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Dragon, Brine

D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules

by James O'Rance


Dragon (Water)
Climate/Terrain: Any aquatic
Organisation: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 2; very young 3; young 5; juvenile 6; young adult 7; adult 8; mature adult 9; old 10; very old 11; ancient 12; wyrm 13; great wyrm 14
Treasure: Double standard
Alignment: Always chaotic neutral
Advancement: Wyrmling 5-6 HD (Small); very young 8-9 HD (Medium-size), young 11-12 HD (Medium-size), juvenile 14-15 HD (Large); young adult 17-18 HD (Large); adult 20-21 HD (Huge); mature adult 23-24 HD (Huge); old 26-27 HD (Gargantuan); very old 29-30 HD (Gargantuan); ancient 32-33 HD (Gargantuan); wyrm 35-36 HD (Gargantuan); great wyrm 38-39 HD (Colossal)

Brine dragons are bizarre mutations that may have been created as an experiment of the goddess Takhisis. The only complete ocean-going dragon, these great reptiles cannot fly or walk on land, and do not even enjoy breaking the surface.

Brine dragons claim remote ancestry to black dragons, but such a claim is difficult to believe, considering the complete lack of resemblance between the two races. Brine dragons have streamlined bodies with four great flippers and a long, tapered tail. The hide of the dragon is rough and mottled, with many ridges and cracks. The scales do not fit together very well, and huge clumps of half-dissolved salt are excreted from the dragon's hide. Their reptilian heads have a mouth full of over-sized fangs that makes them appear as though they were constantly smiling. The expression is not a friendly one.

Brine dragons understand Common, Dargoi, and Dragonspeak, but rarely communicate with non-draconic beings.

Combat

Brine dragons are eccentric opponents. A brine dragon may attack with little or no provocation, or it may hold off from attack in circumstances where battle would be expected. Though they cannot walk or fly, brine dragons are fine swimmers, moving through the water with scarcely a ripple. A brine dragon lacks claws and wings, and cannot use claw and wing attacks; however, the bite of a brine dragon causes terrible damage and can result in huge gouges in the hides of large marine creatures, such as whales and amphidragons.

Unlike most dragons, brine dragons do not normally possess spellcasting abilities.

Acid and Poison Immunity (Ex): Brine dragons take no damage from acid and poison attacks.

Breath Weapon (Su): A brine dragon has one type of breath weapon, a cone of corrosive alkaline spray that is equally effective underwater or in open air. This is considered an Acid attack.

Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): 3/day — cloudkill, fear, Melf's acid arrow, and stinking cloud.

Water Breathing (Ex): The dragon can breathe underwater indefinitely and can freely use its breath weapon, spells, and other abilities while submerged.

Skills: Brine dragons have the Listen and Move Silently skills for free at 1 rank per Hit Die.

Brine Dragons by Age
Age Size Hit Dice AC Att.
Bonus
Fort Ref Will Breath DC Fear DC SR
Wyrmling S 4d12+4 (30) 15 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +3 natural) +6 +5 +4 +1 2d4 (13) - -
Very Young M 7d12+7 (53) 17 (+1 Dex, +6 natural) +10 +6 +5 +2 4d4 (14) - -
Young L 10d12+20 (85) 20 (+1 Dex, +9 natural) +15 +9 +7 +5 6d4 (17) - -
Juvenile L 13d12+26 (111) 22 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +12 natural) +20 +10 +8 +6 8d4 (18) - -
Young Adult L 16d12+48 (152) 25 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +15 natural) +25 +13 +10 +9 10d4 (21) 17 13
Adult H 19d12+76 (200) 27 (-2 size, +1 Dex, +18 natural) +29 +14 +11 +10 12d4 (23) 18 14
Mature Adult H 22d12+110 (253) 30 (-2 size, +1 Dex, +21 natural) +33 +17 +13 +13 14d4 (26) 21 15
Old H 25d12+125 (288) 33 (-2 size, +1 Dex, +24 natural) +39 +18 +14 +14 16d4 (27) 22 16
Very Old G 28d12+168 (350) 34 (-4 size, +1 Dex, +27 natural) +41 +21 +16 +16 18d4 (30) 24 17
Ancient G 31d12+186 (388) 37 (-4 size, +1 Dex, +30 natural) +45 +22 +17 +18 20d4 (31) 26 18
Wyrm G 34d12+238 (459) 40 (-4 size, +1 Dex, +33 natural) +49 +25 +19 +20 22d4 (34) 28 19
Great Wyrm G 37d12+296 (537) 39 (-8 size, +1 Dex, +36 natural) +53 +26 +20 +23 24d4 (36) 31 20
Brine Dragon Abilities by Age
Age Speed Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Special Abilities Caster Level
Wyrmling Swim 40 ft. 14 12 13 6 11 5 -
Very Young Swim 40 ft. 17 12 13 6 11 5 -
Young Swim 40 ft. 21 12 15 6 11 7 -
Juvenile Swim 40 ft. 25 12 15 8 11 7 -
Young Adult Swim 40 ft. 29 12 17 8 11 9 Damage reduction 5/+1 -
Adult Swim 40 ft. 31 12 19 10 11 9 Melf's acid arrow -
Mature Adult Swim 40 ft. 33 12 21 12 13 11 Damage reduction 10/+1 -
Old Swim 60 ft. 35 12 21 12 13 11 Stinking cloud -
Very Old Swim 60 ft. 37 12 23 14 15 11 Damage reduction 15/+2 -
Ancient Swim 60 ft. 39 12 23 14 15 13 Fear -
Wyrm Swim 60 ft. 41 12 25 14 17 13 Damage reduction 20/+3 -
Great Wyrm Swim 60 ft. 43 12 27 18 19 17 Cloudkill -

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