Karasendrieth, The Dragon Bard

Dragon Magazine #326
By Richard Lee Byers

Born in the great forest of Cormanthor a century ago, Karasendrieth (Kara) spent her first hundred years wandering the North, spreading joy with her songs and stories, and when circumstances warranted, gallantly defending the innocent. When the Rage threatened, she alone sensed that this time the madness would never abate of its own accord and dared to hope someone could discover a remedy. Accordingly, she organized a fellowship of like-minded comrades to seek it.

Karasendrieth, Female Adult Song Dragon: CR 13; Large dragon (electricity); RD 20d12+60; hp 190; Init +2; Spd 50 ft., fly 170 ft. (good); AC 30, touch 11, flat-footed 28; Base Atk +23; Grp +31; Atk +26 melee (2d6+4, bite); Full Atk +26 melee (2d6+4, bite and +21 melee (1d8+2, 2 claws) and +21 melee (1d6+2, 2 wings) and +18 melee (1d8+6, tail slap); Space/Reach 10 ft/5 ft. (10 ft. with bite); SA breath weapon (40-ft. cone, 12d6 electrically charged vapor, Reflex DC 23 half), frightful presence (180-ft. radius, RD 19 or fewer, Will DC 28 negates), spell-like abilities, spells; SQ alternate form, blindsense 60 ft., damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 120 ft., immunity to electricity, poison, sleep, and paralysis, low-light vision, spell resistance 23, tongues, true seeing 15 feet; AL CC; SV Fort +18, Ref +14, Will +23; Str 19, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 22, Wis 23, Cha 26.

Skills: Bluff +19, Concentration +26, Diplomacy +31, Gather Information +13, Knowledge (local) +29, Listen +29, Perform (comedy) +19, Perform (oratory) +19, Perform (sing) +19, Perform (stringed instruments) +19, Search +29, Sense Motive +18, Spot +29.

Feats: Adroit Flyby Attack, Flyby Attack, Improved Maneuverability, Improved Speed, Power Climb, Wingover.

Spell-Like Abilities: 1/hour - darkness, light; 2/day - blink, featherfall. Caster level 6th; Save DC 18 + spell level. As Kara is actually on the cusp between young adulthood and full maturity, her ability to teleport has not yet manifested.

Spells: As 5th-level sorcerer (8/7/5/4/2; Save DC 18 + spell level). (Note: Kara's mystical abilities have developed somewhat differently than those of the average song dragon. In general, she's an unusually accomplished sorceress, but has yet to learn to cast spells from the Healing, Travel, and Trickery domains.)

Languages: Aragrakh, Chessentan, Chondathan, Common, Damaran, Draconic, Elven, and Sylvan.

Possessions: Bag of holding (Type I). Like most dragons, Kara possesses a lair and a treasure hoard, which the DM can stock as desired.

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