The doc cu'o'c was one of the strangest-looking creatures on Toril. It appeared as a male human, cut in half. Standing on one leg, a doc cu'o'c always appeared carrying a glowing axe. Their facial features and clothing matched those of the humans in the area it lived in.
While peaceful by nature, doc cu'o'c were the bane of evil spirits. They aggressively protected their region against evil spirits. The glowing axe they carried was capable of delivering a severe electrical shock.
A doc cu'o'c could cast, once a day, cure blindness, cure disease, oath, remove curse and remove paralysis. Three times a day they could cast become astral and control weather. At will, they could cast invisibility on themselves and see any invisible objects. Powerful in melee combat, if the doc cu'o'c began losing a battle, it used its innate invisibility ability to flee.
Inhabitants of a region may petition a doc cu'o'c to take up residence in their area. Whether a single house or a large village, a doc cu'o'c would protect the area against evil spirits. The inhabitants of the area were required to make regular offerings to the doc cu'o'c and conduct ceremonial worship. Fond of gems and coins, doc cu'o'c also accepted food and trinkets. If people in an area neglected their duties, the doc cu'o'c would be offended, leave the area, and never return. A doc cu'o'c protected the land of its territory; aid given to people was a byproduct of this. They drove off evil spirits and caused good weather that benefited farming. They rarely became directly involved with the inhabitants or other mortals.
If the lair was somehow robbed, the doc cu'o'c would become enraged and return to the Prime Material plane and use its magic to cause chaos and destruction over the land it had once protected. Then it would leave and never return.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), p. 13. ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 118. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
- ↑ James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 250. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.