Aihais are humanoid beings, with a large protruding torso and several elbows on their arms. Their heads have large ears and very deep nostrils, which stretch and contract with their breathing. Their eye sockets are also deep, rendering their eyes invisible except for a faint red glow emanating from them. Apparently they have a habit of not wearing clothes, but not much is known about this tradition. Those of their kind who serve a nobleman tend to wear a flat silver wire as a necklace.
Aihais are one of the dominant species on Mars. They are generally pacifists and are fully engaged in commerce and cultural activities. They are not very related to the other Martian species, having with them treaties that are somewhat unstable. However, millennia ago, Vulthoom arrived on his planet and using his sedative and hallucinogenic plants, he managed to gather a group of Aihais to serve him. Despite this, the aihai leaders firmly rejected the Great Old One. Faced with this threat, Vulthoom was forced to equip his followers with weapons that he brought on his ship, thus waging a civil war between them. In the end, Vulthoom and his sect managed to survive, but then they retired to underground caverns, and went into a state of torpor for a thousand years. After their awakening they return to their dream, staying a thousand years more sleeping and becoming only legends among the other Aihais. Inside these caverns, which were called by the surface Aihais as Ravermos, Vulthoom and his sect began the construction of a spaceship that they will use to leave Mars and settle on Earth.
Background in Call of CthulhuEdit
The Aihai are peaceful sentient race which is indigenous to Mars, whose society revolves around culture and trade. The typical Aihai stands about 10 ft tall and has a bulging chest and multiple many-angled arms. The race coexists uneasily with the warlike Martians and has as little to do with them as possible. Aihais live in subterranean cities though in the future they will built great and beautiful cities on the surface, once contact is made with humans. A faction reside in a great underground complex with their master, the Great Old One Vulthoom.
Aeons ago, when Vulthoom arrived on Mars, a civil war erupted between Vulthoom and his followers and the ruling Aihais. Vulthoom was defeated and it and its followers fled underground. Where they slumbered in suspended animation for centuries. Now they build spacecraft to carry Vulthoom and its followers across the cosmos to conquer new worlds, with Earth being the first target. Among the weapons its followers possess are disintegrator guns capable of melting rock and metal and instantly dissolving organic matter.