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Basidirond (3pp)

This large creature resembles an inverted umbrella with several stems of dark green or brown hanging beneath it. The inside of its cone-shaped top is inky black.

Basidirond CR 4

XP 1,200
N Medium plant (fungus)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 16 (+1 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 37 (5d8+15)
Fort +7; Ref +2; Will +1
Immune cold, plant traits
Weakness cold vulnerability


Speed 20 ft.
Melee slam +7 (1d8+6 plus spores)
Special Attacks hallucination cloud, spores


The basidirond attacks by striking with its cone-shaped cap or by firing a line of spores at an opponent.


Str 18, Dex 13, Con 16, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +3; CMB +7; CMD 18


Cold Vulnerability (Ex)

A basidirond takes no damage from a cold, but is slowed (as the spell) for 1 round per two caster levels. During this time, a basidirond cannot use its spores or hallucination cloud special attacks.

Hallucination Cloud (Ex)

As a standard action, a basidirond can release a cloud of invisible spores in a 20-foot radius centered on its form. Creatures within the area must succeed on a DC 15 Fortitude save or be confused for as long as they remain in the cloud plus 1d4 rounds after leaving the area. A new save must be made each round a creature remains within the affected area. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Variant Option

Rather than confusing an opponent, you can randomly determine hallucinations for each creature affected. The duration remains the same.

Table: Basidirond Hallucination Cloud

d8 Hallucination
1 Individual believes he is in a swamp and strips off gear and armor to avoid sinking.
2 Individual believes he is being attacked by a swarm of spiders. He attacks the floor and surrounding area.
3 Individual believes item held has turned into a viper; drops item and retreats back from it.
4 Suffocation—Individual believes he is suffocating and gasps for air and clutches throat.
5 Individual believes he has shrunk to 1/10 normal size. He begins yelling for help.
6 Individual believes his associates have contracted a disease. He will not come closer than 10 feet.
7 Individual believes he is melting; grasps self in attempt to hold together.
8 Individual believes his back is covered with leeches. He tears armor, clothing, etc. from his back to get at them.

Spores (Ex)

A basidirond’s slam attack transfers poisonous spores to its opponent. A creature struck must succeed on a DC 15 Fortitude save or these spores take root in his flesh and deal the listed amount of Constitution damage. The save DC is Constitution-based. A remove disease spell cast on an affected character halts the Constitution damage.

Basidirond Spores: Disease—contact; save Fort DC 15; frequency 1/round for 5 rounds; effect 1d4 Con damage; secondary effect 1 Con damage; cure 1 save.