PF2 Leshies Previewed From Lost Omens Character Guide

Leshies are another of the three new ancestries from the new Pathfinder 2E book. Nature spirits given form, these guys havecrafted plant bodies.

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This small-sized race has 8 hit points, 25' speed, and gains sustenance from the sun. They have Constitution and Wisdom boosts, and an Intelligence flaw. They also have their own ancestry feats, including this one:

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More info here.
 
Russ Morrissey

Comments

CapnZapp

Hero
Nobody has asked the relevant questions so it might just as well be me ;)

1. Do Leshies form families?
2. Is there such a thing as a Half-Leshy?
 

RSIxidor

Explorer
Nobody has asked the relevant questions so it might just as well be me ;)

1. Do Leshies form families?
2. Is there such a thing as a Half-Leshy?
1. Leshys existed in PF1 as a bodiless spirits that are later convinced to inhabit a body akin to a construct made of plants. No idea if they intend to change much of that backstory or if there's more to it, that's what's in the SRD.
2. Considering whether what I said in 1 is still true, I'd guess a truly mad artificer-botanist might manage to create such a horror.
 

CapnZapp

Hero
1. Leshys existed in PF1 as a bodiless spirits that are later convinced to inhabit a body akin to a construct made of plants. No idea if they intend to change much of that backstory or if there's more to it, that's what's in the SRD.
2. Considering whether what I said in 1 is still true, I'd guess a truly mad artificer-botanist might manage to create such a horror.
PF2 Bestiary said:
Leshys are intelligent plant creatures that guard areas of primeval wilderness or earthly power. Originally created by powerful fey, they manifest when a skilled practitioner of primal magic—typically a druid—combines a nature spirit with a body carefully grown from local vegetation. The rites and materials required to create a leshy vary depending on the type of leshy. They are typically given life in an area of great natural significance, such as an arboreal’s grove, a druidic circle, a fairy ring, or a great natural wonder.
So I guess it takes a bit more effort to create a half-Leshy than, say, a half-Elf.
 

Tonguez

Adventurer
1. Leshys existed in PF1 as a bodiless spirits that are later convinced to inhabit a body akin to a construct made of plants. No idea if they intend to change much of that backstory or if there's more to it, that's what's in the SRD.
2. Considering whether what I said in 1 is still true, I'd guess a truly mad artificer-botanist might manage to create such a horror.
I used a Leshy in one of my campaigns but it was a Genius Loci of a Forest Region that would form its own gigantic body out of the branches and leaves in a forest glade, thus a humanoid in the forest would see the branches stirring and suddenly find themselves inside the Leshy
 

PeterBeketov

Villager
They shouldn't call them leshies, though. A leshy is something completely different:
You are correct. It is sad to see how people liked to gang up on you for such normal statement.
When people are unable to associate themselves with some culture, it is common for them to reject the latter. As a result, usually they try to prove that there was never a point to look up the lore in question, that it can be ignored because it's irrelevant to them.
 

Ravenbrook

Explorer
That says they're forest spirits, and they are nature spirits, so it sounds like its pretty on point?
But in PF, leshiye are basically "plant people." However, it's not as bad as what was done with kobolds in D&D, where primarily invisible house spirits were turned into cowardly, yapping dragonlings.
 
But in PF, leshiye are basically "plant people." However, it's not as bad as what was done with kobolds in D&D, where primarily invisible house spirits were turned into cowardly, yapping dragonlings.
Hmm, the lore in the book suggests that they aren't "plant people" but plant bodies created in order to serve as vessels for nature spirits to possess.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
A half-leshy would be something like a "half-golem" template, from Monster Manual II (3rd Ed).

Sometimes I have thought about a class who could "spend points" to buy temporarily monster traits or even a softer version of a monster template.
 

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