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Occult Dragon, Young

Its parchment-colored scales rustling like dry leaves, this dragon seems unusually attentive, as if always on the lookout.

Young Occult Dragon CR 6

XP 2,400
NG Medium dragon
Init +2; Senses appraising sight, dragon senses; Perception +14; Aura protective aura (20 ft.)

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+2 Dex, +9 natural)
hp 57 (6d12+18)
Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +7
Immune paralysis, sleep; SR 17

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Melee bite +10 (1d8+6), 2 claws +10 (1d6+4), 2 wings +8 (1d4+2)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, DC 16, 6d6 cold or fire)
Psychic Magic (CL 6th; concentration +9)

3 PEforbid action (1 PE, DC 14), mending (0 PE)

Psychic Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +4)

1st (4/day)mage armor, sleep (DC 14)
0 (at-will)detect magic, detect psychic significance, mage hand, read magic

STATISTICS

Str 18, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 13
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Deceitful, Multiattack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Appraise +12, Bluff +12, Disguise +9, Fly +11, Knowledge (arcana, history, religion) +12, Perception +14, Sense Motive +11
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Appraising Sight (Ex)

An occult dragon can appraise items by sight as a free action.

Protective Aura (Su)

A very young or older occult dragon has an aura that acts as a magic circle against evil, law, or chaos as a 20-foot emanation.

Psychic Magic (Sp)

A young occult dragon has the following psychic spells—forbid action (1 PE), mending (0 PE)

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Occult dragons infiltrate large urban centers in humanoid form to search for esoteric secrets and psychically charged artifacts to add to their hoards.

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