Transcribed from the Jones’ rendition of the
SB Cipher Manuscript
8: Like 42, this is one of the fundamental ALHAZRED, ABDUL: Poet, mystic, and
building blocks of the entire Space/Time author of the Necronomicon. Alhazred is
Continuum. Infinity Sideways. known for his many travels to forgotten and
unholy places across the Middle East.
42: Like 8, this is one of the fundamental During his pilgrimages through Egypt and
building blocks of the entire Space/Time other lands he fell into a trance-like state.
Continuum. The answer to Life, the This trance lasted for 8 years, during which
universe, and everything. time he wrote a treatise on magic which has
come to be known as the Necronomicon.
8TH DIMENSION: The home dimension of Through the use of magical procedures and
the Octom. hallucinogenic drugs, the mad Arab was
able to gaze upon different worlds and
13TH COLONY, THE: The 13th colony dimensions, and he wrote down much of
fleeing the Cylon tyranny which set down on what he saw in his book. Legends claim
the New Earth. Alhazred as being devoured in a
marketplace of Damascus in broad daylight
ACKBAR, ADMIRAL: Commander of the by an invisible monster.
ALIENS: Aliens were originally created by
ADRICK: Companion of Dr. Who, Nissa, Vogons, and were later cloned by the Octom
Tegan and Tarlo. Encounters Axl Rose in for use as slavesoldiers. These Xenomorphs
the underground Kinda Realm. can be seen participating in every Octom
ground offensive beside their fellow
ADUMBRALI: Entities from another slavesoldiers, the Werebears.
dimension which appear as globules of
darkness. These creatures are said to send ALEXANDER, LYTA: Psi Corps Level P5
messengers to other dimensions to attract telepath, assigned to Babylon 5 in 2257.
prey for their own hunting pleasure. These Born Earth, December 10th 2225, 6th
messengers seem to be members of the generation telepath, registered with the Psi
native culture, but have an unnatural grace Corps December 18th, 2252, license
and are capable of great feats of hypnotism, N617CC860
which they use to ensnare their victims. The
minds of these unfortunates are sent to the ALLAN, ZACK: Security Officer aboard
adumbrali’s homeland, where they are Babylon 5.
tortured and devoured.
AGAMEMNON: Earth Alliance heavy
ALDERANGREY: Leader of the sinister cruiser.
Greys, on their home planet of Mortax.
ANCIENT ONES: Transmogrified Beings were destroyed by a combined force of
who have passed through the Ultimate Gate humans, Predators, and the minions of the
guarded by Tawil at’Umr. Though originally world defense system SkyNet.
of many different species, they appear in
Tawil at‘Umr’s great temple as cloaked, ARAGORN: Ranger dewd friend of
sleeping figures bearing scepters and Gandalfs, the Baggins' and the dwarves.
seated on pedestals. The Ancient Ones Also known as Stryder.
only wake to aid those who desire to enter
the Ultimate Gate and join their number. It AREA 42: Underground complex run by the
may be that the Ancient Ones are the Great US Government for secret and special
Old Ones themselves. operations. Originally built by an alien race.
ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEM (BATTLETECH): ARKHAM: Town located on the Miskatonic
The Anti-Missile system when mounted River in Essex County, Massachusetts.
aboard battlemechs is a rapid-fire, point Arkham was founded in the latter 17th
defense machine gun capable of tracking, century by free-thinkers who found the
engaging, and destroying incoming missiles. area’s religious communities too strict. The
town grew slowly at first, which agriculture
ANTI-PERSONNEL PODS (BATTLETECH): being the primary source of revenue.
Anti-Personnel Pods are mounted on some Around the year 1692, the witchcraft fever
Clan OmniMechs as a deterrent against which swept Salem also touched Arkham.
close assault by infantry units. They are In 1861, Miskatonic Liberal College was
designed to meet the twin threats posed by founded and became the town’s most
anti 'Mech infantry forces and regular famous landmark.
infantry from concealment in rugged or built-
up areas. While infantry has never been ARMITAGE, HENRY: One time head
considered much of a threat to 'Mechs in the librarian at Miskatonic University, and the
Inner Sphere, the use of body armor and the author of Notes toward a Bibliography of
greater power of Elementals have made foot World Occultism, Mysticism, and Magic
soldiers too potent to be ignored. A-Pods (Miskatonic University Press, 1927), and
are directional mines installed on lower Devils and Demons in the Miskatonic Valley.
portions of a 'Mech where infantry must
attack if they plan to plant explosives on the ARROW IV MISSILE ARTILLERY SYSTEM
sensitive actuator mechanisms. When an A- (BATTLETECH): The Arrow IV is a stand-
Pod is triggered, it blasts a cloud of shrapnel alone missile system designed to deliver
over an effective radius of roughly 15 long-rang salvos as a supplement to
meters, with a devastating effect on troops conventional artillery pieces. There are two
unfortunate enough to be in the open at the basic types. The most common and least
moment of the explosion. expensive is the standard Area Saturation
Missile. This attacks area targets, doing
APEBAT: Rare mutant creature. general high-explosive damage to any
object with a 30-meter blast radius. The
APES: Apes are superintelligent Earth second type of Arrow missile is the homing
creatures who lost their intellectual capacity missile, which homes in on a target
when the meteor that killed the dinosaurs hit designated by a spotter unit that caries
the Earth. They regained their intelligence Target Acquisition Gear (TAG) on the
as a result of The Explosion. The Apes battlefield.
mount more sophisticated fire-control
ARTEMIS IV FIRE-CONTROL SYSTEM systems. These superior electronics extend
(BATTLETECH): A fire control system that effective ranges by roughly 20%. In
improves the accuracy of standard missile addition, the LB-X autocannon can also use
launchers. Mounted in a dome on the side special Cluster Munitions, which act much
of the launcher, the Artemis locks onto any like an anti-mech shotgun in combat. When
target, illuminates it with an infrared beam, fired, the ammunition fragments into several
and fires a spread of missiles. The system smaller submunitions. This improves the
provides constant course correction data to chances of scoring a hit and of striking a
the missiles in flight with a tight-beam critical location, but reduces overall damage
microwave communications link. The by spreading hits over the target area rather
Artemis increases the number of missiles than concentrating it on one location.
that hit the target, but it is only as good as
the gunner operating it. The designated AVALON: Time Guardian. Cursed to do
target is chosen by centering crosshairs and evil things by the Greys as Sauron until he
initiating a launch. finds the Ring.
ATLAS: A devastating 100 ton BattleMech AZATHOTH: Outer God also known as the
used by House Steiner in the defense of the primal Chaos and the Daemon Sultan.
Earth during the Octom's invasion. It's main Azathoth normally is a shapeless chaotic
weapon is the horrific Autocannon 20, a mass, but has been known to take on other
weapon of incredible firepower. Its face is a forms when he has been summoned.
painted skull, giving this Mech a reputation Azathoth sits in his court at the center of
of terror and brutality. Ultimate Chaos (others say the center of the
universe, or even caverns beneath the
AUTOBOTS: Inhabitants of Cybertron and Earth), mindlessly bubbling and
the enemies of the Decepticons, these blaspheming as he presides over the dance
Transformers are led by Optimus Prime. of the Other Gods. A veil of colors seals off
the rest of the universe from the court of
AUTOCANNON: Standard and Ultra Azathoth, where conventional laws of space
models available on battlemechs. The Ultra and time break down. Azathoth may only
autocannon is the model of choice, as it is leave his throne if summoned through
more versatile, featuring a short, smooth- incantation or through special portals. The
bore barrel, a modified breech mechanism, utterance of Azathoth’s name gives one
a rapid fire reloader, and specially designed great power over beings from outside, and
ammunition. Autocannons come in sizes his unknown secret name gives even more
ranging from an AC/2 as it is commonly influence. Not even the Necronomicon
designated to an AC/5 AC/10 or the deadly, contains Azathoth's secret name. Some
and legendary AC/20. LB-X models are also assert that the Daemon Sultan was not
experimental setups, but make use of light, always an idiot chaos; instead, he lost his
heat-dissipating alloys to reduce weight and intellect and body in a great intercosmic
heat buildup. These materials make the battle, in which he may have been thrust
weapon more expensive than the standard entirely outside this dimension. This
autocannon, but the advantages are worth interpretation is only found within a few
the higher costs. Because of reduced space works, including some translations of the SB
and weight requirements, all LB-X A/C's also cipher manuscript where it should be noted
that Azathoth may be merely the puppet of
something infinitely more horrible. Soul and BATTLEMECH: Ten thousand years of
messenger is Nyarlathotep. organized warfare have culminated in that
fabrication of arms and armor, of mobility
BALLHOG: Giant creature which carries a and strength called the Battlemech. The
huge glowing sphere and leads Balrogs in typical 'Mech stands 10 to 12 meters tall.
battle. A minion of Sauron. Vaguely humanoid, it is an armored giant of
myth and legend come to life The lightest
BABYLON 5: A space station built and run weight 20 tons, the heaviest almost 100
by the Earth Alliance located in neutral tons. Even the smallest 'Mech bristles with
space more or less central to all five of the lasers, particle cannons, long- and short-
major races in the Babylon space/time range missile launchers, autocannons, or
phase shift. It is 10 kilometers long and four machineguns which make it striding,
kilometers wide, and is divided into various thundering death for any unarmored army
sections. Babylon 5 is the fifth station to silly enough to stand and fight.
carry the name "Babylon", built on a minimal
budget due to the loss of Babylon 4. BATTLESTAR: Giant space BattleCruisers
used by humans evading the Cylons. The
BAGGINS, BILBO: A hobbit living in Middle only surviving ones at the beginning of this
Earth and a relative of Frodo Baggins. story were the Galactica and the Pegasus.
BAGGINS, FRODO: A hobbit who is caught BEAGLE ACTIVE PROBE (BATTLETECH):
up in the giant Time/Space War and Capable of detecting and identifying even
becomes a major participant. Abducted by shut-down and camouflaged battlemechs at
the Greys who clone him and disguise their distances much greater than the standard
facsimile as Manbat. Electronic Warfare suites, the Active Probe
is a valued addition to any recon unit.
BALROG: Immense, winged creatures
created by Melkor in the first age of Middle B.F.B. (BUKU FUCK BACK): Think back to
Earth, they wield whips and flaming when the Egyptians built the pyramids...it's
swords. Primary badass SlaveSoldiers of back way farther than that.
BISHOP, THE: The Jedi Knight, Luke
BATMAN: Superhero who fights crime in Skywalker who travels back into time.
Gothem City and who attempted to
apprehend Slash. Wanted for the murder of BLACK PHAROH: Individual, sometimes
Michael Keaton. name “Khotep”, who lived at the end of the
Sixth Dynasty. This title has also been
BATTLE BRIDGE: Secondary bridge on the given to be Nephren-Ka and Nyarlathotep,
Enterprise NCC-1701-D utilized in time of and often refers to individuals in vastly
emergency. different periods. The Black Pharaoh is
often symbolized by an inverted ankh, or
BATTLEGNU: Trusty war steed of Sauron. cross of life.
Huge flying beast with unprecedented
stamina, a viscous bite, and razor sharp BLACK STONE: The Black Stone is
hoofs. shaped like an obelisk, and is carved from a
strange translucent stone. This monument
is engraved with indecipherable carvings, related information on the history of the
but most of these have been chipped or multiverse.
weathered away. No one knows what
civilization erected the Black stone, but for BORG: Race of cyborgs who assimilate all
thousands of years the Black Stone was the cultures they come in contact with. Very
site of rituals conducted by primitive hill powerful and adaptive. The Borg are a race
people. Gazing at the stone for any length of cybernetically enhanced humanoids from
of time causes insanity, and those who even the Delta Quadrant whose bodies contain
near its vacinity are haunted in their dreams cybernetic implants, the purpose of which is
for the rest of their lives. to give us a distinct technological advantage
over the many inferior species they
B’MOTH, ALSO BEHEMOTH: Oceanic encounter.
deity worshipped in many parts of the world.
B’moth desires to return all of humanity to They strive toward perfection, and wish to
the savage state which it once held, and can improve ourselves. Each BORG is outfitted
control weather and animals to accomplish with specialized hardware so that specific
this purpose. This creature may be another tasks can be performed. Furthermore, all
name of Cthulhu, or may be associated with Borg are connected to each other via a
he Great Old Ones in some way. sophisticated subspace communications
network, forming a group consciousness
BOKRUG: A god who took the shape of a which called The Collective.
water-lizard, and who was worshipped by
the Thuum’ha of Ib. He is especially
The Borg are strong because we act as one.
infamous for his vengeance upon those who
Through teamwork, nothing is impossible.
offend him; his revenge may take hundreds
By connecting themselves to the Collective,
of years to visit itself upon his foes, but
they can rapidly adapt to any outside
when it comes, it is swift and devastating.
stimulus. Most defensive/offensive
The entire city of Sarnath blasphemed
maneuvers are limited to one (at the most
against this deity for many centuries, but in
two) attempt(s). The swift adaptability is one
the end Bokrug’s wrath visited itself upon
of the reasons they have assimilated so
the metropolis. Bokrug sometimes
manifests itself in the Dreamlands, and many civilizations so easily.
some evidence suggests that Bokrug may
not be a god, but is in fact one of a race of Their ultimate goal is to assimilate every
humanoid beings who have set themselves inferior species, culture and technology
up as gods of the Thuum’ha, as the people throughout the galaxy into the Collective.
of Ib are known. Others disagree, and say Assimilation is a swift and "painless"
the “Bokrug” only masks a more dangerous procedure, and can be accomplished on a
entity. large scale. Preparation is irrelevant. Self-
determination is irrelevant. Resistance is
BONES: Medical officer aboard the futile. All species will ultimately become one
Enterprise NCC-1701. Real name is with the BORG.
