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Purple Moss

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This plant is a distant cousin of yellow mold. It feeds on moisture, so any area in which it grows is always extremely dry. Purple moss emits a sweet smell to a range of 10 feet. Creatures with fewer than 22 hit points that enter that range must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or fall asleep like that caused by the sleep spell. Victims that fall asleep are quickly covered by the moss. It takes 1 full round to cover a creature of Tiny size and one additional round for each size larger than Tiny. A creature covered by purple moss begins to suffocate and this does not cause them to wake up from the sleep effect. Slain victims are digested in 1d2 hours by acidic secretions from the moss. Purple moss can be destroyed by fire.

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