Xyl warrior CR 3

Neutral medium Plant creature

Defense HP 40

EAC 14 KAC 16

Fort+5 Will+5 Ref+2



Speed 30, climb 30

Melee: Claw Att +11, 1d6+ 5/ Bite att +8 1d6+ 5

Ranged: +11 Hunting rifle 1d8 P 90 ft. — 6 rounds



Dex +4, Str +2, Wis +1

Stealth +13, Survival +8, Perception +8, Athletics +8

Low-light vision,



Xyl, Mantis plant folk of Castrovel are sentient and mobile plant creatures that live in the canopy of the Castrovel jungles. While they do have photosynthesis they also need to catch and eat meaty prey to get the nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus that are in short supply in the jungle canopy. The Xyl are ambush predators with excellent camouflage. Colors range from green and yellow mottling to white, violet pink and blue to mimic the numerous flowers of the jungle. (We used the Orchid mantis for visual inspiration) They are territorial and are frequently at war with Formian hives but have a grudging respect for the Lashunta. On the lighter side they are known for their love of dance and beauty of the blooming males that take root on the great trees of the jungle and become 8 foot wide blossoms that are tended by the juveniles and mobile females of the clan. The young are hatched from seeds carried on the females abdomen and they ride around on the mother for a year before becoming independent. The infant Xyl will eat their siblings and only the two or three strongest offspring will survive to leave the mother. Females tend to be taller than males and generally lead the clan.



Solo hunter, Hunting party 2-9, Village Tree 10-25


Player Race stats

+2 dex, +2 wis, -2 cha


+2 stealth, +2 athletics, low light vision

Medium size, Speed 30


Unarmed strike 1d3 not archaic


plantlike creatures count as both their type and plants, whichever is most detrimental to them. They also receive a +2 racial bonus to saving throws against mind-affecting effects, paralysis, poison, polymorph, sleep, and stunning

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