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Brine Dragon, Mature Adult

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, Mature Adult CR 12

XP 19,200
LN Large dragon (water)
Init +4; Senses dragon senses; Perception +22; Aura frightful presence (210 ft., DC 21)

DEFENSE

AC 30, touch 9, flat-footed 30 (+21 natural, -1 size)
hp 168 (16d12+64)
Fort +14, Ref +12, Will +13
DR 10/magic; Immune acid, paralysis, sleep; SR 23

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 200 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +26 (2d6+16), 2 claws +26 (1d8+11), tail slap +21 (1d8+16), 2 wings +21 (1d6+5)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (80-ft. line, 14d6 acid, DC 22)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +19)

At willcontrol water, obscuring mist, speak with animals (fish only), water breathing

Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +12)

4th (4/day)ice storm, greater invisibility
3rd (7/day)aqueous orb* (DC 16), deep slumber (DC 16), sleet storm (DC 16)
2nd (7/day)alter self, detect thoughts, invisibility, slipstream*
1st (7/day)color spray (DC 14), feather fall, flare burst* (DC 14), ray of enfeeblement, touch of the sea*
0 (at will)detect magic, detect poison, mage hand, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic, resistance

* – denotes spell from Advanced Player’s Guide.

STATISTICS

Str 32, Dex 11, Con 19, Int 19, Wis 16, Cha 17
Base Atk +16; CMB +28 (+30 bull rush); CMD 38 (40 vs. bull rush, 42 vs. trip)
Feats Hover, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Swim), Vital Strike
Skills Bluff +22, Diplomacy +22, Fly +13, Heal +22, Knowledge (arcana, nature) +23, Perception +22, Sense Motive +22, Survival +22, Swim +44; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Aquan, Common, Draconic, Elven, Halfling
SQ water breathing




ECOLOGY

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.