Olympus Dragon (3.5e Monster)
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|Environment:||Positive energy dominant plains, the celestial spheres, etc.|
|Organization:||Solitary or as mounts for influential celestials.|
|Challenge Rating:||Wyrmling 9; very young 11; young 14; juvenile 17; young adult 21; adult 24; mature adult 26; old 29; very old 32; ancient 34; wyrm 37; great wyrm 40|
|Alignment:||Always neutral good|
|Advancement:||Wyrmling 14-16 (Large) HD; very young 18-20 (Large) HD; young 22-24 (Huge) HD; juvenile 26-28 (Huge) HD; young adult 30-33 (Huge) HD; adult 34-37 (Gargantuan) HD; mature adult 38-40 (Gargantuan) HD; old 42-44 (Gargantuan) HD; very old 46-48 (Colossal) HD; ancient 50-52 (Colossal) HD; wyrm 54-56 (Colossal) HD; great wyrm 58-60 (Colossal) HD|
|Age||Size||Hit Dice (hp)||Str||Dex||Con||Int||Wis||Cha|| Base Attack/
|Attack||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Breath Weapon (DC)||Frightful Presence DC|
|Wyrmling||L||13d12+26 (110)||20||11||15||12||15||12||+13/+22||+17||+10||+8||+10||5d12 (18)||—|
|Very young||L||17d12+51 (161)||23||11||17||15||18||15||+17/+27||+22||+13||+10||+14||10d12 (21)||20|
|Young||H||21d12+84 (220)||26||11||19||18||21||18||+21/+37||+27||+16||+12||+17||15d12 (24)||24|
|Juvenile||H||25d12+150 (312)||29||11||23||20||25||20||+25/+42||+32||+20||+14||+21||20d12 (28)||27|
|Young adult||H||29d12+203 (391)||32||11||25||23||28||23||+29/+48||+38||+23||+16||+25||25d12 (31)||30|
|Adult||G||33d12+264 (478)||36||11||27||26||31||26||+33/+58||+42||+26||+18||+29||30d12 (34)||34|
|Mature adult||G||37d12+370 (610)||40||11||31||28||35||28||+37/+64||+48||+30||+20||+32||35d12 (38)||37|
|Old||G||41d12+451 (717)||43||11||33||31||38||31||+41/+69||+53||+33||+22||+36||40d12 (41)||40|
|Very old||C||45d12+585 (877)||46||11||37||34||41||34||+45/+79||+55||+37||+24||+39||45d12 (45)||44|
|Ancient||C||49d12+686 (1,004)||49||11||39||36||45||36||+49/+84||+60||+40||+26||+43||50d12 (48)||47|
|Wyrm||C||53d12+848 (1,192)||52||11||43||39||48||39||+53/+90||+66||+44||+28||+47||55d12 (52)||50|
|Great wyrm||C||57d12+969 (1,339)||55||11||45||42||51||42||+57/+95||+71||+47||+30||+50||60d12 (55)||54|
|Age||Speed||Initiative||AC||Special Abilities||Caster Level||SR|
|Wyrmling||40 ft., fly 250 ft. (good)||+1|| 22 (-1 size, +1 sacred, +12 natural), touch 10,
| Spells, DR 10/magic and evil, enhanced magic (light and
healing spells), immunities, sacred shield
|Very young||40 ft., fly 300 ft. (good)||+2|| 27 (-1 size, +2 sacred, +16 natural), touch 11,
|Daylight at will||8th||23|
|Young||40 ft., fly 300 ft. (good)||+4|| 33 (-2 size, +4 sacred, +21 natural), touch 12,
|DR 15/magic and evil||11th||26|
|Juvenile||40 ft., fly 300 ft. (good)||+5|| 38 (-2 size, +5 sacred, +25 natural), touch 13,
|Restoration at will||14th||29|
|Young adult||40 ft., fly 350 ft. (good)||+6|| 43 (-2 size, +6 sacred, +29 natural), touch 14,
|DR 15/epic and evil||17th||32|
|Adult||40 ft., fly 350 ft. (good)||+8|| 48 (-4 size, +8 sacred, +34 natural), touch 14,
|Flame strike at will||20th||35|
|Mature adult||40 ft., fly 350 ft. (good)||+9|| 53 (-4 size, +9 sacred, +38 natural), touch 15,
|DR 20/epic and evil||23rd||38|
|Old||40 ft., fly 400 ft. (good)||+10|| 58 (-4 size, +10 sacred, +42 natural), touch 16,
|Very old||40 ft., fly 400 ft. (average)||+12|| 61 (-8 size, +12 sacred, +47 natural), touch 14,
|DR 25/epic and evil||29th||44|
|Ancient||40 ft., fly 400 ft. (average)||+13|| 66 (-8 size, +13 sacred, +51 natural), touch 15,
|Mass heal 3/day||32nd||47|
|Wyrm||40 ft., fly 450 ft. (average)||+14|| 71 (-8 size, +14 sacred, +55 natural), touch 16,
|DR 30/epic and evil||35th||50|
|Great wyrm||40 ft., fly 450 ft. (average)||+16|| 78 (-8 size, +16 sacred, +60 natural), touch 18,
|Complete restoration 1/day||38th||53|
The pure gleam of mount Olympus is reflected in the white-gold scale of these celestial dragons, who carry an aura of command and loyalty around them at all times. They are the purest of dragonkind, and have devoted their loyalty to the guardians of the celestial spheres, who use these fearsome champions of good as mounts and airborne fortresses from which to oversee the battlefield. Olympus dragons live at the highest peaks of Celestia and guard it ever-diligently from fiendish interlopers.
