Hit Dice: 4d6+8 (22 hp)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class: 16 (+3 Dex, +3 Natural), touch 13, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple: +2/+2
Attack: Weapon +5 melee
Full Attack: Weapon +5 melee
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Spell-Like Abilities
Special Qualities: DR 5/Cold Iron, Moss Dependent, Wild Empathy, Fast Healing 5
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +7
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 17
Skills: Escape Artist +8, Hide +9, Intimidate +8, Knowledge (Dungeoneering, Nature) +7, Listen +9, Move Silently +9, Spot +9, Survival +9, Use Rope +9
Feats: Great Fortitude, Weapon Finesse
Environment: Any Warm except Desert
Organization: Solitary or Clump (3-6)
Challenge Rating: 4
Alignment: Usually Neutral
Advancement: By Character Class
Level Adjustment: ---
"Are you the Moss Dryad known as Sibyl of the Frothing Marsh?"
"Maybe. Who wants ta know."
"My name is unimportant at this time. I have been sent by my Lord Pelor on a mission most urgent."
"Oh great. A Paladin. As if life in a swamp doesn't suck enough now."
"I spend all my time in this dreary swamp hoping to get some, and who is the first man I see in months? An Elf Paladin. A gay Elf Paladin."
"I AM NOT GAY!"
"Feh. You haven't ogled me once."
"YOUR A PLANT! HOW MANY TIMES MUST I HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH YOU PEOPLE?"
"That doesn't stop the Paladins of the other Gawds y'know."
"You know being as Pelor is technically the Sun God, and he's what allows your people to grow I'd think you'd be a little more respectful."
Moss Dryads appear to be completely green women with moss for hair. They are unusual for Dryads in that they appear to have an unusual amount of body hair (moss). This combined with their incredibly antisocial nature, the fact that they live in remote areas, and the shallowness of men regarding body hair ensure they live fairly lonely lives. It also makes them assume any men not interested in them are homosexual, which leads to many frustrating conversations with the occasional stray Paladin on a mission from his thankless Deity.
Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): At will: Horrible Taste (DC 14), One With the Land, Vine Mine. 3/day: Plant Body, Speak With Plants, Wood Wose. 1/day: Contagious Fog (DC 16). Caster Level 6. Save DC's are Wisdom based.
Moss Dependent (Su): This works exactly like the Dryad ability on page 90 of the MM, except the Moss Dryad is tied to a large clump of moss.
Wild Empathy (Ex): This works like the Druid's Class Ability of the same name except the Dryad has a +6 Racial Bonus on the Check.
Combat: Moss Dryads engage opponents with sarcastic banter (preferable from a distance) before coordinating attacks with their sisters. usually they lead off with spells before pelting them with rocks.