Lady Bune is an ancient, powerful and benevolent deity who bestows her wealth and knowledge upon those who seek her aid. A draconic demon, she chose to leave the infernal realm and has since taken a millennia-long journey of transformation to become the beloved goddess she is now.

Lady Bune is at the heart of Aranthaen religion, which plays a pivotal role in every aspect of society in the city she is said to have formed thousands of years ago.

Although demonic/draconic by nature, her ability to shape-shift means she will spend nearly all of her time in the physical realm in humanoid form, and it has been by living in this humanoid form and carrying out acts of kindness over centuries, that Lady Bune has gradually shifted her alignment from Chaotic Evil to Chaotic Good.

Lady Bune (Humanoid Form)

Medium Humanoid (Varies), Chaotic Good

Armor Class: 22
Hit Points: 213
Speed: 40ft.
18 (+4)
16 (+3)
18 (+4)
20 (+5)
20 (+5)
20 (+5)
Saving Throws: Strength: +7 (+4 +3) Dexterity: +6 (+3 +3) Constitution: +7 (+4 +3) Intelligence: +5 Wisdom: +10 (+5 +5) Charisma: +10 (+5 +5)
Skills: Arcana, Insight, Persuasion, Stealth
Damage Resistances: magic
Condition Immunities: fire, poison
Languages: Common, Elvish, Infernal, Abyssal, Celestial, Orc, Dwarven
Challenge: 10 Prof Bonus: +6
Special Abilities

Attacks – Claw: +15 to hit, 2d8+10 slashing damage.
Regeneration – Regardless of her projected appearance, Lady Bune regenerates 10 hit points per turn, making her difficult to defeat. This regeneration cannot be stopped unless her hit points reach zero.
Charm – Lady Bune can charm her enemies with her soft voice, causing them to become friendly towards her and her followers. This power works only on non-magical creatures and lasts for one hour.
Teleportation – Lady Bune can teleport herself and her followers to any location she desires, making her an elusive and hard to capture target. This power can only be used once per day and requires an emerald as a focus.

Magical Powers

Shape Shift – At will, Lady Bune can take the form of any medium or large humanoid. Cannot be detected.
Summon Treasure – Lady Bune can summon a cache of treasure for her worshippers to find, including gold, gems, and magical items. The amount and value of the treasure depends on the level and number of the worshippers.
Knowledge of Secrets – Lady Bune can reveal hidden knowledge and secrets to her worshippers, helping them to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. This knowledge can be anything from the location of a hidden dungeon to the identity of a mysterious villain.
Healing Touch – Lady Bune can heal wounds and cure diseases with a touch, bringing her followers back to full health. This power can also revive a fallen ally, but only once per day.
Illusionary Magic – Lady Bune can create illusions to trick her enemies or aid her allies, making them appear as something else or disappear entirely. This power can create a decoy or a distraction to help the worshippers escape or confuse the enemies.
Three-Headed Guardian – Lady Bune can summon a small three-headed dragon to protect her worshippers or guard a treasure hoard. This guardian is immune to magic and can breathe fire, ice, or poison, depending on the need.

Note: Nothing is set in stone, these are only suggested and partial details because Aranthaen characters are simply canvases for DMs to make their own!

On the whole Lady Bune is now a kind and loving deity but her chaotic nature can see her playing well-meaning tricks or even testing her followers. As for her enemies, she has a sometimes cruel streak, perhaps left as a remnant of her infernal origins.

IMPORTANT: When in her true draconic form, that of a massive gold and emerald dragon, Lady Bune will begin to lose her kind nature and given enough time will revert to Chaotic Evil. See Below.

In a bid to avoid suspicion as to her true age and nature when she’s in the physical realm, Lady Bune will shape-shift and play the part of several characters. In the current era her chosen form is that of a high-born middle-aged female tiefling although she frequently will display as a younger female teifling, typically playing the part of a cleric within the church.

Players are unlikely to know that their interactions with any of these disguise forms are in fact interactions with Lady Bune.

Lady Bune takes great enjoyment moving among her city whilst in her various forms and will regularly bless those who please her with gold and other treasure.

One consistent detail in all of her disguises is she will have small patches of gleaming golden scales dotted around her body, and a slender barbed tail which she keeps hidden by wrapping it around her torso.

