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A crown of cruel horns surrounds the head of this mighty young dragon. Thick scales the color of molten rock cover its long body.

Red Dragon, Young (CR 8)

XP 4,800
CE or CN Medium Dragon (Fire)
Init +6; Senses Dragon senses, smoke vision; Perception +16

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+2 dex, +9 natural)
hp 94 (9d12+27)
mp 34
Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +12
DR 5/magic; Immune Fire, Paralysis, Sleep; Strong Ice
Weakness Water

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)
Melee Bite +14 (1d8+7), 2 Claws +14 (1d6+5), 2 Wings +9 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks Breath Weapon (30-ft. cone, 4d10 fire damage, Reflex DC 17 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), Fireball, Healing Flame
Spells Known (FC CL 9th, Concentration +14)

At will – bleeddetect magic, ignitemendingmessage, read magic, torchlight
1st (DC 16) – detonate, fire
2nd (DC 17) detonate IIelemental resistance, fire II, see invisibility
3rd (DC 18) detonate III, dispel, fira, fire III, haste

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 12, Wis 18, Cha 12
Base Atk +9; CMB +14; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats CleaveImproved InitiativeIron WillPower AttackVital Strike
Skills Appraise +13, Bluff +13, Fly +14, Intimidate +13, Perception +16, Spellcraft +13, Stealth +14
Languages Common, Draconic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Fireball (Su)

As a standard action within 760 ft., a red dragon generates a searing explosion of flame that detonates with a low roar and deals 5d8 points of fire damage to every creature within the 20-ft.-radius. Every creature caught in the explosion must make a Reflex save (DC 18) to take half damage. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 3rd level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 21).

Healing Flame (Su)

Once every 1d4 rounds as a standard action, the red dragon manifests a sacred flame beneath his foe up to 30 feet away, dealing 6d6 points of damage (half holy/fire) and heals himself for half the damage dealt. The target must make a successful Fortitude save (DC 18) to take half damage and the red dragon does not gain any hit points. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 4th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 23).

Smoke Vision (Ex)

A red dragon can see perfectly in smoky conditions.