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Lunar Dragon, Ancient

A shimmering halo surrounds this regal dragon’s spine-crowned head, and its vast wings ripple like milky gossamer lit by the moon.

Ancient Lunar Dragon CR 18

XP 153,600
CN Gargantuan dragon
Init +2; Senses dragon senses, see in darkness; Perception +35; Aura alien presence (300 ft., DC 29)

DEFENSE

AC 37, touch 4, flat-footed 37 (–2 Dex, +33 natural, –4 size)
hp 348 (24d12+192)
Fort +21, Ref +12, Will +22 Defensive Abilities reflect rays, reflected light; DR 15/magic; Immune cold, paralysis, sleep; SR 29

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +32 (4d6+18), 2 claws +32 (2d8+12), 2 wings +30 (2d8+6), tail slap +30 (2d8+18) Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks bewildering breath, breath weapon (120-ft. line, 20d8 cold, DC 29), crush, moonsilver, tail sweep
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 24th; concentration +31)

At willdancing lights, life bubble, moonstruck, scrying
3/dayquickened moonstruck

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +22)

7th (5/day)greater teleport, waves of exhaustion
6th (7/day)cold ice strike (DC 23), greater dispel magic, true seeing
5th (7/day)dominate person (DC 22), feeblemind (DC 22), fire snake (DC 22), mage’s private sanctum
4th (7/day)charm monster (DC 21), fire shield, greater invisibility, lesser globe of invulnerability
3rd (8/day)haste, heroism, tongues, vampiric touch
2nd (8/day)bear’s endurance, detect thoughts (DC 19), hypnotic pattern (DC 19), minor image (DC 19), mirror image
1st (8/day)comprehend languages, mage armor, protection from evil, shocking grasp, vanish
0 (at will)detect magic, light, read magic, 4 more

STATISTICS

Str 35, Dex 7, Con 24, Int 24, Wis 26, Cha 25
Base Atk +24; CMB +40; CMD 48 (52 vs. trip)
Feats Arcane Strike, Combat Casting, Dazing Assault, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (moonstruck), Toughness, Vital Strike, Wingover
Skills Bluff +34, Diplomacy +34, Fly +11, Intimidate +34, Knowledge (arcana, geography, history, local, nature, planes) +30, Perception +35, Sense Motive +35, Spellcraft +34, Use Magic Device +34
Languages Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Common, Draconic, Ignan, Terran
SQ absolute cold, no breath, starflight

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Absolute Cold (Su)

An old or older lunar dragon’s breath weapon can affect creatures immune to cold damage. A creature immune to cold damage still takes half damage from the breath weapon (no damage with a successful saving throw). Resistant creatures’ cold resistance is treated as 10 less than normal.

Alien Presence (Su)

A lunar dragon’s alien presence affects opponents that fail their saves as touch of idiocy (or as feeblemind for creatures with 4 or fewer Hit Dice) for 5d6 rounds. This is a mind-affecting compulsion effect.

Bewildering Breath (Su)

A creature that fails its saving throw against a lunar dragon’s breath weapon emits light (as faerie fire) and is dazzled for 1d4 rounds. If the lunar dragon is adult or older, the creature is also confused for 1d4 rounds.

Moonsilver (Ex)

A lunar dragon’s natural weapons are treated as silver for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Reflect Rays (Su)

Rays and ranged touch effects that strike an ancient or older lunar dragon but fail to overcome its spell resistance are reflected back at their source, using the original attack roll to determine whether they hit.

Reflected Light (Ex)

A very young or older lunar dragon can’t be blinded or dazzled by bright light or patterns.

ECOLOGY

Environment vacuum
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Lunar dragons frequently interact with mortals, spending long hours watching the activities occurring on planets that interest them.

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