The Black Dragon of Wooden Forest was a young adult black dragon. He lived in a cave in the Wooden Forest with his mother. He encountered the Order of the Stick when they entered his cave looking for the starmetal.
He lead the party into an ambush by using his spell-like ability to cast magical darkness. He initially had the upper hand on the party, blasting them with his acid breath.
At the time, Vaarsuvius had been polymorphed into a lizard by a green hag. The dragon had learned to speak Lizard from his mother, which enabled V to use one of the few spells they could still cast in that form: Suggestion.
The spell did not initially work, and the dragon swallowed V whole, only to spit the lizard out when Haley hit him in the eye with an arrow. But V had a ring of wizardry and continued to cast the spell. Meanwhile the dragon managed to swallow Haley whole. Eventually the dragon failed his saving throw and fell victim to V's suggestion to perform only those actions dictated by V.
After vomiting out Haley (onto Belkar, at V's command), they waited around until Durkon could pray for more spells and turn V back into an elf. At that point V disintegrated him in order to preempt his imminent attack when the hypnosis wore off.
The dragon was determined to be in the "young adult" age class when they found "Playdrake" and "Big Tailz" magazines stashed under his hoard.
When his mother found him destroyed, she was outraged, leading to a fateful confrontation with Vaarsuvius.
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