Brine Dragon, Very Young

A blue-green neck frill sweeps back from the head of this dragon, leading to a body of shiny scales and fin-like crests.

Brine Dragon, Very Young CR 5

XP 1,600
LN Small dragon (water)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses; Perception +10


AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+1 Dex, +6 natural, +1 size)
hp 45 (6d12+6)
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +6
Immune acid, paralysis, sleep


Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d6+7), 2 claws +12 (1d4+5)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. line, 4d6 acid, DC 14)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +7)

At willspeak with animals (fish only)


Str 20, Dex 13, Con 13, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 21 (25 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Swim)
Skills Diplomacy +10, Fly +12, Heal +10, Knowledge (nature) +11, Perception +10, Sense Motive +10, Survival +10, Swim +25; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Aquan, Common, Draconic


Environment any aquatic (Plane of Water)
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Although not inherently evil, brine dragons have little patience for kindness and philanthropy. As they age, they grow more and more opinionated and obsessed with power—by adult age, a brine dragon counts itself a failure if it doesn’t rule over a collection of “lesser beings” such as humans, merfolk, locathah, or even sahuagin.

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