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Silver Bells


This bush possesses flowers of silver intertwined among hearty vines.

Silver Bells CR 3

XP 800
N Large plant
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 11, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +4 natural, -1 size)
hp 22 (4d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +3
Defensive Abilities Plant Traits; DR 5/magic or slashing
Immune electricity, Plant Traits

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee tendril +3 (1d4 plus Grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks silver dust (15 ft cone, Poison)

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 1, Wis 15, Cha 8
Base Atk +3; CMB +4 (+8 grapple); CMD 16 (18 vs grapple, can’t be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Combat Reflexes, Improved GrappleB
Skills Perception +10

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Su)

The flowers of a silver bell can expel a fine pollen in a 15 ft. cone. All creatures within the cone are exposed to the poison.

Silver Dust-contact; save Fort DC 13, frequency 1/round for 10 rounds, effect 1d3 Dex. When a creature’s Dexterity score is reduced to 0, it becomes a non-living silver statue , cure 2 consecutive saves or a stone to flesh spell.
ECOLOGY

Environment cold hills
Organization solitary, pair or grove (3-6)
Treasure 3d4 silver bell flowers (each worth 100 gp)

Silver bells are a flowering plant with shining metal petals growing from a thick green vine. The flowers produce a fine pollen of silver dust. Craftsmen and sages prize this dust when constructing fine mundane or magical items since the powder is identical to alchemical silver. Consuming only silver, silver bells must turn their prey into a silver object before slowly digesting it. To this end, it grabs its target, pulls it within its mass and then one of its flower pods explodes in a cone of silver dust. An unopened pod can be used to make silver dust poison. Making the poison generally destroys the artistic value of the flower unless the poison maker succeeds a DC 25 Craft (sculpture) check. The flowers of the silver bell plant (each worth 100 gp for their artistic beauty) can be pried loose with a DC 15 Strength check (if the plant is still alive, the creature must first make a successful grapple check). Failing the Strength check crushes the flower, making it worth only 5 sp.

Silver bell plants are seven feet tall and weigh about 500 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations, copyright 2010 Jon Brazer Enterprises; Author Steven Helt.