Forbidden Fruit Fungus

Family: Fungi

Medium plant, neutral

Armor Class 11 (natural armor)
Hit Points 11 (2d8+2)
Speed 5 ft.

1 (–5) 1 (–5) 12 (+1) 1 (–5) 1 (–5) 1 (–5)

Languages none
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Forbidden Fruit. Those that behold must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw. Women make their saving throw with disadvantage. A failed save means the victim drops all in-hand items and immediately runs to the fungus, picks one of its globules, and ravenously consumes it. All those who consume the forbidden fruit must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 22 (4d10) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. If they survive consuming the forbidden fruit, the victim will attempt to consume an additional fruit every 30 seconds (with successive save attempts at -1 cumulatively) unless restrained. Upon death the victim’s body turns black and decomposes in 3 turns to nourish the fungus.


This 4-foot high white mushroom grows black globule-like fruit atop its cap.

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