Leonard H. McCoy.
BOROMIR: Warrior from Gondor who goes
BOOK OF G'QUAN: Ancient Text of the to Rivendell. Leads the Elves in the battle
Narn full of containing prophesy and other against Sauron, and is eventually slain by
BYAKHEE: Creatures resembling bats,
BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLACK birds, moles, and decomposed humans. Te
PHARAOH: Cult devoted to the return of byakhee dwell in interstellar space, though
the Black Pharaoh avatar of Nyarlathotep. they have been known to frequent Yoggoth
The group’s leadership has remained and other worlds. They serve the Great Old
primarily Egyptian, but in recent years its One Hastur, and are often involved in his
branches have been attracting members rituals. They byakhee are also used as
from all backgrounds and nationalities. This mounts that may carry a rider between the
group has known affiliations with the Cult of stars, provided that the riders have drunk
the Bloody Tongue, the Starry Wisdom space-mead. By activating an organ in its
church, and the Brotherhood of the Beast. abdomen called a hune, the byakhee
One subcult of this group, the Children of creates a state which allows it to span
the Sphinx, is dedicated to the production of interstellar distances so quickly that it may
animal-headed composite mummies. seem to be teleportation to the unknowing
BROWNSTONE, MR.: Supreme
commander of the Corridor armada. Those To summon a byakhee, the wizard waits
minions 8who commit even the slightest until a night when Aldebaren is above the
infraction are punished by horrible death. horizon. Then he blows a special whistle
The mention of Ratdogs makes him go mad and chants the following words:
Ia! Ia! Hastur! Hastur of ayak 'vulgtmm,
BUGG-SHASH: Great Old One who takes vulgtmm, vulgtmm! Ai!Ai! Hastur!
the form of an inky blackness covered with
many eyes and mouths which emit a C3 COMPUTER (BATTLETECH): Recently
chittering sound. Bugg-Shash has been designed and fielded by the Draconis
known to sorcerers since Atlantean times, Combine military, the
and manifests itself when sorcerers call it Command/Control/Communications (C3)
into this dimension. The would-be computer system is a piece of equipment
summoner should be quick in telling Bugg- intended for installation in command or
Shash where it may find a victim, or Bugg- reconnaissance 'Mechs or vehicles. One of
Shash may take the caster instead. Bugg- the first battlemechs to see combat with the
Shash can only exist in darkness, but system was the Balista piloted by Hasagawa
bringing the Great Old One into the light will Oshita. The system is designed to help unit
not banish it permanently. Bugg-Shash commanders coordinate activities on the
must remain in this dimension until it has lance and company levels.
found and feasted on a victim, after which it
will return to its home. It may also have CALRISSIAN, LANDO: If you don't know,
power over the dead, so those dealing with go see Star Wars!
it should be especially cautious. Bugg-
Shash is known to be one of the servants of CELLULAR AMMUNITION STORAGE
Yog-Sothoth. Though often included among EQUIPMENT (BATTLETECH): CASE is a
the Great Old Ones, some say that it is in damage-control technology that mitigates
fact only one of the parasites that feed off the effects of internal ammunition
such beings. explosions. When ammo explodes in a
section with CASE, the force of the
explosion blows out specially designed species, come to conquer humanity. Not
panels and armor, directing the main force until almost a year later did the Inner Sphere
of the explosion away from the 'Mech's vital know for sure the Clans were Human, but
components, such as the cockpit or the their practices so strange that they are
engine. almost as alien as another species.
CELEBORN: Married to Galadriel. For months the Clans were unstoppable.
Even crack units fell before them. One of
CHAPEL, NURSE: Head nurse aboard the the first regiments to fall to the Clans we the
Enterprise NCC-1701. elite Seventeenth Skye Rangers, victims of
the Jade Falcons' first wave strike at
CHAKOTAY: First officer aboard USS Barcelona. Indeed, the list of units
Voyager. destroyed or seriously disrupted by the
Clans is impressive.
CHEKOV, PAVEL: Weapons officer aboard
the Enterprise NCC-1701. The clans appear to be inconsistent in their
behavior toward their subjects once they
CHEWBACCA: Wookie Monster have captured worlds. They use some of
their captives as slaves, while others
CLANS: From the final days of 3049 and continue their lives as if no change had
continuing into 3050, the shape of the Inner occurred. One time they are magnanimous,
Sphere began to change. From beyond the and another they are savage, killing millions
Periphery came the Jade Falcons, the from space with their warships as at Edo on
Wolves, the Smoke Jaguars, and the Ghost Turtle Bay.
Bears, invading Warrior Clans who easily
pushed aside the defending armies in their The Clans met their first defeats on a planet
way. In less than a year the Clans seized known as Twycross at the hands of an
more than 100 worlds from the Successor enemy infinitely more powerful than even
States. they - The Imperial Armada with Grand
Admiral Thrawn aboard the flagship
For 250 years, the House Lords had fought Vindicator along with the Emperor himself.
among themselves in the endless conflict There have been no new attacks for
known as the Succession Wars. Many months, and there are indications that their
people died, a few worlds changed hands, front-line units have left the Inner Sphere,
and the level of technology degenerated presumably to regroup while garrison troops
even further. For all the fighting and the protect their holdings.
dying, little changed from the time General
Alexander Kerensky took the Star League CLAN TACTICS: Tactically, the Clans fight
Regular Army with him into the unknown much differently from the armies of the Inner
until 13 August 3049, the day the Inner Sphere. Their attacks are direct, with little
Sphere came into First Contact with the deception. Theirs is a strategy born from
Clan Juggernaut. the confidence of superior equipment.
Using less than all the forces available is a
With their superior war machines, strange concept foreign to the Successor States,
practices, and superhuman infantry, these although Draconis Combine's tradition of
invaders were thought to be an alien honor comes the closest in practice. This
manifests itself differently on the battlefield Around the age of forty, Conan seized the
too. The long accepted practice of throne of Aquilonia, the most powerful
concentrating fire on a single enemy 'Mech kingdom in the Hyborian lands. What
appears to be unknown to the Clans. Each happened after this is only conjecture; some
Clan warrior selects his own target, and it say he left the world to battle greater evil.
appears to be dishonorable to allow another
warrior to help in a kill. CORRIDOR: The domain of Sauron in
COLD WASTE: Region to the north of the
Dreamlands in which the mountain of CORRIDOR ARMADA: The massive space
Kadath may be found. See Dreamlands. fleets of Sauron, commanded by Mr.
COLONIAL CONQUEST: One of many 'all
nighter' Atari computer wargames...ie "Did I COSMIC BALANCE, THE: All time favorite
send Navy here?" -Punisher. Atari 8-bit tactical starship combat computer
COLOUR OUT OF SPACE: Being from
outer space which appears to be a color of CREATION MATRIX: Device used by
no known spectrum (though it may take on Transformers to make new Transformers.
more material from after some time on Stolen by the Greys.
Earth). The Colour's entire life-cycle is
unknown, however, the embryonic stage is CTHONIANS: Subterranean burrowers
that of a small sphere three inches in resembling short-tentacled, eyeless squids,
diameter. When it enters a planet's which are led by a gigantic member of their
atmosphere, the sphere is broken and the species named Shudde-M'ell. These beings
Colour larva emerges. It them begins to were imprisoned once, but were released
exert a subtle influence over life in the and spread ferociously throughout the world
surrounding area, feeding first on the lower tunneling through the earth's crust. The
levels of the food chain and then working its cthonians move by burrowing through rock,
way up to animals and humans. Lifeforms using a process that seems to melt the
affected by this often grow to abnormal stone through which they travel. By use of a
sizes and mature, though soon after they similar ability, the cthonians may create
crumble into dust. When the Colour has earthquakes and subsidences wherever
gained enough energy, it drains the they desire. In fact, the San Francisco
surrounding area and flies off into space, earthquake of 1906 has been credited to
leaving a blasted area devoid of all life this species.
behind it. The best known Colour
appearance was near Clark's Corners, The cthonians posses amazing telepathic
Massachusetts in 1882, on a site now powers, and are vulnerable to very few
covered by the new Arkham reservoir. substances. Highly powerful explosives only
hurt them slightly, and due to their tunneling
CONAN: Barbarian friend of Hyuj and most activities extremes of temperature to not
famous hero of the Hyborian Age. Conan affect them. Radiation or immersion in
distinguished himself in war many times. He water can cause serious damage to
set out for adventure, and traversed a great cthonians, however it should be noted that
deal of the world working as a mercenary. the cthonians are quite intelligent and are
unlikely to put themselves into a position One day, disaster struck black R'lyeh. It
where they might be in danger. Their may have been the vengeance of unknown
telepathic contact with each other makes it deities, changes in the stars, and the time of
unlikely that any strategy will work twice. this catastrophe is also uncertain. No
matter the cause or the time, the city of
CTHULHU (also Kutulu): An amorphous R'lyeh sank beneath the Pacific Ocean,
Great Old One who most frequently trapping Cthulhu and all of his spawn. The
resembles a clawed, octopus-headed water blocked most of their telepathic
humanoid with gigantic batlike wings. signals, cutting off all contact with their
Cthulhu sleeps in a deathlike trance beneath worshipers except though occasional
the Pacific Ocean, but he will one day dreams. Cthulhu was helpless to do
awaken to rule the world. anything but wait until the stars came right,
when he would be freed from his prison.
Records of Cthulhu's origins are
fragmentary, but it seems that he originated Since then, Cthulhu's tomb has emerged
on the world of Vhoorl in the twenty-third from the water from time to time, freeing
nebula. He later traveled to the green Cthulhu for brief periods. These have only
double star of Xoth, where he mated with a been short respites for the Great Old One,
creature named Idh-yaa to produce the for each time R'lyeh has sunk back beneath
Great Old Ones Ghatanothoa, Ythogtha and the sea after a few days or weeks. A day
Zoth-Ommog. From here Cthulhu, his will come, however, when the black city will
children, and a species known as the star- not return to the sea floor. Cthulhu will then
spawn flew to Saturn, and from there ravage and slay across the world, ushering
descended to Earth. in a new age. Legend has it that Cthulhu
will once again take to the stars through an
Upon their arrival, Cthulhu and his retinue incursion into Earthspace by a force from
took up residence of a continent in the some alternate dimension.
Pacific Ocean, where they build the great
stone city of R'lyeh. At first, Cthulhu's CYLONS: Robotic enemies of humankind,
spawn encountered resistance from the responsible for the destruction of all
Elder Things, who had dwelt on the earth for Battlestars, excluding the Galactica and the
millions of years before Cthulhu's coming. Pegasus.
Following a war in which Cthulhu's spawn
enjoyed many years of freedom on this CYBERDINE SYSTEMS: Company which
world, but soon they fell into a period of created SkyNet and which later built all
deep hibernation. During these millions of cyborg units for SkyNet including: Model
years, humanity began to thrive on the 101: Looks human, has living tissue over a
planet. Cthulhu spoke to the humans metal endoskeleton. Model Ape 209: Looks
through their dreams, communicating great like an Ape and was used in the war against
interstellar distances and spanning though the Apes. Same structure as the 101. Alpha
even time itself. Cthulhu instructed many on Papa Echo 607: Flying patrol machine, or
where to find statues in his image from the hunter/killer.
stars and instructing them in the proper
worship of the lord of R'lyeh. In this way , CYBERTRON: Home planet of the
the cult of Cthulhu began. Autobots, Decepticons, and all other
may be summoned by a ceremony in the
DAGON (Also FATHER DAGON): Minor Book of Eibon.
being who leads the deep ones and in turn
serves Cthulhu. Dagon appears as a deep DATA: 2nd officer aboard the Enterprise
one of tremendous proportions, or more NCC-1701-D. It is a sentient android with a
rarely as a cloud of mist. The deep ones pale complexion.
and some coastal humans worship him
alongside his mate, Mother Hydra. DECEPTICON: Group of Transformers who
seek to destroy the Autobots and conquer
Dagon's cults have existed for millennia. Cybertron. Lead by Megatron.
Legend has it that the Phoenicians come to
power through the influence of Dagon, and DELENN: Minbari ambassador to Babylon
that the end of their supremacy came when 5.
they turned away from him. One of his
modern-day cults, the Esoteric Order of DEEP ONE: They are human in general
Dagon in Innsmouth, Massachusetts, was outline despite webbed hands and feet,,
raided by governmental agents in 1928 due wide and flabby lips, glassy, bulging eyes,
to reports of strange disappearances and gigantic scaly arms and other less pleasant
illegal activities in that town. features. Members of an ancient race of
fish/man things, who served Cthulhu in the
It has been claimed that Dagon is only an old times. possibly they came with him
Avatar of Cthulhu, a portion of that being when he appeared on earth, or maybe
which was not trapped beneath R'lyeh. Past created by him after his arrival. It is
encounters, however, suggest that Dagon is rumored the deep ones were trying to create
merely an exceedingly large deep one, and a shoggoth off of Innsmouth, before the
that the names "Dagon" and "Hydra" may be submarine attack from the humans
titles given to the largest of their species. postponed their blasphemous plans.
