Drake, Bakery

Family: Drake

Small dragon, lawful neutral

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 82 (11d6 + 44)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws Cha +5
Skills Insight +4, Persuasion +5
Damage Resistances fire Condition Immunities paralyzed, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Fire Weakness. If the bakery drake takes fire damage, it can’t use Yeast Slurry on its next turn. In addition, if the drake fails a saving throw against a spell or magical effect that deals fire damage, it becomes poisoned until the end of its next turn.
  • Keen Smell. The bakery drake has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The dough drake makes one Bite attack and two Claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Breath Weapon (Recharge 5–6). The bakery drake uses one of the following breath weapons.
  • Purifying Breath. The drake exhales the aroma of a warm, hearty meal in a 15-foot cone. All nonmagical food and drink in the area is purified and rendered free of poison and disease, and its flavor is enhanced in quality for 1 hour.
  • Yeast Slurry. The drake expels sticky yeast in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in the area must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw. On a failure, a target takes 14 (4d6) bludgeoning damage and is restrained for 1 minute. On a success, a target takes half the damage and its speed is reduced by 10 feet until the end of its next turn. A creature, including the restrained target, can use its action to free a restrained target by succeeding on a DC 13 Strength check.

ABOUT

Most bakery drakes live and work in the Dragon Empire, aiding in diplomatic endeavors with tasty meals when possible. Several have spread to larger cities. Many are expatriate drakes who desire only to help and learn from renowned bakers, while a few ply their trade to engage in spycraft.

This dragon’s scales are a deep brown, except along its golden?brown underbelly. The smell of baked bread emanates from it, and bits of salt and splotches of white flour dot its scales, giving it the coloration of a baked roll.

Bakery drakes inhabit bakeries, restaurants, and inns, where they devise resplendent pastries and other savory baked treats. Though most bakery drakes receive adoration in settled areas, they face danger in the wilderness, where their aroma makes them targets for hungry creatures.

No Shortcuts, No Artificiality. Bakery drakes zealously guard their reputations as bakers. While they calmly accept the opinion of those who don’t like the goods they produce, they take great offense when anyone suggests they cut corners or use magic to enhance their food. The drakes take care to point out when they use magic to enhance a food item to set expectations.

Consistent with their pride in their craft, they never poison food they prepare.

Sweet-Toothed Dragons. Bakery drakes enjoy fruit and have trouble controlling their appetites when preparing treats containing their favorite pieces. The drakes enjoy traveling to other lands to learn new recipes and sample new food.

Doughy Physiology. Bakery drakes have several properties in common with bread dough, notably the naturally occurring yeast within their bodies. The heat of a sunny day or a lit oven causes the yeast to break down, surrounding the drake with the aroma of baked bread. However, too much heat speeds up this process, disorienting the drake.

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