Andraemos, Adult Brass Dragon
Large natural magical beast (dragon)
Level 15 Solo Artillery XP 6000

Initiative +12        Senses Perception +15; Darkvision
HP 600; Bloodied 300 ; see also bloodied breath
AC 28; Fortitude 28, Reflex 27, Will 26
Resist 20 fire
Saving Throws +5
Speed 8, fly 10 (hover), overland flight 12
Action Points 2

Bite (standard, at-will) Fire

Reach 2; +22 vs AC; 1d10+7 damage plus 1d6 fire damage.

Claw (standard, at-will)

Reach 2; +22 vs AC; 1d8+7 damage.

Dragon Ire (standard, at-will)

Andraemos makes two claw attacks or one bite attack, and then shifts 1 square.

Wing Buffet (immediate reaction, when an enemy enters or leaves an adjacent square, )

Targets the triggering enemy; +20 vs Fortitude; 1d10+7 damage, the target is knocked prone, and Andraemos shifts 2 squares.

Breath Weapon (standard, recharge ) Fire

Close blast 5; +20 vs Reflex; 3d8+7 fire damage, and the target is knocked prone. Miss: Half damage.

Bloodied Breath (free, when first bloodied, encounter) Fire

Breath weapon recharges, and Andraemos uses it. If he is flying, he can shift 5 squares before making this attack

Fire Stream (standard, at-will) Fire

Ranged 10; +20 vs Reflex; 3d6+6 fire damage, and any creature adjacent to the target takes 2d10 fire damage.

Frightful Presence (standard, encounter) Fear

Close burst 5; targets enemies; +20 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).

Mark of Death

Andraemos’s attacks deal 1d6 extra damage to any target marked by one of his allies.

Alignment Unaligned        Languages Common, Draconic
Skills Arcana +16, Athletics +17, Insight +15, Intimidate +16
Str 21 (+12)      Dex 20 (+12)      Wis 16 (+10)
Con 22 (+13)      Int 18 (+11)      Cha 19 (+11)

Description: MANY DRAGONS ACHIEVE a certain level of fame—or infamy—for terrorizing a local populace and demanding or seizing its wealth. These relationships, between a dragon and a fearful region, are the subjects of countless stories told in scores of inns. Many dragons are content to make a name for themselves in just a township or two. But others have larger plans.
Andraemos’s ambitions began at a young age. Legend tells that he was one of four hatchlings in a brood, but he outlived each of his siblings, stealing their food behind the back of their mother. It wasn’t long before he had learned everything he thought he could from his parent and set off into his harsh desert home to make his own way.
But Andraemos wasn’t done with his mother yet. She had seen the quiet ambition in his eyes and knew about the theft of food that enabled him to grow strong at the expense of his siblings. Such is the way of the desert, she knew, so she let it lie. But before Andraemos could escape her desert territory, she decided she did not relish the thought of a competitor dragon—especially one so hungry for power—lairing near her. She attacked, so the stories say, and caught the young dragon by surprise. But Andraemos was cleverer than even his mother had given him credit for being, and when their battle led into a narrow ravine filled with fragile, towering spires of rock, Andraemos finally found his advantage. He spun in mid-flight and fired a blast of fire at a precarious boulder perched atop a delicate spire of stone. The spire splintered and collapsed, and with perfect timing, the boulder fell on Andraemos’s mother, crushing her skull and driving her body to the ravine floor below.


Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 202.