Not necessarily a threat, but alien enough to be rejected... So, the universe is allergic to it.
Of course, the very fact that a particular thing is there to be attacked can weaken the immune system and make it more susceptible to organisms that are actually dangerous
I kind of lean against giving cults; those mostly gather around dormant horrors, usually with the justification that they pray that it stays asleep, or doesn't eat them when it wakes, or something similar, while the protagonists are all rather relatively active, and having a cult would be likely to get in the way. (I can imagine a situation where the horror awakens to discover a cult has built up around it, grants their wish of eating them first because they're annoying it, and then wanders off for the eldritch version of a walk in the park. :P ) But at the same time, that's exactly the kind of thing that would be likely to result in interesting conflicts with the Deicide, so...
Or perhaps there is a human element these abominations need to fight - potential for Body Horror, perhaps, if the creatures affect the cultists negatively?
Err... could you elaborate? I'm not sure I understand. :/
edited 6th Apr '11 7:08:55 PM by Noaqiyeum