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Summanus, Monarch of the Night, Lord of Hell, The Terror that Walketh in Darkness, appears as a grotesque, mouthless humanoid with pale tentacles sticking out from under his robes. He can use these tentacles to siphon blood from his victims.


Summanus is the creation of Brian Lumley — who based the Great Old One on the Roman deity of the same name — and first appeared in Lumley's short story "What Dark God?" (1975).