Sanctified Young Red Dragon* (CR 6)

Large Dragon (Fire)
Alignment: Usually chaotic good
Initiative: +4; Senses: blindsense 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, Listen +16, and Spot
Languages: Tongues SA


AC: 18 (-1 size +9 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 18
Hit Dice: 10d12+30 (95 hp)
Fort +10, Ref +7, Will +8
Speed: 40 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor)
Space: 10 ft./5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)
Base Attack +10; Grapple +19
Attack: Bite +14 melee or light ray +14 ranged touch
Full Attack: Bite +14 melee and 2 claws +10 melee and 2 wings +10 and tail slap; or light ray +14 ranged touch
Damage: Bite 2d6+5, claws 1d8+2, wings 1d6+2, tail slap 1d8+8, light ray 5d6 against evil foes
Special Attacks/Actions: Breath weapon, light ray
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 10, Con 17, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 12
Special Qualities: Aura of menace, immunity to fire, low-light vision, magic circle against evil, SR 23, vulnerability to cold
Feats: Alertness; Hover; Improved Initiative; Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills: +16, Bluff +14, Diplomacy +18, Disguise +1 (+3 acting), Intimidate +16, Listen +16, Search +14, Sense Motive +14, Spot, and Survival +1 (+3 following tracks)
Advancement: By age category or character class
Climate/Terrain: Warm mountains
Organization: Solitary or clutch (2-5)
Treasure: Triple standard

Source: Book of Exalted Deeds

Combat

The sanctified red dragon's natural weapons, and any weapons it wields, are considered good weapons for purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Breath Weapon (Su): 40-ft. cone, 4d10 fire, Reflex save DC 18.

Light Ray (Su): Once per round, as a standard action, the sanctified red dragon can fire a ray of searing light from its eyes. The ray is treated as a ranged touch attack and has a maximum range of 60 feet. Against evil creatures, the ray deals 5d6 points of damage. The light has no harmful effect on non-evil creatures.

Aura of Menace (Su): A righteous aura surrounds the sanctified red dragon. Any hostile creature within a 20-foot radius of it must make a DC 20 Will save to resist its effects. Those who fail take a -2 penalty on attacks, AC, and saves for one day or until they successfully hit the sanctified red dragon. A creature that has resisted or broken the effect cannot be affected again by this sanctified red dragon's aura for one day.

Magic Circle against Evil (Su): A magic circle against evil effect always surrounds the sanctified red dragon, as the magic circle against evil spell. Caster level 10th.

Tongues (Su): The very young red dragon can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell cast by 10th-level sorcerer. This ability is always active.

Fire Subtype

A creature with the fire subtype has immunity to fire. It has vulnerability to cold, which means it takes half again as much (+50%) damage as normal from cold, regardless of whether a saving throw is allowed, or if the save is a success or failure.

This is a sample creature derived from a Template.