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Edict Dragon, Adult

Adult Edict Dragon CR 16

XP 76,800
LN Huge dragon (extraplanar, lawful)
Init +3; Senses dragon senses; Perception +30
Aura frightful presence (180 ft., DC 25)

DEFENSE

AC 32, touch 7, flat-footed 32 (–1 Dex, +23 natural, +2 shield, –2 size)
hp 270 (20d12+140)
Fort +19, Ref +13, Will +19
Defensive Abilities parapet wings; DR 5/chaotic; Immune disease, fear, paralysis, poison, sleep; SR 29

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +28 (2d8+15/19–20), 2 claws +28 (2d6+10), tail slap +23 (scrivener), 2 wings +29 (1d8+10)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (100-foot line, 12d10 slashing damage, Reflex DC 27 half), crush, hindering shards, powerful wings, scrivener, tail sweep
Oracle Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +12)

3rd (5/day)bestow curse (DC 18), dispel magic
2nd (7/day)calm emotions (DC 17), cure moderate wounds, resist energy
1st (8/day)command (DC 16), comprehend languages, detect chaos, remove fear, shield of faith
0 (at will)detect magic, guidance, light, mending, purify food and drink, read magic, stabilize

STATISTICS

Str 31, Dex 8, Con 25, Int 20, Wis 25, Cha 20
Base Atk +20; CMB +32 (+34 reposition); CMD 45 (47 vs. reposition, 49 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Reposition, Lightning Reflexes, Repositioning Strike, Stand Still, Weapon Focus (wing)
Skills Diplomacy +28, Fly +14, Knowledge (engineering, history, local, nobility, planes) +28, Linguistics +28, Perception +30, Sense Motive +30, Spellcraft +28
Languages Common, Draconic, plus any 20 others; truespeech
SQ planar infusion (180 ft.)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Hindering Shards (Su)

An edict dragon can fill the area of its breath weapon with shards, as spike stones, for 1 minute.

Powerful Wings (Ex)

An edict dragon’s wings are primary natural attacks. The dragon can make two additional attacks of opportunity with its wings each turn.

Scrivener (Su)

An edict dragon’s tail slap is a touch attack that deals no damage but instead writes a rune on the target that imposes a –2 penalty to AC for 1 minute. A target may bear only one edict dragon rune at a time. The dragon can also use its tail as a mundane writing utensil.

Truespeech (Su)

An edict dragon can speak with any creature that has a language, as if using tongues.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Axis)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

These planar dragons establish bastions of order and transform lawless towns into shining examples of urban grandeur.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #131: The Reaper’s Right Hand © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, with Jason Keeley, Nathan King, Crystal Malarsky, and Greg A. Vaughan.