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Violet Fungus

Violet Fungus CR 3 (Combatant)

XP 800
N Medium plant
Init -1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8


HP 40
EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +7; Ref +5; Will +2
Immunities plant immunities


Speed 10 ft.
Melee tentacle +11 (1d6+5B plus rot)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 10 ft.


Str +2; Dex -1; Con +4; Int –; Wis +1; Cha -1
Other Abilities mindless


Rot (Ex)

A creature struck by a violet fungus’ tentacle must succeed on a DC 12 Fortitude save or the flesh around the point of contact swiftly begins to rot away, exposing raw bone with shocking swiftness.

This hideous affliction causes 1d4 points of Strength damage and 1d4 points of Constitution damage. This is a poison effect.


Environment any underground
Organization solitary, pair, or grove (3-12)

Deep within the depths of many habitable worlds are strange forms of animal and plant life. Some plants are carnivorous and even hunt for living creatures upon which to feed. Of these plants, violet fungi are among the most feared. These plants can cause permanent scars on their victims, as the touch of their tentacles can cause flesh to quickly rot from the bone. Violet fungi use this rotted flesh as fertilizer to sustain their horrid ecology.

Violet Fungus Venom

Although a violet fungus’s tentacles swiftly grow inert after the mushroom is slain, they can be wielded as Medium-sized whips for 2d6 minutes after being harvested from the creature. These whips inflict rot on anything they touch—including the wielder of the deadly weapon—and both save DCs to resist and effects are identical to the stats presented above.

A DC 17 Life Science check and 250 credits worth of reagents can preserve the venom somewhat, although the procedure dilutes it significantly.

Type poison (contact); Save Fortitude DC 12

Track Constitution; Onset 1/minute for 6 minutes

Effect Each time the target progresses up the poison track, they suffer 1d2 points of Strength damage.

Cure 1 save

Cost 800 credits

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