“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” ~ H. P Lovecraft

From the universe of the Barge of Dead, comes yet another dark entity.  The very wake of the Barge spawns these Darklings.  They float aimlessly through the universe like a Portuguese Man of War with tentacles that can suck the very life essence out of anything it comes across.

Here is a Siphonophore and a close relative to the Portuguese Man of War so you have an inkling of what I am talking about:

The Darklings voracious hunger for the pure essence of life is never satisfied and this unyielding hunger drives them to grow larger and larger.

The beings generally start off small, but with the more life they consume they continue to grow without bound.  They have been known on occasion to grow to such immense size as to be able consume entire planets and even galaxies.  Perhaps our very own Milky Way will one day be enveloped in those expansive and deadly tentacles.

Finally, as I like to do often, I present some of my developmental work which went into this image.

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