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Opal Dragon Edit

Type: Dragon
Environment: Warm plains, hills, and forests
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2–5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1–2 and 2–5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 5; very young 7; young 10; juvenile 12; young adult 15; adult 17; mature adult 20; old 22; very old 25; ancient 27; wyrm 30; great wyrm 32
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Usually neutral good
Advancement: Wyrmling 11-12 HD; very young 14-15 HD; young 17-18 HD; juvenile 20-21 HD; young adult 23-24 HD; adult 26-27 HD; mature adult 29-30 HD; old 32-33 HD; very old 35-36 HD; ancient 38-39 HD; wyrm 41-42 HD; great wyrm 44+ HD
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +3; very young +3; young +6; others —
Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Breath Weapon (DC) Frightful Presence DC
Wyrmling S 10d12+40 (105 hp) 18 12 18 12 15 12 +10/+10 +14 +11 +8 +9 2d8 (19)
Very young S 13d12+65 (162 hp) 22 12 20 14 18 14 +13/+15 +19 +13 +9 +12 4d8 (21)
Young M 16d12+80 (184 hp) 26 14 21 14 18 14 +16/+24 +24 +15 +12 +14 6d8 (23) 20
Juvenile M 19d12+114 (237 hp) 30 14 23 16 21 16 +19/+29 +29 +17 +13 +16 8d8 (25) 22
Young adult L 22d12+154 (297 hp) 33 16 25 16 21 16 +22/+37 +33 +20 +16 +18 10d8 (28) 24
Adult L 25d12+200 (362 hp) 36 16 26 18 23 18 +25/+42 +38 +22 +17 +20 12d8 (30) 26
Mature adult L 28d12+252 (434 hp) 36 16 28 20 25 20 +28/+45 +41 +25 +19 +23 14d8 (33) 29
Old H 31d12+310 (511 hp) 39 18 30 22 27 22 +31/+53 +45 +27 +21 +25 16d8 (35) 31
Very old H 34d12+374 (595 hp) 42 18 32 24 29 24 +34/+58 +50 +30 +23 +28 18d8 (38) 34
Ancient H 37d12+444 (684 hp) 45 18 34 26 31 26 +37/+62 +54 +32 +24 +30 20d8 (40) 36
Wyrm G 40d12+520 (780 hp) 48 20 36 26 31 26 +40/+71 +59 +35 +27 +32 22d8 (43) 38
Great wyrm G 43d12+602 (881 hp) 50 20 38 28 34 28 +43/+75 +63 +37 +28 +35 24d8 (45) 40


Opal Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Initiative AC Special Abilities Caster Level SR
Wyrmling 60 ft. +1 18 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +5 natural, +1 deflection), touch 13,
flat-footed 17
Immunity to disease
immunity to poison,
vulnerability to fire, Font of Life
2nd
Very young 60 ft. +1 22 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +8 natural, +2 deflection), touch 14,
flat-footed 21
4th
Young 70 ft. +2 26 (+2 Dex, +11 natural, +3 deflection), touch 15,
flat-footed 24
daylight 6th 19
Juvenile 70 ft. +2 30 (+2 Dex, +14 natural, +4 deflection), touch 16,
flat-footed 28
Fast healing 6 8th 21
Young adult 80 ft. +3 34 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +17 natural, +5 deflection), touch 17,
flat-footed 31
DR 3/-, haste 10th 23
Adult 80 ft. +3 38 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +20 natural, +6 deflection), touch 18,
flat-footed 35
Fast healing 12 12th 25
Mature adult 80 ft. +3 42 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +23 natural, +7 deflection), touch 19,
flat-footed 39
DR 6/-, animate objects 14th 27
Old 90 ft. +4 46 (-2 size, +4 Dex, +26 natural, +8 deflection), touch 20,
flat-footed 42
Fast healing 18 16th 29
Very old 90 ft. +4 50 (-2 size, +4 Dex, +29 natural, +9 deflection), touch 21,
flat-footed 46
DR 9/-, undeath to death 18th 31
Ancient 90 ft. +4 54 (-2 size, +4 Dex, +32 natural, +10 deflection), touch 22,
flat-footed 50
Fast healing 24 20th 33
Wyrm 100 ft. +5 57 (-4 size, +5 Dex, +35 natural, +11 deflection), touch 22,
flat-footed 52
DR 12/-, true resurrection 22nd 35
Great wyrm 100 ft. +5 61 (-4 size, +5 Dex, +38 natural, +12 deflection), touch 23,
flat-footed 56
Fast healing 30 24th 37


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A mature adult opal dragon

As we walked deeper into the forest, we started to notice that the surrounding world had stopped getting darker, and that, despite the canopy overhead growing thicker, the forest around us had started actually getting brighter. Then we started to feel things more. The brush of an undershirt on skin, the path of a drop of sweat down the back of a hand, the grain of the wood that made the handles of a sword. Then, in the distance, on a ridge, just visible through the thick trees, we saw a flash of white scales and faint hair. We had spotted our quarry.

