Underworld dragon

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Underworld dragon

Underworld dragons are a malicious race of fire-breathing imperial dragons who inhabit the Darklands of the continent of Tian Xia. Also known as futsanglungs, these dragons are calculating and greedy, and construct elaborate underground labyrinths for their lairs.12


Underworld dragons are typically colored in dark purples and reds with glowing scales. The hair of an underworld dragon moves like waves of fire and their eyes flow even more fiercely than their scales. Superheated air escaping their mouths often obscures their image with heat distortion.3


The breath weapon of the underworld dragon is a deadly blast of fire, though in the form of a ball that explodes some distance away rather than the cone of the red dragon. Claws of underworld dragons are infused with adamantine, enabling them to rend armor and other objects almost as easy as flesh. Older underworld dragons' inner heat extends several feet beyond their persons, creating an aura of miserable conditions near the dragons.4 Ancient underworld dragons are able to burst out this inner fire, scorching the earth in all directions around them.5

Despite all of these abilities, underworld dragons are generally considered as the weakest of the imperial dragons. Even their connection to the draconic cycle only offers a slight increase in the force of their breath weapons when struck with wood or plant-aspected spells. Water also has a damaging effect on underworld dragons, weakening them overall.4

On Golarion

Underworld dragons are known to rule over significant stretches of the Darklands level of Sekamina in the Darklands of Tian Xia. The political machinations of these powerful dragons often stretch far beyond the borders of their domains and they are rumoured to exert a huge influence over the politics of all the underground kingdoms of Sekamina.6

Known underworld dragons

See also: Category:Underworld dragon/Inhabitants

Notable underworld dragons include:


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  1. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 102–103. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. Jason Nelson, et al. The Hungry Storm, inside front cover. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 83. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. 4.0 4.1 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 3, 84. Paizo Inc., 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 3, 85. Paizo Inc., 2021
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 James Jacobs, et al. “Regions of the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 21. Paizo Inc., 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Eren Ahn, et al. Darklands” in Tian Xia World Guide, 69. Paizo Inc., 2024
  8. Michael Sayre, et al. “Introduction: Into the Vault” in Treasure Vault, 4. Paizo Inc., 2023
  9. Eren Ahn, et al. “The Imperial Dragons” in Tian Xia World Guide, 17. Paizo Inc., 2024
  10. Eren Ahn, et al. Kwanlai” in Tian Xia World Guide, 116. Paizo Inc., 2024
  11. Eren Ahn, et al. “History” in Tian Xia World Guide, 9. Paizo Inc., 2024

External links

  • Fuzanglong (real-world mythical creature) on Wikipedia