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Dryad Queen (Hamadryad)

Dryad Queen Creature13

Uncommon CG Medium Fey Nymph Plant

Senses Perception +25; low-light vision

Languages Common, Elven, Sylvan; speak with plants

Skills Acrobatics +25, Athletics +19, Crafting +23 (+25 woodworking), Deception +30, Diplomacy +30, Intimidation +27, Nature +24, Performance +28, Stealth +25, Survival +24

Str +2, Dex +6, Con +6, Int +4, Wis +4, Cha +8

Nature Empathy As dryad.

Tied to the Land AC 35; Fort +24, Ref +26, Will +24

HP 220; Weaknesses cold iron 10, fire 10

Nymph’s Beauty (aura, emotion, enchantment, incapacitation, mental, primal, visual) DC 30. On a failed save, the target is immobilized in awe for 1 minute.

Speed 30 feet

Melee [one-action] branch +27 (finesse, magical), Damage 3d12+8 bludgeoning

Ranged [one-action] leaves +27 (conjuration, plant, primal, range increment 60 feet), Damage 3d8+6 slashing

Primal Prepared Spells DC 35, attack +25; 7th regenerate, summon plant or fungus; 6th baleful polymorph, chain lightning, tangling creepers; 5th cone of cold, death ward, heal; 4th fly, resist energy, stoneskin; 3rd earthbind, haste, wall of thorns; 2nd animal messenger, faerie fire, remove fear; 1st fleet step, gust of wind, negate aroma; Cantrips (7th) detect magic, guidance, light, ray of frost, stabilize

Primal Innate Spells DC 35, attack +25; 8th impaling briars, 5th tree stride (-3); 4th charm (at will), suggestion (at will); 3rd entangle (at will), sleep (at will); 2nd shape wood (at will), tree shape (at will); Cantrips (5th) tanglefoot; Constant (4th) speak with plants

Change Shape [one-action] (polymorph, primal, transmutation)

Focus Beauty [one-action] (emotion, enchantment, incapacitation, mental, primal, visual) On a failed save, if the target was already affected by the dryad queen’s beauty, the target suffers the effects of a failed save against charm.

Inspiration [three-actions] (emotion, enchantment, mental, primal)

Tree Meld [two-actions] (primal, transmutation) As dryad, except the hamadryad can enter and exit her Extradimensional domain from any tree in her domain and she can bring up to eight other creatures with her when she does so.


Hamadryads rule over an entire forest, or a portion of an incredibly large forest, leading and protecting all dryads within. Hamadryads often have strange relationships with powerful and deadly fey, working together in a dualistic way despite their differences, with the hamadryad representing nature’s wonders and the other fey representing nature’s wrath.

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