This great dragon has a ridge of swept-back horns encircling its head with two larger and longer horns just above its eyes dominating the others. A ridge of similar smaller horns runs the length of its back from its shoulders to its tail. Its body is long, snake-like, and semi-material. It possesses no visible wings. Its scaled body is grayish-white.
|Mist Dragon (Draco Nebulus Terra)|
CR 3; Size Small; Hit Dice 6d12
Speed 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average), swim 20 ft.
Natural Armor +5; Breath Weapon cone, 1d6 fire plus blindness
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14
A mist dragon’s breath weapon is a cone of cloudy scalding vapor. In still air, the vapor lingers for 1d4 rounds and forms a cloud that covers a radius equal to the cone’s length; on the second round, the vapor condenses into a heated smothering fog that deals 1d6 points of fire damage to creatures each round they remain in the area (Fortitude save halves this damage). The fog also blinds creatures (as the blindness spell) that fail the save as long as they remain within in the cloud and for 2 rounds after they leave the area.
As a standard action, a juvenile or older mist dragon can assume gaseous form, but it can remain gaseous indefinitely and has a fly speed of 20 feet with perfect maneuverability. A great wyrm mist dragon’s abilities while in mist form improve drastically. As a standard action a great wyrm mist dragon in mist form can make a single melee attack of its choice at its highest attack bonus. This attack deals normal damage. As a full-round action, a great wyrm mist dragon in mist form can attack with its breath weapon.
|CR||Age Category||Special Abilities||Caster Level|
|5||Very Young||Water breathing, mist vision||—|
|8||Juvenile||Mist form, fog cloud||1st|
|10||Young Adult||DR 5/magic, spell resistance||3rd|
||Adult||Frightful presence, wind wall||5th|
|12||Mature Adult||DR 10/magic||7th|
||Old||solid fog, boiling bite||9th|
|15||Very Old||DR 15/magic||11th|
|19||Great Wyrm||control water, greater mist form||17th|
Environment temperate and warm forests and aquatic
Organization solitary or clan (2–5)
Treasure triple standard
Mist dragons are relatively passive (for dragons) and reclusive, preferring to spend their time away from most other races (including other mist dragons). Mist dragons make their lairs near large sources of water such as waterfalls, lakes, and seashores. A mist dragon resembles a gold dragon in shape and size. Its scales are shiny-blue white as a hatchling and gradually darken to a blue-gray color with metallic silver splotches.
Mist dragons usually spend their days moving from place to place in mist form. If threatened or angered, a mist dragon assumes solid form and attacks using its breath weapon, claws, and bite.
Mist Dragon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.