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River Dragon, Juvenile

Jon Brazer Enterprises: Book of the River Nations

Scales of sparkling blue protect this powerful dragon. The scalding hot water it spits boils its dinner alive.

Juvenile River Dragon CR 8

XP 4,800
CN Medium dragon (aquatic, fire)
Init +6; Senses dragon senses, watersight; Perception +16
Aura frightful presence (120 ft., DC 17)

 DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 12, flat-footed 23 (+2 Dex, +13 natural)
hp 105 (10d12+40)
Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +10
Immune fire, dragon traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to fire

 OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +15 (1d8+7)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. line, DC 19, 8d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)


Sorcerer Spells Known
(CL 1st; concentration +3)

 STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 27 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Athletic, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Power Attack
Skills Intimidate +15, Knowledge (Nature) +14, Perception +16, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +15, Survival +16, Swim +30; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ air breathing, speak with aquatic, watersight

 SPECIAL ABILITIES

Air Breathing (Ex)

The river dragon can breathe air just as naturally as water. This dragon can freely use its breath weapon, spells and other abilities in both air and water.

Speak with Aquatic (Ex)

This river dragon gains a constant spell-like ability to speak with animals of the aquatic subtype. This otherwise functions as speak with animals.

Watersight (Ex)

This river dragon can see underwater four times better than a human.

Variant 3PP

This is a Variant Monster.

This is a Variant Monster based on a monster presented in a 3rd party publisher's book. The full stats were not provided by publisher, so some calculations were made.


Editor's Notes

Unlike most dragons, the river dragon lacks several key attacks, including claws, wings, crush, and tail sweep.  GM's may wish to reduce the creature's CR by 1 to reflect this reduced combat capability.