This bush possesses flowers of silver intertwined among hearty vines.
|Silver Bells||CR 3|
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.
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.
Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations, copyright 2010 Jon Brazer Enterprises; Author Steven Helt.