Bellerophon ‘The man who dreams of being a God’
“Bellerophon: The Unstoppable Hero Who Tamed the Indomitable Pegasus and Slain the Ferocious Chimera!”
- Alias – Hipponous
- Gender – Male
- Race – Divine Corinthian Hero of Greek Mythology
- Occupation – Slayer of monsters, Heroic Adventurer
- Religion – Worshipper of the Greek pantheon
- Allies – Athena, Glaukos, Philonoe, Pegasus
- Enemies – The Chimera, Carian pirate Cheirmarrhus, Amazons, Solymi
- Abode/Base of operations – Originally from Corinth, later settled in Lycia
- Nationality – Corinthian
- Languages – Ancient Greek
- Alignment – Chaotic Good
- Affiliation (s) – Associated with Corinthian Royal Family, King Proetus of Tiryns, King Iobates of Lycia
- Significant others – Consorts: Philonoe, Asteria; Offspring: Isander (Peisander), Hippolochus, Laodamia, Hydissos
In the land of Corinth, a hero named Bellerophon rises, blessed with divine blood as the son of Poseidon and Eurynome. Raised by Glaukos, he dreams of achieving greatness and proving himself worthy of his lineage. His heart yearns to rid the world of terrifying monsters, setting out on a path to become “the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus, before the days of Heracles.”
Among his most renowned feats is the daunting task of confronting the dreaded Chimera of the Iliad. A beast with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail, spewing flames of terror, it had plagued the land with fear. Undeterred, Bellerophon, fueled by courage, devises a clever plan. With a leaden block on his spear, he vanquishes the Chimera, blocking its fiery breath and ending its reign of terror.
But his ambitions don’t stop there. Guided by Athena’s wisdom, he captures and tames the magnificent winged horse, Pegasus. With their unbreakable bond, they become an unstoppable force, embarking on quests that only the bravest would dare to undertake.
Yet, with every victory comes a risk of complacency. Fueled by hubris, he dares to aspire beyond mortal boundaries, attempting to ascend to Mount Olympus and join the ranks of the gods. Such audacity infuriates Zeus, who sends a relentless gadfly to sting Pegasus, causing Bellerophon’s tragic fall back to Earth.
In the aftermath of his downfall, his pride morphs into sorrow and regret. Blinded and consumed by misery, he endures a life of torment, grappling with the consequences of his actions. The once revered hero now finds solace only in the fragments of his past glory.
Throughout his journey, his character is shaped by both triumphs and tragedies. He is a complex figure, a mortal grappling with divine aspirations. Driven by a desire to prove his worth and achieve greatness, he seeks to rid the world of evil and earn the respect of gods and mortals alike.
However, Bellerophon’s tale serves as a cautionary reminder that even the mightiest of heroes are not invincible. It teaches us the delicate balance between ambition and humility, and the dangers of daring to defy the realm of gods. As his story unfolds, we witness a hero who rises to greatness but ultimately succumbs to the very flaws that define his humanity.
Bellerophon’s legend endures, forever etched in the annals of Greek mythology. His story resonates as a timeless reminder that the pursuit of greatness must be tempered with wisdom, and that even heroes are not immune to the trials of the human heart.
Bellerophon, the Winged Hero
Medium humanoid (human), Chaotic Good
Armor Class 18 (breastplate) Hit Points 150 (15d8 + 90) Speed 30 ft., fly 90 ft. (Pegasus)
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Saving Throws Str +8, Dex +7, Wis +7, Cha +9 Skills Athletics +8, History +6, Insight +7, Persuasion +9 Senses passive Perception 13 Languages Common, Ancient Greek Challenge 15 (13,000 XP)
Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If he fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.
Heroic Legacy. He gains advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened.
Keen Sight. He has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
Multiattack. Bellerophon makes two melee attacks or two ranged attacks.
- Spear of Pegasus. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
- Celestial Bow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
- Chimera’s Bane (Recharge 5-6). He targets one creature he can see within 60 feet. The target must succeed on a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or be stunned for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.
He can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Bellerophon regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.
- Call of Pegasus (Costs 2 Actions). He summons Pegasus to his side, ready for flight.
- Heroic Inspiration (Costs 1 Action). He grants inspiration to one ally within 30 feet. The ally gains a d8 to add to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw.
