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Eldirindiril

Elf-raised Dragon

Total: 1,000 points

By Phillip Weiss (PWEISS@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu)

Dragon; male; Age 206; 21'3" Long; 1,405 lbs.; Golden-Green Scales; White Horns; Green Eyes

Attributes:

ST: 30 (0)
DX: 12 (20)
IQ: 16 (60)
HT: 16/32 (20)

Speed: 7; Move: 7 (14 (Running), 28 (Flying), Dodge: 8; Parry: 10 (Brawling)

Damage: Thrust 3d, Swing 5d+2 (Claw: Imp 3d/Cut 5d+2; Bite: 1d+2+2d Venom; Tail Smash: Cr 3d; Flame Breath: 2d)

Advantages:

Alertness(+4 (*)); Animal Empathy (5); Breathe Fire (Lvl 2 (*)); Cast Iron Stomach (*); Claws (Talons (*)); Combat Reflexes (*); Damage Resistance (+5 (*), +5 additional vs. Fire/Heat (*)); Discriminatory Smell (*); Dragon (Adult (850)); Eidetic Memory (Lvl 1 (30)); Enhanced Move (Flight (Lvl 1 (*)), Running (Lvl 1 (*))); Extra Encumbrance (*); Extra Hit Points (+16 (*)); Extra Reach (+2 Hexes, Both Forelimbs (*)); Fearlessness (Lvl 2 (*)); Flexibility (*); Flight (Winged, Cannot Hover (*)); Four Legs (*); Full Coordination (Lvl 2 (*)); Hard to Kill (Lvl 2 (*)); High Pain Threshold (*); Immunity to Disease (*); Infravision (*); Literacy (10); Luck (15); Magical Aptitude (Lvl 3 (20)); Nictating Membrane (Lvl 2 (*); Passive Defense (+2 (*)); Penetrating Call (*); Peripheral Vision (*); Regeneration (Regular (*)); Striker (Tail, 3 Hex Reach (*)); Teeth (Sharp (*)); Telescopic Vision (Lvl 3 (*)); Temperature Tolerance (Lvl 1 (*)); Unaging (*); Venom (Corrosive (Lvl 2 (*)))

[* Racial.]

Disadvantages:

Appearance (Monstrous (*)); Code of Honor (to Live an Elegant Life (-10)); Dependency (Mana (Constant (*))); Enemy (Megalos (9 or less (-40)); Horizontal (*); Inconvenient Size (*); Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents (-10)); Phobia (Crowds (-15)); Poor Grip (*); Reputation (Dragon (-3 (Everyone, All the Time (*))); Sense of Duty (Toward Nature (-15)); Stubbornness (-5); Truthfulness (-5)

[* Racial.]

Quirks:

Agnostic (-1); Collects Books & Scrolls (-1); Disgusted by the Thought of Eating a Sentient (-1); Likes Elves (*); Prefers Caves Close to Waterfalls (-1); Speaks in a Low, Often Drawn-out Manner (-1)

[* Racial, altered slightly; see story, below]

Skills:

Animal Handling (20 (2)); Brawling (15 (8)); Flight (15 (14)); Intimidation (18 (3)); Language (Anglish (16 (1)), Draconic (16 (*)), Elvish (16 (1)), Latin (16 (1))); Literature (16 (2)); Naturalist (16 (2)); Occultism (18 (3)); Poetry (16 (1)); Singing (16 (1)); Survival (Mountains (16 (1)), Woodlands (16 (1))); Swimming (12 (1)); Tactics (16 (2))

Spells:

Apportation (18 (1)); Beast-Soother (18 (1)); Beast Speech (18 (1)); Beast Summoning (18 (1)); Breathe Water (18 (1)); Create Air (18 (1)); Create Earth (18 (1)); Create Fire (18 (1)); Create Water (18 (1)); Destroy Water (18 (1)); Detect Magic (18 (1)); Earth to Stone (18 (1)); Extinguish Fire (18 (1)); Ignite Fire (18 (1)); Lend Strength (18 (1)); Levitation (18 (1)); Purify Air (18 (1)); Purify Water (18 (1)); Recover Strength (18 (1)); Seek Earth (18 (1)); Seek Water (18 (1)); Sense Foes (18 (1)); Shape Earth (18 (1)); Shape Fire (18 (1)); Shape Stone (18 (1)); Shape Water (18 (1)); Shapeshifting (Bear (18 (2)), Eagle (18 (2))); Swim (18 (1))


History: Eldirindiril is a strange dragon as dragons go. Hatched and reared by elves deep within the forests of Megalos, his nature reflects more the timeless elegance of the elven folk than the more elemental personality of dragons. The elves had found his egg within a cave behind a waterfall, abandoned due to the death of his mother who, overconfident after many successful raids on human settlements on the edge of the forest, found herself trapped and promptly butchered by a band of Megolan knights. Deprived of draconic parentage, Eldirindiril grew to view Nature as beauty rather than bounty, following the Elven code.

However, when Eldirindiril made up his mind to view the outer world, he found the folk other than his foster race to be rather uncouth and murderous (though not gullible, he is something of an idealist and had hoped that his manner would prove himself not the horrifying beast that other races inevitably view him as). His phobia of crowds comes from his capture and near-death by a mob of humans. He promptly fled back to the woods, to heal and reconsider his place in the world.

Description: Take Draco from Dragonheart, reduce him in size by half, give him the voice of Mako from Conan the Barbarian, and you've got Eldirindiril.

Note: I used Dr. Kromm's most excellent Dragons! article as the racial template for Eldirindiril, although I did buy off a considerable amount of disadvantages from the standard and replaced Odious Racial Habit with Reputation since Eldirindiril will not eat a sentient. Since he was raised in an elven community, I replaced the racial quirk "Like Reptile Men" with "Likes Elves".


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