Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg, the Bringer of the Pestilence is an Great Old One devised by Thomas M. K. Stratman. He made his debut in Mysterious Manuscripts, a supplement to the role-playing game Call of Cthulhu. Later it was mentioned in the anthology The Fountain of Darkness by Aitor Solar.
Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg is a powerful winged scorpion-like monstrosity with an ant-like head. As Mot, it is described in the shape of a being similar to a scorpion covered with a greenish-black exoskeleton with a curious iridescence. The body has pustules that continuously secrete a substance. Its head is full of protrusions and rigid antennae, between which are yellow eyes and noisy jaws that drip pus. As limbs, it has two huge claws, a tail with a stinger and covered with spikes, endless legs similar to those of a spider, and three pairs of rigid wings. Their presence is usually accompanied by that of a swarm made up of all kinds of disease-carrying insects.
Conceptual information and role Edit
This Great Old One lived on Shaggai, a planet that was destroyed by the Outer God Ghroth. That is why it is mentioned in "Massa di requiem per Shuggay", an opera in Italian written in 1768 by Benvento Chieti Bordighera which deals, more or less covertly, with the flight from the planet Shaggai by a family.
Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg eventually came to Earth, where he is worshiped mainly by small conclaves of Ghouls. Apparently he has hardly any human worshipers, as he does not bestow any gifts and leads to a state of ferality to those who come into contact with him. However, in the supplement "Cthulhu Invictus" of the role-playing game "Call of Cthulhu", it is said that he was worshipped in Syria under the name "Mot".
In Syria, its worship was performed in places related to rot, such as cemeteries, swamps, sewers, garbage dumps and plagued areas. After being summoned from his underground lair, Mot released his ichor for miles around, as well as ground and dirt, all of which were a vector of disease. As a result, his followers often ended up with leprosy, gangrene, consumption, or worse. However, they celebrated it, since they considered all these diseases as blessings from their god. Sometimes they also received the "blessing" of owning a group of insects like his own, albeit on a smaller scale. Generally, this used to be composed of non-infectious flies.
As for its power, it is fundamentally based on the ability to control poisonous or infectious insects. In addition, Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg himself can inoculate deadly and tremendously painful toxins using his stinger, capable of leaving after-effects even if treated in time. The pus in your body is also capable of causing deaths from infection. The only way to hurt him is by penetrating his thick exoskeleton, and even then it would only get him to return to his underground lair.
Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg takes control of some old men, who begin to accumulate garbage and act like animals.
In role playing games Edit
Mysterious Manuscripts Edit
Supplement in which Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg was introduced.
Supplement in which Baoht Z'uqqa-mogg appears as Mot. Issues relating to his worship in Syria are discussed.
- In real life, Mot was a god worshiped in Canaan. Son of El, he represented aridity and death.