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I see the whole concept of Cthulhu as this:
We still survive because
1) he was bound
2) we are beneath notice
I suppose if he is bound he could bargain power in an effort to forward the cause of him being released. Being released would mean that he would pretty much destroy the world. Maybe his priests long to be in a "better place" and hate the world.
Going further, I think Cthulhu and his ilk are fairly incomprehensible
to the likes of us. We can interpret what is written in fragments and we can interpret actions, but it's all cloudy and already-(mis)interpreted and ultimately unknowable. So the supplicants to Cthulhu might believe any number of things that have nothing to do with the unknowable real deal. They might as likely believe that the Slumbering One will spare them his destruction and install them as gods in the next world... Or any number of other things.
This makes him potentially a very attractive patron -- he is what you think he is...
Gnome Boy (a.k.a. "Jon") • DCC play-tester @ DDC 35, Feb 2011. • Beta DL 2111, 7:00 AM PT, 8 June 11.
Playing RPGs since 1977 • Quasi-occasional member of the Legion of 8th-Level Fighters - Holds the power to play gnomes at will!
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Pbp Secret of Bone Hill characters:
Chendris, WIZ, Alchemist, N, Str 11, Agi 9, Stm 12, Per 15, Int 13, Lck 13, AC 10, hp 3, staff, empty flask, 50' rope, 2 candles, lg sack, oil (1 flsk), 1 torch, snakeskin tome; speaks gnoll
Darrow, CLR, Hunter, N, Str 10, Agi 12, Stm 8, Per 16, Int 7, Lck 12, AC 10 hp 5, short bow, 6 arrow, 10-ft pole, deer pelt, torch (lit)
Hector, DWF Apothecarist, L, Str 5, Agi 11, Stm 12, Per 10, Int 6, Lck 10, AC 10, hp 11, sword, shield, cudgel, steel vial, chest, flint & steel, empty flask, lg sack
General Yoros, Warrior, Str 13, Agl 8, Stm 17, Per 13, Int 11, Lck 7; HP 39, AC 17, R+2, F+4, W+2, band/shld, warhammer, longsword, longbow, pitchfork, warhorse