Explosive Pollen Bramble
Level 6 Lurker
XP 250

The nettles and thistles discharge yellow pollen that billows into a toxic cloud.

Hazard: An explosive pollen bramble fills a square that is treated as difficult terrain. When triggered, it releases a cloud of yellow pollen.Perception     Characters cannot use Perception to detect this hazard. It is indistinguishable from regular brambles.Nature     DC 17: A character identifies explosive pollen bramble and can discern the hazard from regular brambles.Arcana     DC 13: A character senses the presence of magic in explosive pollen brambles.TriggerThe explosive pollen bramble attacks immediately when a creature enters a square it occupies.AttackImmediate Reaction      Close burst 1, centered on the disturbed square
Target: Each creature in burstAttack: +11 vs. FortitudeHit: Ongoing 10 poison damage (save ends).Aftereffect: The target is slowed (save ends).Countermeasures     A character can travel safely by avoiding all dangerous-looking brambles, but Speed is reduced to 2.
     A character can burn, cut down, or otherwise destroy dangerous-looking bramble from at least 1 square away with a standard action, but Speed is reduced to 2.
     A character who identified explosive pollen bramble with a Nature check or sensed the presence of magic in in the plants with an Arcana check can safely travel through Nettleblight Swamp, but Speed is reduced by 2.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 178, page(s) 7.