Hell Hound

A hell hound is a supernatural dog, common in the Deamon Realm. Hellhounds are obsessively loyal and territorial and are often employed as sentries and body guards, though some warlords have used them as ground troop. Supernatural dogs occur in mythologies around the world, similar to the oft-seen dragon. Features that have been attributed to hellhounds include black fur, glowing red – or sometimes yellow – eyes, super strength or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics, foul odor, and sometimes even the ability to talk. Certain European legends state that if someone stares into a hellhound’s eyes three times or more, that person will surely die. In cultures that associate the afterlife with fire, hell hounds may have fire-based abilities and appearance. They are often assigned to guard the entrances to the world of the dead, such as graveyards and burial grounds, or undertake other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural, such as hunting lost souls or guarding a supernatural treasure. In European legends, seeing a hellhound or hearing it howl may be an omen or even a cause of death.

Some supernatural dogs, such as the Welsh Cŵn Annwn, were actually believed to be benign. However, encountering them was still considered to be a sign of imminent death.

Physical Information:

Length; (m) 6’ 2” (f) 64’8 “

Weight; (m) 623 lbs (f) 602 lbs

Skin (hide) Scaly to smooth

Legs: 4 (typical but may vary)

Life Span – 3,012

Horns Length – (m) 1’ (f) 1′ 8”

Tail Length (m) 4’ 8” (f) 5′

Strength Class: 3

Intelligence: low-moderate

Hellhounds are reasonably intelligent servants of the demon world. They are bred thought out the 9 Worlds for strength, endurance, loyalty and resistance to magic. Hellhounds are remarkably durable creatures and selective breeding has spawn species (Ice Hounds) able to endure extreme cold (-112˚ Fahrenheit) as well as Common Hellhounds bred to endure temperatures in excess of 150º Fahrenheit.

Hellhounds possess a highly adaptable genetic code and throughout their history have been genetically manipulated for a variety of purposes. Vanian Druids working under Raznak Warlords combined Hellhound embryos with scorpion, lizard and equine dna to produce a line to be ridden into combat. The line has shown various mutations include armored hide, venous tails (or claws), increased size and strength and increased endurance.

Flight: A fully grown Hellhound can run at a Gallup speed of 38 miles up to 13 hours. They can reach top speeds of 54 mph for short burst.

Weapons:  6-12 inch claws have shown the ability to cut through reinforced steel.

Encounters: Hell hounds are vicious intelligent pack hunters. When encountered in number identifying and disarming the pack leader is crucial in delusions of survival.