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Cobra Flower


This tall, slender plant has a large flowering bulb topping its brownish-green roots. Two large green leaves flank its flowering top, giving the appearance of a cobra’s hood. Its leaves are thin and have transparent blotches on them.

Cobra Flower CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large plant
Init +1; Senses blindsight 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +1

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp 45 (6d8+18)
Fort +8; Ref +3; Will +3
Immune plant traits

OFFENSE

Speed 5 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d8+4 plus 1d6 acid and grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+4 plus 1d6 acid)

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 13, Con 16, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 9
Base Atk +4; CMB +8 (+12 grapple); CMD 19 (can’t be tripped)

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate and cold forests
Organization solitary or patch (2–4)
Treasure none

Cobra flowers draw nutrients from sunlight, the soil, and water, but enjoy a diet of insects, rodents, animals, and even humanoids when available. The creatures can be found nesting in forests and often take up residence near small population areas where they can feed on humanoids who wander into their area. Many a child’s or adult’s disappearance can be attributed to a cobra flower.

When a cobra flower detects a living creature, it remains motionless until its prey is within 5 feet. It then spreads its leafy hood, opens its flowery bulb, and bites its prey, secreting acidic enzymes to break down and digest the victim.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Cobra Flower from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.