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Begedhi Seedling

Tiny plant, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 18 (4d4 + 8)
Speed 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
2 (–4) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 3 (–4) 10 (+0) 13 (+1)

Skills Perception +2
Damage Resistances piercing
Damage Immunities acid
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • False Appearance. While the seedling remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary plant.

ACTIONS

  • Tendril. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Spores (Recharge 5-6). The seedling releases a puff of spores that fills the area within 10 feet of itself. Creatures in the spore cloud must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 hour. While it is poisoned in this way, the creature is charmed by the seedling. The charmed creature defends the seedling if it is in danger, tends to its needs if it requires anything (such as water), or simply leaves it alone and goes about any other business. A creature that takes damage can repeat the saving throw at the end of its next turn. On a successful save the creature is no longer charmed.

ABOUT

This colorful plant with vibrant green leaves and sparkling blue berries seems very delicate.

An alien form of intelligent plant creatures, begedhi seek out other living creatures as food and fodder to spread their infestation. Begedhi seedlings are about 1 foot in diameter and grow as tall as 3 feet. Parasites are about the size of a large egg, 6 inches across. Mother plants are 10 feet in diameter and grow to a height of 15 feet.

Invasive Species. Transplanted by the Ultari Hegemony from a riotous jungle planet where all flora is inimical to fleshy life, begedhi have appeared on a variety of worlds. The Hegemony believed they could control the parasitic creatures and use them to infiltrate enemy forces, but the begedhi proved unpredictable and attacked anything within reach. Rather than destroy the plants, the Hegemony dumped them on worlds allied with their enemies with the expectation they would eventually arrive as saviors to exterminate the pests and convert such worlds to their side of the conflict.

Life Cyle. Begedhi have two growth stages: a seedling and a mother plant. Seedlings are deceptively delicate plants, evolving that way to evoke a sense of protectiveness in other creatures. Their spores enforce this desire, which serves them well when multiple creatures work to remove them. Seedlings rarely defend themselves to give the illusion of helplessness so those left unmolested may eventually mature into a mother plant and further propagate. This process takes five years, during which seedlings feed on rotten organic material or small creatures they overcome. As the years pass, seedling tendrils lengthen and become tentacles, and their cheerfully colored berries transform into sickly green lumps which gestate with more parasites.

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