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Young Gold Dragon

Young Gold Dragon

Large dragon
Challenge
10

STR
6
DEX
2
CON
5
INT
3
WIS
1
CHA
5

178
17d10+85
20
Soak
2
Fort
+8
Ref
+7
Will
+7
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities fire
Condition immunities burning

Speed 8 m., fly 20 m., swim 8 m.
Skills Athletics +9 (20), Brawn +9 (20), Insight +4 (15), Perception +4 (15), Persuasion +8 (19), Primal (Cha) +8 (19), Stealth +5 (16)
Senses blindsight 5 m., darkvision 20 m.
Languages Common, Draconic

Amphibious. The young gold dragon can breathe air and water.

Maneuvers. The young gold dragon uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 18). It has 10 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 4, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: dive attack, fearsome beast, fountain of blood, knockback (Claw only), spring attack, swipe (Claw only)

2 stamina dice: backlash, guided strike, misdirection, twist fate

Spellcasting. The young gold dragon uses Primal (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 17, +8 to hit with spell attacks). It has 5 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will, 13th-level spellcaster): empathy, lullaby, sunray, true strike

1 mana: beguile, charming presence, command, corona of light, detect evil and good, fear, locate, protection from evil and good, sanctuary, shield of faith, sleep, twist fate

2 mana: bless, catnap, danger sense, douse the flames of war, guardian of faith, hallow, precognition

Actions (3)

Bite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage.

Claw (2/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) slashing damage.

Fire Breath (Costs 2 actions; Recharge 5–6). The young gold dragon exhales fire in a 10-meter cone or line. Each creature in that area must make a Difficulty 17 Reflex saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 56 (16d6) fire damage and is burning 3. On a success, a creature takes half as much damage and isn’t burning.

Weakening Breath. The young gold dragon exhales gas in a 10-meter cone or line. Each creature in that area must succeed on a Difficulty 17 Reflex saving throw or deal only half damage with weapon attacks for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Forest, Grasslandsrd

Maneuvers

As an action while flying, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters in a straight line angled downwards toward a creature, you can make an Attack action with a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and you don’t provoke opportunity attacks when you fly out of the creature’s reach.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you roar, rear up, flex your wings, or do another similar movement that frightens creatures. Each creature of your choice that is not a construct or an undead in a sphere around you must succeed on a Will saving throw or become frightened of you for the duration or until you are incapacitated.

While frightened by this maneuver, a creature must move at least half its speed away from you by the safest available route at the start of each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move. If the creature ends its turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, the creature can can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As a reaction, which you use when you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack and reduce it to 0 health, you can rip into your foe as it drops. Each creature of your choice in a sphere twice as big as normal around you must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, a creature is frightened of you until the end of your next turn.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature back.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it 4 meters away from you.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage, push the creature an additional meter, and target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack with a melee weapon with a natural weapon that deals slashing damage and then swipe through the target. Each creature within 1 meter of the target and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes slashing damage equal to the stamina die.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature hits you with a melee attack, you gain a flash of foresight. You can make a melee weapon attack against the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature within 5 meters of you makes an attack roll, you can grant that creature advantage on attack rolls until the end of its turn. You make this choice after you see the roll, but before the GM says whether the attack hits or misses.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can see within 2 meters of you makes an attack roll against you, you can try to redirect the attack, provided that another creature is within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range. The attacker must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it must target that creature. If multiple creatures are within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range, the attacker chooses which one to target.

You must choose to use this feature before knowing whether the attack hits or misses.

As a reaction, which you use when you make an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw or when you are hit by an attack that you can see, you can twist fate. You make the roll with advantage or the attack against you is made with disadvantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Spells

As an action, you can detect the surface emotions of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of you.

You learn the surface emotions of the creature. You can sense basic needs, drives, and emotions. Thirst, hunger, fear, fatigue, pain, rage, hatred, uncertainty, curiosity, friendliness, and many other kinds of sensations and moods can all be perceived.

As an action, you sing a lullaby to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it becomes tired and delirious as its speed is reduced by 2 meters, it can’t take reactions, and it has disadvantage on ability checks until the end of its next turn.

This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. Additionally, the creature can repeat the saving throw if it hears an extraordinarily loud noise such as the thunderwave spell, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, a ray of sunlight sears a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d8 radiant damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).

As an action, you extend your hand and point a finger at a target within 10 meters. Your magic grants you a brief insight into the target’s defenses. If you attack the target before the end of your next turn, the first attack roll is made with advantage.

