Rice Leshy

Family: Leshy

Tiny plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 13
HP 7 (2d4+2)
Speed 30 ft., swim 20 ft.

11 (+0) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 9 (-1) 12 (+1) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +5
Skills Acrobatics +5, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances fire
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 0 (10 XP)


  • Plant Speech. seeds
  • Plant Form. Tiny patch of rice grass
  • Verdant Burst. When the Rice leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 2 (1d4) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with rice grass, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for rice, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Scythe. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) slashing damage.


Rice refers to the seeds of a type of grass, which is the most widely consumed food for roughly half the global population. While an individual grain of rice is quite small, these plants are grown in massive paddies and are one of the most commonly produced foods. Rice varieties are numerous, and the forms of preparation even more so. Entrées, side dishes, desserts, and even alcoholic drinks are all made with rice, with the original cultivation dating back some 10,000 years.

Rice Leshies may be on the smaller side, but they are no less mighty.

Swinging a scythe far too large for its body, the Rice leshy can be a terrifying sight to behold as it charges across the paddy to confront trespassers. Its protective chaff coating keeps the leshy safe from fire and other attacks, at least until it gets wet. These diminutive delights can be found in any village that grows or consumes rice, typically acting as sell-swords, farmers, and guards for rice shipments.

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