This dragon has a fringed and frilled head and wings that sweep back from its shoulders to its tail. Large, piercing rose colored eyes dominate its somewhat triangular head. Its tail trails off becoming misty and translucent near the tip.
Cloud Dragon (Draco Nimbus Caelo)
CR 3; Size Small; Hit Dice 4d12
Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Natural Armor +4; Breath Weapon cone, 2d6 cold
Str 13, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 12
A cloud dragon’s breath weapon is a powerful cone of icy cold air. When a cloud dragon uses its breath weapon, make a single bull rush attack using the dragon’s CMB against the CMD of any creature that failed its Reflex save and is three or more size categories smaller than the dragon. This bull rush does not provoke attacks of opportunity, and the dragon cannot choose to move with any opponent pushed back. In addition to being pushed back, affected creatures are knocked prone and take 1d4 points of nonlethal damage per 10 feet they are pushed back. Flying creatures are buffeted and pushed back twice the distance and sustain 1d6 points of nonlethal damage per 10 feet they are pushed back.
At old age, a cloud dragon’s bite deals an additional 2d6 points of cold damage. An ancient dragon’s damage increases to 4d6, and a great wrym’s to 6d6.
A cloud dragon is immune to the effects of wind. It ignores the penalties applied to the Fly skill incurred by wind speed, and is immune to the negative effects of any spell or effect that manipulates wind, such as gust of wind and whirlwind.
A cloud dragon gains the following spell-like abilities, usable at will upon reaching the listed age category.
A great wyrm cloud dragon can use this ability three times per day. It works as a whirlwind spell. This ability is the equivalent of an 8th-level spell.
|CR||Age Category||Special Abilities||Caster Level|
|3||Wyrmling||Immunity to winds||—|
|5||Very Young||Immunity to electricity, cloudvision||—|
|8||Juvenile||Cloud form, obscuring mist||1st|
|10||Young Adult||DR 5/magic, spell resistance||3rd|
|11 ||Adult||Frightful presence, stinking cloud||5th|
|12||Mature Adult||DR 10/magic||7th|
|14 ||Old||Call lightning, cold bite||9th|
|15||Very Old||DR 15/magic||11th|
|19||Great Wyrm||control weather, whirlwind||17th|
Environment temperate and warm mountains
Organization solitary or clan (2–5)
Treasure triple standard
Cloud dragons are the most reclusive of all dragons, rarely leaving the safety and sanctity of their cloudy lairs. They have a great dislike for non-flying creatures and creatures that must use non-natural means to fly (such as through magical items or spells). A cloud dragon wyrmling’s scales are silvery-blue with a slight hint of red at the tip of each scale. As the dragon ages, its color slowly changes to a bright sunset orange. The oldest cloud dragons resemble gold dragons, save for the large bony plates on their heads and backs.
Cloud dragons are not highly aggressive, but dislike interlopers and attack them on sight. They open combat using their breath weapon, followed by their spell-like abilities. A cloud dragon rarely lands, preferring to fight from the air.
Cloud Dragon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.