Dagon was originally a Semitic fertility god DEPRIOTIZER: Weapon used by Mr.
worshiped by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Brownstone which atomizes the victim.
Canaanites, and Philistines. Samson
knocked down a temple of Dagon upon his DESTROID (ROBOTECHNOLOGY): Non-
tormentors (Judges 16:23). Later, when the transformable ground mecha used for
Ark of the Covenant was left in the temple of assault, defense, riot control, and
Dagon, the statue of that deity was mutilated reconnaissance. They are generally
(1 Samuel 5:2). lumbering giants which resemble the
Veritech Fighter in Battloid mode. Most are
DARK YOUNG OF SHUB-NIGGURATH: armed with a variety of missiles, auto
Creatures which are the spawn of the outer cannons, and energy weapons. They are
god. They have tremendous black bodies comparable to a Battlemech, but far more
with many thick tentacles sprouting from devastating and maneuverable. The
their tops, hoofed feet, and slobbering Destroids, like the Veritech fighters,
mouths protruding from their sides. Shub- combines traditional technology and power
Niggurath's children normally dwell in forests systems with small protoculture-based
where cults of that deity meet. Dark young engines and Robotechnology. Also, like the
Veritech pilots, the Destroid pilots share a
symbiotic relationship with the device he/she of Byatis and the worm-wizards of Irem, the
operates. This endows the massive mecha true nature of the Egyptian crocodile-god
with surprising agility and mobility. Sebek, and a series of operations intended
However, the Destroid's design sacrifices to speed the transformation of a human-
the astonishing speed, agility and overall deep one hybrid.
versatility of the Veritech fighters in favor of
much more raw firepower. Instead, they are DEEP ONE: Fish-like humanoid beings
a walking armory, heavily armored and which worship Dagon, Hydra, and Cthulhu,
capable of massive destruction. Like Earth's though this title may also be applied to other
artillery or tank divisions of old, these all aquatic creatures which worship the Great
terrain vehicles are a main line defense or Old Ones. Some believe that the deep ones
assault force of amazing power. Housed came to Earth at the same time Cthulhu and
aboard the Super Dimensional Fortress. his kin arrived and adapted to live under
water, but others contend that the creatures
DE VERMIS MYSTERIIS: Book written by originated on this planet.
Ludwig Prinn circa 1542(though a date of
1484 has also been given, this time is more Most deep ones look much like bipedal frogs
historically likely). Just before the author's with scales, bulging eyes, gills, and webbed
death at the hands of the Inquisition, hands and feet. Communication between
unknown individuals smuggled this volume deep ones seems to be telepathic in nature,
out of his cell. though they may also speak to their human
agents through croaking noises.
One year after its author's death, a Latin
edition of De Vermis Mysteriis was For the most part, the deep ones remain
published. A great deal of this copy was apart from humanity. Chance meetings do
written in characters which resembled the occur, however. Some of these encounters
runic alphabets of the Celts. It may be that have given rise to sailor's tales of
Prinn came upon a copy of the Druidic "mermaids" and other people of the ocean,
rituals which Roman scribes preserved and such as the adaro sea-spirits feared by the
used it in a portion of his manuscript, or Solomon islanders. Sometimes deep ones
possibly the 'runes' are part of a cipher used establish cults among coast dwellers that
to conceal matters of great importance. have contacted them by accident. The most
With lack of any readily accessible copy of famous of these sects was the Esoteric
the book, it is difficult to tell whether this Order of Dagon which was supposedly
manuscript is unique or if this oddity may destroyed in the government raid on
also be found in the other editions. When Innsmouth, Massachusetts in 1928.
the Church found out about the book, they
considered it to be so dangerous that Pope DELTA GREEN: Secretive government
Pius V banned it in 1569. organization devoted to the investigation of
paranormal events. Delta Green had its
De Vermis Mysteriis is divided into sixteen roots in the Office of Naval Intelligence's P
chapters, each dealing with a different topic Division, which had an important role in the
such as divination, familiars, necromancy, Innsmouth raid of 1928. In 1942 it became
elementals, and vampires. Spells to call affiliated with the Office of Strategic Services
down invisible monsters from the skies are under its new title Delta Green, so called for
also held with this volume, along with tales the green triangular stickers placed on the
folders of its personnel. The new Heat Sinks can cool a 'Mech much more
organization immediately set about efficiently. Though weighing the same as
exploring the Nazi interest in the occult. standard heat sinks, the double versions are
considerable bulkier, taking up extra space
Delta Green was disbanded after 1945, but aboard the 'Mech and making it impossible
was reassembled in 1947 after the Roswell to mount this equipment in a 'Mechs legs.
crash. The group carried out operations in Torso mounted Double Heat Sinks tend to
Antarctica, Russia, the Congo, and Vietnam, limit space available for weapons. The two
all with the goal of eliminating supernatural heat-dissipation technologies are
threats to natural security. In 1970 Delta incompatible, forcing design engineers to
Green was officially disbanded, however, it choose between the superior cooling of
has continued as an informal network double sinks or the greater room for
operating illegal within the federal weapons provided by the standard types.
DREAMLANDS: Alternate dimension
DHOLES: Creatures which resemble huge accessible through a person's dreams.
white worms with an open cavity at one end Some physical portals between the
which serves as a mouth. From this cavity Dreamlands and the waking world do exist,
the Dhole may spit a huge quantity of mucus but these gateways are few and are often
that engulfs its target. In some cases found in dangerous locales in both realms.
Dholes have been described as being larger Usually the name "Dreamlands" is only
than an ocean liner, but much smaller ones applied to that dimension visited by humans,
with pig-like snouts have been reported but other dreamlands do exist. The Great
elsewhere. How these beings travel Old Ones and Cthulhu possess some power
between worlds in unknown, some suggest over the dreamlands, however the extent of
that Dholes are the spawn of Dreamland their influence is unknown.
beings who send their children through the
universe through wormholes. DRINK, THE: A mysterious substance
which signifies that you are pretty
DIMENSIONAL SHAMBLERS: Humanoid screwed....i.e..."a zillion krillion ships eating
creatures with wrinkled hides and huge the drink."
claws. Shamblers live in the same alternate
dimension where Yog-Sothoth dwells, DROPSHIP: Used by the forces of the Inner
Wizards often summon them to Earth using Sphere to transport BattleMechs from space
a ritual which requires a dagger of pure to a planets surface.
metal, but shamblers occasionally appear
spontaneously in our dimension. When
DWARVES: Allies of good in the world of
shamblers encounter humans, they usually
grab a victim and vanish with him into their
EARTH: Home planet of Humans. Invaded
by Apes, Aliens, WereBears and Octom.
DONKET: A name Nissa gave to her pet
Eventually abandoned as a lifeless polluted
joke of celestial body until the merging of
DOUBLE HEAT SINKS (BATTLETECH):
Sinks with a heat-dissipation rate twice as
fast as that of basic heat sinks. Double at
EARTH, CENTER OF THE: Area of the became terrified, sealed the tombs of the
planet where the Vogons kept several billion evil ones with the Elder Sign, and placed
Aliens in stasis. them in the care of Nodens, lord of the
EARTH, MIDDLE: World where the 2) The Elder gods are the Antarctic Elder
Space/Time Bubble Experiment begins. Things, who imprisoned the Great Old Ones
Home of Sauron, Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimly, for unknown reasons.
Legolas, Sauroman, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo 3) The Elder gods do exist, but are no
Baggins, Dwarves, Elves, Nazgul, Ballhogs, better in nature than the Great Old Ones,
Balrogs, Orcs, Goblins, Dragons, Eagles, the outcome for humanity will be the same
Gollum, and other such creatures. in the end.
ECLIPSE: Massive capital flagship of the EDWARDS, COMMANDER: Regimental
imperial armada commanded by admiral Commander and mechwarrior for house
ELDER GODS: Certain sources claim these ELDER SIGN: Magical symbol usually
are beings opposed to the Great Old Ones. drawn as a star with an eye in the center,
The Elder gods supposedly originate from with a pillar of flame where the pupil should
some alternate dimension. At some point in be. The Elder sign protects its user from the
the past, the Great Old Ones, who may minions of the Great Old Ones. Why this
have been created as the Elder gods’ glyph has these effects can only be
servants or even numbered among them conjectured. As the Elder gods thrust the
‘rebelled.’ In retribution for this affront, the Great Old Ones into their prisons, they
Elder gods came to Earth and battled the might have inserted memory patterns into
Great Old Ones. This war concluded with their foes’ minds that rendered the Great
the imprisonment of the Great Old Ones and Old Ones helpless against certain syllables
the return of the Elder Gods to their homes. and sigils, of which the Elder Sign was one.
According to myth, the Elder gods, including The degree to which the Elder Sign will
Nodens will arise to combat their ancient protect a human who holds it in front of a
foes when the stars are right again and the Mythos creature is debatable. Some say it
Great Old Ones break free of their prisons. will protect him from even human servants
of the Mythos, other from the nonhuman
Most scholars do not accept this distinction followers of the Great Old Ones only, and
however, finding it unconvincing to equate still others hold that it provides no
the amore Great Old Ones with ‘evil’ and to measurable defense whatsoever in such
postulate a ‘good’ force opposing them. cases. A single stone holding off a Great
Some other myths acknowledge the Elder Old One for even a few seconds in very
gods’ existence while disagreeing about unlikely.
ELDER THINGS: Alien creatures whose
1) The Elder gods may be the Old Ones, features included elements of both the
the little gods of Earth which rule the animal and vegetable kingdoms. An Elder
Dreamlands. According to these myths, the Thing resembles a cylinder which is tapered
Great Old Ones came into existence during at either end. This cylinder is topped by a
the sleep of the Great Old Ones. Finding starfish-shaped head with an eye at the end
the Old Ones in their tombs, the Elder gods of each appendage, a set of cilia which
enabled the Thing to sense its surroundings These drugs are so powerful that they keep
without light, and five tubes for eating. Five the Elemental alive, and in fighting condition
muscular tentacles tipped with paddles as well. The armor also apparently
sprout from its base, five sets of tentacles enhances the Elemental's great strength,
protrude at regular intervals around the allowing a foot soldier to rip sheets of armor
cylinder's center, and five retractable wings off a 'Mech with his hands.
round out the creature’s anatomy. The
Elder Things prefer to live beneath the The Elementals have far more powerful
water, but they could dwell on land, or fly weapons at their disposal, however. They
with equal ease. can jump significant distances, keeping the
enemy off balance. The typical
The Elder Things came to our planet when it arrangement is for the Elemental to carry a
was still young, flying to our world through small laser in his right arm, a machine gun
outer space. During their heyday, these in his left, and a detachable short-range
beings fought wars with the spawn of missile launder on his back. These hard-to-
Cthulhu and Mi-go who were carving out hit troops can destroy a 'mech with no help
their own earthly territory, and dealt with an from their larger counterparts.
Insurrection of their shoggoth servants.
Though they often triumphed, the conflicts ELROND: Keeper of one of the great elf
took their tool and the Elder Things rings of Middle Earth. Head of the council in
eventually withdrew themselves to an
EMPIRE: Computer game for insomniatic
ELEMENTALS: One of the most
revolutionary features of the Clan's military
is their battle armor. Worn by giant
ENDO STEEL INTERNAL STRUCTURE
Elementals, men and women bred to be foot
(BATTLETECH): Endo Steel was designed
soldiers, these suits are unlike anything ever
especially for use in 'Mech skeletons. Using
seen in the Inner Sphere. Victor Ian
zero-G manufacturing techniques that
Steiner-Davion labeled them Toads, but
uniformly mix high-density steel with lower-
their hard shell and nasty sting makes them
density titanium and aluminum, the process
more like persistent insects. The first
produces a metal twice as strong per unit of
mechwarriors to face these Elementals were
weight as standard skeleton materials, but
astounded when their machine guns
at an increase in overall bulk. The Clans
bounced off. When the Elementals then
have refined Endo Steel production to the
withstood a direct hit from a medium laser, it
point of great efficiency, but the Successor
is no wonder the Inner Sphere warriors
States' use of the material is still severely
thought they were fighting an alien life form.
hampered by the scarcity of orbital
The suit itself is a marvel. It can take
tremendous punishment before enemy
ENERGON CUBES: Fuel source of the
weapons can make a breach. It is totally
impervious to flamers. When a powerful
weapon does get through the armor, a
ENFORCER: Type of Invid mecha.
magical healing substance inside the suit
seals off the opening, covers the
Elemental's wound, and administers drugs.
ENTERPRISE NCC-1701: Starship of the FEDERATION, THE: League of planets in
United Federation of Planets captained by one corner of the galaxy. Star Fleet is its
James T. Kirk. military force.
ENTERPRISE NCC-1701D: Starship of the FERENGI: A pathetic race of space traders
UFP from the future. Captained by Jean-Luc annihilated by the Sleestack.
