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Khisanth (Onyx)

D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules

by Valharic

Khisanth (Onyx)

Huge Mature Adult Female Black Dragon (322 years old)
Hit Dice:
22d12+110 (253)
Initiative: +0
Speed: 60ft, fly 150ft (poor), swim 60ft
Armor Class: 29 (-2 size, +21 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 29
Base Attack/Grapple: +22/+38
Attack: +28
Full Attack: +28 melee (3d6+8, bite), +26 melee (2d6+4, 2 claws), +26 melee (1d8 +12, 2 wings slam), +26 melee (2d6+12, tail slap)
Space/Reach: 15 ft. /10 ft. (15 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks: Spells as 5th-level sorcerer, darkness (3/day, 70-ft. radius), frightful presence (Will save DC 23, 210-ft. radius), breath weapon (14d4 line of acid 100 ft. long, Reflex DC 26 for half), crush attack (melee 2d8+12, Reflex DC 26 to avoid pin)
Special Qualities: Immunity to acid, sleep, and paralysis effects, water breathing, SR 21, blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, DR 10/magic, corrupt water (210 ft. range)
Saves: Fort +18, Ref +13, Will +15
Abilities: Str 27, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 14
Skills: Appraise +7, Bluff +14, Concentration +15, Hide +10, Intimidate +17, Listen +22, Move Silently +10, Search +22, Sense Motive +22, Spot +22, Survival +4, Swim +12
Feats: Alternate Form, Flyby Attack, Flyby Breath, Hover, Improved Natural Attack, Multi-Attack, Strafing Breath, Wingover
Languages: Draconic, Common, Ogre, Sylvan
Spells Known: 0-Level: arcane mark, daze, detect magic, message, open/close, read magic; 1st- Level: identify, obscuring mist, protection from good, ray of enfeeblement; 2nd-Level: cat's grace, protection from arrows. Save DC 12 + spell level.
Spells Per Day: 0-Level: 6, 1st: 7, 2nd: 5
Environment: Ruined city of Xak Tsaroth
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 14
Treasure: Standard x3; plus Disks of Mishakal, Spellbook of Fistandantilus
Alignment: Chaotic Evil

Description: See Khisanth's entry on the Dragonlance Lexicon.

Combat: Khisanth is a cunning and deceptive black dragon who will prolong combat as long as she can until the moment of advantage is on her side. This includes deceptively bargaining with her opponents but never keeping her word when doing so. When prepared for combat she prefers to ambush her enemies using her Darkness and Frightful Presence, then casting her spells. Including weakening her opponents with ray of enfeeblement and casting cat's grace upon herself. When she has full confidence in her victory she will attack using her deadly bite, claw, and tail attacks.

Equally effective in aerial combat, Khisanth uses her feats to their full affect to maneuver and attack opponents. When attacking opponents on the ground she will attack using Flyby Attack, Strafing, or Hover. Whichever best fits the situation.

References: Black Wing, Dragonlance Campaign Setting, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Riverwind the Plainsman, Unsung Heroes, War of the Lance sourcebook.

Note: Thanks to Uziel for his faithful and spot-on description and background of Khisanth on the Dragonlance Lexicon.

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