Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Immortals
Stodos – Sphere of Entropy
Master of the Icy Waste
- Patron – Ice. Elements (Cold), Regional (Artic)
- Initiates pantheon only – Sphere of Entropy (Initiate)
- Entropy pantheon only – Sphere of Entropy (Initiate)
- Outcast (Cryonax) Due to Patron of Arctic.
- Initiates (Stodos) Due to Rank of Initiate.
- Entropy (Stodos) Due to Member of Sphere of Entropy.
- Spheres (Stodos) Due to Patron of Elements (Cold)
Appearance: Enormous, demonic toadlike biped
Game Master Section
Stodos – Initiate of Entropy (6)
- Sourcebooks: Vaults of Pandius (vop)
- Alignment: Neutral
- Portfolio: Ice, cold, arctic wastes, multiversal heat death
- Other Names: Cryonax, Master of the Icy Waste
- Sponsor: Hel
- Artefacts: Bile of Stodos
Allies of Stodos
Assists (can also be assisted by)
Enemies of Studos
Opposes (can also be opposed by)
- Ka (35) Hierarch of Matter
Sponsorship Hierarchy – Entropy
- Sponsorship of the Entropy Sphere
- Hel (36) Hierarch of Entropy.
- Thanatos (35) Hierarch of Entropy.
- Alphaks (20) Empyreal of Entropy
- Arik (18) Celestial of Entropy
- Harrow (11) Temporal of Entropy moved from Thought (11)
- Atzanteotl (31) Hierarch of Entropy.
- Bachraeus (19) Empyreal of Entropy
- Demogorgon (30) Eternal of Entropy.
- Loki (30) Hierarch of Entropy.
- Orcus (26) Eternal of Entropy
- Ouranos (34) Hierarch of Entropy moved from Energy (35)
- Pharamond (32) Hierarch of Entropy moved from Energy
- Qywattz (21) Empyreal of Entropy moved from Thought (20)
- Ranivorus (16) Celestial of Entropy
- Loup (9) Temporal of Entropy moved from Thought (9)
- Talitha (25) Eternal of Entropy
History: Stodos was a descendent of those frogfolk created by Saint Stephen in the early Blackmoor era. He was an accomplished technomage, but extremely introverted, even antisocial. Feeling out of place in the human-dominated academic world, he eagerly joined one of Blackmoor’s moon missions in 3205 BC. Stodos grew to love the pristine chill of the moon and hate the Blackmoorian bureaucrats who attempted to bring him back once his shift was through. Working in secret, he created a bacterium that would kill humans but leave frogfolk unharmed, thus causing the failure of Blackmoor’s first colonisation attempt. The other frogman in the crew he killed more crudely with a large, club like wrench. As far as the mission commanders at home knew, the deaths were completely unexplained, and they assumed no one survived. Unbeknownst to Stodos, this fulfilled the “create a unique magic item” requirement of the Path of the Paragon.
Stodos cannibalised as much of the technology in the moon base as he felt he needed and constructed a secret base some distance away, using mechs to help him transport the materials. Then he destroyed the remains of the base utterly enough to cover his tracks, thereby fulfilling the Sphere of Entropy’s requirement that its questers destroy a lesser artefact of the Sphere of Energy – the base and its power, which he and other Blackmoor technomages had laboured on for decades. While he created heat and atmosphere in his new base for a time, he worked primarily on altering himself so that he could survive on the barren surface of the Moon without any artificial aid.
Over the next few years, Stodos destroyed several more colonisation attempts, working in secret to sabotage key components or creating new tailored bacteria that the colonists would not detect in time. Thus it was that he easily proved himself the greatest techno-wizard in far more than a thousand miles. He also expanded his base, creating a labyrinth of tunnels and experimental laboratories beneath each subsequent lunar base, transforming the terrain beneath the lunar surface to a surprising extent.
In the planes of Entropy, Hel noticed Stodos’ feats and saw in him a kindred spirit who had nearly completed the requirements for Immortality entirely on his own. She granted him a vision of her home plane, Niflheim, and hinted at the power buried there. That was all that Stodos needed – he used his expanded labs to research the means to create an interplanar gate, and used it to visit Niflheim under his own power.
Stepping into the freezing fog and snow of Niflheim, he came face to face with Hel herself. She explained to him about Immortality and his real chances of achieving it: he needed only to train a group of apprentices, which he was welcome to do in her service rather than bothering himself with the wretched inferiors of his own world. Impressed with this offer, Stodos accepted.
As a mark of his new status, Hel transformed Stodos into a hezrou, a croaking, demonic creature of great power. In this new form Stodos taught magic and technology to six of Hel’s fiendish servants, teaching them many of his secrets – though not all of them. When Hel deemed the last apprentice sufficiently accomplished, she rewarded with their teacher with true Immortality.
In the millennia since, Stodos has been up and down the immortal hierarchy. His greatest success was helping to destroy Blackmoor civilisation and its interplanetary colonies once and for all; after this was complete, he became lost for a time, unsure what his next goal should be, and he was defeated a number of times in the immortal Olympic games.
Ultimately, Stodos decided that only when all the worlds were rendered as barren as Niflheim or the Moon would he be content. In this he was opposed most strongly by the immortals of the Sphere of Energy, and due to the efforts of Rathanos, Ixion, and others he hasn’t yet made much headway since the last Ice Age. Still he builds his mortal following in the coldest places of the world, he recruits armies of icy beings on the elemental planes, and he creates endless new varieties of icy monsters in his home plane, called the Chiselled Estate. He is patient and knows one day victory will be his.
