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Vampire Rose

Vampire Rose CR 3

This bush has many flowering white bulbs and petals, green stems lined with tiny thorns, and many small branches of greenish-brown.

XP 800
N Small plant
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +1
Aura entrancing fragrance (15 ft., DC 12)

DEFENSE HP 40

EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +2
Immunities plant immunities

OFFENSE

Speed 5 ft., climb 5 ft.
Melee vine +11 (1d6+5 plus 1d4 bleed)
Ranged thorn +8 (1d6+3 P)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with vine)

TACTICS

During Combat A vampire rose remains motionless, posing as a mundane plant, until a creature comes into range of its entrancing fragrance and is fascinated. It prefers melee attacks so it can draw nourishment from its foes’ blood.

Morale Vampire roses have no sense of self-preservation and fight until destroyed.

STATISTICS

Str +2, Dex +1, Con +4, Int —, Wis +0, Cha +2
Skills Disguise +13 (+23 to appear as a normal plant)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Entrancing Fragrance (Ex)

The delicate scent of a bloody jasmine is compelling to most humanoids. A creature within 15 feet of the plant must succeed at a DC 12 Fortitude save or gain the fascinated condition. An affected creature can attempt a new saving throw each round to resist the effect. Creatures with the scent ability take a –4 penalty to the saving throw. This is a poison effect.

ECOLOGY

Vampire roses are carnivorous, blood-sucking plants that camouflage themselves as ordinary flowering bushes. While vampire roses are the most common variety of this plant, they are adaptable and can emulate other flowering bushes as well, such as the bloody jasmine and flensing fuchsia, but all such plants use the same base statistics.

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