Charon

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Charon
Charon02.jpg
Charon, Boatman of the River Styx, as depicted on the cover of Dungeon #148 (2007).
Title(s) Boatman of the River Styx
Home Plane The River Styx
Power Level Altraloth
Gender Male
Class(es)
Alignment Neutral Evil
Portfolio
Domains
Alias(es)
Superior

Charon (also known as Cerlic) is a powerful altraloth, a lord of the yugoloths, reportedly transformed into a more powerful creature by the night hags of the Gray Waste. Charon's role is to provide travel on the River Styx, but he always charges a steep price and kills those who cannot or will not pay. Charon commands a legion of marraenoloths who provide the same service.

Description

Charon appears as a large, skeletal humanoid wearing dark robes, with glowing green eyes.

Relationships

Creative origins

Charon is named for Greek mythology's boatman of the River Styx. Dungeons & Dragons statistics for Charon first appeared in 1983's Monster Manual II.

Gallery

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Bibliography

  • Bonny, Edward. "Pox of the Planes." Dragon Annual #2. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1997.
  • Grubb, Jeff. Manual of the Planes. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1987.
  • Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.
  • McComb, Colin. Faces of Evil: The Fiends. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1997.
  • McComb, Colin, Dale Donovan, and Monte Cook. Planes of Conflict. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1995.