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    Solania Dragon
    Dragon (Earth, Extraplanar, Good, Law)
    Environment: Cold Mountain (Mount Celestia)
    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 Rating: Wyrmling 5; very young 6; young 7; juvenile 9; young adult 11; adult 14; mature adult 17; old 20; very old 21; ancient 23; wyrm 24; great wyrm 26
    Treasure: Standard.
    Alignment: Always Lawful Good.

    Amidst the monasteries of Solania dwell these powerful dragons. They serve as guides, and watchers along the mountain paths making sure that no creature of evil manages to ascend this far into the Mountains to prey upon petitioners and travelers. They are odd dragons, and perhaps it would be conductive to simply call upon Zasper’s manuscripts on the matter (please excuse the missing segment, a cat decided the papers were a toy).

    …are found on the fourth layer of Mount Celestia. Unlike most dragons they have no innate psionic powers; the most popular theories have it they were formed from the ‘afterbirth’ of the first metallic dragons, although I personally doubt this theory and consider it nothing more than graybeards rattling their bone-boxes on something they know nothing about. My own studies say that they were made by Bahamut when a noble hearted bronze dragon named Ithyion died. Bahamut granted Ithyion a piece of his divine essence and Ithyion was transformed into the first Solania dragon and a minor draconic demigod named Caexlen. Caexlen is rarely heard of on Prime Material Worlds, in fact to my knowledge he is a parochial, or mono-prime, deity only worshipped by a certain subspecies of bronze dragons in Tilyx-space. These bronze…

    …better than any man, that there are many species of dragons which lack magical prowess and just because Solania dragons lack it does not mean they are connected to these bronze dragons. Even their shared aptitude for the sublime way is still far from conclusive proof. The hero-deity Ithyion/Caexlen’s psionic talents are what first formed the connection in my mind, that and the shared worship of such an obscure deity. Yes I know gem dragons have psionic powers and no magic, so maybe Solania dragons are related to them instead, and the dark of it is I don’t have proof for my theory yet. Till then I guess it’s just my own personal idea, but there it is.

    Regardless of their creation, Solania dragons mix the martial powers of the sublime way with the psionic arts of a journeyman egoist. Unlike the dragons of the lower layers of Celestia they lack magic of any sort relying instead only on these two sources of power. Just because neither can stand up to an enraged wizard at the height of his power, doesn’t mean that anyone other than a berk or a barmy would want to fight one of these bloods. They’re strong, determined, and able to use their coupled powers to quite some effectiveness when they…

    …Solania dragons also seem to have a unique relationship with the First Monastery of the Planes-Militant*. This representation of the ideals of paladinhood, one could say the very heart of all paladinic orders in the multiverse, has been threatened more than once by fiendish assault. After an evil warrior ascended to godhood and riding the wave of newfound power tried to destroy the monastery its archon potentate commander called together all the Solania dragons and divided the entirety of these works between the Solania dragons granting each dragon one portion. The descendants of these dragons have had a mixture of the works, growing into their very scales. Even should the First Monastery ever fall its lore will be preserved in the form of these dragons.

    -Zasper, Archmage of the…

    Again I apologize that the cats tore the manuscript so that the translation is incomplete. As for the footnote while it was lost before I could finish translating it, I believe it referenced the books entitled The Planes of Law as another possible source of information on the First Monastery.

    Solania dragons are noble-minded aids to travelers on the layer, but they are also the final watchmen of the 7 Heavens a last line to prevent the impure from rising to the upper heavens. As no assault in the recent (last 100,000 years) history of the planes has successfully breached this layer they would seem to do a competent job.

    Solania dragons have stout bodies the color of stone. Their grey scales are covered in celestial writing, the collected records of the First Monastery if Zasper is to be believed. Their heads have 14 horns, arranged in two rows of seven, and seven spines run down their backs. Their eyes are the color of burnished silver. They have 4 claws upon each hand (the additional notes by Zasper do detail his investigation into the possible relationship with lung dragons, but I only translate his summaries), and their tails are flat and wide.

    Age Size Hit Dice Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha BAB/Grp Atk Fort Ref Will Breath Weapon Damage Breath Weapon DC Frightful Presence
    Wyrmling M 9d12+18 (76 hp) 19 10 15 10 15 10 9/13 13 8 6 8 2d6 16 -
    Very Young L 12d12+24 (102 hp) 21 10 15 12 15 12 12/21 16 10 8 10 4d6 18 -
    Young L 15d12+45 (136 hp) 23 10 17 12 17 12 15/25 20 12 9 12 6d6 20 -
    Juvenile H 18d12+54 (162 hp) 25 10 17 14 19 14 18/33 23 14 11 14 8d6 22 -
    Young Adult H 21d12+84 (220 hp) 27 10 19 16 19 14 21/37 27 16 12 16 10d6 24 22
    Adult H 24d12+120 (276 hp) 29 10 21 16 21 16 24/41 31 19 14 19 12d6 27 25
    Mature Adult H 27d12+162 (337 hp) 31 10 23 18 21 16 27/45 35 21 15 21 14d6 29 26
    Old G 30d12+180 (375 hp) 35 10 23 18 23 18 30/54 38 23 17 23 16d6 31 29
    Very Old G 33d12+231 (445 hp) 37 10 25 20 25 18 33/58 42 25 18 25 18d6 33 30
    Ancient G 36d12+288 (522 hp) 39 10 27 22 27 20 36/62 46 28 20 28 20d6 36 33
    Wyrm C 39d12+361 (604 hp) 43 10 29 24 29 22 39/71 47 30 21 30 22d6 38 35
    Great Wyrm C 42d12+420 (686 hp) 45 10 31 26 31 24 42/75 51 33 23 33 24d6 41 38

