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A shambling mound is a large, animated plant with predatory tendencies.[2]


They appear to be moving, vaguely man-shaped mounds of rotting vegetation. Shambling mounds feed off of the flesh and blood of living creatures they have engulfed and crushed within their own bodies.



Shambling mounds are a type of plant creature that dwells in forests and swamps.



A serpentine shambling mound has been corrupted by tainted blueberries. Their bodies have been stretched so that they resemble serpents with the head and hands on one end and the legs on the other, but otherwise have nothing in common with serpents. There are only a few of these creatures. They dwell in the east starwood area of the forest of Cormanthor, north of the Halfaxe Trail.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 270. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 232. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 222. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (1994). Elminster's Ecologies (Cormanthor). (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.


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