Living in a vast network of caverns and tunnels situated beneath the Severn Valley in England, Eihort appears as an enormous gelatinous blob supported on a plethora of bony, almost-skeletal legs. It's whole body is covered in a shifting, writhing coating of eyes which constantly disperse and reform at random.
Eihort lives for the sole purpose of capturing humans who stray into its realm; once it captures a poor unfortunate, it offers its victim a bargain: either the "bargainer" agrees to allow the creature to implant its young into their still-living body (and ultimately perish once the disgusting brood matures), or they will be faced with an immediate, violent and gruesome death.
According to the manuscript known as the Revelations of Glaaki, once humanity falls, Eihort's foul offspring will be born into the light.
- Cold Print (1969), by Ramsey Campbell (reference only).
- The Franklyn Paragraphs (1973), by Ramsey Campbell (reference only).
- Before the Storm (1980), by Ramsey Campbell.
- Eihort's name is derived from the German words for "egg" and "hoard."