Monster Stat #5: the fungus that walks like a man (from Adventurers #81) frequency very rare # appearing 3-12 climate/terrain Underdark movement 6" armor class 8 HD 5 thac0 15 # of attacks 1 damage/attack see below special attacks see below special defenses see below magic resistance see below intelligence Non- alignment Neutral size M The "fungus that walks like a man", as the drow in the party called it, is a strange vegetable-based organism. Approximately the size of a man, the thing yet has no skeleton, muscles, or anything else of the sort; it is simply a walking weed with a bulbous head. Its limbs are thin, appearing to be woven from green strands, and patches of fungus are spaced around its body. The head-bulb has no facial features whatsoever, giving the thing an even more bizarre appearance. The creatures seem to travel in small packs, and they make no noise whatsoever as they move about. The fungus-creatures have proven themselves totally immune to magical effects that influence plants, such as a potion of plant control. Worse yet, their merest touch causes a rotting effect similar to that of a green slime, but twice as rapid in its potency! Further, the fungus eats through wood and metal as if they were rotten cloth; physical attacks against the creatures will surely result in a ruined weapon, if not a dissolved limb or body. Though their true ecology and purposes are unknown, evidence suggested that the pack of fungi intended to attack and consume the Adventurers. Fortunately, the things proved susceptible to fire, and the pack that menaced the party was roasted by Ged's magical fire wand. However, there are surely more walking fungi in the deepest caverns of the world, waiting to snare the unwary traveler.