Realms Personalities : Jeggred, Son of Triele Baenre

by Richard Baker (Dragon #302)

Jeggred is a draegloth, a half-drow/half-demon born from the union of a drow high priestess and a summoned demon. In Jeggred's case, the priestess was Triele Baenre, Matron Mother of House Baenre and former Mistress of Arachlinilith. Jeggred towers over the typical drow, standing almost 8 feet in height with a broad, powerful frame. He has four arms - two long fighting arms equipped with dagger-like claws, and two smaller drow-sized arms slightly within and beneath his large upper pair. His face is drowlike in appearance, although his features are long and muzzle-like, with a mouthful of needle-sharp fangs. A mane of white hair grows thickly enough to form a half-pelt over his ebon skin, and his legs are more like those of a hunting cat than a humanoid.

Despite Jeggred's bestial appearance, he is far from stupid. Behind his feral glee in bloodshed lies a cold and murderous mind that delights in acts of malice. Most drow kill or hurt others in order to advance their designs, but Jeggred is a fiend in every sense of the word, eager to kill for the sheer pleasure of it. Only his unswerving loyalty to the Spider Queen and her mortal agents, the high priestesses of Lolth, holds him in check.

Jeggred is quite young compared to many of the other drow of House Baenre. His mother Triele conceived him only ten years ago. Draegloths, however, reach their full growth quickly. He reached maturity within four years of his birth and has served as his mother's personal bodyguard, assassin, and executioner for several years now. At a single word from her, the draegloth can hurl himself into a blinding storm of fangs and talons capable of shredding whole squads of common soldiers. Even the mighty of Menzoberranzan shrink from giving offense to Matron Baenre in the presence of her demonic son.

Jeggred Baenre

Male draegloth Bbn9/Ftr4: CR 18; Large outsider (8 ft. 5 in. tall); HD 6d8+36 plus 9d12+54 plus 4d10+24 hp 231; Init +11 (Dex, Improved Initiative); Spd 40 ft.; AC 30, touch 19, flat-footed 23; Face/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.; Atk +33/+33/+33 melee (1d6+16, claws with greater magic fang) and +27 melee (1d8+5, bite); SA rage, spell-like abilities; SQ draegloth traits, uncanny dodge; AL CE; SV Fort +25, Ref +20, Will +14; Str 32, Dex 24, Con 22, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 9.

Skills: Climb +24, Hide +29, Intimidate +8, Survival +6, Jump +23, Knowledge (the planes) +6, Knowledge (religion) +5, Listen +14, Move Silently +16, Search +6, Spot +14; Feats: Alertness, Blind-Fight, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (claw), Weapon Specialization (claw).

Spell-like Abilities: 1/day - dancing lights, desecrate, faerie fire, unholy blight; 4/day - darkness. Jeggred uses these abilities as a 6th-level sorcerer.

Languages Known: Abyssal, Elven, Undercommon.

Possessions: bracers of the blinding strike, ring of protection +3, piwafwi of resistance +4, Jeggred's amulet, belt of power +4, bandolier, bedroll, and routine supplies.

Jeggred's Unique Items

Jeggred's mother has seen to it that her prized son is well-equipped with magic items suitable to his stature and talents. His signature items include a piwafwi (or cloak of elvenkind) that provides a resistance bonus to saving throws in addition to the cloak's normal Hide bonus; bracers of the blinding strike that give the wearer a +6 armor bonus, the Improved Initiative feat, and one extra melee attack at the wearer's highest attack bonus as per a weapon of speed; and an amulet that enchants his claws with greater magic fang.

Belt of Power: This finely tooled leather belt provides a +4 enhancement bonus to both Strength and Dexterity.

Caster Level: 8th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, bull's strength, endurance; Market Price: 48,000 gp; Cost to Create: 24,000 gp + 1,920 XP; Weight: 2 lbs.

Jeggred's Amulet: Inscribed with the image of a demonic face twisted in fury, this amulet bestows greater magic fang on two of the wearer's natural attacks, giving each a +3 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls. In addition, the amulet provides a +4 enhancement bonus to the wearer's Constitution.

Caster Level: 9th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, endurance, greater magic fang; Market Price: 86,000 gp; Cost to Create: 43,000 gp + 3,440 XP; Weight: -.

Piwafwi of Resistance: This black cloak adds a +4 resistance bonus to the wearers saving throws and a +10 circumstance bonus to the wearer's Hide checks.

Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, invisibility, resistance; Market Price: 20,000 gp; Cost to Create: 10,000 gp + 800 XP; Weight: 1 lb.

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