Greater Hell Bovine

Massive. Nightmarish. This bull-infused demon kin is one of the best of the worst that the Abyssal plane of hell bovines can vomit to the mortal realms. Rumors suggest they might have been seen thousands of generations before through the use of a kryptforge and a special alchemical recipe that opened a portal to their brimstone soaked fields.
 
In current times, skalds whisper in hushed voices that not only have the hell bovines been seen in the Oatman Canyon region, but also one of the greatest among their kind... the Greater Hell Bovine.
 
Surely that's just a rumor...
... right?
... do I have to go? This sounds worse than a Troll...
— Stefanos Vel-Barboza, Seskyalii skald alchemist

Basic Information

Anatomy

Broad-shouldered, with a slight hump of a brahma bull, these massive creatures stand upright on their hind hooves. They are a monster, even by hell bovine standards. At their full height, they reach a solid 8 to 9 feet tall or dark brown or black muscle and fur. Their black eyes smolder and burn with a devious light. An insidious cleverness that reeks of the abyssal pits of the Outland plane.
 
In battle, they brandish two weapons: the war hammer and battleaxe. Both drip with the stink and vile corruption of the abyss. The war hammer glows with the cursed Dark Speech of Zuyan. Letters constantly shift and burn like molten metal.
 
The battleaxe is similar. Incredibly sharp, this too is alive with the dark runes that dance along its edge.
 
As any proper bull, they have a proud set of horns. Black as a tortured soul, they gleam with almost a metallic sheen, even in the darkness.
 
The first warning is when, out of the pitch darkness, one hears the angry baritone "Mooooooooo!"
 
The stories say, there is no second warning.
 
All right. That's it. No steak for a month!
— Stefanos Vel-Barboza, Seskyalii skald alchemist
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Origin/Ancestry
Originally the cattle of ranches around Oatman Canyon but now infested with extraplanar power
Lifespan
unknown
Average Height
8 to 9 feet tall
Average Weight
2100 lbs (953 kg)
Geographic Distribution
mrooOOOOoooo....
roll initiative!
 
 

Author's Comment: Originally from Diablo II, the Hell Bovine appearance in Elohey has been in the works for a long time. The Greater Hell Bovine is heavily inspired by the Hell Bovine from Diablo II.



Cover image: by CB Ash
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13 Jan, 2021 10:49

The stories say, there is no second warning.
  Well thats terrifying.... I would hate to meet one of these. The descriptions were quite amusing to read too :D

sending good vibes <3 - Author of Interarcanum and Shakiraverse
13 Jan, 2021 11:57

Thank you! They are certainly not for the faint of heart! :D

— The wolf of Tales of Justice, Creator of Legends of Elohey, Star Wars: Shards, Fiven Chronicles and more!
13 Jan, 2021 23:26

My thoughts exactly!

Author of the upcoming book Rise: Liminal Chronicles |
14 Jan, 2021 00:23

All wrapped up in one furry cow package! :D

— The wolf of Tales of Justice, Creator of Legends of Elohey, Star Wars: Shards, Fiven Chronicles and more!
13 Jan, 2021 12:17

With a name like that I had to read this. These are equal parts funny and terrifying to me and I don't know how you do it. Please don't let them near me.

Author of Fillimet, bright fantasy land of possibilities
13 Jan, 2021 13:11

I'm not entirely certain how I do it sometimes. Maybe a little too much coffee and enjoying Addams Family movies with Jarissa is most likely to blame!   ...and if you liked the Greater Hell Bovine... you should check out one of their own.... Methurgh! :D

— The wolf of Tales of Justice, Creator of Legends of Elohey, Star Wars: Shards, Fiven Chronicles and more!
13 Jan, 2021 16:02

Howwww did this manage to get even more awesome than the original entry?? =D Poor Stefanos; I imagine him on a therapist's sofa trying to figure out exactly where it all went so wrong... LOL

13 Jan, 2021 16:53

At this point, it almost goes without saying that Stefanos needs a long vacation! :D

— The wolf of Tales of Justice, Creator of Legends of Elohey, Star Wars: Shards, Fiven Chronicles and more!