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by Marco Dalmonte

(Sun Spirit)
Lord of all Lawful Dragons, The Sun Dragon

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 16th (Celestial), LB, Matter
Symbol: a crown that resembles a snake swallowing its tail, with a huge diamond set on the snake's head
Portfolio: Lawful dragons, order, wisdom, justice, tolerance
Worshipped in: Norwold, Wallara Tribelands and all Lawful draconic communities of Mystara
Appearance: a huge dragon with noble posture and commanding gaze, covered by scales that look like multifaceted diamonds that shine more brightly when exposed to light, giving his body a stark white colour and preventing anyone to stare directly at him without being blinded for more than a few seconds.
History: Diamond was born the child of a gold dragon and an eldar (ancient forefathers of the dragons, now extinct) and he was confined to a human shape by his parents in order to protect and save him from those same renegade dragons that eventually killed his family. Under the identity of Thelvyn Foxeyes, oblivious to his own heritage, he grew among the Flaems as a simple peasant, and in the last decades of the V century AC he became involved in the war against the renegade dragons that threatened his homeland. After a long quest that carried him throughout the continent of Brun, he retrieved a fabled Blackmoorian artifact (the Dragonlord Suit) in the lost outpost of Dragonwatch, and this allowed him to become the second Dragonlord of Mystara. Thanks to his new powers, he was able to defeat the renegade dragons and later he prevented an all-out war between Alphatia and the Norwold dragons, that could have wrought havoc across all the Known World. Finally, after travelling to the Great One's homeplane, he discovered the truth about his origins and turned into his original shape, that of a gold dragon, becoming a King among the Mystaran dragons of Wyrmsteeth. When a few years after a powerful entity organised an all-out invasion of gemstone dragons to conquer Mystara, Thelvyn led an army of dragons against the invaders and repelled them, killing their Overlord. After this last epic deed, the Great One acknowledged to raise him among the immortals, and in AC 500 he became Diamond, the current Sun Dragon, patron of Lawful dragons and of wise and benevolent mortals. Around AC 1001, Diamond was challenged and defeated by the new Master of Dracology, Prince Jaggar von Drachenfels. Prince Jaggar, however, decided to spare Diamond's life, abstaining from the chance to gain immortality, but thus gaining an ally for life.
Personality: Diamond is patient and has a great deal of goodwill, always ready to mediate and talk, but only when he finds somebody who is willing to talk. If otherwise he finds that somebody is lying or cheating on him, his wrath comes as unexpected as lethal. He is deeply irritated by those who lie, cheat or deceive the benevolent people and his punishment is always swift and merciless (and he teaches the same to his followers). He is a loyal ally of the Great Dragon and Ka and likes Terra's companionship, since she has always shown her admiration towards the draconic race. On the other hand, he despises Pearl and secretly oversees her actions.
Note: the draconic immortals (Sun, Moon and Star Dragon and the Great One) are replaced by other candidates when the previous ones die, so that position in the draconic pantheon is never vacant (otherwise the universal balance could be altered).
Patron: The Great One
Allies: The Great One, Ka, Terra
Enemies: Pearl
Classic D&D Stats:
Followers' Alignment: Lawful
Favoured weapon: Natural weapons (allowed also all bludgeoning weapons and whichever type of dagger)
Clerics' skills and powers: +2 bonus to all attempts to turn undead (in order to determine if the attempt succeeds, and to see how many HDs are influenced), bonus draconic language, +2 bonus to the general skill Dracology (not free)
Paladins' skills and powers: +1 bonus to the natural AC
D&D3E stats:
Domains: Matter, Law, Good, Dragons, Justice
Preferred weapon: Natural weapons (bite or claws)
Sources: WotI, Master and Immortal set, OHP