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Oileus, the King of Locris

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  • Alias: None
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: King of Locris
  • Religion: Greek Mythology (Hellenic Pantheon)
  • Allies: Argonauts, fellow kings and heroes of ancient Greece
  • Enemies: Monsters, rival kingdoms
  • Abode/Base of operations: Locris, a region in central Greece
  • Nationality: Greek
  • Languages: Ancient Greek
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Affiliation(s): Argonauts, Kingdom of Locris
  • Significant others: Eriopis (wife), Ajax the lesser (son)

Oileus, the King of Locris, is a revered figure in ancient Greek mythology and history. As the son of Odoedocus and Agrianome, he inherits a legacy of leadership and valor. Married to Eriopis, he is blessed with a son named Ajax, who would later become a renowned hero in his own right. He is known for his remarkable participation in the epic quest of the Argonauts, where he demonstrates unwavering courage and unwavering dedication to the cause.

Driven by a deep sense of honor and duty, he seeks to protect and defend his kingdom of Locris from any threats that may arise. He embraces the responsibilities of leadership with unwavering determination and a strong sense of justice. He is known for his strategic prowess and his ability to inspire his allies in times of adversity.

Oileus is driven by the desire to bring prosperity and stability to his people. He seeks to establish Locris as a powerful and respected kingdom, safeguarding its interests and fostering diplomatic relations with neighboring realms. As a father, he strives to provide a secure future for his son Ajax and prepares him to inherit the mantle of leadership with wisdom and strength.

In his quest for glory, he faces numerous challenges and adversaries. He valiantly battles alongside the Argonauts, facing mythical creatures and navigating treacherous lands in search of the Golden Fleece. His actions are fueled by a deep sense of loyalty to his comrades and a determination to prove his worth as a warrior and a leader.

Oileus’s character is marked by his unwavering sense of honor, his fierce loyalty to his family and kingdom, and his indomitable spirit. He seeks not only personal glory but also the betterment of his people. Through his heroic deeds and unwavering resolve, Oileus strives to leave a lasting legacy, ensuring that his name will be remembered for generations to come.

Oileus, King of Locris Medium humanoid (human), lawful good

  • Armor Class 16 (breastplate)
  • Hit Points 150 (20d8 + 60)
  • Speed 30 ft.

STR 18 (+4) DEX 12 (+1) CON 16 (+3) INT 14 (+2) WIS 16 (+3) CHA 18 (+4)

  • Saving Throws Str +8, Con +7, Wis +7
  • Skills Athletics +8, History +6, Insight +7, Persuasion +8
  • Senses passive Perception 13
  • Languages Common, Ancient Greek
  • Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If he fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.


  • Multiattack. He makes two shortsword attacks or two javelin attacks.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Javelin. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d6 + 6) piercing damage.


  • Parry. He adds 4 to his AC against one melee attack that would hit him. To do so, he must see the attacker and be wielding a melee weapon.

Legendary Actions 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. Oileus regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

  • Command. He commands an ally within 60 feet to make one weapon attack.
  • Inspire. He inspires an ally within 60 feet, granting them advantage on their next ability check, saving throw, or attack roll.
  • Divine Protection (Costs 2 Actions). He invokes divine protection, gaining resistance to all damage until the start of his next turn.


  • Breastplate, shortsword, javelin

Plot Hooks

  • The Sins of the Father: Ileus, burdened by the dark deeds of his father Odoedocus, seeks redemption for his family’s troubled past. He hopes to undo the legacy of ruthless rule and establish a new era of justice and compassion in Locris. The players are drawn into his quest for redemption, assisting him in righting the wrongs of the past and navigating the challenges of forgiveness, redemption, and self-discovery.
  • The Stolen Crown: Oileus, the rightful heir to the throne of Locris, discovers that a treacherous noble has seized power and usurped his birthright. With the players’ help, he seeks to gather evidence of the noble’s crimes, rally loyal supporters, and reclaim his rightful place as the king. They must navigate a web of political intrigue, engage in diplomatic negotiations, and possibly face open conflict to restore Oileus to his rightful position and bring stability back to Locris.
  • The Curse of the Nymph: He confides in the players about his ill-fated love affair with the nymph Rhene. He shares the tragic tale of her transformation into a vengeful spirit due to a curse, and his deep desire to free her from eternal torment. The players must embark on a perilous journey, encountering ancient temples, deciphering cryptic prophecies, and battling malevolent forces to find a way to break the curse and grant Rhene peace.
  • The Trapped Argonaut: He reveals that one of his fellow Argonauts has been captured and imprisoned in a distant and dangerous land. He implores the players to assist him in mounting a daring rescue mission. They must infiltrate the enemy stronghold, overcome formidable obstacles, and confront powerful adversaries to free their comrade and bring him safely back to their side. The fate of the Argonaut and the success of their mission hang in the balance.
  • The Fated Prophecy: He reveals a prophecy that foretells his destiny as a hero destined to save his people from a looming catastrophe. Intrigued and filled with a sense of urgency, he enlists the players’ aid in deciphering the cryptic verses, embarking on quests to uncover hidden knowledge, and gathering ancient artifacts. Their collective efforts will determine whether the prophecy comes to pass and whether Oileus can fulfill his heroic role in the face of daunting challenges and uncertain outcomes.
  • The Trial of the Gods: Oileus speaks of a sacred trial set forth by the gods themselves, a test of valor and worthiness. He invites the players to join him in a series of trials and challenges designed to evaluate their strength, cunning, and character. They must confront mythical creatures, solve riddles, overcome obstacles, and demonstrate their prowess to earn the gods’ blessings and boons. The outcome of this trial will not only shape Oileus’s fate but also determine the players’ standing among the divine.
  • The Legacy of the Argonauts: Oileus seeks to honor the memory of his fallen comrades from the Argonauts, the brave band of heroes who embarked on a perilous quest together. He envisions erecting a grand monument or organizing a majestic celebration to commemorate their heroic deeds and ensure their names are forever remembered. The players are enlisted to help gather stories, artifacts, and funds, navigating challenges of historical accuracy, cultural sensitivity, and overcoming obstacles to bring the legacy of the Argonauts to life once more.

Currently in the World

Description King Oileus stands tall and noble, wearing a breastplate adorned with intricate engravings that symbolize his lineage and the heroic deeds of the Argonauts. His shortsword, finely crafted with a hilt depicting scenes from his legendary adventures, rests at his side. A crown of laurel leaves, symbolizing his achievements and connection to the gods, adorns his head. He carries himself with an air of confidence and authority, his eyes reflecting both the weight of responsibility and a deep well of wisdom.

Current Situation In the courtyard of his palace, he trains alongside his loyal guards and fellow warriors. His movements are precise and fluid, honed through years of training and the experiences of his legendary exploits. His current focus is preparing his forces to face an imminent threat that looms over his kingdom. Despite the weight of his responsibilities, he maintains a resolute determination to protect his people and uphold justice.

Surroundings The palace courtyard is a bustling training ground, with warriors engaged in rigorous combat drills and archery practice. The sounds of clashing weapons and the shouts of soldiers fill the air, creating an energetic and determined atmosphere. Tall marble pillars stand as sentinels, adorned with intricate carvings depicting ancient myths and legends. Banners bearing the emblem of Locris flutter in the breeze, serving as a reminder of the kingdom’s proud heritage. Oileus, surrounded by his trusted warriors, leads by example, his presence commanding respect and inspiring unwavering loyalty.

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