This creature resembles a hunting dog constructed of tangled briars, vines, leaves, and sticks. Its entire body is covered with small, sharp thorns.
Speed 50 ft.
Str 14, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
A thorny’s body is covered with sharp wooden thorns. Any creature attacking a thorny with a non-reach melee weapon or with natural attacks takes 1d4+2 points of piercing damage from the thorny’s sharp thorns. A creature that grapples with a thorny takes this same damage each round.
Environment warm forests
Organization solitary or pack (3-8)
Thornies are the pets and companions of the vegepygmies. They are rarely encountered outside of a vegepygmy tribe or hunting party. Vegepygmies often use them to hunt prey.
Thornies reproduce by planting egg-like seeds (that the female lays) in the ground. Three to six months later, a small tree sprouts, buds, and from these buds are born the thornies. An average thorny tree is capable of producing 1d6+4 thornies. The tree dies once it buds and the thornies “hatch.”
Thorny 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.