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Child of Yog-Sothoth

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Child of Yog-Sothoth
A child of Yog-Sothoth.
Type Aberration
CR +1
Environment Any
Images of children of Yog-Sothoth

Source: What Grows Within, pg(s). 82

Children of Yog-Sothoth are the less monstrous mortal creatures infused with the essence of Yog-Sothoth.[1]


A child of Yog-Sothoth can usually pass for a particularly big but typical member of the base creature's species if not for its scaly skin, beast-like legs, tentacles and a tail that ends in a sucker mouth; because of this, most don clothing to hide these monstrous qualities. A child of Yog-Sothoth always exudes an unpleasant scent.[1]


Traditionally, the creation of a child of Yog-Sothoth involves a blasphemous ritual that uses a humanoid or animal, most often a human, as an incubator. The gender of the subject is irrelevant and giving birth to a child of Yog-Sothoth is always fatal. In most cases, the ritual results in the birth of twins: a less monstrous child of Yog-Sothoth and a more monstrous spawn of Yog-Sothoth. A child of Yog-Sothoth possesses an intrinsic understanding of magic.[1]


The vast majority of children of Yog-Sothoth are created by cults and raised as evil; those that are separated from the cults at an early age can be guided towards good. Children of Yog-Sothoth are loathed by animals and psychopomps.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 John Compton. (2016). Foreword. What Grows Within, p. 82-83. Paizo Inc.