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This shambling fungus creature bears a strong resemblance to a rotund human, but with a mushroom cap for a head.

Myceloid CR 4

XP 1,200
NE Medium plant
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +6


AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+6 natural)
hp 37 (5d8+15)
Fort +7, Ref +1, Will +4
DR 5/slashing; Immune plant traits; Resist cold 10, fire 10, sonic 10
Weaknesses vulnerable to electricity


Speed 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d6+3 plus disease)
Special Attacks spore cloud
Spell-Like Ability (CL 6th; concentration +6)

1/day—spore domination (DC 14)


Str 17, Dex 11, Con 16, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 16
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Stealth)
Skills Perception +6, Sense Motive +5, Stealth +9, Survival +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Sense Motive, +4 Survival
Languages Undercommon; telepathy 60 ft. (myceloids and purple pox sufferers only)


Disease (Su)

Purple Pox: inhaled or injury; save Fort DC 15; onset 1 minute; frequency 1/day; effect 1d2 Wis and 1d2 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves.

A creature that dies of the purple pox becomes bloated over the course of 24 hours, after which its body bursts open, releasing a fully grown myceloid. Additionally, as long as a creature takes at least 7 points of Wisdom damage from the purple pox, it must make a DC 15 Will save each day to avoid becoming affected by a lesser geas (no HD limit) that compels the sickly character to seek out the nearest myceloid colony in order to offer itself up for spore domination. The save DCs are Constitution-based.

Spore Cloud (Ex)

Once per day as a standard action, a myceloid can expel a 10-foot-radius burst of spores centered on itself. This cloud persists for 1d3 rounds. Any creature caught in this cloud or that moves through it is exposed to the myceloid's purple pox disease—a creature need save only once against any one spore cloud, however, before becoming permanently immune to that particular spore cloud's effects. The spore cloud does not hamper vision.

Spore Domination (Sp)

This spell-like ability functions as charm monster, but functions only against creatures currently infected with purple pox.