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Cyclops

The kingdoms of the cyclopes date to an age before the rise of humanity, when dragons and giants and serpentfolk ruled the world. The cyclopes built enormous stone cities and prayed to ancient gods of brutality and wrath, but their power to foresee the future failed them, and their civilization collapsed. Today, most cyclopes have virtually no knowledge of the former glory of their kind, even though it is not uncommon for them to dwell among the ruins of their greatness. Cyclops cities include monuments and imposing murals which depict their peoples’ history, but few now among them can read or interpret these relics of the past.

In addition to their single eye, cyclopes are also famous for their never-ending hunger, an appetite so all-consuming that some scholars theorize it may in fact be some kind of curse. The ever-present hunger of the cyclopes seems to have some connection to the death of their civilization—though whether this voracity was the cause or a side-effect of their people’s downfall is likely destined to remain a mystery.

Although details of the cyclopes’ gods have largely been lost to the annals of time, what little is known about these deities suggests they were vindictive and petty enough to curse their own people if they felt neglected or badly served.

CyclopsCreature 5

LELarge
Source Bestiary pg. 68
Perception +12; low-light vision
Languages Common, Cyclops, Jotun
Skills Athletics +14, Fortune-Telling Lore +13, Intimidation +10, Survival +12
Str +5, Dex -1, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +3, Cha -1
Items greataxe, heavy crossbow, hide armor
AC 21, Fort +13, Ref +8, Will +12
HP 80
Ferocity ReactionReaction Flash of Insight Three ActionsThree Actions (divination, occult, fortune) Frequency once per day; Trigger The cyclops is about to roll a d20. Effect The cyclops peers into an occluded spectrum of possible futures. It gets a success (but not a critical success) on the roll instead of rolling.
Speed 30 feet

All Monsters in "Cyclops"

NameLevel
Cyclops5
Great Cyclops12

Cyclops

Source Bestiary pg. 68
The cyclopes are violent giants with a tragic past. Although they possess only one eye, they could once see far more than most, possessing occult wisdom and divinatory magic that gave them the mystic ability of foresight. But their legendary oracular powers failed to prevent the fall of their society, and the vast kingdoms of the cyclops long ago collapsed into ruin. Today, cyclopes have forgotten much of what they once knew, and they skulk among the crumbling remains of their fallen cities like forgotten kings and queens gone mad.