The Flying Polyps
Region of origin: Outside of the solar system
The nickname for an unnamed race of multi-dimensional beings that arrived on primordial Earth intent on colonizing it as they had with several other planets including Neptune and Pluto; they were driven out of the oceans by the Elder Things and instead dominated the land for several hundred million years until the arrival of the Great Race of Yith decimated their numbers and forced them underground. The polypous creatures lacked any kind of recognizable sensory organs or propulsion, floating on unseen currents and drifting in and out of the material plane, leaving large circular footprints with unseen appendages. Their minds were completely alien to the point that the Yithians’ honed psychic abilities were useless, instead driving them away with electrical weaponry which disrupted their forms. Eventually the remaining polyps rose up against the Yithians in a conflict that overthrew the Great Race’s hold on the planet but at a great cost to their own numbers, with the survivors retreating further into subterranean ruins and dens where they continue to exist to the present.
Originally posted on Tumblr on October 11, 2016