage is halved. This also means that a weapon’s lethality value is halved on lethality rolls against a resilient target. A successful lethality roll kills the creature. A critical hit doesn’t halve the damage, but it doesn’t double it either.

Yog-Sothothery: The Mi-Go are extremely intelligent and it can be assumed that they pursue both economic and strategic goals on Earth, where they mine certain mineral resources . It can be assumed that they have both infrastructure and technology and suitable buildings and mine constructions available for this, and that they have also taken appropriate organizational measures. Last but not least, it is conceivable that they even cooperate with people or even employ them in their service. So the Mi-Go could be behind the FHTAGN network. Their headquarters in our solar system is on the Yuggoth, said to correspond to Pluto.

Mi-Go, Fungi from Yuggoth

STR: 16

CON: 14

DEX: 13

INT: 17

POW: 15

HP: 15

Damage Bonus/Lethality: +#D#

Build: Medium

Willpower Points: 15

ATTACKS

Attacks per round: 1

Fighting attacks: 

Scissors 50%, damage 1d6+2. 

Lightning Launcher 50%, range 20m, electric shock (see Electric Pulse Weapons ) and up to 20% lethality depending on setting (PB: normal armor does not protect against electric shock).

Armor: See Resistance to Piercing and Firearms and Unnatural Organism.

Skills: Alertness 60%, Athletics 40%, Search 60%, Stealth 60% and numerous Expert-level Science and Engineering skills.

Rituals: None

Sanity Loss: 1/1d8

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

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