Shriekers and violet fungi often work together to attract and kill prey. When the shriekers’ hellish racket attracts a curious creature, the violet fungus tries to kill it. Both creatures enjoy the fruits of a successful hunt.
A shrieker is a stationary fungus that emits a loud noise to attract prey or when disturbed. Shriekers live in dark, subterranean places, often in the company of violet fungi, whose poison they are immune to.
Shriekers come in of shades of purple.
A shrieker has no means of attack. Instead, it lures prey to its vicinity by emitting a loud noise.
Shriek (Ex) Edit
Movement or a light source within 10 feet of a shrieker causes the fungus to emit a piercing sound that lasts for 1d3 rounds. The sound attracts nearby creatures that are disposed to investigate it. Some creatures that live near shriekers come to learn that the fungus’s noise means there is food nearby.
Violet Fungus Edit
Violet fungi resemble shriekers and are often found growing among them.
A violet fungi’s coloration ranges from purple overall to dull gray or violet covered with purple spots.
A violet fungus flails about with its tentacles at living creatures that come within its reach.
Poison (Ex) Edit
Injury, Fortitude DC 14, initial and secondary damage 1d4 Str and 1d4 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based.
|Size/Type:||Medium Plant||Medium Plant|
|Hit Dice:||2d8+2 (11 hp)||2d8+6 (15 hp)|
|Speed:||0 ft.||10 ft. (2 squares)|
|Armor Class:||8 (-5 Dex, +3 natural), touch 5, flat-footed 8||13 (-1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 13|
|Attack:||—||Tentacle +3 melee (1d6+2 plus poison)|
|Full Attack:||—||4 tentacles +3 melee (1d6+2 plus poison)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./0 ft.||5 ft./10 ft.|
|Special Qualities:||Low-light vision, plant traits||Low-light vision, plant traits|
|Saves:||Fort +4, Ref —, Will -4||Fort +6, Ref -1, Will +0|
|Abilities:||Str Ø, Dex Ø, Con 13, Int Ø, Wis 2, Cha 1||Str 14, Dex 8, Con 16, Int Ø, Wis 11, Cha 9|
|Organization:||Solitary or patch (3-5)||Solitary, patch (2-4), or mixed patch (2-4 violet fungi and 3-5 shriekers)|
|Alignment:||Always neutral||Always neutral|
|Advancement:||3 HD (Medium)||3-6 HD (Medium)|