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Gegenees

Large giant, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 138 (12d12+60)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 13 (+1) 20 (+5) 7 (-2) 9 (-1) 9 (-1)

Skills Perception +2
Damage Vulnerabilities poison
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Aramaic, Greek
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Siege Monster The gegenees deals double damage to objects and structures.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The gegenees makes six attacks divided between its fists and thrown rocks, or four attacks and one boulder crush.
  • Boulder Crush (Recharge 6). Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (3d6+4) bludgeoning damage, and the target must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw. On a failure the target is unconscious for 1 minute. The unconscious target repeats the saving throw if it takes damage and at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
  • Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) bludgeoning damage.

ABOUT

The Gegenees are nearly extinct in large part due to their titanic conflict with the Argonauts, but those that remain have lost none of their fury. While these wandering few are most often found in the wild places of the world, some have been pressed into the service of greater powers, acting as living siege weapons in mortal wars. Their susceptibility to poisons is a weakness that can be cleverly exploited by those seeking to control them.

A race of aggressively territorial six-armed giants native to Anatolia, the gegenees were famously challenged by the Greek hero Heracles during his expedition with the Argonauts. Despite proving worthy foes even for mighty Heracles, arrows tipped with the hydra’s deadly venom were their undoing.

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