Red Dragons Pt. 2

Here we focus on the young and teenage red dragons who are starting to find their own way in the world. Bold, reckless, and dangerous, adolescent red dragons are no joke.

Young, Erkki, CR 7

Erkki has been a dragon off on his own for some time now, and has learned the fine art of survival. While he wont back away from a fight, he doesn’t feel a particular need to provoke one with anything that stands a threat. If challenged, he will fight tactically and use his arial superiority to keep warriors at a range. 

Combat Statistics

Size/Type:Large Dragon (Fire)
Hit Dice:13d12+52 = 136 HP
Initiative:+0
Speed:40ft, 150ft fly (poor)
Armor Class:10 -1 Size + 12 Natural = 21
Base Attack/Grapple:+13/25
Attack:Bite +20 2d6+8
Full Attack:Bite +20 2d6+8, 2 Claws +20 1d8+4, 2 wings +20 1d6+4, and Tail Slap +20 1d8+12
Space/Reach:10ft/5ft, 10ft w/bite
Special Qualities:Blindsense 60ft, Darkvision 120ft.
Immune:Fire, Sleep, Paralysis
VulnerableCold
Saves:Fort – 8 + 4 Con = 12
Ref –  8 + 0 Dex + 2 = 10
Will – 8 + 1 Wis = 9
Abilities:Str 27 | Dex 10 | Con 18 | Int 12 | Wis 13 | Cha 12
Skills:Appraise 17, Bluff 17, Intimidate 17, Listen 17, search 17, Sense Motive 17, spot 17
Languages:Draconic, Orc, Common
Feats:Flyby attack, multiattack, ability focus (Breath Weapon), Improved Multiattack, Lightning Reflexes, Practiced Spellcaster
Alignment:Chaotic Evil

If possible, Erkki uses his new mage armor ability prior to combat. Regardless, most combats with Erkki consist of strafing breath weapon attacks, with him only landing to engage if his opponents show resistance to fire. If unable to cast it prior to combat, Erkki will breath weapon first, then fly to safety and cast mage armor during a round in which his breath weapon is recharging. 

Breath Weapon SU: as a standard action, once per 1d4 rounds, Erkki can breathe a cone of fire 40ft long dealing 6d10 fire damage reflex save DC 22.

Sorcerer Spells – CL = 5

  • Level 0 – 5/Day – DC 11
    • Light, Ghost Sound, Mage Hand, Prestidigitation
  • Level 1 – 4/Day – DC 12
    • Mage Armor, Comprehend Languages

Lair

Erkki has nestled into the caldera of a dormant volcanoe, and lairs here practicing his arcane skills. Gysers of flame will shoot up, breaking through the ground on occasion, which make any fight in his lair all the more dangerous.

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Horde

Erkki’s lair’s unique properties, the geysers of flames, make it hard to keep much of a horde. He keeps a small collection of magical items, and gemstones scattered about.

  • Aquamarine (800 gp)
  • Carnelian (30 gp)
  • Golden Yellow Topaz (400 gp)
  • Iolite (50 gp)
  • Silver Pearl (100 gp)      
  • Oil of Magic Weapon (50 gp)
  • Potion of Lesser Restoration (300 gp)
  • Wand of Detect Secret Doors (15 of 50 charges) (225 gp)
  • Coins    585 gp, 19sp, 5 cp

Juvenile, Grímsvötn, CR 10

Grímsvötn’s avarice has just begun, and she users her locate object ability frequently throughout the day to scour the mountains for gold, gems, or previous metals.

