Pathfinder: What is a Half-Faerie Dragon?
Earlier today, we released the Book of Heroic Races: Half-Faerie Dragons race, but what exactly is a half-faerie dragon?
The very existence of half-faerie dragons brings a confused look to the faces of most enlightened sages and a blush to those of even the worldliest adventurers. Though the size difference between faerie dragons and most humanoids alone makes things awkward at best, half-dragons clearly descended from faerie dragons. They are a whimsical race of those derived from the rare physical or magical union of faerie dragons and one of any number of humanoid races such as humans or elves, the vast majority of their kind are the children of other half-faerie dragons. They have a propensity to “borrow” things without the owner’s permission as well as use their magical prowess to produce effects that are visually pleasing but have little practical use. They love apples and are said to grant wishes (although that last bit may not be entirely true). But no matter what, half-faerie dragons want to experience the moment and want to know about the experience of something as much as the facts.
Half-Faerie Dragon Racial Traits
Half-faerie dragons have the following racial traits.
+2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, +2 Charisma, –2 Constitution, –2 Wisdom: Half-faerie dragons are charismatic creatures, quick in both body and mind, but they suffer from distinctly fragile bodies and a lack of restraint and common sense.
Humanoid: Half-faerie dragons are humanoids with the draconic subtype.
Slow Speed: Half-faerie dragons have a base speed of 20 feet.
Small: Half-faerie dragons are Small creatures and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on their combat maneuver checks and to CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
Butterfly Wings (Ex): Half-faerie dragons possess fully functional butterfly-like wings just like true faerie dragons. Unlike their draconic ancestors, they cannot actually fly because of their frame and size. They are, however, capable of slowing
their descent during a fall and using their wings to help them jump and balance, as well as control themselves while flying magically, granting them a +2 racial bonus on Acrobatics and Fly checks.
Darkvision: Half-faerie dragons can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Arcane Whimsy (Sp): Half-faerie dragons can use prestidigitation as a spell-like ability a number of times per day equal to their Charisma modifier. The caster level for this ability equals the half-faerie dragon’s character level.
Breath Weapon (Su): Once per day, a half-faerie dragon can exhale a cloud of euphoric gas in a 10-foot cone. Creatures within the cone suffer euphoria for 1d6 rounds. Creatures affected by euphoria are staggered, sickened, and immune to fear effects for the duration. A Fortitude save (DC 10 + half the half-faerie dragon’s class level + the half-faerie dragon’s Constitution modifier) negates this effect.
Draconic Resistance: Half-faerie dragons gain a +2 racial saving throw bonus against paralysis and sleep effects.
Languages: Half-faerie dragons begin play speaking Common and Draconic. Half-faerie dragons with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, and Sylvan.