These are the inhabitants that the explorer faces in their quest.


  • Deep One
  • Dagon Cultist
  • Shoggoth
  • A Bug

Deep One

Found all over Dagon. These fishy bipeds attack by slapping the explorer, dealing one damage. They move by hopping, very slowly.

Deep Ones do not pose much of a threat to the explorer. Their slow speed, low health, and low damage make them weak in combat. They're also quite loud, and make a slapping noise when they hop, which speeds up when they spot a threat. By listening for this sound, one can determine when a Deep One is coming towards the player, even if they're not in view.

Deep Ones are inspired by the creatures from HP Lovecraft's story The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Dagon Cultist

Found all over Dagon. They attack by shooting fireballs at range, or punching in melee. All attacks deal one damage.

They make exasperated sounds and take a while to initiate their ranged attacks, so a sprinting character can easily take them down before they start shooting fireballs. They are more dangerous than Deep Ones due to their ranged attacks and slightly faster movement, but they're still not very strong or durable.


Found all over Dagon. They attack by biting the explorer. They are low to the ground, hence, very hard to see sometimes - but the explorer can be alerted to their presence by the skittering sound they make while moving.

If the explorer is oblivious to them being near, they can quickly deplete her health. They are unable to jump, so the player can make use of slightly elevated areas to dispatch of them at their leisure. When using a melee weapon, crouch down to hit the bug more easily and from further away.

Bugs will attack any creature on sight, even other monsters.

Flying Eyeball

Found on levels 2 and 3 of Dagon. They fly around shooting fireballs at you.

They can be killed with a Dagger if unaware or engaged in close combat. Otherwise, it's safer to use the Revolver or another ranged weapon. Once they've seen you, eyeballs will strafe sideways through the air and shoot fireballs about once per second. If you don't have a ranged attack available or have other enemies attacking you, it's best to flee and attack the eyeball again later, once it is unaware or you have a ranged method of attack.


Found all over Dagon.

They are low on the ground, make little sound, and move very slowly. When hit or near the player they scream, alerting other enemies to the player's presence. They are unable to attack themselves.

This creature appears to have been inspired by Cthonians, a worm-like creature in Lovecraft's works.


Found on levels 2 and 3 of Dagon. They will also appear on level one in newgame+.

These are large, blob-like beasts covered in eyes that constantly emit a smoke-like effect.

They are invincible and deal 2 damage per hit in melee. Their attack takes about half a second to start up before dealing damage, during which they cannot move, making them quite easy to evade. They move at a moderate pace, but have difficulty getting through narrow spaces or climbing: they cannot jump onto a two-block or higher ledge, making this the safest place to be. They will also not jump down too far of a height, despite being immune to fall damage, so a difference in elevation is the most effective way to avoid a Shoggoth. It should be advised, though, that a Shoggoth can try to attack the explorer if they are close enough to the edge of an elevated ledge, and can knock the explorer off the ledge if they're not careful!

Shoggoths will attack all other enemies they encounter. Due to this and their invincibility, Shoggoths can clear large portions of the level for the explorer. The sound of a Shoggoth roaring means that one is nearby, attacking other denizens. They can easily be heard due to their gloopy, burbling sound as they move, a bit like bubbling tar.

Shoggoths are referenced throughout H.P. Lovecraft's writings, notably in At The Mountains Of Madness. They are depicted as blob-like aliens that were created by, and eventually destroyed, one of the original civilizations of Earth.


  • Nyarlathotep Cultist
  • Mummy
  • A Creepy Statue
  • The creepy statue changes form when attacking the player


Found all over Nyarlathotep. They are twitchy, and move quickly, sometimes dodging to the left or right in combat. They can shoot fireballs, and if they get close enough they appear to punch. They deal 1 damage per hit. These are easily the fastest creatures in the game.

Lizardmen are most effectively taken out from stealth, as they have a decent health pool and can deal damage both from range and in melee. Their dodging ability also makes them a bit harder to take down in head-to-head combat. However, they also make rather loud hissing noises at all times, alerting the explorer to their presence and general location. This allows the explorer to more easily sneak up on an unsuspecting Lizardman for a quick stealth kill.

These creatures may have been inspired by the Serpent People of Valusia, a rather obscure Lovecraft creation.


Found throughout Nyarlathotep. They move at a medium pace and can be stunned, but are immortal; if defeated, they will be knocked out for a short period of time, just barely long enough to allow the explorer to escape, before rising again. They deal one damage per hit.

Mummies are not difficult to deal with directly due to their mediocre speed, large figure allowing easy hits, and lack of ranged attacks. However, they can present a significant nuisance due to their tendency to get right back up shortly after dying. The Dagger or Revolver can take out a Mummy in one hit, and Mummies also cannot jump higher than one block - this is especially helpful when in the presence of a spike pit. If the explorer finds a two-block high spike pit with crumbling platforms above it, they can lure the Mummy over the pit and drop them in. Being unable to climb, the Mummy will be stuck in the pit, and remain relatively harmless to the explorer. Be careful! a Mummy can still try to hit an explorer that is too close to them, even if they are trapped!

Nyarlathotep Cultist

The red version of the Dagon Cultist found in Dagon. The only difference between the two is that the Nyarlathotep version has slightly more health.

Lizardman Statue

These are statues in the likeness of the Lizardmen. They will attack the explorer for two damage, but only once they have seen the explorer, and the explorer turns their back on the statue.