Combat Statistics

Size/Type:Large Dragon (Fire)
Hit Dice:16d12+80 = 184 HP
Initiative:+4
Speed:40ft, 150ft fly (poor)
Armor Class:10 -1 Size + 15 Natural = 24
Base Attack/Grapple:+16/31
Attack:Bite +26 2d6+11
Full Attack:Bite +26 2d6+11, 2 Claws +26 1d8+5, 2 wings +26 1d6+5, and Tail Slap +26 1d8+16
Space/Reach:10ft/5ft, 10ft w/bite
Special Qualities:Blindsense 60ft, Darkvision 120ft.
Immune:Fire, Sleep, Paralysis
VulnerableCold
Saves:Fort – 10 + 5 Con = 15
Ref –  10 + 0 Dex + 2 = 12
Will – 10 + 2 Wis = 12
Abilities:Str 32 | Dex 10 | Con 20 | Int 14 | Wis 15 | Cha 14
Skills:Appraise 21, Bluff 21, Intimidate 21, Listen 21, search 21, Sense Motive 21, spot 21, Use Magic Device 21
Languages:Draconic, Ignan, Common, Elven
Feats:Flyby attack, multiattack, ability focus (Breath Weapon), Improved Multiattack, Lightning Reflexes, Practiced Spellcaster, Improved Initiative
Alignment:Chaotic Evil

Grímsvötn prefers to fight from ambush. She will cast mage armor, and open with a breath weapon to weaken her foes, before engaging in melee. If the fight seems to be going poorly, she will circle above alternating breath weapons and magic missiles. If during this process, she determins it to be ineffective, she will leave, and return to fight that night while her foes sleep.

Breath Weapon SU: as a standard action, once per 1d4 rounds, Grímsvötn can breathe a cone of fire 40ft long dealing 8d10 fire damage reflex save DC 25.

Spell Like Abilities

  • Locate Object – 4/Day

Sorcerer Spells – CL = 7

  • Level 0 – 6/Day – DC 11
    • Light, Ghost Sound, Mage Hand, Prestidigitation, Arcane Mark
  • Level 1 – 6/Day – DC 12
    • Mage Armor, Comprehend Languages, Magic Missile

Lair

Grímsvötn lairs in the abandoned remains of a dwarven mining outpost. The forward party arrived, made the region safe, and had just set about starting to mine, when Grímsvötn came upon them.

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Horde

Grímsvötn was pleasantly surprised when the dwarven nobility who owned the mines came to see this supposedly safe mine they had started.

  • Brown-green Garnet (120 gp)
  • Chalcedony (30 gp)
  • Chrysoprase (20 gp)
  • 2 x Malachite (12 gp)
  • Moonstone (30 gp)
  • Star Ruby (1,400 gp)
  • Bronze Mask set with Chalcedony (800 gp)
  • Fine Cloth Coat (130 gp)
  • Silk Gown threaded with Silver (600 gp)
  • Potion of Remove Fear (50 gp)
  • Wand of Enlarge Person (33 of 50 charges) (495 gp)
  • 11 x Noble’s Outfit (75 gp, 10 lb)
  • Coins    401 pp, 7 gp, 5 sp

Young adult, Järvelä, CR 13

Järvelä is huge, and enjoys it. He throws his weight around and takes pleasure in scaring the little folk. He has been known to make a flyover of a village, simply to cause panic.

Combat Statistics

Size/Type:Huge Dragon (Fire)
Hit Dice:19d12+114 = 237 HP
Initiative:+4
Speed:40ft, 150ft fly (poor)
Armor Class:10 -2 Size + 18 Natural +4 Armor = 30
Base Attack/Grapple:+19/39
Attack:Bite +29 2d6+12
Full Attack:Bite +29 2d6+12, 2 Claws +29 1d8+6, 2 wings +29 1d6+6, and Tail Slap +29 1d8+18
Space/Reach:15ft/10ft, 15ft w/bite
Special Qualities:Blindsense 60ft, Darkvision 120ft, DR 5/Magic, SR 19
Immune:Fire, Sleep, Paralysis
VulnerableCold
Saves:Fort – 11 +6 Con = 17
Ref –  11 + 0 Dex + 2 = 13
Will – 11 + 2 Wis = 14
Abilities:Str 34 | Dex 10 | Con 22 | Int 14 | Wis 15 | Cha 16
Skills:Appraise 25, Bluff 26, Intimidate 26, Listen 25, search 25, Sense Motive 25, spot 25, Use Magic Device 26
Languages:Draconic, Ignan, Common, Infernal
Feats:Flyby attack, Multiattack, Ability Focus (Breath Weapon), Improved Multiattack, Lightning Reflexes, Practiced Spellcaster, Improved Initiative, Ability Focus (Frightful Presence)
Alignment:Chaotic Evil

Järvelä makes good use of his fear aura and will make certain his foes see him before engaging with them. That doesn’t mean he is foolish though, and leaves mage armor cast all day, expending two spell slots to do so. Often times, he will fly past a group once (way out of bow range) to evaluate response and gauge their threat level. If they flee, he will chase them down and eat them quickly. If they hunker down to prepare for a fight, he will circle for a minute or so, and then fly off. Repeating this every hour until they flee or ignore him. Then he cast’s see invisibility and mirror image before flying in for strafing attacks and melee combat. His goal in these back and forth engagements is to trick his prey into burning through prepared spells for the day prior to fighting. 

