Agonists

A humanoid being, naked, hairless, and of indeterminate sex. Skin and muscle have been flayed from the head, and bone has grown over the where they eyes once were. A heavy lock hangs from their neck. Hooks driven through bone hold the creature's mouth shut. Above the waist they are naked. Open wounds criss-cross their skin. Sharp, jagged pieces of metal protrude from random points on torso and arms. On each finger is a finger-blade. Below the waist, they wear a loose and long rough patchwork skirt.

It emerged from the glowing, seeping wound in wall. A living, human visage of pain. Scars and sores riddled its flesh, too numerous to count. Pieces of jagged, rusted metal protruded from the skin, some bleeding around the base. It had no eyes, bone grown over where the sockets once were. Yet it somehow saw it. It turned its head toward us. It chattered its teeth, exposed from the hooks peeling its lips back, in delight.  

Alternative names: Afflicted, Sufferers

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Nikola Tesla meets The Slender Man Part 2

Nikola Tesla in front of an invention

Penny Dreadful Entertainment as related to his scrivener, Sean Hoade.

PART 2

A TRAGEDY IS REPORTED.

It was Boxing Day, 1904. I had just enjoyed the holiday previous with my friends the poet Robert Underwood Johnson and his wife, who had come up to Long Island from Washington, D.C. for the holiday. (I secured my own room next to theirs at the Hotel Astor to spend the night, on trustworthy bedding I had brought from home.) I felt refreshed and eager to return to work that crisp Monday morning.

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Nikola Tesla meets The Slender Man Part 4

Nikola Tesla in front of an invention

A Penny Dreadful Entertainment as related to his scrivener, Sean Hoade.

Part 4

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Cthoab

A giant grub sitting on a man's shoulder as he kneels over another person, the man eating the other person

We could blame it. That only way to ever sleep again, to go on, to do anything. Otherwise, what? Knot bedsheets and hope the ceiling fan holds? No. It was that thing, bug, grub, worm whatever it was. That did it. That’s what made us do those…things. 

Truth is, it just sat there. Fat off everything we did. It ate what we fed it. It didn’t make us do anything. It just freed us of our inhibitions. Everything we did…we because we already had it in us.

Alternative names: Carrion Grubs 

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Nikola Tesla meets The Slender Man Part 3

Nikola Tesla in front of an invention

A Penny Dreadful Entertainment as related to his scrivener, Sean Hoade.

Part 3

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Giggling Man (Unique Entity)

A short, round man, shoulders bunched up around his ears. Sparse hair on his head. Eyes bulging from their sockets and a wide, lipless grin on his face. Naked except for a leather apron. Instead of fingers on his hands, he has thin tentacles with suckers on the tips.

Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee. Tee-hee.

Alternative names: The Dollmaker, Tashkent Ripper, Butcher of Accra, Highway 42 Killer, Alan Perry Nichols (possible)

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Yg’bh

A centipede like creature emerging from a man, shedding him like an old skin.

Alternative names: Feasters Within, Con-Rit 

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Nikola Tesla meets The Slender Man Part 1

Nikola Tesla in front of an invention

A Penny Dreadful Entertainment

as related to his scrivener, Sean Hoade.

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 Lightning Vampires

A long, segmented vermiform. The body is fat and round and the tail narrow, with a short fin on both the top and bottom running the length of the tail. There's nothing to distinguish the "head" of the creature, except for a hole at the front of it's body. On the underside of the body, just beneath the hole are dozens of tentacles, electricity arcing between them.

From the storm clouds above us, tentacles unfurled, reaching toward us. They would have been invisible against the blackened sky if not for the myriad brilliant colors dancing along them each time electricity arced between their tips. One-by-one the tentacles plucked people from the ground, their faces in frozen in pain screamed. 

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Eye Drinkers

Tall, sickly slender humanoids, with crow-like heads. Their bodies and heads are covered in uneven, sparse feathers. Their arms are lined with larger feathers, forming rough wings. On each hang is a long, multi-knuckled index finger, with sharp claw on the end.

Darrell clutched his face, blood from his now empty socket gushing between his fingers. The now detached eyeball was impaled on the creature’s long, multi-segmented finger. It brought the eye to its beak and delicately plucking it away. Darrell thought he could see a shiver of ecstasy run through the monster’s feathers as it swallowed his eye. Then it took a step toward him. “What would you have me tell you?” it said in his voice. 

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