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Type Plant
CR 6
Environment Any
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Source: Wake of the Watcher, pg(s). 86
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Mi-go[1] are interplanetary travelers native to the Dark Tapestry who manipulate reality. They resemble insects but are actually highly evolved fungi.[2]


A mi-go resembles an arthropod with segmented limbs, diaphanous wings, and a bulbous lump for a head. A typical mi-go is human-sized and weighs 90 pounds.[2]


Mi-go communicate by clicking their pincers and changing the colour of their heads; this sign language can be learnt but usually not 'spoken' by other creatures. A mi-go can speak in a strange, buzzing voice, but only when forced to do so. Mi-go do not need to breathe and can fly through outer space at an incredible speed. Their claws are capable of swiftly and painfully performing surgical operations upon hapless victims.[2]


Mi-go invade and colonise planets for various purposes, from strip-mining them to seeking resources for scientific experiments. They are usually viewed as gods or demons by the primitive inhabitants of these planets, a fear that they exploit to the fullest to disguise themselves and infiltrate and harvest these societies. They usually hide their core bases of operations in remote, defensible places.[2]

Mi-go technology merges magic and technology in strange and unsettling ways. Most mi-go worship Shub-Niggurath, seeing her fecundity as the pinnacle of their own biological technologies and skills. To a mi-go, science and faith are largely the same.[2]

On Golarion

The Uskheart Caves of Nidal are home to a mi-go colony that has long been allied to the Shades of the Uskwood. In exchange for permission to mine resources rare on their world, the mi-go whisper blasphemous secrets to the druids, the latest of which is the location of a hive queen in the Uskwood.[3]


Original Source: H. P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness", 1931

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  1. The singular and plural of mi-go are the same.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2011). Bestiary. Wake of the Watcher, p. 86–87. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-311-8
  3. Thurston Hillman et al. (2016). Horror Realms, p. 45. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-900-4