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Edict Dragon, Ancient

Ancient Edict Dragon CR 21

XP 409,600
LN Gargantuan dragon (extraplanar, lawful)
Init +2; Senses dragon senses; Perception +40
Aura frightful presence (300 ft., DC 31)

DEFENSE

AC 41, touch 4, flat-footed 41 (–2 Dex, +35 natural, +2 shield, –4 size)
hp 434 (28d12+252)
Fort +25, Ref +16, Will +25
Defensive Abilities parapet wings; DR 15/chaotic; Immune disease, fear, paralysis, poison, sleep; SR 34

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +38 (4d6+14/19–20), 2 claws +38 (2d8+14), tail slap +33 (sweeping scrawl), 2 wings +39 (2d6+7)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (120-foot line, 20d10 slashing damage, Reflex DC 33 half), crush, hindering shards, master scrivener, powerful wings, scrivener, sweeping scrawl, tail sweep
Oracle Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +22)

7th (5/day)dictum (DC 24), repulsion (DC 24)
6th (7/day)geas/quest, heal, symbol of fear (DC 23)
5th (7/day)dispel chaos, mark of justice, symbol of pain (DC 22), true seeing
4th (7/day)dimensional anchor, dismissal (DC 21), order’s wrath (DC 21), sending
3rd (8/day)bestow curse (DC 20), dispel magic, glyph of warding (DC 20), stone shape
2nd (8/day)calm emotions (DC 19), cure moderate wounds, make whole, resist energy, silence (DC 19)
1st (8/day)command (DC 18), comprehend languages, detect chaos, remove fear, shield of faith
0 (at will)create water, detect magic, detect poison, guidance, light, mending, purify food and drink, read magic, stabilize

STATISTICS

Str 39, Dex 6, Con 29, Int 24, Wis 29, Cha 24
Base Atk +28; CMB +46 (+50 reposition); CMD 58 (60 vs. reposition, 62 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Crippling Critical, Critical Focus, Greater Reposition, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Improved Reposition, Lightning Reflexes, Quicken Spell, Repositioning Strike, Stand Still, Weapon Focus (wing)
Skills Diplomacy +38, Fly +15, Intimidate +38, Knowledge (engineering, history, local, nobility, planes) +38, Linguistics +38, Perception +40, Sense Motive +40, Spellcraft +38, Survival +40
Languages Common, Draconic, plus any 28 others; truespeech
SQ planar infusion (300 ft.)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

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.

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.

ECOLOGY

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.