Tiny dragon, neutral
Armor Class 13 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points 10 (2d6 + 2)
Speed 15 ft., fly 60 ft.
STR
6 (-2)
DEX
12 (+1)
CON
12 (+1)
INT
15 (+2)
WIS
15 (+2)
CHA
10 (+0)
Saving Throws DEX +3, INT +4
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Damage Vulnerabilities Fire
Condition Immunities Poisoned
Senses Blindsight 10 ft., Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 15
Languages Understands Common and Draconic but can't speak them
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

Magic Resistance. The origami dragon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Limited Telepathy. The origami dragon can communicate telepathically with the individual who "hatched" it, and can understand any languages that person understands. 

Fold. The origami dragon can refold itself to appear as a tome and does so often while sleeping. While in the presence of other books the origami dragon is indistinguishable from a book. A person who handles the dragon in this form must succeed a DC 20 Intelligence(Arcana) check to discover its true nature. 

 
Actions

 Papercut. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage.

Description

Origami dragons are creatures of paper, vellum, and leather bindings. These dragons are white and blank when hatched, but as they feed they begin to cover themselves in whatever content they find most compelling. As these creatures approach adulthood their pages begin to yellow.

They survive by eating written words, leaving the scroll or tome blank when they are done. They also must occasionally ingest writing materials such as paper, ink, vellum, etc.  When a paper dragon hatches or is discovered roll to determine its nature. 

If an origami dragon is killed it's papers scatter and you lose all benefits of your attunement to it. If you collect the papers, the dragon may be refolded over a 7 day period. 

  • 1- Perfectionist: This origami dragon will eat any written word, but prefers first drafts, notes, and other texts that are not intended for permanent use. It often seeks out texts with spelling or grammatical errors. It edits them for both of these things as well as clarity and style of writing, leaving behind a superior text to what they found. If hired out to scribes or clerks this dragon can easily bring in 5-10 gp per long rest in a large city. These dragons tend to cover themselves in ordered lines of text and complex mathematical problems that they have not yet solved. An individual attuned to this dragon learns the mending cantrip.
  • 2- Magic Devourer: The origami dragon prefers consuming the written words of spellbooks and magic scrolls, leaving them blank. The dragon begins to dislike its master if it is not offered magical writing at least once a week and may seek this sustenance. The often cover themselves in arcane runes, and can function as a spellbook to a wizard bonded to them. The character attuned to this dragon also learns one cantrip from any class while attuned to the dragon
  • 3- Artist: This origami dragon consumes written words selectively, leaving behind an unreadable, but beautiful design. These dragons prefer illuminated manuscripts and works of art. If not offered such food once a week, the dragon begins to dislike its master. If this dragon is fed an illusion spell scroll, it can cast that spell once using its own spellcasting modifier. This dragon can cast minor illusion at will if it has been fed a spell scroll this week. These dragons often cover themselves in beautiful illustrations and are the most colorful.
  • 4- Trickster: This origami dragon prefers to consume secrets, diaries, and private notes. These dragons may also consume text selectively or reorder words in order to alter the original intent of message. It displays the most inflammatory and scandalous of these texts in clearly visible letters on its body. If the dragon is not given a sufficiently tasty secret or bit of drama once a week, it begins to dislike its master. These dragons particularly enjoy seeking out secrets of others and relaying them telepathically to their masters. Any magic user who is attuned to this dragon and knows mage hand can also use the Legerdermain version of the spell of the arcane trickster. 
  • 5- Poet/Musician - This dragon prefers to consume poetry or pieces of music. If not given this type of sustenance at least once a week it begins to dislike its master. However, this dragon will endure mundane writing if it is shown great acts of heroism or you are actively seeking beautiful sights. While attuned to this dragon, its master gains proficiency in one instrument chosen at random or by the DM. This dragon can also bestow a bardic inspiration die once per long rest to anyone it can see. The size of this dice is based on the character level of the player attuned to the dragon. 
  • 6- The Historian/Tactician - This dragon is slightly larger than the other variations (Small Size, 15 HP, 15 AC) and prefers historical texts, maps, philosophy, and texts outlining the current political climate. It consumes these texts whole instead of just the written word. If it is not given one of these texts every three days, it begins to dislike its owner. This dragon is also a prolific writer and reorders the text it consumes in a more cohesive way into its own text that it expects its master to carry. While attuned to this dragon you are proficient in history, you may add the dragon's intelligence modifier to your initiative rolls, and you learn 2 languages. In addition to this you must determine the dragon's specialty. Roll once more on this table and add the benefits of the second roll to this one. If you roll a 6 again, your intelligence increases by 2 to a maximum of 22 while attuned to this dragon, double the dragon's HP and damage rolls. 

 

Environment: Urban

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