Bryakus, the first hydra
Typeprimordial hydra

Bryakus, the first hydra, was the largest and most powerful hydra of the Dawn Era. Plundering and fighting in its own interests, he was a reluctant Primordial ally.

In the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE), Ares battled Bryakus in the volcanic wastes of Felbarum. In one of their epic meetings, Ares severed one of Bryakus's necks, driving the primordial hydra back through the Anaz Rift.

Legend has it that the first hydras sprang from the blood spilled by Bryakus. Felbarum's fire giant crones say that when Bryakus's severed neck bleeds, a new hydra is born.

When the primordials invaded Throndar, Bryakus proved the greatest threat. Balthioul and his solar wife Hamaliel, the world's top Covenant defenders, went after him. By the time they reached Bryakus where he was cutting wide swatches through their Eenkai and angelic army, Throndar had been stripped of its link to the Web of Magic. Without the ability to use magic, the two became victims of Bryakus's many bloodthirsty heads, perishing on 12 Lunar 8337 DE.

Bryakus lives on Bingatho, a moon of the world Marragh. He is so big that he looms over hills and treetops, forced to always be on the move for want of food. When prey is scarce, Bryakus is forced into a state of hibernation that lasts years and sometimes decades.

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