The survivors claimed the village was destroyed by a dragon. Red, fiery, and flying about. What they described was smaller than any dragon Tilrik had ever heard of, only 30 feet long or so. Maybe a young red dragon, but he was confident that it was merely some sort of drake (often mistaken for dragons), or perhaps the creation of an illusionist to rob the town under the guise of terror and fire.
They went to the cave the villagers said it had gone too when it was finished. They didn’t owe the villagers anything, but the treasures it had supposedly taken would be worth the trip. It was a small cave and they rushed in, ready for anything.
Anything but a dragon. The flames engulfed them before Mald could raise his shield, before Tilrik could cast a spell. Pidlip dove, escaping most of the flames, but the dragon chased him down for his jangling purse.
Mind Weave Dragons are greedy and weak-willed. They are however very powerful, growing only mightier with age until they plateau at around 20,000 years old and between 1,600 and 2,000 feet long. Colored dragons are aggressive with lots of offensive power. Metallic dragons are passive and with defensive abilities.
At a later date I’ll make a post detailing how to read their stats, but you can get the idea.
Red Dragon (Fire Dragon)
Health: 6d6 per 10 feet + 36
Spell Points: 10 SP per foot, recovery 20 + 1 per foot per hour
Claws: 1d4+1d4 per 20 feet, front claws each turn
Teeth: 1d6+1d6 per 20 feet, speed 1/2
Tail: 1/3 of Length, 1d4+1d4 per 10 feet, speed 3/4
Breath Weapon: Fire Breath, 30 degrees to 90 degrees with 2d6 degree error, 4d6 per 10 feet
Wing Winds: 2d6*10mph+1d6*10mph per 100 feet
Armor: 24 18 36
Magic Resistance: 8
Fire Resistance: 500
Land Speed: 24 + 1 per 25 feet
Flight Acceleration: 8+1 per 400 feet
Flight Top Speed: 80+1 per 40 feet
Special: Spell Casting I + 1 per 100 feet. (Destructive components)
Description: Fire dragons are among the most aggressive of dragons. They do not bother avoiding people and larger ones often live in the ruins of cities they’ve destroyed. Smaller ones travel frequently, attacking villages and only withdrawing when other threats arise or they grow too big for their ruinous nest. They hunt voraciously any prey nearby and as they grow older, they seek greedily for treasure and hoard it from wherever they can acquire it. They eventually settle when they reach the point that their treasure is infamous enough to stolen the moment they are sighted away from it.
Red dragons also calm temporarily when they have eggs to tend to. Their primary means for attracting mates is with the rumors of their wealth. Usually, old, successful red dragons will be approached by a potential, young mate in their horde. If the old dragon is female, multiple young male dragons may be working to provide food for her while she lays eggs. If the old dragon is male, there will often be several young female dragons that lay eggs and hunt. In this case, the male dragon is rumored to consume eggs if hungry or bored while the females are away.
Red dragons are capable of speech and quickly learn any languages in the areas they roam. Understanding local speech is vital to their mating process and they also enjoy speaking to interesting enemies. Like their fiery breath, what magic they learn is for destructive purposes.
As a player, how would you fight a small red dragon? What about one 600 feet long threatening a city? What would you do? Comment below and share your thoughts.