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"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..." - English translation of Aklo verse

This article is written on a topic within the Greater Cthulhu Mythos based on information from works in the Mythos. By default, all information is to be assumed to derive from the Lovecraft Myth Cycle unless otherwise marked.

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The Cold Ones are a fictional race created by Chaosium in 1994 for the Call of Cthulhu RPG, whom were based on Clark Ashton Smith's The Light from the Pole.


Cold Ones are a race of semi-corporeal beings serving the Great Old Ones Rlim Shaikorth and Aphoom-Zhah. Who appear as wailing humanoid spectres of swirling snow and vapor. They are only semi-immaterial and therefore are unable to pass through solid matter, but can seep through the thinnest opening or tiniest crack. It's a race which is only active in bitterly cold areas, where they appear and disappear into drifts of snow and ice or snowy skies as if they were ghosts.


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