Psionic Bestiary
Ectoplasmic Dragon
By Scott Brocius and Mark A. Jindra

Ectoplasmic Dragon
Dragon (Fire)
Environment: Demiplane of Ectoplasm, Astral Plane, underground
Organization: Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5); adult, mature adult, old, or very old: solitary, pair, or family (1-2 plus 2-5 offspring); ancient, wyrm, or great wyrm: solitary
Challenge Rating: Wyrmling 5; very young 7; young 9; juvenile 11; young adult 14; adult 16; mature adult 19; old 21; very old 22; ancient 24; wyrm 25; great wyrm 27
Treasure: Double standard
Alignment: Always chaotic neutral
Advancement: Wyrmling 9-10 HD; very young 12-13 HD; young 15-16 HD; juvenile 18-19 HD; young adult 21-22 HD; adult 24-25 HD; mature adult 27-28 HD; old 30-31 HD; very old 33-34 HD; ancient 36-37 HD; wyrm 39-40 HD; great wyrm 42+ HD.
Level Adjustment: Wyrmling +4; very young +5; young +6; others --.

Ectoplasmic Dragons by Age

Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base
Attack/
Grapple
Attack Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Breath
Weapon
(DC)
Frightful
Presence
DC
Wyrmling M 8d12+24 (76) 17 14 17 14 13 11 +8/+11 +11 +9 +8 +7 2d8 (17) --
Very young M 11d12+33 (104) 19 14 17 14 15 13 +11/+15 +15 +10 +9 +9 4d8 (18) --
Young L 14d12+56 (147) 23 14 19 16 15 13 +14/+24 +19 +13 +11 +11 6d8 (21) --
Juvenile L 17d12+68 (178) 25 14 19 16 17 15 +17/+28 +23 +14 +12 +13 8d8 (22) --
Young adult H 20d12+100 (230) 29 14 21 18 17 15 +20/+37 +27 +17 +14 +15 10d8 (25) 22
Adult H 23d12+115 (264) 31 14 21 18 19 17 +23/+41 +31 +18 +15 +17 12d8 (26) 24
Mature adult H 26d12+156 (325) 33 14 23 20 19 17 +26/+45 +35 +21 +17 +19 14d8 (29) 26
Old H 29d12+174 (362) 35 14 23 24 23 21 +29/+49 +39 +22 +18 +22 16d8 (30) 29
Very old G 32d12+224 (432) 39 14 25 26 23 21 +32/+58 +42 +25 +20 +24 18d8 (33) 31
Ancient G 35d12+280 (507) 41 14 27 28 25 23 +35/+62 +46 +27 +21 +26 20d8 (35) 33
Wyrm G 38d12+342 (589) 43 14 29 30 25 23 +38/+66 +50 +30 +23 +28 22d8 (38) 35
Great wyrm C 41d12+410 (676) 47 14 31 32 27 25 +41/+75 +51 +32 +24 +30 24d8 (40) 37

Ectoplasmic Dragon Abilities by Age

Age Speed Initiative AC Special
Abilities
Manifester
Level
PR
Wyrmling 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 80 ft. +2 19 (+2 Dex, +7 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 17 Planar travel, ectoplasm immunity -- --
Very young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 80 ft. +2 22 (+2 Dex, +10 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 20 Ectoplasmic cocoon -- --
Young 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 80 ft. +2 24 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +13 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 22 Chameleon 1st --
Juvenile 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 80 ft. +2 27 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +16 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 25 Negate psionics 3rd --
Young adult 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 29 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +19 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 27 DR 5/magic, whitefire aura 5d4 5th 21
Adult 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 32 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +22 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 30 Dismiss ectoplasm 7th 22
Mature adult 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 35 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +25 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 33 DR 10/magic, whitefire aura 10d4 9th 24
Old 40 ft., fly 200 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 38 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +28 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 36 Energy barrier 11th 25
Very old 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 39 (-4 size, +2 Dex, +31 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 37 DR 15/magic, whitefire aura 15d4 13th 27
Ancient 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 42 (-4 size, +2 Dex, +34 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 40 Catapsi 15th 28
Wyrm 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 45 (-4 size, +2 Dex, +37 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 43 DR 20/magic, whitefire aura 20d4 17th 30
Great wyrm 40 ft., fly 250 ft. (clumsy), swim 80 ft. +2 44 (-8 size, +2 Dex, +40 natural), touch 4, flat-footed 42 Mass cocoon 19th 31

This winged dragon has row of jagged spikes run down its neck and spine, and they become ever smaller until no trace remains as they meet the beginning of the dragon's tail. Its smooth hide shines with a mirrorlike luster. In flight, the movements of its translucent wings are flowing and majestic as though it were made of liquid. Its eyes swirl and roil in hues of deep blue, brilliant purple, and shining silver, betraying the chaos of its nature.

An ectoplasmic dragon has completely smooth skin; it lacks scales entirely. When first hatched, its skin is milky white with hints of pale blue and silver at the folds and around the eyes and head. As the dragon ages, these highlights become more pronounced until the dragon reaches the wyrm stage, when its hide achieves a mirrorlike sheen.

Ectoplasmic dragons are rarely seen since they are just beginning to emerge from the hatchery created on the Demiplane of Ectoplasm. Once they leave the demiplane, they rarely return. They instead choose to make their lairs on one of the chunks of debris found on the Astral Plane, though many travel to the Material Plane to seek treasure or a meal.

Combat

Ectoplasmic dragons are very erratic concerning combat. They all defend themselves when attacked, but whether they initiate combat depends on the individual's mood at the moment. An encounter with an ectoplasmic dragon can result in the dragon paying no attention to the party, having a spirited discussion over the latest battle on the Material Plane, or being attacked with complete abandon because someone was wearing pink. It is best to tread lightly around these unpredictable beings.

Breath Weapon (Su): An ectoplasmic dragon has one breath weapon: a burst of whitefire. The radius and range of the breath weapon are listed in the chart. They spit out a glob of raw ectoplasm that explodes upon reaching the desired range.

Dragon Size* Maximum Range Radius
Tiny* 30 feet 5 feet
Small* 40 feet 10 feet
Medium 60 feet 15 feet
Large 80 feet 20 feet
Huge 100 feet 25 feet
Gargantuan 120 feet 30 feet
Colossal 140 feet 35 feet

* Though ectoplasmic dragons cannot be smaller than Medium, these sizes were included for completeness.

Planar Travel (Su): Ectoplasmic dragons have the innate ability to pass instantly between the Material Plane and the Astral Plane as a standard action.

Psionics (Sp): 3/day -- chameleon, dismiss ectoplasm, ectoplasmic cocoon, negate psionics; 2/day -- energy barrier; 1/day -- catapsi, mass cocoon. Manifester level varies by age; save DC 10 + dragon's Intelligence modifier + power level. An ectoplasmic dragon manifests powers and gains additional attack and defense modes as if it were a psion with Metacreativity as its primary discipline.

Attack/Defense Modes: Id insinuation/mental barrier.

Whitefire Aura (Su): The ectoplasmic dragon can initiate its whitefire aura once per day as a standard action. It lasts 1 round per age category of the dragon. While the aura lasts, any creature striking the dragon with a natural or a handheld weapon deals normal damage, but at the same time the attacker takes the whitefire damage listed. If the attacker makes a successful Reflex save (DC same as frightful presence), it reduces damage by half.

Ectoplasm Immunity (Ex): An ectoplasmic dragon is not effected by the dismiss ectoplasm power.

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