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Bluebeard, the Sinister Noble

“Bluebeard: The Enigmatic Nobleman with a Dark and Deadly Secret!”

  • Alias: Bluebeard
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Wealthy nobleman
  • Religion: Unknown
  • Allies: None mentioned (isolated figure)
  • Enemies: Potentially his wives and those who discover his secrets
  • Abode/Base of Operations: Château in the French countryside
  • Nationality: French
  • Languages: French, Latin
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
  • Affiliation(s): None mentioned (self-serving)
  • Significant Others: Multiple wives, each meeting a tragic fate

Bluebeard is a mysterious and wealthy nobleman, known for his striking appearance and his unnaturally blue beard. With a regal stature and an air of sophistication, he captures the attention of those around him. However, behind his charming facade lies a sinister secret. Bluebeard is driven by a twisted compulsion to test the loyalty and obedience of his wives, pushing them to the limits of their trust.

Bluebeard’s physical appearance is striking, with a tall and imposing figure that commands attention. His dark eyes hold a mix of allure and darkness, drawing people in and yet leaving them with a sense of unease. The most notable feature is his unique blue beard, a trait that adds to his enigmatic allure.

Driven by a desire for control and power, Bluebeard marries multiple wives, each succumbing to a tragic fate. He leads a life of luxury and opulence, surrounding himself with lavish possessions and a grand mansion. Yet, beneath the extravagant facade, he seeks something more profound—a sense of absolute dominance over those who enter his life.

His motivations are rooted in his twisted desires for control and the need to test the loyalty of his spouses. He seeks to create a sense of fear and subservience, exerting his dominance over his wives by subjecting them to trials and secrets that eventually lead to their demise. While he presents himself as a refined and noble gentleman, his true nature is revealed in his insidious actions.

Driven by a twisted sense of achievement, Bluebeard aims to find the ultimate loyal wife, someone who will remain faithful even in the face of his darkest secrets. He craves the satisfaction of possessing absolute control over another’s life, manipulating their trust and pushing the boundaries of their devotion. In his pursuit of this ideal, he continues his cycle of marriage, tragedy, and revelation, forever seeking the fulfillment of his twisted desires.

Bluebeard, the Sinister Noble

Hans Holbein the Younger (1498-1543) Title Charles de Solier, Sieur de Morette
Hans Holbein the Younger (1498-1543) Title Charles de Solier, Sieur de Morette

Medium humanoid (human), lawful evil

Armor Class: 18 (plate armor) Hit Points: 210 (20d10 + 100) Speed: 30 ft.

18 (+4)14 (+2)20 (+5)16 (+3)16 (+3)18 (+4)

Saving Throws: Str +8, Dex +6, Con +10, Int +7, Wis +7, Cha +8 Skills: Deception +8, Insight +7, Intimidation +8, Perception +7 Damage Resistances: Necrotic Condition Immunities: Frightened Senses: passive Perception 17 Languages: Common, French Challenge Rating: 14 (11,500 XP)


Dreadful Presence: Any creature that starts its turn within 30 feet of Bluebeard must succeed on a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. The frightened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.

Lair Actions: On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), Bluebeard takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects:

  • The area becomes magically dimmed, reducing bright light to dim light within 60 feet.
  • Ghostly whispers fill the air, making it difficult to discern specific sounds within 60 feet.
  • Illusory duplicates of Bluebeard appear, making it hard to determine his true location within 60 feet.


Multiattack: Bluebeard makes three melee attacks: two with his longsword and one with his bite.

Longsword: Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8 + 6) slashing damage.

Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d6 + 6) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) necrotic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or its hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken. This reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. Bluebeard regains hit points equal to half the necrotic damage dealt by this attack.

Summon Minions (Recharge 5-6): Bluebeard magically summons 1d4+2 animated armor to fight alongside him. The animated armors obey Bluebeard’s commands and act on their own initiative.

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

  • Attack: He makes one longsword or bite attack.
  • Menacing Stare: He targets one creature he can see within 30 feet. The target must succeed on a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened for 1 minute.
  • Summon Animated Armor: Bluebeard summons an animated armor to an unoccupied space he can see within 60 feet.


  • Plate armor
  • Longsword
  • Bluebeard’s Key: This ornate key is a magical artifact. It allows Bluebeard to open any locked door or container, regardless of the lock’s complexity.

Description: Bluebeard is a tall and imposing figure, with a muscular build and a commanding presence. He has a long, flowing beard that matches his dark blue hair, which earned him his infamous moniker. His piercing blue eyes seem to hold a hint of malice and hidden secrets. Bluebeard is clad in gleaming plate armor, adorned with intricate engravings and the symbols of his noble lineage.

Currently, Bluebeard stands in the grand entrance hall of his vast and foreboding castle. The hall is dimly lit, casting eerie shadows on the towering suits of armor that line the walls. Bluebeard’s mood is brooding and filled with a sense of dark anticipation as he ponders his next move, contemplating the fate of those who dare to unlock the secrets hidden within his castle.

CR Level: 14

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Bluebeard, his wife, and the keys in a 19th-century illustration by Gustave Doré

Bluebeard is a tall and imposing figure, with a strong and muscular build. He has a commanding presence that demands attention and respect. His most distinctive feature is his long, dark blue beard, which cascades down his chest in thick, flowing locks. His piercing blue eyes seem to hold a sense of mystery and danger.

Currently, he finds himself in the grand hall of his opulent château. The hall is adorned with lavish decorations, elegant tapestries, and intricate artwork. Soft candlelight casts a warm glow across the room, creating a mesmerizing ambiance. Bluebeard stands at the center of the hall, surrounded by an air of authority and power. His mood is both brooding and calculated, as he ponders his secrets and plots.

The surroundings exude an eerie atmosphere, with a hint of underlying darkness. The shadows dance along the walls, adding an element of mystery and intrigue. Bluebeard’s presence in this grand hall signifies his wealth and stature, but also the ominous aura that surrounds him. The heavy silence is broken only by the occasional flickering of candle flames and the faint sound of his footsteps echoing through the hall.

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