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Nirento

Thorny vines encircle this tropical tree’s thick, spongy trunk, and jungle debris lies strewn about its base.

Creatures in "Nirento" Category

NameCR
Elder Nirento6
Nirento4

Nirento, Elder Nirento

Elder Nirento CR 6

Source Isles of the Shackles pg. 55
XP 2,400
N Huge plant
Init +6; Senses blindsight 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +11

Defense

AC 20, touch 10, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +10 natural, –2 size)
hp 76 (9d8+36)
Fort +10, Ref +7, Will +2
DR 5/slashing; Immune bludgeoning weapons, plant traits, sonic

Offense

Speed 10 ft.
Melee 4 vines +10 (1d8+5 plus grab)
Space 15 ft., Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+5), hypnotic display, uproot

Statistics

Str 20, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 9, Cha 11
Base Atk +6; CMB +13 (+17 grapple); CMD 25
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (vines)
Skills Perception +11

Special Abilities

Uproot (Ex) As a full-round action, a nirento can thrust its vines into the soil and attack up to four creatures around it in a 10-foot radius. Creatures in this area take 1d8+5 points of damage (DC 17 Reflex half ). In addition, a nirento can attempt to trip any creatures that fail their Reflex saves as a free action without provoking attacks of opportunity. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Nirentos are predatory plants with brutish intelligence, their thorny vines able to tear foes limb from limb. A nirento lures prey toward it by swaying its branches and vines in a visually stimulating dance, striking at victims mercilessly once they are within range of its natural weapons. Slain prey then piles up around the tree’s base and is absorbed through its roots. Nirentos’ spongy bodies ensure they absorb most physical blows, though they remain susceptible to slashes and cuts, and when so injured, a translucent green sap oozes from their wounds.

Elder nirentos are individuals that have lived for well over a century, and have absorbed nutrients from countless victims over the years. A typical nirento is 15 feet tall and weighs 1,000 pounds, while elder nirentos can reach heights of up to 25 feet and weigh over a ton.