A drawing I did in honor of my friend and cartooning colleague John Kovalic’s birthday. HUZZAH!
Its ability to disintegrate virtually anything at a range of 20 meters is perhaps the fearsome Beholder’s most terrifying power. The disintegration ray itself is invisible and silent—the cracking sound is produced by air rushing into the vacuum created.
This eye tyrant is injured: its telekinetic eye stalk was lost in a showdown with another Beholder that drove it from its cavern home. This explains why this one is taking over the warren of a Nijntye commune, resulting in the chilling scene above. Nijntye warrens are generally not appealing to Beholders, being too close to human cities, but proper caves are scarce in this area and beggars can’t be choosers. After driving out or enslaving the rabbit folk this Beholder will remain in the warren for months, waiting for its eye stalk to grow back and plotting its revenge.