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Mandragora, Immense

Thousands of tiny mandragoras swarm up into a mound, quickly building their mass up and spreading their malleable bodies apart and together to form a single 35-foot-tall mandragora; an impressive trick they do quickly as soon as any threat is presented.

Immense Mandragora CR 15

XP 51,200
CE Gargantuan plant
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 9, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +9 natural, –4 size)
hp 232 (16d8+160); fast healing 10
Fort +20, Ref +10, Will +6
Immune plant traits; Resist acid 5, cold 5, electricity 10
Weaknesses vulnerable to darkness

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., burrow 10 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee 2 vine whips +25 (2d8+17/19–20 plus poison), bite +25 (2d8+17)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft. (30 ft. with vine whips)
Special Attacks shriek

TACTICS

The mandragoras require the entire first round of combat to collect into their Gargantuan form. During this round, the immense mandragora cannot make attacks. Once it is fully formed, it uses Power Attack with every strike, and Awesome Blow against characters that are able to make large numbers of melee attacks trying to force the characters to take move actions to get back in range, thus minimizing the damage they do. The immense mandragora fights to the death.

STATISTICS

Str 45, Dex 17, Con 30, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk +12; CMB +33; CMD 46
Feats Awesome Blow, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (vine whips), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Climb +25, Fly +0, Perception +12, Stealth +0 (+8 in heavy plant growth)
Languages Aklo, Common

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Ex)

Vine whip—injury; save Fort DC 28; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect confused for 1 round; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Shriek (Su)

Once per day, as a standard action, an immense mandragora can give voice to an unsettling shriek that sounds not unlike the cry of gargantuan baby. All creatures within 30 feet of a shrieking immense mandragora must make a DC 25 Reflex save or take 15d6 points of sonic damage and a DC 25 Will save or become nauseated for 1d4 rounds. A successful Reflex save halves the sonic damage, while a successful Will save negates the nausea. This is a sonic, mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Vulnerable to Darkness (Ex)

An immense mandragora in an area of darkness loses its fast healing and becomes slowed, as per the spell.

Ecology

Environment First World
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure incidental

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder 36: Sound of a Thousand Screams. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing LLC. Author: Richard Pett