Friday, February 13, 2015

Freak Friday

Killer Maiden

No. Enc.: 0 (1d4)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: None
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 6
Attacks: 1
Save: L3
Morale: None
Hoard Class: XIX
XP: 1070

A Killer Maiden, a mutant species of Ginkgo biloba, appears as an attractive female humanoid, 6-12' tall and slender. They have green-colored flesh, and fan-shaped green leaves which radiate out from the apparent head like hair. The hair-like leaves briefly turn yellow for about two weeks a year. While Killer Maidens appear to have inviting facial features, as well as other enticing curves to their bodies, they do not actually have any associated organs with these natural formations, being nothing more than an alluring trap for humanoid prey. This detail, along with the fact that the apparent legs become roots will only be noticed on a 1-2 on a roll of 1d6.

Killer Maidens survive by using their Fragrance Development mutation to lure in humanoid "suitors" who generally attempt to embrace the Killer Maiden. These poor unfortunate souls are then pierced by 3d6 hollow thorns, each doing 1d4 damage. After the thorns have struck the victim, they well remain inside the victim, draining 1d6 hit points each round until all the thorns are removed. Half of any hit points drained in this manner will be transfered to the plant.

Even though Killer Maidens don't actually take treasure for themselves, bones and other inorganic materials generally accumulate in the gaps formed by their roots.

Mutations: Abnormal Size, Fragrance Development, Modified Thorns: Fluid Leech Thorns (as per Fluid Leech Vines CotTW)