Small plant, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 71 (13d6 + 26)
Speed 5 ft.

8 (-1) 13 (+1) 19 (+4) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 11 (+0)

Saving Throws Con +6
Skills Stealth +3
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned
Senses tremorsense 30 ft., passive Perception 11
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Camouflage. The xtabay looks like a normal bunch of flowers when at rest. A DC 13 Intelligence (Nature) ability check reveals their true nature.


  • Devour. A xtabay that shares the same space as an incapacitated or sleeping creature can slowly sap the life out of it. Each round the xtabay uses this action, the creature’s Constitution is reduced by 1. This does not wake the creature if it is under the effects of the xtabay’s soporific pollen but does wake the creature if it is asleep naturally. The target dies if this reduces its Constitution to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short or long rest.
  • Soporific Pollen. A xtabay can release sleep-inducing pollen into the air around it. Each creature within a 10-ft.-radius burst centered on the xtabay must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or fall asleep for 1 minute. A creature that succeeds on the saving throw cannot be affected by the same xtabay’s soporific pollen for 24 hours. A creature put to sleep by this pollen can be awakened by vigorously shaking the sleeper using an action or by damaging it.


This patch of vines is ornamented with beautiful crimson and violet flowers, the petals of which seem to bear tiny faces. Known for their potent-and ultimately deadly-scent, xtabays are a floral hazard to the unwary. As fast-spreading as ivy, a xtabay’s vines are sturdy and adaptive, making the plant a potential threat nearly everywhere-from gardens to wells to forest groves.

Sweetly Deadly. Attractive flowers blossom from the vines of xtabays, emitting the spores that mean a slow death for their victims. The strange, face-like patterns that grow on the petals are disturbing but seem to have no real function. Hermits or other reclusive types have been known to surround their territory with xtabays, warding off pesky creatures and adventurers alike. Instances of xtabays of larger-than-usual size have also been reported. These massive plants possess tendrils as thick as tree limbs and flowers that can fell even the hardiest of warriors with their overwhelming perfume. Underground, xtabays thrive in the wet, dark environment, covering the walls and floors of entire caverns and anesthetizing whole dens of subterranean creatures.

Roaming Blossoms. Nomadic plants, xtabays traverse large expanses of land until they sense nearby life, at which point they lie dormant and take on the guise of harmless flowers while releasing their deceptive aroma. Once a creature is subdued, the beast-like plant wastes no time in devouring it, disregarding creatures unaffected by its aroma. Because of their carnivorous nature, xtabays only rarely run short on nutrients, consuming the entirety of a victim’s body over the course of several days following the initial process of draining its blood. Xtabays are able to devour creatures thanks to their lengthy roots, which produce a corrosive acid that breaks down and absorbs flesh and bone.

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