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    Lepidodendron Dragon
    Dragon (Wood, Water)
    Environment: Warm swamps
    Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2–5); adult, mature adult, old, very old, ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family (2-5).
    Challenge Ratings: Wyrmling 3; very young 4; young 5; juvenile 8; young adult 11; adult 13; mature adult 16; old 18; very old 19; ancient 21; wyrm 22; great wyrm 24
    Treasure: Standard
    Alignment: Always non-chaotic and part neutral (usually neutral good).

    Not quite what anybody requested, but I spent ~3 hours learning about lepidodendrons today and looking at pictures of wondrous Carboniferous forests and wanted to make a dragon to live in them; I know you will forgive me this self-indulgence. Also if you ever have a pre-Triassic forest, okay pre-Permian forest and need monsters to fill it (okay I know the chances of that are next to none but this is still probably not the silliest dragon on the thread). And yes I know I put environment as swamp not forest, because the Carboniferous trees we know of had inadequate vascular systems and needed to grow in swamps.

    Lepidodendron dragons live in ancient swamps, lost from the world at large, realms of giant insects, and old forgotten magics. Lepidodendron dragons are connected with a certain species of trees found in these areas, the trees from which they get their name.

    Lepidodendron dragons tend to have mild personalities, and are slow to act. They enjoy peaceful times, in which they are given long periods to reflect and think about life and the world around them. This doesn’t mean that a lepidodendron dragon is necessarily a benevolent creature, a majority are but not by much. Many believe are so set in their ways they react harshly to any change, and others spend their relaxed years in contemplation on how to gain great power and domination. Others truly are kind and gentle creatures, although that doesn’t make them crusading forces for good; they’re just too slow to act for that.

    Lepidodendron dragons have scales like the bark of the tree from which they get their name; their scales are the same color as its rough bark as well, with the tops of their heads and wings being a leafy green. Their eyes are a deep emerald, and they have a long forked, green tongue. Lepidodendron dragons eat very little even for dragons as they can subsist partially on photosynthesis. Lycopods growing in areas frequented by Lepidodendron dragons grow more quickly, and those near where an ancient dragon dwells grow at unbelievable rates.

    For planeswalkers: Lepidodendron dragons may be found in some remote reaches of the Outlands, as well as the Beastlands.

    Adaptation: Change the tree and you have a dragon more usable in standard campaigns. The electricity breath remains an oddity regardless.


    Age Size Hit Dice Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha BAB/Grp Atk Fort Ref Will Breath Weapon Damage Frightful Presence
    Wyrmling S 5d12+5 (37 hp) 13 10 13 10 13 10 5/2 7 5 4 5 6 -
    Very Young M 8d12+16 (66 hp) 15 10 15 10 15 10 8/10 10 8 6 8 12 -
    Young M 11d12+22 (93 hp) 17 10 15 12 15 12 11/14 14 9 7 9 18 -
    Juvenile L 14d12+42 (133 hp) 21 10 17 12 17 12 14/23 18 12 9 12 24 -
    Young Adult L 17d12+68 (178 hp) 23 10 19 12 19 12 17/27 22 14 10 14 30 19
    Adult H 20d12+80 (210 hp) 25 10 19 14 21 14 20/35 25 16 12 17 36 22
    Mature Adult H 23d12+115 (264 hp) 27 10 21 14 21 14 23/39 29 18 13 18 42 23
    Old H 26d12+130 (299 hp) 29 10 21 16 23 16 26/43 33 20 15 21 48 26
    Very Old H 29d12+174 (362 hp) 31 10 23 16 25 16 29/47 37 22 16 23 54 27
    Ancient G 32d12+224 (432 hp) 35 10 25 18 27 18 32/56 40 25 18 26 60 30
    Wyrm G 35d12+281 (508 hp) 37 10 27 20 27 20 35/60 44 27 19 27 66 32
    Great Wyrm G 38d12+305 (552 hp) 39 10 27 20 29 20 38/64 48 29 21 30 72 34

