Grim Root (aka Groot) and Bright Leaf

Awakened Trees


Grim Root and Bright Leaf are a pair of awakened trees from Shadowtop Cathedral. Awakened by Turlag, the treant, they have helped protect the sacred natural area for many years. Turlag, concerned about the fact that giants had been cutting down swathes of trees on the edges of the High forest, directed the trees to join a band of adventurers working to eliminate the giant threat.

Name: Awakened Tree
Type: Plant
Size: Huge
Alignment: Unaligned
STR: 19 (4) DEX: 6 (-2) CON: 15(2) INT: 10 (0) WIS: 10 (0) CHA: 7 (-2)
CR: 2 Armor Class: 13 Hit Points: 59 Speed: 20 ft.
Damage Vulnerabilities: Fire Damage Resistances: Bludgeoning, Piercing
Languages: Common

False Appearance: While the tree remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a normal tree

Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: 6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 3d64 bludgeoning damage


Grim Root, who also answers to the shorted version of Groot, is rather taciturn and stoic. He rarely speaks unless spoken to, and even then his responses are gruff and to the point. Bright Leaf, on the other hand, has a much more positive outlook and is often delighted by even simple things of beauty. When defending the forest and its creatures, however, her rage can be terrible to behold.

Grim Root (aka Groot) and Bright Leaf

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