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This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. 'Umr At-Tawil (عمر الطويل) is an entity who stands beside the Ultimate Gate, meeting any who traverse the first Gate via the Silver Key. He appears as a heavily cloaked, vaguely humanoid figure, with no organs or features discernible beneath his garb. In the Cthulhu Mythos this being is described in "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" by H. P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffman Price.


In the Pathfinder multiverse, it's a Great Old One known as Tawil at'Umr, which is not a well-known entity. Which serves Yog-Sothoth, operating as the physical projection of its will and working toward its agenda across the dimensions. Tawil at'Umr is theorized on Golarion to being the side of effect of Yog-Sothoth's contact with the material plane. Its knowledge about reality is vast, including how one may access the Dimension of Time, but one acquires such knowledge at a terrible cost.

When it comes to its appearance, mortals see a cloaked humanoid figure which is somewhat larger than the observer. Its true form under the cloak is that of a protoplasmic mass which can take varying shapes, some of which should not be capable of existing.