River Dragon, Young Adult

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

Young Adult River Dragon CR 10

XP 9,600
CN Large dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +5; Senses dragon senses, watersight; Perception +22; Aura frightful presence (150 ft., DC 18)


AC 26, touch 10, flat-footed 25 (+1 Dex, +16 natural, -1 size)
hp 126 (12d12+48)
Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +11
DR 5/magic; Immune fire, dragon traits; SR 21
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +17 (2d6+9), tail +17 (1d8+9)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (80-ft. line, DC 20, 10d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +14)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 3rd; concentration +5)


Str 23 Dex 13, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 30 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Athletic, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Intimidate +17, Knowledge (nature) +16, Perception +22, Spellcraft +16, Stealth +12, Survival, +18, Swim +33; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ air breathing, speak with aquatic, watersight


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.


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.

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