|Beast of Lepidstadt|
Source: Classic Horrors Revisited, pg(s). 14
The Beast of Lepidstadt was created 20 years ago, gaining its name after it committed a series of grizzly murders in the city of Lepidstadt. The Beast is widely (and incorrectly) believed to have been created by Dr. Henri Moritz of the University of Lepidstadt, as he was its first victim. A number of other high-profile murders have also been attributed to the Beast—all committed with its signature weapon, a vicious ogre hook.
In fact, the Beast's true creator, Count Alpon Caromarc, animated the creature to exact revenge on those who forced him to abdicate rule of Vieland. Though the Beast of Lepidstadt is free-willed, Caromarc can control it through the use of a magical device called the Bondslave Thrall that he keeps hidden in Schloss Caromarc, though he has rarely done so in recent years.
Despite its name, the Beast of Lepidstadt is no animal, but rather an intelligent creature; a flesh golem that has gained sentience. Though the Beast is a fearsome combatant and easily provoked, some claim to have seen the beast recite Taldan poetry and return lost children from the wilderness. The Beast has sought to understand its relationship to the humans that surround it for as long as it has existed but remains unsure why they hate it so much. The Beast has also recently gained access to a flesh golem manual, which it has been studying in an attempt to overcome its innate rage.
- Wikipedia:Frankenstein (literary counterpart of the Beast)
- James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2010). Classic Horrors Revisited, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-202-9
- James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2010). Classic Horrors Revisited, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-202-9
- F. Wesley Schneider. (2011). Rule of Fear, p. 33. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-301-9
- Richard Pett. (2011). Trial of the Beast. Trial of the Beast, p. 7. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-309-5