“Though I had mayde the pact with the Lorde of the Great Abyss and knew this being would visit, I could not have been prepared for its majesty. Its skin all over midnight black, it towered over me, wielding the great trident. In my mind was spoken a demand for the reason I had summoned it.”
The Night Lord is an especially large and powerful specimen of the Nightgaunt race. Any Nightgaunts in its presence will defer to it and obey its commands. Whatever “faceless” may mean regarding ordinary Nightgaunts, the Night Lord distinctly has a face. It can speak any language which suits the Keeper and is fluent in the ghoul tongue.
The Night Lord will sometimes appear to one who has successfully cast the spell Call Deity/Nodens as the first response from the god and/or when Nodens desires further communication.
Aura of Reverence: By spending 1 Magic Point, the Night Lord may exert its POW vs that of all in its presence. Any who succumb to this are stunned for 1D6 turns.
Move 10/20 flying
Damage Bonus: None
Weapons: Grapple 60%, damage held for “tickling”
“Tickle” 60%, immobilized 1D6 + 1 rounds
Trident 60%, 2D6 impaling
Tail barb stab 60%, 1D8 impaling
Armor: 6-point skin. If the Night Lord is reduced to zero hit points, it disperses into a black, smoke-like cloud. However, it may not be permanently destroyed. Anyone dispersing the Night Lord will incur the displeasure of Nodens.
Skills: Hide 90%, Sneak 90%
Sanity Loss: 1/1D6+1
My name is CthulhuBob Lovely, I live in my childhood hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and have a son and two daughters. I volunteer at MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana and help out at other shows.
In my younger years I had seen H.P. Lovecraft’s books in the collection of my older brother, Brian, who is also responsible for introducing me to Monty Python, Star Wars and many other things geek.
I began running and playing Dungeons and Dragons in 1977 at the age of 15, and Call of Cthulhu since its original publication in 1981.
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