Pathfinder Bestiary: Poppy Leshy

Poppy LeshyThis creature has a humanoid-looking upper body and bright red flowers atop its head. The bottom half of its body is concealed beneath leafy growths.

CR ½; XP 200
N Small plant (leshy, shapechanger)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0
Aura lullaby (10 ft., DC 11)

DEFENSE
AC
12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune electricity, sonic, plant traits

OFFENSE
Speed
20 ft., climb 10 ft.
Melee rapier –2 (1d4­–2/18–20)
Ranged spores +2 touch (memory haze)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +2)
Constant—lullaby (DC 11), pass without trace
3/day—sleep (DC 12)

STATISTICS
Str
6 (–2), Dex 13 (+1), Con 12 (+1), Int 5 (–3), Wis 10, Cha 13 (+1)
Base Atk +0; CMB –3; CMD 8
Feats Toughness
Skills Stealth +5 (+9 in floral fields), Survival +1; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth in floral fields
Languages Druidic, Sylvan; plantspeech (flowers)
SQ change shape (Small patch of flowers; tree shape), verdant burst

ECOLOGY
Environment
any forest or plains
Organization solitary or patch (2–16)
Treasure standard

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Memory Haze (Ex)
The intoxicating scent given off by a poppy leshy causes memory to those affected by its spores. Anyone creature hit by a spore attack must make a DC 11 Will save or suffer 1 point of Wisdom damage. Any creature who suffers Wisdom damage from a poppy leshy’s spores suffers minor memory loss for a period of 10 minutes per point of damage suffered. Creatures who suffer from this memory loss must make a DC 11 Wisdom check to recall specific details during that period of time. This is a mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poppy leshies care for flowers, often but not always poppy plants. They look like small humanoid creatures with flowers for hair and leafy or flowery growths covering their legs and feet. In truth, these leshies do not have legs, but rather use flexible roots to move along the ground or up trees.

Poppy leshies often carry slender rapiers or daggers with them, which they keep hidden among the leaves on the lower half of their bodies. They only rely on these weapons as a last resort, knowing that most creatures that attack them can overpower them. If fighting in self-defense, they usually rely on their innate sleep magic to subdue their opponents and escape. Although generally peaceful, some druids and fey creatures use them to help subdue intruders in their groves.

Growing a Poppy Leshy
Poppy leshies are usually grown in the early spring, planted with poppy seeds that are soon to sprout. When first born, a poppy leshy has weapon, but can construct them from available materials given a day and left to its own devices (no Craft check required).

Poppy Leshy
CL
5th; Price 5,000 gp
RITUAL
Requirements
Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, animal trance, plant growth, summon nature’s ally I; Skill Knowledge (nature) DC 12; Cost 500 gp

Image: Isabella Gijinka, by Sakurarmarie; distributed via a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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