Viper Tree
Level 22 Obstacle
XP 500

The snakelike branches of this strange tree lash the air as you approach.

Hazard: A viper tree fills a space up to 3 squares on a side, and lashes out at any creature within 3 squares of it.Perception     DC 16: The character notices that the branches of the viper tree have the appearance of snakes.Arcana     DC 24: The character recognizes the viper tree and knows that it attacks nearby creatures.Initiative 11Trigger       The hazard activates and rolls initiative when any creature comes within 3 squares of it.
AttackStandard Action      Close burst 3
Target: Creatures in burstAttack: +27 vs. ACHit: 2d6 + 7 poison damage, and the target is immobilized and takes ongoing 15 poison damage (save ends both).Countermeasures     The viper tree fears fire. It takes a –4 penalty to attack rolls against any creature carrying open flame.
     A character can attack the viper tree (AC 26, Reflex 24, Fortitude 24, 12 hit points, vulnerable 10 fire). Destroying the viper tree ends its threat.

Published in Demonomicon, page(s) 60.