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Dragon, Mirror

Environment:Warm Mountains
Organization:Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile,and young adult: solitary or clutch (2-5);adult, mature adult, old, very old, wyrm,or great wyrm: solitary, pair, or family(1-2 and 2-5 offspring)
Challenge Rating:  Varies
Treasure:Double standard
Alignment:Usually Neutral
Advancement:Wyrmling 8-9HD (Small);
very young 11-12HD(Medium-size);
young 14-15HD (Medium-size);
juvenile 17-18HD (Large);
young adult 20-21HD(Large);
adult 23-24HD (Huge);
mature adult26-27HD (Huge);
old 29-30HD (Huge);
very old32-33HD (Huge);
ancient 35-36HD (Gargantuan);
wyrm 38-39HD (Gargantuan);
great wyrm41+ (Colossal)
Level Adjustment:See Below

Mirror dragons have beautiful mirrored scales that cover their entire slender, ribbon-like body. By the time the dragon has become of juvenile age their scales have become so fine, smooth, and reflective that it is difficult to tell where one scale ends and the next begins. Their movements are like water and as they fly they twist and twine about through the air like a windcatcher cloth set loose into a strong breeze. A lengthy mane of silvery hair spans from snout to the tip of their tail. Mirror-dragon's wings are vast fans of gossamer veiling which can be wrapped about the dragons body if it wishes. These wings are used more for steering the dragons body through the air, rather than propelling itself forward which it is able to do with its twining movements. All four of the dragons legs are slender and are kept against the dragons body while in flight. Mirror dragon's heads are lengthy and older dragons often sport a flowing beard of semi-translucent and silvery hair. As they age their pupils fade until the eyes resemble orbs of highly polished chrome.

Mirror dragons are typically non-combative, though they dislike creatures that work to destroy things and often work against such beings. Mirror dragons have also been known to spare the lives of their opponents in exchange for the secrets or other knowledge - though one who has angered a mirror dragon would be a fool to merely blurt out their information and hope for mercy, tact and cunning are two traits prized by these creatures.
    When in combat, a mirror dragon uses its spell abilities to confuse, mislead, becalm, or immobilize their opponent. Against more powerful enemies, the mirror dragon may play a game of cat-and-mouse. Disappearing and returning to surprise attack their enemy, in order to slowly wear them down.
    Breath Weapon (Su): A mirror dragon has two types of breath weapons, a powerful cone of wind and sonic sound, or a brilliant seed of electricity. While the former does only half the damage of the latter (only d8 per age category), creatures caught in the sonic blast are deafened and must succeed a Reflex save or be thrown back 10 ft. for every 5 points damage they took (suffering falling damage) and be stunned for 1d6 rounds. The latter breath weapon passes through each creature it strikes, in a straight line.
    Wind Walking (Su): While this ability functions similar to the spell, it is a supernatural ability of the mirror-dragon and a preferred mode of travel for long distances. The ability may function as long as the dragon desires and can be negated or resumed at will.
    Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): Clairaudience/clairvoyance; 3/day - polymorph, rainbow pattern, 2/day - mislead, tongues; 1/day - control weather, prismatic spray. A mirror dragons polymorph works just like the spell, except that each use allows only one change, which lasts until the dragon assumes another form or reverts to its own (which does not count as a use of this ability).
    Skills: Mirror dragons have the Jump skill for free at 1 ran per hit die.

Mirror dragons prefer to lair upon high clouds or to drift aimlessly in the wind. Rather than gathering treasure, mirror dragons hoard secrets and knowledge, using their clairvoyant skills to spy from the clouds. Occasionally mischievous, a mirror dragon will polymorph into a non- draconic guise and let lose a tasty secret it has learned, then retreat to the clouds to see the results of its work. Mirror dragons are known to travel great distances, to where ever the wind might take them, exploring all there is to see.

While they can sustain themselves on almost any substance, mirror dragons prefer to dine on cloud mist and rain drops. When a mirror dragon lays its eggs it hides them in an enchanted cloud with a solid floor. Mirror dragons mate for life, though the mated pairs are rarely seen together, they return to each other every few hundred years to mate and share what they have learned.

Variants and Resources
Age Size Hit Dice (hp) Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Base Atk/
 Attack Fort
Weapon (DC)
WyrmlingS7d12+7 (52)131313141514+7/+4+9+6+6+72d8 (14)-
Very youngM10d12+20 (85)151515141514+10/+12+12+9+9+94d8 (17)-
YoungL13d12+26 (110)171715161716+13/+20+15+10+11+116d8 (18)-
JuvenileL16d12+48 (152)192017181918+16/+24+19+13+15+148d8 (21)-
Young adultH19d12+76 (199)212319181918+19/+32+22+15+17+1510d8 (23)23
AdultH22d12+110 (253)242721202120+22/+37+27+18+21+1812d8 (26)26
Mature adultH25d12+125 (287)273121202120+25/+41+31+19+24+1914d8 (27)27
OldG28d12+168 (350)293323222322+28/+49+33+22+27+2216d8 (30)30
Very oldG31d12+186 (387)313523242524+31/+53+37+23+29+2418d8 (31)32
AncientG34d12+238 (459)333825262726+34/+57+41+26+33+2720d8 (34)35
WyrmC37d12+333 (573)364229282928+37/+66+42+29+36+2922d8 (37)37
Great WyrmC40d12+400 (660)404631303130+40/+71+47+32+40+3224d8 (40)40

Age Speed Init. AC Special Abilities SR Caster
Wyrmling40 ft., fly 100 ft. (average)+116 (+1 size, +4 natural, +1 Dex)Cold and electricity immunity,
Wind Walk
Very young40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+218 (+6 natural, +2 Dex)Polymorph--+114
Young40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+320 (-1 size, +8 natural, +3 Dex)--1st+136
Juvenile40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+524 (-1 size, +10 natural, +5 Dex)Clairaudience/Clairvoyance-3rd+159
Young adult40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+626 (-2 size, +12 natural, +6 Dex)DR 5/magic205th-12
Adult40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+830 (-2 size, +14 natural, +8 Dex)Rainbow Pattern, Tongues227th-14
Mature adult40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+1034 (-2 size, +16 natural, +10 Dex)DR 10/magic249th-17
Old40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+1135 (-4 size, +18 natural, +11 Dex)Mislead2511th-19
Very old40 ft., fly 150 ft. (average)+1238 (-4 size, +20 natural, +12 Dex)DR 15/magic2713th-20
Ancient40 ft., fly 200 ft. (average)+1442 (-4 size, +22 natural, +14 Dex)Control Weather2915th-22
Wyrm40 ft., fly 200 ft. (average)+1642 (-8 size, +24 natural, +16 Dex)DR 15/magic and adamantine3017th-23
Great Wyrm40 ft., fly 200 ft. (average)+1846 (-8 size, +26 natural, +18 Dex)Prismatic Spray3219th-25