Seeker

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The Seekers are from Robert A.W. Lowndes' “The Abyss”.

Origin: Robert A.W. Lowndes - "The Abyss (fiction)"


Description

"There was something about [the new member of the class] that challenged my interest at once. I could not determine of what race or nationality he might be — he was very close to being beautiful, his every movement being of grace and rhythm. Yet, in no way could he be considered effeminate; he was, in a word, superb...."

"...More dreadful than [the Adumbrali are the seekers which they send out into other worlds and dimensions, beings of incredible power which they themselves have created and guised in the form of those who dwell within whatever dimension, or upon whichever worlds where these seekers be sent.... These seekers can be detected only by the adept, to whose trained eyes their too-perfectness of form and movement, their strangeness, and aura of alienage and power is a sure sign....
— Robert A.W. Lowndes - "The Abyss (fiction)"

Seekers are alien abominations in human form sent from another dimension to ensnare victims via hypnotism for the sport of the Adumbrali, shadowy extra-dimensional horrors who were created the Seekers to serve them. Earth is not the only world which has been visited by Seekers, nor humanity the only form which they have taken, though human adepts who have been able to see through the Seeker's mask have provided some of the few and best descriptions of these entities.

The Seeker's form is a perfect imitation of the victim's species - too perfect, in fact, such that exceptionally observant and intuitive investigators might recognize something unnatural in the Seeker, allowing them some small ability to resist the Seeker's charm; otherwise, tomes such as the Song of Yste might help to prepare the investigator for a defense against the Seeker.


Heresies and Controversies

Keeper Notes

Associated Mythos Elements


Quotes

“...And these be none other than the adumbrali, the living shadows, beings of incredible power and malignancy, which dwell without the veils of space and time such as we know it. Their sport it is to import into their realm the inhabitants of other dimensions, upon whom they practice horrid pranks and manifold illusions.... But more dreadful than these are the seekers which they send out into other worlds and dimensions, beings of incredible power which they themselves have created and guised in the form of those who dwell within whatever dimension, or upon whichever worlds where these seekers be sent.... These seekers can be detected only by the adept, to whose trained eyes their too-perfectness of form and movement, their strangeness, and aura of alienage and power is a sure sign.... The sage, Jhalkanaan, tells of one of these seekers who deluded seven priests of Nyaghoggua into challenging it to a duel of the hypnotic arts. He further tells how two of these were trapped and delivered to the adumbrali, their bodies being returned when the shadow-things had done with them.... Most curious of all was the condition of the corpses, being entirely drained of all fluid, yet showing no trace of a wound, even the most slight. But the crowning horror was the eyes, which could not be closed, appearing to stare restlessly outward, beyond the observer, and the strangely-luminous markings on the dead flesh, curious designs which appeared to move and change form before the eyes of the beholder. . . .”
— Robert A.W. Lowndes - "The Abyss (fiction)"

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