Dragon, Gem Crystal Dragon
||Temperate and cold mountains
||Solitary or clan
||9, Fl 24 (C), Jp 3
|No. of Attacks:
||L (12' base)
Crystal dragons are the friendliest of the gem dragons, always curious about
the world. Though they seldom seek out company, they willingly converse with
visitors who do not try to steal from them.
At birth, crystal dragons have glossy white scales. As the dragons age,
their scales become translucent. Moonlight and starlight causes their scales to
luminesce, while bright sunlight lends them a dazzling brilliance which makes
crystal dragons almost unbearable to look at.
Crystal dragons speak their own tongue and the tongue common to all gem
dragons, and 10% of hatchling crystal dragons have an ability to communicate with
any intelligent creature. The chance to possess this ability increases 5% per
age category of the dragon.
Crystal dragons greatly prefer conversation to combat, and often use charm person
early in any conversation. They do not initially hide, but if visitors become
hostile, a crystal dragon will retreat immediately to observe its enemies with
its special abilities, and plan an attack. Often, it uses its breath weapon
first, to weaken and disorient enemies. Spells and other abilities are used as
needed, with claws and bite a last resort.
Breath weapon/special abilities:
This dragon's breath weapon is a cone of glowing shards; the cone is 60 feet
long, 5 feet wide at the dragon's mouth, and 25 feet wide at the base. Creatures
caught in the blast can save vs. breath weapon for half damage, and must make
a second saving throw vs. breath weapon or be blinded by the dazzling shards
for one turn per age level of the dragon. The shards shine as bright as daylight,
and can be seen for miles. Creatures within 60 feet must save vs. breath
weapon or be dazzled, incurring a penalty of -2 to attack rolls for one turn per age
level of the dragon. A crystal dragon casts spells and uses magical abilities
at 5th level, plus its combat modifier.
Crystal dragons are born immune to light-based attacks and normal cold, and
able to cast charm person
at will. As they age, they gain these additional powers: Juvenile: color spray
three times a day. Mature adult: suggestion
three times a day. Very old: luckscale
once a day. This allows the dragon to enchant one of its scales as a stone of good luck.
The enchantment lasts one hour per age category of the dragon. Such scales
are given to friendly visitors. Wyrm: control winds
three times a day.
Clairsentience - Sciences:
clairaudience, clairvoyance, precognition.
Crystal dragons prefer cold, open areas with clear skies, and they enjoy
stargazing. They have been known to build snow forts, create beautiful snow
sculptures, and throw balls of snow at various targets. They are fun-loving and
mischievous. Crystal dragons are reasonably good parents, if somewhat irresponsible.
Crystal dragons are hunted by some white dragons. However, a rare crystal
dragon will adopt a young white dragon, to teach it to be friendly. Though
generally friendly, they bear great enmity towards all giants, who sometimes try to
Crystal dragons prefer gems and metal ores to all other foods.
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