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Dragonnel

This creature looks like a great dragon, at least 20 feet long with a serpentine body, long slender wings and a pointed snout or beak that resembles that of a pteranodon. Its body is colored reddish-violet with lighter shades on its underbelly. A ridge of maroon-colored spines runs the length of its body down the center of its back. A mane of frills, white in color, rings its head.

Dragonnel CR 6

XP 2,400
N(E) Huge magical beast
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 8, flat-footed 18 (+10 natural, –2 size)
hp 76 (8d10+32)
Fort +10; Ref +6; Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +12 (2d6+6), 2 claws +12 (1d8+6)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)

TACTICS

A dragonnel prefers to attack from the air, flying above its prey and then plunging to strike with its claws and bite. A solitary dragonnel is usually either hunting or returning to its lair from hunting, while more than one dragonnel usually indicates a mated pair or family. In such a case, all dragonnels attack in concert with one another and usually fight to the death.

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 11, Con 18, Int 4, Wis 11, Cha 8
Base Atk +8; CMB +16; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats Cleave, Flyby Attack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Fly), Snatch
Skills Fly +6
Languages Common (cannot speak)

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate hills
Organization solitary or pack (2–4)
Treasure none

Dragonnels are believed to be either related to dragons or an abomination of dragon and pteranodon, as they share the physical characteristics of both those monsters. Dragonnels are semi-intelligent and use this ability to their advantage when hunting or stalking prey. Dragonnels are fierce hunters, though some have been trained by evil humanoids as mounts and guardians. A typical dragonnel is about 25 feet long.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Dragonnel 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.