“We’re going to talk to a tree?” Koram the fighting man asked, buckling on his sword.
“For the last time, yes!” Chalk said, slightly irritated.
“It sure seems like a long way to go, can’t we just head to the forest nearby, I am sure we can talk to trees there,” Koram said.
“The difference is, this tree will talk back,” replied Chalk.
“I don’t mind that so much, the travel and all,” chimed in Gnybaro the Thief, “ yet carrying these bags of fertilizer is really going to be a challenge. They stink.”
No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 5
Hoard Class: X
Deep in the heart of some ancient forests live intelligent oaks called sage trees. Gathering the wisdom of centuries from fey creatures, druids, and previous adventurers, Sage Trees are literally living witnesses to the history of an area and all that has transpired. For payment in some type of fertilizer the sage tree will reveal what it knows and they are usually quite willing to talk if they receive what they consider to be proper compensation. The treasure listed is what those without proper payment have offered the sage tree or what has been left by those that the tree has slain for attempting to attack it.
The sage tree looks like an old oak with a roughly human face on one side of its trunk. Some druids fashion moss and lichen beards and hair to these creatures to give them a friendlier appearance. If angered or defending itself the sage tree can strike with its branches for 1d12 points of damage.
Every three hundred years or so the sage tree will produce a special acorn, usually golden in color, that will, if planted in the ground, produce another sage tree. Many druids consider it an honor to plant this special acorn at the request of the sage tree.