NotesThese animated plants grow only in Thickets. They are composed of densely-packed leaves somewhat like a cabbage, topped with a single tightly-furled flower bud. A charlock, also known as a Green Man, is dormant until a Briarlord has a human with which to work; captured or lured from a nearby settlement. The features of the human are sculpted to them. Their purpose is to spread Taint. They wait until they are alone with one or two other people. The bud that takes the place of its head unfurls and the terrifyingly beautiful inflorescence releases a cloud of Taint-bearing pollen. Anyone within two metres of the charlock becomes Tainted (subject to the usual Resistance roll). After blooming, a charlock dies and its body rapidly returns to the earth. The resemblance of the charlock to the person it is imitating is initially good, but from the moment that the plant is uprooted it begins to wilt and has just 1d6+6 hours before it dies. Throughout this time, the illusion it has created from petals and leaves starts to degrade: after half the Green Man’s lifespan has elapsed, it is only good in partial darkness, and once only a quarter remains it is clearly a plant although the similitude is noticeable. Charlocks cannot speak and have the barest intelligence and understanding.


STR 3d6+6
CON 3d6+6
SIZ 2d6+6
DEX 1d6
INT 2d6+1
POW 1d6

Hit locations

Range startRange endNameArmorHP Modifier
1 3 Right leg 1 0
4 6 Left leg 1 0
7 9 Abdomen 1 1
10 12 Chest 1 2
13 15 Right Arm 1 -1
16 18 Left Arm 1 -1
19 20 Head 1 0


Charlock - Green Man, Taint Spreaderhkokko