ESKIE, MOE: Ambassador from the 8th (BATTLETECH): Ferro-Fibrous Armor is an
Dimension to Sauron. improved version of ordinary battlemech
armor. Utilizing woven fibers of ferro-steel
ESOTERIC ORDER OF DAGON: Cult and ferro-titanium, this armor plating greatly
devoted to the worship of Dagon, Hydra, increases tensile strength.
and Cthulhu. The order was founded
around 1840 in Innsmouth, Massachusetts. FLOWER OF LIFE, THE: Table ornament
The order was supposedly decimated in the taken from the Invid by Rick Hunter.
government raid on Innsmouth in 1928.
Secret branches still exist elsewhere. FLYSWATTER, DUKE: Long lost cousin of
EXCALIBER (ROBOTECHNOLOGY): Used
as an assault and defense, heavy weapons FREDDY: Minion of Sauron.
system aboard the SuperDimentional
Fortress. In many respects, the Excalibur is FRONTIER: A barrier of energy separating
a combination of a heavy artillery support the Star League from the Ko-Dan Empire.
unit and a frontline combat unit, with both
long range and short range armaments. FUSION CANNON: Weapon of tremendous
Without a doubt, this mecha's array of destructive capability utilized by Megatron.
weapons outstrips any of its kind. It is often
deployed as a companion to the MACII to GALADRIEL: Really, really hot, elf lady who
protect it from close range assaults. Armed runs Lothlorien.
with two gun clusters identical to the one
built into the Gladiator, machine guns, two GALAXIAN: Synonym of the word Klaxxon.
particle beam cannons and a Battery of
missiles, the Excaliber might be best thought GANDALF THE GREY: Evil Gandalf
of as a walking Dreadnought. manipulated by the Greys. Sent back
through time to effect Space/Time Bubble
EXCELSIOR: United Federation of Planets Experiments for the evil Greys and is
starship, Commanded by Captain Hikaru pursued by Gandalf the White.
GANDALF THE WHITE: Wizard from the
EXPLOSION, THE: Jolted the intelligence future who travels back in time to fight
of the Apes on Earth. Also roused the himself of the past, Gandalf the Grey, the
attention of the Sleestack who were on an Greys, and other incarnations of evil.
expedition in that quadrant of the Universe.
The result of the explosion was later to be GARIBALDI, MICHAEL: Chief Warrant
called the American Ocean. Officer aboard Babylon 5.
proven that over time a human can
GAUSS RIFLE: The gauss rife uses a transform into one of these creatures.
series of magnets to propel a projectile
through the barrel toward the target. While GREAT OLD ONES: Ultrapowerful alien
requiring a great deal of power to operate, it beings who have mastery over technology,
generates very little heat and can achieve a magic, or some combination of the two. The
muzzle velocity twice that of any Great Old Ones seem almost godlike in
conventional weapon. Gauss rifle power, but are still subject to certain laws of
ammunition is a slug of nickel ferrous metal. nature. The physical appearances and
If Gauss ammunition takes a critical hit, individual abilities of the Great Old Ones
there is no explosion, but the hit destroys may vary widely, but they seem to share
the ammo-feed mechanism, rendering the several characteristics such as telepathy,
rest of the ammunition in that section great size, and a limited area to which they
useless. are confined.
GHASTS: Humanoid creatures Millions of years ago, the Great Old Ones
with hoofed feet, kangaroo-like legs, and came down from the stars to take up
noseless faces, which primarily dwell in the residence on Earth. (The Great Old Ones
Dreamlands. Direct sunlight kills these probably inhabit many other worlds like our
creatures, but they can survive for many own, and thus the large number of these
hours in illumination of lesser intensity. beings who dwell here may not be a unique
Ghasts spend most of their lives in the condition.) Few decipherable records of this
Dreamlands, but have been known to issue period survive. It was during this time that
forth and attack gugs and ghouls. If they Cthulhu, the mightiest of the Great Old
are unable to find prey of this sort, they have Ones, ordered his spawn to construct the
no qualms about devouring each other. city of R’lyeh on a continent in the Pacific.
Despite their cannibalistic tendencies,
ghasts often band together in packs for raids After thousands or millions of years, a great
outside the vaults. change occurred. The true cause of this
alteration remains a mystery, though two
GHOULS: Beings which live in tunnels theories have been constructed by scholars.
beneath graveyards in both the waking The first hypothesis is that the Great Old
world and the Dreamlands. Ghouls can be Ones were at one time members or servants
identified by their canine features, hoofed of a company of beings titled the Elder gods.
feet, rubbery skin, moldy odor, and The Great Old Ones committed a horrid
disgusting habits. Ghouls are allied with the crime against these beings, perhaps they
Nightgaunts, and some individuals of the practiced black magic, or stole the Elder
species may make deals with the Great Old gods sacred records, or even attacked the
Ones. Ghouls are not necessarily unfriendly home of the Elder gods themselves.
to humans who know them and take the Whatever the reason, the Elder gods cast
time to learn their language of gibberings out the Great Old Ones and imprisoned
and meepings, or who present the sign of them in various places on Earth, in the stars,
the ankh to them. On the other hand, they and even in other dimensions. Having done
can be quite unfriendly to those who enter this, the Elder gods returned to their home
their delvings unbidden. The exact origins near the star Glyu-Uho, leaving the Great
of the ghouls are unknown, but it has been Old Ones within their prisons. There will
come a time, though, when the Great Old
Ones will break free of the strictures range and ability. It should be noted,
imposed by the Elder gods, and they will however, though the indoctrinated research
come forth from their jails to challenge the of Miskatonic University, that some
supremacy of their captors once again. confusion may exist over the category in
which a given creature should be placed,
The second theory states that the Great Old and many scholars, including professor
Ones’ restrictions have been self-imposed Indiana Jones classify both as “Great Old
for some unguessable purpose. If this is Ones.”
true however, we are left to wonder why
they would do such a thing as a group. A GIGANTUANMEGGAFUCKHUGEOMNI
related theory which is much favored holds BATTLE FOR THE CONTINUUM: The
that as the Earth has its seasons, the battle for the Space/Time Continuum
cosmos has its cycles, and as certain between the Greys and everyone else. The
animals hibernate during the winter, many of main battle takes place in a distant
the Great Old Ones have gone into a long, dimension among 70 Grey homeworlds,
deathlike slumber. For millennia they have including Mortax. The battle ends when the
dreamt in their tombs, awaiting the time Grey's become very Extinct.
when they will come forth again to conquer
the universe. It shall be as the mad Arab GIMLY: Dwarf sent by Gandalf the White
Abdul Alhazred wrote: back in time to the Mangoat Homeworld to
keep watch on their activities. Also
That is not dead which can eternal lie, involved in the plot to trap Gandalf the Grey.
And with strange aeons even death may die.
G'KAR: Reptilian hominoid from a race
More Great Old Ones exist than can be fully
known as the Narn in Babylon 5's
detailed in this entry, but a few of the more
important ones are listed below. Great
Cthulhu, the octopoid lord of the corpse-city
GLADIATOR (ROBOTECH MECHA): A
of R’lyeh, sleeps beneath the Pacific Ocean.
The toad-thing Tsathoggua drowses in the non-transformable mecha used as a
lightless caverns of N’kai. Hastur, lord of the defensive weapon system in deep space,
Interstellar Spaces, may dwell in outer aboard the SuperDimentional Fortress.
space or might be imprisoned within the Unlike its fellow Destroids (like the
Lake of Hali, somewhere near Aldebaren. Excaliber) which are basically heavy artillery
Ithaqua, the source of the northern support units, the Gladiator is a frontline
American Indian’s legends of the Wendigo, combat unit designed with an excellent
is confined to the cold regions of our own balance of mobility, weaponry and hand to
planet and other worlds. hand combat capabilities. Of all the
Destroids, the Gladiator is the most versatile
The Great Old Ones are often distinguished in overall mobility, agility and means of
from the Outer gods, a group which includes attack. It is the only Destroid that can
such entities as Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, engage in full hand to hand combat. So
Shub-Niggurath, and Yog-Sothoth. Though powerful are its slashing hands that they
the G3reat Old Ones have some limited have been known to punch through the
power, the Outer gods seem to represent armor of ATAT walkers. Its combat
personified cosmic forces, such as chaos capabilities are augmented with an
and fertility, and are almost unlimited in impressive combination of weapons systems
including, missile pods mounted on the
shoulders, a short range laser, 32mm exceptional members of the Race sent its
autocannon, 180mm grenade launcher, top mind into the future, selecting a body there
mounted laser turret, battle mace, GU-11 from which it could study the time period.
gun pod(handheld), and a flame-thrower. When it found an individual, usually a
scholar of exceptional ability, it exchanged
GMU: Ground Mobil Unit. Large heavy duty minds with him, displacing the host’s mind
all terrain armored transport and battle into the Yithian’s former body. The
command station. Can be carried by the exchange lasted about five years, during
SDF-3. which time the Yithian grasped the basics of
life in its new society, afterward embarking
GOBLIN: Large Orc. on an exploration of the history, sociology,
and mythology of the culture. Meanwhile,
GOLLUM: Wretched creature who lives the host’s mind wrote a history of its own
under the Misty Mountains of Middle Earth. time for the Great Race, and if cooperative,
Encounters Axl Rose through gateways was allowed to make excursions outside the
linking Earth to Middle Earth. cities, consult the Great Race’s libraries, and
speak with other visitors from different
GOONDAGAS: A quiet, unknown, peaceful worlds and times.
race massacred by the Octom.
After the Yithian learned all it could about
GORDON, COMMISSIONER: Police the period it was visiting, it constructed a
commissioner of Gotham City. device that sent its mind back to the original
body. The alien mind was hypnotized to
GORN: A giant slow-moving reptilian race. forget the experience, and returned to its
own time. One flaw in this procedure was
GREAT RACE OF YITH: Time-traveling that the alien would have dreams of his
beings which dwelt on this world millions of imprisonment, and might even recall
years ago. The Yithians had no true information about this world which he had
physical forms, but took up residence in learned from the Yithians. The gre8at race
whatever bodies they desired. The Great considered these lapses to be annoyances
Race’s history begins on the world of Yith, and often dealt with them by another
though this was not their world of origin, the possession or through their operatives in
Yithians eliminated all information in their that period by silencing those who
archives about their history before this remembered too much during their captivity.
migration for reasons which remain a It is rumored that the minds of the Great
mystery. The Great Race engaged in Race have since migrated to smaller
historical research. They used their creatures with a greyish hue and large
extraordinary mental time-travel powers to opaque oval eyes, and hinted at only in the
study the past and future. To study the most secret document. These beings are
past, certain scientists would project their said to have been known as the Greys.
minds backward in time using a method
much like astral projection. The race was GREAT WHITE SPACE: Extradimentional
however unable to interact physically with belt which connects positions trillions of
the past. miles apart. The Old Ones used it to
journey through the universe, and hold it in
The race used a different technique to reverence. The Earthly entrance to this
journey to the future. Usually, one of the place lies somewhere in the deserts of
Egypt. The minions of the Old Ones protect GUGS: Huge black-furred beings native to
the Great White Space, so any journey there the Dreamlands. A gug’s arms are split at
is inadvisable. the elbow, with each of their forearms
ending in a tremendous paw. The most
GREEN DECAY: Incantation from the Book hideous characteristic of a gug, though, is its
of Eibon that may convert its victims into a face, with a pink eye on either side and a
greenish pile of moss and mold, and which fang-lined mouth running vertically down its
wizards dislike due to the mess involved. head. Despite their monumental stone
architecture, the gugs seem unintelligent
GREYS, THE: Race of hideous 4 to 5 ft tall and make little use of tools, weaponry, or
creatures who create Space/Time Bubble fire. The gugs once dwelt upon the surface
Experiments in the Space/Time of the Dreamlands, where great monoliths
Continuum. Master Plotters. Weak still remain.
creatures who communicate telepathically
by waving their arms. Their foremost HASTUR (ALSO THE UNSPEAKABLE
trademark is a rod to the head which ONE, HIM WHO IS NOT TO BE NAMED):
controls the mind of the abductee. Greys Great Old One who lives or is imprisoned on
represent the elite of the alien vanguard. a dark star near Aldebaran in the
Tireless abductors of nearly every species constellation of Tarus and is often
of sentient life on the planet, Greys have associated with decadence, nihilism, and
appeared in countless abduction stories. stagnancy. There is considerable confusion
Details in abduction accounts across the about Hastur’s appearance, with possibilities
universe, in the form of sketches, diagrams ranging from an invisible force which can
and language fragments remain consistent only be sense physically to a two-hundred
regardless of geographical, social or foot bipedal lizard covered with tentacles. In
economic factors. the rare cases of possession, the victim’s
skin becomes scaly and his limbs seem
Homebase: Zeta Reticuli system. boneless. The nature of Hastur’s true form
Host star: Tau Ceti, a magnitude 4 star (like (if he has a ‘true form’) still remains a
our own, only a little dimmer and smaller) of mystery.
spectral type G8 in the Cetus system. Light
from T. Ceti takes 10 years to reach Earth. The Outer god Shub-Niggurath and Hastur
have mated to produce their foul offspring
called the Thousand Young. There seems
GUARDIAN ECM SUITE: This ECM suite is
to be some conflict between Hastur and
a broad-spectrum jamming and electronic
Cthulhu; when the minions of the two beings
countermeasure device designed to reduce
have met, they have endeavored to destroy
the effectiveness of enemy long-range
scanning and surveillance equipment. The
ECM system is effective over a radius of 180
HICKS, CORPORAL: Colonial Marine.
meters around the unit in which it is
HOBBIT: Short dwarf like creatures who
inhabit the Shire in Middle Earth.
