This magnificent dragon is covered in splendid gold scales, and horns jut from its head like a crown.
Ancient Sovereign Dragon CR 20
Speed 50 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +37 (4d6+21/19-20), 2 claws +37 (2d8+14/19-20), gore +36 (2d8+21), tail slap +34 (2d8+21)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 20d6 sonic damage, DC 31), crush (DC 31, 4d6+21), tail sweep (DC 31, 2d6+21), violent retort
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 26th; concentration +33)
Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +22)
7th (5/day)—greater teleport, limited wish
6th (7/day)—eyebite (DC 23), mass suggestion (DC 23), transformation
5th (7/day)—break enchantment, dismissal (DC 22), dominate person (DC 22), feeblemind (DC 22)
4th (7/day)—confusion (DC 21), lesser geas (DC 21), locate creature, rainbow pattern (DC 21)
3rd (8/day)—gaseous form, hold person (DC 20), lightning bolt (DC 20), suggestion (DC 20)
2nd (8/day)—detect thoughts (DC 19), fog cloud, hideous laughter (DC 19), scorching ray, touch of idiocy
1st (8/day)—charm person (DC 18), chill touch (DC 18), color spray (DC 18), endure elements, true strike
0 (at will)—daze (DC 17), detect magic, flare (DC 17), ghost sound, mage hand, mending, message, read magic, resistance
Str 39, Dex 8, Con 27, Int 24, Wis 25, Cha 24
Base Atk +26; CMB +44; CMD 53 (57 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Persuasive, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite, claw)
Skills Appraise +36, Bluff +36, Diplomacy +40, Fly -9, Heal +36, Intimidate +40, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility, planes) +36, Perception +42, Perform (oratory) +36, Sense Motive +36, Spellcraft +36
Languages Abyssal, Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Ignan, Infernal, Terran
SQ change shape, dogmatic discordance, golden armor
Once per day as a standard action, an old or older sovereign dragon can cover its form in golden armor, granting it a +4 armor bonus to AC and energy resistance 15 to one energy type, chosen at the time the armor is summoned. This armor lasts for a number of rounds equal to the dragon’s age category. The sovereign dragon can dismiss the armor as a free action.
Environment any mountains
Guardians of balance, sovereign dragons, or lungwangs as they are also known, were placed in the skies by the gods themselves to safeguard harmony in the world.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.