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.

Thorny CR 3

XP 800
N Medium plant
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception –1


AC 16, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 26 (4d8+8)
Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +0
Defensive Abilities thorny hide; DR 5/slashing or bludgeoning; Immune electricity, plant traits


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6+1 plus poison and trip)
Ranged thorn cluster +6 (1d3 per thorn/19–20 plus poison)


Str 13, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 6, Wis 9, Cha 9
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 17 (21 vs. trip)
Feats Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot
Skills Acrobatics +7
Languages Vegepygmy (can’t speak)


Poison (Ex)

Bite or thorns—injury; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 3 rounds; effect 1d2 Dex; cure 1 save; special additional applications of this poison increase the save DC by only 1 instead of 2.

Thorn Cluster (Ex)

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.

Thorny Hide (Ex)

When a thorny is eligible to use its thorn cluster attack, its hide fills with numerous thorns.

Creatures grappling or making natural attacks against the thorny immediately take 1d3 points of piercing damage and are each affected by 1 dose of the thorny’s poison.

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.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Darklands Revisited © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Author: Thurston Hillman.

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