Monday, April 23, 2012

Savage Menagerie: Taser Thistle

No. Enc.: 1d10
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: None

Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 2
Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d4 + 4d6 (electrical)
Save: F1
Morale: 12
Hoard Class: None

The Taser Thistle is a flowering plant found scattered on hillsides and open fields in the Mutant Future. Although it is pretty to look at, it is the essence of "look, but do not touch." A Taser Thistle appears as a 2-to-3-foot-tall fibrous stalk topped by a brushy purple flower. Just underneath the flower's head is a thorny sphere about the size of a golf ball. Within this sphere, a Taser Thistle can generate a powerful static electricity charge, which is stores like a capacitor. If a creature comes within range, the Thistle will whip itself at the victim, attempting to strike with the thorny growth. If hit, the victim will initially take 1d4 hit points of damage from the spiny growth. The victim then takes a carry-over attack as the Thistle discharges its stored electrical current for another 4d6 hit points of electrical damage. If the victim makes a successful 
save versus Energy Attacks, he takes half-damage from the electrical attack.

Mutations: spiny growth, electric charge generation

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