Flax Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 12
HP 9 (2d6+2)
Speed 30 ft.

11 (+0) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Con +6, Cha +9
Skills Acrobatics +4, Perception +3, Stealth +4 (+5 in fields)
Damage Resistances cold, fire, piercing, slashing
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 0 (10 XP)


  • Plant Speech. crop plants
  • Flax Form. Small flax flower
  • Verdant Burst. When the Flax leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 3 (1d6) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with small flax flowers and linseed oil, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for flax, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Sickle. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+2) slashing damage.
  • Linseed Oil. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 20/80 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) bludgeoning damage. On a hit, the area around the target in a 10-foot radius becomes difficult terrain.


While flax blossoms are traditionally pale blue, other colors and varieties are possible – fairy flax, for example, has bright white flowers. Also known as purging flax, fairy flax has a laxative effect when too many seeds are consumed at once. Fairy Flax Leshies are rumored to exist as well, though this may be a case of mischievous fey concealing their identity.

Known as the “most useful” of plants, the cultivation of flax was critical for early civilization. The seeds of the flax plant are edible for both humans and livestock, and can be pressed to produce linseed oil. This oil is used in everything from linoleum, varnish, and for cooking (though its rapid spoilage rate makes it less common for cooking in the modern day). Flax fibers are also used to make textiles, specifically linen, the earliest reports of which date back 30,000 years. Linen can even be used to make armor, though the exact method of doing so has been lost to time.

The Flax leshy is in many ways the “most useful” of leshies. It is a hardy creature, resistant to the elements and most blades. Carrying numerous vials and beakers, the leshy readily produces linseed oil, both for crafting and to trip up its enemies. As a trained craftsman, the leshy also spins and weaves linen textiles, making it a favored familiar among weavers. These many uses and strengths have kept the Flax leshy a popular choice among druids for thousands of years.

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