Pepper 'dragons' are not true dragons, but small flying reptiles. They are common near garden areas and wise gardeners will make their gardens hospitable for these tiny flying reptiles, as they eat insects and other garden pests.
|Pepper dragons are masters of camouflage|
The dragons are very territorial, and keep raiders out by buzzing, nipping and spitting 'pepper spray.' The pepper dragons' hatred for cats (their primary predators) is well-known, and they are famed for ganging up on cats and ripping out tufts of their fur for nesting material. They are also quite aggressive toward miscellaneous fairies, pixies, imps, brownies, redcaps, etc.
The little creatures will recognize 'their' gardener and regular visitors, and are generally affectionate, yet cautious, while flitting about someone tending their plot. Even if not visible, their high-pitched "song," like tinkling glass, may be heard in the shrubbery.
Halflings consider them good luck to have around, and anyone known to harm a pepper dragon is shunned.
HD: 1/2 HD (4hp)
Attack: Bite 1d2, Breath
Move: 6 (fly 18)
Special: Capsaicin pepper spray gland (save or blinded 1d4 turns)