Leshy (CR 8)

Thunderous footsteps echo throughout the forest as you catch the glimpse of a strange, green titan.

Leshy (CR 8)

XP 4,800
Leshy
N Huge outsider (primal)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +12


Defense


AC 22, touch 10, flat-footed 20 (+2 Dex, +12 natural, -2 size)
hp 105 (10d10+50)
Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +11
Defensive Abilities self-reincarnation
Immune sonic, lightning
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire


Offense


Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 slams +15 (2d6+7)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +10)
At will—commune with nature, speak with plants
3/day—plant growth


Statistics


Str 24, Dex 14, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 18, Cha 10
Base Atk +10; CMB +19 (+23 overrun); CMD 31 (33 vs. overrun)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Greater Overrun, Improved Initiative, Intimidating Prowess, Powerful Maneuvers
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+6 to jump), Climb +17, Handle Animal +13, Intimidate +20, Knowledge (nature) +13, Perception +12, Stealth +2, Survival +17
SQ woodland stride


Special Abilities


Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Woodland Stride (Ex) Move through undergrowth at normal speed.

Self-Reincarnation (Ex) When a leshy is destroyed, its body immediately decays into the soil. After 3d4 months, the leshy is returned to life: emerging from the earth of its forest home like a new sapling.

The leshy retains all memories prior to its death, but will not seek out revenge against its killer unless threatened once again.


Ecology


Leshy_(1906)
Illustration Credit: Public Domain

Environment any forest
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Leshy are greater spring eidolons, charged by Vesna with the protection of the forests and wilds of Yavmir. Standing 25 feet tall, Leshy appear as humans with long beards and moss coloured skin. The complexion of their hair and skin varies depending on the type of forest the leshy resides in as well as the current season, ranging from brilliant green to burnished crimson. If slain, a Leshy will simply reincarnate within one year, emerging from the earth of its forest home like a new sapling. Leshy are generally elusive creatures and will not engage humans unless they feel they or their forest homes are threatened. When roused, they are formidable opponents and possess boundless strength.