|Hound of Tindalos|
The Hounds of Tindalos are monstrous creatures which pursue those who leave their own times.
The Hounds of Tindalos dwell in the distant past of the earth, when normal life had not yet advanced past one-celled animals. They are said to inhabit the angles of time, while other beings (such as humankind and all common life) descend from curves. The Hounds are thought to be immortal and are believed to lust after something in humankind and other normal life, and will follow victims through time and space to get it.
Anatomy and appearance Edit
It is said that they have long, hollow tongues or proboscis to drain victims' body-fluids, and that they excrete a strange blue pus or ichor. Though the Hounds are sometimes pictured as canine, it is unknown if they appear as such; those who meet them don't survive long enough to give a description.
Because of their relationship with the angles of time, they can materialize through any corner if it is fairly sharp—120º or less. When a Hound is about to appear, it materializes first as smoke pouring from the corner, and finally the head emerges followed by the body. Those who travel too far from their proper time (such as by use of the drug Liao, which allows the mind to wander through time leaving the body behind) will draw the attention of the Hounds. The Hounds will then pursue the person through time, tirelessly, eventually catching up with that person in the present and devouring them.
The Hounds of Tindalos are said to have been created by some nameless, foul deed at the beginning of time. They devour creatures with a "pure" element which derives from the 'curves' of time; the Hounds desire to devour this pure part of humans. Being tied to the angles of time, a Hound of Tindalos pursuing its prey can manifest through most angles -- if its chosen prey is in a round room without angles, the Hound cannot appear.