Dragon (Wood, Feykin)
Environment: Temperate Forests (Faerie)
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 4; very young 5; young 7; juvenile 10; young adult 13; adult 15; mature adult 18; old 20; very old 21; ancient 23; wyrm 24; great wyrm 26
Treasure: Double Standard
Alignment: Always Lawful Good.
Oak Dragons are powerful and wise protectors of the woods they call home. Although not limited to remaining within this region, unlike other of the arbor dragons, they rarely if ever leave their home woods. Oak dragons care deeply for the inhabitants of their woodland home, and often become revered, almost as gods, by animals and lesser fey who dwell in the area.
Oak dragons have grey scales which form furrows like the bark of an oak tree. Their eyes are set beneath heavy brows, and a deep brown. The membranes of their wings are the green of fresh leaves and their underbelly is smooth and brown. Occasionally lichen will grow upon the sides and backs of these august dragons.
Forests that oak dragons dwell in are almost always virgin forests. This is not because they choose forests for these criteria (although they often do) but because not many are foolish enough to try and log a forest where an oak dragon dwells. Despite being generally benevolent oak dragons are fierce in their role as protectors of the woods and have been known to kill travelers and others who damage it. Any logging will incite their ire, even the occasional felled tree can cause a severe retribution from these creatures to which every tree is a precious and sacred thing. For those of good hearts who mean the forest no harm a forest inhabited by an oak dragon is amongst the safest places to be, for these powerful dragons have a burning hatred of evil creatures and will strike hard and fast against any evil creatures that dare pollute the woods with their presence.
Oak dragons are often allies of dryads and treants. Many oak dragons in fact share their bonded tree with a dryad forming a strong bond; in fact it is not uncommon for this bond to be romantic in nature and such couplings have the ability to produce full dryads and full oak dragons in addition to half-dragon dryads. Treants it is more a matter of shared goals. Many younger oak dragons will approach treants in search of advice and guidance, and treants have been known to seek elder oak dragons for the same.
Age Size Hit Dice Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha BAB/Grp Atk Fort Ref Will Breath Weapon Frightful Presence Wyrmling M 6d12+12 (51 hp) 15 10 15 12 15 12 6/8 8 7 5 7 2d8 (15) (-) Very Young L 9d12+18 (76 hp) 19 10 15 12 17 12 9/17 12 8 6 9 4d8 (16) (-) Young L 12d12+36 (114 hp) 21 10 17 14 17 14 12/21 16 11 8 11 6d8 (19) (-) Juvenile L 15d12+45 (142 hp) 23 10 17 14 19 14 16/25 20 12 9 13 8d8 (20) (-) Young Adult H 18d12+76 (193 hp) 25 10 19 16 21 16 18/33 23 15 11 16 10d8 (23) 22 Adult H 21d12+105 (241 hp) 27 10 21 18 23 18 21/37 27 17 12 18 12d8 (25) 24 Mature Adult H 24d12+144 (310 hp) 29 10 23 18 23 18 24/41 31 20 14 20 14d8 (28) 26 Old H 27d12+189 (314 hp) 31 10 25 20 25 20 27/45 35 22 15 22 16d8 (30) 28 Very Old G 30d12+210 (405 hp) 35 10 25 20 25 20 30/54 38 24 17 24 18d8 (32) 30 Ancient G 33d12+264 (478 hp) 37 10 27 22 27 22 33/58 42 26 18 26 20d8 (34) 32 Wyrm G 36d12+324 (558 hp) 39 10 29 24 29 24 36/62 46 29 20 29 22d8 (37) 35 Great Wyrm C 39d12+351 (604 hp) 43 10 29 24 31 24 39/71 47 30 21 31 24d8 (38) 36
Age Speed Init AC SR Special Abilities Caster Level Wyrmling 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 17 (+7 natural) - Electricity Immunity, Fire Vulnerability, Speak with Plants and Animals, Tree Symbiosis - Very Young 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 19 (-1 size, +10 natural) - Aura of Protection +2 - Young 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 22 (-1 size, +13 natural) - Woodland Stride 1st Juvenile 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 25 (-1 size, +16 natural) - Aura of Vitality 3 3rd Young Adult 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 27 (-2 size, +19 natural) 19 DR 5/cold iron 5th Adult 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 30 (-2 size, +22 natural) 21 Transport Tree, Immunity to ability damage, ability drain, and energy drain 7th Mature Adult 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 33 (-2 size, +25 natural) 23 DR 10/cold iron 9th Old 40-ft, fly 150-ft (poor) +0 36 (-2 size, +28 natural) 24 Aura of Protection +6 11th Very Old 40-ft, fly 200-ft (clumsy) +0 37 (-4 size, +31 natural) 26 DR 15/cold iron 13th Ancient 40-ft, fly 200-ft (clumsy) +0 40 (-4 size, +34 natural) 28 Aura of Vitality 10 15th Wyrm 40-ft, fly 200-ft (clumsy) +0 43 (-4 size, +37 natural) 30 DR 20/cold iron 17th Great Wyrm 40-ft, fly 200-ft (clumsy) +0 42 (-8 size, +40 natural) 32 Decay Metal 19th
Special Abilities (Su):
Breath Weapon (Su): An oak dragon has two types of breath weapon. The first is a cone of electricity dealing the listed damage (reflex for half). The second is a line of lignifying energy that temporarily transmutes part of those affected into wood and deals 1 point of Dexterity damage per age category (Fort negates), plant creatures, as well as creatures with the wood subtype are immune to this ability.
