Dragon, Chromatic Green Dragon
||Sub-tropical and temperate forest and subterranean
||Solitary or clan
||9, Fl 30 (C), Sw 9
||7 (at 13 HD)
|No. of Attacks:
||G (36' base)
Green dragons are bad tempered, mean, cruel, and rude. They hate goodness and
good-aligned creatures. They love intrigue and seek to enslave other woodland
creatures, killing those who cannot be controlled or intimidated.
A hatchling green dragon's scales are thin, very small, and a deep shade of
green that appears nearly black. As the dragon ages, the scales grow larger and
become lighter, turning shades of forest, emerald, and olive green, which helps
it blend in with its wooded surroundings. A green dragon's scales never become
as thick as other dragons', remaining smooth and flexible.
Green dragons speak their own tongue, a tongue common to all evil dragons, and
12% of hatchling green dragons have an ability to communicate with any
intelligent creature. The chance to possess this ability increases 5% per age category
of the dragon.
Green dragons initiate fights with little or no provocation, picking on
creatures of any size. If the target creature intrigues the dragon or appears to be
difficult to deal with, the dragon will stalk the creature, using its
environment for cover, until it determines the best time to strike and the most
appropriate tactics to use. If the target appears formidable, the dragon will first
attack with its breath weapon, magical abilities, and spells. However, if the
target appears weak, the dragon will make its presence known quickly for it enjoys
evoking terror in its targets. When the dragon has tired of this game, it will
bring down the creature using its physical attacks so the fight lasts longer and
the creature's agony is prolonged.
Sometimes, the dragon elects to control a creature, such as a human or
demi-human, through intimidation and suggestion.
Green dragons like to question men, especially adventurers, to learn more
about their society, abilities, what is going on in the countryside, and if there
is treasure nearby.
Breath weapon/special abilities:
A green dragon's breath weapon is a cloud of poisonous chlorine gas that is
50' long, 40' wide, and 30 feet high. Creatures within the cloud may save versus
breath weapon for half damage. A green dragon casts its spells at 6th level,
adjusted by its combat modifier.
From birth, green dragons are immune to gasses. As they age, they gain the
following additional powers: Juvenile: water breathing
. Adult: suggestion
once a day. Mature adult: warp wood
three times a day. Old: plant growth
once a day. Very old: entangle
once a day. Wyrm: pass without trace
three times a day.
Green dragons are found in sub-tropical and temperate forests, the older the
forest and bigger the trees, the better. The sights and smells of the woods are
pleasing to the dragon, and it considers the entire forest or woods its
territory. Sometimes the dragon will enter into a relationship with other evil
forest-dwelling creatures, which keep the dragon informed about what is going on in
the forest and surrounding area in exchange for their lives. If a green dragon
lives in a forest on a hillside, it will seek to enslave hill giants, which the
dragon considers its greatest enemy. A green dragon makes its lair in
underground chambers far beneath its forest.
The majority of green dragons encountered will be alone. However, when a mated
pair of dragons and their young are encountered, the female will leap to the
attack. The male will take the young to a place of safety before joining the
fight. The parents are extremely protective of their young, despite their evil
nature, and will sacrifice their own lives to save their offspring.
Although green dragons have been known to eat practically anything, including
shrubs and small trees when they are hungry enough, they especially prize
elves. If the forest is on a hillside, hill giants will hunt the younger dragons,
which they consider a delicacy.