Breath Weapon SU: as a standard action, once per 1d4 rounds, Järvelä can breathe a cone of fire 50ft long dealing 10d10 fire damage reflex save DC 28.

Frightful Presence EX: Järvelä can unsettle foes with his mere presence. The ability takes effect automatically whenever he attacks, charges, or flies overhead. Creatures within a radius of 150ft are subject to the effect if they have fewer than 19 hit die. A potentially affected creature that succeeds on a Will save (DC 24) remains immune to Järvelä’s frightful presence for 24 hours. On a failure, creatures with 4 or less HD become panicked for 4d6 rounds and those with 5 or more HD become shaken for 4d6 rounds.

Spell Like Abilities

  • Locate Object – 5/Day

Sorcerer Spells – CL = 9

  • Level 0 – 6/Day – DC 13
    • Light, Ghost Sound, Mage Hand, Prestidigitation, Arcane Mark, Detect Magic
  • Level 1 – 7/Day – DC 14
    • Mage Armor, Comprehend Languages, Magic Missile, Identify
  • Level 2 – 5/Day – DC 15
    • See Invisibility, Mirror Image

Lair

Järvelä makes his home at the top of an open and active volcanoe, and lairs in an old lava tube accessible only from near the surface level of the magma itself. Anyone attempting to gain entrance has to not only deal with active bursts of magma and a precarious climb, but also huge clouds of pitch black smoke.

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Horde

Järvelä has had no small success with his raiding tactics, and amassed quite a collection of plundered goods. Some of which he even uses himself.

  • Carnelian (70 gp)
  • Chrysoberyl (80 gp)
  • Deep Blue Spinel (300 gp)
  • Deep Blue Spinel (500 gp)
  • Eye Agate (6 gp)
  • Golden Yellow Topaz (700 gp)
  • Hematite (10 gp)
  • Iolite (70 gp)
  • Iolite (80 gp)
  • Jade (120 gp)
  • Jasper (60 gp)
  • Jet (80 gp)
  • Malachite (8 gp)
  • Malachite (9 gp)
  • Moonstone (70 gp)
  • Moss Agate (8 gp)
  • Moss Agate (9 gp)
  • Peridot (20 gp)
  • Red Garnet (100 gp)
  • Red-brown Spinel (120 gp)
  • Rich Purple Corundum (1,200 gp)
  • Star Rose Quartz (40 gp)
  • Star Rose Quartz (60 gp)
  • Star Ruby (1,100 gp)
  • Violet Garnet (500 gp)
  • Zircon (60 gp)   
  • Arcane Scroll (Burning Hands (25 gp)
  • Arcane Scroll (Charm Person (25 gp)
  • Arcane Scroll (Magic Missile (25 gp)
  • Arcane Scroll (Undetectable Alignment (50 gp)
  • Arcane Scroll (Spectral Hand (150 gp)
  • Arcane Scroll (Gaseous Form (375 gp)
  • Worn Cloak of Charisma (+2) (4,000 gp)
  • Divine Scroll (Doom (25 gp)
  • Divine Scroll (Consecrate (200 gp)
  • +1 Longsword  (2,315 gp)
  • Oil of Magic Weapon (50 gp)
  • Potion of Bull’s Strength (300 gp)
  • Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds (300 gp)
  • Potion of Spider Climb (300 gp)
  • Bag of Chilies (1 gp, 1 lb)
  • Flask of Oil (1 sp, 1 lb)
  • Small Carpet (10 gp)
  • Throne (50 gp)
  • Coins    6,462 gp, 59 sp, 59 cp

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

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