Green Dragons Pt. 1

Green dragons are a classic. These are the forest dragons, that hide deep in the greenery, stalking prey and hording treasure. They are more likely to interact with humans and elves, due to their location, and could even be called playful, if not for how malevolent their play is. I lean into Celtic naming schemes, and a little bit of British fairies for their personalities, as it ties in nicely with the forest theme.

Our youngest green dragons.

Olwynna, Wyrmling Green Dragon, CR 3

Olwynna is a wyrmling green dragon fresh into the world. In her travels, she has found a small farming village on the border of the woods, with plenty of food. She raids the livestock with impunity, and enjoys luring their children into the wood if she can.

Combat Statistics
Size/Type:Small Dragon (Air)
Hit Dice:5d12+5 = 37HP
Initiative:+0
Speed:40ft, 100ft fly (average), 40ft Swim
Armor Class:10 + 1 Size + 4 Natural = 15
Base Attack/Grapple:+5/-1
Attack:Bite +8 1d6+2
Full Attack:Bite +8 1d6+2 and 2 Claws +5 1d4+1
Space/Reach:5ft/5ft
Special Qualities:Water Breathing Ex, Blindsense 60ft, Darkvision 120ft.
Immune:Acid, Sleep, Paralysis
Saves:Fort – 4 + 1
Con = 5 Ref –  4 + 0 Dex = 4
Will – 4 + 0 Wis = 4
Abilities:Str 14 | Dex 10 | Con 13 | Int 10 | Wis 11 | Cha 10
Skills:Bluff 8, Listen 8, search 8, spot 8, move silently 8, hide 12
Languages:Draconic, Common
Feats:Flyby attack, multiattack, ability focus (Breath Weapon)
Alignment:Lawful Evil

Olwynna knows a fair fight with a medium armored creature would actually pose a risk to her, and prefers to ambush with a cone of corrosive gas to soften up her foes.

Breath Weapon SU: as a standard action, once per 1d4 rounds, Olwynna can breathe a cone of corrosive acid gas 20ft long dealing 2d6 acid damage reflex save DC 15.

Lair

Olwynna has found a large, old, dead tree that makes for good shelter. When not raiding the nearby livestock, she can be found lounging in its branches. The base of the tree has a large cavity where she stashes the corpses of anything she can slay, and currently includes th remains of two clerics or paladins.

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Horde

Olwynna’s horde consists of the un-corroded remains of the two priests sent into the forest to investigate the missing children. She has stashed their belongings inside the large cavity at the base of her tree.

  • Banded Mail (250 gp)
  • Half-plate (600 gp)
  • Holy Water (4 flasks, 25 gp each)
  • Coins    6,069 sp

Tonwen The Heledd, Very Young Green Dragon, CR 4

Tonwen The Heledd is a cocksure young dragon. After claiming an orchard, the local villages sent a band of adventurers to oust the threat. Unfortunately for them, Tonwen slew them outright, and as retaliation destroyed some outlying farm houses. With their adventurers slain, the townsfolk are not really sure of what to do next, and Tonwen has started making demands.

Combat Statistics
Size/Type:Medium Dragon (Air)
Hit Dice:8d12+24 = 76HP
Initiative:+0
Speed:40ft, 150ft fly (poor), 40ft Swim
Armor Class:10 + 7 Natural = 17
Base Attack/Grapple:+8/+11
Attack:Bite +11 1d8+3
Full Attack:Bite +11 1d8+3, 2 Claws +9 1d6+1, and 2 Wings +9 1d4+1
Space/Reach:5ft/5ft
Special Qualities:Water Breathing Ex, Blindsense 60ft, Darkvision 120ft.
Immune:Acid, Sleep, Paralysis
Saves:Fort – 6 + 3 Con = 9
Ref –  6 + 0 Dex +2 = 8
Will – 6 + 0 Wis = 6
Abilities:Str 16 | Dex 10 | Con 16 | Int 10 | Wis 11 | Cha 10
Skills:Bluff 11, Listen 11, search 11, spot 11, move silently 11, hide 11
Languages:Draconic, Common
Feats:Flyby attack, multiattack, ability focus (Breath Weapon), Lightning Reflexes
Alignment:Lawful Evil

Tonwenn is cocky and bold. He flies directly up to confrontation and engages it in melee. If his targets choose to flee, he makes use of his flyby attack to rain corrosive gas on them.

Breath Weapon SU: as a standard action, once per 1d4 rounds, Tonwenn can breathe a cone of corrosive acid gas 30ft long dealing 4d6 acid damage reflex save DC 19.

Lair

Tonwenn lairs in an apple orchard on the outskirts of the hamlet of Oshwallt.  Here, he has found success in defending “his land” and seeks to expand his influence. The orchard is a small 2 acre plot filled with neat rows of apple trees, that Tonwenn takes great pleasure in melting with his breath.

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Horde

Tonwenn’s claim to fame at this point is the slain band of adventurers. He has fashioned scarecrows in the center of his orchard dressed in the armor of his victims, and keeps their gems and potions on him in a small pouch.

  • Amber (60 gp)
  • Golden Yellow Topaz (300 gp)
  • Jet (110 gp)
  • Rose Quartz (20 gp)
  • Antitoxin (3 doses, 50 gp each)
  • 2 x Half-plate (600 gp)
  • Masterwork Studded Leather (175 gp)
  • Potion of Shield of Faith (+2) (50 gp)

To follow along with this project as it goes on, entries have been tagged with the dragon tag.

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