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River Dragon, Very Young

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

Very Young River Dragon CR 5

XP 1,600
CN Small dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses; watersight; Perception +11

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +7 natural, +1 size)
hp 51 (6d12+12)
Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +7
Immune fire, dragon traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d6+3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (40-ft. line, DC 15, 4d6 fire)

STATISTICS

Str 15, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 12
Base Atk +6; CMB +7; CMD 19 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Athletic, Improved Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Knowledge (Nature) +9, Perception +11, Spellcraft +9, Stealth +15, Survival +11, Swim +21; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Draconic
SQ air breathing

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.

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.