17. NIGHTGAUNT Beast, Nightmare, Cthulhu
Only two of the prisoners were found sane enough to be hanged, and the rest were committed to various institutions. All denied a part in the ritual murders, and averred that the killing had been done by Black Winged Ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood. But of those mysterious allies no coherent account could ever be gained...
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu
A terrifying servitor-race to powerful cosmic beings, Nightgaunts have a truly daemonic appearance: a very terrible outline of something noxiously thin and horned and tailed and bat-winged... shocking and uncouth black things with smooth, oily, whale-like surfaces, unpleasant horns that curved inward toward each other, bat wings whose beating made no sound, ugly prehensile paws, and barbed tails that lashed needlessly and disquietingly. And worst of all, they never spoke or laughed, and never smiled because they had no faces at all to smile with, but only a suggestive blankness where a face ought to be. All they ever did was clutch and fly and tickle; that was the way of night-gaunts. -H.P.Lovecraft in The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
Plot Twists: +0
M:10-09-08-07-06-05-04-03-X Clutch (Trap)
D:03-03-03-02-02-02-01-01-X Tickle (Venom)
*This monster's Attack value is -2 vs. monsters with the Cthulhu class.