Welcome to Monster Mondays! Today we present Cronus the blind Titan. Betrayed and blinded, Cronus wanders the solar system trying to devour those who betrayed him.
Cronus the Blind Titan CR 18
This enormous man with gouged out eyes wears once regal armor, soaked through with blood and pitted from asteroid impacts.
AC 30, touch 1, flat-footed 29 (+9 armor, -2 blind, +1 Dex, +22 natural armor, -8 size)
hp 394 (20d10+280);
Fort +20, Ref +13, Will +20; +8 vs. mind affecting
Defensive Abilities rejuvenation DR 15/adamantine; Immune aging, death effects, disease; SR 30
Weaknesses blinded by the fey
Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (average; 6 cubes in space), starflight
Melee 2 slams +36 (2d8+16 plus grab), bite +36 (6d6+16 plus grab)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 30 ft.
Special Attacks adamantine touch, audible fear, swallow whole (4d6+16 plus 4d6 acid, AC 21, hp 39)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +27)
Str 42, Dex 13, Con 38, Int 21, Wis 26, Cha 25
Base Atk +20; CMB +44 (+48 grapple); CMD 54 (56 vs. grapple)
Feats Blind-Fight, Cleave, Great Cleave, Greater Grapple, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack (bite), Improved Unarmed Strike, Power Attack, Rapid Grapple
Skills Craft (asteroid) +25, Fly +21, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (arcana) +25, Knowledge (engineering) +25, Knowledge (geography) +25, Knowledge (history) +25, Knowledge (nobility) +25, Knowledge (planes) +25, Knowledge (religion) +25, Perception +26, Sense Motive +26, Spellcraft +25
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Giant, Sylvan, telepathy 300 ft.
SQ rejuvenation, void senses
Adamantine Touch (Ex)
Audible Fear (Su)
Any creature that Cronus causes to suffer a fear effect also begins to yell and scream out in terror. Attempting to cast spells with verbal components while screaming requires a successful concentration check at DC (15+Spell Level). Speaking or using other abilities that require the voice requires a successful concentration check at DC 15. Audible fear is a mind-affecting fear effect. Audible fear has no effect on mute creatures or creatures that have been silenced.
Blinded by the Fey (Ex)
Fey carved out Cronus’s eyes with starmetal knives, permanently blinding him in a way that cannot be recovered through rejuvenation or any mortal magic. Nothing short of the return of his eyes will restore sight to Cronus. Cronus’s blindness is partially mitigated by the Blind-Fight feat.
Cronus cannot normally be permanently killed, if fully destroyed, he is reborn within a solar year, crawling out of the sun fully formed. Any parts of Cronus that have been removed or severed with artifact starmetal weapons are not regrown when Cronus is reborn, however, any removed body parts reform themselves if they too are destroyed. Cronus’s complete destruction would require either the destruction of his throne or the star that birthed him.
Void Senses (Su)
Cronus can hear in the void of space, suffering no penalty on Perception checks due to vacuum, or distance up to sixty miles. His blindsense is based on his hearing, and he is unable to detect creatures that are silent. Cronus’s hearing is diminished by solid objects as normal, and he is incapable of hearing through a planet’s atmosphere.
The titan Cronus was made by the gods themselves and had dominion over the distant skies on the far side of the Sun. He ruled the Lagrange Court for millennia, living asteroids and travelers of the void alike as his subject. In time, they fey came from distant worlds beyond the stars reach, and the offered presents and flattery to Cronus the like of which he had never seen nor heard. They charmed Cronus and earned positions of honor and praise within his court, and through their influence, the frozen rocks of his domain seemed to shine all the brighter.
Until they came for Cronus with adamantine knives. The fey were unable to slay the titan, but with their cruel knives and magic, they were able to carve out his eyes, permanently blinding him beyond even the abilities of his magic. They cast him out into the void, leaving him forever lost, drifting through the rocks and emptiness that was once his domain.
As Cronus wandered in the darkness, his rage burned inside, blaming not only the Fey for what had been done to him but all of his subjects who had done nothing to stop it. Those who might have remained loyal avoided him out of fear, and in Cronus’s isolation, he turned instead to madness. Cronus began to devour all that he might find, deciding that all of his traitorous subjects were better consumed to fuel his conquest then left alive.
Now Cronus wanders the solar system, trying to devour all that he can find, his keen ears hearing the softest sounds, leaving his victims only protected by the embrace of a planet’s atmosphere, or the cursed language of the fey.