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Cyclops
Cyclops (Heroes I)
General Information
Universe Might and Magic
Aliases Frozen Highland Cyclops
Slayer's Cyclops
Classification Stomatops slayeri
Species Type Cyclops
Homeworld Enroth
Environment Frozen Highland
Intelligence Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Discovered 1110
Discoverer Lord Slayer (presumed)
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; gives live birth
Locomotion Bipedal
Feeding Behavior Omnivorous (presumed)
Distinctive Features Able to fire an eye beam that paralyzes their targets
Eye Color Red, with yellowed sclera
Skin Color Dark
Fur Color Hairless
Lineage Information
Related Species Jadame Cyclops
Krashaw Cyclops
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral Evil (presumed)
Affiliation(s) Barbarians of the Frozen Highland
Capital City Castle Slayer
Leaders Lord Slayer
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Enroth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia (Mammals)
Subclass Theriiformes (Mammals more closely related to therians than to monotremes)
Infraclass Holotheria
Superorder Archonta (Primates, treeshrews, and colugos)
Order Primates (Primates)
Suborder Haplorrhini (Dry-nosed Primates)
Infraorder Simiiformes (Simians)
Superfamily Hominoidea
Family Cyclopsidae (Cyclopes)
(Somarinoa, 2020)
Genus Stomatops "Cease Eye" (Cyclopes with paralyzing eye beams) (Somarinoa, 2020)
Species slayeri (Somarinoa, 2020)
Other Information
Status Extinct
First Sighting 1110 AS
Last Sighting 1175 AS
Possible Population 0

Cyclopes (also known here on All Species as Frozen Highland Cyclopes or Slayer's Cyclopes to differentiate them from other Cyclops species) (Stomatops slayeri) were a species of Cease-eye Cyclops indigenous to the Frozen Highland of the kingdom of Enroth, in the continent of Enroth, on the planet of Enroth. As members of the Cease-eye Cyclopes, they are closely related to Krashaw Cyclopes and Jadame Cyclopes.

PhysiologyEdit

Slayer's Cyclops are giant humanoids with dark skin, clawed fingers, pointed ears, and most notably, a singular eye. They are the only known dark-skinned Cyclops species in Enroth, Erathia, or Ashan and this may be due to their frozen home environments as the darker skin possibly absorbs more sunlight and heat to keep themselves from freezing, though this is only speculation. Considering that they are otherwise hairless and do not possess obvious blubber and may not have the mass to heat their own blood, this could lead credence to the hypothesis. If their eye beams are a death ray, they may also store solar radiation to shoot their eye beams.

The species do not appear to take dental hygiene seriously and they have notably yellowed and mismatched teeth. Given their similarity to modern-day humans it can be assumed that they are omnivorous by nature.

Since they only have a single eye, they lack depth perception and it is likely that their large, pointed ears help them hone in on their targets to make up for this disadvantage. An ability of the Slayer's Cyclops is in their eye: When blasting opponents with their eye laser, they can cause paralysis through unknown (though likely magical) means.

BehaviorEdit

Barbarian Town (Heroes I)

A Barbarian settlement filled with Slayer's Cyclops, as well as goblins, ogres, orcs, trolls, VARN-4 humans, and wolves.

Slayer's Cyclops are aggressive in battle but appear to have formed a peaceful alliance—at least for a short period of time before being overshadowed by related Cyclops species of the nearby regions—with other local sapient species including the Krashaw goblins, wolves; the orcs, ogres, and trolls of the Frozen Highland; and local VARN-4 Humans who have chosen to follow the leadership of Lord Slayer as one of the many barbarian tribes dotting the region. They construct and live within large stepped pyramids. When built within the confines of barbarian settlements, they are generally found close to the entrance, possibly to make their response to defense-oriented situations quicker.

HistoryEdit

This species of Cyclops aligned themselves with the barbarian Lord Slayer to aid him and other barbarian heroes during the First War of Enrothian Succession that took place between the 1110s-1120s AS. They were there during the Battle of Gateway but fled with the other barbarian forces back to the Frozen Highland after Morglin Ironfist defeated the dragon guardians of the town of Gateway. They were there as well during the Battle of the Archipelago of the Ancients, the Battle of the Wounded Land, and the Battle of Central Enroth though their forces were defeated at each of these locations. Morglin Ironfist followed up these battles by invading the wastes of the Frozen Highland and subduing Lord Slayer's forces first. Ultimately they joined forces with the Sorceresses and Warlocks to try and defeat Ironfist at the Battle of the Dragon Citadel but they were once again defeated.

By 1151 AS, the species had lost or abandoned their alignment with the barbarians and were replaced with Krashaw Cyclopes.

In 1175 AS, the Reckoning occurred due to the magical items known as Armageddon's Blade and the Sword of Frost clashed. This destroyed the entire continent of Enroth, though a few straggling survivors were able to flee into various portals ripping through the world that led them to the new planet, Axeoth. Likely due to having dropped their alliance with the barbarians as a whole, or due to the region's general fear of magic in the first place, the Slayer's Cyclopes did not pass through into the next world and have never been recorded on the continent of Jadame following the Reckoning and are thus now considered extinct.

AppearancesEdit

  • Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest (First appearance)
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