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Tree Dragon

Size: 3 to 4 feet tall; 4 to 5 feet long (not including tail); 8 to 10 feet long (with tail); approx. 9-foot wingspan

Weight: 100 to 150 pounds

COU 13 SGC 12 (a) INT 13 CHA 11 DEX 10 AGI 14 CON 15 STR 14

LP 25 AE - KP - INI 16+1D6

DE 7 SPI 2 TOU 2 MOV 6/20 (ground/air)

Bite: AT 12 DP 1D6+4 RE short

Claws AT 15 DP 1D6+3 RE short

Fire Breath*: RC 18 RT 1 DP 1D6 RA 3/5/7 yards


Actions: 1

Special Abilities: Flying Attack (Claws), Forceful Blow (Bite, Claws), Pounce (Claws)

Skills: Body Control 10 (14/14/15), Climbing 10 (13/14/14), Feat of Strength 8 (15/14/14), Flying 10 (13/13/14), Intimidation 7 (13/13/11), Perception 10 (12/13/13), Self-Control 4 (13/13/15), Stealth 7 (13/13/14), Swimming 0 (14/15/14), Willpower 2 (13/13/11)

Number: 1, or 1D6+1 (swarm)

Size Category: medium

Type: Dragon, non-humanoid

Loot: 35 rations (meat, inedible), various shiny objects, such as coins, cutlery, or rings in a hoard (worth: 1D6x1D6 silverthalers), dragon scales (35 silverthalers), trophies (teeth, 12 silverthalers; dragon tears, 2 silverthalers; dragon saliva, 1 silverthaler; dragon blood, 2 silverthalers; carbuncle, 100 silverthalers).

Combat Behavior: Tree dragons ignore humans who do not threaten their nest or flaunt shiny objects. If so, tree dragons attack from the air and use Pounce on their opponents until they obtain the objects or their opponent dies.

Escape: Loss of 50% LP

Animal Lore (Monsters)

  • QL 1: Tree dragons become aggressive when you threaten their nest. They like shiny objects.
  • QL 2: You can lure them with shiny items. They can use their fire breath five times per day.
  • QL 3+: You can dodge their fire breath if you know how they set up their attacks.

Special Rules

*) Fire Breath: Tree dragons can use their fire breath five times per day. Flammable objects can be set ablaze by this attack, catching fire on a 1 on 1D6. Fire breath affects one target per use.

Movement Patterns: If you know the movement patterns of the tree dragon (Animal Lore check with QL 3), you get a bonus of 2 to dodge the tree dragon’s fire breath.

Shiny Objects: If heroes in a tree dragon’s line of sight are carrying shiny items openly, make a Willpower check for the dragon. If the check fails, the tree dragon tries to steal the item.

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