Fog Bushes (CR -)

Fog Bushes CR -

XP -

Fog bushes look like ordinary, thick, leafy bushes that grow close to the ground. Patches of these bushes often split and grow into new patches, and a continuous patch can cover up to 100 feet of ground. Fog bushes have porous bark and leaves that soak up water during the frequent rainstorms, which generally last from late afternoon to midnight. When the sun rises the next day, the water trapped in the bushes begins to evaporate, creating a thick, muggy fog.

The fog that surrounds fog bushes obscures vision in the bushes' immediate vicinity. Travelers unfamiliar with fog bushes might make camp in a seemingly clear area and wake up to find dense, musty fog covering their campsite. The vision-obscuring fog stretches for approximately 20 feet beyond the edge of the fog bush patch.

Though not dangerous themselves, fog bushes are often used by monsters, raiders, and other local menaces to easily sneak up on prey. Those beasts that don't rely on vision as their primary sense are particularly at home in the mists and may make their lairs near fog bushes as a natural defense, as well as a perfect ambush site. Fog bush leaves can be used as makeshift bandages in an emergency, as they can absorb half as much blood as cloth bandages. Trackers often carry wrung-out leaves for use as sponges. Leaves placed in the heels of boots or under hats absorb sweat and can help keep travelers cool.