Type: Mythic creature 3
Attributes: Str 3, Dex 3, Sta 6, Cha 4, Man 2, App 3, Perc 4, Int 3, Wits 5
Epic Attributes: Courage 2, Intellect 2, Loyalty 3, Vengeance 3
Abilities: Awareness 3, Athletics 3, Brawl 4, Empathy 4, Survival 4
Supernatural Qualities: Flight, Treasure Detection, Empathy
Legend Points: 4
Join Battle: 8
Dodge DV: 5
Health Levels: 0/-0/-0/-0/-0/-0/-0/-2/-4/Incapacitated
Bite: Damage 5L, Speed 5
Talon: Damage 6L, Speed 5
The gryphon is a legendary creature with the body of a lion, head of an eagle, and elongated, feathered ears. It is 20 hands high (about 8 feet) and mate for life. If one mate dies, the other continues on without re-mating. The gryphon lays agate or sapphire eggs and lines its nest with gold. It knows instinctively where treasure is and will guard it, attacking any who dare to come near.
In Greece, the gryphon was sacred to Apollo as solar, Athene as wisdom, and Nemesis as retribution. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, the gryphon represents heat and summer. In Assyria the gryphon, along with the dragon, was a symbol of wisdom. In Roman art, a gryphon is often depicted pulling the chariot of Nemesis.
Flight: 30 mph
Treasure Detection: The gryphon can detect treasure (including ores and gems still in the ground) within a one-mile radius.
Empathy: The gryphon can sense emotions, lies, and intentions (good/bad).
Trophy The gryphon’s talon can be made into a goblet that provides medicinal properties. When the talon is hollowed out and cleaned, it can hold a small amount of liquid (1/2 pint) that grants the imbiber the ability to help cleanse the body of poison. The imbiber gains a +4 bonus to resist poisons.