Forest Dragon, Young

This massive serpentine and wingless creature has jade scales and antlers, and sounds like grinding stones as it stalks forth.

Young Forest Dragon CR 10

XP 9,600
CE Large dragon (earth)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses, tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +15


AC 22, touch 10, flat-footed 21 (+1 Dex, +12 natural, -1 size)
hp 126 (11d12+55)
Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +8
Immune paralysis, poison, sleep


Speed 40 ft., burrow 20 ft., climb 30 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +17 (2d6+9), 2 claws +16 (1d8+6), gore +16 (1d8+9), tail slap +14 (1d8+9)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite and gore)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. cone, 6d6 piercing damage, DC 19)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +12)

At willpass without trace

Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +12)

1st (4/day)obscuring mist, shield
0 (at-will)ghost sound, read magic, resistance, touch of fatigue


Str 23, Dex 12, Con 18, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +11; CMB +18; CMD 29 (33 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Toughness, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +10 (+14 when jumping), Bluff +15, Climb +28, Fly -3, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (arcana, nature) +9, Perception +15, Stealth +17, Survival +10
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ sound imitation, woodland stride


Sound Imitation (Ex)

A very young or older forest dragon can mimic any voice or sound it has heard by making a successful Bluff check against the listener’s Sense Motive check.

Woodland Stride (Ex)

As the druid ability of the same name.

Editor’s Notes

A few too many skill points on this one. Recommend: Survival +7

“Chinese Earth Dragon”
(c) 2012 Shoshanna Bauer
All Rights Reserved.


Environment any forest
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

Forest dragons, or dilung, are fickle and malevolent dragons that dwell in deep, rugged woodlands. While a forest dragon can fly, it prefers to stalk the earth, flying only to pursue objects of its wrath.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
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.
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