This mass of plant matter has the general shape and build of an oversized dog. Lacking a head of any kind, its bulk is covered in jagged thorns protruding from its fungal surface.
A thorny can shoot a cluster of thorns from its back as a ranged attack against any target within 30 feet. If the attack hits, the target is struck by 1d3 poisoned thorns, each dealing 1d3 points of piercing damage. Each thorn applies a single dose of the thorny’s poison. A successful critical hit on this attack instead means the target has been struck by four poisoned thorns. A thorny can use this ability every 1d3 rounds.
When a thorny is eligible to use its thorn cluster attack, its hide fills with numerous thorns.
Known by many as “vegepygmy hounds,” these masses of fungal matter dwarf their diminutive vegepygmy kin, but still maintain a strong sense of loyalty to them. Named for the vicious thorns that adorn their backs, thornies infect their prey with a weak paralytic toxin, making the prey susceptible to capture. Creatures infected by russet mold while thorny poison lingers in their systems have a small chance of producing thorny offspring.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Darklands Revisited © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Author: Thurston Hillman.