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Glaaki
Glaaki ~ Elder Sign - Unseen Forces
Set
Unseen Forces
Elder Sign Doom Track
12 10
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-DoomES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
ES-Icon Doom-MonsterES-Icon Doom-Doom
Special Ability
Undead Servants: When an investigator is devoured, add 3 doom tokens to the doom track instead of 1.

Battle Task
ES-Icon Lore Task2 Investigation TaskES-Icon Lore Task
Attack
When Glaaki attacks, the players, as a group, must choose 1 ally to discard or 1 investigator (of the players' choice) is devoured.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTRotO-78: Glaaki [F]
The Inhabitant of the Lake
Glaaki TRotO-78
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 6 4
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Toughness +3
Card Text
Response: After Glaaki commits to a story, choose a character. That character loses all icons and must commit to the same story as Glaaki, if able.
AHTCG-Icon UniqueTRotO-78P: Glaaki [P]
Inhabitant of the Lake
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Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Yog-Sothoth 6 4
CoCTCG-Icon Terror 2 CoCTCG-Icon Combat 2 CoCTCG-Icon Arcane 2 CoCTCG-Icon Investigation 2
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Toughness +3
Card Text
Response: After Glaaki commits to a story, choose a character. That character loses all icons and must commit to the same story as Glaaki, if able.

Glaaki is an Ancient One that appears in the Elder Sign Unseen Forces expansion, and a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game The Rituals of the Order.

AvailabilityEdit

Two copies of TRotO-78P, an alternate art version of TRotO-78, were included with the Season Two 2013 Call of Cthulhu Game Night Kit.

ArtworkEdit

TRotO-78 uses an illustration[?] by Marissa Rivera.

TRotO-78P uses an illustration[?] by Stephen Somers.

MythosEdit

Glaaki first appeared in the story The Inhabitant of the Lake (Ramsey Campbell, 1964).

Glaaki is a Great Old One resembling a slug with three eyes on stalks, small pyramids on its underside, and innumerable metal spikes rising from its back. Glaaki dwells in a lake near Brichester.

Glaaki's unnamed home world was a place with acid lakes and foul vapors. The Great Old One traveled on a comet between the worlds of Yuggoth, Shaggai, and Tond. Eventually, it became imprisoned behind a crystal trapdoor beneath an asteroid city. When the meteor crashed into Earth, it created the lake where Glaaki later resided.

Glaaki commanded a cult of undead slaves, or Glaakeen, which it created by driving a spine from his back into their bodies and injecting a chemical into their bloodstream. If the spine could be severed before the fluid was injected, the victim would die but was spared from becoming Glaaki's slave. The fluid created a network of tissue in the corpse's body, apparently taking the place of the circulatory and pulmonary systems, which Glaaki could then manipulate so that the Glaakeen did its bidding. Although capable of independent thought and action, these creatures were forced to do Glaaki's bidding whenever it telepathically commands them. After sixty years, a rapid rotting known as the Green Decay affected these servants whenever sunlight struck them, so most of Glaaki's servants remained under shelter during the day.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Glaaki", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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