Monster Stat #12: the cyclops (from Adventurers #90, kind of - see note at end) frequency very rare # appearing 1 climate/terrain mountains and/or underground movement 15" armor class -3 HD 19 thac0 1 # of attacks 2 damage/attack 2 x (5-30+14) special attacks none special defenses see below magic resistance see below intelligence Low alignment Chaotic Evil size L (30') A cyclops is an immense giant-like humanoid, older than many of the races which now tread the world. While they had a great civilization in the distant past, the cyclopean race has now dwindled, and any such creature found will almost certainly be solitary. Basically a human of gigantic stature, a cyclops has but a single eye in the center of its forehead. Cyclops are incredibly strong (25 Strength) and can inflict tremendous damage with their mighty fists. Sometimes they use huge weapons, which deal out yet more damage (6-36 or 7-42 plus the strength bonus is suggested) but this seems to be the exception rather than the norm. As the cyclops is a creature of the earth, its skin and muscles are as hard and durable as rock. In addition, it is highly resistant to fire, acid, and lightning damage, and all such attacks or spells incur a -3 hp/die penalty on damage inflicted. Strictly carnivorous, the cyclops must consume huge amounts of food to sustain itself. To this end, it will often keep a herd of animals, which it tends with a watchful eye. It is possible that some of the cyclops in the more remote mountain peaks of the earth are more intelligent, and perhaps more friendly, than the aggressive sort described here. This, of course, remains unknown for now... * This monster should have appeared within the Underdark, in or about episode #90; however, I apparently chose not to have it attack the party at the time. I dug this up while looking through old notes; this is my own cyclops, and is a much more mythical monster, IMHO, than any cyclops put out by TSR. It has always been my opinion that the cyclops have been around since the gods formed the world. 13 HD just doesn't cut it. This stat appears only for posterity. ** For the mentioned smarter, friendlier cyclops, I'd suggest a Supra-genius intelligence, LN-N-CN alignment, a substantial magic resistance, tool and technology use, and an open mind.