It has eye rays that blind, do thunder damage, and immobilize. Set up surveillance equipment, spy on your tenants, and conduct clandestine searches that reveal who your neighbors are and what they're doing. Eye of Shadow Beholders who spent too long in the Shadowfell. Seize control of your destiny in a grim dystopian world over which the State has absolute authority. Being a slave to your neighbors will bring down the hammer of the government and could cost you and your family dearly, but becoming an iron-fisted dictator could damage your reputation and cost you your job. Beholder Characteristics Alignment Lawful Evil Image Publication history First appearance 1975 The beholder is a fictional monster in the fantasy.
Eye of The Deep An eye of the deep rarely comes into conflict with true beholders, for this aquatic variant dwells deep underwater. They will sometimes take members of other, non-beholder races as slaves; however, they will engage in a violent intra-species war with others of their kind who differ even slightly in appearance. Archived from on June 2, 2009. While you are at the bottom of the career ladder, that is more than many of your fellow citizens will ever achieve! More importantly, what will you do if you must decide between your duty and your family? They mindlink with their mounts to better control them. This material is posted under the fair use clause of copyright law. Seize control of your destiny in a grim dystopian world over which the State has absolute authority. These creatures are used by powerful wizards as guardians; they are almost never encountered near other beholders, who find them abhorrent.
Other noticeable differences include snakelike eyestalks or crustacean like eyestalk joints. Privacy is dead in this forbidding new age but you still have to make a living. Remember: You are just a cog in a totalitarian machine — a cog that has been given the power to destroy the privacy of any person. All beholder ships allow a circuit of beholders to focus their eye stalks into a 400-yard beam of magical energy. In 5th edition, eyeballs are called gazers.
It is only found in space aboard the tyrant ships in Spelljammer campaign. Beholder variants appear in 2001. Elder Orb A rare stronger and bigger variant of the traditional beholder born once out of every several hundred regular Beholders; it is around 15 feet in diameter. Director Directors resemble beholders, but their central eye is smaller. A death kiss is 90% likely to be taken for a beholder when sighted. A gouger's most hideous feature, though, is its long, barbed tongue, which is adept at temporarily neutralizing beholder eyestalks. Each of a watcher's main eyes has two powers, and the compound eye on top may draw on three different abilities.
They fire a single eye ray. The Ministry of Oriental Cultural Studies presents you a discount of 75% for Beholder! Astereaters speak the language of beholders and the common tongue. They possess only six small eyes on retractable eye stalks these eyes have Magic Missile, Burning Hands, Wall of Ice, Slow, Enervation, Improved Phantasmal Force. A director is often found dwelling in a beholder community led by a hive mother or an overseer. Beholders also compete to control the from where most of them originate, with their base of power in the City of the Eye Tyrants,.
Its chitin is soft and there are many short, fly-like hairs. Featuring beautifully bleak visuals and rich strategic gameplay, Beholder will hold you in its grip until you have mastered its many challenges. Elder Orbs are skilled at arcane magic, though not to the extent of Beholder Mages unless they become one. Will you secretly help a troubled tenant, or blackmail them for your person gain? Sorry, jumping off of my soap box now. The central eye has 15 hit points. This means they can't be deceived by illusions or invisibility.
With branching quests that bend to your choices, every decision you make will affect the outcome of the game. Each beholder nation believes itself to be the true beholder race and sees other beholders as ugly copies that must be destroyed. Beholder , : 13 10,000 Unofficial Description The beholder is a floating round creature with a large central eye and large mouth. Others lead solitary lives, contemplating mysteries or studying the world. In , beholders do not reproduce naturally and have not created a culture of their own—they are simply the immortal servants of the daelkyr.
Archived from on June 2, 2009. They have 13 limbs, each of which ends in a bud that conceals an eye; one of these limbs forms the top spine, and three yammering mouths surround the spine. They have one small, lamprey-like mouth on their ventral surface. Beholder Mage Through ritual destruction of its central eye, a beholder can learn to channel and use magic much more quickly and efficiently than can almost any other race. The most obvious feature of a gauth is that its central eye which affects the viewer's mind is surrounded by a ridge of flesh and many small eyes used for sight.
Set up surveillance equipment, spy on your tenants, and conduct clandestine searches that reveal who your neighbors are and what they're doing. As you play the game, you'll interact with many characters and complete dozens of quests. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. There are a large number of variations in the beholder race with some sub-races having smooth hides and others chitinous plates. The book 1996 , and the Monstrous Arcana module series that accompanies it, develops the beholder further. The beholder later appears in the set, in the Dungeon Masters Companion: Book Two 1984. Have you already decided what you're going to become? So, what are you going to become? Lone beholders in wildspace are often refugees who have survived an attack that exterminated the rest of their nest or are outcasts who were expelled for having some form of mutation.
There are eight thorny, vine-like limbs that are used to grasp tools and for physical defense. Examiner Examiners are scholars and clerks involved in spell and magical item enhancement, research, and creation. In 4th edition, different breeds of Beholders have different magic abilities. To your tenants, you are a government-installed Landlord in a totalitarian State. Beholder communities in the often, when provoked, wage war on any and all nearby settlements, finding the most resistance from the and.