GUNS N' ROSES: Secret Espionage group
sent by Sauron to poison the minds of
HOUSE STEINER: One of the five houses
youth, and to help facilitate the integration of
in the Inner Sphere. Helped the forces of
Middle Earth into Earth.
good combat the Octom menace.
HYUJ'S BOX: Encases a treasured artifact.
HOUSES: Five Empires struggling for
power in the Inner Sphere. They are House IB: City of Grey stone which once stood
Steiner, Kurita, Davion, Laio, and Marik. within the land of Mnar by the lake of Thune,
When the Octom menace arrives, all located at various times in the distant future
differences between houses are buried and past of the dreamlands. Ib’s people were
they combine to fight the new foe. strange frog-like beings known as the
Sleestack. In this city, which had existed for
HUDSON: Badass Colonial Marine. centuries before discovery by human, these
beings from the moon propitiated Bokrug the
HUNTER, ADMIRAL RICK: Commander of water-lizard with curious rituals. The
the SDF-3. Husband of Lisa Hayes Hunter. transient humanoids living in the nearby city
of Sarnath felt uneasy about their neighbors
HYDRA (ALSO MOTHER HYDRA) and blamed the disappearance of there
Tremendous deep one who is the mate of children upon them. In the end, Sarnath
Dagon, as well as one of the deep one’s rose up and slaughtered many of the
gods. She has much the same form as amphibians, bringing a doom down upon
Dagon, however is a being that appears as themselves. (See The Doom That Came To
an endless sea of gray slime doted with the Sarnath.)
heads of its victims. The hydra lives in an
alternate dimension, and can only interact IMPERIAL FLEET: Space fleet of the
with our own when a person travels astrally Empire. Led by the Emperor.
though its territory. The hydra may follow
this person to his destination, capture INDIANA JONES: Adventuring Archeologist
another person in the material world, and who contributes his services in the war effort
bear that person’s head, and with it his against the Greys and Great Old Ones.
consciousness, back to itself.
INNER SPHERE: Area of space where the
HYPERSPACE: A dimension between five Houses exist. It is here that the Octom
standard dimensions of time and space. It receive the heaviest resistance for an
is a zone which can be used to travel light- unknown reason.
years without feeling the effects of time.
The Space Fold process is the traveling INNSMOUTH: Massachusetts town at the
through hyperspace. Navigation in mouth of the Manuxet River. At one time
hyperspace is not always accurate and is was a thriving seaport, but today it is almost
most hazardous when traveling great deserted. Originally founded in 1643,
distances. Innsmouth around 1840 became inundated
with the Esoteric Order of Dagon, a cult
HYPERSONIC MEGACANNON: Main gun based on a combination of scripture and the
of the SDF-3. A mile wide blast which beliefs of the Polynesian islanders’ dark
destroys absolutely everything in its path of gods. The order’s nocturnal trips to Devil’s
fire for 100,000 miles. Reef were legendary. A federal government
raid in 1928 disbanded the Esoteric Order of
HYUJ: Genetically engineered genius man Dagon, and removed the bulk on
mountain. Completes his research by the Innsmouth’s population to military prisons.
end of the Story. A Nordic. The government also dynamited may of the
town’s abandoned buildings. Rumors
persist that a submarine fired torpedoes off who complete the transformation swim out
of Devil’s Reef at an unknown target. to sea to join their brethren in the mighty
Accounts of Innsmouth after this disaster underwater cities of the deep ones.
have become muddled, and many say its
now nothing more than a ghost town. INVID: Race of space slugs led by the
Regent. Enigmatic, protoplasmic creatures
INNSMOUTH LOOK: Hereditary condition native to the planet which originated
which takes its name from the town of protoculture. Protoculture is derived from
Innsmouth, Massachusetts, in which the the sacred plant "The Flower of Life" which
majority of the population possessed this once grew exclusively on the Invid
malady. An infected person seems normal homeworld until it was discovered by the
at birth, but undergoes a slow, debilitating, Robotech Masters, taken and cultivated
metamorphosis later in life. These changes elsewhere. The Invid are obsessed with
normally begin during the subject's middle gathering all the Flowers of Life and
age, though the effects may be noticed returning them and any protoculture to their
earlier or later. homeworld.
A person affected by the Innsmouth look is ITHAQUA (ALSO WIND-WALKER, DEATH-
characterized by large, bulging eyes, scaly WALKER, WENDIGO): Great Old One
and peeling skin, a flattened nose, whose domain includes most of the northern
abnormally small ears, partially webbed regions of Earth. Ithaqua appears as a
fingers, and a wattling around the neck. In tremendous anthropomorphic shape with
the later stages, the bone structure of the glowing red eyes and webbed feet which
skull and pelvis shifts, the latter forcing the walks through the air as if on solid ground,
victim to adopt a slow, shambling gait. The or as a cloud of mist or snow with eyes. The
most advanced cases may involve the Wendigo often emits eerie howling noises,
development of what appear to be but seeing the creature is worse; any who
rudimentary gills in the subject. Usually gaze upon Ithaqua are doomed to be taken
strange dreams of underwater realms and a by him. Ithaqua is probably one of a race of
growing obsession with the ocean similar beings, as at least one encounter
accompany these physiological mutations. between Ithaqua and another Wendigo has
Often, the person with the look may drop out been reported.
of sight after the condition for many years.
Ithaqua is not confined to his own world
Sometimes, a person with the Innsmouth Borea, he possesses the ability to fly
look will progress only through the only through space/time and is known to travel
stages of the malady, remaining in this state often to Journey to Earth. Ithaqua has been
for the rest of his life. The exact cause of worshipped worldwide by cultists, and some
this is unknown. Also, proximity to the have drawn parallels between the Great Old
ocean or certain artifacts has been known to Ones and the gods Quetzalcoatl, Thor, and
trigger the change in seemingly healthy Enlil. In the north, where his true nature is
individuals, though more research is needed known, Ithaquya is more widely feared than
before these factors can be predicted with worshiped.
any degree of certainty. Few realize that the
Innsmouth look is the result of interbreeding IVANOVA, SUSAN: Commander, Babylon
between humans and deep ones. Those 5. Born August 30th, 2230 in St. Petersburg,
Russian Consortium, Earth. Appointed to KIRK, CAPTAIN JAMES T.: Captain of the
Babylon 5 in 2258 (Lt. Commander), starship Enterprise NCC-1701. Key factor in
promoted to Commander 2259. the Space/Time Bubble Experiment.
Helpless pawn of the Greys until the arrival
JANEWAY, CAPTAIN: Captain of the of Gandalf the White.
United Federation of Planet's Starship
Voyager. KISH: Catacombs where the Pharaoh
Nephren-Ka once held the mysterious
JANOVA: Leader of the Ratdogs. Shining Trapezohedron.
JJ, ADMIRAL: Commander of the Battlestar KLINZAI: Homeworld of the Klingon Empire.
KLINGONS: Warlike race, former enemy of
JOKER: Villain of Gothem City. Gets the Federation.
shitted by Slash.
KLINGROMS: Klingon-Romulan halfbreed
JUGULATOR: Ancient, evil and violent experiments of the Greys.
creature of nameless legends in Middle
Earth. KOBAYSHI MARU: Star Fleet Academy's
"No Win" training scenario.
JUMPGATE: A large device which creates
an entry to or exit from hyperspace so that KO-DAN: Enemy of the Star League.
ships which cannot afford to carry their own
jump point generators can benefit from KOLTON: Short lived race engineered as a
hyperspace travel. Only very large ships ruse by Sauroman.
carry their own generators, and use them
only when a local Vortex Generator is KOMACK, ADMIRAL: Admiral, Star Fleet.
unavailable. Also called a Jump Gate.
LA FORGE, GEORDI: Chief engineer
KADATH: Kadath in the cold waste is a aboard the NCC-1701D.
mountain on whose peak the onyx castle of
the Great Old ones was built. Kadath LENNIER: Assistant to Minbari Ambassador
normally lies in the northern hemisphere of Delenn. Is rumored to have been Lost In
the dreamlands beyond the Plateau of Leng. Space during his youth.
According to other tales it may be found on
a gigantic mountain chain in the Antarctic as LANG, PROFESSOR EMIL: Protoculture
well. scientist aboard the SDF-3.
KILL-O-ZAP: Deadly hand weapon used by LAST HOMELY HOUSE: Home of Elrond.
Mr. Brownstone. Turns its victims into a
yogurt/taco like goop slop. LENG (OR PLATEAU OF LENG): Area
close to the Kadath in the Cold Waste.
KINDA REALM: Underground kingdom of Alhazred mentions it is a place where
the Kinda. See the relevant Dr. Who episode various alternate realities come together in
for more info. the dreamlands. No matter where it is, one
should avoid the Plateau, since its
semihuman inhabitants - the Tcho-Tchos, or comprise both arms which provide the
possibly another race with hoofed feet and MACII with a barrage of long range assaults
horns. In this area of alter-reality other against enemy aircraft and ground troops
halfbreeds partake in ancient voodoo like alike. The mecha's incredible size also
rituals, practice cannibalism, and revere the makes it able to stomp/step on objects up to
symbol on an amulet of a winged hound. 24ft tall.
Standing like a beacon near the centre of
the Plateau is a great stone monastery MANBAT: Disguise for the Grey's clone of
surrounded by a ring of monoliths, and Frodo Baggins.
within the labyrinthine corridors of such are
murals depicting the history of the Plateau MANGOAT: Alternate pseudoshape(tm) for
and its connections with the Great Old Ones the Greys.
and the multiple of space/time itself.
SAURON: Ruthless alcoholic Leader of the
LIGHT SABER: See Star Wars dumbass! forces of Corridor, and negative transformed
alterego of Avalon. Second best master
LOST WORLD: Mystical world lost in time plotter in the multiverse.
and surrounded by evil.
MCCOY, LEONARD: See BONES.
LOTHLORIEN: Last refuge of the good
guys in Middle Earth, home to Galadriel and MEATGRINDER, THE: Flagship of the
Celeborn. Octom war machine
LRM-20: A 20 pack of missiles fired by a MECHA: Refers to all Robotech craft
Battlemech. aboard the SDF-3 which are powered by
LUGZAN: After Sauron obtains the Ring,
and becomes Avalon, the original nine MELKOR: Creator of the Balrogs in the first
Nazgul transform to these paladins. age of Middle Earth.
LUTHIEN TINUVIEL: Cool, hot elf lady, who MEGATRON: Merciless leader of the
isn't in the story....but should be. Decepticons. Sworn Enemy of Optimus
Prime. In the battle against the Greys his
LV-428: World overrun by Aliens. Also Fusion Cannon became legendary in that it
known as Acheron. wasted a dozen Motherships in a single
MAC II: Immensely destructive type of
Robotech mecha. The largest non- MINBARI: Race of alien beings also
transformable, ground cruising mecha ever represented aboard Babylon 5. Have close
operated by mankind. It was developed, ties with the Elves of Middle Earth, although
using the mobile systems of the Destroids, their complete correlation is unknown.
to be a moving fortress. Its design enables
it to blast enemy ground troops as repel air MI-GO: Beings which dwell on many worlds
assaults as well. Also known as the and have resemble winged crustaceans with
Monster. Four 40cm automatic cannons are egg-shaped heads which constantly change
its main armament. Tri-laser cannons color (their means of communicating with
each other). Some breeds are able to fly to brain cylinder. Through their surgery, the
other worlds, stars, and realities, though fungi can remove the brain of any being and
others must use other ways (such as transplant it into a curious metal cylinder,
magical gateways) to attain this goal. All leaving the body in a state of suspended
these physical attributes, however, may be animation until the mind's return. The brain
changed at a whim, for the fungi are can observe and interact with its
masters of surgery. surroundings via certain apparatus
connected with the cylinder, and may be
The Mi-go originally came to Earth during taken by the Mi-go on trips through the stars
the Jurassic period, and eventually settle and even other dimensions and times. This
down in the northern hemisphere, where procedure is usually reserved for those the
they for the most part have remained ever Mi-go especially favor or despise.
since. They show a great interest in our
planet, because Earth contains deposits of The Mi-go who dwell within the Himalayas
certain minerals that are very rare in the have been known to cover their bodies with
universe - or at least gates to other the pelts of various animals. According to
dimensions with these deposits. To obtain some, this is the source of the legends of
these minerals, the Mi-go have set up bases the Abominable snowman. The Mi-Go's
in the Andes, the Appalachians, and the surgical propensities also suggest that they
Himalayas. Such bases are well hidden, may be responsible for the ongoing cattle
however word of their actions have spread mutilations reported in the southwestern
rumors and references to these curious United States.