Lady Bune commands an inner-circle of followers who know her real form. They are fiercely loyal and protective to Lady Bune and would lay down their lives for her without hesitation.

As far as anyone else is aware Lady Bune has not blessed the city with a physical visitation in decades.

Lady Bune’s Alter-Egos

Lady Bune uses a variety of cover stories so to not arouse any suspicion as to her true nature, depending on the situation and the individuals she’s interacting with.

Here are a few examples:

A powerful wizard: Lady Bune could claim to be a powerful warlock or sorceress, using her magical abilities to explain her strange powers and abilities. She might present herself as a traveler, seeking knowledge or rare ingredients for her spells.

A wealthy merchant: Lady Bune could also pose as a wealthy merchant or trader, using her vast resources to explain her wealth and power. She might be interested in rare artifacts or exotic goods, using her wealth to negotiate for the items she desires.

A skilled warrior: Lady Bune could present herself as a skilled warrior or knight, using her combat abilities to explain her strength and agility. She might be seeking adventure or training, using her combat skills to help others or explore new lands.

A healer or cleric: Lady Bune could also pose as a healer or cleric, using her magical abilities to heal the sick and injured. She might be traveling to remote areas to provide aid to those in need, using her powers to help others and gain the trust of the local people.

Lady Bune in Draconic Form

Lady Bune prefers to avoid taking her true draconic form because when she does so, she loses an increasing amount of control over the good nature that she’s developed over the past centuries. It is however possible that the player party may see Lady Bune in her draconic form if the situation calls for it.

If Lady Bune were pushed to the brink of extreme anger or threatened with great harm, she may transform into her dragon form to defend herself and her allies.

Lady Bune (Draconic Form)

Gargantuan Dragon (Infernal), Chaotic Good <> Neutral <> Evil

Armor Class: 22 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 407 (32d12 + 160)
Speed: 60 ft, fly 120 ft
28 (+9)
16 (+3)
20 (+5)
18 (+4)
18 (+4)
20 (+5)
Saving Throws: Strength: +14 (+9 +5) Dexterity: +6 (+3 +3) Constitution: +10 (+5 +5) Intelligence: +4 Wisdom: +4 Charisma: +5
Skills: Perception +12, Stealth +9
Damage Resistances: magic, poison
Condition Immunities: fire, acid, fright, paralysis
Languages: Draconic, Infernal, Abyssal
Challenge: 20 Prof Bonus: +6
Special Abilities

Multi-attack: Lady Bune can use her Frightful Presence. She then makes three attacks: one with her bite and two with her claws.
Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (3d10 + 9) piercing damage.
Claw: Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (3d8 + 9) slashing damage.
Tail: Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 20 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (3d10 + 9) bludgeoning damage.
Breath Weapon (Recharge 5-6): Lady Bune exhales fire in a 90-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 22 Dexterity saving throw, taking 91 (26d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
Frightful Presence: Each creature of Lady Bune’s choice within 120 feet of her and aware of her must succeed on a DC 22 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
Legendary Resistance (3/Day): If Lady Bune fails a saving throw, she can choose to succeed instead.

Legendary Actions

Lady Bune can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Lady Bune regains spent legendary actions at the start of her turn.

Detect: Lady Bune makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.
Wing Attack (Costs 2 Actions): Lady Bune beats her wings. Each creature within 15 feet of her must succeed on a DC 23 Dexterity saving throw or take 17 (2d6 + 9) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. Lady Bune can then fly up to half her flying speed.
Tail Attack (Costs 2 Actions): Lady Bune makes a special tail attack the sharp scales along her tail forming a blade-like weapon. Each creature within 15 feet of her must succeed on a DC 20 Dexterity saving throw or take 24 (3d10 + 9) additional slashing damage.

Note: Nothing is set in stone, these are only suggested and partial details because Aranthaen characters are simply canvases for DMs to make their own!

Draconic Transformation – Example
As the party stands before [the alter-ego character], they suddenly notice a strange glint in her eyes. Her body begins to convulse, and the air around her begins to shimmer with an eerie energy.

[The alter-ego character]’s body begins to grow and stretch, her skin hardening and transforming into scales of shimmering gold and lustrous emerald. Wings burst out from her back, unfurling to their full length, and her horns elongate and sharpen, her eyes blazing with a fiery intensity.

