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Gold Dragon, Very Young

Golden scales cover the body of this majestic dragon, and a regal crest of horns arches backward above wise and piercing eyes.

Very Young Gold Dragon
CR 9

XP 6,400
LG Medium dragon (fire)
Init +1; Senses dragon senses; Perception +18

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 11, flat-footed 20 (+1 Dex, +10 natural)
hp 95 (10d12+30)
Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +12
Immune fire, paralysis, sleep
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +15 (1d8+7), 2 claws +15 (1d6+5/19-20), 2 wings +10 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, 4d10 fire, DC 18), weakening breath
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +13)

At will— detect evil

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Improved Critical (claw), Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Diplomacy +16, Fly +14, Heal +16, Knowledge (local) +16, Knowledge (religion) +16, Perception +20, Sense Motive +20, Spellcraft +16, Swim +26; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling
SQ change shape 3/day (any animal or humanoid; polymorph)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Weakening Breath (Su)

Instead of a cone of fire, a gold dragon can breathe a cone of weakening gas. Creatures within the cone must succeed on a Fortitude save or take 1 point of Strength damage per age category (Will save half).



Ecology

Environment warm plains
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Gold dragons are the epitome of virtue. Other metallic dragons revere their gold cousins as the agents of divine forces and the paragons of dragonkind, and often seek them for advice or aid.