A tree-like creature similar in semblance to a pineapple palm tree, the Poison Pineapple starts off as a small and mobile plant. When it matures, it finds a river or stream to put down roots and serve as its permanent feeding ground.
Once it’s rooted it leaks an acidic nectar that taints the waters. Once the river’s sufficiently murderous, the Poison Pineapple will suck the waters back in, consuming the carcasses of the creatures that died in its soup.
Though it only happens once every few years, the Poison Pineapple will sometimes grow seedlings. If they survive the drop to the ground they’ll hatch into new Poison Pineapples. They’re also lethally toxic, as many unfortunate souls have discovered when trying to take a bite from the tree’s “fruit.”
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Huge plant, chaotic neutral
Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 140 (12d12 + 60)
STR 24 (+7) DEX 6 (-2) CON 22 (+6) INT 10 (0) WIS 16 (+3) CHA 6 (-2)
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing
Damage Immunities acid
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Senses Passive Perception 13
Proficiency Bonus +12
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Multiattack. The Poison Pineapple may perform three Poison Dart attacks per round.
River of Death. A mature Poison Pineapple fixes itself in a running river and then secretes a natural acid. Flowing downriver, the acid kills the creatures living in the river. While the acid is too mild to kill most larger creatures on first contact, it will soak into their tissues and gradually eat away at their insides. Continued exposure can be quite deadly. Unfortunately, the acid also has a sweet taste, leading many unwitting villagers to drink heavily from infected water sources. If a PC or NPC drinks from these waters, they should take 1d6 acid damage.
Powerful Gullet. After a Poison Pineapple has poisoned a river, it uses powerful muscles in its “mouth” to suck in and consume the creatures killed by the acidic waters. If a living creature is unlucky enough to be sucked inside of a Poison Pineapple, they’re dissolved by the acid glands in its mouth and then absorbed as food.
If a PC finds themselves inside its mouth, they will be grappled by its throat muscles. They immediately take 2d10 damage and suffer an additional 2d10 damage for every round they remain trapped in its gullet.
Poison Dart. Ranged Weapon Attack: -2 to hit, reach 40 ft., one creature. Hit: (3d8) piercing damage.