    Age Speed Init AC SR Special Abilities Manifester Level Initiator Level Maneuvers Known Maneuvers Readied Stances Known
    Wyrmling 40-ft, climb 20-ft +0 18 (+8 natural) - Immunity to cold, electricity and petrification, Gravity, vulnerability to fire - - - - -
    Very Young 60-ft, climb 30-ft +0 20 (-1 size, +11 natural) - Smite Evil - - - - -
    Young 60-ft, climb 30-ft +0 23 (-1 size, +14 natural) - - - - - - -
    Juvenile 60-ft, climb 30-ft +0 25 (-2 size, +17 natural) - Battle Art of the Stone Dragon - 1st 2 1 1
    Young Adult 60-ft, climb 30-ft +0 28 (-2 size, +20 natural) 21 DR 5/evil - 3rd 4 1 1
    Adult 60-ft, climb 30-ft +0 31 (-2 size, +23 natural) 23 Battle Art of the Diamond Mind - 5th 6 2 1
    Mature Adult 60-ft, climb 30-ft +0 34 (-2 size, +26 natural) 26 DR 10/evil 1st 7th 8 2 1
    Old 60-ft, climb 60-ft +0 35 (-4 size, +29 natural) 28 Battle Art of the Iron Heart 3rd 9th 10 3 2
    Very Old 60-ft, climb 60-ft +0 38 (-4 size, +32 natural) 31 DR 15/evil 5th 11th 12 3 2
    Ancient 60-ft, climb 60-ft +0 41 (-4 size, +35 natural) 34 Battle Art of the Devoted Spirit 7th 13th 14 4 2
    Wyrm 60-ft, climb 60-ft +0 40 (-8 size, +38 natural) 37 DR 20/evil 9th 15th 16 4 2
    Great Wyrm 60-ft, climb 60-ft +0 43 (-8 size, +41 natural) 40 Holy Warrior 11th 17th 18 5 3

    Special Abilities:

    Breath Weapon (Su): A Solania dragon has only one breath weapon a cone of righteous energy. It turns chaos and evil in against themselves. A lawful good, neutral good, or lawful neutral creature takes no damage from this effect. A lawful evil, true neutral, or chaotic good creature takes half the listed damage (Will halves). A neutral evil or chaotic neutral creature takes the listed damage (Will halves) and if it fails its Will save is sickened for 1d4+age category rounds. A chaotic evil creature takes double the listed damage (Will halves) and if it fails its Will save is nauseated for 1d4 rounds and then sickened for 1 round per age category.

    Wingless: A Solania dragon has no wings and may not make wing attacks.

    Gravity (Su): All spells and effects that grant flight (including spells to polymorph into winged creatures) with a spell level equal to or less than the Solania dragon’s age category are suppressed within 30-ft per age category of the Solania dragon. This suppression is like an anti-magic field, and does not allow even the use of Feather Fall or the slow falling effect of a dispelled Fly spell.

    Smite Evil (Su): 1/encounter a very young or older Solania dragon may perform a smite. If this attack is against an evil aligned creature it adds its Charisma modifier to its attack roll, and its hit dice to its damage.

    Battle Art of the Stone Dragon (Su): Whenever a juvenile or older Solania dragon strikes a foe in melee for lethal damage it gains temporary hp equal to its constitution modifier (minimum 1). In addition the natural weapons of a Solania dragon now count as Adamantine for the purposes of overcoming DR.

    Battle Art of the Diamond Mind (Su): Whenever an adult or older Solania dragon strikes a foe in melee for lethal damage it may attempt to regain its psionic focus as a swift action. In addition the natural weapons of a Solania dragon now count as Silver for the purposes of overcoming DR.

    Battle Art of the Iron Heart (Su): An old or older Solania dragon automatically confirms critical threats when it hits an enemy in melee. In addition the natural weapons of a Solania dragon now count as Cold Iron for the purposes of overcoming DR.

    Battle Art of the Devoted Spirit (Su): An ancient or older Solania dragon heals all good aligned creatures within 60-ft other than itself an amount equal to its hit dice each time it deals lethal damage to an evil creature in melee.

    Holy Warrior (Su): An great wyrm Solania dragon deals an extra 5 points of damage per attack against creatures with DR penetrable to good aligned weapons (including good and/or another source).

    Martial Maneuvers: A Solania dragon learns the listed number of maneuvers (it does not get to swap out old ones upon leveling up) and stances and may ready the listed number. It may learn maneuvers from the Devoted Spirit, Diamond Mind, Iron Heart, and Stone Dragon disciplines. It may spend a full round action to re-ready 1 maneuver of its choice.

    Psionics: A Solania dragon manifests psionic powers as a psion of the listed level. It may select powers from the psion/wilder general list, the egoist discipline list, and the guardian and physical power mantles.

    Skills: Solania dragons gain a +8 racial bonus on climb checks due to their climb speed. Balance, Climb, and Jump are class skills for Solania dragons.
    Last edited by Zaydos; 2014-08-26 at 04:00 PM.
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