Planar Dragon, Edict

Ridges run the length of this pale dragon’s rune-inscribed wings.

Edict Dragon

LN dragon (extraplanar, lawful)


CR 8; Size Small; Hit Dice 10d12; Speed 60 ft.

Natural Armor +8; Breath Weapon line, 2d10 slashing; Str 17, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 14, Wis 19, Cha 14


Commanding Breath (Su)

A creature that fails its save against an edict dragon’s breath weapon is affected by a single command (as command), as chosen by the dragon.

Hindering Shards (Su)

An edict dragon can fill the area of its breath weapon with shards, as spike stones, for 1 minute.

Master Scrivener (Su)

Each of an edict dragon’s wings holds a single symbol spell activated only at the dragon’s command as a swift action, affecting targets in a 60-foot cone.

Parapet Wings (Ex)

An edict dragon gains a +2 shield bonus to AC, increases its spell resistance (if any) by 2, and cannot be flanked. If the dragon is flying or makes a wing attack, it loses this benefit until the start of its next turn.

Powerful Wings (Ex)

An edict dragon’s wings are primary natural attacks. The dragon can make two additional attacks of opportunity with its wings each turn.

Scrivener (Su)

An edict dragon’s tail slap is a touch attack that deals no damage but instead writes a rune on the target that imposes a –2 penalty to AC for 1 minute. A target may bear only one edict dragon rune at a time. The dragon can also use its tail as a mundane writing utensil.

Sweeping Scrawl (Su)

An edict dragon’s tail sweep marks each creature in the area as with its scrivener ability (Reflex negates). The scrivener penalty increases to –4.

Truespeech (Su)

An edict dragon can speak with any creature that has a language, as if using tongues.

Unflappable (Ex)

An edict dragon is immune to disease, fear, and poison. It also gains a +4 bonus to its CMD.

Age Category Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Truespeech, unflappable
Very young Powerful wings
Young Parapet wings, scrivener 1st
Juvenile Frightful presence, planar infusion 3rd
Young adult DR 5/chaotic, spell resistance 5th
Adult Hindering shards 7th
Mature adult DR 10/chaotic 9th
Old Sweeping scrawl 11th
Very old DR 15/chaotic 13th
Ancient Master scrivener 15th
Wyrm DR 20/chaotic 17th
Great wyrm Commanding breath 19th


Environment any (Axis)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

These planar dragons establish bastions of order and transform lawless towns into shining examples of urban grandeur.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #131: The Reaper’s Right Hand © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, with Jason Keeley, Nathan King, Crystal Malarsky, and Greg A. Vaughan.

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