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Yellow Musk Creeper, Elder

Elder Yellow Musk Creeper CR 12 (Combatant)

XP 19,200
N Large plant
Init +1; Senses blindsense (vibration) 60 ft.; Perception +22


HP 200
EAC 26; KAC 28
Fort +16; Ref +14; Will +11
Immunities plant immunities


Speed 10 ft.
Melee tendril +25 (6d4+20B plus disease)
Multiattack 3 tendrils +19 (3d6+20B plus disease)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with tendril)


Str +8; Dex +1; Con +5; Int –; Wis +4; Cha -1
Other Abilities create yellow musk zombie, pollen spray (+22 vs KAC, Will DC 19)


Disease (Ex)

The spores that cause this infection are deposited whenever the elder yellow musk creeper successfully hits with its tendril.

Creeping Cough Disease

Type disease (inhaled); Save Fortitude DC 19

Track physical; Frequency 1/day

Effect When an infected creature reaches the dead state, a yellow musk creeper equal to the CR of the infected creature arises from the corpse of the host.

Cure 2 consecutive saves.


Environment temperate or warm forests and underground
Organization patch (creeper plus 1d6 yellow musk zombies)

The yellow musk creeper is a slow-moving, hideous plant that grows in temperate and warm climates and underground. The yellow musk creeper’s method of procreation is singularly frightful — it slays the living, infests them with its seeds and pollen, then animates them as zombies. These zombies serve the plant as a guardian for several days, but when new zombies are created, older ones wander off into the surrounding wild, collapsing and breaking apart within 2d6 days to give seed to a new yellow musk creeper.

The actual root of the plant is a large bulbous, brown sac that lies beneath the surface of the ground where the yellow musk creeper grows.

Yellow musk creepers lie silent until prey approaches within 10 feet. The small flowers of the creeper then puff a musky-smelling fine powder at a single target, attempting to entrance the target. If attacked, a yellow musk creeper lashes out with its tendrils.

Yellow musk creepers are never encountered alone.

They always have a retinue of yellow musk zombies with them. These zombies will defend the creeper against all attacks.

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