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The following 10 spells transform a character who can qualify for the Athasian Dragon prestige class into a dragon. Each level of epic spell must be researched and cast prior to being able to gain that level in the prestige class.

Defiler Metamorphosis IEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 50
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 450,000 gp; 9 days; 18,000 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28), reveal (*). Factors: Change type to dragon (+50 DC), speak/understand/read any language (+115 DC), ageless (+10 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 1,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-50 DC), preparation time 1 year (-12 DC), increase casting time to 1 day (-22 DC), 17d6 backlash (-17 DC), 5,000,000 gp structure (-50 DC).

After several years researching ancient writings and building your focus structure, you oversee the sacrifice of creatures as you use the Way to harness their life forces and help transform yourself into a dragon.

This spell transforms you into the first stage of the Athasian Dragon species. Your type becomes dragon; you lose all previous types, and gain all advantages of the new type. You can no longer die of old age, and no longer suffer penalties to attributes for aging. You gain the ability to comprehend and speak any language of creatures that you interact with, per the tongues ability. This spell must be cast as a defiler spell. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 100 power points. If you are unable to lose the 100 power points, the spell immediately fails. The spell must be cast within a specialized focus structure designed specifically for the first three defiler metamorphosis spells, costing no less than 5,000,000 gp. Physically, the newly formed dragon changes very little, save normally doubling its mass. You may retain original height and simply gain bulk, may gain height, or may simply grow denser. Physical changes are uncontrollable and unpredictable. Though you retain humanoid characteristics, your face elongates slightly and your nostrils lengthen. Your spine becomes more pronounced, and rudimentary scales appear on the shoulders and back. Example: A human defiler’s mass may increase by up to 200 pounds above his starting weight.


Defiler Metamorphosis IIEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 53
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 477,000 gp; 10 days; 19,080 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28). Factors: +2 Str (+90 DC), +2 Con (+90 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 1,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-50 DC), preparation time 1 year (-12 DC), increase casting time to 1 day (-22 DC), 17d6 backlash (-17 DC), 5,000,000 gp structure (-50 DC).

You concentrate inward, harnessing the mental energies required to guide you through the process. You open your eyes, and the first clear signs of dragonhood appear.

This spell transforms you into the second stage of the Athasian Dragon species. At this stage, the rudimentary nature of dragons starts taking root and increases your strength and stamina, granting a +2 increase to Str and Con similar to that gained from gaining levels. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis I spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic class ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 106 power points. If you are unable to lose the 106 power points, the spell immediately fails. The spell must be cast within a specialized focus structure designed specifically for the first three defiler metamorphosis spells, costing no less than 5,000,000 gp. At this point, your physical form changes still further increasing in both height and weight. Your face elongates further and the first hints of scales appear on your lengthened snout. Your spine becomes even more pronounced, and the stub of a tail appears. Example: A human defiler’s weight may increase up to a total of 500 pounds, and his height can be as tall as 10 feet.


Defiler Metamorphosis IIIEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 56
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 504,000 gp; 11 days; 20,160 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28). Factors: +1 Str (+45 DC), +1 Con (+45 DC), +3 natural armor (+90 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 1,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-50 DC), preparation time 1 year (-12 DC), increase casting time to 1 day (-22 DC), 16d6 backlash (-16 DC), 50,000 gp structure (-50 DC).

As you hear the life energies fueling your metamorphosis, your body starts to become stronger, more resilient, and more reptilian.

This spell transforms you into the third stage of the Athasian Dragon species. You gain an additional +1 increase to Str and Con, and your natural armor improves by +3. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis II spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 112 power points. If you are unable to lose the 112 power points, the spell immediately fails. The spell must be cast within a specialized focus structure designed specifically for the first three defiler metamorphosis spells, costing no less than 50,000 gp. You continue to grow in weight and height. All limbs lengthen drastically, including fingers and toes. Your neck also lengthens, lifting your now reptilian head and face far above its shoulders; all hair vanishes upon completion of this spell. Example: A human defiler’s weight may increase up to 650 pounds, and they may gain another foot in height.


