The Ghouls -- also known as "Demons of the Mist" -- are subterranean creatures of unknown origin. There are two variants to their race, their differing sizes telling them apart. It would appear that the smaller of the two races were more savage, worshiping the molten lava of their realm as some kind of fire god, regularly offering them sacrifices. While the larger version of these creatures appeared to be more civilized, having constructed massive underground cities.
According to one account, they have been on the Earth's surface as early as the period between 480 to 320 BC, when they attacked an undisclosed location near ancient Greece. They would be forced back underground, however not before capturing at least one woman who would be their prisoner for many centuries, her life enduring due to some unknown age retarding properties of their underground kingdom.
In the late 1930's an opening between the surface and the realm of the Ghouls would open in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The race of smaller Ghouls would surface and begin capturing human women for the purposes of sacrificing to their god. These kidnappings would cause the towns people in the area to organize a group of hunters to track down the monsters and trap them. The Ghouls activities would also attract the attention of the costumed hero known as the Angel. The Angel would save a young girl from one of the creatures and track them back to their cave. There the Angel would be over-powered by the creatures and captured, tied up along with the other women. However when an earthquake would strike the cavern, it would frighten the creatures into diving into the lava. The Angel would free himself and the women and with the aid of the hunters get them to safety. However a rock fall would knock the Angel back down into the pit where he would narrowly avoid landing in lava himself.
The Angel would then be captured by the larger species of the Ghouls would capture and imprisoned him in their city. There he would be revived by the Grecian woman captured centuries earlier. She would give him the Mystic Wings of Mercury to use to escape from the city through a hole in their cavern, before ending her life by exposing herself to sunlight. The Angel would be able to fly past the creatures and escape just as another earthquake would cause an avalanche burying the creatures under tons of rock.
If any of the Ghouls (of either variety) survived remains to be seen.
Powers and Abilities
It is possible that the Ghouls are extremely long lived or immortal due to some age retarding property found in the caverns of their dwelling, as this was the case of the lone human who was their prisoner for thousands of years. However, this possibility remains unconfirmed. However, given that this form of immortality would cause those exposed to sunlight to age rapidly and die, it would seem likely as Ghouls who have came to the surface world have only come out at night.
The smaller variety of Ghouls would melt into a liquid form upon death. If the larger species of Ghoul shared this same trait remains to be revealed.
Average Strength level
The larger Ghouls would become immobilized for a few hours following excessive and extraneousness movements. It does not appear that the smaller species has this same weakness.
Gravity: Earth like
Atmosphere: Earth like
Type of Government: (Smaller species) savages (Larger species) unknown.
Level of Technology: Primitive
Cultural Traits: The smaller species of Ghouls worship lava as some kind of god, offering it sacrifices. They have been seen sacrificing human beings, if they would sacrifice themselves in lieu of other victims remains unrevealed. They were fearful of earthquakes and viewed it an expression of anger from their god(s).
Representatives: No Known representatives.
While their origins remain unrevealed, the Ghouls might possibly be one of the many creatures genetically engineered by the Deviants and might have a distant relation to such other subterranean dwellers such as the Moloids and Tyrannoids.
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