A hive mother, also known as the ultimate tyrant or just ultimate, was a very rare type of beholder capable of magically dominating other beholders, including eyes of flame, eyes of frost, death tyrants, bloodkiss beholders, and gazers.
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These beholders were significantly larger and of genius intelligence. Despite the nomenclature, Hive mothers are asexual and genderless like other beholders.
They were fanatical and had natural resistance to magic. Hive mothers had enormous mouths for devouring foes. Some retained the signature eye rays which are individually capable of devastating magical attacks, but others have been documented without the stalks, instead having the eyes embedded in its upper body.
The central, dominating eye of the Hive mother generates a 240 foot antimagic cone which suppresses all magical and supernatural effects.
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- Video games
References[edit | edit source]
- Richard Baker, James Jacobs, and Steve Winter (April 2005). Lords of Madness: The Book of Aberrations. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 135-137. ISBN 0-7869-3657-6.
- Jeff Grubb (August 1989). “Lorebook of the Void”. Spelljammer: AD&D Adventures in Space (TSR, Inc.), p. 69. ISBN 0-88038-762-9.
- BioWare (June 2001). Designed by Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Black Isle Studios.