Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CAVE BEAST


CAVE BEAST
"Its hair was snow-white, a thing due no doubt to the bleaching action of a long existence within the inky confines of the cave, but it was also surprisingly thin, being indeed largely absent save on the head, where it was of such length and abundance that it fell over the shoulders in considerable profusion."

"From the tips of the fingers or toes long nail-like claws extended. The hands or feet were not prehensile, a fact that I ascribed to that long residence in the cave which, as I before mentioned, seemed evident from the all-pervading and almost unearthly whiteness so characteristic of the whole anatomy. No tail seemed to be present."

"They were black, those eyes, deep, jetty black, in hideous contrast to the snow-white hair and flesh. Like those of other cave denizens, they were deeply sunken in their orbits, and were entirely destitute of iris. As I looked more closely, I saw that they were set in a face less prognathous than that of the average ape, and infinitely more hairy. The nose was quite distinct."

"The creature I had killed, the strange beast of the unfathomed cave was, or had at one time been, a MAN!!!"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Beast In the Cave


3 comments:

  1. Will there be printed version of this monster compendium? I would like to purchase one :)

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    1. I will be self publishing them (for now) in volumes. The first volume is all layed out, and should be available in July

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  2. as always great work.... "the Descent" .... the Pale-skinned creatures in that film.... Will this "Monster Compendium" include the Hit points and Stats ....????

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