Onion Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
HP 52 (8d6 + 24)
Speed 25 ft.

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

Skills Acrobatics +3, Nature +2, Perception +4, Stealth +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Plant Speech. crops
  • Plant Form. Small onion plant
  • Verdant Burst. When the Onion leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from their body, restoring 1d6 hit points to each plant creature in a 20-foot radius and activates its Tearful Aura ability in the same space. This area immediately fills with onion plants, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for onions, they wither and die after 24 hours.
  • Layers. When the Onion leshy takes 5 or more points of damage in a single turn or is damaged by a critical hit, they remove 1 of 5 layers. Upon removing a layer, the Onion leshy gains +1 to their AC and activates its Tearful Aura ability. If the leshy runs out of layers, they die immediately.
  • Tearful Aura. The Onion leshy releases an acrid cloud in a 20-foot radius. All creatures within the range must succeed at a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or become blinded until the end of their next turn.


  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) slashing damage.


The wild, ancestral predecessor of the onion is long extinct, with only its cultivated descendants remaining. Arising from such a refined and cultured plant has given the Onion leshy an equally refined palate. It takes an exceptional chef working with top-quality ingredients to craft a dish up to the Onion leshy’s standards.

What mysteries of life can be unlocked after a year of deep meditation? While the beauty of the Moonlight leshy can be distracting, its wisdom should not be overlooked. Some pilgrims spend years seeking a Moonlight leshy to gain its insight, making the night of a bloom highly anticipated in desert communities.

Those hoping to learn from the leshy must be well prepared, lest they miss this rare event.

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