The Old Ones are not the only entities from Outside that venture into our Reality. Other lesser beings sometimes find it easier to slip in between the cracks between our world and their own. Although not quite as powerful as their Masters they are capable of much mayhem on their own. However, Even worse most of these beings arrive on Earth and the Otherworlds with the sole purpose of facilitating the arrival of their Masters.
Some minions are utterly mindless, while others are apparently quite intelligent and cunning. A few appear capable of intelligence, but their thought processes so alien and incomprehensible it is difficult to tell. Their shapes are as varied as the beings they serve, ranging from the human-like to the obscene. Many of them are incorporeal entities with some of the properties of spirits, while others inhabit the flesh of living beings and corrupt them thoroughly infusing them with Taint.