This dragon twists and whips with near untraceable speed. Its horns, crests along its neck, and wings emit a glow like starlight.
LN dragon (fire)
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
Vortex dragons have good maneuverability when flying regardless of their age or size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Age Category||Special Abilities||Caster Level|
|Wyrmling||Agile, immunity to fire||—|
|Very young||anticipate peril||—|
|Juvenile||Alien presence, entropic shield||3rd|
|Young adult||DR 5/magic, spell resistance||5th|
|Mature adult||DR 10/magic||9th|
|Very old||DR 15/magic||13th|
|Ancient||Collapsing breath, greater teleport||15th|
|Great wyrm||Interplanetary teleport||19th|
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.
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.