The gold dragon is a traditional monster in both
fantasy fiction and role-playing games.
Gold dragons are one of the largest species of dragons.
They are good, wise, benevolent and a complete pain in the
butt. Gold dragons live lives free of compromise and they
uphold the causes of good and justice at all costs. They
spend much of their time polymorphed into the forms of
other good creatures. That annoying
travelling knight who insists on righting every wrong in
the kingdom might actually be a gold dragon in disguise.
Gold dragons are hatched from eggs and they come out dark yellow with
golden metallic flakes, as the dragon ages the
flecks get larger until the dragon becomes completely
golden. They have the ability to breathe both fire and
chlorine gas, both are extremely deadly. This ability
becomes more and more powerful as the dragon ages. Older
Gold dragons gain an many intrinsic magical abilities and
almost all of them are also studied wizards with massive
magical arsenals at their disposal. Gold dragons have many
human lifetimes to study magic and it takes
an archmage to even begin to be the equal of the average
Gold dragons can and will live anywhere. They tend to
favor dwellings of pure stone though,
favoring castles, caves and underground dungeons. They will
certainly have many hirelings, retainers and henchmen and
their lairs will never be left unguarded. Most gold dragons
will be on first name basis with any good
giants in the area and will certainly have mutual defense
agreements with them.
Gold dragons raise their young together in mated pairs. They tend to withdraw completely from the outside world when they have hatchlings. The concentrate on nothing other than the growth, training and development of the young dragons until they are finally ready to go out on their own.
Gold dragons can eat anything, mud, rock, jewels, anything at all. But they prefer to
subsist on a diet that consists of nothing but pearls and
gems. Bringing a gold dragon a nice juicy pearl is an
excellent way to get it to listen to what you have to say.
My monster nodes are usually based upon material in the
various AD&D rulebooks. But they are my own work, as I
often expand the information. In some cases I will
blatantly disagree with the source material. None of these
nodes are cut and paste. You are free to use my
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