Friday, August 5, 2016

The Ghour, rampaging beast of Baphomet

The ghour is a species of large, minotaur-like demons that serve Baphomet, the Horned King. It made its first appearance in Monsters of Faerun in 2001. They also made an appearance in Lost Empires of Faerun in 2005.

The ghour as pictured in Monsters of Faerun.

Huge fiend (demon), chaotic evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 200 (16d12+96)
Speed 40 ft.

Str                    Dex                  Con                  Int                    Wis                  Cha
23 (+6)             11 (+0)             23 (+6)             14 (+2)             13 (+1)             14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +11, Con +11, Wis +6
Skills Perception +6
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities poisoned
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Abyssal, Giant; telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 14

Charge. If the ghour moves at least 15 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 22 (4d10) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 19 Strength saving throw or be pushed up to 15 feet away and knocked prone.

Labyrinthine Recall. The ghour can perfectly recall any path it has travelled.

Magic Resistance. The ghour has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Multiattack. The ghour makes two attacks with its fists.

Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10+6) bludgeoning damage.

Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 28 (4d10+6) piercing damage.

Noxious Breath (Recharge 5-6). The ghour exhales noxious gas in a 40-foot cone. Each creature in that area must succeed on a DC 19 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned until the end of the ghour’s next turn.

Roar (1/day). The ghour unleashes a horrific roar. Each creature within 60 feet of it that can hear it and that isn’t a demon must succeed on a DC 19 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of the ghour’s next turn.

These hulking demons serve the demon lord Baphomet, monstrous beasts that embody the Horned King’s brutality. They serve Baphomet’s will amongst the minotaurs, ogres, and giants that worship him. A tribe with a ghour present views itself as blessed by their demon lord.

A ghour towers above the ogres and minotaurs around it. It combines the form of a heavily muscled ogre with the features of a minotaur. It has a thick and hairy hide, its face bestial, and its feet are cloven hooves. A pair of enormous horns juts from its skull.

Ghour are savage fighters, rampaging across the battlefield goring with its horns and smashing with its powerful fists. When it first enters combat, it will unleash its roar or breathe its noxious breath on opponents. Ghour are deceptively intelligent, despite their behavior.

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