Monday, August 26, 2013

God of the Forge

Fights As: L15
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 4
Hit Points: 210
Attacks: 1
Damage: by weapon as below
Save: L15

S: 25   I: 25   W: 20   D: 12   C: 23   CH: 11

Special Abilities: as an Olympian, and see below

Hephaistos is the chief engineer and technologist of the Olympians. Unique among his people, his usual body is based on an extinct human subspecies: neandthalensis. He walks with a pronounced limp due to an old injury. His continued physical infirmity and less attractive appearance despite the technology of his people likely say something about his psychology. Hephaistos has a gruff demeanor and little time for things that don’t engage his curiosity. While he's seldom cruel, he doesn't forget slights.

The forge god maintains a secret workshop within an undisclosed volcanic mountain, though humans have identified many different mountains as its location in folklore. He is attended at all times by four golden automata (treat as androids) of unmistakably female form and aided in his experiments by the three elder cyclopes.

Hephaistos generally carries a hammer (actually an all-purpose tool) that can reconfigure as walking stick, sensor probe, cutting torch, and weapon (as light energized hammer: 4d6 damage; as energized war hammer: 7d6 damage; laser cutting torch: 5d6 damage, but close range only).

8 comments:

Chris said...

"Hephaistos generally carries a hammer (actually an all-purpose tool) that can be walking stick, sensor probe, cutting torch, and weapon"

That would be the grand-daddy of all magic item finds!

Tim Shorts said...

Old Hammer'n Heffy. After a few pints he loosens up and has a good time. He'll say, "I can make anything in this world or out, except a woman to love you and I'm working on that." He cracks me up.

Trey said...

@Chris - No doubt.

@Tim - He's a cut up!

Francis Lee said...

Fembots but apart from that he sounds a little Irish!

John said...

Trey, have you read Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light?

Trey said...

@John - I haven't, though I'm familiar with it.

John said...

It might provide some good inspiration for a mythology of technological "gods", though it's quite different in tone. And it's a good read besides.

Trey said...

I'll have to check that out, then. Thanks.