Cotton Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
HP 90 (12d8 + 36)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)

13 (+1) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 19 (+5)

Saving Throws Dex +3, Wis +4
Skills Athletics +3, Persuasion +6, Stealth +3 (+5 on farms)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Plant Speech. crops
  • Plant Form. Small cotton plant
  • Verdant Burst. When the Cotton leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from their body, restoring 9 (2d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with cotton plants, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for cotton, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The Cotton leshy attacks twice as an action using either its Boll or Bristle attacks.
  • Boll. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8+1) bludgeoning damage.
  • Bristle. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d10+1) piercing damage.
  • Twirling Coats (Recharge 6). The Cotton leshy spins and twirls its many layered petticoats in a dazzling display, distracting all creatures in a 30-foot radius. Each creature in the area must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or be stunned until the end of their next turn.


Cotton and Flax Leshies often butt heads regarding the quality of their respective fabrics. When a Flax leshy opens a shop in the same town as a Cotton leshy, it is bound to create enough drama to entertain the townsfolk for weeks.

Picking a side between two warring tailors can be more dangerous than an actual fight, and comes with less reward.

When the corpse flower blooms, its internal temperature rises to nearly 100 degrees F (38 C). This amplifies the putrid scent of the flower by vaporizing the chemicals producing the smell. The smell grows stronger and stronger into the night, when the flower’s preferred pollinators are most active. By morning the smell is gone, but by then it has done its job.

Cotton is a well known commodity crop sometimes called the “King of Fibers”. This small shrub protects its seeds by simply wrapping them in a fluffy padding, which, in the wild, also helps their dispersal. Cotton has long been domesticated for this precious fiber coating, which comes in the form of pure white bolls. The fiber from these bolls are spun into the fabric we know as cotton, the most popular natural clothing fiber in the world.

The Cotton leshy is quite fashionable, serving as talented tailors and seamstresses. These leshies are often stained and dyed in bright colors, either as a style choice or by accident while designing new clothing.

Constantly grooming themselves and changing up their looks, Cotton Leshies are quite popular in most social circles, though the occasional wild leshy can still be found adventuring.

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