Defiler Metamorphosis IVEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 60
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 3 days
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 540,000 gp; 11 days; 21,600 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28), fortify (*). Factors: damage reduction 15/magic (+240 DC), gain 2 claw attacks (+30 DC.) Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 2,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-100 DC), preparation time 2 years (-24 DC), increase casting time to 3 days (-26 DC), 21d6 backlash (-21 DC), 12,500,000 gp structure (-125 DC).

After upgrading your focus structure, the arcane energies guided by your mental power reshape your body even further, becoming even more draconic in appearance.

This spell transforms you into the fourth stage of the Athasian Dragon species. The changes are much more dramatic at this stage, as are the advantages. You gain damage reduction 15/magic, and two claw attacks as per a dragon of same size. These claw attacks are treated as your primary weapon. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis III spell has been cast, you must be of the dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 120 power points. If you are unable to lose the 120 power points, the spell immediately fails. The spell must be cast within a specialized focus structure designed specifically for the second three defiler metamorphosis spells, costing no less than 12,500,000 gp. This may either be a new structure, or the original structure used for the first three spells may be upgraded to meet these requirements. Your humanoid origins can now hardly be recognized, as your weight and height continue to increase. Scales now cover every part of your body but the underbelly and the underside of your limbs, strengthening your natural armor. The legs become strikingly inhuman, developing huge thighs and a hard-angled, bony calves and taloned feet. At this point, you may also hunch severely at shoulder and waist, and can move either upright or on all four limbs.Example: A human defiler’s weight may increase up to 900 pounds, and they may be as long as 12 foot.


Defiler Metamorphosis VEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 63
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 3 days
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 567,000 gp; 12 days; 22,680 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28). Factors: Size increase 1 category (+95 DC), bite and tail attacks (+60 DC), additional +6 natural armor (+180 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 2,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-100 DC), preparation time 2 years (-24 DC), increase casting time to 3 days (-26 DC), 23d6 backlash (-23 DC), 12,500,000 gp structure (-125 DC).

The creatures' screams abruptly end, and so does the agony of the ritual, you open your eyes and realize that you are taller, bulkier and stronger than before. You seem to be almost overcome with rage and hatred. Hopefully, it isn't permanent.

This spell transforms you into the fifth stage of the Athasian Dragon species. Your size increases by 1 category, gaining all the inherent features thereof. (If you increases from Medium to Large for instance, you would gain +8 Str, -2 Dex, +4 Con, +2 natural armor, and -1 on attack/AC.) At this point, your natural armor becomes stronger, increasing by another +6 (this stacks with any natural armor increase due to a change in size). At this point you also gains bite and tail attacks as a dragon of your size. The bite and tail attacks are treated as secondary natural attacks for you. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis IV spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 126 power points. If you are unable to lose the 126 power points, the spell immediately fails. The spell must be cast within a specialized focus structure designed specifically for the second three defiler metamorphosis spells, costing no less than 12,500,000 gp. This may either be a new structure or the original structure used for the first three spells may be upgraded to meet these requirements. Now fully the double your original height in length from snout to growing tail, your weight continues to increase and your jaws protrude remarkably. The changes made at this point cause you to enter a period of uncontrolled savagery known as an animalistic rampage, which lasts a number of days equal to the backlash roll from this spell, during which time the character's reason is superseded by a lust for destruction and power. Any plants and animals become a source of hatred for you, rivaling that of an undead creature’s hatred for the living, and are laid waste in your unending wrath. This savage need for destruction comes from the incredible pain that wracks your body during this stage of the metamorphosis. Per DM choice, your character may become an NPC during this period. This spell is usually, but not always, cast within the presence of other, more advanced, dragons who help to restrain the ascending dragon during this time to prevent him from destroying the surrounding area. Example: A human defiler would be now fully 12 feet long and weigh around 1,600 pounds.


