BOXING DRAGON (Draco marciano)
Hit Dice: 5d10+5 (30 hp)
Initiative: +3 (Dex)
AC: 16 (+3 Dex, +3 natural)
Attacks: fist/ fist/ tail
Damage: 1d6+4 (bare fist, subdual damage only), 1d4+2 (padded fist, subdual damage only), 1d4+special (tail)
Face/ Reach: 5 by
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +4, Will 0
Abilities: Strength 18, Dexterity 16, Constitution 16, Intelligence 13,
Wisdom 9, Charisma 14
+4, Bluff +6, Diplomacy +2, Heal +4, Intimidate +8, Listen +3, Sense Motive +8, Spot +5
Feats: Ambidexterity, Blind-Fight, Dodge, Mobility, Improved Unarmed Strike, Two-Weapon Fighting,
Simple Weapon Proficiency
Climate/ terrain: Any (usually indoor)
Organization: Solitary or Pair
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
2 HD (Bantam), 3-4 HD (Welterweight), 6-7 HD (Heavyweight), 9-10 HD (Super-Heavyweight)
Description: These scrappy little cousins of the Great Wyrms have been bred for their
small size, strength, and speed. They are often kept as the pets of wizards,
who commonly train them for fights with other small dragons (or humanoids) for gambling purposes. This practice, known as "Drac Fighting" is illegal in most civilized areas.
Few, however, are willing to argue with a group of wizards with pet dragons.
The Boxing Dragons
stand between 5 and 6 ½ tall, and typically weigh over 350 pounds. There are
weight categories, ranging from "Bantam" (average 200 pounds) to "Super-Heavyweight" (over 700 pounds). The greatest difference between the various categories is the weight.
The height does not increase. The larger of the species are generally
friendly until provoked, while the smaller ones tend to be just plain mean.
speak a dialect of Common that is difficult to understand, unless one knows the code.
(For example, the phrase, "Cut me, coach," means that the Boxing Dragon is finding it difficult to
see, and wishes to have the wound above its eye healed.)
The Boxing Dragons'
most common method of combat is flailing its opponent with either its bare fists, or with padded gloves, until
its opponent is incapacitated. At this point, Draco marciano will raise its hands
in the air, and bounce on its hind legs. The Boxing Dragon will only accept one
opponent at a time. Efforts to introduce more than one opponent at a time have
proven unsuccessful. Draco marciano will attack the physically strongest opponent
first, and will punch that opponent senseless.
Should the Boxing
Dragon find itself outnumbered, it will resort to a tail whip, which trips opponents (on an opposed Str roll). This trip attempt does not provoke an attack of opportunity or a trip attempt by the opponent(s).
is a solitary creature, preferring to spend its time building its strength and stamina in preparation for its next victim. If encountered with other creatures, it may be with another Boxing Dragon of
the same size (or one category larger), or with a humanoid Fighter (4 levels higher than the Draco marcianos HD, known to
the Boxing Dragon as "Coach"). They will ignore any creatures, unless a direct
physical threat is made. Even then, they will measure the threat in the most
arrogant way possible, and dismiss it as "not worth (their) time."
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