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Grandfather of Flowers

Grandfather of Flowers CR 11

XP 3,200
Human mystic
LE humanoid (human)
Init +0; Perception +6


HP 105
RP 4; EAC 19; KAC 20
Fort +9; Ref +7; Will +5
Defensive Abilities regeneration 2 (only in areas of sunlight); DR 5/—
Weaknesses plantlike


Speed 30 ft.
Melee carbon staff +15 (1d8+9 B; critical knockdown) or vine +13 (1d12+9 S)
Ranged red star plasma pistol +13 (1d8+6 E & F; critical burn 1d4)
Offensive Abilities grasping vines (DC 17), vines
Mystic Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th)

At willmind-link

Mystic Spells Known (CL 5th; melee +15, ranged +13)

3rd (3/day)entropic grasp (DC 21), psychokinetic strangulation (DC 21)
2nd (6/day)fog cloud, hurl forcedisk, mind thrust (DC 20), spider climb
1st (at will)life bubble, reflecting armor

Connection xenodruid


Before Combat The Grandfather of Flowers prepares for combat with life bubble, reflecting armor, and spider climb.

During Combat The Grandfather of Flowers avoids melee combat if at all possible, using spider climb to climb the walls and psychokinetic strangulation to attempt to keep enemies with melee weapons away from him. If he manages to keep things at range, he uses hurl forcedisk or mind thrust against his foes. But, if forced into melee, he resolves to use his parasite’s vines or, if he’s lucky enough to be fighting some form of construct, entropic grasp.

Morale The Grandfather of Flowers fights to the death to protect the mother plant.


Str +1; Dex +0; Con +4; Int +0; Wis +6; Cha +2
Skills Life Science +21, Mysticism +21, Stealth +16, Survival +16
Languages Common; speak with animals
Other Abilities animal adaptation (8 minutes)
Gear advanced lashunta tempweave, carbon staff, red star plasma pistol with 1 high-capacity battery (40 charges); Augmentations begedhi parasite


Plantlike (Ex)

A begedhi parasite host is treated as both its original type and as a plant creature for effects targeting creatures by type (whichever would be worse for the host).

Vines (Ex)

When a begedhi parasite attacks with its spiky vines while inside a host, it deals minimum damage to the host, regardless of whether it strikes its intended target. The creature can make a full attack with two vines and take only a –3 penalty on each attack roll.


Pod parasites are born from a deadly and insidious infestation of alien plant matter that suborns their natural consciousness and free will and enslaves them to the inscrutable hunger for propagation of their vegetal host. There are a number of plant monsters capable of enslaving creatures in this way, but the sample creatures described below are the product of the parasitic stage of growth of the begedhi plant, described in the Alien Bestiary Companion. This plant has an immature seedling stage with a limited ability to charm and control living creatures, as well as a massive mother-plant form with tremendous power to dominate entire cities. The agents by which it enslaves its targets is its mature parasite form, which it implants in living creatures to help spread its seedlings across the countryside and to root out and eliminate any opposition to its infestation. The statistics for the begedhi parasite are reprinted here for ease of reference.

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