So I’ve been thinking more about Deep Ones now I’ve rediscovered my ArM5 books during the recent move, including the latest of the 3 “Shadows Over Innsmouth” anthologies edited by Stephen Jones (the second volume cover is pictured to the right). I’ve managed to look over some of the notes on concepts I scribbled down in response to the Fomorach material in The Contested Isle.
As mentioned in a previous post, modelling Deep Ones in Mythic Europe presents certain challenges, but the consensus is that portraying them as a type of Magic Human (and their hybrids as Magic-kin) is the best way to mesh the established Mythos concepts with the default Mythic Europe paradigm. I’m still keen to explore portraying the fish-frogs as Faerie creatures to suit some story concepts but I’ve therefore developed Deep Ones as a form of Magic Human in the following article :
I’ve also had some ideas on mechanics for Mythos creatures using a fifth Supernatural Realm (let’s call it the “Far Realm” for now, in blatant homage or plagiarism of Bruce Cordell) to address the issue of the superiority of the Divine in ArM5 and the Call of Cthulu concept of Sanity and Mythos points but these will have to wait.