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Daug-Dagoth, Werebeast-Demon of the North

Daug-Dagoth Level 18 Solo Brute
Large natural humanoid (shapechanger) XP 10000
Initiative +14       Senses Perception +15
HP 696; Bloodied 348
Regeneration 10 (If Daug-Dagoth takes damage from a silver weapon, his regeneration doesn't function on his next turn).
AC 32; Fortitude 32; Reflex 29; Will30;
Speed 8
Saving Throws +5; Action Points 2
Slavering Rage
Daug-Dagoth's attacks deal an extra 10 damage to bloodied opponents.
Standard Actions
Melee BasicDirty Claw   ◊   At-Will
Attack: Reach 2; +22 vs AC
Hit: 3d8+13 damage.
MeleeWreaking Bite (poison)   ◊   At-Will
Attack: Reach 2; +22 vs AC
Hit: 3d8 + 10 damage, and Daug-Dagoth makes a secondary attack against the same target.
Secondary Attack: +20 vs. Fortitude
Hit: The target takes ongoing 10 poison damage (save ends).
Melee Ravaging Maul   ◊   At-Will
Effect: Daug Dagoth makes two dirty claw attacks and two wreaking bite attacks. If both dirty claw attacks hit the same target, Daug-Dagoth makes a secondary attack against the target.
Secondary attack: +20 vs Reflex
Hit: 2d8+10 damage and the target is grabbed (until escape).
If both Wreaking bite attacks hit the same target, Daug-Dagoth makes a secondary attack against the target.
Secondary attack: +20 vs. Fortitude
Hit: The target is dazed until the end of Daug-Dagoth's next turn.
closeFreezing Blast (cold)   ◊   Recharge 5,6
Attack: Close blast 5; +20 vs Fortitude
Hit: 4d8 + 13 psychic damage and the target is slowed (save ends).
AreaLightning Storm (lightning)   ◊   Recharge 5,6
Attack: Area burts 2 within 10; +20 vs Reflex
Hit: 4d8 + 18 lightning damage.
Minor Actions
MeleeNorthern Crush   ◊   At-Will
Effect: Daug-Dagoth deals 4d8+18 damage against a grabbed creature (no attack roll required). If Daug-Dagoth uses Northern Crush against a target, he cannot make claw attacks during the same round.
Change Shape   ◊   At-Will
Effect: Daug-Dagoth can change his shape to a unique Oni Mage or a giant cave bear. While in Oni Mage form, he cannot use claw or Wreaking Bite Attacks.
Triggered Actions
Terrifying Rebuke   ◊   When hit by a melee attack
Effect (Immediate Reaction): Daug-Dagoth makes a dirty claw attack.
Alignment Evil Skills Arcana +18, Bluff +19, Insight +20, Intimidate +22
Str 27 (+17)         Dex 20 (+14)       Wis 22 (+15)
Con 22 (+15)       Int 19 (+13)           Cha 20 (+14)
Languages Blackspeech

Daug-Dagoth's Tactics

Daug-Dagoth will almost always be found in werebear form. Depending on how much he remembers of his Oni past at the time (which is up to the DM to determine), he may or may not open combat with Lightning Storm. Inevitably, he will close with his foes and wade into combat. When he gets surrounded by foes, if he can remember any of his Oni background, he will use Freezing Blast; otherwise he will simply use Ravaging Maul as often as possible, concentrating on killing one enemy at a time.

Lore about Daug-Dagoth

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 Oni Mage from the lands East of the Wintervale, which are controlled by the Dweller. Dagoth served in the Dweller's army and attended her in her pits and under-fortresses, before the Dweller chose the Oni 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, forgetting to use his spells. 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 Oni Mage form, Dagoth is similar to any other Oni. He is, however, of particular cunning and power, and he wears a chain shirt and a 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 Oni-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.