They remain dormant until they notice the explorer. At that point, a shower of dust bursts from them, accompanied by the sound of cracking stone. They will not move at first, waiting until the explorer's back is turned. Once the explorer has moved, they will teleport behind her and attack for two damage. They can only be destroyed with Dynamite. The explorer can use corners and solid doors to her advantage, as they won't follow her if there is no line of sight. Statues will also disengage if the explorer moves far enough away from them.

Flying Eyeball

The same Flying Eyeball found on Dagon.

Fire Bug

Similar to the Bug, but a noticable shade of bright red. They have much more HP than regular Bugs and shoot fireballs at the player.

These enemies, despite looking quite weak, are a major threat due to their ranged attacks, decent speed, and very small, hard-to-hit figure. They still cannot climb blocks, so standing on a ledge or using a ranged weapon from cover is the safest way to take them out.

Just like regular Bugs, Fire Bugs will attack all other non-Bug Denizens.


Star Spawn

These progeny of Cthulhu can often be found snoozing on the job. The explorer can discern whether a Star Spawn is dead or sleeping by watching them for signs of breathing. They awake when they are attacked and are momentarily dozy, allowing the explorer to get in a few more attacks. They shoot green globes at range and [punch?] in melee. They also often times come in large groups.

Star Spawn are quite dangerous due to their high health and damage. However, they're quite slow, and very susceptible to stealth attacks, especially when found asleep. If a Star Spawn sees the explorer and there's more than a short distance between them, the best strategy would be to retreat behind cover and shoot them down with a ranged weapon.

The Star Spawn of Cthulhu have been referenced in various Lovecraft works.

Cthulhu Cultist

These are green robed versions of the Cultist found on previous worlds. They have slightly more health than the Nyarlathotep Cultist.

Flying Polyp

These abominations fly around and launch missile attacks, but have no melee attacks. They possess a very large amount of health and take multiple shots to kill.

These enemies are quite a pain due to their very high health and steady stream of ranged attacks. Upon being struck, Polyps will also be pushed back a significant amount, which can be a blessing or a curse depending on the situation. Polyps also turn very slowly, however, meaning that catching one in an enclosed space with a melee weapon should allow for an easy kill, as long as the explorer strafes around them to avoid damage. They also seem incapable of aiming down too far, so sitting underneath them will make the explorer practically unhittable by the Polyp.

The Flying Polyps are inspired by a race of the same name discussed in H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow out of Time.

Deep One

The atmosphere of R'lyeh has clearly had a bad effect on the Deep Ones: they can be found scattered around the levels engaged in the activity of endlessly banging their heads against the walls. They never attack in this area.

Fire Bug

The same as encountered in Nyarlathotep, and with the same type of attack. Will still attack all non-bug enemies.


The Library is unlocked after you have completed the above levels and obtained all the souls.

The Library contains all of the Denizens from all floors. 

Mountains of Madness Edit

Penguin It waddles towards you slowly and can easily be killed via kiting method with either the dagger or hatchet. It has 11 hit points, and uses melee attacks that deal 1 point of damage. In floors 8-10 penguins appear to be white, or albino, this is only a visual change and their HP, damage and speed are unchanged.

Mi-go Mi-go are very dangerous crustacean-like creatures that charge after sighting you when they have a clear line of sight. The charge does 1 damage, however multiple Mi-Go's stack up the damage quite easily. They pause for a moment which is your critical time for attack, before turning around to charge again. After they are killed, you should get away immediately before they release a green toxic gas (the same fumes released by exploding eye barnacles), the damage from the gas is immediate and whilst the effect seems to linger the damage does not; the gas deals one damage.

Mi-go have 9 HP, but sometimes charge into hazards, especially tripwires, meaning they'll often be encountered in a damaged state.

Mi-go are inspired by the creature of the same name from H.P. Lovecraft's The Whisperer in Darkness. In that story, the creatures were actually fungi from the planet Pluto, only having come to Earth for its resources.

Mountain Cultists Mountain cultists vary in colour, they can be green, dark purple, or bright yellow and do not vary statistically from the other cultist variations. They all have 3 HP and deal 1 damage in melee combat and with their ranged fireball.

Bug The bugs in the MOM expansion are grey, but do not differ from their counterparts in books 1-3. Deal 1 damage and have 3 HP.

Flying Polyp The Flying Polyp in the MOM expansion does not differ from their counterparts in book 3.

Shoggoth The Shoggoths in the MOM expansion do not differ from their counterparts in books 1-3. They remain invincible and deal 2 damage per attack. It should be noted however that the shops in the MOM expansion are manned by blue-eyed Shoggoths, these are passive but will attempt to kill you if you break their objects or attack them.

Elder Thing A purple sea cucumber like creature with moth wings and sucker appendages. It shoots blue-green fireballs that do around 2 damage each. They have 7 HP and can't aim their ranged attack vertically, making them easy to attack from above. Elder Things turn very slowly making kiting them a very viable strategy.

Elder Things are inspired by the race of the same name (also sometimes called "Old Ones") in H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness.

Trick or Treat worldEdit

Jack-O-Lantern Cultists

Jack-O-Lantern Cultists do not differ from the other variation of Cultists found throughout the game, the Jack-O-Lantern cultists wear the Dagon cultists robes but their head is replaced with a Jack-O-Lantern. Other than this they do not differ HP or damage wise.

Halloween Shoggoths

Halloween Shoggoths do not differ from the normal Shoggoths in the game, but do have candy corn teeth and orange eyes. That is, they're effectively a reskin of the normal Shoggoths.

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