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Showing posts with label Plant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Plant. Show all posts

Monday, 7 May 2018

Spittunnia - Seed Spitting Potted Plant

These are low-level, somewhat cognizant plants that are used to protect many locations. Trained to attack anyone that approaches that do not wear or speak the code-word. 


Spittunnia Plant (Spitting Plant)

XP 1,200
N Small Plant
Init +2 Senses Low-light vision; Perception +10

 DEFENSE

AC 16 touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 22hp (3d8+10 con)
Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +2
Defensive Abilities Immune mind-affecting effects, poison, sleep, polymorph, stunning

 OFFENSE
Speed 0 ft.
Melee Bite +5 (1d6+2)
Special Attacks Spit Seed

 STATISTICS
Str 14, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +3 CMB +5 CMD 17 / +29 to avoid being tripped, bull rushed, etc
Feats Deep Roots, Skill Bonus +4 Perception
Skills +7 Perception , +10 Stealth; +4 Stealth bonus if planted outside
Languages Druid, Fae* Understand, cannot speak

 ECOLOGY
Environment    Any Forest, Originates from Mario-World
Organization   Pod (2-4)
Treasure Value  Incidental

 SPECIAL ABILITIES

Spit Seed - 1d6 dmg - treat as Magic Missile (50 ft radius, 25 spits/day)
Deep Roots: Gain +12 on CMD checks to avoid being tripped

Look like medium sized orange sunflower plants, many times in potted plants and well cared for. When planted outside they can be hidden among many other non-magical plants. Either when prompted or when an area is threatened, these plants respond by attacking outsiders. Typically with a pod of 2-4 other plants. Druids are often hired to cultivate them.

There is no maliciousness with these plants, they hunger for flesh of any type. While they do not need animal blood, they still desire to feast on it. Many are well trained so they can be kept at bay with a word, symbol or hand gesture. It is harder to train them to hold their bite for a specific action, as opposed to either biting everything or nothing. DC 20 knowledge plants to train them.

While their seed spit is more effective, as it is treated as a magic missile type attack, they prefer a bite
as they can devour victims killed nearby, but can not savor flesh if it falls too far away.

Advancement:
5-10 HD Stone Spitter; Bite: 1d10+2 dmg, Treat Stone Spit as Magic Missile (2d6+2); +4 Int & Dex; Medium Sized; +2 AC

11-16 HD Acid Spitter; Bite 2d8+3 dmg, Treat Acid Spit as Magic Missile (3d6+3);  +6 Str & +4 Con; Large Size; +5 AC


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Vined Soldier

These are among the most simplistic servants used by druids. Created from fallen soldiers, they arise from the power of the forest, serving their druidic masters in simple tasks. They appear as skeletons with small green vines covering their bones, similar to a living bodies blood vessels. Since they are not the reanimated bodies or spirits, they are not undead, they are animated through the plants.


Vined Soldier

N Medium Plant
Init -1 Senses Low-light vision; Perception +X
 DEFENSE
AC 11 touch 9, flat-footed 11 (-1 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 9 hp (2d8)
Fort +3, Ref -1, Will +0 
 OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Slam +2 (1d6+1)
Ranged Net +0 (1d2), Range 20 ft, Ref DC 11 to avoid or escape
 STATISTICS 
Str 13, Dex 9, Con 10, Int 4, Wis 10, Cha 4
Base Atk +1 CMB +2 CMD 11
Feats Power Attack
Skills +4 climb, +2 Perception , -1 Stealth
 ECOLOGY
Environment     Druids Grove
Organization     Solitary or Clan (3-6)
Treasure Value  Quarter or less
Advancement Range: 3 or 4 HD; +1 level as Barbarian or Fighter Class

Appear as a zombie or skeleton with small, thin but very visible green vines covering them, quite similar to blood vessels but these vines are what is causing the dead skeleton to move, thus this is actually categorized as a plant and not a true undead. They are one of the most common servants that druids use, as they are from living creatures killed in a forest, most often from armies that invade the forest. These corpses are then buried in or near a druid's grove and are raised by the magic of the forest. The vines that surround the dead, act a bit like living blood vessels, but these spread the magic that enables the vine zombie to act, the only requirement for the corpses is that they are complete corpses.  Most druids will tear off the faces of these zombies so they are unrecognizable.

A Vined Soldier is treated as a plant, though most often seen as undead by those unfamiliar with them. However, they can be turned if they are in dungeons as undead, but at +4 bonus to resist. Near a druid's grove, they cannot be turned.

Though rare it is sometimes possible for long-serving vine soldiers to gain sentience, as the vines cognizance combines with the memories of the dead to become more than either alone. Still loyal to the druids cause but they have their own purposes. For this reason, many druids retire them after a few years as these mixed beings are sorrowful creatures, unable to fit in either with the living, the dead or other sentient plant creatures,