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Colour out of space

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Colour out of space

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Type Ooze
CR 10
Environment Any

Source: Alien Archive 2, pg(s). 28-29
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The colour out of space[1] is an incorporeal, destructive alien ooze that sucks the life out of all living things and manifests as an insubstantial colour unlike anything on the visible spectrum.[2]


A colour has no physical body and resembles a mobile radiance, glowing with an unnatural colour seen nowhere else; this colour is often illustrated as a sinister green-grey, but that's only a flawed reproduction.[2]


Colours out of space live deep in the Dark Tapestry, but need to visit a planet in order to reproduce. A colour usually does so by infusing a meteorite and seeping into the nearby land after the meteorite hits. Over the course of weeks, months or years, the colour feeds on the surrounding flora and fauna, who develop a listless ennui and become physically unable to flee. When a colour matures, it erupts back to the Dark Tapestry, sometimes leaving behind an embryonic colour to repeat the life cycle.[2]

Colour-blighted areas are recognisable by brittle, sickly plants and the presence of colour-blighted creatures. They appear deformed and glowing with the same unspeakable colour as the colour out of space itself, are strangely aggressive towards others, rarely live for long and crumble into fine white ash when they are granted the mercy of death.[2]

Colours out of space can be nourished by the energies exuded by Drift engines. Ships that have colours out of space feeding on their Drift engine become sluggish and awkward in their movement, while their crew refuse to pilot or leave them due to the colour's lassitude-inducing presence.[2]


  1. Original Source: H. P. Lovecraft, "The Colour Out of Space", 1927
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Paizo staff. (2018). Alien Archive 2, p. 28-29. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-075-0