11. SWINE-THING Beast, Alien
...but this I did know, that the thing I had seen run into the bushes, was no wild cat. It was much too big, and had, so far as I had observed, a skin like a hog's, only of a dead, unhealthy white colour. And then- it had run upright, or nearly so, upon its hind feet, with a motion somewhat resembling that of a human being...
-William Hope Hodgeson, The House On The Borderlands
Hodgeson was an early pioneer in the field of "cosmic horror"; his 1908 novel The House On The Borderlands, about a very old manor sitting beside a massive pit which is in fact a gateway to another dimension, is generally regarded as his finest work (garnering praise from no less than H.P.L. himself in his famous essay Supernatural Horror In Literature). In the story, the new owners of the long-abandoned edifice in the wilds of Ireland find themselves under siege by the humanoid, cannibalistic pig-like denizens of another dimension, which the narrator dubs Swine-Things. Merging the "cosmic dread" associated with Lovecraft a generation later and the "siege horror" genre that would be perfected by the movie Night Of The Living Dead a generation after that, this tale definitely deserves to be re-discovered today. This monster's figure would hold true to the novel's description: a hideous human/pig hybrid with off-white skin, clawed hands and cloven hooves, and a pig-like head with eyes that betray a malign intelligence...
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M:06-|05-05-05-04-03-X Blooded / Horde*
*Up to three monsters of the same type may be moved as a single action, provided they begin and end their movement in a contiguous formation, and do not exceed the movement value of the slowest member of the group; mark only one of them with an Action Token. Monsters using Horde movement may not Frenzy or kill Victims.
**If an adjacent friendly monster is killed, this monster may, as a Move action, heal itself one click.