    Age Speed Init AC SR Special Abilities Caster level
    Wyrmling 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 100-ft (average) +0 15 (+1 size, +4 natural) - Immunity to electricity, water breathing, Speak with the Woods -
    Very Young 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 100-ft (average) +0 17 (+7 natural) - Tree Shape -
    Young 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 100-ft (average) +0 20 (+10 natural) - Woodland Stride -
    Juvenile 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 22 (-1 size, +13 natural) - Entangle 1st
    Young Adult 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 25 (-1 size, +16 natural) 19 DR 5/magic 3rd
    Adult 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 27 (-2 size, +19 natural) 21 Lepidodendron Walk 5th
    Mature Adult 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 30 (-2 size, +22 natural) 22 DR 10/magic 7th
    Old 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 33 (-2 size, +25 natural) 24 Chain Breath 9th
    Very Old 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 36 (-2 size, +28 natural) 25 DR 15/magic 11th
    Ancient 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 200-ft (poor) +0 37 (-4 size, +31 natural) 27 Verdant Aura 13th
    Wyrm 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 200-ft (poor) +0 40 (-4 size, +34 natural) 28 DR 20/magic 15th
    Great Wyrm 50-ft, swim 30-ft, fly 200-ft (poor) +0 43 (-4 size, +37 natural) 30 Lightning Barrage 17th

    Special Abilities:

    Breath Weapon (Su): A lepidodendron dragon has a single type of breath weapon which functions differently than most. A lepidodendron dragon’s breath weapon is a single streak of electricity that functions as a ranged touch attack against one target within range (the range is the same as a line breath weapon’s range). This attack deals the listed electricity damage without need to roll and does not provoke AoOs for being a ranged attack; there is no save against this effect. A lepidodendron dragon may use its breath weapon as part of a full-attack action, if it does so it may not also bite as part of that action.

    Speak with the Woods (Su): A lepidodendron dragon may speak with animals continuously as the spell. In addition they may speak with plants (as the spell) and vermin (although due to their 0 Int and Mindless trait they very rarely have much to say and have extremely limited capabilities of conversing even with including this ability).

    Tree Shape (Su): A very young or older lepidodendron dragon may assume the form of a lepidodendron of the same size category (the trees grow to be up to 60 m talls; or roughly 200-ft), it may remain in this form indefinitely. This ability is usable at will, and takes 1 full round to use.

    Woodland Stride (Ex): A young or older lepidodendron dragon gains Woodland Stride as the druid power of the same name.

    Lepidodendron Walk (Su): An adult or older lepidodendron dragon may use Tree Stride as a supernatural ability, at will, but may only use it with lepidodendrons and the range is increased to 1 mile for such trees (instead of 500-ft).

    Chain Breath (Su): When an old or older lepidodendron dragon uses its breath weapon the ball of lightning arcs from the first target to a second, third, and fourth target or until it misses whichever comes first. Each target takes half the damage dealt to the initial target, and the dragon must make a new attack roll (same bonus) against each target.

    Verdant Aura (Su): Plants in an area of 60-ft around an ancient lepidodendron dragon come alive with its power. As long as plants exist in this area it is considered difficult terrain (if the area was already considered difficult terrain, it now costs an additional square of movement above and beyond what it had before) and any creature ending its turn within the aura must make a Reflex save (same DC as frightful presence) or be entangled for 1 round. In addition plants within this aura grow 24 times as quickly as normal, and lycopods (including lepidodendrons) grow 60 times as fast.

    Lightning Barrage (Su): A great wyrm lepidodendron dragon may, when it uses its breath weapon as part of a full attack, make 4 attacks with its breath weapon. The first uses its normal base attack bonus, with a cumulative -5 for each attack afterward.

    Spells: A lepidodendron dragon casts spells as a druid of the listed level.

    Spell-like Abilities: 3/day Entangle (juvenile or older).

    Skills: Autohypnosis, Hide, and Survival are class skills for lepidodendron dragons. They gain a +4 racial bonus to hide checks when in areas with lepidodendron trees.
    Last edited by Zaydos; 2014-08-31 at 06:34 PM.
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