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Plastic Wax Factory Vol 06 18 - GHOULS by darkalfar Plastic Wax Factory Vol 06 18 - GHOULS by darkalfar
Plastic Wax Factory Vol 06 18 - GHOULS

GHOULS. Beings that live in tunnels beneath graveyards in both the waking world and the Dreamlands. They usually bear their repast back to the Crag of the Ghouls in the Dreamlands, where they devour their burdens and cast the remnants into the Vale of Pnath. Various types of social organization exist among the ghouls. The main colony in the Underworld is fairly disorganized, though they may at times follow one of their species whom they respect. Alhazred's account of the ghouls of the Empty Quarter, with whom he lived for several months, describes them as bands that dwell in caves near hidden oases and stalk caravans for prey. More recently, a colony beneath Providence, Rhode Island has taken to kidnapping human infants, raising them, and using them as their servants and enforcers above ground. Ghouls are allied with the nightgaunts, who serve them as mounts and for reconnaissance.
Though individuals of the species may make deals with the Great Old Ones — especially Nyogtha — ghouls as a whole have not committed themselves to any spiritual practice save a vague reverence for Mordiggian. Many Russian ghouls who saw the bounty of Stalin's purges came to revere him as the great provider. Recent years have seen the ghouls of New York split into two factions: the Traditionalists, who worship Mordiggian and believe in conventional graverobbing, and the Renegades, who may serve Nyarlathotep and are not averse to kidnapping to satisfy their cravings. Ghouls are not necessarily unfriendly to humans who know them and take the time to learn their language of gibberings and meepings, or who present the sign of the ankh to them. On the other hand, they can be quite unfriendly to those who enter their delvings unbidden.
The exact origins of the ghouls are unknown, but it has been proven that over time a human can transform into one of these creatures. Proximity of other ghouls and a radical change in diet seem to bring about this metamorphosis. (Some have speculated that this transformation is a result of a prion-based neurological disease.) At times, ghouls have stolen human infants and replaced them with young of their own kind, so that they might induct their hostages into their species. A few variant ghouls have been reported. Some say these creatures have a more advanced and human-like subspecies that serves as the priests of Mordiggian. Also of note are the "hu-ghouls"—offspring of humans and ghouls that never develop into one or the other — who are considered the bottom of the ghoulish hierarchy.

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Recommended for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull and Scarborough.
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