Yaunthom Drakes | New Monster for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Coming up at the end of February, I’ll be launching two cool books for Patrons. These books will be available here on the site as well as FREE in their blog format as usual.

The first book will be an adventure set in the Patron-created world of Wandrossa. While it’s still in the works (and doesn’t have a title yet), it’s a mystery involving fey and aberrations in the Ninth Kingdom of Enombath. I expect this book to have between 15-20 pages.

The second book will be a medium-sized creature code titled Creaturepedia: Monsters of the Ninth Kingdom Vol 1. This collection will include a number of original monsters created for the setting. I’m projecting that this one will be a bit larger with 30-40 pages.

What monsters will be in the Creaturepedia?

So far, here are the monsters that you can expect. Note that many of the names are placeholders:

I’ll be statting up these monsters over the course of the next week or so. So far, these are only CR 0 – 4 creatures. But I’ll probably add in another round of higher CR monsters, too.

Creaturepedia Request

Here is a monster request from Patron John:

Drakecrags are home to small, draconic flying mounts found only here. Depending on which races are in majority, perhaps a unique military usage of the Drakes, or a resource to be exported…

John, of course, is referencing the Drakecrags, a mountainous range located at the southwestern corner of the Wicked Maple Grove region of the Blackleaf Forest.

wicked-pale-grove-surroundings

In honor of John’s idea, I’ve decided to name these small, flying dragons after John: yaunthom drakes.

Yaunthom Drake

Large dragon, unaligned


Armor Class 15 (natural armor)

Hit Points 105 (10d10 + 50)

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.


Abilities Str 20 (+5), Dex 11 (+0), Con 20 (+5), Int 3 (-4), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 7 (-2)


Skills Perception +4

Damage Immunities fire

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14

Languages

Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


Actions

Multiattack. The yaunthom drake makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its talons.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) piercing damage.

Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 5) slashing damage.

Fire Breath (Recharge 6). The drake breathes fire in a 30-foot line that is 5 feet wide. Each creature in the area must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save or half as much damage on a successful one. The fire ignites any flammable objects not worn or carried.

 

Become a worldbuilder!

This is just one of many monsters to be made this month that will be a part of Creaturepedia: Monsters of the Ninth Kingdom Vol 1. Everything included in this volume was requested or suggested by my worldbuilder patrons.

If you would like to suggest a creature for the Creaturepedia, be sure to head over to my Patron page. It’s $3 to join and not only do you get to become a world-builder and help create Wandrossa, but you also get requests and the majority of the monthly PDFs that come through the site.

Become a DMDave patron, today!

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