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Occult Dragon, Adult

Its parchment-colored scales rustling like dry leaves, this dragon seems unusually attentive, as if always on the lookout.

Adult Occult Dragon CR 10

XP 9,600
NG Large dragon
Init +1; Senses appraising sight, dragon senses; Perception +25; Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 19), protective aura (20 ft.)

DEFENSE

AC 28, touch 10, flat-footed 27 (+1 Dex, +18 natural, –1 size)
hp 138 (12d12+60)
Fort +13, Ref +9, Will +14
DR 5/magic; Immune paralysis, sleep; SR 21

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +18 (2d6+10), 2 claws +18 (1d8+7), 2 wings +16 (1d6+3), tail slap +16 (1d8+10)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, DC 21, 12d6 cold or fire)
Psychic Magic (CL 12th; concentration +17)

9 PEaugury (2 PE), blood biography (3 PE), forbid action (1 PE; DC 16), invisibility (2 PE), mending (0 PE)

Psychic Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +12)

3rd (5/day)gaseous form, mental barrier II
2nd (7/day)hideous laughter (DC 15), protection from arrows, suggestion (DC 17)
1st (8/day)burst of adrenaline, burst of insight, interrogation (DC 16), mage armor, sleep (DC 16)
0 (at-will)detect magic, detect psychic significance, grave words, mage hand, message, read magic, resistance

STATISTICS

Str 24, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 17
Base Atk +12; CMB +20; CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)
Feats Deceitful, Flyby Attack, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Appraise +20, Bluff +22, Diplomacy +18, Disguise +19, Fly +10, Knowledge (arcana, history, planes, religion) +20, Perception +25, Sense Motive +19
Languages Aklo, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ change shape

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Appraising Sight (Ex)

An occult dragon can appraise items by sight as a free action.

Change Shape (Su)

A juvenile or older occult dragon can assume any humanoid form of its size or smaller an unlimited number of times per day as if using polymorph.

Protective Aura (Su)

A very young or older occult dragon has an aura that acts as a magic circle against evil, law, or chaos as a 20-foot emanation.

Psychic Magic (Sp)

An adult occult dragon has the following psychic spells—forbid action (1 PE), mending (0 PE); augury (2 PE), blood biography (3 PE), invisibility (2 PE)

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Occult dragons infiltrate large urban centers in humanoid form to search for esoteric secrets and psychically charged artifacts to add to their hoards.

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