Don't let that fool you.
Because, as far as we can tell, this cat's skull cavity consists of a mucous gland. We've seen vets, given her different medications, experimented with diet and supplements. Nope - this is Snotcat. It's chronic as far as we can tell. I suspect she has a cat allergy. However, we have found citrus-based cleaners to be most effective at removing cat snot from various surfaces.
Unfortunately, she also has the tendency to sleep on my head. Which means I occasionally get sneezed on in the middle of the night, necessitating a clean pillowcase.
"Worst breath weapon ever," said the wife. Yup...
The Mucous Dragon:
Living in the dark, humid subterranean places, the mucous dragon may appear to be a stunted, malformed relative to its more graceful and intimidating brethren. Pudgy, with blunt, webbed toes, it looks like it should be lazing in a pool somewhere. The dragon is sheathed in a opalescent, almost translucent hide, typical for its lightless, subterranean environs. Bulbous eyes regard interlopers into its lair, and over-sized nostrils dominate its snout.
|Lovely critter by the wife - contact me for your critter illustration needs|
The mucous dragon appears ungainly, until it slithers off its perch or hoard-pile, or suddenly climbs, gecko-like across the walls and roof of its lair. The awkward appearance belies a serpentine grace, with the dragon striking quickly, lunging towards its unsuspecting targets ...
Where the usual dragon has its breath weapon, the mucous dragon has, well, a sneeze weapon to immobilize its prey/foes. Expelling a thick mucous from its snout in a 30' line, or 15' diameter cone, the mucous dragon targets either the apparent strongest fighter or mage with its viscous weapon. Stricken targets are immobilized, similar to a web spell.
Once "webbed," the target requires 1 combat round per dragon HD to break though the snot (-1 round/STR bonus, minimum 1 round). As a viscous fluid, it cannot be burned or cut. The sticky residue requires a saving throw or the target takes a -1 DEX penalty until the mucous dissipates (1 hour or removed with a citrus-based cleaner). There is also a 5% chance that the target will contract "dragon flu" (1d6 days of serious congestion and eye goobers: -1 to CON-based saves and to-hit rolls).
Mucous Dragon: HD 4 to 6, AC 4/15, ATK 2 claws (1d6 per); or 1 bite (2d6), Mv 12 (9 climbing), Special: Spider-climb, mucous 'breath' weapon, no spells, 30% chance of language.
Because the dragons tend to inhabit the fungal depths of the underground, there is a 30% chance to encounter shriekers (attuned to dragon's presence) within or surrounding the dragon's lair, and a 15% chance to encounter myconids allied with or at least amicable toward the dragon.