As [the alter-ego character] transforms, the air grows thick with the smell of burning sulfur and the sound of cracking bones. The ground trembles beneath the party’s feet, and they can feel the sheer power emanating from the dragon form.

Finally, the transformation is complete, and before the party stands a towering dragon, the embodiment of Lady Bune’s true power. Her massive wings stretch out, casting a shadow over the entire area. Her sharp teeth glint in the sunlight, and her mirror-like scales reflect the colors of the surrounding foliage.

The party is stunned by the sheer power and majesty of Lady Bune in her draconic form, but they also feel a sense of awe and wonder. It’s clear that she is a being of immense power and knowledge, and they feel privileged to be in her presence.
Seeing Lady Bune in her true dragon form could be a thrilling and awe-inspiring experience for the player party, and if they are working for her, could cement their loyalty to her cause even more strongly. If they are working against her it could be time for them to reconsider where their loyalties lie…

IMPORTANT: When in draconic form, Lady Bune will slowly revert to original alignment.

During gameplay this can be calculated by allowing a bank of 200 points. It will take the loss of 100 points to reach Chaotic Neutral and a further 100 points to reach Chaotic Evil. Every turn that Lady Bune remains in her full draconic form, roll 1d4 and subtract this from the initial allowance.

As Lady Bune loses points moving towards an alignment change to Chaotic Neutral, she will become less interested in helping her allies and as she approaches Chaotic Evil she may begin to consider those who were her allies as enemies.

Once back in humanoid form her alignment will begin to move back towards Chaotic Good at 1d4 per long rest. Lady Bune will typically withdraw during this time to avoid damaging her city, it’s population – and her reputation. See ‘Lady Bune’s Darker Side’ below.

Lady Bune’s Followers

The main religion in Aranthaes is centered around Lady Bune. Followers are instantly recognizable by their wearing emerald green and gold clothing.

She is worshipped by those seeking wealth and knowledge, as well as those who appreciate her kind and gentle nature. Her followers often offer her gifts of gems, gold, or magical items, as well as perform rituals to honor her which involve meditation, chanting, and offerings. Most households in Aranthaes have an altar or sacred space dedicated to her. Offerings may be collected by the Defenders of the Mother, for redistribution to the poor and the needy.

Her priests and priestesses are skilled in magic and knowledge, and they serve as advisors and guides to Lady Bune’s followers. They also conduct healing ceremonies and teach secret knowledge to those deemed worthy.

To gain Lady Bune’s favor, her followers must show kindness and generosity to others, and seek to use their wealth and knowledge to benefit society as a whole. These are key tenets of the religion. They must also be willing to defend Lady Bune’s temples and treasures from those who would seek to steal them. Many citizens will volunteer as members of the Defenders of the Mother to follow through on these pillars of the religion.

Lady Bune’s holy days are marked by feasts and celebrations, where her followers gather to share stories and sing songs in her honor. These festivals often feature games of chance and contests of wit, with Lady Bune blessing the winners with good fortune and treasure.

Lady Bune’s enemies include those who seek to hoard wealth and knowledge for their own selfish gain, as well as those who would use their power to harm others. Her followers are expected to stand up against these forces of greed and darkness, and use their own wealth and knowledge to bring about justice and equality.

Lady Bune’s followers include adventurers seeking treasure and knowledge, as well as scholars and merchants looking to expand their wealth and influence. She is also worshiped by those seeking healing and protection from harm, as Lady Bune’s kind and gentle nature provides solace and comfort to those in need.

Lady Bune’s Darker Side

If someone defied Lady Bune in a significant way, she may react with swift and merciless retribution, a response perhaps triggered by her deeply-buried infernal nature. This is because despite her hard-fought change of alignment, some of her deeper, more primal instincts are harder to cover.

These reactions and actions can vary enormously depending on whether she has recently taken her full draconic state. This is especially so if her alignment changed during a more lengthy period of transformation. Typically when this is the case Lady Bune will avoid contact with all but her trusted inner-circle – her most loyal companions subsequently helping her transition back to her kindly self.

The benefit of this realigning process is of course two-way, as her inner-circle do not want to see their beloved deity lost once again to the infernal realm, or to see draconic havoc unleashed on the city!