shape into that of an animal or humanoid creature.Gold dragons are powerful combatants, and they have two separate breathweapons. The first is fire. In the second, the dragon holds the fire in theirbodies and instead of exhaling the fire, exhales air over the fire which emits acone of hot, dry, dehydrating air that weakens foes.
Lair :Unlike most other species of dragons, gold dragons devote immense time andenergy to the construction of their lairs. The layout of their lairs often resemblethose of elegant human mansions, albeit buried underground. Rooms are well-constructed and elegantly decorated with the many art treasures the golddragon has collected over its lifetime. Typical rooms in a gold dragon's lairinclude a main hall, a banquet hall, a resting chamber, a study, a kitchen, alobby, a storage room, and perhaps even a lavatory. Many gold dragons evenhave a glass-walled observatory, especially if they live underwater.Gold dragons are known to reside in the Serpent Hills, the Earthfast Mountains,the Vast, the Graypeak Mountains, Loudwater, the Orsraun Mountains and Turmish.Combat:Gold dragons prefer to talk rather than to fight. They will never engage incombat if they believe it is unnecessary. Once they believe it is necessary,however, they are amazingly powerful opponents. Their ability to breathe firerivals that of the eldest red dragons, and they will pour their entire being into abattle against evil. Gold dragons dislike killing, but they do not hesitate to doso if it is necessary in order to defeat an evil foe.Parenting and Development:Gold dragon eggs must be incubated in a nest of open flames. A newly hatchedgold wyrmling appears similar to an adult, except that it lacks horns or tentaclewhiskers. At some point, however, the biological parents may send thewyrmling to live with foster parents; this allows the parents to undertake theirown quests, as well as exposing the wyrmling to new experiences.Wyrmling, very young, young, juvenile, and young adult gold dragons tend tobe solitary or live in a clutch of 2-5 dragons; adults, mature adults, olderdragons, wyrms or great wyrms will live solitarily, in a pair, or a familyconsisting of a couple of adults and several offspring.Society: