Miniature Monster Mondays : Feyguard Cyclops

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In 4th Edition, cyclopes were reimagined as Large servants of the fomorians with bony heads. This miniature was released in 2007’s Deserts of Desolation set. Similar minis were released with 2008’s Demonweb set (the Cyclops Hewer) and 2009’s Dangerous Delves set (the Cyclops Crusher).

Smaller than the cyclopes of the mortal world, feyguard cyclopes were brought into the Feywild by fomorians, who corrupted and altered the giants to serve as loyal servants. The dark magic of the fomorian’s evil eye twisted the bodies of the captive giants, reducing their stature but not diminishing their strength or resilience.

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Loyal Soldiers and Labourers. Centuries of servitude has left fey cyclopes subservient to their twisted masters to the point of fanaticism. They will not hesitate to sacrifice themselves for a fomorian, and follow orders without question. As fomorians can be prideful and idle, cyclopses produce much of fomorians goods and weaponry. They are also responsible for constructing most of the buildings and fortifications in fomorian settlements.

Cruel Bullies. Cyclopes view themselves as superiour to smaller races, being mean and bossy to other servants and slaves of the fomorians. Unless directly commanded to work with a smaller race, cyclopes prefer to ignore or belittle other creatures. They especially despise fey, whom they dismiss as unpredictable and disloyal.

Variants

Each feyguard cyclops is equipped based on the needs of their fomorian masters, and not all use the same weaponry.

Hewer
This cyclops is armed with a battleaxe and a heavy shield. Its AC is 19 and it gain the following attack:
Axe. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage.

Crusher
This cyclops is trained for offence and is equipped with a massive spiked greatclub. It gains the following attack:
Club. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage plus 4 (1d8) piercing damage.

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