Post by eaterofkittens on Jun 28, 2013 16:31:09 GMT -6
Clearly related to Cthulhu, the Mind Flayer can easily be installed into Carcosa. Their powers include Mind Rape and Headsplosion. They also can create nosebleeds, ears ringing, and transport you to a dreamstate where you must fight to remain lucid if you hope to reclaim your body. They can make you hit yourself if you fail to save versus mind control. Or other people.
In D&D, the Illithid enslaved everybody and their ancestors. The Duergar are said to have turned to demons to free themselves from them and the Githyanki became insane psychopaths. They eat brains which could make them allies of sorcerers, both needing slaves. Perhaps sorcerers brains are the best to eat, having forbidden knowledge might taste like home to these creatures.