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Brine Dragon, Young Adult

A blue-green neck frill sweeps back from the head of this dragon, leading to a body of shiny scales and fin-like crests.

Brine Dragon, Young Adult CR 10

XP 9,600
LN Large dragon (water)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +17

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 9, flat-footed 24 (+15 natural, -1 size)
hp 114 (12d12+36)
Fort +11, Ref +10, Will +10
DR 5/magic; Immune acid, paralysis, sleep; SR 21

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +20 (2d6+13), 2 claws +20 (1d8+9), tail slap +15 (1d8+13), 2 wings +15 (1d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (80-ft. line, 10d6 acid, DC 19)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL12th; concentration +14)

At willobscuring mist, speak with animals (fish only), water breathing

Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +7)

2nd (5/day)alter self, invisibility
1st (7/day)color spray (DC 13), flare burst* (DC 13), ray of enfeeblement, touch of the sea*
0 (at will)detect magic, detect poison, mage hand, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic

* – denotes spell from Advanced Player’s Guide.

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 11, Con 17, Int 17, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +12; CMB +22; CMD 32 (36 vs. trip)
Feats Hover, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Swim), Vital Strike
Skills Bluff +17, Diplomacy +17, Fly +9, Heal +17, Knowledge (nature) +18, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17, Survival +17, Swim +38; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Aquan, Common, Draconic, Elven
SQ water breathing



ECOLOGY

Environment any aquatic (Plane of Water)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Although not inherently evil, brine dragons have little patience for kindness and philanthropy. As they age, they grow more and more opinionated and obsessed with power—by adult age, a brine dragon counts itself a failure if it doesn’t rule over a collection of “lesser beings” such as humans, merfolk, locathah, or even sahuagin.