It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train – a shapeless congerie of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.
An antediluvian horror living in a secret area of the cultist caves under the Orphanage.
The shoggoth will fucking eat you and then your stuff if you're not fast enough.
Fighting the ShoggothEdit
This is something you shouldn't do. Especially if you're a newbie and you somehow wandered into the shoggoth caves wondering where they went.
Don't mess with the shoggoth unless you're really fucking huge.
If you choose to ignore this advice, be warned that the shoggoth's tentacles do Acid damage, which very few armors soak. The shoggoth also causes fear by its very presence, causing you to freak the fuck out and run off in a random direction. This can make shoggoth-hunting very annoying, but there is a clever work-around: binge drinking. If you get really hammered before you fight the shoggoth, you'll be immune to its fear powers. How's that for liquid confidence?
The Shoggoth (and his spawn) do not soak beat and burn damage very well. Use those.