This creature is a roughly humanoid shaped tangle of vines and leaves with a large pumpkin for its head. The pumpkin-head bears a leering face that appears to have been carved there, and glows from within with an eldritch fire.
Str 14, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 2
Environment any land
A jack-o-lantern is an animated plant creature brought to life by a combination of druidic magic and fey sprits. The nature of the face generally reflects the alignment of the animating spirit. A jack-o-lantern attacks with its many tendrils, rending and tearing at its prey. Occasionally one will be armed with a pitchfork or scythe.
To create a jack-o-lantern, the caster must be a druid of at least 11th level. Creating a jack-o-lantern involves placing a single pumpkin seed into the mouth of a corpse and burying it in an open field. The body must be that of a humanoid of at least 6th level; the jack-o-lantern has the same
The pumpkin plant that grows from it must be carefully nurtured and tended, requiring a DC 15 Profession (farmer) check. The farming check does not need to be made by the creator. Several pumpkins will grow on the vine, one of which will contain the essence of the nature spirit that will eventually animate the plant. The creator must make a DC 20 Knowledge (nature) check to determine which pumpkin holds the essence – all others must be picked off the vine and discarded. By harvest time, if the creator chose the right pumpkin, the jack-o-lantern will animate and seek out is creator for instructions.
Jack-O-Lantern from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Erica Balsley..