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Bliss Dragon, Ancient

Ancient Bliss Dragon CR 21

This serene dragon’s feathered form emits a comforting warmth.

XP 409,600
NG Gargantuan dragon (extraplanar, good)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +42
Aura frightful presence (300 ft., DC 33)

DEFENSE

AC 41, touch 5, flat-footed 41 (–1 Dex, +36 natural, –4 size)
hp 434 (28d12+252)
Fort +25, Ref +17, Will +23
DR 15/evil; Immune ability damage, ability drain, electricity, paralysis, petrification, sleep; SR 32

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +37 (4d6+19), 2 claws +38 (2d8+13/19–20), tail slap +32 (2d8+19), 2 wings +32 (2d6+6)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (120-ft. line, 20d10 electricity, DC 33), crush, peacemaker, sedating sparks, subduing strikes, tail sweep
Oracle Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +24)

7th (5/day)holy word (DC 26), waves of ecstasy (DC 28)
6th (7/day)find the path, heal, heroes’ feast
5th (8/day)dispel evil, life bubble (DC 24), serenity (DC 26), true seeing
4th (8/day)dismissal (DC 23), freedom of movement, holy smite (DC 23), ride the waves (DC 23)
3rd (8/day)cure serious wounds, dispel magic, searing light, wind wall
2nd (8/day)bull’s strength, calm emotions (DC 23), grace, resist energy, status
1st (9/day)deathwatch, divine favor, remove fear, sanctuary (DC 20), shield of faith
0 (at will)create water, detect magic, detect poison, guidance, light, mending, resistance, stabilize

STATISTICS

Str 37, Dex 8, Con 29, Int 24, Wis 25, Cha 28
Base Atk +28; CMB +45 (+49 disarm); CMD 54 (56 vs. disarm, 58 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Combat Expertise, Critical Focus, Disarming Strike, Greater Disarm, Greater Spell Focus (enchantment), Improved Critical (claw), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Self-Sufficient, Sickening Critical, Spell Focus (enchantment), Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Diplomacy +40, Fly +16, Heal +42, Intimidate +40, Knowledge (geography, nature, planes, religion) +38, Perception +42, Sense Motive +42, Spellcraft +38, Stealth +18, Survival +42
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic
SQ change shape, lay on hands (14d6, 23/day), merciful, planar infusion (300 ft.)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Change Shape (Su)

A bliss dragon can assume any animal form, as beast shape IV.

Lay on Hands (Su)

A bliss dragon can use lay on hands as a paladin whose level equals its Hit Dice.

Meditative Restoration (Su)

Once per day as a full-round action, the dragon can affect all adjacent creatures with break enchantment, greater restoration, or resurrection, and can choose a different effect for each creature.

Merciful (Su)

When using lay on hands, the dragon can expend an additional use to apply any paladin mercy of its choice.

Peacemaker (Su)

As a swift action after striking a creature with a claw attack, a bliss dragon can calm that creature, as calm emotions, with the same DC as its frightful presence.

Pristine (Ex)

A bliss dragon is immune to ability damage, ability drain, electricity, and petrification.

Sedating Sparks (Su)

A creature damaged by the dragon’s breath weapon shines with dancing sparks until the start of the dragon’s next turn. A shining creature takes 4d6 points of electricity damage each time it makes an attack.

Subduing Strikes (Ex)

A bliss dragon can choose to deal nonlethal damage with its breath weapon and natural attacks at no penalty.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Nirvana)
Organization solitary Treasure triple

Bliss dragons are self-appointed wardens of wildlife and wilderness, sometimes even displacing fey and magical beasts whose ethics fall short of the dragons’ high standards. Bliss dragons often sequester refugees in their extraplanar glades, granting sanctuary and healing to those in need.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #137: The City Outside of Time © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amanda Hamon Kunz, with John Compton, Gregory Hanigan, and Mikko Kallio.