Defiler Metamorphosis VIEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 66
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 3 days
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 594,000 gp; 12 days; 23,760 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28). Factors: +2 Str (+90 DC), +2 Con (+90 DC), frightful presence (+70 DC), additional +3 natural armor (+90 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 2,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-100 DC), preparation time 2 years (-24 DC), increase casting time to 3 days (-26 DC), 25d6 backlash (-25 DC), 12,500,000 gp structure (-125 DC).

Your metamorphosis ritual continues, granting you even greater strength and resilience. You can now feel the awesomeness of your presence as your hatred grows even stronger.

This spell transforms you into the sixth stage of the Athasian Dragon species. At this stage, your natural armor improves by another +3, you gains an additional +2 increase to Str and Con, and the frightful presence ability. This ability takes effect whenever you attack, charge, or fly overhead. Creatures within a radius of 30 feet x 1/2 your HD are subject to the effect if they have fewer HD than you. This functions exactly like a dragon's frightful presence. Athasian dragons ignore the frightful presence of other dragons. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis V spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 132 power points. If you are unable to lose the 132 power points, the spell immediately fails. The spell must be cast within a specialized focus structure designed specifically for the second three defiler metamorphosis spells, costing no less than 12,500,000 gp. This may either be a new structure or the original structure used for the first three spells may be upgraded to meet these requirements. By this time, your form is completely hunched but you can still stand erect at your full height. Both your scales and legs have strengthened significantly. The changes made at this point cause you to enter a period of uncontrolled savagery, as in the defiler metamorphosis V spell, above. Example: A human defiler at this point would be a full 16 feet tall, as well as weighing 2,000 pounds.


Defiler Metamorphosis VIIEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 70
Components: V, S, Ritual
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 630,000 gp; 13 days; 25,200 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28). Factors: Size increase 1 category (+95 DC), breath weapon (+60 DC), +3 natural armor (+90 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 2,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-100 DC), increase casting time to 1 day (-22 DC), 28d6 backlash (-28 DC), 3 additional casters, contributing 9th-level spell each (-51 DC).

After using the Way to guide you through another stage of your ritual, you sense the fires burning inside your gullet, increasing even more in size and bulk

This spell transforms you into the seventh stage of the Athasian Dragon species. Your size increases by 1 category, gaining all the inherent features thereof. (If increases from Large to Huge for instance would gain +8 Str, -2 Dex, +4 Con, +3 natural armor, and -1 on attack/AC.) Your natural armor improves by another +3 (which stacks with any natural armor improvement due an increase in size) and you gain the ability to use your breath weapon. Select a dragon type from the accompanying table. The damage is equivalent to a dragon of the type you choose of the same HD (rounded down), and the size is as normal for a dragon of your size. You also gain immunity to this energy type. You gain any abilities listed in the Special section of the table. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis VI spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 140 power points. If you are unable to lose the 140 power points, the spell immediately fails. You continue to gain in weight and length. The changes made at this point cause you to enter a period of uncontrolled savagery, as in the defiler metamorphosis V spell, above. Example: A human defiler at this point would be over 20 feet long, as well as weighing 4,000 pounds.


Defiler Metamorphosis VIIIEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 73
Components: V, S, Ritual
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 657,000 gp; 14 days; 26,280 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28), fortify (*). Factors: alternative movement speed (+20 DC), SR/PR at HD +11 (+135 DC), additional +3 natural armor (+90 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 2,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-100 DC), increase casting time to 1 day (-22 DC), 31d6 backlash (-31 DC), 3 additional casters, contributing 8th-level spell each (-45 DC).

The almost unbearable pain and agony seem to be second only to your fury as another stage of the metamorphosis is completed. Your reptilian tail is now completely grown.

This spell transforms you into the eighth stage of the Athasian Dragon species. Your natural armor improves by an additional 3; you gain the burrow speed, swim speed, climb speed, or any combination thereof of the dragon type ou have chosen, and SR/PR equal to your HD +11. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis VII;; spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 146 power points. If you are unable to lose the 146 power points, the spell immediately fails. Your weight and length continue to increase, mostly due to your full-grown tail. The changes made at this point cause you to enter a period of uncontrolled savagery, as in the defiler metamorphosis V spell, above. Example: A human defiler at this point would be around 25 feet long, as well as weighing 10,000 pounds.


