I know it's been some time, but I think I have an official first draft for Braden's Ikea dragon. The dragon type is rather easy to swap out. The base creature (a deinonychus
) might be slightly more difficult. He's a touch fragile (only 54 hit points) but he's pretty formidable otherwise. At ECL 11, Braden can get this with his level 13 feat.
Giant Half-Brass Dragon Deinonychus
N Large Dragon
Init: +2; Senses: Darkvision 60, low light vision, scent; Perception +19
AC 21 touch 11 flat-footed 19 (+2 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
HP 54 (4d8+33)
Fort +15 Ref +8 Will +5
Immune: sleep, paralysis, fire
Speed 60 feet, Fly 120 (average)
Melee: 2 talons +13 (1d6+11), bite +13 (1d8+11), foreclaws +8 (1d6+5)
Special Attacks: pounce, breath weapon (60-foot line 4d6 fire, Ref DC 23 half)
Str 32 Dex 14 Con 32 Int 6 Wis 14 Cha 17
Base Atk: +3 CMB: +15 CMD 27
Feats: Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes
Skills: Acrobatics +19 (+31 Jump) Fly +9 Intimidate +12 Perception +19 Stealth +6
Racial Modifiers: +8 Acrobatics +8 Perception +8 Stealth
I chose the Deinonychus partially due to the high speed and pounce abilities combined with the 4 (or 5?) attacks. The other reason is due to the prevalence of dinosaurs in Rothgorod, which Newholm is somehow associated with. If a giant reptilian thing is going to breed with something outside its own species, why not another giant reptilian thing?
Other base options included the frilled lizard (3 more HD and a different charge ability, but slower and with less attacks), the crocodile (would be best suited as a grappler, 1 less HD and less attacks) and the shocker lizard (neat but, ultimately, sort of gimmicky).
Recommendations on leveling: As you can only add 6 levels to this thing, you might be better served by adding racial hit dice instead of class levels. Dragon HD are pretty decent and will improve Ikea's breath weapon damage and save DC. Otherwise, levels in Fighter for the 7 feats.
Pillows are designed for relaxation. If they are fighting, what hope do we have?