An Epic

Daug-Dagoth, Werebeast-Demon of the North

Large Giant [Shapechanger]; Huge Animal [Shapechanger] (Ogre Mage; Cave Bear)

Hit Dice: 12d8+40 (120 hps)
Initiative: +5 (dex, improved initiative); +7 (dex, improved initiative)
Speed: 30 ft., fly 40ft.; 40 ft., swim 30 ft.
AC: 20 (-1 size, +6 natural, +5 magical +1 chain shirt); 20 ( -2 size, + 2 dex, +10 natural)
Attacks: Huge greatsword, +12 melee, or huge longbow +11 ranged; 2 claws + 22 melee, bite + 17 melee
Damage: Huge greatsword 2d8 +8, Huge longbow 2d6; claws 1d12 +13, bite 2d10 + 7
Face/Reach: 10 ft. by 10 ft./ 10 ft. as bear
Special attacks: spell-like abilities; improved grab, curse of lycanthropy as bear
Special Qualities: Regeneration 2, SR 18; bear empathy, plus scent, damage reduction 15/magic as bear
Saves: Fort +13, Ref +10, Will +8
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 17; Str 37, Dex 14, Con 25, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 17
Skills: Concentration +8, Listen +9, Spellcraft +5, Spot +9; Concentration + 6, Spellcraft +3, Listen + 13, Search + 8, Spot +13, Swim +19
Feats: Improved Initiative; Improved Initiative, blind-fight, Multiattack, Power attack

Climate/Terrain: Any land or underground
Organization: Unique
Challenge Rating: 11
Treasure: Triple Standard for Ogre Mage in lair
Alignment: Lawful evil; chaotic evil

In the year circa 2000 Farland Reckoning, Daug-Dagoth the Ravager, also called the Terrible, the Hunter, and the Slavering came like a plague into the North. He was originally a powerful (9 hd) Ogre Mage from the lands East of the Wintervale, which are controlled by the Dweller. Dagoth served in the Dweller's army and attended him in his pits and under-fortresses, before the Dweller chose the Ogre for a mission of particular importance. What that mission was remains a mystery. Infecting him with the curse of lycanthropy from a Cave Bear, the Dweller sent forth this new horror. Daug-Daugoth came ravaging. He laid waste to the countryside, slaying elves and men. This terror went on for a year, and all cowered and hid in the face of the slavering Bear-demon; none could stand against him. The more time that Dagoth spent in his Were-bear form, however, the more of his intelligence and wisdom he lost, and the more insane he became. Eventually he forgot his mission and set about killing indiscriminately, remaining in his Bear form almost constantly. Finally, however, the Elven Hero Menelrim of house Featar tracked the beast and slew him. Thus passed the terror of Daug-Dagoth from the face of the lands.

In Ogre Mage form, Dagoth is similar to any other Ogre. He is, however, of particular cunning and power, and he has a +1 chain shirt and +1 black, evil greatsword. In Cave Bear form, however, he is more terrible. His form is almost fully that of a huge Brown Cave Bear, nearly 16 feet tall and 2000 pounds. Its face, however, is still faintly Ogre-like, yet with huge fangs, and slobber dripping and splattering from its jaws. Chaos and madness gleams in its eyes; its fur is disheveled and dirty and the stench of death wafts from its jaws and fur.


Spell-like Abilities: At will-- darkness and invisibility; 1/day-- charm person, cone of cold, sleep, polymorph self all as a 12th level sorcerer (save DC 16 + spell level). Flight.

Regeneration: In lycanthrope form, Dagoth retains his Ogre regeneration ability. He also retains his ability to cast Darkness and Invisibility at will, although he became less and less likely to remember to use them as time went on and he spent more and more time in his bear form.