This unearthly three-headed beast prowls the tunnels of Halvung. Cerberus was discovered buried in igneous rock during a construction project. The beast went on a rampage until the mercenary chief managed to tame him. Although Cerberus is faithful to his master, one of his heads is continually afflicted with a craving, which puts the beast in a constant foul mood. In his endless rage, Cerberus spews toxic flames without cease or concern for surroundings, resulting in many hapless tragedies. It is for this reason that even the menacing Troll Mercenaries are said to cover their ears and shiver in fear when the jarring roar of Cerberus echoes through the tunnels.

The Orthrus subspecies is a bellicose canine possessed of three mighty heads. It's core body temperature is said to be of such torridity, even the adulterated heat emitted from it's coal-black, muscle-taut hide would fairly cook a man in his armor. Should this rumor not suffice to deter would-be hunters, the nether flames it wields, with such aptitude to surpass even his Near Eastern counterpart, would put a swift and agonizing end to any bravado-bound fool.

Family Information
Type: Beasts
Subfamilies: Orthrus
Common Behavior: A, T(S), T(H)
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Abyssea Areas
Ululation - 20' AoE Paralyze CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Magma Hoplon - Stoneskin and Blaze Spikes (Spikes can be dispelled; Stoneskin cannot.) CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Sulfurous Breath - Deals physical Fire damage to enemies within a fan-shaped area originating from the caster. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Lava Spit - Short AoE ~400 Fire damage, ignores shadows CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Scorching Lash - AoE ~900 physical damage, blinkable; only used when someone behind him has hate CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Gates of Hades - 20' AoE ~950 Fire damage and 20hp/tick Burn, only used below 25% HP. ~3 second charge time (stunnable). CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Acheron Flame - An even stronger version of Gates of Hades used exclusively by monsters of the Orthrus subspecies. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Amarok Forced Spawn trading High-Quality Dhalmel Hide, Sharabha Hide, and Tiger King Hide to ??? @ (E-6) Qmark.gif Abyssea - Altepa Wave Gages
Cerberus Timed Spawn Respawn time is 48 to 72 hours after death. During this period, spawn chances occur in one hour intervals. 85 Mount Zhayolm Algol
Cerberus Claw
Cerberus Hide
Cerberus Meat
Orthrus Forced Spawn trading Steaming Cerberus Tongue at the ??? at F-7. Qmark.gif Abyssea - Altepa Atheling Mantle
Sarameya Forced Spawn by trading Buffalo Corpse to the ??? at (I-12). Qmark.gif Mount Zhayolm Aurum Armet
Cerberus Claw
Cerberus Hide
Cerberus Meat
Hachiryu Haidate
Oracle's Cap
Oracle's Robe
Sarameya's Hide

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Black Shuck (Assault - Better Than One)

Battlefield NMs: Mired Cerberus (Legion), Mired Orthrus (Legion)

Besieged NMs: Gere

Einherjar NMs: Freke (Wing III)

Other NMs: Pandemonium Warden (alternate form)

Historical Background

In Greek mythology, Cerberus or Kerberos (Greek Κέρβερος, Kerberos, demon of the pit), was the hound of Hades—a monstrous three-headed dog (sometimes said to have 50 or 100 heads) with a snake for a tail and innumerable snake heads on his back.

He guarded the gate to Hades (the Greek underworld) and ensured that the dead could not leave and the living could not enter. His brother was Orthrus. He is the offspring of Echidna and Typhon.

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