Dungeons and Dragons
A TRADITIONAL SONG called The Coming of Ashardalon describes the depredations of this red dragon of
immense power and self-importance. Ashardalon is well known for his tenacious clasp on life, no matter his injuries and setbacks. When he was struck a mortal blow, the dragon bound a demon into his breast as a second heart. But when that too threatened to fail him, Ashardalon left the world to find the sustenance he required to live forever.
Ashardalon resembles an ancient red dragon in its prime, but certain odd features stand out. He has a demonic visage, and on his chest is a gruesome scar in the shape of a large winged humanoida balor. The dragons eyes are twin beams of burning fire, and tiny bolts of lightning constantly play between his claws and fangs.