Defiler Metamorphosis IXEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 73
Components: V, S, Ritual
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 684,000 gp; 14 days; 27,360 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28). Factors: Size increase 1 category (+95 DC), winged flight (+60 DC), additional +3 natural armor (+90 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), sacrifice 2,000 Hit Dice of living creatures (-100 DC), increase casting time to 1 day (-22 DC), 34d6 backlash (-34 DC), 3 additional casters, contributing 7th-level spell each (-39 DC).

Your body continues to grow stronger and larger as the metamorphosis develops. Your reptilian wings are fully grown now.

This spell transforms you into the ninth stage of the Athasian Dragon species. At this point in the transformation, your size increases by 1 category, gaining all the inherent features thereof (if it increases from Huge to Gargantuan for instance, it would gain +8 Str, +4 Con, +4 natural armor, and -2 on attack/AC.) You also gain wings that give you a fly speed according to your size: Medium to Huge – 150 ft. (poor), Gargantuan+ – 200 ft. (poor). The Athasian dragon gains a wing attack. Damage for the wing attack is equivalent to that of a true dragon of the same size. The wing attack is treated as a secondary natural attack. Your natural armor improves yet again by another +3 (this stacks with any improvement to natural armor gained through an increase in size). This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis VIII spell has been cast, you must be of dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 152 power points. If you are unable to lose the 152 power points, the spell immediately fails. You continue to increase in length and weight, and wings sprout from your back. The changes made at this point cause you to enter a period of uncontrolled savagery, as in the defiler metamorphosis V spell, above. Example: A human defiler at this point would be around 30 feet long, as well as weighing 20,000 pounds.


Defiler Matamorphosis XEdit

Transmutation
Spellcraft DC: 80
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 day
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous
To Develop: 720,000 gp; 15 days; 28,800 XP. Seed: metamorphosis (DC 28), fortify (*). Factors: +3 natural armor (+90 DC), damage reduction 15/epic and metal (+230 DC). Mitigating factor: change range to personal target (-2 DC), 39d6 backlash (-39 DC), caster personally kills opponent of 20+HD and capable of casting 9th level spells within 1 hour before casting spell (-225 Ad hoc DC).

After all those years of preparation and labor, you undergo the last stage of the metamorphosis, rising for the first time as a full dragon.

This spell transforms you into the final stage of the Athasian Dragon species. At this point, you gain your final boosts to your abilities. Your damage reduction becomes 15/epic and adamantine, and your natural armor improves by another +3. At this, the final stage of you metamorphosis, you gain the ultimate ability of dragonhood: the ability to store psionic and/or magical obsidian orbs of any type within yourself, while still being able to use them. You accomplish this by swallowing the orb. Once swallowed, the orbs are stored in your stomach, where they can be used as normal. This spell may only be cast after the defiler metamorphosis IX spell has been cast, you must be of the dragon type, and the spell may only be cast using your Athasian Magic ability. Casting this spell requires you to expend your psionic focus and lose 160 power points. If you are unable to lose the 160 power points, the spell immediately fails. This spell must be cast over the remains of a powerful creature with no fewer than 20 HD which was capable of casting 9th-level spells which you have personally slain. You must begin casting the spell within 1 hour of the creature's death. At this, your final stage of the metamorphosis, you leave the humanoid form completely behind in favor of that of a pure dragon. Example: A human defiler/dragon at this point would be around 40 feet long, as well as weighing 50,000 pounds.


The Athasian Dragon TypesEdit

Type Energy Type Breath Weapon Extra Movement Special
Black Acid Line Swim 60ft -
Blue Electricity Line Burrow 20ft -
Green Acid Cone Swim 40ft -
Red Fire Cone - Vulnerability to Cold
White Cold Cone Burrow 30ft, Swim 60ft Vulnerability to Fire
Other Athasian Dragon Types
Deep Acid Cone Burrow 20ft, swim 30ft Breath affects organic material only
No acid immunity, immune to charms

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