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Leshy, Snapdragon

Verdant stalks entwine one another to create a humanoid shape with a giant snapdragon blossom for a head.

Snapdragon Leshy CR 4

XP 1,200
N Small plant (leshy, shapechanger)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 39 (6d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +3
Immune electricity, plant traits, sonic

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d6–1)
Ranged bloom lasso +7 (1 plus crippling hysterics)
Special Attacks bardic performance 13 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate [DC 15], inspire competence +2, inspire courage +1), bloom lasso, crippling hysterics
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +15)

Constantpass without trace

STATISTICS

Str 8, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 17
Base Atk +4; CMB +2; CMD 14
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Bluff), Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +12, Diplomacy +5, Perception +6, Perform (comedy, oratory, sing) +5, Stealth +10 (+14 in hills and urban areas), Survival +2 (+6 in hills and urban areas); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth and Survival in hills and urban areas
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan; plantspeech (snapdragons)
SQ change shape (Small flower patch; tree shape), greenspeaker, verdant burst

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Bardic Performance (Su)

A snapdragon leshy has the bardic performance ability of a 4th-level bard, granting it access to that ability’s countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence, and inspire courage aspects.

Bloom Lasso (Ex)

A snapdragon leshy can create and throw a tendril as a standard action. If it hits, this attack deals 1 point of damage (this damage is not modified by Strength) and affects the target with the leshy’s crippling hysterics ability. This attack has a range increment of 20 feet and a maximum range of 100 feet.

Crippling Hysterics (Ex)

The snapdragon leshy’s bloom lasso drapes the target in clinging blossoms that release intoxicating pollen. Any creature struck by the lasso must succeed at a DC 14 Fortitude saving throw or giggle uncontrollably for 1d4+1 rounds.

This condition imposes a –2 penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks; while the effect lasts, the target must succeed at another DC 14 Fortitude saving throw at the end of its turn each round or fall prone in hysteria. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Greenspeaker (Su)

A snapdragon leshy’s bardic performances can affect plants as though they were not immune to mind-affecting effects. In addition, the bonuses granted to plants by the leshy’s inspire competence and inspire courage increases by 1.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate hills or urban
Organization solitary, patch (2–8), or entourage (1–3 plus 2–16 other leshys)
Treasure standard

Whereas most leshys are reclusive and content to quietly nurture the natural world, snapdragon leshys are consummate extroverts. They often find their way into settled areas, where they caper and gab at those around them. When their neighbors are slow to laugh, snapdragon leshys sometimes resort to juvenile pranks to elicit a reaction. These escalating exploits often prompt townsfolk to chase off the plant people, which the leshys are quick to forgive so long as nobody comes to harm.

Growing a Snapdragon Leshy Snapdragon leshys grow best in rocky, well-drained soil.

To grow a snapdragon leshy, the maker must plant the seeds and visit several times a day to tell stories and jokes. The leshy emerges at last only if it has an audience of at least a dozen bystanders to applaud its arrival.

Snapdragon Leshy CL 10th; Price 6,500 gp

RITUAL REQUIREMENTS

Spells plant growth, speak with plants, summon nature’s ally IV; Skill Knowledge (nature) DC 18; Skill Ranks Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, Perform (comedy, oratory, or sing) 1 rank; Cost 3,250 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #116: Fangs of War © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Ron Lundeen, with John Compton, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Michelle Jones, and Mark Moreland.