Stodos allies himself with the gods of Ragnarok: Hel, Orcus, Demogorgon, Loki, Alphaks, and Thanatos. However, he has his own agenda and works to ensure that the worlds end not with fire, but with ice. For this reason, Zugzul has taken violent exception to his means (if not his end) and has become one of his greatest foes.
Stodos is a far more ancient deity, a being of cold and chill during the Age of Serpents who brought many troglodytes and lizard folk to serve it in the arctic wastes later known as Nithia. Its people unsuccessful in the cold even when Stodos’ magical aid, it had long dwindled and eventually sunk, with its mortal followers, into a sleep of many centuries. It awoke, finally, to the sound of strange engines. Seeing potential, it persuaded a scientist of Blackmoor to create for it a race of froglike servitors. When this race was largely wiped out by followers of the demon-god Zugzul, Stodos began concentrating all of its efforts into destroying Zugzul and all it stood for along with all fire, heat, and energy.
Personality: Cunning, creative, patient, hateful, sociopathic.
Info on Stodos to be discovered by Groups
- Norwold (Master of the Icy Waste)
- Old Ones (Studos)
Classic D&D (BECMI) Stats
- Followers Alignment: Chaotic
- Favoured weapon: Club (allowed: club, dagger, natural weapons)
- Clerics skills and powers: Permanent Resist Cold
- Avenger skills and powers: Permanent Resist Cold
D&D 3.5 Stats
- Domains: Air, Cold, Evil, Storm, Winter, Water
- Preferred weapon: Club
Rank upgrade from 3 to 6.
Stodos – Patron to Pantheon Links – This is to be the basis on who is in what Pantheon and why.
- Arctic (patron) added to the Outcast pantheon. (Studos)
- Cold (patron) added to the Ocean and Water pantheon.
- Cold (patron) added to the Elements patron group.
- Elements (patron group) added to the Spheres pantheon.
- Initiate (rank) added to the Initiates pantheon.
- Sphere of Entropy (rank group) added to Entropy pantheon.
- 2021-09-08 – Added in design changes and Patron to Pantheon links to show where this Immortal features in the Pantheon
- 2021-08-15 – Updates the allies and enemies section.
The Gods: The Immortals Overview,
Energy/Fire (31): Alphatia (16), Bartziluth (24), Bemarris (3), Benekander (1), Branden 11), Coberham (18), Fire Elemaster (33), Guidarezzo (15), Heimdall (30), Iliric (8), Ilsundal (34), Ixion (36), Madarua (26), Mazikeen (27), Mahmatti (14), Matin (19), Mealiden (23), Minroth (13), Ninsun (35), Patura (10), Pflarr (25), Rad (22), Rafiel (21), Raith (12), Rathanos (28), Razud (31), Saturnius (20), The Shaper (7), The Shining One (29), Zirchev (17), Zugzul (32)
Entropy/Darkness (35): Alphaks (20), Aracne Prime (6), Arik (18), Atzanteotl (31), Bachraeus (19), Bagni (24), Brissard (10), Danel (14), Demogorgon (29), Harrow (11), Hel (36), Hircismus (12), Idris (15), Jammudaru (5), Kallala (22), Kiranjo (7), Kythria (2), Loki (30), Loup (9), Macroblan (27), Marwdyn (4), Masauwu (28), Nyx (33), Orcus (26), Ouranos (34), Pharamond (32), Qywattz (21), Ranivorus (16), Ruaidhri (3), Saasskas (23), Slizzark (17), Stodos (6), Talitha (25), Thanatos (35), Yagrai (13)
Matter/Earth (34): Atruaghin (32), Buglore (9), Chiron (6), Diamond (21), Djaea (34), Earth Elemaster (33), Faunus (11), Forsetta (7), Garl (13), Ground (19), Hattani (15), Ilmarinen (20), Infaust (16), Ka (35), Kagyar (28), Land (27), Lokena (2), Lornasen (10), Maat (30), N’grath (29), Opal (18), Paarkum (8), Polunius (25), Pearl (12), Tahkati (17), Terra (36), The Eternal General (14), The Great One (26), The Korrigans (24), The Twelve Watches (4), Utnapishtim (23), Valerias (31), Wayland (24), Wogar (5)
Thought/Air (36): Air Elemaster (32), Arnelee (8), Asterius (28), Clebard (2), Cochere (12), Cretia (16), Diulanna (18), Eiryndul (20), Frey (13), Freyja (13), Gorm (22), Halav (17), Karaash (5), Kersy (21), Korotiku (32), Koryis (10), Malinois (15), Ninfangle (27), Nob Nar (5), Noumena (34), Odin (36), Orisis (19), Palartarkan (11), Palson (4), Pax (35), Ralon (9), Sinbad (25), Soubrette (24), Ssu-Ma (23), Tarastia (30), Taroyas (6), Thalia (31), Thor (29), Turmis (1), Urtson (7), Usamigaras (27)
Time/Water (33): Al-Kalim (3), Ahmanni (14), Bastet (22), Brindorhin (14), Calitha (18), Carnelian (11), Chardastes (24), Crakkak (10), Finidel (7), Fugit (30), Gorrziok (25), Hymir (13), Khoronus (36), Liena (1), Luca (12), Malafor (15), Oleyan (6), Ordana (31), Petra (17), Protius (29), Raven (21), Sharpcrest (19), Simurgh (19), Skuld (34), Tiresias (9), Tourlain (8), Tyche (28), Urd (32), Vanya (23), Vethandi (35), Water Elemaster (33), Yav (20), Zalaj (27)
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