- Divine Retribution (Costs 3 Actions). He channels the wrath of the gods, imbuing his next attack with divine energy. The attack deals an additional 4d8 radiant damage.
- Spear of Pegasus: A legendary spear gifted by the gods, granting a +2 bonus to attack and damage rolls. It deals an additional 2d6 radiant damage against fiends and undead.
- Celestial Bow: An enchanted bow infused with divine power. It grants advantage on attack rolls against creatures resistant to non-magical attacks.
- Breastplate of Valor: A magnificent breastplate that provides an AC of 18 and grants advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
Large celestial, lawful good
Armor Class 15 (natural armor) Hit Points 110 (13d10 + 39) Speed 60 ft., fly 120 ft.
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Skills Perception +6 Damage Resistances radiant Damage Immunities necrotic, poison Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16 Languages understands Celestial, Common, and Sylvan but can’t speak Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Keen Sight. Pegasus has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
Innate Spellcasting. Pegasus’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 15). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
- At will: detect evil and good, detect magic
- 3/day each: cure wounds, lesser restoration
- 1/day each: heal, greater restoration
Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d6 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
Wing Attack. Pegasus beats its wings. Each creature within 10 feet of Pegasus must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or take 18 (4d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. Pegasus can then fly up to half its flying speed.
Pegasus can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Pegasus regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.
- Move. Pegasus moves up to its speed without provoking opportunity attacks.
- Hooves. Pegasus makes one hooves attack.
- Healing Touch (Costs 2 Actions). Pegasus touches a creature it can reach, spending one or more hit dice to heal the creature for 1d10 + its Constitution modifier per hit die spent.
Pegasus, the legendary winged horse, is a magnificent celestial creature born from the blood of the Gorgon Medusa. Blessed by the gods and bestowed with divine power, Pegasus embodies grace, swiftness, and purity. With shimmering white feathers and golden hooves, it soars through the skies, carrying heroes to their destinies.
Intelligent and noble, Pegasus possesses an otherworldly wisdom that transcends the mortal realm. It serves as a loyal companion and steed to chosen champions, guiding them in their quests and protecting them from harm. Pegasus is attuned to the hearts of true heroes and can sense the presence of evil and darkness.
In battle, Pegasus is a force to be reckoned with, using its powerful hooves and wings to defeat enemies and protect its rider. It can call upon healing magic to mend wounds and restore strength, reflecting its divine nature.
With Bellerophon astride, Pegasus becomes an unstoppable force, forming a bond that surpasses mere rider and mount. Together, they represent the epitome of heroism, inspiring awe and admiration wherever they go. As they traverse the skies, Pegasus’s radiant presence illuminates the path of righteousness, reminding all that true courage and goodness will always prevail.
Currently in the World
Bellerophon stands tall and muscular, his athletic frame reflecting the countless trials he has faced as a hero. His wavy brown hair, tousled by the wind, cascades down to his shoulders, giving him a rugged and adventurous appearance. His piercing blue eyes, filled with determination and wisdom, seem to hold the stories of his legendary feats.
Currently, he is astride his faithful companion, Pegasus, the majestic winged horse. The two soar gracefully through the endless expanse of the sky, their bond unbreakable as they conquer the heavens. Pegasus’s iridescent wings beat powerfully, propelling them higher and higher.
The bright sun illuminates their surroundings, casting a golden hue over the landscape below. They pass over verdant forests, rolling hills, and sparkling rivers, all stretching out like a breathtaking tapestry beneath them. From this vantage point, he can spot tiny villages and towns, unaware of the hero gliding above them.
Despite the serenity of their flight, his mood is one of contemplation. He reflects on his past exploits, the monsters he has vanquished, and the gods’ favor he once enjoyed. Yet, his thoughts are also tinged with remorse, for his hubris led him to attempt an audacious journey to Mount Olympus, which earned him the wrath of Zeus and the tragic fall that followed.
Nevertheless, as they glide through the skies, Bellerophon finds solace and purpose in his adventures. He still seeks to protect the innocent, vanquish evil, and earn back the favor of the gods through acts of bravery and humility. With Pegasus as his steadfast companion, he knows that more daring quests and heroic feats await on the horizon, and he is ready to face them with courage and determination.