Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monster: River Dragon

River Dragon
Armour Class: 3
Hit Dice: 5**
Move: 90' (30')
fly 240' (80')
Attacks: 2 claws / 1 bite
Damage: 1-4 / 1-4 / 2-16
No. Appearing: 1-4 (1-4)
Save As: F5
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: H
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 525

River dragons are sleek and stub-winged, trailing overgrown wingsails like fins, with long jaws and tiny shining scales. Their scales are coloured in shades of grey and green and blue-green, thin and reflective like those of a trout or salmon. They are capricious and unpredictable, especially in combat. River dragons are found not only in rivers -- or any body of water of respectable size -- but on cliffside beaches and along the banks of major arteries.

A river dragon's breath weapon is a line of hissing, thin acid, 50' x 5'. If a second save vs. Breath is failed, some portion of the character's equipment is irreparably ruined. River dragons have a 10% chance of talking, a 50% chance of being asleep, and (if capable) may cast two first-level Magic-User spells per day.


Chris said...

Like it. Inspired by Linnorms and the Lambton Wyrm?

taichara said...

Like it. Inspired by Linnorms and the Lambton Wyrm?

Thanks! And there's some linnorm-ish inspiration there, yeh. Though the River Dragon looks a little more "dragon-like" than linnorms, the aquatic notions I borrowed from them.

Hadn't considered the angle with the Lambton Worm. I may have to correct that oversight later --