Deep ones are new monsters added in SLASH'EM from the lovecraftian mythos. There is a large level difference between the deep ones and deepest ones, so once you are experienced enough for deep ones to appear you will likely encounter them in some form until the end game. This also means that if a lower level character manages to tame a deep one (which is not difficult as their MR is only 10), they will eventually have a level 45 pet deepest one. All deep ones are capable of treachery, but will eat corpses and thus are relatively easy to keep tame.
Deep ones are capable of swimming and will also be frequently generated on the Plane of Water.
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The deep one and it's related kin all come from "The Shadow over Innsmouth" by H.P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu mythos.
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For eighty thousand years Pth'thya-l'yi had lived in Y'ha-nthlei,
and thither she had gone back after Obed Marsh was dead.
Y'ha-nthlei was not destroyed when the upper-earth men shot death<
into the sea. It was hurt, but not destroyed. The Deep Ones
could never be destroyed, even though the palaeogean magic of the
forgotten Old Ones might sometimes check them. For the present
they would rest; but some day, if they remembered, they would
rise again for the tribute Great Cthulhu craved.