creatures and often found in the legends of
the countryside surrounding the creatures MIKATONIC UNIVERSITY:
lairs. Educational institution locate in Arkham,
Massachusetts. The origins of the university
The Mi-go mentality is nearly impossible for remain shrouded in obscurity. The school is
humans to understand. A Mi-go purges its noted for its bastion of rationality and
memory of any information which is not scientific thought. Its Exhibit Museum, is
necessary for its immediate purposes. This known to hold some intriguing artifacts of
keeps out irrelevant information, but leaves unknown cultures. One history however
some facts, such as the species origins, a holds that the school began as the Salem
mystery to the Mi-go themselves. A Mi-Go's Academy in the late sixteen hundreds, a
thought processes operate on a strictly place where magic and witchcraft were
cause-and-effect basis, with none of the taught as a matter of course. The school's
intuitive leaps that allow humans increased true roots may never be known, although it
creativity and quick technological is interesting to note the universities library
advancement. At one time the Mi-go holds the largest collection of rare occult
performed experiments on humanity to material in the western hemisphere.
reduce their psychic and creative potential,
but today they are studying humans and MOON BEASTS: Creatures native to the
indulging in horrible practices we can't even Dreamland's moons. They are slippery
imagine. white toad-like beings whose only sensory
organs are pinkish tentacles protruding from
One of the Mi-Go's most amazing feats of their snouts. How the moonbeasts perceive
technology involves a device known as a their surroundings is unknown, though they
seem to communicate by playing flutes. temples, carving through the rock to an
They prefer to dwell on the Darkside of the underground paradise. All the inhabitants of
Moons. the Nameless City departed to this
subterranean world, leaving their city
MORIA: Lost Kingdom of the Dwarves. uninhabited. Today, only a few walls and
Now inhabited by Orcs, Cave Trolls, cavern shrines remain. Though it has been
Balrogs, and Ballhogs. empty for centuries, the natives of this
region still shun the Nameless City. Before
MORROW, ADMIRAL: Commander, Star he wrote the Necronomicon, Abdul Alhazred
Fleet. spent much time here, blackening the city's
reputation even further. According to those
MORTAX: Homeworld of the Greys. wishing to remain anonymous, the forces of
evil took Abdul Alhazred to this city following
MOTHERSHIPS: Gigantic saucer shaped his illusory "demise" in Damascus.
Grey space craft.
NARN: Race of G'kar and others in the
MULDER, FOX: FBI agent, partner of Dana Babylon 5 space/time phase shift. Their
Scully. appearance is that of a reptilian hominoid.
MYOMER ACCELERATOR SIGNAL NARC MISSILE BEACON (Battletech): A
CIRCUITRY (BATTLETECH): The MASC heavily modified missile launcher that fire
system makes a battlemech capable of special missiles, called pods, which are
short term busts of speed, at some risk to its powerful homing beacons mounted behind a
fragile actuators. It works by boosting the magnetic head. If the missile hits, the pod
signals to the myomer musculature, broadcasts a homing signal for missile
causing them to contract and relax at a systems equipped to receive Nacre
quicker rate than is usually possible. This transmissions. Like the Artemis system, the
increases speed, but the stresses placed on Narc pods increase the number of missiles
the actuators and the myomer can cause a that hit a target. The Narc system is
catastrophic failure, especially after superior to the Artemis IV in that the lock is
prolonged MASC use. never broken once it has been established,
because the beacon is attached to the
NAMELESS CITY: Ruins buried target.
somewhere within the Arabian desert. At
one time the city lay beneath the ocean, but NAZGUL: Ring Wraiths. Minions of Sauron.
it came to the surface after a cataclysmic Enslaved beings of the ring. Later, the
buckling of the Earth's crust. A species of original nine become the Lugzan.
reptilian humanoids, possibly a branch race
of the deep ones, or the serpent men, NECRONOMICON: Written by: The Mad
populated the city. These creates are Arab - Al Hazred. A Latin translation was
believed to have been aquatic, since their made by Olaus Wormius.
power was still great when the city lay on the
seacoast but ebbed as its climate became Excepts from the Necronomicon describing
drier. When humans appeared in the Middle 'UMR AT-TAWIL who is the gatekeeper of
East and constructed the city of Irem, the the first gate at the portal to the other
reptiles withdrew to their deepest cavern- dimensions.
"And while those who have dared to seek Dynasty. Legend has it hat Nephren-Ka
glimpses beyond the Veil, and to accept HIM was a mighty sorcerer, the greatest of
as guide, they would have been more Egypt's priest-kings. He made a deal with
prudent had they avoided commerce with Nyarlathotep in the lost city of Irem, the
HIM; for it is written in the Book of Thoth accounts of which are still untold. The Black
how terrific is the price of a single glimpse. Pharaoh is also credited with the first
Nor may those who pass ever return, for the discovery of the Shining Trapezohedron.
vastnesses transcending our world are
shapes of darkness that seize and bind. The NESSY: The Lock Ness Monster.
Affair that shambleth about in the night, the
evil that defieth the Elder Sign, the Herd that NEUTRON-S MISSILE: Doomsday missile
stand watch at the secret portal each tomb of the Sentinels.
is known to have and that thrive on that
which groweth out of the tenants thereof; - NIGGERLING: Black dwarf.
all these Blacknesses are lesser than HE
WHO guardeth the Gateway: HE WHO will NIGHT GAUNTS: Species found in the
guide the rash one beyond all the worlds dreamlands. Night Gaunts are slim
into the Abyss of unnamable devourers. For creatures with cold rubbery skin and horns
He is 'UMR AT-TAWIL, the Most Ancient that curve inwards toward each other, they
One, which the scribe rendereth as THE have wings and are excellent flyers. Night
PROLONGED OF LIFE." gaunts have claws and a thin curling tale but
no face, just black skin where the face
Excerpt describing the mysterious 'caverns' should be. If they capture a prey, they drop
of Z'ha'dum, and the creatures the dwell in them from high heights or fly to strange and
them. dangerous places and leave them
"The nethermost caverns are not for the
fathoming eyes that see; for their marvels NISSA: Companion of Dr. Who, Adrick,
are strange and terrific. Cursed the ground Tegan and Tarlo. Encounters Axl Rose in
where dead thoughts live new and oddly the Kinda Realm.
bodied, and evil the mind that is held by no
head. Wisely did Ibn Schacabao say, that NODENS (ALSO LORD OF THE GREAT
happy is the tomb where no wizard hath ABYSS) Being who is often placed among
lain, and happy the town at night whose the Elder Gods. He is usually represented
wizards are all ashes. For it is of old rumor as an old man standing with an oaken staff
that the soul of the devil-bought hastes not in one hand on a sea-shell chariot drawn by
from his charnel clay, but fats and instructs fantastic beasts. At times he is depicted as
the very worm that gnaws; till out of having a beard of tentacles as well. Nodens
corruption horrid life springs, and the dull bears special interest for dreamers and
scavengers of earth wax crafty to vex it and visionaries, and has been known to take
swell monstrous to plague it. Great holes such individuals on trips with him across
secretly are digged where earth's pores space and time. Nodens last came to Earth
ought to suffice, and things have learnt to billions of years in the past. He left when the
walk that ought to crawl." Great Old Ones arrived, and made his way
to the far future. Another tales gives
NEPHREN-KA (ALSO THE BLACK accounts of Nodens guarding the prisons of
PHARAOH): Last pharaoh of Egypt's Third the Great Old Ones. There will come a time
when Nodens himself will cease his construction of the first nuclear weapons, so
vigilance and sleep. Then the Great Old this prophecy may already be coming true.
Ones will be freed from their tombs.
Nyarlathotep's true form is unknown, and
NYARLATHOTEP (ALSO THE CRAWLING recent findings suggest that Nyarlathotep
CHAOS OR MIGHTY MESSENGER): The may be able to take on any form he desires.
soul and messenger of the Outer gods. He
is said to dwell in a cavern at the center of O'HARA, CHIEF: Police chief of Gotham
an alternate world accompanied by two City.
mindless flutists. He often carries messages
and performs services for the Great Old OCTOM: Race of Apes from the 8th
Ones and Other gods, being the only one of Dimension. Near infinite battlefleet.
them who is free and able to do so.
OCTORG: Simbiant life force of Great
The Crawling Chaos acts as an intermediary Cthulhu, the Octom and the Borg.
between the Great Old Ones and their
worshipers, as well as taking messages OOLO, GENERAL: Ape General of the
between the Great Old Ones themselves. In Octom.
fact, Nyarlathotep may be a personification
of the telepathic powers of the Great Old OLD ONES: The Old Ones were a winged
Ones. Nyarlathotep has been worshiped star headed creature that was able to fly. It
under several guises in all parts of the was half vegetable and bread via spores.
world. Most notably throughout Egyptian They normally eat animal food, but can also
history, and specifically made famous by derive nourishment from inorganic things.
Nephren-Ka. They came from the stars, and absorbed
chemicals that made them do without
Nyarlathotep is often called the "all-seeing breath, eating and heat, but lost this ability
eye" in Prinn's De Vermis Mysteriis, and after ½ mill years. They have lived
knows much about magic and technology. mechanically lives on other planets. In the
The Crawling Chaos sometimes appears to beginning they lived under the sea in the
a chosen person and gives him a useful Antarctic Ocean, but later migrated to land.
incantation or piece of machinery. For food purposes they started life on earth.
Unfailingly, these gifts lead only to the They made multicellular protoplasmic
madness and destruction of their wielders. masses (Shoggoths), which they used as
Nyarlathotep seems to gain great pleasure slaves, and hypnotized them to gain control.
from watching these victims destroy Shoggoths are very strong and produce a
themselves. musical piping: "Tekeli-li!", mimicking the
Old Ones. Phosphorescent organisms
Several prophecies state that Nyarlathotep produce light in deep oceans for the Old
will eventually bring destruction to humanity. Ones. but they are almost independent of
The "quaking auroras will roll down on the light.
citadels of man", and humanity will be
destroyed as the Crawling Chaos turns the They battled different cosmic enemies on
entire universe into a colossal graveyard. It earth. Spawn of Cthulhu (cosmic octopi)
is rumored that Nyarlathotep aided in the came from the stars and drove the old ones
to the sea. They settled peace, and shared
the land. The spawn of Cthulhu's biggest
city was R'lyeh, it sank in pacific ocean due the ability to tailor the 'Mech for its expected
to geologic activities. The Old Ones was not mission. The other big advantage is the
able to make Shoggoths anymore, and life gain in repair and maintenance. If a 'Mech's
in the oceans depended on them. The Old arm is blown off, replacing it is a simple
Ones from the ocean went to war against matter. If a particular weapon is acting up,
the Shoggoths. When an Old One was the 'Mech simply carries a different one
killed, he was covered in slime. The while the Techs work on the problem in the
Shoggoths were tamed and fought with rear areas. The entire 'Mech seldom needs
guns that destroyed it's target at a molecule to be taken out of service for maintenance
level. Again the Old Ones were attacked because most of its parts are modular and
from outer space by an half-funguos, half- can be serviced independently.
crustacean creature. The same creature that
is called the Mi-Go, or the abominable ORC: Minion of Sauron and Sauroman.
snowman in the Himalayas. the Old Ones
found out that they were unable to leave the OTHER GODS: Group of beings which
earth's atmosphere, and the Mi-Go's drow protect the dreamlands. Their only known
The Old Ones back into the ocean. The Old member is Nyarlathotep. They may be
Ones was of another build, and another identical to the Outer gods, they may be
place in the galaxy within this space-time beings that attend Azathoth, or they may
continuum than their enemies, the Mi-Go's include other entities unknown to us
and The Spawn of Cthulhu could transform
and reintegrate themselves. Old Ones
found a large ocean under ground - Stygian.
OUTER GODS: Group of beings who are
They build a great city at the bottom, were
differentiated from the Great Old Ones.
the walls were covered with a
Usually the Outer gods are thought of as
phosphorescent organism. The great cold
personifications of cosmic forces, while the
put an end to Lomar and Hyperborea and
Great Old Ones are immensely powerful
drove The Old Ones into the underground
alien beings. This distinction is not
ocean. The Shoggoths became a growing
problem, and was turning against them. recognized by all scholars, and is not always
Some of The Old Ones had made strange clear where an entity should be placed.
prayers to another place - Kadath. Some entities who are generally categorized
with the Outer gods are Azathoth, Yog-
OMNIMECHS: The Clans' success in Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath, and Nyarlathotep.
conquering worlds of the Inner Sphere is It is unknown whether there is any
due to a number of factors, including their connection between the Great Old Ones
powerful warships, but none is more and the Outer Gods. There are close links
important than the OmniMech. The between Shub-Niggurath and Hastur(an
technological advances beyond what the Outer god and a Great Old One,
Successor States are just beginning to field respectively).
would have been quite sufficient to put the
Inner Sphere on the run without the concept PAN-GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER: The
of the OmniMech. alcoholic equivalent of a mugging. The
same effect of the drink can be achieved by
These designs feature modular weapons having your brain knocked out by a slice of
and other equipment, which has several lemon, wrapped around a large gold brick.
advantages. One of the primary benefits is
PNAKOTIC MANUSCRIPTS: Book of PROTOCULTURE: Unique Bio / energy
uncertain age and origin. It has been said power source for all Robotech Mecha. This
that the Great Race of Yith wrote the first source of bio-energy is derived from the
five chapters and preserved them at their Invid Flower of Life, discovered by the great
City of the Archives known as Pnakotus, Robotech Master Zor. In its unrefined form,
from which the book derived its name. the Invid use protoculture for nourishment
Others have given the Elder Things the and metaphysical enlightenment. Zor found
credit. The first portions of the manuscript that the plant produced a source of energy,
are written in a curious sort of cuneiform and during gestation, unlike anything in the
dot-group glyphs, which bear resemblance known universe. Through field studies, Zor
to many patterns carved in rock which have learned that if he applied constant pressure
been found throughout Earth. The to the properly germinated seed, he could
Manuscripts originally appeared in scroll control the energy of protoculture. This also
form. All editions of this version are said to prevents the plant's growth, which causes it
be lost, although some parchment to generate even more of its complex
fragments can be found at Miskatonic energy field. Trapped in stasis, the seed will
University. It is said that the Pnakotic continue to generate power for decades.