Opal dragons are an incredibly rare breed of dragons, which are remarkable in their direct ties with the plane of positive energy, and the curious fact that they are an actually flightless breed of dragon. It isn't uncommon for villages who live near an opal dragon's home to seek out the aid of the dragon should a member of the village become harmed or ill. Opal dragons, for the most part, are kind, and tend to be willing to help in such matters, for the majority of their lives, but as they grow old, and watch as the world changes around them, they become more distant, and grow more separated from those around them.

An opal dragons scales are very small, each one being about the size of a small bead or coin, perfectly circular, and ranging in color from a clear, clean, ineffable white to a vibrant, strong, energetic gold. Opal dragon scales are soft and light enough, that, to the touch, it almost feels like fine, soft hair, and this illusion is also strengthened by the fact that opal dragons have a mane that sweeps down their backs, usually the same color as their scales, but sometimes appearing blue or even black.

Opal dragons are kind yet energetic souls, who are often willing to lend a hand to simple issues, or help a creature in need. Of course, they generally stay their hands when it comes to grand matters, such as wars, or espionage, though they do find it difficult to avoid attempting to stop future deaths. Of course, while it is a rare occurrence, opal dragons are known to actually partake in battle from time to time.

Opal dragons tend to collect items that can help heal creatures, that have a great sentimental value to them, or that have ties to the plane of positive energy, but generally do not otherwise have hoards like other dragons. Sometimes, when an opal dragon lives near a village, the villagers might bring the dragon an offering from time to time, but whether the dragons accept the offerings, varies from dragon to dragon. Opal dragons tend to make their homes in the depths of forests, but have been spotted travelling out through hills, or across great, flat plains.

CombatEdit

Opal dragons rarely ever actively seek to fight a creature, unless they need to eat, and go out on a hunt. Of course, when they do fight, they generally are extremely powerful foes, whom their enemies always find nearly impossible to beat. While this is true, opal dragons still rarely ever actually move with intent to kill, and tend to merely knock out their foes, in which case it will lead with an animate objects. There are situations where an opal dragon will actually move to kill, of course, such as in the presence of hostile undead or creatures that seem bent on killing the opal dragon. In cases such as these, an opal dragon will generally start off by purposefully striking itself with it's healing breathe weapon, for a buff, and then use an animate objects casting to even the playing field, just to dance around it's enemies and proceed to blast them with their cone of baleful positive energy while they struggle with the animated objects. They also generally will keep haste active upon themselves, to make them more difficult foes to fight. Should a very old or older opal dragon be faced with undead, of course, they tend to heavily favor undeath to death, to clear out their foes.

Breath Weapon (Su): An opal dragon has two types of breath weapon, a cone of baleful positive energy, which forces reatures caught within it to succeed on a Reflex save or take 2d8 positive energy damage per age category of the dragon (note that this is not normal positive energy, and those who would be healed by normal positive energy still take damage), and a line of positive energy healing, which automatically heals creatures within it by 2d8 hp per age category of the dragon (Since undead are powered by negative energy, this breath weapon deals them damage instead of healing them. Undead are allowed a Will save to avoid this damage).

Font of Life: Opal dragons are saturated with positive energy to the point that they operate differently than other living creatures. Opal dragons can be healed past their maximum hp by any effect other than their own fast healing. If an effect heals them in excess of their maximum hp, then they gain the remainder as temporary hit points, which last two rounds before fading off. These temporary hit points stack with themselves, and with all other forms of temporary hit points.

Also, the dragon stops gaining more temporary hit points when they gain an amount equal to their maximum hp, and never takes negative effects from have too many temporary hit points (such as the effects of the positive energy plane). Additionally, an opal dragon never takes damage from positive energy effects that deal damage instead of heal (such as the dragons own baleful positive energy breath weapon).

Animate Objects (Sp): A mature adult or older opal dragon can use Animate Objects, as the spell of the same name, three times per day, except that changing the designated target or targets is a swift action, instead of a move action, for it.

True Resurrection (Sp): A wyrm or older opal dragon can use true resurrection, as the spell of the same name, once per week, except that this ability can resurrect a creature regardless of how long they've been dead, and even if they've died of old age. This ability also allows the dragon to resurrect a creature into being of any age category (their soul is still the same, so, the resurrected creature still retains wisdom, memories from their life, and motor skills, even if they're an ancient elf, being resurrected into a newborn form).

Other Spell-Like Abilities: At will—daylight (young or older); 3/day—haste (young adult or older), undeath to death (very old or older).

Skills: Listen, Diplomacy, and Sense Motive are considered class skills for opal dragons.

