Suk Tree

Large plant, neutral

Armor Class 13 (Natural armor)
Hit Points 120 (16d10+32)
Speed 0

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 7 (-2) 15 (+2) 1 (-5) 10 (+0) 3 (-4)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning and piercing
Senses passive Perception 10
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

ACTIONS

  • Sleep Cloud. The suk tree releases a cloud of pollen. This has an identical effect to a sleep spell cast at 4th level, centered on the suk tree. After releasing its pollen, the suk tree cannot use this again for an hour.
  • Swallow Whole. The suk tree attempts to pull the target into the ground to hold it with its roots and devour it. It may target one opponent within 10 feet. The ground will tremble slightly, then open beneath the target. The target must make a Dexterity save (DC 15). If they succeed on the save, they jump clear of the opening and are unharmed. If they fail the save, they fall into the hole and are grasped by the roots. The target is restrained, and immediately takes 10 (3d6) acid damage as the suk tree releases its digestive sap, trying to liquify the target so it can absorb their nutrients. If a target starts a turn grasped by the roots, they automatically take the acid damage.

ABOUT

The suk tree is short, rarely ranging over 20 feet when fully grown. The trunk is narrow and the canopy rather flat, extending a dozen feet or so from the trunk of the tree. When in bloom, the leaves of the suk are dark green and broad, offering passers-by plenty of shade from the sun. In the springtime the suk blooms; bright white or in some species pink flowers explode across its canopy, releasing a perfume like-smell that permeates the tree all year long.

Semi-Sentient. The suk is a living tree, aware of its surroundings; however, it speaks no languages, nor understands any. Druids can speak with the suk tree. They grow in very sunny areas in loose earth, usually far from other trees. On occasion, they grow in the desert; anywhere they can provide sun for those who pass by.

Carnivorous. The suk feeds upon the decaying bodies of those it has swallowed. It does not require water, nor sunlight. It stands in place until unlucky victims take refuge from the sun beneath their canopy. When a potential victim settles down, the suk tree releases its perfume, to numb or enchant the victim. This is followed by an attack.

The sap, bark, and flowers of the suk tree are highly sought after, wizards and the like use it in a number of potions. The flowers have enchanting abilities and when mixed properly, they are able to place someone into a trance or deep sleep. The sap is used to make curative spells. When boiled and dried, the bark is used as a type of wafer that is filled with nutrients. Many of course, refuse to eat the bark of the suk tree as they see it as a form of cannibalism.

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