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It was an All-in-One and One-in-All of limitless being and self--not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence's whole unbounded sweep--the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and mathematics alike. It was perhaps that which certain secret cults of earth have whispered of as YOG-SOTHOTH, and which has been a deity under other names; that which the crustaceans of Yuggoth worship as the Beyond-One, and which the vaporous brains of the spiral nebulae know by an untranslatable Sign--yet in a flash the Carter-facet realized how slight and fractional all these conceptions are.
~ Through the Gates of the Silver Key

'Umr at-Tawil, Most Ancient One, guardian of the Ultimate Gate, and avatar of Yog-Sothoth.

The Affair that shambleth about in the night, the Evil that defieth the Elder Sign, the Herd that stand watch at the secret portal each tomb is known to have, and that thrive on that which groweth out of the tenants within—all these Blacknesses are lesser than HE Who guardeth the Gateway; HE Who will guide the rash one beyond all the worlds into the Abyss of unnamable Devourers. For HE is ’UMR AT-TAWIL', the Most Ancient One, which the scribe rendereth as THE PROLONGED OF LIFE.”
~ Through the Gates of the Silver Key


Yog-Sothoth is a cosmic entity in the fictional Cthulhu Mythos.

Yog-Sothoth exists outside of all time and space, simultaneously embodying all of it. It is described as the "Supreme Archetype", all other things that exist simply being facets of him. Yog is viewed as the second most powerful of the Outer Gods, only behind Azathoth.

It is also one of the few that can be viewed as benevolent in some cases, as it seems to have no real set allegiance and will help those who it views as worthy of its attention.

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Name: 'Umr at-Tawil | Yog-Sothoth, epithets "The Lurker at the Threshold", "The Key and the Gate", "The Beyond One", "Opener of the Way", "The All-in-One", and "The One-in-All", though each and every race views fragmented pieces of the entity differently and ascribes it different names and titles

Origin: Cthulhu Mythos

Gender: Non-applicable, as the entity encompasses everything

Age: Unknown, predates mankind and traditional life by untold aeons | Beyond all concepts of time

Classification: Guide and Guardian of the Ultimate Gate | Outer God, Embodiment of everything, Supreme Archetype

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Cosmic Awareness, Omniscience, Omnipresence, Acausality (Type 5), Non-Corporeal, Telepathy, Abstract Existence (Type 1), Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2 and 3), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (Low-Godly), Matter Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Void Manipulation, Causality Manipulation, Invulnerability, Information Manipulation, Enhanced Senses, Higher-Dimensional Manipulation, Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 3), Large Size (Type 11), Durability Negation, Transcends all Concepts, etc.

Attack Potency: Outerverse level (Exists well beyond all confines of time and space, Described as far more terrible and awe-inspiring than the blackness that exists beyond the Gate) | Boundless (Yog-Sothoth encompasses infinite spatial dimensions and transcends all of it. Immeasurably stronger than all other Outer Gods, except Azathoth. Even Nyarlathotep, who is often considered to be "lesser" among the Outer Gods, can create avatars who themselves transcend creation and can navigate the ultimate dimensionless void to enter the Court of Azathoth, yet they are still far weaker than the true entity itself. Yog-Sothoth is stated to vastly transcend the "dizzy and reachless heights of archetypal infinity". Every being that possesses intelligence is considered just a facet of Yog-Sothoth, from a mere human to the most complex Outer God. Yog is considered to be absolutely boundless from the perspectives of almost all beings but is in truth restricted only by Azathoth. Regardless, Yog-Sothoth is considered to be of equal importance to Azathoth as just as nothing can be created without Azathoth, nothing can exist without Yog-Sothoth.)

Speed: Irrelevant | Omnipresent (All of creation is contained within Yog-Sothoth, hence its title of the "All-In-One")

Lifting Strength: Irrelevant | Irrelevant

Striking Strength: Outerversal | Boundless

Durability: Outerverse level | Boundless (It is implied that nothing short of Azathoth awakening could truly get rid of him, and even then, the entity would likely just rejoin Azathoth as a whole as opposed to ceasing to be)

Stamina: Infinite | Infinite

Range: Outerversal | Boundless

Standard Equipment: None notable

Intelligence: Omniscient (Knows everything there is to know, just as Yog-Sothoth does) | Omniscient (All knowledge is part of Yog-Sothoth, therefore he knows all. He has also shown to be able to bestow this omniscience to those he deems worthy, such as Randolph Carter)

Weaknesses: None notable | None notable

Key: Avatar/'Umr at-Tawil | True Self/Yog-Sothoth


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