The scales of the majestic Olympus dragons are perfectly smooth and naturally engraved with celestial glyphs. They gain the bulk of their immense power from pure divine origins and are considered the mortal enemies of the vile and twisted Lethus dragons. The first 6 categories are considered non-epic, and the last 6 are considered epic dragons.
Olympus dragons are, when compared to almost any other species of true dragon, uncharacteristically indifferent to the lure of gold and jewels, but they highly value and appraise artwork and cultural memorabilia. It is then not unlikely for an Olympus dragon to have its lair decorated by a quaint collection of oddities from across the planes. Despite their reputation as stalwart champions of good and as being mounts for the most powerful celestials - even for certain gods - those that stray from Celestia are often somewhat provincial in their dealings with sentient beings. Olympus dragons are almost always unprejudiced, and have a deep-seated respect where it is due, even for the smallest of creatures. The griefs and troubles of a poor commoner are held in the same regards as the whims of kings (and most often higher). As such, they indiscriminately risk themselves to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Olympus dragons respect courage to stand up to those who would seek to bully or oppress, and selflessly reward such courage and truth of spirit when they deal with mortals. On the other hand, cruelty and other such atrocities are met with swift and immediate reprisal.
An olympus dragon’s natural weapons and any weapons it wields in any other form it might take are treated as good-aligned as well as magic (wyrmling – adult) or epic (mature adult – great wyrm) for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Aside from possessing the natural weapons, abilities and traits innate to all true dragons, Olympus dragons have the following unique qualities.
Breath Weapon (Su): The Olympus dragon's breath weapon deals damage that stems completely from a divine source and is not reduced by any energy resistance. The dragon may choose to project its breath weapon in either a cone or line of appropriate size at every usage.
Enhanced Magic (Su): An Olympus dragon's body plays host to the enhanced magic trait, as if it were a demiplane unto itself. Spells cast by the Olympus dragon with either the light or healing descriptor are empowered and maximized without requiring a higher-level spell slot. The enhanced magic effect extends to the dragon's rider, if it has one.
Sacred Shield (Ex): The Olympus dragon's body is protected by a field of divine energy, bestowing upon it a sacred bonus to its Armor Class equal to its Charisma modifier. An Olympus dragon also gains this bonus to all initiative checks.
Sample Olympus Dragon, Mature Adult
|Size/Type:||Gargantuan Dragon (Good)|
|Hit Dice:||37d12+370 (610 hp)|
|Speed:||60 ft. (12 squares), fly 250 ft. (poor)|
|Armor Class:||53 (-4 size, +9 sacred, +38 natural), touch 15, flat-footed 53|
|Attack:||Bite +48 melee (4d6+15/19-20)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +48 melee (4d6+15/19-20), 2 claws +46 melee (2d8+7/19-20), 2 wings +46 melee (2d6+7/19-20), tail slap +46 melee (2d8+22/19-20)|
|Space/Reach:||20 ft./15 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Crush 4d6+22 (DC 38), tail sweep 2d6+22 (DC 38), enhanced magic (light and healing spells), breath weapon, frightful presence (DC 37), spells, spell-like abilities|
|Special Qualities:||Immunities, darkvision 120 ft., DR 20/epic and evil, spell resistance 38, keen senses, sacred shield|
|Saves:||Fort +30, Ref +20, Will +32|
|Abilities:||Str 40, Dex 11, Con 31, Int 28, Wis 35, Cha 28|
|Skills:||Appraise +27, Bluff +27, Concentration +50, Decipher Script +27, Diplomacy +27, Forgery +22, Gather Information +22, Intimidate +49, Knowledge (history) +27, Knowledge (religion) +27, Knowledge (the planes) +27, Listen +44, Search +39, Sense Motive +42, Spellcraft +49, Spot +44|
|Feats:||Alertness, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (claw), Improved Critical (tail slap), Improved Critical (wings), Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (flame strike), Snatch, Wingover|
|Environment:||Mountains of celestia, planes associated with life and heaven (Olympus, Ysgard, etc.)|
|Organization:||Solitary, cavalry (one Olympus dragon and a celestial rider), or crusade (2-5 Olympus dragons)|
|Alignment:||Always neutral good|
|Advancement:||38-40 HD (Gargantuan)|
A mature adult Olympus dragon's natural weapons are treated as epic and good-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Domain spells excluded.
0—dancing lights, detect magic, flare, light, mending, read magic; 1st—bless (×2), bless water, detect evil (×2), protection from evil (×2), remove fear; 2nd—consecrate (×2), eagle's splendor, owl's wisdom, remove paralysis, resist energy, shield other, spiritual weapon; 3rd—create food and water, invisibility purge, magic circle against evil (×2), remove curse (×2), remove disease (×2); 4th—death ward (×3), discern lies, neutralize poison (×2), sending, summon monster IV; 5th—break enchantment (×2), dispel evil (×2), hallow, plane shift, true seeing; 6th—banishment (×2), greater dispel magic (×3), undeath to death; 7th—ethereal jaunt, holy word (×2), regenerate, greater restoration (×2); 8th—dimensional lock (×2), earthquake, holy aura (×2), summon monster VIII; 9th—etherealness, gate (×2), miracle, true resurrection. Caster level 26th.
|Alignment||Always neutral good +|
|Challenge Rating||9 +, 11 +, 14 +, 17 +, 21 +, 24 +, 26 +, 29 +, 32 +, 34 +, 37 + and 40 +|
|Environment||Positive energy dominant plains, the celestial spheres, etc. + and Mountains of celestia, planes associated with life and heaven (Olympus, Ysgard, etc.) +|
|Identifier||3.5e Monster +|
|Level Adjustment||— +|
|Size||Large +, Huge +, Gargantuan +, Colossal + and Gargantuan +|
|Title||Olympus Dragon +|