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26 HEre come the chromatics!!!! on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:34 am

As dragonslayers I think we should brush up on our prey, especially you Shoo since you are rolling up a class that has extensive knowledge of Dragons here is a bit of help and food for roleplaying...Knowledge is power!!!

Blue Dragons


Blue dragons, also known as storm dragons, are
among the most vain and prideful of an arrogant
race. They take great pleasure in wielding their
power, engaging in combat or lording over humanoids
and other lesser creatures to prove that they
can do so, rather than out of any real desire for
results. A blue dragon might forgive insults, but it
reacts with rage to any insinuation that it is weak or
inferior. Blues are also extremely territorial dragons.
They rarely give intruders, even accidental ones, the
opportunity to explain themselves. Blue dragons
are more likely than other varieties of chromatic
dragons to battle powerful enemies or other dragons
over violated borders. This can prove particularly
problematic, given that blue dragons are also
more finicky about their environment than their
cousins.

When other creatures give due respect to blue
dragons’ pride and territorial claims, however,
blues can be the most reasonable of the chromatic
dragons. Blues lack the cruelty of black dragons and
the ambition of greens and reds. Some blue dragons
live as peaceful neighbors of humanoid communities
or even, on occasion, of other dragon varieties. Blues
might also employ humanoids to perform tasks for
them, because blues enjoy both the opportunity to
command others (thus showing their superiority) and
the accomplishment of goals without having to exert
themselves. Blue dragons savor large prey such as cattle and
herd animals, preferring meals of fewer, larger
creatures over many small meals. Blues have no particular
desire to hunt sentient prey, but neither have
they any compunction about doing so if opportunities
present themselves. Blues prefer their meat charred
but not cooked through: “lightly kissed by the lightning,”
as one blue reputedly put it.

Blue dragons rarely land during combat, preferring
flight and far-reaching attacks to lumbering over
land in close melee. Because they like to fight from a
distance, blue dragons consider combat a long-term
engagement. They fly near enough to their opponents
to unleash a few barrages, then vanish, and then
return—sometimes minutes or hours later.
On rare occasions when a blue dragon hunts from
the ground or rests away from its lair, it conceals itself
beneath the terrain, burrowing with powerful claws.
Because most stormy regions have soft ground, such
as the sand of a coastline or the rich soil of a rain
forest, blue dragons find it easy to hide in this fashion.

Black Dragons

Also called skull dragons (due to the general shape
of their heads) and swamp dragons, black dragons
are perhaps the most malicious chromatics. Reds
might have greater tempers, greens more ambition
to deceive and control, but few other dragons share
the cruelty of black dragons. Black dragons hunt not
merely to survive or to protect their territory, but
also for the sheer joy of causing pain. They care not
whether their victims are helpless or hazardous,
weak or powerful. Violence brings satisfaction.
Black dragons are also among the most cowardly
of chromatic dragons.

Though quick to engage incombat, they also quickly
retreat if opponents provemore dangerous than expected.
Given black dragons’ propensity for laying
ambushes and striking from hiding, however, would-
be victims might find it impossible to distinguish a
fleeing black dragon from one regrouping to attack from
another angle. When possible, black dragons prefer to feed on
sentient beings, considering fey creatures particular
delicacies. The bulk of their diet consists of swamp
creatures such as snakes, alligators, small mammals,
and birds. Like alligators, black dragons might let
their prey rot in the mud at the bottoms of swamps
because they prefer the texture and flavor of putrefied
flesh.

Black dragons fight on land only when circumstances
force them to do so. They prefer to fight either
in the water or on the wing.


Green Dragons


Few dragons are as utterly reviled among humanoids
as green dragons, known also as forest dragons.
Although green dragons might not be as powerful
or as destructive as some of their kin, they are
innately and instinctively deceptive. They lie as easily
as people speak, and they are good at it. They love
intrigue and prefer to achieve their goals through
guile and double-dealing over any other means. Any
brute can hunt, but it takes skill and intelligence to
trick one’s prey into offering itself for dinner. Adding
this attitude to a green’s belligerent nature—to a green
dragon, a weak creature is either prey or pawn, and
nearly all creatures are weak—makes the creature a
loathsome, conniving beast.

Green dragons are among the chromatics most
likely to interfere with nearby humanoid communities.
Some greens terrorize their neighbors into
obedience. Others play and experiment with local
political and mercantile interests. A green dragon
might use bribes and intimidation to gain the cooperation
of a few select members of a community and
then see how much authority it can obtain by proxy
before other humanoids discover its minions. Greens
might not have lofty goals for this sort of manipulation;
they enjoy the process and the practice for its
own sake.

