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Poeas, the Twilight Sentinel

Poeas – AI Generated Artwork – NightCafe Creator

“Meet Poeas, the Legendary Archer Who Lit the Funeral Pyre of Hercules and Inherited His Famed Bow – Unveiling the Epic Saga of the Argonaut’s Greatest Marksman!”

  • Title – Son of King Thaumacus
  • Gender – Male
  • Race – Human
  • Occupation – Skilled Archer and Adventurer
  • Religion – Follower of the Hellenic Pantheon
  • Allies – Heracles, Argonauts
  • Enemies – The adversaries faced during heroic quests
  • Abode/Base of Operations – Thaumacia, the rugged kingdom of his birth
  • Nationality – Greek
  • Languages – Fluent in Ancient Greek
  • Alignment – Neutral Good
  • Affiliation(s) – Argonauts, as their greatest archer, Friend and ally of Heracles
  • Significant Others – Methone (spouse), Philoctetes (son)

In the realm of ancient Greece, we encounter Poeas, a legendary archer whose name echoes through the annals of myth. Known for his exceptional skill with the bow, Poeas stands as a steadfast companion to the great hero, Heracles, and a vital member of the Argonauts.


Hailing from the land of Thaumacia, Poeas emerges as the son of King Thaumacus. His journey takes a pivotal turn as he joins the ranks of the Argonauts, where his prowess with the bow becomes the stuff of legends. Tales unfold of his heroic exploits, from facing the colossal Talos to delivering the decisive arrow that felled the bronze giant, thanks to the crafty touch of Medea’s poison.

Yet, Poeas’s narrative reaches its zenith in the poignant moment when he becomes an integral part of Heracles’ final chapter. When Heracles, tainted by lethal centaur blood, faces the inevitability of mortality, it is Poeas who steps into the role of the unsung hero. The archer, a mere passer-by, heeds Heracles’ plea to light the funeral pyre, receiving in return the iconic bow and venomous arrows.

Character Description:

Poeas embodies the archetype of the stoic archer – a figure of quiet strength and unwavering loyalty. His steely gaze and precise movements with the bow speak volumes, revealing a man who thrives in the shadows, yet his impact resonates across heroic sagas. Behind his weathered exterior lies a well of wisdom, earned through the trials of countless battles and mythical encounters.


Poeas, for all his prowess, harbors a fear rooted in the shadows of mortality. Witnessing the demise of his comrade, Heracles, and being entrusted with the hero’s legendary bow, he grapples with the weight of legacy and the ephemeral nature of his own existence.


Driven by a profound sense of duty and camaraderie, Poeas’ actions are guided by a deep-seated loyalty to his allies and a commitment to the ideals of heroism.


Poeas seeks not grandeur or accolades but rather a legacy of honorable deeds. His aspiration is to navigate the world with integrity as a testament to the quiet heroes who shaped the destiny of heroes and gods alike.

Medium Humanoid (Human), Neutral Good

Armor Class 16 (Leather Armor) Hit Points 110 (13d8 + 52) Speed 30 ft.

14 (+2)18 (+4)18 (+4)12 (+1)16 (+3)10 (+0)

Saving Throws DEX +8, WIS +7 Skills Acrobatics +8, Perception +7, Survival +7 Senses Passive Perception 17 Languages Common, Ancient Greek

Action Surge (1/Short Rest). On Poeas’s turn, he can take an additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action.

Evasion. If Poeas is subjected to an effect that allows him to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, he instead takes no damage on a success and half damage on a failure.

Second Wind (1/Short Rest). On his turn, Poeas can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+13 hit points.

Superior Archery. Poeas gains a +2 bonus to attack rolls he makes with ranged weapons.


Multiattack. Poeas makes three attacks with his longbow.

Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 1d8+4 piercing damage.

Venomous Shot. Once per turn, when Poeas hits a creature with his longbow, he can expend a poison arrow to deal an additional 2d6 poison damage. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute.

Quick Draw. Poeas can draw or stow a weapon as part of the same action to make a ranged attack.


Parry. When a creature makes a melee attack against Poeas, he can use his reaction to add 4 to his AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss.


  • Longbow
  • Quiver with 20 arrows (5 poison arrows)
  • Leather Armor
  • Cloak of Twilight
  • Potion of Healing x2

Magic Items

Bow of Heracles. This finely crafted longbow grants a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls. Additionally, it has 3 charges. As a bonus action, Poeas can expend a charge to make his next shot a guaranteed critical hit. The bow regains expended charges at dawn.

Cloak of Twilight. This enchanted cloak grants Poeas advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks while in dim light or darkness.

Lair Actions

Shadow’s Embrace. Once per turn, Poeas can meld into the shadows, gaining the benefits of three-quarters cover until the start of his next turn.

Challenge Rating (CR): 7

Currently in the World

Poeas stands tall and lean, his sinewy frame belying the strength that lies beneath. Clad in weathered leather, a tunic of earthy browns and greens, he embodies the rugged aesthetic of a seasoned warrior. A cloak, woven from the deep hues of twilight, billows slightly in the gentle breeze, adorned with faint traces of the adventures etched into its fabric.

His hair, dark and tousled, falls loosely around his face, partially concealing a furrowed brow that betrays both the weight of years and the wisdom earned through countless battles. His eyes, an intense shade of hazel, carry the gaze of one who has seen both the beauty and brutality of the mythical realms.

In his calloused hands, Poeas cradles the legendary bow bestowed upon him by Heracles, its polished wood bearing the marks of innumerable arrows launched into the heart of mythical beasts. A quiver, slung across his back, holds arrows tipped with the venomous potency that once coursed through the veins of centaurs.

Currently stationed in a secluded glade, the dappled sunlight filters through the ancient trees, casting a tranquil glow upon the surroundings. Birds sing their melodic tunes, and the distant rustle of leaves accompanies the soft murmur of a nearby stream. The air carries the scent of earth and pine, creating an atmosphere steeped in both serenity and the echoes of untold tales.

Poeas’s mood, as ever, is an enigmatic blend of stoicism and introspection. His gaze is fixed upon the horizon, where shadows dance on the edges of his periphery, and a faint smile plays on his lips, a testament to the memories that linger in the hallowed halls of his mind. Amidst the tranquility of the glade, he stands poised, a guardian of tales, with the bow of Heracles at the ready, a silent sentinel in the heart of myth.

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