Verdant Ancient

Huge plant, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)

Hit Points 138 (12d12 + 60)

Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21 (6) 8 (-1) 20 (5) 7 (-2) 14 (2) 6 (-2)
  • Damage Vulnerabilities fire

    Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing from nonmagical weapons

    Condition Immunities blinded, deafened, exhaustion

    Senses blindsight 30 ft., passive Perception 9

    Languages -

    Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

  • False Appearance. While the verdant ancient remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary tree.

    Actions

    Mulitattack. The verdant ancient makes two slam attacks.

    Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 21 (3d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage.

    Constrictor Vines. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (DC 16). Until this grapple ends, the creature is restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects originating from outside the verdant ancient, it takes 10 (1d10 + 5) poison damage at the start of each of the verdant ancient’s turns, and the verdant ancient can’t constrict another target.

Verdant ancients are enormous treelike plant creatures covered in flowering vines brought into being by powerful druids. They defend important ley lines, ancient forests, and other places of primal power.