|“||They are real, Frank. I saw them for a ghastly moment. For a moment I stood on the other side. I stood on the pale gray shores beyond time and space. In an awful light that was not light, in a silence that shrieked, I saw them. All the evil in the universe was concentrated in their lean, hungry bodies. Or had they bodies? I saw them only for a moment; I cannot be certain. But I heard them breathe. Indescribably for a moment I felt their breath upon my face. They turned toward me and I fled screaming. In a single moment I fled screaming through time. I fled down quintillions of years.||„|
|~ Halpin Chalmers recalls being detected by the Hounds after his brief ascension beyond the confines of time.|
The Hounds of Tindalos are beings of Angled Space, an existence that lies directly parallel to our Curved Space. They are older than our concept of time and are at least four-dimensional angled beings, though angled beings are inherently more powerful and lethal than their curved counterparts. The hounds eternally hunger for the essence of curved beings, tracking them across all of existence once they've caught their scent.
The hounds are capable of entering curved space through any corner of 120 degrees or less. While it is possible to barricade oneself in a fully spherical room, this only delays the inevitable, as the hounds will slip through even the smallest corner they can as soon as it's available.
Powers and Stats
Name: The Hounds of Tindalos
Origin: Cthulhu Mythos
Age: At least quintillions of years, likely timeless
Classification: Vaguely canine-shaped metaphysical monsters from angled space (at least 4th-dimensional entities who exist far beyond human concepts of time, space, force, and matter), possibly manifestations of a greater being
Powers & Abilities: Higher-Dimensional Perception, Time Manipulation, Time Travel, Spatial travel (Can move through universes and dimensions via angles), Unknown Otherworldly Poison, Dimension Shifting (Able to manifest in lower dimensions in order to feed on curved beings), Immortality (Unknown Type, Older than our current universe by "quintillions" of years, Transcend the 4th dimension, Unable to be killed by any known means)
Attack Potency: Unknown (Are supposedly far superior and lethal to any being which resides in curved space/any 3rd-dimensional being, Supposedly transcends the 4th dimension, though to what degree is unknown.)
Speed: Immeasurable (They can appear wherever they like in the 3rd dimension due to time travel and dimension shifting, Seemingly impossible to escape once you have attracted their attention)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Unknown. Impossible to harm by conventional means due to being "angled" entities
Range: At least Multiversal (Apparently able to catch a being within 4 dimensions of any universe)
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Sentient to an unknown degree
Weaknesses: Cannot chase after a target unless one attracts their attention by traveling through time.
- Attack Through Angles: Can come from anywhere there are angles of up to 120 degrees to attack their prey.
- Drain Essence: The hounds are capable of draining bodily fluids and certain forms of energy from other beings by using their tongues.
- Hunt Through Time: Basic time is an irrelevant concept to the hounds. Once they have the scent of their target, they will travel through countless aeons of space and time until they reach their target. It is believed to be impossible to escape once the hounds have you in their sights, and anything that can be done to prevent their arrival only delays the inevitable.