Phycomid Infestation
Level 10 Obstacle
XP 600

Phycomids infest the Underdark, growing atop giant mushrooms and other fungi. When a creature gets close to an infested mushroom, the phycomid releases its spores.

Hazard: A phycomid infestation manifests as a cluster of growths atop giant fungi. Each mushroom on the map is infested.Perception     DC 21: The character notices strange growths atop the infested fungi.Dungeoneering     DC 21: The character identifies the strange growths as a phycomid infestation.TriggerThe phycomid infestation releases a cloud of spores when a creature comes within 2 squares of it. The cloud attacks when a creature enters or starts its turn in the cloud.Cloud of Spores aura 2Creatures that enter or start their turns in the aura (other than drow, shunned, or spiders) take 5 acid damage and are slowed (save ends).Countermeasures     A character can attack an infested mushroom (AC 22, Fortitude 22, Reflex 18, hp 90; resist 10 fire, vulnerable 10 thunder for a Large mushroom; AC 24, Fortitude 20, Reflex 18, hp 45; resist 5 fire, vulnerable 5 thunder for a Medium mushroom). Once a mushroom is destroyed, the cloud of spores dissipates.

Published in P2 Demon Queen Enclave, page(s) 13.