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Sylmort has enslaved a number of hobgoblins for his personal amusement. He still enjoys personally causing pain to smaller things, but has now gotten big enough that doing so can attract unwanted attention from even more powerful beings, like human heroes looking to loot a hoard. By threatening the hobgoblins, he can have them raid towns for plenty of gold to add to his hoard... and when it comes down to it, isn't money the most important thing anyway?

Sylmort's lair is beneath a fire swamp, amidst a petrified forest.

Sylmort    CR 9

Male Black Dragon

CE Large Dragon (water)

Init +0, Senses Listen +20; Spot +20; Blindsense 60 ft.; Darkvision 120 ft.

Aura frightful presence

Languages Draconic


AC 24, touch 9, flat-footed 24 (-1 size, +15 natural)

hp 152 (16d12+48 HD); DR 5/magic

Immune Acid, Magical sleep and paralysis effects

Fort +13, Ref +10, Will +11


Spd 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (poor), swim 60 ft.

Melee bite +20 (2d6+4), claws +17/+17 (1d8+2), wings +17/+17 (1d6+2), and tail slap +17 (1d8+6)

Base Atk +16; Grp +24

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with bite)

Atk Options Flyby Attack, Power Attack, Cleave

Special Actions breath weapon

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL1; save DC 11 + spell level)

1st (4/day) — Shield, Obscuring Mist

Cantrips (5/day) — Arcane Mark, Flare, Ghost Sound, Touch of Fatigue

Spell-like Abilities (CL 5): 3/day—darkness (50 ft.)


Abilities Str 19 (+4), Dex 10 (+0), Con 17 (+3), Int 12 (+1), Wis 13 (+1), Cha 12 (+1)

SQ water breathing, low-light vision

Feats Multiattack, Flyby Attack, Ability Focus (Breath Weapon), Power Attack, Weapon Focus (Bite), Cleave

Skills Intimidate +18, Search +20, Sense Motive +20, Swim +23


Breath Weapon (Su): 10d4 acid, 80 ft. line (Reflex DC 23/half)

Frightful Presence (Ex): DC 19, 150 ft.

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