[New Monster] Stone Dragon

Stone Dragon

 

Valance shivered even though the autumn afternoon was bright and sunny.

“I feel it too,” Chalk said. “We are being watched.”

“But by what? I don’t see anything but brush and tumbled stones and boulders,” the priest of the Spider God whispered.

“Hold on,” the wizard whispered back. “I believe that something in that pile of rocks over yonder just winked at me. Something big.”

Slowly the smallish dragon uncurled itself and revealed a stone colored serpentine body, complete with long bat-like wings.

“Surely you have brought tribute to the king of Thunderstrike Mountain,” the creature hissed with a cruel smile on its face.

“Remind me again why we scouted ahead to leave the others to make camp,” Valance asked Chalk. The wizard was too busy fishing through his pockets to find something to appease the dragon to answer.

Stone Dragon

No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)

Alignment: Chaotic

Movement: 60′ (20′)

Fly: 150′ (50′)

Armor Class: 2

Hit Dice: 6

Attacks: 3 or 1 (either 2 claws and 1 bite or breath weapon)

Damage: 1d6/1d6/3d6

Save: F9

Morale: 10

Hoard Class: XV

X.P.: 2500

The elusive Stone Dragon prefers to haunt ruins and mountaintops, choosing stony places to blend in to surprise foes. Stone Dragons have been known to follow their prey undetected for days on end, judging the lethality of adventurers before pouncing on them. In combat these dragons use either their cruel talons and vicious bite or a breath weapon composed of fine sand, pebbles and small rocks that blasts the victims of the dragon as if they were in a sandstorm. A Stone Dragon’s hide resembles that of smaller reptiles that blend into their surroundings and an immobile Stone Dragon surprises enemies 90% of the time. A common tactic among these dragons is to pretend to be a statue or gargoyle and snap into action, surprising adventurers and causing mayhem.

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2 Responses to [New Monster] Stone Dragon

  1. Very nice, amigo. I dig the “gargoyle” tactic a lot. Even better, though, is the sandstorm breath weapon. It’s nicely evocative and would be great fun to describe in-game.

  2. bat says:

    Thank you much, O’Venomous One! I always enjoy writing up weird dragons and this is a type I myself have not seen.

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