On a hit, add 1d6 damage to the attack’s damage roll.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you beguile a creature within 10 meters who can hear you to ignore an ally. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if the ally is fighting it.

On a failure, it is charmed by one of your allies within 5 meters of it for the duration.

The spell ends if the chosen ally attacks, damages, or attempts to negatively effect the charmed creature in any way.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you exert an aura of sympathetic power. Each creature other than you in a sphere twice as big as normal centered on you must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you and friendly to you for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, you speak a one-word command to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Will saving throw or follow the command. The spell has no effect if the target is undead, if it doesn’t understand your language, or if your command is directly harmful to it.

Some typical commands and their effects follow. You might issue a command other than one described here. If you do so, the GM determines how the target behaves. If the target can’t follow your command, the spell ends.

Approach. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move toward you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move away from you on during its turn.

Drop. The creature immediately drops whatever it is holding at its feet.

When a creature tries to interact with an object in a space occupied by a hostile creature it must use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness (its choice) check contested by the hostile creature’s Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice). If the creature attempting to interact with the object wins the contest, it can interact with the object.

Flee. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move away from you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move toward you on during its turn.

Grovel. The creature immediately falls prone.

Halt. On its turn, the creature can’t willingly move. A flying creature stays aloft, provided that it is able to do so. If it must move to stay aloft, it flies the minimum distance needed to remain in the air.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 1 minute/mana, concentration. For the duration, you can make an additional command on each of your turns.

As an action, sunlight bursts from you. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d8 radiant damage and is blinded until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so it deals no damage, but the sunlight continuously radiates from you. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the sunlight radiates from you in an aura shaped as a sphere. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana if the sunlight continuously radiates from you, so the corona hedges out undead creatures. The corona prevents an affected creature from passing or reaching through. An affected creature can cast spells or make attacks with ranged or reach weapons through the corona.

    If you move so that an affected creature is forced to pass through the corona, the spell ends.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you know if there is an aberration, celestial, elemental, fey, fiend, or undead within 5 meters of you, as well as where the creature is located. Similarly, you know if there is a place or object within 5 meters of you that has been magically consecrated or desecrated.

The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you attempt to awaken the worst fears in a creature that is not a construct or an undead that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or become frightened of you for the duration.

While frightened by this spell, the creature must move as far as its speed allows away from you by the safest available route at the start of each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move. If the creature ends its turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, the creature can can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

(ritual); concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, describe or name an object that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the object’s location, as long as that object is within 400 meters of you. If the object is in motion, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific object known to you, as long as you have seen it up close—within 5 meters—at least once. Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon.

This spell can’t locate an object if any thickness of lead, even a thin sheet, blocks a direct path between you and the object.

Augment

Locate Creature. You can expend 1 additional mana to locate a creature instead of an object. Describe or name a creature that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the creature’s location, as long as that creature is within 400 meters of you. If the creature is moving, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific creature known to you, or the nearest creature of a specific kind (such as a human or a unicorn), so long as you have seen such a creature up close—within 5 meters—at least once. If the creature you described or named is in a different form, such as being under the effects of a polymorph spell, this spell doesn’t locate the creature.

This spell can’t locate a creature if running water at least 2 meters wide blocks a direct path between you and the creature.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, one willing creature you touch is protected against certain types of creatures: aberrations, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead.

The protection grants several benefits. Creatures of those types have disadvantage on attack rolls against the target. The target also can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by them. If the target is already charmed, frightened, or possessed by such a creature, the target has advantage on any new saving throw against the relevant effect.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 minute/mana

As an action, you ward a creature within 5 meters against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, the creature must choose a new target or lose the attack or spell. This spell doesn’t protect the warded creature from area effects, such as the explosion of a fireball.

If the warded creature makes an attack, casts a spell that affects an enemy, or deals damage to another creature, this spell ends.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a shimmering field appears and surrounds a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters, granting it a +2 bonus to Defense for the duration.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended, though the spell then must be cast as two actions. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you cause a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters to fall asleep. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, you lull it into a magical slumber, causing it to fall unconscious for the duration.

