- Category: Bestiary
- Published on Monday, 01 February 2010 05:00
- Written by David Fryer
CR 13 (25,600 xp)
Init +1, Senses Dragon Senses, Perception +24
Aura Frightful Presence (180 ft Will DC 20)
AC 28, touch: 10, flat-footed: 27 (+1 Dex, +8 natural, -1 size)
hp 248 (16d12+144)
Fort +19, Ref +13, Will +15
DR 2/-, Immunity to Cold, Paralysis, and Sleep effects, SR 24
Speed 50 ft, fly 200 ft (poor)
Melee Bite +20 (2d6+10), 2 claws +20 (1d8+7), 2 wings +15 (1d6+3), Tail Slap +15 (1d8+3)
Special Attacks Breath Weapon (80ft line, 12d4 Cold damage, Ref DC 25, 1d4 rounds), Spell Burn
Spell-like Abilities (CL 16th)
At Will-Dimensional Anchor, Dispel Magic, Glitterdust
3/day - Antimagic Field, Displacement, Globe of Invulnerability, Greater Dispel Magic
Str 24, Dex 12, Con 28, Int 19, Wis 20, Cha 19
Base Atk +13, CMB +21, CMD 32
Feats Blind Fight, Diehard, Endurance, Flyby Attack, Hover, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Appraise +23, Bluff +23, Climb +26, Intimidate +23, Knowledge (Arcana) +23, Knowledge (The Planes) +23, Perception +24, Spellcraft +23, Stealth +20, Use Magic Device +23
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Giant, Undercommon
Special Qualities Vampiric Healing
Environment Temperate Hills and Forests
Organization Solitary, Pair, Flight (3-12)
Spell Burn (Su): Once per round as a full round action, the twilight dragon can target an enemy spellcaster within 40 ft with a burst of energy. The target spellcaster must make a DC 21 Will save or lose one spell of the highest level prepared and avalible. In addition they take damage equal to the spell level plus the targets caster level.
Vampiric Healing (Su): Any spell that would normally deal damage to a twilight dragon that fails to penetrate it's spell resistance actually heals the dragon for the amount equal to the damage it would normally inflict. They cannot gain any extra hit points this way, and any healing beyond their normal maximum hit points is lost.
Another of the experiments of the mad black dragon Tanncragoro, twilight dragons were intended to find a way around a dragon's normal vulnurability to magic. Although slightly more supsceptible to damage then other dragons, twilight dragons actually thrive when targeted by magic rather than being subsceptible to it. Like chromatic dragons, they revere Tanncragoro as their creator, but they are less likely to serve him, and more likely to have their own agendas.
There are very few adult twilight dragons, and none past that age catagory at this time. Tanncragoro's experiment is so recent that the adult twilight dragons that do exist are the result of magical aging. Because of their rarity, most who encounter them believe them to be some slight variation of black dragon, until it starts breathing a blast of cold fire and it is too late.
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