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Mandragora (3pp)

This small vaguely humanoid-looking plant creature is mottled green and brown. Its lower roots are splayed and resemble legs and feet. Its upper roots are long and resemble humanoid arms. Its head, if it could be called that, is a mass of solid vegetable matter covered in lumps.

Mandragora CR 1

XP 400
NE Small plant (fungus)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, tremorsense 120 ft.; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +4 natural, +1 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune plant traits; Resist fire 10; SR 12
Weaknesses light blindness

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., burrow 20 ft.
Melee 2 tentacle slaps +2 (1d4 plus grab)
Special Attacks constrict (2d4)

TACTICS

A mandragora attacks its opponent by slashing and striking with its upper root-tentacles. It attempts to grab its prey and strangle it. If it succeeds, the mandragora hangs on until either it or its opponent is dead. Slain creatures are covered in a thick layer of mucus and slime and devoured at the mandragora’s leisure.

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 13, Con 13, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 9
Base Atk +0; CMB -1 (+3 to grapple); CMD 10
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon FinesseB
Skills Perception +7, Stealth +5

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, gang (2-5), or colony (3-18)
Treasure none

The mandragora is a small carnivorous and vaguely humanoid-looking plant that loves the taste of humanoid flesh (particularly human flesh). If the mandragora goes more than three days without devouring flesh, it burrows into the ground and attaches to local tree roots, from which it draws its sustenance until living prey can be found.

The mandragora stands about 5 feet tall and weighs about 120 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Mandragora 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 Gary Gygax.