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Vracinea

Source Starfinder #1: Incident at Absalom Station pg. 60

Vracinea CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large plant
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10
Aura paralyzing scent (15 ft., DC 13)

Defense

HP 51
EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +8; Ref +6; Will +3
Immunities plant immunities

Offense

Speed 15 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d6+9 P)
Offensive Abilities lure (DC 13)

Statistics

STR +5; DEX +3; CON +1; INT -4; WIS +0; CHA +0
Skills Athletics +10, Stealth +15, Survival +10

Ecology

Environment temperate and warm forests (Castrovel)
Organization solitary

Special Abilities

Lure (Su) Any living creature within 120 feet of a vracinea that can see its violet blossoms must succeed at a DC 13 Will save each round at the beginning of its turn or be drawn toward the plant. An affected target must use 2 move actions each round to move directly toward the vracinea at its full speed, and it can’t move in such a way that it loses line of sight to the vracinea. If the only path to the vracinea passes through terrain that could harm the target (such as a river of lava or a bed of sharp thorns), the target can attempt an additional saving throw to shake off the effect before moving into the dangerous area. An affected creature within 5 feet of the vracinea can take no actions and offers no resistance to the vracinea’s attacks. Once a creature successfully saves against this effect, it is immune to the same vracinea’s lure ability for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting, sense-dependent effect.

Paralyzing Scent (Ex) A vracinea constantly exudes a sweet odor to a radius of 15 feet. Any living creature with a sense of smell that enters or starts its turn in this area of effect must succeed at a DC 13 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1 round. Once a creature successfully saves against this effect, it is immune to the same vracinea’s paralyzing scent for 24 hours. This is an inhaled poison effect.

Plant Immunities (Ex) A vracinea is immune to mindaffecting effects, paralysis, poison, sleep effects, and stunning.

Description

The vracinea is one of many plant predators that evolved in the lush jungles of Castrovel. Standing almost 12 feet tall, a typical vracinea weighs 2,000 pounds.

Usually, a vracinea lies motionless in wait for its next meal, covering itself with vines and leaving only its blossom lures visible. Once its mesmerized prey has gotten close, the vracinea bursts forth from its camouflage. If a victim manages to shake off the effects of the vracinea’s paralyzing scent and escape, the vracinea pursues it for only a short time.

Vracineas are solitary and territorial creatures. When two vracineas see one another, they often charge at each other, quickly becoming locked in a struggle of gnashing teeth until one falls dead or retreats to nurse its wounds.

Botanists aren’t sure of the mechanisms behind a vracinea’s blossom lures. Some believe the flowers vibrate at a subatomic level, stimulating a target’s subconscious desires.