Manuscripts have some sort of Guardian, This led to the conceptualization of organic
and those who would read this work must fusion which became the basis for
pay the Guardian's price. This Guardian Robotechnology and the creation of Mecha.
may be entirely fanciful, or even symbolic, A Mecha derives its energy from
but any readers should beware.
protoculture as well as instilling it with a
symbiotic link between man and machine.
PARIS, LT. TOM: Navigation officer aboard
PULSE LASERS (BATTLETECH): Mounted
on Battlemechs, pulse lasers use a rapid-
PERMA-FUCKED: Completely and utterly
cycling, high-energy pulse to generate
destroyed. Used as in: “My computer
multiple laser beams, creating an effect
doesn’t work anymore, it is Perma-fucked.”
comparable to machine gun fire. This
improves the hit probability o the laser
PICARD, CAPTAIN JEAN LUKE: Captain of
attack and causes more damage per hit,
the Enterprise 1701D.
though at a cost of increased heat and a
somewhat shorter effective range.
PONAPE SCRIPTURE: Not much is known
on the Ponape Scriptures, however it is
PYLON: Multidimensional gateway into
known to have influenced the practices of
the Esoteric Order of Dagon.
Q: Entity from the Q 'continuum' who has
PPC: Short for Particle projection Cannon.
Mounted weapon on Battlemechs.
R2D2: Robot droid and friend of Luke
PREDATOR: Alien Safari Hunting Race
who help decimate the Ape masses on
RADAGAST THE BROWN: 'Read the Book'
PRIME, OPTIMUS: Leader of the Autobots.
RAIDER X: A non-transformable mech used
as an anti-aircraft unit aboard the RIGEL COLONIES, THE: Where the
SuperDimentional fortress. The Raidar X is Federation's stand up fight against the
lighter weight and faster than the other Corridor Armada was to be.
Destroids but relies only on one weapon
type - its multi-action laser armament RIKER, WILLIAM T.: 1st officer aboard the
system. However the lasers provide Enterprise NCC 1701D.
multiple, long range attack capabilities
unequalled by any other mech, except for RING, THE: Lost in the abyss of Time. The
the MAC II. The pair of wide angle, rapid only device which will transform Sauron
fire, double barrel laser cannons are back into Avalon.
controlled by an advanced targeting/radar
system which increases the Raider X's RIPLEY: Xenomorph specialist.
RIVENDELL: Location of the Last Homely
RATDOG: Peaceful freak of nature House, home of Elrond, and place where a
engineered by the Greys to initiate the lot of elves get butchered.
downfall of the Corridor. Help defeat Mr.
Brownstone. R'LYEH: Sunken city located near 47' 9' S,
126' 43' W in the southern Pacific ocean on
RAVENS: Mascots of Zykorrians. Earth. Other place it near Ponape, or even
off the coast of Massachusetts.). Cthulhu
REBEL FLEET: Led by Luke Skywalker. and his minions built R'lyeh millions of years
before the earliest recorded history, sallying
REFLEX MISSILE: An artificially intelligent for the form city to battle the Elder Things
Robotech missile. and other alien entities. Then a catastrophe
occurred. According to some scholars, the
REFLEX DRIVE: Engines aboard the SDF- stars moved to a particular astrological
3 powered by Protoculture enabling Space configuration, others assert a great cosmic
Folds. war occurred. Whatever the reason, R'lyeh
sank beneath the waves of the Pacific
REFLEX POWER: The term "reflex" can be Ocean, becoming the tomb of Great
applied to weapons, engines, and Cthulhu.
machinery. It is simply a system which
works intrinsically, or responds to certain Though R'lyeh has sunk deep beneath the
conditions as a "reflex" reaction. It is a form Pacific Ocean, there have been times when
of passive artificial intelligence. the city (or at least its highest mountain)
have breached the surface of the sea, only
REGENT: Commander of the Invid. to sink down again after a short period of
time. At these times, the dreams of Cthulhu
REGIS: Rebellious Wife of the Regent. have been telepathically broadcast, leading
Conquers Earth from the home dimension of to outbreaks of religious fervor, insanity, and
the SDF-3 while it is battling the Greys. natural disturbances around the world.
REGULA II: Research station of the United From the descriptions of the corpse-city of
Federation of Planets and Starfleet. R'lyeh which have come down to us, its
buildings are made of colossal green stones
which fit together in a non-Euclidean ROSE, AXL: Bad ass Infiltrator. Lead
manner. In a mausoleum at the peak of the singer of Guns n' Roses. Abducted by
tallest mountain, Great Cthulhu sleeps, held Greys.
within his tomb by an Elder Sign.
RUMBLE: Poetic Decepticon who is
ROBIN: Sidekick of Batman. destroyed by Hyuj.
ROBOTECH: See Robotechnology. SASQUACH: Grey security/warriors. The
Bigfoot are unleashed if the Grey's lose
ROBOTECHNOLOGY: Technology which control over a situation.
utilizes Protoculture. One of the truly unique
aspects of Robotechnology is that man and SAUROMAN: Independent badguy. Out to
machine share a symbiotic relationship, destroy Gandalf the Grey. Killed by Gandalf
linking pilot with mecha. It is a bond that the White because of his tampering in the
provides the mecha's immediate response Space/Time Continuum.
to commands/controls, mobility, and almost
human agility. Rather than the pilot SB CYPHER MANUSCRIPT: Mostly
operating a mere machine, a tool, both undecipherable text found in the tomb of
complement and supplement each other's Nephren Ka by Dr. Indiana Jones.
abilities with astonishing ease. It is this
same aspect which allows for the smooth SCHWARZANEGGER, ARNOLD: Big big
technologically engineered, Transformation huge guy who returns as Conan.
of the Veritech.
SCOTT, MONTGOMERY: Chief
ROBOTECH MASTERS: Alien race who engineering officer aboard the Enterprise
created the Zentraedi and Robotechnology. NCC1701.
They are a decadent race of technological
geniuses, and have ruled the known SCULLY: FBI Agent, partner of Fox Mulder.
universe for so long, they have become
arrogant and unsympathetic to humanity. SDF-3: Short for Super Dimensional
They are cunning and ruthless, viewing all Fortress 3. The other two ships were
aspects of life as merely parts of a game. destroyed in the Macross Saga (see
robotech novels). It is truly a battle fortress.
ROD: Used by the hideous Greys to make Armaments include: Main Gun Reflex
abductee's forget their encounters with the Cannon (1), Reflex Beam Cannons (8), Rail
aliens. When applied, the head is drawn to Cannons (4), Long Range Missile
the end of the rod. Victims often see their Launchers (12), Medium Range Missile
world explode around them, ie: "The Ground Launchers (48) Dual Barrel Auto Cannons
shook, the sky turned black, and trees fell." (48), High Powered Laser Cannons (48).
Additional Combat systems include:
ROGUE SQUADRUN: Elite X-Wing Excalibur (36), Gladiator (24) Raidar X (72)
squadron of the Rebel Fleet. Spartan (56), MACII (24), Veritechs VF-
1A(200) VF1J(50), VF1S(40), Armored(6),
ROMULANS: Ally with the Federation / VT-1D(12). The main gun is an original
Klingons in the war against the Greys. Robotech Master weapon and does
devastating amounts of damage, but draws may gaze on all time and space. For those
so much energy it can only fire once every unaccustomed to its power, it is said the
10 minutes. When the Pinpoint Barrier or Trapezohedron can plunge the item into
force field is engaged, the main gun cannot darkness, and summons an aspect of
fire. However, when unleashed, the main Nyarlathotep. Another of the
cannon absolutely destroys EVERYTHING Trapezohedron's powers is to accelerate
in its path of fire - an energy beam any bodily metamorphosis which may be
approximately two miles wide and 60,000 taking place in its viewer (such as a deep
miles long. one's transformation).
SLASH: Headbanger guitarist for Guns n' The chronological history of the
Roses. Abducted by Greys. Trapazhedren is incomplete at best. Some
say the alien hybrid Hyuj gave this box to
SLUGGERS: Bar & Grill / Games hangout Kirk at the end of the Grey war, others
for teenagers. Famous for Highball. A suggest Kirk traveled through time to find
combination of Basketball and volleyball on the artifact and to eventually give it back to
a trampoline. himself in an alternate dimension. It's true
powers are fully unknown, although the
SECRET PASSWORD: SINKO-QUE-QUA- hobbit Frodo Baggins is rumored to have
AHOOO-YA-VOL-DA-BULSHAVICK- finally recovered the object in the end and
AHHHHHHHHHHH-GELPHLING right the entire space/time of the multiverse.
SHOCK TROOPER: Armored attack craft of
SENS-O-MATIC EYESHADES: Peril the Invid.
sensitive sunglasses. When they sense
danger, they go completely black. SHOGGOTHS: Shoggoths were made from
multicellular protoplasmic masses by the Old
SENTINELS, THE: Before jumping Ones. They were used as slaves, then as
dimensions, the affiliation the crew aboard weapons against Cthulhu and his hordes
the SDF-3 belonged too. (before R'lyeh sank) , and controlled via
commands induced via hypnotism.
SHINING TRAPEZOHEDRON: Not much is Shoggoths are very strong, and totally
known of the Shining Trapezohedron. It has unaffected by cold. They are able to change
changed hands many times. It was themselves physically, and grow limbs. In
originally brought to Earth by the Mi-Go, time they managed to grow a brain, and a
where it then came into possession of the mind of their own. This made them hard to
Elder Things. It then traveled to Valusia, control. They were 15 foot in diameter
Lemuria, and Atlantis. A Minoan fisherman consisting of a viscous jelly which looked
found the artifact in his nets and sold it to like an agglutination of bubbles. described
the pharaoh Nephren-Ka, who kept it in the as: "Formless protoplasm able to mock and
labyrinths of Kish. It was lost for a time, until reflect all forms and organs and processes -
found by the US Airforce in a crashed Grey viscous agglutinations of bubbling cells -
saucer in Roswell NM. rubbery fifteen-foot spheroids infinitely
plastic and ductile - slaves of suggestion,
The Trapezohedron may be used in many builders of cities, growing intelligence".
ways, and servers as a window in which one
They produced a musical piping: "Tekeli-li!", SLEESTACK: Race of lizard creatures from
mimicking the Old Ones. Land of the Lost.
As stated, Shoggoths are protoplasmic, SOLO, HAN: Indiana Jones of Space!
polymorphic things that can form their bulk
into many different shapes. they were used SPACE FOLD: The method many ships use
first as slave labor,. Over time, they grew to travel through hyperspace.
more intelligent, until they eventually
rebelled against the Great Old Ones. Most SPACE/TIME BUBBLE EXPERIMENT: the
were imprisoned, until the stars came right Greys conduct experiments in the
again and they were freed from their crypts SPACE/TIME CONTINUUM. They abduct
to terrorize mankind. Eventually they test subjects such as Captain Kirk, and
transformed into the Zykorr. routinely perform mindfucks.
SHUBNIGGURATH (ALSO BLACK GOAT SPACE/TIME CONTINUUM: All that was, is,
OF THE WOODS WITH A THOUSAND and shall be. 8=42
YOUNG): In the few times she has been
summoned, Shub-Niggurath appeared as a SPOCK: Acting 1st officer and science
great noxious cloud from which hoofed feet officer of the Enterprise NCC1701. Vulcan
and tendrils constantly protrude and are Friend of Captain Kirk.
reabsorbed. Shub-Niggurath has also
assumed the shape of a cloaked figure SHADOWS: Vessels of unknown origin
whose face was hidden, but this was only an which inhabit the Space Above and Beyond
isolated instance. The residence of Shub- Z'ha'dum. It is rumored that in order for a
Niggurath remains a mystery. One location Shadow vessel to operate, a living being
that has been hypothesized is the planet must be merged with it. It has been
Yaddity. It is also possible that Shub- discovered by Sheridan and his Army of
Niggurath remains at the court of Azathoth, Light, that telepaths may be able to jam the
or another dimension entirely. References ability of that being to operate the ship.
to Hastur the Unspeakable indicate that
Shub-Niggurath has mated or will mate with SHADOW FIGHTER (ROBO-
this Great Old One, producing the beings TECHNOLOGY): Stealth version of the
known as her Thousand Young. original Veritech fighter. Invisible to Invid
SHUDDE-M'ELL: Great Old One and leader
of the Cthonians. Shudde-M'ell appears as SHADOW WAR, THE: Aeons ago there
a huge cthonian and spends most of his were species of life that roamed the galaxy.
time under the ground. They are sometimes referred to as First
Ones. According to starlogs aboard
SKYNET: Global defense network on planet Babylon 5 one of these were the Vorlons,
Earth. Responsible for the extermination of another the Shadows. These beings warred
the APES. with each other, the last great war being ten
thousand years ago in which the Shadows
SKYWALKER, LUKE: Leader of the Rebel were then defeated. A thousand years ago
Fleet. the Shadows began to stretch out again but
were driven back by an alliance of younger SRI'HEE: Legendary Romulan Battle
races. Commander. Conqueror of many Empire
The Shadows and Vorlons see themselves
as shepherds of the younger races. Helping STAR LEAGUE: The good guys in the
them grow and develop as species. battle against the Ko-Dan.
