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Star Spawn

The bosun was the only one left alive. We dragged him screaming from the cargo hold. "That thing!" he wept, "Not a whale... not an island..."
Core Set [2X]


Will Strength Observation
−3 −3 −1
Horror Damage Toughness
2Horror 3Damage 3
Star Spawn

Huge and alien, this creature's rubbery skin and tentacled mouth hint at an undersea ancestry, but its wings and claws suggest something much worse.
Core Set [2X]
Aware Horror Brawn
5 8 5

Star Spawn
Core Set

Will Strength
−1 −3
Horror Damage Toughness
3Horror 3Damage 5
Roll 1 die. On a 1 or 2, advance Doom by 1.

Star Spawn is a Monster that appears in the Arkham Horror Second Edition Core Set, Mansions of Madness Second Edition Core Set, and Eldritch Horror Core Set.



The Star-Spawn of Cthulhu, also called Cthulhi, first appeared in the story At the Mountains of Madness (H.P. Lovecraft, 1931).

The Star-Spawn of Cthulhu are beings that came to earth with Cthulhu and dream with their master in the corpse-city of R'lyeh. They resemble their master to some degree; indeed, they may all be descended from him.

The Cthulhu-spawn arrived on earth many eons ago, building a great city on the newly-risen continent of R'lyeh. The Elder Things of the Antarctic resisted this incursion, but the star-spawn beat them back into the ocean. Peace was finally declared, and both races settled back into their cities. In the end, however, R'lyeh sank beneath the waves, trapping Cthulhu and all of his spawn.

Presumably the Cthulhi will awaken with their master when R'lyeh rises above the ocean. A few of these beings may still be free.[1]

Notes and references[]

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Star-Spawn of Cthulhu (also Cthulhi)", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.