Miguel knows that something isn’t right about that tree. At night its branches scrape against his window even though there isn’t any wind. When he takes the trash out, he often trips over exposed roots that were below ground the day before.
He tried to tell his parents about his concerns, but they accused him of having an overactive imagination. Miguel would love to chop the tree down, or set it on fire, but he shudders at the thought of the spanking he’d receive. Making matters worse, his chihuahua Taki, has gone missing. Miguel knows that the tree had something to do with it, but no one will believe him.
When motionless, an animated tree is indistinguishable from a normal tree. It stands about 30 feet tall, with a trunk nearly 3’ in diameter. It weighs about 4,500 pounds. Due to its wide roots and sweeping branches, an animated tree occupies a space 3 hexes in diameter. Animated trees are territorial and extremely aggressive.
Although they can move, they only do so to seek out areas with better sunlight and soil. In the absence of rich soil, they will attack any creature that comes within its 3 hex reach. (Animated trees can sense movement upon the ground near their roots.) If the interloper is killed, the animated tree fertilizes the soil with the corpse. Animated trees lack intelligence. As a result, they are incapable of planning, tactics and communication.
|Animated Tree (69 points)
SM +4 (30’ tall, 4,500 lbs.);
ST 35 (size, -40%) , DX 10, IQ 0 [-200], HT 14 ;
HP 35, Will 0, Per 0, FP 14;
Basic Lift 245, Damage: Thr 4d-1/Sw 6d+1;
Basic Speed 6, Basic Move 2 [-20];
Dodge 6, Parry (see attacks), Block -;
Advantages and Perks
Damage Resistance 1 , Doesn’t Breathe (oxygen and CO2 absorption) , Doesn’t Sleep , Extended Lifespan 2 , Immunity (metabolic hazards) , Injury Tolerance (homogenous) , Temperature Tolerance 3 (7º–104º) .
Disadvantages and Quirks
Dependency (sunlight, very common, daily) [-15], Dependency (water soluble nutrients found in soil, very common, weekly) [-10], Fragile (combustible) [-5].
Punch-14, 4d+3 cr, Reach 3, Parry-10.
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