Fey dragonet

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Fey dragonet
Faerie dragon
(Creature)

Uncommon
Tiny

Level
Varies
Source: Monster Core, pg(s). 127
Fey dragonets had the trait and lacked the trait in Bestiary 157.

While statblocks on Bestiary 157 and Monster Core 127 depict a level 2 faerie dragon, the creature description in both sources also describes many as being capable of reaching 9th level, and some as capable of reaching 20th level or higher.

Fey dragonets,1 also known as faerie dragons,2 are mischievous dragon-kin with colorful butterfly wings. They are mischievous and fun-loving creatures, and spend a good deal of their time preparing for, or playing, elaborate pranks and jokes. They often ally with fey, but they also partner with adventurers that they deem as suitably interesting or entertaining.312

Appearance

A fey dragonet resembles a larger dragon in proportions and features, but is much smaller ni size. Their wings are insectile in nature, resembling iridescent butterfly wings that adapt in coloration to their local environment as camouflage.12

Fey dragonets do not change in size as they grow in age or power, unlike magical dragons. Instead, the sheen of their scales grows more luminous over time.12

Abilities

Fey dragonets can fly on their wings and communicate in Common tongues, Draconic, and Fey, as well as via telepathy. Even a weak fey dragonet can wield arcane magic and turn invisible. A fey dragonet's breath can induce a stupefying euphoria in those exposed to it.1

Ecology and habitat

Fey dragonets are good-natured, conflict-averse pranksters who prefer to keep their distance and flee from confrontation, using trickery and their magical mood-altering abilities if necessary. However, those bonded to companions become fierce and fearless protectors of their allies.12

Fey dragonets lair in places where the barriers between the Universe and First World are at their thinnest, and decorate their lairs with glittering small treasures or by pleasantly sculpting or trimming nearby foliage.12

As fey dragonets age, they become more connected to the First World and tap into its primal magical powers, sometimes to great extents, though the most powerful fey dragonets rarely venture beyond remote parts of the First World.12

On Golarion

Bands of fey dragonets live on the shores of Lake Silverstep in the Stolen Lands, alongside several fey.4

In Absalom, unscrupulous traders have pawned off kobold eggs by claiming them to be faerie dragon eggs.5

As familiars

Faerie dragons often become familiars for kind-hearted or capricious spellcasters.6

As magic items

A potion known as faerie dragon liqueur reproduces in its imbiber the fey dragonet's breath of euphoria-inducing gas.7 Bottles of this liqueur are part of the hoard of the underworld dragon Valashinaz.8

Known fey dragonets

See also: Category:Fey dragonet/Inhabitants

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 157. Paizo Inc., 2019
  3. Jason Bulmahn & F. Wesley Schneider. Dragon, Faerie” in Bonus Bestiary, 9. Paizo Inc., 2009
  4. F. Wesley Schneider. The Stolen Lands” in Guide to the River Kingdoms, 52. Paizo Inc., 2010
  5. Erik Mona, et al. Absalom” in Absalom, City of Lost Omens, 55. Paizo Inc., 2021
  6. Logan Bonner, et al. “2: Classes” in Advanced Player's Guide, 147. Paizo Inc., 2020
  7. Michael Sayre, et al. “Momentary Magic” in Treasure Vault, 89. Paizo Inc., 2023
  8. Michelle Y. Kim. Equal Exchanges – Necessary Introductions, 13–14. Paizo Inc., 2023
  9. Mark Seifter. Sprite” in Ancestry Guide, 127. Paizo Inc., 2021
  10. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 3, 255. Paizo Inc., 2021
  11. Eleanor Ferron. “Chapter 2: Upstairs!” in Little Trouble in Big Absalom, 8. Paizo Inc., 2020
  12. Steven Helt, et al. “Chapter 2: Into the Wild” in Kingmaker Adventure Path, 59–60. Paizo Inc., 2022
  13. Tineke Bolleman, et al. Kitten's Slumber” in Grand Bazaar, 32. Paizo Inc., 2021