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Parasite-Infested Monk

Parasite-Infested Monk CR 5

XP 1,600
Human mystic
LE humanoid (human)
Init +0; Perception +5


HP 60
RP 4; EAC 16; KAC 17
Fort +6; Ref +4; Will +5
Defensive Abilities regeneration 2 (only in areas of sunlight); DR 5/—
Weaknesses plantlike


Speed 30 ft.
Melee returning tactical spear +10 (1d4+6 B; critical knockdown) or vine +8 (1d4+6 S)
Ranged returning tactical spear +8 (1d4+6 B; critical knockdown)
Offensive Abilities grasping vines (DC 15), vines
Mystic Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th)

At willmind-link

Mystic Spells Known (CL 5th; melee +10)

2nd (3/day)fog cloud, hold person (DC 17)
1st (6/day)fear (DC 16), mind thrust (DC 16), reflecting armor
0th (at will)daze (DC 15), fatigue (DC 15)

Connection xenodruid


Before Combat The monks cast reflecting armor on themselves before entering danger.

During Combat If the monks are able to isolate a single target, they just mind thrust them to death. In battles against a group, one monk focuses on a target with mind thrust while the other uses entangling vines and spells like hold person to keep the rest of the group occupied.

Morale The monks are unable to flee while under begedhi command.


Str +1; Dex +0; Con +3; Int +0; Wis +5; Cha +2
Skills Life Science +16, Mysticism +16, Stealth +11, Survival +11
Languages Common; speak with animals
Gear business stationwear, returning tactical spear; 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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