Product Code: 23102
Publishing Year: 2007
Cover Price: $34.95
Additional Material by: David Conyers, Keith Herber, Kevin A. Ross, Chad J. Bowser, Shannon Appel, Christian von Aster, Joachim A. Hagen, Florian Hardt, Frank Heller, Peter Schott, Steffen Schuütte, Michael Siefner, Jan Cristof Steines, Holger Göttmann, Wolfgang Shiemichen, Ingo Ahrens, and friends.
German to English Translation: Bill walsh
This book is the most comprehensive (to-date) published collection of statistics describing creatures, monsters, and gods for use in Call of Cthulhu games. The book comprises descriptions of 380 entities, drawn from the core rulebook, from previously published Chaosium monster collections and scenarios, and from scenarios published by other companies.
As well as providing statistics blocks for all entities, the book also includes many short extracts from the fictive "Journals of Sir Hansen Poplan" which provide narrative descriptions of the learnings of a seasoned Mythos investigator.
The volume is organised into the following sections:
- Creatures of the Mythos,
- Deities of the Mythos,
- Creatures of Legend & Folklore,
- Appendix I: Chaosium Pronunciations,
- Appendix II: Describing the Indescribable,
- Appendix III: Mortality & Immortality,
- Appendix IV: Creating Original Monsters,
- Appendix V: The Dreamlands,
- Complete Credits, continued
- Call of Cthulhu Monster Master,
- Index of Blasphemies
Mythos Creatures Described
The list of Mythos Creatures described in Malleus Monstrorum included below is divided by Creature Type (Independent Races, Servitor Races, and Unique Entities)
|M'bwa||Star Pool, Lurker in the|
|Million Favoured Ones||Worm that Walks|
Mythos Deitites Described
The list of Mythos Deities described in Malleus Monstrorum included below is divided by Type (Great Old Ones, Outer Gods)
Great Old Ones
|Abhoth||Mother of Pus||Other Gods, Nour||Star Mother|
|Ancient Ones||Nyarlathotep||Other Gods, Pr'ktha||Tru'nembra|
|Azathoth||Larvae of the Other Gods||Other Gods, Shinjh||Tulzscha|
|Blackness from the Stars||Other Gods, Lesser||Other Gods, Thahash||Ubbo-Sathla|
|Cloud-Thing||Other Gods, Dhyighash||Other Gods, Urafty||Ycnágnnisssz|
|Cxaxukluth||Other Gods, Glagga||Other Gods, X-2634||Yibb-Tstll|
|Daoloth||Other Gods, Kr'nk||Other Gods, Yko||Yidhra|
|Ghroth||Other Gods, L'ysh||Shabbith-Ka||Yog-Sothoth|
|Mh'ithrha||Other Gods, M'Tlblys||Shub-Niggurath||Yomagn'tho|
|Aforgomon (Yog-Sothoth)||Dark Demon (Nyarlathotep)||Host (Nyarlathotep)||Sacred Light (Daoloth)|
|Ahtu (Nyarlathotep)||Death-Walker (Ithaqua)||Human (Nyarlathotep)||Set (Nyarlathotep)|
|Aku-Shin Kage (Nyarlathotep)||Dweller in Darkness (Nyarlathotep)||Jack O'Lantern (Nyarlathotep)||Shugoran (Nyarlathotep)|
|Baron Samedi (Nyarlathotep)||Effigy of Hate (Nyarlathotep)||Keeper of the Moon Lens (Shub-Niggurath)||Skeletal Horror (Nyarlathotep)|
|Beast (Nyarlathotep)||Emerald Lama (Hastur)||King in Yellow (Hastur)||Skinless One (Nyarlathotep)|
|Black Bull (Nyarlathotep)||Faceless God (Nyarlathotep)||Kokopelli (Nyarlathotep)||Small Crawler (Nyarlathotep)|
|Black Demon (Nyarlathotep)||Father-Of-All-Sharks (Cthulhu)||Kruschtya Equation (Nyarlathotep)||Snow-Thing (Ithaqua)|
|Black Lion (Nyarlathotep)||Feaster From Afar (Hastur)||Living Flame of Deepest Black (Cthugha)||Tawil at'Umr (Yog-Sothoth)|
|Black Man (Nyarlathotep)||Floating Horror (Nyarlathotep)||Lrogg (Nyarlathotep)||Tezcatlipoca (Nyarlathotep)|
|Black Pharaoah (Nyarlathotep)||Great God Pan (Shub-Niggurath)||Madam Yi (Yidhra)||Thoth (Nyarlathotep)|
|Black Wind (Nyarlathotep)||Green Man (Nyarlathotep)||MANA-YOOD-SUSHAI (Azathoth)||Tick Tock Man (Nyarlathotep)|
|Bloated Woman (Nyarlathotep)||Halloween Man (Nyarlathotep)||Messenger of the Old Ones (Nyarlathotep)||Wailing Writher (Nyarlathotep)|
|Bloody Tongue (Nyarlathotep)||Haunter of the Dark (Nyarlathotep)||Nyarlatophis (Nyarlathotep)||Wicker Man (Nyarlathotep)|
|B'Moth (Cthulhu)||He Who Walks Behind the Rows (Shub-Niggurath)||Pazzuzu (Nyarlathotep)||Y'hath (Yidhra)|
|Chorazin (Cthulhu)||High Priest Not To Be Described (Nyarlathotep)||Pool of Shadow (Nyarlathotep)||Xada-Hgla (Azathoth)|
|Crawling Mist (Nyarlathotep)||Horned Man (Nyarlathotep)||Queen in Red (Nyarlathotep)||Xothra (Yidhra)|
|Elder Gods, Lesser||Kthanid||Vorvadoss|
|Dagon and Hydra||Magnum Innominandum||Ubb|
|Fthaggua||Our Ladies of Sorrow|
Creatures of Legend & Folklore Described
The following Creatures drawn from legend and folklore are described in Malleus Monstrorum
Statistics for the following mundane creatures are described in Malleus Monstrorum
|Alligators & Crocodiles||Elephants||Lions||Scorpions|
|Bats||Hippopotamus||Moray Eels||Snakes, North American Venomous|
|Bears||Horses||Mountain Lions &
|Bobcats & Lynxes||Hyenas||Octopus, Giant||Squid, Giant|
|Bush Pigs||Indian Wild Dogs||Piranha||Stingrays|
|Bison, Cape Buffalo &
|Condors & Vultures||Killer Whales||Rats||Wasps & Bees|
Front Cover Text
Creatures, Gods, & Forbidden Knowledge
Back Cover Text
That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.