This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. Additionally, the creature can repeat the saving throw each minute or if it hears an extraordinarily loud noise such as the thunderwave spell, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As a reaction, which you use when you or another creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can twist fate. The creature makes the roll with advantage or with disadvantage (your choice). You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Augment

You can twist fate for one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you bless up to two creatures you can see within 5 meters. Whenever a target makes an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw before the spell ends, it rolls with advantage.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 minute

As two actions, you make a calming gesture, and up to three willing creatures that you can touch or see within 5 meters fall unconscious for the duration. This spell ends for a creature if it takes damage or someone uses an action to shake or slap it awake. If a target remains unconscious for the full duration, that target gains the benefit of a short rest.

A character can’t benefit from a short rest more than once every four hours, can’t benefit from more than two short rests before they take a long rest, and a character must have at least 1 health at the start of the rest to gain its benefits.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you sense the presence of danger within 20 meters. For the duration, attack rolls against you can’t gain advantage, you have advantage on initiative checks, you have advantage on Perception checks to find traps, and you have advantage on Reflex saving throws to avoid traps.

1 minute/mana

As two actions, you temporarily extinguish the violent impulses of a creature that you touch. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw. If the creature is missing any of its health, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you for the duration or until you or your allies attack it, damage it, or force it to make a saving throw or if the target witnesses any of those things happening to its allies. While charmed, it can’t attack, cast spells that deal damage, or spells that force someone to make a saving throw.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, a Large spectral guardian appears and hovers for the duration in an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within 5 meters. The guardian occupies that space and is indistinct except for a weapon it wields which is emblazoned with the symbol of your deity. The weapon is a weapon associated with your deity (as St. Cuthbert is known for his mace and Thor for his hammer).

When you cast this spell, you can designate any number of creatures you can see to be unaffected by it. A creature that moves within 1 meter of the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d12 bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing (based on the weapon associated with your deity) damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The guardian vanishes when it has dealt a total of 50 damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d10 and the maximum damage increased by 25 for each additional mana expended.

M (herbs, oils, and incense worth 50 sp, consumed); 1 hour/mana

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you infuse an area with holy (or unholy) energy for the duration. The area is a cylinder that is twice as big as normal centered on a point on the ground that you can see within 10 meters. Glowing runes appear wherever the cylinder intersects with the floor or other surface. Choose one of the following types of creatures: celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, or undead. The circle affects a creature of the chosen type in the following ways:

  • The creature can’t willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or interplanar travel to do so, it must first succeed on a Will saving throw.
  • The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against targets within the cylinder.
  • Targets within the cylinder can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by the creature and any creature charmed, frightened, or possessed by the creature is no longer charmed, frightened, or possessed upon entering the area.

When you cast this spell, you can elect to cause its magic to operate in the reverse direction, preventing a creature of the specified type from leaving the cylinder and protecting targets outside it.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to affect all celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana, increase the casting time to 24 hours, and expend materials equal to 500 sp to infuse the area with holy (or unholy) power until the spell is dispelled and increase the cylinder’s radius up to 10 meters. The spell fails if the radius includes an area already under the effect a hallow spell.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to bind an extra effect to the area. Choose the effect from the following list, or choose an effect offered by the GM. Some of these effects apply to creatures in the area; you can designate whether the effect applies to all creatures, creatures that follow a specific deity or leader, or creatures of a specific sort, such as orcs or trolls. When a creature that would be affected enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it can make a Will saving throw.

    On a success, the creature ignores the extra effect until it leaves the area.

    Courage. Affected creatures can’t be frightened while in the area.

    Darkness. Darkness fills the area. Normal light, as well as magical light created by spells using less mana than you used to cast this spell, can’t illuminate the area.

    Daylight. Bright light fills the area. Magical darkness created by spells using less mana than you used to cast this spell can’t extinguish the light.

    Energy Protection. Affected creatures in the area have resistance to one damage type of your choice, except for bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing.

    Energy Vulnerability. Affected creatures in the area have vulnerability to one damage type of your choice, except for bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing.

    Everlasting Rest. Dead bodies interred in the area can’t be turned into undead.

    Extradimensional Interference. Affected creatures can’t move or travel using teleportation or by extradimensional or interplanar means.

    Fear. Affected creatures are frightened while in the area.

    Silence. No sound can emanate from within the area, and no sound can reach into it.

    Tongues. Affected creatures can communicate with any other creature in the area, even if they don’t share a common language.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you predict the near future, aiding yourself in combat. Whenever you make an attack roll, ability check, or a saving throw before the spell ends, you roll with advantage.

Additionally, whenever you are attacked before the spell ends, the attacker rolls with disadvantage.