Do shoggoths ever appear anywhere besides locked up in labs?

And if not, why not? I’ve never seen one anywhere else.

I think I ran across one the other day. Didn’t last long. I’m about 20 characters deader now.

They may appear from a portal just like any other netherworld creature.

Very low chance near slime pits.

slime pits? not portal like rest of creatures?

Had one near a slime pit.

It was friendly enough to clear a city for me.

Very rarely near slime pits, sometimes near portals, extremely rarely near scientist corpses. Always fun to start a new character, step outside to grab some rocks and hear “Tekeli li!”