He was owned by the three-bodied
Titan, Geryon. Orthrus and his master,
Eurytion, were charged with guarding Geryon’s herd of red cattle in the “sunset”
land of Erytheia (“red one”), one of the islands of the Hesperides
in the far west of the Mediterranean. Heracles
eventually slew Orthrus, Eurytion, and Geryon, before taking the red cattle
to complete his tenth labor.
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Orthrus possesses a body
that resembles a two-headed hound or wolf with a draconic head sprouting from
its tail. His fur is faintly reddish, and both of his mouths bristle with oversized
Orthrus lives on the Red
Island beyond the sunset. He serves Geryon, and is accompanied by a large herd
of cattle and Geryon’s herdsman Eurytion.
CE Large magical
Init +5; Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Low-Light
Vision, Scent; Perception
|AC 19, touch 10,
flat-footed 18 (+1 Dexterity, +9 natural, 1 size)
hp 85 (9d10+36)
Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +6
|Speed 30 ft., Fly
50 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +12 (2d6+6), bite +12 (2d6+6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (usable every 1d4 rounds), trip, rend (2
bites, 2d6+6), placement of its heads grants it all-around sight.
|Strength 19, Dexterity 12, Constitution
17, Intelligence 4, Wisdom 13, Charisma 10
Base Atk +9; CMB +14; CMD 25 (29 vs. trip)
Feats Power Attack, Improved
Initiative, Iron Will, Skill
Focus (Perception), Toughness
Skills Survival +2, Perception +10, Stealth +4 (+8 in scrubland or brush);
Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +4 Stealth in scrubland or brush
A Orthrus’s breath
To determine a Orthrus’s
Organization solitary, pair, pride (36), or flight (712) (plus
Geryon and Eurytion)
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