Treant

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Julius Sergius von Klever, Erlkönig Date: c. 1887 Technique: UnknownJulius Sergius von Klever, Erlkönig Date: c. 1887 Technique: Unknown

Treant
Huge plant
Hit Dice 7d8+35 (66 hp)
Initiative -1
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class 20 (-2 size, -1 Dexterity, +13 natural), touch 7, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple +5/+22
Attack Slam +12 melee (2d6+9)
Full Attack 2 slams +12 melee (2d6+9)
Space/Reach 15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks Animate trees, double damage against objects, trample 2d6+13
Special Qualities Damage reduction 10/slashing, Low-Light Vision, plant traits, vulnerability to fire
Saves Fort +10, Ref +1, Will +7
Abilities Strength 29, Dexterity 8, Constitution 21, Intelligence 12, Wisdom 16, Charisma 12
Skills

Diplomacy +3, Hide -9*, Intimidate +6, Knowledge (nature) +6, Listen +8, Sense Motive +8, Spot +8, Survival+8 (+10 aboveground)

Feats Improved Sunder, Iron Will, Power Attack
Environment Temperate forests
Organization Solitary or grove (4-7)
Challenge Rating 8
Treasure Standard
Alignment Usually neutral good
Advancement 8-16 HD (Huge); 17-21 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment +5

A treant's leaves are deep green in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter the leaves change to yellow, orange, or red, but they rarely fall out. A treant's legs fit together when closed to look like the trunk of a tree, and a motionless treant is nearly indistinguishable from a tree.

A treant is about 30 feet tall, with a "trunk" about 2 feet in diameter. It weighs about 4,500 pounds.

Treants speak their own language, plus Common and Sylvan. Most also can manage a smattering of just about all other humanoid tongues-at least enough to say "Get away from my trees!"

Combat

Treants prefer to watch potential foes carefully before attacking. They often charge suddenly from cover to trample the despoilers of forests. If sorely pressed, they animate trees as reinforcements.

Animate Trees (Sp): A treant can animate trees within 180 feet at will, controlling up to two trees at a time. It takes 1 full round for a normal tree to uproot itself. Thereafter it moves at a speed of 10 feet and fights as a treant in all respects. Animated trees lose their ability to move if the treant that animated them is incapacitated or moves out of range. The ability is otherwise similar to Liveoak (caster level 12th). Animated trees have the same vulnerability to fire that a treant has.

Double Damage against Objects (Ex): A treant or animated tree that makes a full attack against an object or structure deals double damage.

Trample (Ex): Reflex DC 22 half. The save DC is Strength-based. Skills: *Treants have a +16 racial bonus on Hide checks made in forested areas.

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