Tree Symbiosis (Su): Each oak dragon is mystically bound to a single oak tree (quercus robur is the most common species for oak dragons). An oak dragon’s oak does not radiate magic. An oak dragon may move into its own tree existing in a sort of pocket dimension while within it. While within the tree the oak dragon does not have line of effect to any creature, nor does any creature have line of effect to the oak dragon. The oak dragon may still see and hear normally as if it was in the space occupied by its arboreal home. An oak dragon may also store objects (but not creatures) in its tree as if the tree were a type IV bag of holding. An oak dragon may cause its tree to move slightly, but the speed of this movement is too slow for any in combat effect. Should an oak dragon’s tree die from any source other than the oak dragon’s own hands then the oak dragon will sicken and die within 4d6 minutes.
An oak dragon’s bonded tree is immune to electricity and should a dryad also be bound to that tree, she too is immune to electricity. This symbiotic bond extends the life span of the oak tree to be like that of the oak dragon’s.
If an oak dragon destroys its own tree the dragon does not die but instead becomes “Forlorn” a “Forlorn” oak dragon is always Chaotic Evil and suffers a -8 penalty to Wisdom and a +4 bonus to Charisma. These dragons are in a state of murderous madness, constantly wracked by pain, guilt, and sorrow.
When the dragon has an egg they store it inside the mothers tree. When the egg is ready to hatch the tree releases the egg with a tiny Sapling (Like 9 cm tall) growign from the top of it. When the baby pushes out from the egg the sapling is planted with the shell as is breaks down. And thus you have even more entwined dragons.
For a dragon that has lost it's tree it can as a last resort before dying attempt to coerce from the ruins of the tree a tiny sapling and so long as one seed or sapling can be gained the dragon may live. Should this sapling survive the year the dragon will have a good growing tree. During this year the tree is very fragile and the Dragon takes a -10 on everything while out of sight of the tree. A dragon that destroyed its own tree does not have this option.
Speak with Plants and Animals (Su): An oak dragon may speak with plants and animals as if under continuous Speak with Animals and Speak with Plants effects.
Aura of Protection (Su): A very young or older oak dragon radiates an aura of protection out to 15-ft per age category. Any good aligned creature, other than the oak dragon, within this aura gains the listed number as a sacred bonus to AC and saves.
Woodland Stride (Ex): A young or older willow dragon gains Woodland Stride as the druid power of the same name.
Aura of Vitality (Su) A juvenile or older oak dragon radiates an aura of protection out to 15-ft per age category. Any good aligned creature, including the oak dragon, within this aura gains fast healing equal to the listed number when below half-health.
Transport Tree (Sp): Once per month, during the full moon, an oak dragon may teleport himself, his oak tree, and any dryad linked to it, as the spell greater teleport. Doing this requires 10 minutes worth of consecutive full round actions, if for any reason the ritual is interrupted that monthly use is still expended.
Decay Metal (Su): 3/day as a standard action an oak dragon can cause a single metal object with dimensions no greater than a 10-ft cube to decay and break apart becoming mere goop. Magic items and attended items are allowed a Fortitude save to negate this affect.
Spells: An oak dragon casts spells as a druid of the listed level. In addition they may prepare spells from the Strength and Protection domains.
Skills: Survival is an additional class skill for oak dragons. Oak dragons gain a bonus to Knowledge (nature) and Survival checks equal to their age category.