Friday, March 16, 2018

Frightful Fridays! Lemon Leshy

Hello there, Frightful Friends! Today's monster was a request of one of my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/FrightfulFridays) patrons, and it was an easy request to fulfill, since I enjoy working on new leshys. The lemon leshy isn't exactly unfriendly, but it will take the opportunity to blind PCs with lemon juice if they don't back off. It also throws some mean fruit (look at that damage--those are painfully hard lemons!)

I hope you enjoy the lemon leshy. See you next week with something else!



This plant person is thin up to its leafy bough, which droops under the weight of dozens of bright yellow fruit.
Lemon Leshy      CR 4
XP 1,200
N Small plant (leshy, shapechanger)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8
DEFENSE
AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +4 natural, +1 size)
hp 42 (5d8+20)
Fort +8, Ref +3, Will +3
Immune electricity, plant traits, sonic
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 slams +7 (1d8+2)
Ranged lemon +6 (1d6+2)
Special Attacks lemon sting
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +11)
   Constant—pass without trace
STATISTICS
Str 15, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dazzling Display, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Intimidate +7, Perception +7, Stealth +6 (+10 in warm forests), Survival +3 (+7 in warm forests); Racial Modifiers +4 Intimidate, +4 Stealth and Survival in warm forests
Languages Druidic, Sylvan; plantspeech (citrus trees)
SQ change shape (Small lemon tree; tree shape), refreshment, verdant burst
ECOLOGY
Environment warm forests
Organization solitary or grove (212)
Treasure standard
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Lemon (Ex) A lemon leshy’s lemon has a range increment of 20 feet.
Lemon Sting (Ex) As a standard action, a lemon leshy can squirt lemon juice at a creature within 20 feet of it. On a successful touch attack, the target takes 1 point of damage and the leshy can apply one of two effects. The first effect causes the target to become blinded for 1d4 rounds; if it succeeds on a DC 16 Fortitude save, it is instead dazzled for 1 round. The second effect works only on a target that has sustained hit point damage, causing an applicable target to become nauseated for 1d4 rounds; if it succeeds on a DC 16 Fortitude save, it is instead sickened for 1 round. The save DCs are Constitution-based.
Refreshment (Ex) Once per week, a lemon leshy can prepare a special bunch of lemons from which it can produce a lemon drink that benefits up to 6 Small or Medium creatures. Each creature that drinks the concoction heals 1d6 hit points and gains the benefit of longstrider for 10 hours.

Lemon leshys take subtropical forests as their purview and protect the animals and plants thriving within. Ardent protectors of all life in their homes, the leshys intervene even when venomous insects, spiders, or animals attack outsiders that respond in kind. While they prefer to scare off intruders, they have the physical might to back up their threats. They enjoy pelting foes with the fruit growing in their boughs and adding a dash of discomfort to opponents that persist and come close to them. While they wouldn’t admit this, they take a perverse joy in blinding a victim or causing it to double over in pain as exposed eyes or wounds take a squirt of lemon juice.

Lemon leshys are as gentle with their charges as they are violent with trespassers that can’t take a hint. They prepare a batch of lemons into a surprisingly sweet brew which heals wounds and invigorates the drinker. In very rare cases, usually involving the trade of favors benefitting the lemon leshys or their forests, the leshys share this drink with outsiders.

Lemon leshys are 21/2 feet tall and weigh 70 pounds, most of which is concentrated among the lemons constituting the top of the leshys.

Growing a Lemon Leshy
Lemon leshys are grown in warm climates or during the heat of the summer months in temperate climates. To grow a lemon leshy, the maker plants a lemon, usually decorated with the semblance of a face to avoid the risk of the lehsy growing up blind and/or mute. The leshy’s disposition varies based on the grower’s disposition.

Lemon Leshy
CL 12th; Price 9,000 gp
RITUAL
Requirements Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, longstrider, plant growth, summon nature’s ally IV; Skill Knowledge (nature) DC 18; Cost 4,500 gp

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