Storm dragon aiming to collect the Seed
Race: Blue dragon.
Homeland: The Highlands.
Kukulkan has a long, sinuous body, with slender limbs and horns. Over her blue scales, she has a coat of silver feathers. Lightning crackles from her eyes and fangs, and arcs between her wounds when she is bloodied.
Kukulkan is one of the magical creatures of the Highlands, an elder dragon thought to be descended from Ehecatl. She is revered by the native humans and creatures as a goddess of thunder and rain, whose anger must be placated with regular offerings. She was one of the first beings to learn the ritual to steal a being’s powers by consuming their heart. As such, a cult developed around her, the Heart Eaters, based around killing other creatures for their hearts.
For hundreds of years, Kukulkan remained asleep in her lair atop the Northern Mountain, stirring only occasionally. Recently, however, she learned of a powerful artifact – the Seed – approaching the Highlands. Hearing of its tremendous power over foliage, Kukulkan concluded that the artifact must be the legendary heart of Ehecatl. Consuming it would give her power like no other had ever seen, and she developed a great craving for the Seed.
Her Heart Eaters had conspired with Musa to steal the Seed in an arranged burglary, but Kukulkan developed a different plan. As the ship passed by the Highlands, she conjured a thunderstorm around the ship and then made strafing attacks, brutalizing the ship’s balloon, engine, and hull. She then attacked the bow of the ship, killing its captain and destroying its steering console. Kit, Alecc, Durza, and Cain fought back while Kukulkan ravaged the ship with lightning bolts, killing most of the crew. Working together, the group pulled the ship and dragon closer together and attacked Kukulkan, wounding her wing and torso. Alecc then struck her with a ramming spell, stunning her and knocking her out of the sky. Kukulkan plummeted into the stormclouds and disappeared.
After licking her wounds, Kukulkan inspected the wreck of the salt ship, looking for the Seed. However, Musa had survived the crash and stolen the Seed, heading further into the Highlands valley. That night, Kukulkan was prowling the valley when she spotted the adventurers from earlier. She rained lightning on them from above, demanding they surrender the Seed, but they fled into the Fey Forest and the Eastern Sanctum, where she could not follow.