Friday, July 27, 2012

Beast of the Week: Orthrus

Turning to Greek Mythology for this week's beast, we get Orthrus, the two-headed, serpent-tailed hound that Geryon kept to watch his famous cattle (stolen by Herakles as one of his Twelve Labors).

Armor Class: 6 (14)
Hit Dice: 8*
Move: 120 (40)
Attacks: 3
Damage: 1d8/1d8/1d4 + poison
No. Appearing: 1d6 (1d6)
Save As: Fighter 8
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: B
Alignment: Chaotic

Orthrus are gigantic hounds, about the size of a bull, with two canine heads in front, and a serpent-headed tail in the rear.  The serpent's bite is poisonous.  Those bitten must Save vs. Poison or die within 1d6 Turns.  Orthrus hounds are sometimes used by Giants as guardians or pets.  Wild Orthrus packs can sometimes be found wandering in wastelands.

1 comment:

  1. I googled the ugly pooch, not something to meet in the dark....or light!