HEROES OF IMPILTUR
Heartburn is an ancient gold dragon that resides below the ruins of Dun Tharos. He lives in an abandoned temple of Chauntea deep below the roots of a gigantic rosewood tree. There he is guarding a golden apple of immortality for the goddess. The dragon was 1st encountered by Smoke while he was scouting the area (fleeing from an enormous demon). Heartburn agreed to help the party but only if “the knight” agreed to prove his worth by using the old ways of trial by combat. Smoke bravely (stupidly?) agreed to fight the ancient dragon. As the two squared off, Heartburn went on to explain that he was a “nail-biter” so he wouldn’t use his claws, he had a sore throat so he wouldn’t use his breath weapon, and that a had a very low pain tolerance so that he would surrender after loosing only 10% of his hit points. Smoke “defeated” Heartburn and as a reward the dragon gave him a magical “key to the city” from his treasure horde. Thousands of years ago, the key had been given as a gift to Heartburn for saving the city and when touched to a location on a city map it would instantly transport the owner to that location. Heartburn also let the heroes use his lair as a base of operations until their mission was concluded.
First Appearance: Level 16