The Scholar of Wexos barely uttered a sound as the strange, mottled tentacle coiled around his neck. His cousin, the druidess Knat, barked at the others to help as the illusionist was pulled up into the trees.
Chalk, Koram and Valance rushed back into the glade and saw a terrible creature about to eat the head of the illusionist. Knat and Chalk began hurling spells at the creature, which dropped the illusionist unceremoniously onto the ground and crawled higher up into the trees.
“What was that?” Koram asked.
“That was a reason not to be here in this forest after dark,” the priest of the Spider God remarked, staring nervously up into the trees.
No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)
Alignment: Neutral (Chaotic tendencies)
Movement: 60′ (20′) (in trees)
30′ (10′) (on the ground)
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 8+4
Damage: 1d10+2 (bite) or 1d6+2 (tentacle constriction)
Hoard Class: VII (found at the base of trees)
Found in deep woods the Stravak, or tree-lounger is somewhat like a giant tree-dwelling octopus, with a shaggy coat of weird skin that looks like bark or hanging moss (making them -2 to spot due to this natural camouflage). Tree-loungers have four tentacles and these monster only attack with two and their large, fang-filled maws, using the other two tentacles to hold tightly onto tree trunks and branches. In combat stravaks use their tentacles to constrict their opponents, each of the two tentacles that constrict a victim give them a -2 attack penalty. The huge maw of the beast can swallow prey size Small or smaller whole with a successful attack.
In the trees these monsters move rather quickly, but on the ground they are sluggish and slow. If a fight looks like it is going against these strange beasts they are smart enough to flee through the nearby branches.