Opal Half-DragonsEdit

Every once in an extraordinarily rare while, an opal dragon may find a mate amongst other creatures, or even seek to find such a mate, though this is an even more rare event to come about. The result of such a unique unions would most likely be an opal half-dragon. Opal half-dragons tend to have the body structure and size of the non-dragon parent, and the scales, mane, and face, of an opal dragon. Opal half-dragons tend to be kind creatures, much like their draconic parents, and have gentle faces. The coloration of an opal half-dragon tends to almost exactly mirror the coloration of their opal dragon parent. An opal half-dragon has the following changes to their stats in addition to the other stats gained from the half-dragon template, except where over-ridden:

Special Attacks: An opal half-dragon retains all the special attacks of the non-dragon parent and gains a 30 foot cone of baleful positive energy (as a normal opal dragon) breath weapon, usable three times per day. An opal half-dragon's breath weapon deals 1d8 points of damage for each HD the half-dragon has. A successful Reflex save (DC 10 + 1/2 half-dragon's HD + half-dragon’s Con modifier) reduces damage by half.

Special Qualities: An opal half-dragon has all the special qualities of the non-dragon parent, plus the following:

Challenge Rating: Same as the non-dragon parent + 3 (minimum 4).

Level Adjustment: Same as non-dragon parent +4.

Sample Opal Dragon, Very Old Edit

Size/Type: Huge Dragon
Hit Dice: 34d12+374 (595 hp)
Initiative: +8
Speed: 90 ft. (18 squares)
Armor Class: 50 (-2 size, +4 Dex, +29 natural, +9 deflection), touch 21, flat-footed 46
Base Attack/Grapple: +34/+58
Attack: Bite +50 (2d8+16/19-20) melee
Full Attack: Bite +50 (2d8+16/19-20) melee, 2 claws +50 (2d6+8/19-20) melee, tail slap +50 (2d6+24) melee
Space/Reach: 15 ft./10 ft. (15 ft. with Bite)
Special Attacks: Crush 2d8+24 (DC 38), breath weapon, frightful presence (DC 34), spells (caster level 18th), spell-like abilities
Special Qualities: Immunities, vulnerability to fire, DR 9/-, fast healing 18, font of life, SR 31, blindsense 60ft., keen senses
Saves: Fort +30, Ref +23, Will +28
Abilities: Str 42, Dex 18, Con 32, Int 24, Wis 29, Cha 24
Skills: Climb +34, Balance +22, Bluff +25, Concentration +24, Diplomacy +44, Heal +14, Jump +34, Listen +48, Search +25, Sense Motive +46, Spellcraft +25, Spot +29, Survival +27, Swim +34
Feats: Alertness, Awesome Blow, Diehard, Dire Charge, Endurance, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (Bite), Improved Critical (Claw), Improved Initiative, Improved Multiattack, Multiattack, Power Attack
Environment: Warm plains, hills, and forests
Organization: solitary, pair, or family (1–2 and 2–5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: 25
Treasure: Triple standard
Alignment: Usually neutral good
Advancement: 35-36 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:


A very old opal dragon's natural weapons are treated as epic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Breath Weapon (Su): Cone of baleful positive energy (50 ft.), damage 18d8, Reflex half (DC 38) or line of healing (100 ft.), 18d8 positive energy healing, Will resists if undead (DC 38). The DC is Constitution-based.

Spell-Like Abilities: At will—daylight; 3/day—haste, undeath to death, animate objects. Caster level 18th; save DC 17 + spell level.

Immunities (Ex): Immune to sleep, paralysis, poison, and disease.

Sorcerer Spells Known (6/8/8/8/7/7/7/7/5/3; base DC 17 + spell level): 0—Arcane mark, detect poison, detect magic, ghost sound, mending, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic; 1st—charm person, comprehend languages, endure elements, feather fall obscuring mist; 2nd—blur, glitterdust, invisibility, shatter, web; 3rd—blink, fly, slow, wind wall; 4th—dimensional anchor, dimension door, lesser geas, solid fog; 5th—major creation, passwall, sending, symbol of sleep; 6th—antimagic field, mislead, repulsion; 7th—control weather, forcecage, mass hold person; 8th—moment of prescience, scintillating pattern; 9th—disjunction

Font of Life: Opal dragons are saturated with positive energy to the point that they operate differently than other living creatures. Opal dragons can be healed past their maximum hp by any effect other than their own fast healing. If an effect heals them in excess of their maximum hp, then they gain the remainder as temporary hit points, which last two rounds before fading off. These temporary hit points stack with themselves, and with all other forms of temporary hit points.

Also, the dragon stops gaining more temporary hit points when they gain an amount equal to their maximum hp, and never takes negative effects from have too many temporary hit points (such as the effects of the positive energy plane). Additionally, an opal dragon never takes damage from positive energy effects that deal damage instead of heal (such as the dragons own baleful positive energy breath weapon).



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