Green dragons might negotiate peaceful coexistence
with their neighbors, as long as territories and
resources do not overlap. Anyone entering into such
an arrangement, however, should do so with great
care. Green dragons take devilish delight in finding
loopholes in such agreements

Red Dragons

When legends, fairy tales, and fables speak of dragons
without specifying a color—when they tell of
kingdoms laid waste, virtuous maidens sacrificed,
and valiant heroes sent home as charred corpses—
odds are that they speak of the mighty red dragons.
Also called flame dragons, fire wyrms, and mountain
dragons, these horrific beasts epitomize the iconic
dragon traits. All dragons are predators, but reds
are the most voracious, consuming far more than
they require. All dragons are greedy, but reds are
avaricious beyond any point of reason, for they fully
believe that all wealth belongs to those strong enough
to take it (and no amount of wealth is ever enough).
All dragons are prideful, but reds are arrogant in the
extreme. They see themselves as the pinnacle of draconic
perfection.

Red dragons never forgive even the smallest
slights. They kill over territorial intrusion, over the
tiniest theft from their hoard, over an insult, or
because they want to. These great beasts take satisfaction
wherever and however they can get it. A red
dragon unable to slay a person who offends it will go
on a rampage, wreaking havoc and destruction upon
any nearby communities. Only enormous monetary
tributes can sate the legendary rage of a red dragon;
only blood can cool and drown that rage.
Red dragons are not mindlessly violent, however.
Accomplished strategists, they spend their time
developing vast arrays of tactics for use in every conceivable
combat scenario. They recognize the hazards
in attacking more potent foes—rare though such foes
might be. They back down from fights they do not
believe they can win, though doing so wounds their
pride to the bone.

A humanoid community that borders on a red
dragon’s territory can sometimes forestall the beast’s
wrath by offering frequent tribute in the form of treasure
and tasty young adults. Some red dragons enjoy
the power in ruling communities of lesser creatures,
but unlike green dragons, who do so by subtlety and
intrigue, reds demand obedience and slaughter all
who fail to comply. Red dragons take interest in news
of the world beyond their territories, in part so they
know how their status compares to that of other reds.
They might threaten homes and families in order to
force humanoids to travel into the wild and obtain
news. Most such unwilling messengers do not survive
to return, but red dragons have no qualms about that
turn of events. Humanoids are a renewable resource.

Like most dragons, reds can survive on almost
anything but prefer meat. More than any other
variety of dragon, though, red dragons hate to eat anything
else. Some starve themselves nearly to death
rather than consume plants or inorganic matter. They
eat any animals: humanoids, wild beasts, and even
other dragons—the younger, the better. Their preference
for tender meats gave rise to legends of dragons
kidnapping young people.

Reds fight equally well on land or in the air. They
relish melee combat as an opportunity to showcase
their superior strength. A red dragon never hesitates
to use its breath weapon, though, when the need
presents itself. It would rather reduce any possible
treasure or magic items to ash than allow the bearers
of those items to best it in combat: The dragon’s pride
overpowers its avarice.

Although red dragons might refrain from attacking
enemies that seem too strong, reds never retreat
from combat once any combatant sheds blood. Due to
their hubris, red dragons fight to the death more than
any other kind of chromatic dragon, even when they

White Dragons

White dragons—also called ice dragons or glacial
wyrms—have a reputation as dull, stupid creatures.
They do not deserve it. Although white dragons are
remarkably bestial, they are as intelligent as other
chromatic dragons. They care little for intricate
schemes or political power, preferring to live their
lives as hunters and collectors of treasure. They rely
more on instinct than on intellect. Although they still
live long and look to the distant future, they do not
worry about the future to the extent that their cousins
do. They prefer merely to keep themselves comfortably
fed and housed.

Like all capable predators, white dragons are masters
of their territories. They know the good hiding
spots and optimal ambush points. They hunt not only
well, but brutally. They kill swiftly and efficiently.
They lack the cruelty of black dragons and the ferocity
of reds. They also lack those dragons’ inclination
to engage with or manipulate intruders or neighbors.
Unless potential victims quickly offer solid reasons
not to kill them, white dragons likely slay first, eat
second, and never consider asking questions. The
few offers known to have saved fast-talking travelers
included gifts of gems with promises of more gems to
come or, even better, gifts and promises of more meat
than the travelers themselves would provide if eaten.

Like all chromatic dragons, white dragons look
down on other creatures. In the white dragon’s case,
this attitude is evidence of its tendency to view all
living creatures as potential prey. Prey is, after all,
inferior to the hunter strong enough to eat it.
Rarely, if ever, can a community negotiate peaceful
coexistence with a white dragon whose territory borders
it. Members of a community might have a slim
chance of convincing a dragon to leave their livestock
alone, at least for a while, if they display a significant
show of force or give a truly magnificent bribe. Barring
these options, however, nothing but the dragon’s
death can stop it from hunting the people’s herd
animals—and probably the people themselves.

