A strange altar found in the depths of the Dunwich Building may hold the key to discovering more about this previously unknown entity. Unfortunately, because all investigators into grimoire oddities are currently attempting to scrape together a day-to-day existence or are dead, further research may never occur.
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Constance Blackhall was a collector of the occult text and artifacts like the Krivbeknih.
Behind the scenes
The altar of Ug-Qualtoth, as well as its placement within the Dunwich Building and significance to the swampfolk is a reference to H. P. Lovecraft's short story, "The Dunwich Horror", in which a swamp-dwelling family breed the offspring of a cosmic entity, Yog-Sothoth, which proceeds to wreak havoc on the neighboring town of Dunwich. The building's name is a direct reference to Lovecraft's short story with Ug-Qualtoth being a similarly-named entity, and the swampfolk being an allusion to the family that also appears in the story.
- Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.234: "Much of what is known about this entity comes from the mad ravings of captured swamp folk. Many say it’s a forgotten god, while those who worship it suggest it may not be so forgotten after all. It is known that the Dunwich Brothers believed in it enough to purchase and excavate land to unearth a great monolith supposedly dedicated to the alien entity.
Of course, most knowledgeable and civilized people dismiss the rumors as the product of fevered imaginations. Signs of deities of any kind are few and far between in the wasteland. Why spend time and resources on this one? On the other hand, if there is a god of the post-War era, it would almost have to be an eldritch horror from beyond human imagining..."