D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules
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.
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.
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