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Alpheus, is a river-god, is a son of Oceanus and Tethys. Father of king Orsilochus. He was also the grandfather of Diocles, and great grandfather of a Crethon and Orsilochus, who were slain by Aeneas during the Trojan War.
Hunting in the forests, Alpheus came upon Artemis and desired her. She, being a chaste goddess, did not return his feelings. Nonetheless, he attempted to charm her, but was never able to win her over. She covered her face and the faces of her nymphs with mud. Being unable to distinguish which was his love, he gave up the chase.
Again Alpheus falls in love when Arethusa, one of Artemis's nymphs, after she unknowingly came upon him and began to bathe in his waters. However, she fled after she discovered his presence. Like her Goddess, she desired nothing more than to hunt and be free in the forest. After running a great distance nude through the forest, she called upon Artemis who hid her in a cloud. Undaunted, Alpheus continued to search for her. She began to perspire profusely from fear, and soon transformed into a stream. Artemis then broke the ground allowing Arethusa another attempt to flee. Her stream traveled under the earth to the island of Ortygia, but Alpheus flowed through the sea to reach her and mingle with her waters.
Alpheus was also the river which Hercules, in the fifth of his labours, re-routed in order to clean the filth from the Augean Stables in a single day, a task which had been presumed to be impossible.
|Alpheus (Elder Titan)|
|Colossal outsider (Extraplanar)|
|Hit Dice||70d8+700 (1,015 hp)|
|AC||58 (-8 size, +32 natural, +24 insight)|
|Attack||Colossal +5 warhammer +87 (4d8+30/19-20 (+2d6 on critical hit)) melee; or Colossal +5 javelin +70 (2d10+22/19-20) ranged|
|Full Attack||Colossal +5 warhammer +87/+82/+77/+72 (4d8+30/19-20 (+2d6 on critical hit)) melee; or Colossal +5 javelin +70/+65/+60/+55 (2d10+22/19-20) ranged|
|Space/Reach||30 ft./30 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Spell-like abilities, spells|
|Special Qualities||DR 20/epic, SR 40|
|Saves||Fort +47, Ref +37, Will +50|
|Abilities||Strength 45, Dexterity 10, Constitution 31, Intelligence 33, Wisdom 37, Charisma 26|
|Skills||Concentration +83, Craft (any five) +45, Decipher Script +84, Diplomacy +45, Gather Information +87, Intimidate +56, Jump +90, Knowledge (all) +66, Listen +86, Sense Motive +86, Speak Language (any five), Spellcraft +90, Spot +86|
|Feats||Blind-Fight, Cleave, Combat Expertise, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (warhammer), Improved Critical (javelin), Improved Sunder, Power Attack, Silent Spell, Still Spell, Weapon Focus (warhammer), Weapon Focus (javelin)|
|Epic Feats||Automatic Silent Spell (0- through 9th level spells), Automatic Still Spell (0- through 9th level spells), Devastating Critical (warhammer), Epic Spellcasting, Epic Weapon Focus (warhammer), Epic Weapon Focus (javelin), Overwhelming Critical (warhammer), Polyglot|
|Climate/Terrain||Prime Material Plane|
|Advancement||71-140 HD (Colossal)|
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