Monday, April 18, 2011

Terror Tuesday -The Aiq'raothiqug - The Spineless Ones

It was an All-in-One and One-in-All of limitless being and self — not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence's whole unbounded sweep — the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and mathematics alike. It was perhaps that which certain secret cults of earth have whispered of as YOG-SOTHOTH, and which has been a deity under other names; that which the crustaceans of Yuggoth worship as the Beyond-One, and which the vaporous brains of the spiral nebulae know by an untranslatable Sign... "Through the Gates of the Silver Key "
     There are those who listen in the darkness between the stars & in whose endless grasp tentacles wrap around the stars. They are the servants of  Yog-Shothoth & worship him with endless depravity among the endless gulfs of space. Their strangely wrought cruisers ply the stars & men's dreams with equal abandon. Many are found among the various crews of space pirates that ply the space lanes. Part of  the lowest strata of  interstellar space where they can blend in & use their mind gems( mind-gems-of-athra-kla) to exploit the incredible psychic energies at their disposal.
 The Spineless Ones are insidious & found throughout the universe plotting, probing, & testing the mettle of  the various local populations until the stars are right. They're technology is completely alien & appears to be a most loathsome form of magic almost. They are stealers of  mankind's dreams, which they sell on the open market of  the vast Gulfs of Darkness between the stars.
    Often they will assume a disguise of  humanity among one of the myriad of alien civilizations to simply call down at the right moment Nyarlathotep. The resulting degeneration of said civilization happens within a few months. Since the third Human Empire these things have slithered into the worlds across the galaxy like the vermin that they are. They hate human kind with a cold intelligence that makes them all of the more dangerous.While they appear friendly on the surface there is a strangeness about their manners, an almost coying smile behind which lurk a multitude of teeth. They are toothsome allies at best with their master's interests always in the foreground. An old proverb among spacers says,"Deal with the The Spineless Ones with a long pole & always know the way home."
 There is very little that is known about their home world if there is one. They breed by simply budding & lack any proper sex organs. They're blood is a primitive hemoglobin with a strange purple cast to it. There have been 2 cases where the aliens have used human skins taken from their hosts to pass as the original hosts. Other incidence have included spreading horror & mayhem upon several worlds after using the pirate gambit & disguise to use strange technologies to shunt said worlds into pocket dimensions of utmost horror.
   Many old books speak of them as the "favored ones" , "the others who serve" & a few other titles found within the computer archives of the  Necronomicon. The book also details the damage that certain technological artifacts known as eyes have on these creatures. Someplace between the darkest stars these ancient venomous creatures are lurking, pillaging, & waiting until the stars come right again.

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