Fire Egg Fabrication
Level 9 Warder
XP 400

The nest contains what looks like barrel-sized dragon eggs. But once an individual moves close, the eggs explode in a fiery burst.

Trap: One square is filled with a nest containing three to six artificial dragon eggs, primed to explode if disturbed.Perception     DC 19: The character notices that the dragon eggs are not real.TriggerWhen a creature moves adjacent to the square containing the fire egg fabrication or when the eggs in the nest are moved, the trap attacks.AttackOpportunity Action      Close blast 3
Targets: Each creature in the blastAttack: +12 vs. ReflexHit: 3d8 + 5 fire damage and ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends).Countermeasures     A character can attack the fire egg fabrication (AC 18, other defenses 13; hp 1). If it is damaged, the trap attacks. A character who hits the trap from a sufficient distance, using a ranged, area, or close attack, can set off the trap without causing damage to himself or herself.
     Athletics DC 30 or Athletics (with a running start) DC 15: A character can leap over the nest (and surrounding squares) by making a successful check.

Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, page(s) 57.