Alpheus (Titan Elder)

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Author
Carlo Maratta (1625–1713) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q538998
Title
English: Alpheus and Arethusa
Date 17th-century
Alpheus's natural weapons are treated as epic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. Combat Spell-Like Abilities At will-alter self, analyze dweomer, commune with nature, cure critical wounds, eyebite, freedom of movement, fly, fog cloud, produce flame, protection from energy, read magic, remove curse, sanctuary, sending, speak with animals, soften earth and stone, speak with plants, summon monster VI, greater teleport, wind wall; 3/day-antilife shell, astral projection, contact other plane, greater dispel magic, greater scrying, invisibility purge, plane shift. Caster level 29th; save DC 18 + spell level. The save DCs are Charisma-based. Spells Alpheus can use arcane spells as a 29th-level wizard or divine spells as a 29th-level cleric, from the cleric list and from the Water and Voyeur domains. He will also possess the knowledge of at least three epic spells and the means by which to develop them, though he may not have done so himself.

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)
Initiative +0
Speed 150 ft.
AC 58 (-8 size, +32 natural, +24 insight)
Base Attack/Grapple +70/+104
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
Organization Solitary
Challenge Rating 30
Treasure Standard
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Advancement 71-140 HD (Colossal)

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