The Hunger Grass

“Oh no – you don’t want to travel these plains without extra rations. Even if you can make it to the next village when it’s still light. I lost five friends for want of some hardtack biscuits and jerky. Sure, I’ll tell you – just watch your feet.”

The Hunger Grass
The Hunger Grass by Sarah!

This appears to be a patch of overgrown grass with slightly iridescent blades. It is only detectable by characters who have wilderness travel experience in this region, or those who have accompanied it before. When a living being steps into the grass, they are immobilized as the grass wraps around their lower limbs. The grass will release its grip only if the person eats one days’ worth of rations.

Attacking the tough grass is largely ineffectual; only slashing weapons harm it, and they do minimal damage. Area effects do full damage, and fire does double damage – but these may also affect any individuals within the hunger grass.

Inspirational reading: Vickery, Roy. A Dictionary of Plant-Lore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Hungry Grass (Compatible with Labyrinth Lord)

No. Encountered: 1d20

Alignment: Neutral

Move: 0’

Armor Class: 9

Hit Dice: 2

Attacks: 1

Damage: Grapple

Save As: F3

Morale: 12

Hoard Class: VIXP Value: 65

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