Corporeal Forces: 2 Strength: 5* Agility: 4
Ethereal Forces: 2 Intelligence: 5* Precision: 4
Celestial Forces: 2 Will: 5* Perception: 4
Skills: Dodge/3, Fighting/3, Seduction/2, Survival/3 (ocean), Swimming/3, Tracking/2
Songs: Beasts (Corporeal/2), Charm (Ethereal/3), Entropy (Corporeal/1), Healing (Corporeal/1), Light (Ethereal/1), Numinous Corpus (Fangs/1), Shields (Corporeal/2), Tongues (Ethereal/3)
Advantages: Ethereal Connection, Symphonically Aware
Discord: Ugly or Discolored/2, Aura/2, Lustful/2
Also note that all Dagonians are fully amphibious, can survive quite comfortably in deep salt water, and will not heal Body Hits if their skin dries out. They are not immortal.
Yes, and the Saint of Flowers who used a close variant of these monsters for one of his better works of cosmic horror would quite like to know why he came so close to the truth, too. It could be coincidence, which in Angelic is a rather refined swearword, but there are other possibilities.
Dagonians are, not surprisingly from the name, descended from the couplings of various Phoenician gods with various Phoenician humans. The change, when it occurs, routinely manifests itself as a transformation into a vaguely humanoid form with both fishlike and froglike features; the skin becomes rubbery, and in older specimens, quite resilient. They tend to wear very little clothing, and only jewelry that can survive underwater.
So far, so Lovecraftian. However, Dagonians are not inherently evil: they are merely ugly, easily picked out of a crowd even when disguised, in a near-constant state of sexual arousal and generally forced into exile when their inhuman nature manifests. Many of them embrace their inhuman state, but surprisingly few become true monsters. By now there are a few Dagonian towns and cities located at the bottom of the ocean; there, far from the reach of both most mortals and celestials, they maintain a sophisticated civilization, not to mention a surprisingly well-developed technology. It doesn't hurt that they continue to get modern "recruits": while Dagonians do in fact breed true, they are also fully interfertile with human beings. One out of every six births to a human by a Dagonian will himself be a Gorgon, and will manifest the Change some time after puberty. Dagonians have generally agreed-upon "spawning grounds" where they go to look for mates; one of their number is always around to keep a protruding eye out for an awkwardly swimming new recruit.
Dagonians are a sore spot among the Host. While clearly the product of forbidden ethereal meddling, the gods involved died millenia ago, and their remote descendants generally keep themselves to themselves. Heaven keeps an eye out for Hellish plots amongst the Dagonians, enthusiastically punishes any actual evil that they catch one doing, and otherwise tries their best to ignore them. As Hell generally has an opposite agenda, that last clause works out to more of a pious hope than an actual strategy.