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A gorgimera was a type of chimera that had its caprine features replaced by those of a gorgon.[1][2][3][4]

Description[]

Gorgimerae had three heads: one of a lion, one of a red dragon, and the other of a gorgon. The parts of the beasts closest to their heads had leonine features, their mid-sections (including the wings) were draconic, and their hindquarters were those of gorgons. As the caprine parts of chimerae were essentially swapped out with the blue metallic armor and aggressiveness of magical creatures, this variant of a chimera was more powerful.[3]

These creatures came about by the crossbreeding of chimerae and gorgons.[4] Unlike chimerae, gorgimerae were sterile, and thus unable to breed, making them extraordinarily uncommon, thankfully.[3][4]

Such crossbreeds of chimerae could, due to their gorgon heads, see into both the Astral and Ethereal planes, and their petrifying breath extended into them.[1][2]

Combat[]

Gorgimerae had several types of attack, such as biting with their lion and dragon heads, ramming with their gorgon heads, and striking with their lion claws. As well as the typical dragon breath of a chimera, the gorgimera's gorgon head's breath could petrify foes immediately, turning them to stone.[1][2]

Ecology[]

Due to the extreme rarity of such creatures, they were not often seen. However, reports of such creatures were heard in the Underdark,[5] Shadowdale,[5] the Savage Frontier,[6] and one had even been captured in the Halls of the Beast-Tamers.[7]

History[]

In 1357 DR, an illithilich known as the Beast Lord was rumored to be creating gorgimerae close to Waterdeep.[8]

During Highharvestide in 1369 DR, gorgimerae and manticores spawned in Shadowdale. The monsters were repelled and killed by Elminster Aumar, Mourngrym Amcathra, and the Knights of Myth Drannor.[5]

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Appearances[]

Adventures
Undermountain: Stardock
Video games
Treasures of the Savage Frontier

References[]

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