Inhuman creatures from other dimensions are classic horror tropes. As are temptations of power that encourage the protagonists to walk the line between good and evil. The Host are inspired by the creatures in the classic horror film, “From Beyond“, while their Host Spawn disease is built to tempt the infected creature to give in to its power.
The eel-like creatures known as the Host originated from a twisted plane of inhuman hunger and madness. How they crossed the boundary between their home plane and the Ethereal remains a mystery, but luckily their numbers remain small.
The Hosts themselves are ethereal beings, floating through the Material Plane unaware of its inhabitants until one of them makes their presence known. Often the hosts’ victims are arcane researchers, alchemists, or theologists experimenting with forbidden forces, but no living creature is immune. Magic surging along ley lines may allow the Host a glimpse into the Material world, making any living creature a potential victim.…