Adult Orium Dragon
Large natural magical beast (dragon)
Level 13 Solo Soldier XP 4000

Initiative +13        Senses Perception +12; Darkvision
HP 532; Bloodied 266 ; see also bloodied breath
AC 29; Fortitude 27, Reflex 25, Will 24
Resist 20 acid
Saving Throws +5
Speed 6, fly 8 (hover), overland flight 12
Action Points 2

Bite (standard, at-will) Acid

Reach 2; +20 vs AC; 1d10+6 damage plus 2d6 acid damage.

Claw (standard, at-will)

Reach 2; +20 vs AC; 1d12+6 damage, and the target is marked until the end of the dragon’s next turn.

Draconic Fury (standard, at-will)

The dragon makes two claw attacks and one bite attack

Breath Weapon (standard, recharges when one of the dragon's vaporous spirits is reduced to 0 hit points) Acid

Close blast 5; +16 vs Fortitude; 2d8+4 acid damage, and an adult vaporous serpent minion appears in any single unoccupied square in the blast. It acts just after the dragon in the initiative order.

Bloodied Breath (free, when first bloodied, encounter)

Breath weapon recharges, and the dragon uses it

Frightful Presence (standard, encounter) Fear

Close burst 5; targets enemies; +18 vs Will; the target is stunned until the end of the dragon’s next turn. Aftereffect: The target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls (save ends).

Alignment Unaligned        Languages Common, Draconic
Skills History +13, Insight +12, Intimidate +14
Str 23 (+12)      Dex 20 (+11)      Wis 13 (+7)
Con 21 (+11)      Int 14 (+8)      Cha 17 (+9)

Description: ORIUM DRAGONS LIVE AMONG RUINS of ancient civilizations, commanding lesser creatures to rebuild the glories of yesteryear and recapture the magic of fallen empires. To those under its protection, an orium dragon is a wise but sometimes harsh monarch. Those who threaten the dragon’s dreams of renewed empire find themselves choking on its corrosive breath—while they watch the vapor coalesce into a smoky serpent that attacks at the dragon’s command.

Update (2/8/2010)
In the frightful presence power, replace “+15 vs. Will” with “+18 vs. Will.” The power’s attack bonus is low and inconsistent with the other orium dragons’ attack bonuses.

Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 170.