Vine stalker (monster)

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This page is about the vine stalker monster. For the player race, see Vine Stalker.

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HP 25-48
HD 8
XP 386
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 12
MR 40
Attack1 10 (hit: plain)
Attack2 10 (bite: antimagic)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type vine stalker, vine stalker
Flags No poly
Regenerates
Speaks
A bizarre symbiotic creature, made up of a carnivorous vine magically combined with a humanoid.

“The monstrous plant bud . . . had grown again with preternatural rapidity, from Falmer's head. A loathsome pale-green stem was mounting thickly, and had started to branch like antlers after attaining a height of six or seven inches.
“More dreadful than this, if possible, similar growths had issued from the eyes; and their stems, climbing vertically across the forehead, had entirely displaced the eyeballs.”
-Clark Ashton Smith, “The Seed from the Sepulcher”. 1933.

Useful Info

Vine stalkers are hybrid plant creatures.

Tips & Tricks

Like most monsters based off of player species, vine stalkers do not spawn naturally. If you see one, it's probably a shapeshifter. They may also spawn in certain endings of The Swamp. Be aware that they regenerate more quickly than normal and have an antimagic bite, though neither are likely to matter much to characters that encounter one.

History

Monstrous vine stalkers were added in 0.14 along with the player race.