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River Dragon, Juvenile

Scales of sparkling blue protect this powerful dragon. The scalding hot water it spits boils its dinner alive.

Juvenile River Dragon CR 8

XP 4,800
CN Medium dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses, watersight; Perception +16; Aura frightful presence (120 ft., DC 17)

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 12, flat-footed 23 (+2 Dex, +13 natural)
hp 105 (10d12+40)
Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +10
Immune fire, dragon traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to fire

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +15 (1d8+7)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. line, DC 19, 8d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)


Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +3)

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 27 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Athletic, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Intimidate +15, Knowledge (Nature) +14, Perception +16, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +15, Survival +16, Swim +30; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ air breathing, speak with aquatic, watersight

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Air Breathing (Ex)

The river dragon can breathe air just as naturally as water. This dragon can freely use its breath weapon, spells and other abilities in both air and water.

Speak with Aquatic (Ex)

This river dragon gains a constant spell-like ability to speak with animals of the aquatic subtype. This otherwise functions as speak with animals.

Watersight (Ex)

This river dragon can see underwater four times better than a human.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate aquatic
Organization solitary
Treasure triple

The river dragon is a ferocious dragon commonly found in the canals, rivers and water ways of the River Nations. This finned dragon swims with a subtle grace that belies its size. It moves on land similar to a snake and is just as dangerous out of water is it is in. The river dragon scalds its enemies with river water super heated with its breath before devouring them.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations, copyright 2010 Jon Brazer Enterprises; Author Steven Helt.