This light purple dragon has immense wings and a bifurcated tail, each end tipped with a hooked stinger. Heavy smoke drips from the beast’s nostrils and jaws.
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft.
Str 21, Dex 12, Con 20, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 11
Once every 1d4 rounds, a forked-tail wyvern can emit a cloud of noxious fire in a 30-foot cone that deals 6d6 points of fire damage. Creatures that take damage are also temporarily blinded by the fumes as though by glitterdust for 4 rounds. A DC 19 Reflex save halves the fire damage and negates the glitterdust effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Environment temperate or warm hills
Organization solitary, pair, or murder (3–5 and 1–3 wyverns)
Forked-tail wyverns have bifurcated tails that allow for two stinging attacks, and are able to emit a noxious blast of gas that burns and blinds those in its path. Forked-tail wyverns reside in natural caves that honeycomb cliffs.
The beasts commonly assail unprepared ships from both sky and water in order to feed upon their crews and capture their cargo.
A typical forked-tail wyvern is 18 feet in length (including its bifurcated tail) and weighs 2,500 pounds. Their scales can vary in tint, but are usually purple. Though only slightly more intelligent than their common kin, they enjoy lording their “superior” status over their lesser cousins.