Weeping Bole
Level 13 Obstacle
XP 800

The knots on this tree’s trunk weep copious tears even as the tree’s jagged branches lash out to grasp at all who pass.

Hazard: This hazard appears to be a tree, occupying either a single square (Medium) or 4 squares (Large).Perception     DC 18: The character notices something peculiar about the tree—perhaps the face-like markings in the trunk or the clear tears it slowly weeps into the forest floor.Religion     DC 23: The character recognizes the true nature of the bole before moving within 6 squares of it.TriggerWhen a creature enters or begins its turn in a square within 3 squares of the tree, it attacks.AttackOpportunity Action      Melee 3
Target: The triggering creatureAttack: +18 vs. ACHit: 1d10 + 6 damage, and the tree pulls the target 3 squares to an adjacent square and grabs the target. The tree automatically sustains the grab each turn. The target takes 5 damage each time it ends a turn while still grabbed.Countermeasures     Acrobatics DC 23 or Stealth DC 23: A character can move through a threatened square without triggering the bole’s attack by making an Acrobatics or Stealth check.
     A character can attack the tree itself. Medium boles have AC and Reflex 5, Fortitude 10; hp 20. Large boles have AC and Reflex 4, Fortitude 12; hp 40. Both sizes have resist 10 to all damage types except fire and radiant.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 174, page(s) 78.