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Seaweed Leshy

Calmer than most of their other botanical brethren, seaweed leshys are a tranquil, discerning breed of leshy. They seek to mimic the ocean in their attitudes, moving with the waves of life and accepting what comes and goes while acknowledging the good and the bad.

Seaweed leshys make their homes in tidal pools surrounded by other sea creatures. They believe their freshwater counterparts to be sheltered and naive, living in their secluded ponds and babbling brooks, though this doesn't stop them from forming friendships with freshwater leshys.

Seaweed leshys vary in size, shape, and physical makeup. While the majority of seaweed leshys reach about 2 feet in height, some remain as small bundles of strands that stand about 6 to 8 inches tall.

Recall Knowledge - Plant (Nature): DC 18

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Seaweed LeshyCreature 3

NSmallAmphibiousLeshyPlant
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 161
Perception +10; low-light vision
Languages Aquan, Common, Druidic, Sylvan; speak with plants (seaweed only)
Skills Athletics +9, Nature +10, Ocean Lore +9, Stealth +9, Survival +8
Str +2, Dex +4, Con +3, Int +0, Wis +3, Cha +1
AC 19; Fort +8, Ref +11, Will +8
HP 45
Verdant Burst When a seaweed leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 3d8 Hit Points to each plant creature in a 30-foot emanation. This area fills with seaweed, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not a viable environment for the seaweed, they wither after 24 hours.
Speed 20 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action seaweed strand +11 [+7/+3] (agile, finesse, reach 10 feet), Damage 1d8+4 bludgeoningRanged Single ActionSingle Action water jet +11 [+6/+1] (range increment 30 feet), Damage 1d8+4 bludgeoning plus sea sprayPrimal Innate Spells DC 20; 4th speak with plants
Change Shape Single ActionSingle Action (concentrate, polymorph, primal, transmutation) The seaweed leshy transforms into a Small patch of seaweed. This ability otherwise uses the effects of tree shape.Sea Spray A seaweed leshy's water jet has enough salt in it to temporarily impair their target's vision. On a hit, the target must succeed at a DC 20 Fortitude save or be dazzled for 1 minute or until it spends 3 Interact actions wiping the salt out of its eyes. On a critical hit, a target that fails its Fortitude save is also blinded for 1 round.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Undersea Treasure

Seaweed leshys are skilled treasure hunters. They often dive deep into the oceans to salvage any coin or other treasures they can find from shipwrecks. These leshys also sometimes bury caches of their loot once they rescue it from its former location.

All Monsters in "Leshy"

NameLevel
Cactus Leshy2
Flytrap Leshy4
Fungus Leshy2
Gourd Leshy1
Leaf Leshy0
Seaweed Leshy3
Sunflower Leshy1
Vine Leshy0

Leshy

Source Bestiary pg. 218
Leshys are intelligent plant creatures that guard areas of primeval wilderness or earthly power. Originally created by powerful fey, they manifest when a skilled practitioner of primal magic—typically a druid—combines a nature spirit with a body carefully grown from local vegetation. The rites and materials required to create a leshy vary depending on the type of leshy. They are typically given life in an area of great natural significance, such as an arboreal’s grove, a druidic circle, a fairy ring, or a great natural wonder.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Associated Monsters

Because of their relative frailty, leaf leshys frequently act as liaisons and call upon more powerful forest guardians when their domains are threatened. Nymphs, sprites, and other goodly fey may respond to the call of a leaf leshy, as do arboreals and other plant creatures.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Dead Leshy

When a leshy dies, its body explodes in a wave of vegetation as its spirit returns to the natural world. Though leshy spirits that are called into new bodies after death typically keep only vague recollections of their pasts, they retain many of the values and habits of their former life.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Leshy Communities

Leshys are fairly egalitarian when interacting with their own kind. Most communities are meritocracies, rewarding leshys who defend their communities and help each other succeed, and they see working together as the best path to a successful future.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Leshy Heroes

Occasionally, a leshy proves so valuable to their community that they're uplifted as a hero. These admired leshys are not all warriors; outstanding artisans, caretakers, or diplomats might also be lauded as heroes.