Magnolia Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral good

Armor Class 15
HP 136 (16d6+80)
Speed 30 ft.

19 (+4) 15 (+2) 20 (+5) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Str +7, Con +8
Skills Athletics +7, Nature +3, Perception +5, Stealth +4 (+5 in parks), Survival +5
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Plant Speech. trees
  • Plant Form. Small magnolia tree
  • Verdant Burst. When the Magnolia leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 22 (5d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with magnolia saplings, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for magnolias, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The Magnolia leshy makes two attacks as an action, using either its Steel Flower or Seedpod attacks.
  • Steel Flower. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Seedpod. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 30/90 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (3d6+2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Seed Burst. The sweet scent of vanilla drifts from the leshy in a 50- foot square, centered on itself. Each creature within the area must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or become Charmed until the end of the leshy’s next turn. An affected creature can attempt to resist the effect again at the end of their turn. If a creature succeeds on the saving throw, they are immune to this effect for 1 hour.


With fossil records dating back nearly 100 million years, magnolias are one of the oldest flowering plants. This genus of flowering trees and shrubs is so old that it evolved flowers before the existence of bees. Instead, magnolias had to rely on beetles for pollination. As a result, their vanilla-scented flowers are extra-tough, to avoid damage from beetle claws.

Adorned in bright white flowers, the Magnolia leshy is a common sight in small settlements, large cities, and untamed wilds. These leshies are jovial and good-natured, acting as hospitable hosts for weary travelers. Many Magnolia Leshies find themselves tending inns and taverns, collecting stories from all the interesting folk who come by.

The flowers of the magnolia tree bloom early in the spring, usually before their leaves have budded.

By blooming early, the tree is able to focus energy on reproduction, seeding the next generation before attempting to create new energy for itself. This selfless and future-first evolutionary approach that has helped the tree survive ice ages, extinction events, and even continental drift.

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