Name: Lavenvoranoth, Amethyst Dragon
Age: Old, 400+
Description: Lavenvoranoth is a bit larger than other amethyst dragons of the same age because of his fondness for eating. His scales are a sparkling lavender in color, and Lavenvoranoth can appear bored even during combat or highly stressful situations.
Personality: Lavenvoranoth likes to consider himself smarter than other creatures and above the petty back and forth squabbling between good and evil. The drake’s favorite pastime is eating, and considers himself a master chef. While Lavenvoranoth’s ego is boundless, he enjoys company, especially if he can have them over for dinner. If things do not go well, perhaps as one of the mains courses.
Location: Lavenvoranoth’s lives in a cave system on the rocky shores of Lake Abanfyl in the Griff Mountains. Due to his lair's remoteness, Lavenvoranoth often takes long trips to gather slaves for his mines or to just gather new tasty morsels to cook up. In recent years he has even started traveling for a little adventure.
Lair: Lavenvoranoth’s lair is a cave nestled into a rocky cliff face overlooking the waters of Lake Abanfyl. There is a rocky beach below the cave where small boats can be pulled ashore. The only other way to access his lair is by flying in as the mountains surrounding it are nearly impenetrable.
The Cave is divided into the dragon’s lair and a network of caves and mines. A small workforce of servants oversees a slave workforce mostly made up of captured humanoids that toil mining the gem deposits found there. Despite being slaves, Lavenvoranoth does not mistreat them. In fact, many come to enjoy their existence serving the dragon and turn from slaves to servants, while those that do not eventually end up on the dragon’s menu.
Lavenvoranoth’s horde is relatively small for a dragon of his age, as he sees little use in it. Besides a small collection of magical baubles, the bulk of his wealth is in gems minded from surrounding deposits.
Relations: Lavenvoranoth is well known among the humanoid tribes in the area surrounding his lair. The dragon will periodically hunt for new slaves for his mines and dinner table from among them. Some local tribes have even worked out deals with the dragon offering up some of their members as a tribute. Relations with these tribes are slightly better than others as Lavenvoranoth has agreed to help them defend their territory against other humanoid tribes for their compliance.
When Lavenvoranoth first arrived in the region, some of the tribes resisted him, which resulted in his eradicating an orc tribe and a band of hill giants. After he destroyed these tribe’s others soon learned that resistance was not in their best interest and fell in line.
Lavenvoranoth loves swimming in Lake Abanfyl and is on good terms with several large creatures that make it their home.
History: Lavenvoranoth has lived his entire adult life in and around Lake Abanfyl. While in his youth, he found the area's remoteness appealing, he has found the remoteness not nearly as appealing now that he has gotten older.
When the drake is not busy concocting new and exciting ways of cooking up humanoids, monsters, and fish from Lake Abanfyl, he has taken to exploring. One of his favorite places to explore is the ancient Flan ruins that can be found in the Bluff Hills.
Since the Greyhawk Wars, Lavenvoranoth has been making short jaunts into the war-ravaged Duchy of Tenh, and even up into Stonehold, but he prefers Tenh.
While Lavenvoranoth loves his current home, he has been giving some thought to relocating further south, closer to where all the exciting things are happening.
Adventure Hooks: Coming in contact with Lavenvoranoth is not easy to do when the dragon is in its lair due to its remoteness. However, in recent years with his traveling, it is possible to encounter the dragon in Tenh, or more likely in the Bluff Hills.
Since exploring the ancient Flan ruins in the Bluff Hills has become a hobby for the drake, adventurers looking to explore these same ruins might encounter him there. Lavenvoranoth tends to change shape into smaller reptile, bird, and mammal forms when exploring these ruins.
If Lavenvoranoth encounters adventurers while exploring, he will approach them to talk. If the topic of cooking comes up, Lavenvoranoth will be delighted to spend hours conversing about recipes and cooking techniques. He might even invite them to his lair for a dinner party on the off chance that he is impressed with a character's culinary knowledge.