This plant is a man-sized tangle of leaves and roots. Four large dark green and serrated leaves top the brown, red-veined roots.
A Jupiter bloodsucker can detect any living creature that has blood in its body to a range of 60 feet by scent.
By making a successful grapple check (with a +2 bonus for every vine-leaf attached to a foe at the beginning of its turn), a Jupiter bloodsucker can cover a grappled opponent’s nose and mouth. An opponent caught in this way must hold its breath or begin suffocating. A vineleaf attached in this way does not drain blood.
Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, patch (2-5), or bed (6-10)
The Jupiter bloodsucker, or vampire plant, is a small, seemingly ordinary plant. A creature looking closely at the roots may notice that the stems are transparent and that blood seems to course through them (DC 15 Perception check from 5 ft. or less to notice). On the bottom of each leaf are many small, sharp thorns. These are used to attach to a victim and drain its blood. The Jupiter bloodsucker attacks with its leaves in combat, attempting to grapple and pin a foe. A grabbed opponent is drained of blood by the thorny leaves. At the same time, one leaf covers the victim’s face, attempting to smother it.
Jupiter Bloodsucker from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Jean Wells.