Tuesday, April 29, 2014

V is for Volcano Lotus--Super Mario Brothers

Climate/Terrain: Any barren/hills
Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Solitary or Group
Activity Cycle: Daytime
Diet: None
Intelligence: Non-(0)
Treasure: Q
Alignment: Neutral
No. Appearing: 1d3
Armor Class: 7 [13]
Movement: 0
Hit Dice: 4
Thac0 [Bonus to Hit]: 17 [+3]
No. of Attacks: Special
Damage/Attack: 1d10
Special Attacks: See below
Special Defenses: Immune to Fire
Magic Resistance: None
Size: M
Morale: Steady (11-12)
XP Value: 650

A volcano lotus is strange medium-size flower the size of a large bush that spits balls of lava into the air. No one knows why this flowers exist as they seem to convert solid rock and earth into magma every 1d3 rounds when creatures approach within 60 feet.

For each creature, the lotus spits a ball of a lava, making an attack roll for each. If a lava ball hits  its target, the target must save versus breath weapon or catch fire, taking 1d6 damage each round until the flames are put out. A lava lotus gets a +2 bonus to hit creatures within 20 feet.

If killed, a volcano lotus immolates itself. Creatures within 5 feet must save versus breath weapon or take 1d10 damage and also catch fire. Up until that point it is immune to both magical and non-magical fire.

Those sifting through the ashes will discover 1d4 gems.

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