—H. P. Lovecraft
Creatures, Gods, & Forbidden Knowledge
Here are those things which can "eternal lie", and which have lived beyond human understanding for strange aeons. The CTHULHU MYTHOS is comprised of a complex and broad group of sometimes-contradictory entities, powers, and concepts that encompass the secrets of time, space, and the universe. Fundamental truths of the universe are so alien and horrifying to humankind that mere exposure to them might result in madness or suicide. While humanity might crave comfort and truth, only one or the other is possible.
This tome contains entries for more than 380 different creatures and beings that are part of the Cthulhu Mythos, presented for use with the CALL OF CTHULHU roleplaying game. Entries are organized into the following types:
OUTER GODS rule the universe. All races and lesser deities of the Mythos acknowledge the Outer Gods, and may worship them. Except for Nyarlathotep, these gods have little to do with humanity.
ELDER GODS are neutral to or possibly rivals to the Outer Gods. Though vast and of awesome power, they do not seem to be as dangerous to humanity as the Outer Gods.
GREAT OLD ONES are not omnipotent, but nonetheless are godlike and terrible in human eyes. Humans are likely to worship Great Old Ones, who are comparatively near at hand.
GREAT ONES are the gods of Earth’s Dreamlands. Do not confuse them with the Great Old Ones. They are the weakest of all the deity types, and a wise mortal can surpass them in might.
AVATARS are variant manifestations of an Outer God, Great Old One, Elder God, or Great One. Usually less powerful than the gods they represent, many are more horrible to witness.
SOME ENTRIES introduce unique entities, defying classification. RACES INDEPENDENT of and serving no particular deity are included, though individuals may worship, cooperate, or co-conspire with such beings. FABULOUS CREATURES are well represented, drawn from legend and lore. ANIMALS & NON-MYTHOS MONSTERS complete the presentation, chosen from those most likely to be encountered, or the most common or popular.
Comments / Trivia
This book is an expanded English edition of the first edition of a book published in German (under the same title) by Pegasus Spiele. This version retains the elaborate page layout style designed for the German book.
The book also incorporates monsters created for the publications: Grimrock Isle (Supplement) (Trident), Cthulhu Dark Ages, Sacraments of Evil, At Your Door, Escape from Innsmouth (Supplement), Shadows of Yog-Sothoth (Supplement), The Cairo Guidebook, Fearful Passages, Unseen Masters, Curse of the Chthonians, Cthulhu by Gaslight, Adventures in Arkham Country, Worlds of Cthulhu, Issue 01, The Arkham Evil (TOME), Masks of Nyarlathotep (Supplement), Secrets of Japan, Dwellers in Shadow (Trident), Beyond the Mountains of Madness (Supplement), Pursuit to Kadath (TOME), Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, Horror on the Orient Express (Supplement), Horror's Heart (Supplement), Dark Designs, Spawn of Azathoth (Supplement), The Fungi from Yuggoth (Supplement), The Keeper's Companion, Vol. 1, H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands, Arkham Unveiled, Cthulhu Now, A Resection of Time (Supplement), Terror from the Stars, The Great Old Ones (Supplement), Mansions of Madness (Supplement), The Asylum and Other Tales, Fatal Experiments, The Unspeakable Oath, Issue 08+09 (Pagan), End of the World, The Unspeakable Oath: Stark Raving Mad! (Pagan), Kingsport: The City In The Mists (Supplement), Nightmare in Norway (Supplement) (Games Workshop), The Keeper's Companion, Vol. 2, The Bermuda Triangle (Supplement), Im Zeichen des Stiers, Beschwörungen, King of Chicago (Supplement), Green And Pleasant Land (Games Workshop), The Golden Dawn (Supplement) (Pagan), The New Orleans Guidebook, Dead Reckonings, Last Rites (Supplement).
Some of the entries are new to this book.
Dedication: "I'd like to dedicate this tome to the people who were a part of my fifteen-year Call of Cthulhu group/campaign. Over the years players came and went, and we had many strange adventures together (some of which ended up in print). My scenarios weren't always as successful as I'd wanted,, but a few did genuinely scare some people, and those are moments I shall treasure forever! The major players in my Call of Cthulhu gaming group to whom I owe so much to are: Amy Adkins, Steve Aniolowski, Karen Beningo, Tim Bush, Will Ehgoetz, Clif Ganyard, Paula Ganyard, Paula Garlock, Greg Gerstung, Brian Hutchens, Nathan Hutchings, Bill Koonz, Mike Lesner, Lisa Lverock, Dan Long, Scott Mawhiney, Mike Szymanski, Rob Watkins, and Greg Zuba. It was many years and many people, and I'm sure I've forgotten some names: to those fine folks I sincerely apologize."
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