As animalistic hunters, white dragons have little
preference among types of prey. They attack and eat
the most convenient creatures worth the trouble of
killing. Because farmers’ cattle offer a lot more meat,
they interest a white dragon more than the farmers
themselves—but a dragon does not balk at eating
available sentient beings. White dragons prefer
frozen foods, burying their prey in snowbanks or
walls of ice for days or weeks before consuming it.
White dragons possess a few traits not purely
predatory. Like reds and blues, they have especially
long memories for grudges and insults. They might
seek revenge for slights many years after erring parties
have forgotten them.

Purple Dragons

Purple dragons, also known as deep dragons, are
possibly the least well known of the chromatic
dragon family. Most surface creatures have no
knowledge of the existence of purple dragons. Many
of those that have heard of purple dragons dismiss
such stories as myth or misconception. After all, in
the darkness below the earth, who can say whether
a dragon’s scales are purple or black?
Black dragons rarely live far underground. The
deeper explorers descend, the more likely they are to
encounter a purple dragon than a black. People who
live permanently in the deep hollows of the earth
know purple dragons as an all-too-real and muchfeared
threat.

A purple dragon is a talented manipulator of other
creatures. It achieves control through lies, misdirection,
and direct mental domination. A purple dragon
might seek control for any number of reasons, including
sheer delight in bandying its power about, a
desire to form a bulwark of allies and thralls for security,
or curiosity about newly discovered tunnels or
crevices leading to unknown areas deeper below, for
which recruiting bands of disposable explorers might
serve its purposes.

As much as purple dragons enjoy controlling other
creatures, however, they enjoy the thrill of exploration
even more. Even as explorers discover new lands
on the surface, purple dragons consider the globe’s
surface a paltry expanse compared to the deep
volume of the world’s interior, a space containing
orders of magnitude more possibility. In such a vast
space, wonderful mysteries await discovery. Whether
they follow tradition or answer a call in their blood,
deep dragons delight in exploration more than any
other kind of wyrm, especially if that exploration
leads deeper into the earth. Purple dragons relish the
discovery of places never before trod upon by sentient
creatures—or at least not visited for ages.

A purple dragon might negotiate with people who
offer information about undiscovered locations deep
in the earth, but only if the dragon believes that its
negotiators can provide more maps and information
in the long term than it can obtain by dispatching or
dominating them immediately. If such a negotiation
succeeds, a purple dragon can prove a reasonable
short-term ally. In fact, purple dragons have allied
with disparate groups of drow many times over the
centuries. Purples have also allied with undead,
sometimes laying clutches of eggs with wraiths or
shadows nearby to watch over the hatcheries.
Purple dragons favor prey caught in sunless seas
and subterranean rivers. They consume blind albino
fish caught en masse but especially like to season
their diets with kuo-toas and aboleths. In a pinch, a
purple dragon will hunt down living creatures of any
other kind.

When a purple dragon must fight for food or
information, it attempts to spy upon its intended
targets long enough to learn something useful before
announcing itself. It might even let the targets of its
observation go on their way. If hungry enough, feeling
territorial, or wanting to play, however, a purple
dragon takes its quarry by surprise if possible.
Purple dragons keep to the peripheries of caverns
during fights. They especially like to lurk near boltholes,
in case events turn against them. Ideally, a
dragon suborns one or more targets each round with
its dominating gaze, seeding chaos and fear in the
ranks of its foe.

Credit goes to the Draconomicon books and wikepedia.....



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27 Something cool aswell... on Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:02 am

Environmental Diffusion
One of the strangest aspects of a dragon’s mystical,
elemental nature sometimes comes into play after
death. Most dead dragons decay into bones and dust
over the course of years. On occasion, however, the
energy flowing through the dragon’s heart and blood
diffuses into the surrounding region, creating an area
of environmental chaos.

This phenomenon happens most often with
ancient dragons, very rarely with elders and adults,
and almost never in young dragons—but within those
categories, there appears to be no way to predict
which dragons will decompose in this way. Even
among the ancients, fewer than 20 percent experience
environmental diffusion.

When environmental diffusion occurs, the dragon’s
entire body decays into nothingness relatively
quickly: over the course of a few months. The surrounding
area becomes inundated with the dragon’s
internal energy, resulting in a permanent (or at least
extremely long-lasting) environmental shift. The area
averages a radius of about 100 squares (500 feet) per
level of the deceased dragon.

The nature of the environmental change depends
on the dragon. In the case of blue dragons, for
instance, the area becomes the center of a permanent
storm, one that rages and thunders regardless of predominant
weather patterns.

In draconic tradition, a dragon that locates an
area of elemental diffusion left by a wyrm of its own
variety considers such a discovery an omen of luck.
Dragons that find such areas normally attempt to
make lairs within.

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28 Meh... on Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:42 am

I made it so they get the plus one bonus to hit with it since its their only weapon of choose, the bonus replaces the +1 elves recieves anyway from when using Longswords, shorts swords and bows...since dragon Lieges cant use any of these weapons anyway it seems like a fair trade...

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