[New Monster] Dryad: Fungal

Dryad: Fungal

It took the Scholar of Wexos three days to determine that he was being followed through the forest. At that point his journey was becoming a twisted game as he feverishly cast illusions to keep him one step ahead of the strange thing chasing him. It seemed to burrow through the ground and more than once the spellcaster had set off a screaming mushroom that twice had summoned denizens of the forest to harass him.

Leaving the forest the illusionist turned to look back and saw a pouting woman with a strange mushroom cap floating just above her head, seemingly moving counter to the gentle spring breeze.

‘Come back this way on your trip back,’ her voice seemed to carry on the wind.

The Scholar of Wexos considered the challenge for a moment then shook his head and carried on.

Dryad: Fungal: AC 6 [+13], HD 2+1 (10hp), Att 1 claw (1d4) or by Magic, THAC0 18 [+1], MV 60’ (20’)/ 120′ (40′) burrowing SV D8 W9 P10 B13 S12 (15), ML 10, AL Neutral, XP 55, NA 1(1d4), TT Dx2 ▶ Sporecery: Has access to all sporecery spells and can cast them as a 7th level caster. Meld: Can meld into any ground which has fungus within one mile and can burrow rapidly, appearing somewhere else. Can also meld into giant mushrooms and other fungi, healing 1d3 HP/turn in this manner. Summon Shrieker: A fungal dryad can summon 1d4 3HD shriekers once per day that have double normal movement (18/6) and there is a 50% chance that one of each can produce a sound that outsiders to the area cannot hear.

Eerily beautiful, the Fungal dryad is an elusive and careful creature, dutifully keeping an eye on intruders in their environment. Living in deep, wet forests or underground caves these fey-like creatures appear as beautiful females with pointed ears, grayish skin and a floating mushroom cap above their heads like a strange halo that seems to move on its own. Slow moving, the quick my just elude one of these monsters before it sends the shriekers afer their adventuring party.

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