The Four Gorgons of Desire… Enemies of Hubris

Four Gorgons of Desire

While the four gorgons are different in temperament and physical appearance each of these deadly creatures share deadly similarities.  All of them are ruthless and cunning, have hair of living snakes that are able to kill with a single bite, and have the ability to turn any creature who gazes upon them to stone.

A few scholars from Undra believe that these horrific women are the daughters of Set, placed on Hubris as a link for the banished god to continue to corrupt and plague the world.  Whether this is just hearsay and paranoia remains to be seen.

Ferrum: Init +8; Atk weapon claws +8 melee (1d8+6 and other), snake hair +6 melee (1d4 and poison); AC 18; HD 8d8; MV 60’; Act 3d20; SP Poison- Fort Save DC 18 or die, thermal vision- a gorgon can see in the dark, even magical darkness, All-Around Sight- the snakes on a gorgon’s head are constantly aware and make it so it is impossible to sneak up on her; SV Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +6; AL L.

Ferrum

Ferrum

Ferrum has the least humanistic features of her sisters.  Her snake-like visage and long dagger-like claws make her terrifying to behold.  Her torso is covered in metallic and rust colored scales and her head is hooded like a cobra.  Ferrum has no legs, but the powerful body of a lithe serpent.  She is the fastest, most ferocious fighter of the Four Gorgons of Desire.

Plata: Init +6; Atk weapon claws +6 melee (1d6+4 and other), snake hair +6 melee (1d4 and poison), bow +10 (1d8+1); AC 16; HD 8d8; MV 50’; Act 3d20; SP Poison- Fort Save DC 18 or die, thermal vision- a gorgon can see in the dark, even magical darkness, All-Around Sight- the snakes on a gorgon’s head are constantly aware and make it so it is impossible to sneak up on her; SV Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +7; AL L.

Plata

Plata

While Plata is almost as monstrous in appearance as her twin sister, Ferrum, she has more human features, softer scales of silver and sage, and an exposed humanoid stomach.  Like her sister, Plata has no legs, but the body of a snake.  Plata is a skilled huntress and enjoys playing with her food before making the kill.  Plata enjoys strategizing attacks and plans of action and prefers hunting and fighting with her bow and using her gaze attack only when necessary.

Bakir: Init +6; Atk weapon claws +6 melee (1d6+4 and other), snake hair +6 melee (1d4 and poison), AC 14; HD 8d8; MV 30’; Act 2d20; SP Poison- Fort Save DC 18 or die, thermal vision- a gorgon can see in the dark, even magical darkness, All-Around Sight- the snakes on a gorgon’s head are constantly aware and make it so it is impossible to sneak up on her, thief skills- backstab +7, sneak silently +7, hide in shadow +11, disguise self +7; SV Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +8; AL L.

Bakir

Bakir

Bakir is the most human-looking of the four gorgons; her slender figure is not covered in scales, and her lower half is made of long legs rather than serpentine body of Ferrum and Plata.  The scales of her snake hair are salmon pink, orange, and brown.  Bakir is a schemer, works in the shadows, and enjoys winning battles through coercion and blackmail rather than through blood and steel.

Arany: Init +5; Atk weapon claws +5 melee (1d4+3 and other), snake hair +6 melee (1d4 and poison), AC 14; HD 8d8; MV 30’; Act 2d20; SP Poison- Fort Save DC 18 or die, thermal vision- a gorgon can see in the dark, even magical darkness, All-Around Sight- the snakes on a gorgon’s head are constantly aware and make it so it is impossible to sneak up on her, spellcasting (+8 spell check); SV Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +10; AL L.

 Gorgon 2

Arany can cast the following spells: Charm Person, Choking Cloud, Sleep, Monster Summoning, Ray of Enfeeblement, Emirikol’s Entropic Maelstrom, Fireball, and Polymorph

While not physically imposing as Ferrum or Plata, it is Arany’s ability to cast magic and rain down destruction from afar that sets her apart from her sisters.  Like Bakir, Arany is slender and bipedal.  Her alabaster-colored flesh shimmers with a golden hue when she moves.  She is a seductress and uses her ability of manipulation and promises to get what she wants.  Arany and Bakir formed the Cult of the Snake hundreds of years ago and are enjoying watch this silent serpent slither its way into the various organizations and governments of Hubris.

Where are the Four Gorgons of Desire

Xynath, the Shattered Keep- This fortress once served as a great conservatory for the monks and priests of the God of the Terrible Whisper.  Their collection of manuscripts, tomes, scrolls, and forbidden knowledge was said to be beyond comparison.  Then the beastmen army of the Four Gorgons of Desire marched on the fortress and conquered it.  During the battle unknown magics tore the fortress asunder, causing the outer walls to violently explode.  Now the fragments of the wall are bathed in an insidious red light and swirl and float around the fortress remains.

The Four Gorgons, Ferrum, Plata, Bakir, and Arany, rule their beastman armies from their shattered keep and have been focused on taking over Undra for 5 years.  They desire access to Queen Valandria’s powers over the sun, to rule the trade of Hubris, and gain the secrets held within the Halls of the Imprisoned Queen.

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