Sunday, February 8, 2009

Monster: Hill Dragon

Hill Dragon
Armour Class: -2
Hit Dice: 9**
Move: 90' (30')
fly 240' (80')
Attacks: 2 claws / 1 bite
Damage: 2-7 / 2-7 / 4-32
No. Appearing: 1-4 (1-4)
Save As: F9
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: H
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 2300

Stocky and blunt-snouted, hill dragons have scales in all the colours of the earth interspersed with larger plates resembling differing types of stone -- some may be pale as marble, others ruddy as granite. Hill dragons are found in deserts, hill country, and low-lying mountains as well as the occasional cavern. They are slow to jump to conclusions but implacable once roused.

A hill dragon's breath weapon is a cone-shaped blast of dust and sharp particles of stone, 70' x 30'. If a second save vs. Breath is failed, a character's Armour Class is worsened by 4 due to the abrasion of the breath weapon's particles. Hill dragons have a 50% chance of talking, a 20% chance of being asleep, and (if capable) may cast three first-level, two second-level and one third level Magic-User spells per day.

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