Styktide, Cratos (Angel,Gabriel)

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Filippino Lippi (1457–1504) Archangel Gabriel in the "Annunciation", Carafa chapel Date between 1489 and 1491
Filippino Lippi (14571504) Archangel Gabriel in the "Annunciation", Carafa chapel Date between 1489 and 1491

is the peacemaker of the four siblings. Second eldest after Zelus, he is friendlier than his grim brother and interacts with mortals more than any other olympian other than perhaps Asclepius. However, he holds a less dogmatic stance on his ethics than the healing focused God, adopting approaches that are lawful, chaotic and anywhere in between, as befits the situation. It is Cratos's servants who treat with the diplomats of all other immortal beings, from devils to devas, on behalf of the angelic choirs and the universal forces of Good. During the early days of the Cosmos, however, Cratos
was not the peaceful diplomat he is today. Instead he was the styktide of Death, bringing holy justice to the wicked. Those who would underestimate him as weak would do well to remember the awesome power possessed by this warrior.
Originally Posted by Kain Darkwind of the Dicefreaks d20 Community.

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Cratos is the son of Pallas and Styx and the personification of authority in all its forms.

Cratos and his siblings—Nike , Bia, and Zelus—are the winged enforcers of Zeus.

Cratos (Gabriel)
Large outsider (Angel, Cosmic, Good)
Hit Dice 55d8 + 770 (1,210 hp)
Initiative +27
Speed 70 ft., Fly 350 ft. (good)
Armor Class 90 (+12 armor, +16 deflection, +12 Dexterity, +16 insight, +25 natural, -1 size), touch 53, flat-footed 62
Base Attack/Grapple +55/+77
Attack Nextellum +84 ranged (2d6 + 25 /x3) or Carmen Sanctus +80 melee (3d6 + 25 /x3) or slam +73 melee (2d8 + 18)
Full Attack Nextellum +84/+79/+74/+69 ranged (2d6 + 25 /x3) or Carmen Sanctus +80/+75/+70/+65 melee (2d8 + 25 /x3) and 6 wings +71 melee (2d10 + 9)
Space/Reach 10 ft. / 10 ft. (70 ft. with bow)
Special Attacks Angelic archer, call angels, spell-like abilities, spells
Special Qualities Damage reduction 40/epic, major evil and silver, Darkvision, fast healing 30, immune to fire, sonic, mind affecting and petrification, lowlight vision, regeneration 20, resistance to acid 40, cold 40 and electricity 40, Spell Resistance 62
Saves Fort +59, Ref +64, Will +61
Abilities Strength 47, Dexterity 49, Constitution 39, Intelligence 43, Wisdom 43, Charisma 43
Skills Balance +81, Bluff +74, Concentration +72, Diplomacy +92, Disguise +45 (+51 acting), Gather Information +45, Heal +35, Hide +70, Intimidate +50, Knowledge (arcana) +64, Knowledge (history) +74, Knowledge (nature) +65, Knowledge (nobility) +64, Knowledge (the planes) +74, Knowledge (religion) +74, Move Silently +77, Listen +74, Perform (oratory) +74, Perform (sing) +74, Perform (wind instruments) +74, Profession (midwife) +45, Ride +40, Search +45, Sense Motive +74, Spellcraft +80, Spot +74, Swim +73, Truespeak +74, Tumble +50
Feats Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Divine Metamagic, Extend Spell, Flyby Attack, Fortify Spell, Great Cleave, Heighten Spell, Holy Tongue, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Ranged Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bow), Widen spell
Epic Feats Epic Spellcasting, Epic Weapon Focus (bow), Multispell, Superior Initiative
Climate/Terrain Mount Olympus
Organization Solitary (unique)
Challenge Rating 48
Treasure Quintuple Standard
Alignment Neutral Good

Angelic Archer (Ex): Cratos gains a +7 bonus to attack and damage whenever he makes a ranged attack against an opponent within 70 feet. As a full round action, he can fire a single arrow at every opponent within his line of sight. He does not incur attacks of opportunity for attacking with a bow while threatened in combat. He is considered to be threatening an area of 70 ft. with his bow.

Call Angels: 7/day,Cratos can call 7 seraphim, 14 kerubim or 21 of any lesser angels.

Spell-Like Abilities: Always active - detect evil, nondetection, see invisibility, tongues, true seeing;

at will— Antimagic Ray*, bless, bless water, commune, cloudkill (DC 38), daylight, destruction (DC 40), dimensional anchor, greater dispel magic, forbiddance, geas/quest (DC 39), hallow, harm (DC 39), heal, holy word (DC 40), mark of justice (DC 38), mass hold monster (DC 42), invisibility, planeshift, polymorph, power word kill, symbol of death (DC 41), greater teleport, wall of good, wall of water;

7/day—gate, implosion (DC 42), miracle (DC 42), greater restoration, true resurrection, wish (DC 42); Caster level 55th

Spells: Cratos spontaneously casts spells from the cleric list with the Good and Community domains.

Spells per day: 22/10/10/10/10/9/8/8/8/7/3/3/3/2/2/2/2 (Caster level 41st; DC 33 + spell level)
All of Cratos ’s spells are considered consecrated, purified and sanctified unless he suppresses this ability.

Cosmic Entity: Cratos has a +7 bonus on rank checks and another +7 bonus when on Mount Olympus.

Possessions: Cratos ’s bow Nextellum fires arrows of slaying (Fort DC 53) as a solar’s bow. Nextellum is a +7 unerring accuracy longbow of distant shot. When fired, the arrow creates two duplicates of itself, one dealing electricity damage and one dealing fire damage. The duplicates attack at the same bonus as the original arrow. They do not carry the slaying quality of the original arrow.

Cratos wields his trumpet Carmen Sanctus in melee combat as a +7 mace of disruption. (Fort DC 44) As a standard action, Cratos can blow the trumpet, dealing 20d8 sonic damage in a 70 foot radius and deafening any who take damage (Fort DC 44 negates deafness, halves sonic damage). The sound also produces a sympathy effect on the area that attracts good aligned creatures within 7 miles. (Will DC 44 negates)

Cratos wears mithril armor of the celestial battalion.


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