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Outer Dragon, Vortex

This dragon twists and whips with near untraceable speed. Its horns, crests along its neck, and wings emit a glow like starlight.

Vortex Dragon

LN dragon (fire)

BASE STATISTICS

CR 6; Size Small; Hit Dice 7d12
Speed 60 ft.
Natural Armor +6; Breath Weapon cone, 2d8 fire
Str 13, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 14

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Agile (Ex)

Vortex dragons have good maneuverability when flying regardless of their age or size.

Alien Presence (Su)

A vortex dragon’s alien presence bends space. A creature that fails its saving throw treats all other creatures as if they were under the effects of blur (or displacement if the target has 4 or fewer Hit Dice) for 5d6 rounds.

Collapsing Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of fire, an ancient or older vortex dragon can suck a single target into its maw. If the target fails its Reflex save (DC equal to breath weapon), it is swallowed whole and takes 6d6 points of bludgeoning damage per round. A creature can cut itself out by dealing 30 points of damage with a light or one-handed piercing or slashing weapon. A vortex dragon’s interior has an AC of 26.

Fragmented Strike (Su)

An adult or older vortex dragon can strike with its bite through a rift in space. This allows it to make its bite attack against a target anywhere within the radius of its alien presence as long as the dragon can see the creature. This doesn’t apply to attacks of opportunity.

Galactic Emissary (Su)

A young or older vortex dragon halves the time of any starflight journey. In addition, it’s immune to any effect that bars extradimensional travel.

Table: Dragon Abilities by Age Category
Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Agile, immunity to fire
Very young anticipate peril
Young Galactic emissary 1st
Juvenile Alien presence, entropic shield 3rd
Young adult DR 5/magic, spell resistance 5th
Adult Fragmented strike 7th
Mature adult DR 10/magic 9th
Old Dimension door 11th
Very old DR 15/magic 13th
Ancient Collapsing breath, greater teleport 15th
Wyrm DR 20/magic 17th
Great wyrm Interplanetary teleport 19th

ECOLOGY

Environment vacuum
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Vortex dragons are the undisputed masters of travel across the galaxies, serving as messengers and observers for the greatest outer dragons and godlike entities in the great beyond.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.