|Frequency||Common (within the Desolation)|
|Locale||Found only in the Desolation of Shidar|
A huge, ugly tree with twisting gnarly branches that end in long hooks. Four main branches radiated out from a central core. At the top of the central trunk is a large, gaping maw lined with teeth. The teeth in the mouth are thorn like in appearance. Actually composed of wood, like a thorn.
The most terrifying aspect of this plant is not some obscure alchemical property... what makes this tree a terror to behold is that it moves. Scholars have a hard time classifying this thing because it behaves more like an animal than a plant. Not just a reflex to outer stimuli, this creature will pulls up its roots and walk across open grassy fields toward prey like some giant spider. It lashes out with dozens of claw like branches, ensnaring prey and thrusting victims into its gaping maw whole.
The subject of whether the Deathmauler Tree is a magical construct or some naturally evolved beast is a matter of some debate among scholars. Because Deathmauler Trees are only found in the Desolation, encounters and sightings of them are exceedingly rare.
The Deathmauler Tree is a very dangerous predator. It is a carnivore with a unsatiable appetite for fresh meat. It's huge stomach can store meals and, if necessary, the creature can become dormant, living off of one large meal, for months. It will often try to blend in with other normal trees in a forest and surprise prey.
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