However, their views on how to accomplish
this are diametrically opposite. The STARFIGHTER: Pilot from the Star League.
Shadows believe that species develop best
under conditions of conflict and strife. They STARFLEET: Military Service of the United
periodically start wars so that the stronger Federation of Planets.
species can develop and the weaker ones
can die off. The Vorlons, also known as STARFLEET JUDO: The most deadly form
Vogons in some translations, would rather of hand to hand combat in the known
develop the species through guidance and multiverse.
STARFURY: Fighter's aboard Babylon 5.
The Shadows have once again risen to
power in great numbers and have begun SPARTAN: (Robotechnology): Non
openly attacking innocent worlds, thus transformable mech used for long range
beginning the Shadow War. Shadow origins attacks and defense. It can be thought of as
remain a mystery, and their homeworld a walking missile launcher. This mecha's
Z'ha'dum is rumored to be a sort of greatest advantage is that it has the most
time/space conduit though which multiple destructive, long range capabilities of any
dimensions of the multi-verse come other destroid. As an artillery support unit,
together. the Spartan is unsurpassed, however, it is
perhaps the least versatile of all the mecha.
SHERIDAN, JOHN, CAPTAIN: Appointed It is the second slowest, has no short range
Commander, Babylon 5, January 9th, 2259 defense or secondary weapons system, and
by president Clark to replace Sinclair. not only lacks hands, but also lacks any type
Former captain of the Earth Alliance cruiser of humanoid arm construction or movement,
Agamemnon, spent the previous three years making it extremely awkward in hand to
on deep space patrol. He is the only Earth hand combat. It can also function in a non-
Alliance commander to have one a battle combat role hauling heavy loads for
against the Minbari during the War, by construction and demolitions.
mining the asteroid belt between Mars and
Jupiter, destroying the Minbari flagship STARGATE: Secret government project
Black Star and several other ships. During and device used for time travel.
the StoryBase Captain Sheridan leads a
band of ships from all the known worlds to STERLING, MAX: Veritech pilot,
Z'ha'dum. commander of Skull Squadron aboard the
SOLARIS: Battlemech wargaming world of
STING: Elven blade of Middle Earth.
the Inner Sphere.
STORM, JASON Pilots mostly lighter lasers, PPCs, Gauss Rifles, and
battlemechs such as the Locust. Member of autocannons. These targeting computers
Wallert's company. can either increase overall hit probability or
select specific target locations.
STREAK SHORT-RANGE MISSILES
(BATTLETECH): These short-range missile TAUNTAUN: Kangaroo horsy beast ridden
launchers are linked to a computer fire- by Luke Skywalker. Native to the ice planet
control system that handles target Hoth.
acquisition. Once the computer obtains a
target lock, the Streak SRM will TELEPORTATION SHOES, THE:
automatically hit. Dimensional Gateway device. If not for the
mission of James T. Kirk back in time, the
SULU, HIKARU: Japanese Helmsman Octom would have invaded our dimension
aboard the Enterprise, NCC-1701, and later and conquered the universe.
Commander of the Excelsior.
TERMINAPER: Name given to Cyberdine
SUPER VERITECH: Systems model 101's by Apes.
(ROBOTECHNOLOGY): Made to more
easily withstand the rigors of space and TIGAN: Companion of Dr. Who, Nissa,
space combat. Additional armor plates on Tegan, Adrick and Tarlo. Encounters Axl
legs, chest and forearms, booster rocket Rose in the Kinda Realm.
packs to attain orbit from ground launches,
additional multi-missile capability, and TIMECOUNCIL: Great council of entities
enhanced speed, mark the major which governed the laws of Space/time in
modifications. The Super Veritech is the multiverse.
generally used for space patrols and heavy
combat situations. THOLIANS: Race who help defeat the
SWARM LONG-RANGE MISSILES
(BATTLETECH): Swarm LRM launchers THUNDER LONG-RANGE MISSILES
mounted on mechs are special missiles (Battletech): Thunder LRMs deliver
utilizing hundreds of submunitions able to scatterable mine fields. Each warhead
saturate an area with devastating firepower. contains five small anti-vehicle and five anti-
TARDIS: Time traveling device used by Dr.
Who. TOAD-THINGS: Toad-things live on
Dreamlands moon, but they easily travel in
TARLO: Companion of Dr. Who, Nissa, Dreamland. They are great grayish-white
Adrick, and Tegan. Stabbed by Axl Rose in slippery things which can expand and
the Kinda Realm. contract at will, and whose principal shape -
though it often changes - is that of a sort of
TARGETING COMPUTER (BATTLETECH): toad without any eyes, but with a curious
The Clans have developed advanced vibrating mass of short pink tentacles on the
targeting systems not yet available to the end of its blunt, vague snout. They can see
Successor States that can enhance the in the dark. Also known as Were-Toads.
performance of direct-fire weapons, such as
TORRES, B'ELANNA: Half human/Klingon UHURA: Communications officer aboard
chief engineer aboard USS Voyager. the Enterprise NCC-1701.
THRAWN, GRAND ADMIRAL: Commander 'UMR AT-TAWIL: 'Umr At-Tawil is the
of the Imperial Forces. gatekeeper at the first gate through the
dimensions. He sits on a pedestal and
TRANSFORMERS: The good guys are the guards the passing to the second gate
Autobots. The bad guys are the where Yog-Sothoth guards the ultimate
Decepticons. The Greys take the Matrix, gate.
and the Transformers form a short term
alliance to reclaim it. UNCLE BEN: Uncle of James T. Kirk. It
was soon discovered that not only uncle
TRIPLE STRENGTH MYOMER Ben, but most of Kirks family had been
(BATTLETECH): Only recently introduced abducted by the Greys at one time or
in the prototype form in the Inner Sphere, another in the past.
triple strength myomer is known to be fitted
in only one Battlemech to date. Davion URSAL: Leader of the Apes.
scientists who have been working on the
myomer have recently been successful in VASQUEZ: Colonial Marine.
overcoming the problem of spontaneous
combustion when the fibers are exposed to VERITECH: Highly maneuverable
a gaseous catalyst. A Davion outpost on Robotech Mecha used by the Sentinels
Arture IV reportedly has captured a aboard the SDF-3. Veritech fighters are
Combine Atlas and retrofitted it with the new Hybrid machines which incorporate
myomers making the legendary 100ton traditional technology and power systems
mech even more of a brutal adversary at with small protoculture-based engines
close range combat. salvaged from alien mecha discovered in
the wreckage of the original SDF-3.
TRIXTER: Invid Scientist. Although humans do not fully understand
the principles of Robotechnology or
TROI, DEANNA: Ships counselor aboard protoculture, they are able to successfully
the Enterprise NCC1701D. utilize it. It has three modes of
transformation, aerial combat(jet fighter)
TUVOK, COMMANDER: Lt. and first officer whereby it can raid by missiles and machine
aboard USS Voyager. guns. Ground combat(Battloid) a 42 foot,
humanoid robot or soldier. In this mode the
TUVOK, ENSIGN: As an ensign, Tuvok was Veritech can run, climb, leap, kick, roll and
assigned to USS Excelsior. engage in hand to hand combat. The third
mode is Guardian, originally used only for
UBER-SCHLAFF: The big sleep. takeoff and landing, Guardian transition was
Something that is going away for a long soon discovered to provide extreme
time. “The Windows 2000 install did not mobility, allowing jet speeds up to 670mph,
work, I have to get a new motherboard or have the advantage of legs for
hard drive. The computer is Uber- walking/standing and landing in small areas
schlaffed”. and rugged terrain, and also have the
flexibility of arms/hands, the use of the GU-
11 gun id and limited hand to hand combat. WHALEAPE, PSYCHO: An experiment
Also see Super Veritech. gone wrong by the Greys.
VINDICATOR: Star destroyer of the WEEDAH, CAPTAIN: Zykorrian captain
Imperial Fleet. who failed hismission in capturing the
VOGONS: A Empire that is thought to have
died out eons ago. They originally created WEREBEARS: Octom hybrid Slavesoldiers.
the Aliens. It is also rumored they were
from the 42 dimension. WEREWOLF: Giant ravenous wolf monster.
An abnormal, terrifying animal. An
VOYAGER: USS Voyager, Starship of the experimental creature of the Greys.
United Federation of Planets (UFP) thrown
millions of light years from Earth into WHO, DR.: A Time Guardian. He tried to
another quadrant of uncharted space. She warn James T. Kirk of the Grey Master
is commanded by Captain Janeway, and her plotting... but the Men In Black got him first.
crew is attempting to reach their home Eventually he regenerates ("RE-GEN-ER-
space by the ships maximum warp capability ATION") and aids in repairing the broken
which will still take many years. In the timestream
interim, she encounters many alien races
and has many interesting encounters. WORF: Head of Security and main
weapons/tactical officer aboard the
VULCAN: Homeworld of Spock. Enterprise NCC1701D.
WAHOO: A little XENOMORPH: Another name for the
ninjarabbitwarriorbarbarian. His home Aliens.
planet of Smallderan was ravaged by the
Corridor. XUR: Traitor and leader of the Ko-Dan
WALLERT, COMMANDER: Mechwarrior of
the Inner Sphere employed by House YOG-SOTHOTH: Outer god also known by
Davion. Pilots the legendary Atlas the title Lurker at the Threshold. Yog-
battlemech. Sothoth's usual form is a congeries of
iridescent spheres, but it is said that the
WARP SPEED: Faster than light travel. Outer god can take forms of solid, liquid, or
Achievable by contained anti-matter gas. One of its avatars, the Lurker at the
reactions. Used by the Enterprise NCC1701 Threshold, appears as a black amorphous
and NCC1701D. horror, and another form as a many-limbed
human much like a Hindu deity.
WATCHER: Time traveler that bitches a
lot/Complains about how screwed they are Yog-Sothoth is known as "the key to the
when the situation is none to great. gate, whereby the spheres meet", and is
said to exist everywhere in time and space.
WAYNE, BRUCE: Secret identity of It has been suggested that Yog-Sothoth has
Batman. been imprisoned at a point where 8all space
and time converge, creating such a
gravitational effect that it may not leave. It it is the fate of all Zentraedi. Love and
may also be possible that Yog-Sothoth friendship are replaced by cool aloofness
dwells in a parallel dimension and can either and fierce sense of purpose: to fight and be
manifest itself in space or time, not both. victorious as a whole, as a race, not just as
Some say that certain manifestations of an individual. The thrill of combat is like
UFO's have been attributed to appearances sweet nectar to these giants. To dance with
of Yog-Sothoth. death and prove victorious, an unparalleled
high. It is their life purpose, their destiny, to
The Necronomicon has entries relating to seek and destroy. Victory means
communication with this being. At this time destruction. Death and annihilation are
they remain untranslated for obvious viewed with cold indifference, not out of
reasons. cruelty or callousness, but because they are
simply the anticipated by-products of war.
The link between dimensions and the In war there is always death. Death in
keeper of the second gate. combat is inevitable. Death in combat is
To call him forth:
Y'AI 'NG'NGAH ZYKROBIKUS, EMPEROR: Leader of the
F'AI 'THRODOG ZYKORRIAN: Space faring race who
UAAAH conquer almost all the Klingon Empire.
To send him back: They fall short of their goal as the Octom
OGTHROD AI'F butcher them. It is also rumored that in
GEB'L - EE'H some point in the timestream these beings
YOG-SOTHOTH reappear and are descended from Shoggoth
'NGAH'NG AI'Y protomatter.
Z'HA'DUM: A world Shadowed in mystery
YORT, COUNSELOR: Counselor aboard on the outer reaches of the explored galaxy
the ENTERPRISE NCC-1701. in the Babylon 5 space/time dimension.
ZATHRAS: Alien of unknown origin who
mysteriously appeared on Z'ha'dum.
Legolass and Gimly take him back to Middle
Earth where he warns Frodo and lets him
know he is 'the one'.
ZENTRAEDI: Giant slave clones created by
the Robotech Masters. They revolt and
become and independent race. The
Zentraedi soldier is the ideal warrior. Bred
to war, they are conditioned to obey orders
without question. They fight to the death
against overwhelming odds and without
fear, hesitation or regret. A Zentraedi does
not mourn when a fellow dies in combat, for