Chthonian Dragon

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.44 (9 Votes)
This nightmare only resembles a dragon in basic form. It is covered in leathery purple skin and its eyes are two pale white orbs. The most alien thing though is its mouth which has a tri-hinged jaw and is surrounded by four writhing tentacles, each of which ends in a sucking mouth like oriface.

Cthonian Dragon

CR 14 (38,400 xp)

Usually LE Huge Dragon
Init +4, Senses Dragon Senses, Perception +25
Aura Frightful Presence (180 ft Will DC 23)

DEFENSE
AC 29, touch: 8, flat-footed: 29 (+21 natural, -2 size)
hp 193 (17d12+83)
Fort +14, Ref +10, Will +15
DR 5/Magic, Immunity to Mind Influencing, Paralysis, and Sleep effects, SR 25

OFFENSE
Speed 60 ft, fly 150 ft (poor), swim 60 ft
Melee 2 claws +25 (2d6+6) and 4 tentacles +23 (1d4+3 plus grab)
Special Attacks Extraction, Mind Blast (50 ft cone, Will DC 22, Stunned for 6 rounds)
Spell-like Abilities
At-Will - Charm Monster, Detect Thoughts, Levitate, Spider Climb, Suggestion

BASE STATISTICS
Str 26, Dex 11, Con 18, Int 21, Wis 20, Cha 20
Base Atk +17, CMB +25, CMD 35
Feats Ability Focus (Mind Blast), Blind Fight, Combat Reflexes, Hover, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Stealth), Snatch, Toughness, Wingover
Skills Appraise +25, Climb +26, Craft (Alchemy) +25, Craft (Weaponsmith) +25, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (Arcana) +25, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +25, Perception +25, Stealth +26, Spellcraft +25, Use Magic Device +25
Languages Aklo, Common, Draconic, Infernal, Terran, Undercommon
Special Qualities Aberration Traits

ECOLOGY
Environment Any underground
Organization Solitary
Treasure Triple

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Abberation Traits (Ex): Although the Chthonian Dragon has the "Dragon" type, it shares many traits with abberations. Therefore effects that affect abberations, like a ranger's favored enemy also effect the Chthonian Dragon.

Extraction (Ex): If the Chthonian Dragon grapples an opponent at least on size catagory smaller with it's tentacles and ends its next turn with tht same opponent still grappled it may extract the opponents brain, automatically killing the creature. It may only extract the brain of one opponent per round, regardless of how many creatures it has grappled.


In the deepest vaults of the Darklands hide secrets that no mortal being has ever discovered. In one of these vaults, the alien neolithids creatd the Chthonian Dragons to guard their lairs and protect their secrets. However, the beasts proved to be too much even for the neolithids and they broke free to find their own place in the Darklands.

Chthonian Dragons are alien in both apperance and thought. Those who have chosen to speak about themselves say that their whole culture is based around paving the way to release an alien intellegence from the Great Beyond, an intelligence that only they, and perhaps the neolithids, have ever heard of. To this end, they save some of the brains that they extract for an unknown purpose. Where they take these brains is also unknown.

Additional Ratings
Balance:
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.44 (9 Votes)
Utility:
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.11 (9 Votes)
Clarity:
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.13 (8 Votes)