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by Marco Dalmonte

(Moon Spirit)
Lord of all Chaotic Dragons, The Moon Dragon

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 10th (Temporal), CE, Matter
Symbol: a crown that resembles a snake swallowing its tail, with a huge pearl set on the snake's head
Portfolio: chaotic dragons and lizardkin, instincts, hunting, greed, power
Worshipped in: Norwold, Wallara Tribelands and all Chaotic draconic communities of Mystara
Appearance: a huge dragon with scales of mother-pearl hues, whose shape is slightly but constantly shifting.
History: During her mortal life on Mystara Pearl was a particularly dangerous and sly red dragon, talented in the magical arts and so powerful and cunning that no mortal adventurer ever defeated her. The Great One had already sponsored the rise to immortality of a Lawful and a Neutral dragon, and in order to maintain the universal balance he chose Pearl, the most powerful and merciless among all dragons of Skothar, to become the Moon Dragon. After slaughtering hundreds of rakastas and humans and piling up an immense treasure, the Great One's proposal filled Pearl's greedy heart with joy and glee. She thought that her fierceness and voracity had finally be reckoned and this was the Great One's gift for following her natural instincts to the limit. Ever since she became immortal (a century ago), Pearl is acting as protector of all Chaotic dragons and lizardkin, teaching her followers to be sly and merciless predators as much as she was in life.
Personality: Pearl is a cunning, cruel and treacherous immortal. She adores the power she gained with her new position and has transformed her home plane in a draconic hunting paradise, where adventurers, knights and thieves are the amusing and delicious pastimes to play with. Pearl loves to spend her days hunting the mortals and increasing the rich treasure she accumulated in all these years. The Great One hopes that after a couple of centuries of this life Pearl understands what are her true duties as Moon Dragon; the other immortal dragons have serious doubts about this.
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
Enemies: Diamond, Bemarris
Classic D&D Stats:
Followers' Alignment: Neutral or Chaotic; Clerics must be Chaotic
Favoured weapon: Natural weapons (allowed all bludgeoning weapons and any dagger)
Clerics' skills and powers: permanent infravision within 60', draconic language (free)
Avengers' skills and powers: -1 bonus to the natural AC
D&D 3E Stats:
Domains: Matter, Chaos, Evil, Dragons
Preferred weapon: Natural weapons (Bite or claw)
Sources: WotI, Master and Immortal set