Dragon, Chromatic Blue Dragon
||Solitary or clan
||9, Fl 30 (C), Br 4
|No. of Attacks:
Blue dragons are extremely territorial and voracious. They love to spend long
hours preparing ambushes for herd animals and unwary travelers, and they spend
equally long hours dwelling on their success and admiring their trophies.
The size of a blue dragon's scales increases little as the dragon ages,
although they do become thicker and harder. The scales vary in color from an
iridescent azure to a deep indigo, retaining a glossy finish through all of the
dragon's stages because the blowing desert sands polish them. This makes blue dragons
easy to spot in barren desert surroundings. However, the dragons often conceal
themselves, burrowing into the sand so only part of their heads are exposed.
Blue dragons love to soar in the hot desert air; usually flying in the daytime
when temperatures are the highest. Some blue dragons nearly match the color of
the desert sky and use this coloration to their advantage in combat.
Blue dragons speak their own tongue, a tongue common to all evil dragons, and
12% of hatchling blue dragons have an ability to communicate with any
intelligent creature. The chance to possess this ability increases 5% per age category
of the dragon.
Blue dragons prefer to fight from a distance so their opponents can clearly
witness the full force of their breath weapon and so little or no threat is posed
to themselves. Often blue dragons will attack from directly above or will
burrow beneath the sands until opponents come within 100 feet. Older blue dragons
will use their special abilities, such as hallucinatory terrain
, in concert with these tactics to mask the land and aid in their chances to
surprise. Blue dragons will only run from a fight if they are severely damaged,
since they view retreat as cowardly.
Breath weapon/special abilities:
A blue dragon's breath weapon is a 5' wide bolt of lightning that streaks 100'
in a straight line from the dragon's mouth. All creatures caught in this
stream must save vs. breath weapon for half damage. Blue dragons cast spells and use
their magical abilities at 7th level, adjusted by their combat modifier.
Blue dragons are born with an immunity to electricity. As they age, they gain
the following additional powers: Young: create or destroy water
three times per day. Juvenile: sound imitation
at will. Adult: dust devil
once a day. Old: ventriloquism
once a day. Venerable: hallucinatory terrain
once a day.
Blue dragons are found in deserts; arid, windswept plains; and hot humid
badlands. They enjoy the bleak terrain because there are few obstacles-only an
occasional rock outcropping or dune-to interrupt the view of their territories.
They spend hours looking out over their domains, watching for trespassers and
admiring their property. Most of the blue dragons encountered will be alone because
they do not want to share their territories with others. However, when a
family is encountered the male dragon will attack ferociously, protecting his
property-his mate and young. The female dragon also will join in the attack if the
threat proves significant.
Blue dragons' enemies are men, who kill the dragons for their skin and
treasure, and brass dragons, which share the same environment. If a blue dragon
discovers a brass dragon in the same region, it will not rest until the trespassing
dragon is killed or driven away.
Blue dragons lair in vast underground caverns in which they store their
treasure. Although blue dragons will collect anything which looks valuable, they are
fond of gems-especially sapphires.
Blue dragons are able to consume nearly anything, and sometimes are forced to
eat snakes, lizards, and desert plants to help sate their great hunger.
However, they are particularly fond of herd animals, such as camels, and they will
gorge themselves on caravans of the creatures which they cook with a lightning bolt
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