Mossbear Mama

Family: Mossbear

Large plant (florofauna), unaligned

Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d10 + 21)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 3 (-4) 13 (+1) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +2
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages
Challenge 2 (450 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Keen Smell. The mossbear has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Mossy Fur. Any creature that grapples the mossbear or otherwise comes into direct contact with the mossbear’s fur must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for l minute. A poisoned creature no longer in direct contact with the mossbear can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
  • Plant Camouflage. The mossbear has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in terrain with ample obscuring vegetation.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The mossbear makes two attacks: one with its paralyzing bite and one with its claws.
  • Paralyzing Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 18 (4d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. If the poison damage reduces the target to 0 hit points, the target is stable but poisoned for 1 hour, even after regaining hit points, and is paralyzed while poisoned in this way.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) slashing damage.

ABOUT

Mossbear mamas represent almost all adult mossbears as every adult of the species can give birth to cubs without the involvement of another mossbear and apparently, there are no mossbear “papas” to be found.

Adult mossbears are powerful and fiercely protective of their cubs and those they consider family. Their exceptional strength and endurance make them fearsome steeds for adventurers who can withstand the poison of their mossy fur. In addition to their strength and hardiness, adult mossbears are also remarkably loyal and they will readily risk their lives to save their cubs or friends from danger.

Greater Steed. At the gamemaster’s discretion, a player character who can obtain a greater steed through magic may choose the form of a mossbear mama for their greater steed.

Awakened Mossbear Mamas. Mossbear mamas are eligible targets for the awaken spell. Awakened mossbear mamas typically love to offer helpful advice to their friends and family and share parenting tips with other parents.

Taming a Mossbear: At the gamemaster’s discretion, player characters who seek to tame a mossbear may be able to obtain the following upgradable item that grants immunity to the poison from their mossy fur.

Amulet of the Mossbearer

Wondrous Item, Uncommon

This tiny object is in fact a piece of petrified moss from the fur of an ancient mossbear fashioned into a modest piece of jewelry.

While wearing it, you have resistance to poison damage, and you are immune to the poison from any mossbear’s mossy fur.

If you wear this amulet throughout the process of truly bonding with a mossbear, or if this amulet undergoes an appropriate magical process (as determined by the gamemaster), it is transformed into a periapt of proof against poison.

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