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Leshy, Lotus

A plant whose body resembles a blooming lotus flower exudes an air of serenity.

Lotus Leshy CR 5

XP 1,600
N Small plant (leshy, shapechanger)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +14; Aura tranquility (20 ft., DC 15, 10 rounds)

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 18, flat-footed 17 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 Wis, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 52 (7d8+21)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +6
Immune electricity, plant traits, sonic

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.; lily pad stride
Melee slam +8 (1d4)
Ranged seed spray +8 (1d3 nonlethal/×3 plus dream pollen)
Special Attacks dream pollen, seed spray
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +16)

Constantlily pad stride, pass without trace

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 15
Base Atk +5; CMB +4; CMD 21
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Knowledge [religion]), Weapon Finesse
Skills Diplomacy +9, Heal +11, Knowledge (religion) +13, Perception +14, Sense Motive +11, Stealth +6 (+10 in aquatic terrain), Survival +0 (+4 in aquatic terrain); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth in aquatic terrain, +4 Survival in aquatic terrain
Languages Druidic, Sylvan; plantspeech (lotuses)
SQ change shape (small lotus flower; tree shape), verdant burst

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Aura of Tranquility (Su)

A lotus leshy exudes a calming aura within a 20-foot radius, which functions as calm emotions (Will DC 15 negates). A creature that succeeds at the save is immune to that leshy’s aura for 24 hours. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Dream Pollen (Ex)

A lotus leshy can expel pollen in a 15-foot cone. All creatures within the cone (as well as those who take damage from seed spray) must succeed at a DC 16 Will save or fall asleep for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Seed Spray (Ex)

A lotus leshy can shoot several of its seeds at targets within 30 feet. It can shoot up to 6 seeds as a standard action, dividing the seeds as it chooses among targets in range. Each seed deals 1d3 points of nonlethal damage. The leshy rolls a single attack roll to determine the accuracy of all of the seeds in the spray. The attack has a ×3 critical multiplier, and the leshy makes only one roll to confirm a critical threat.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm lakes or ponds
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

Enigmatic lotus leshys are wise guardians of secluded ponds and lakes. They spend most of their time in meditation as lotus flowers, sometimes for decades at a time. Although lotus leshys spend most of their time floating in solitary reflection, they do not shun the company of other creatures, and take humanoid form whenever they wish to speak. They find discussions of religion and philosophy particularly fascinating, and delight in fresh perspectives. Although they study deities of self-perfection and contemplation extensively, they do not revere such beings.

Lotus leshys speak indirectly rather than providing specific answers. They maintain that contemplation and discussion are far more valuable than concrete answers, whose usefulness is limited to the question at hand. In addition, they believe those who receive direct answers are more likely to blindly accept the words of others rather than thinking for themselves. When confronted with impatience, lotus leshys return to their lotus form rather than engaging further. They avoid combat whenever possible, preferring to calm tempers with their tranquil auras or lull violent creatures to sleep with their soporific pollen.

A typical lotus leshy stands 3 feet tall, and weighs 15 pounds.

Growing a Lotus Leshy

Lotus leshys grow best in warm ponds and lakes in quiet areas. To grow a lotus leshy, the maker must plant a lotus seed by the water’s edge, and sit in quiet mediation by the seed until it sprouts.

CL 12th; Price 9,000 gp

RITUAL REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 5 ranks; Spells lily pad stride, plant growth, summon nature’s ally V; Skill Knowledge (nature or religion) DC 19; Cost 4,500 gp

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