Faerie Dragon (CR 2)

Faerie dragon (CR 2)1
Tiny dragon
Init 13; Senses darkvision; Notice 18
Defense
AC 18, flat-footed 14; SR 14
(+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, +2 size)
HP 22 (3d12+3)
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +5
Immune paralysis, sleep
Offense
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d3-1)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (5-ft. cone, euphoria, F-DC 12 negates, usable every 1d4 rounds)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd; caster check +6)
3/day-greater invisibility
Spells Known (CL 3rd; caster check +6)
1st (6/day)-grease (R-DC 14), silent image (Wd-DC 14), sleep (W-DC 14)
0th (at will)-dancing lights, flare (DC 13), ghost sound (Wd-DC 13), mage hand, open
Statistics
Str 9, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 16
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 14 (18 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Skill Focus (Acrobatics)
Skills Acrobatics +9, Athletics +5, Deception +9, Knowledge (arcana) +9, Perception +8, Sense Motive +8, Stealth +17, Use Magic Device +9
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Sylvan; telepathy 100 ft.
Ecology
Environment forests
Organization solitary or clan (2-8)
Treasure standard
Special Abilities
Breath Weapon (Su; Con) Creatures affected by euphoria are staggered, sickened, and immune to fear effects for the duration. A faerie dragon can use this breath weapon once every 1d4 rounds.
Spells A faerie dragon casts spells as a 3rd-level oracle. Their spell list contains all simple spells, all enchantment spells, and all illusion spells.

Related to pseudodragons, faerie dragons are whimsical, playful pranksters that spend most of their time either relaxing in cool forest glades or engaged in some sort of prank. Although such mischief is usually spontaneous, some faerie dragons have been known to spend months or even years in preparation of one truly spectacular joke. Travelers making their way through lands known to be inhabited by these good-natured – but sometimes annoying – tricksters are advised to keep up their guard lest they face all manner of creative annoyances (horses painted with berry juice, squirrels placed inside bedrolls, and clothing decorating high branches being a few examples).

Unlike true dragons, faerie dragons do not grow larger with age, but their scales do change color, starting with red and moving through the rainbow to reach dark violet at old age. Faerie dragons grow in power as spellcasters as they age (typically gaining levels in sorcerer), learning more powerful spells to complement their innate abilities. The spells of faerie dragons tend to focus on tools that can be used to create or enhance pranks, and illusion and enchantment spells are particularly popular.

Faerie dragons avoid combat unless there is no other option. If forced to fight, faerie dragons attempt to confound enemies rather than kill them, using both spells and breath weapon to weaken and scatter foes before fleeing. The only exception to this is when a faerie dragon’s clan or allies are in danger. As capricious as these tiny dragons can be, many prove quick to bond with goodly creatures, especially fey and others they find interesting or hilarious – adventurers often fall into this latter camp, particularly those most outraged by a faerie dragon’s tricks.

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