Concept: Skywatcher The skywatchers were once evil beholders but have been turned by the celestials to be the servants of heaven. Their eyes are able to pierce through the veils that separate the planes of existence and find any evil hiding from heavenly justice.
"Nutrix Stellarum" is Latin for Nurse of The Stars. A celestial beholder is the beholder for the good guys. The regular beholder is a pain when encountered and impossible to sneak by. The opposite of that would be your ultimate ally. Emerging from my creature is a field of Anti-Black Magic, it is blue energy that comes from its protruding secondary eyes. It is a neutralizer of evil and carnage. There are not many Celestial Beholders, there may only be one as far as the universe knows. In it's wake only peace and good fortune follow. When Goy-Crulaninuza comes in contact with a dying creature, star or planet, it's only focus is to then help and heal that injured element to full or even more health and power than it had before.
It's origin is that it is a creature of another dimension and rarely shows itself to the eyes of mortals. It's offensive power is not it's main asset, it is a holy cosmic defender at heart. If in "battle" it may not even bruise the weaker Metallic Dragons of D&D.
Last edited by Shahan; August 1st, 2012 at 09:25 PM.
Voted for njoo for the beautiful image.
I didn't think this requirement was given enough attention, though:
"Your creature should be recognizable as the D&D monster: the beholder"
But then again, there were other concepts that stayed almost as far from the D&D monster as this one, so I guess it's okay.
sporus looks most celestial to me - got my underdogvote, though not really recognizable as the original beholder creature...
njoo great rendering as usual
oskar and plasmaernst (+1 knackwurstbonus) great style