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Abhoth

"The Source of Uncleanliness"

Card Details

Availability

Abhoth is an Ancient One from the Under the Pyramids expansion.

Gameplay

Reckoning: The Lead Investigator spawns 1 Cultist Monster on a Wilderness space that does not contain a Cultist Monster. Then, if there are 6 or more Cultist Monsters on the game board, advance Doom by 1.

Normal Victory

When 3 Mysteries have been solved, investigators win the game.

Doom

The players have 14 spaces on the Doom counter before Abhoth awakens.

Flavor Text

Abhoth lies deep within the heart of Mount Voormithadreth. There, from the cesspit of Y'quaa, it sends forth its revolting children, extending its reach across the Earth.

Cultists

Whenever an investigator encounters a Cultist Monster, he draws and resolves a Spawn of Abhoth Special Encounter.

Setup

Set aside 8 Cultist Monsters and all Abhoth Special Encounters.

Mythos Deck

Stage I 1 2 1
Stage II 3 2 1
Stage III 2 4 0

Lore

Description

A pool of filth from which horrible monstrosities emerge. Can communicate telepathically. In the story "The Seven Geases", refuses to devour a supplicant out of fear of indigestion.

Appearance

"Then, in that reeky twilight... he descried a sort of pool with a margin of mud that was marled with obscene offal; and in the pool a grayish, horrid mass that nearly choked it from rim to rim.

Here, it seemed, was the ultimate source of all miscreation and abomination. For the gray mass quobbed and quivered, and swelled perpetually; and from it, in manifold fission, were spawned the anatomies that crept away on every side through the grotto. There were things like bodiless legs or arms that flailed in the slime, or heads that rolled, or floundering bellies with fishes' fins; and all manner of things malformed and monstrous, that grew in size as they departed from the neighborhood of Abhoth. And those that swam not swiftly ashore when they fell into the pool from Abhoth, were devoured by mouths that gaped in the parent bulk."

—Clark Ashton Smith, The Seven Geases

Current Residence

Cavern of Y'quaa, beneath Mount Voormithadreth, the tallest peak in the Eiglophian Mountains, spanning the middle of Hyperborea (north of the Arctic Circle)

Disposition

Malevolent

Antagonists

Source

The Seven Geases, Clark Ashton Smith, 1934.

Links

H.P. Lovecraft Wiki

Wikipedia page for Abhoth

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