Wood woads were powerful humanoid-shaped guardian plants. Each wood woad contained the soul of a creature that (willingly or otherwise) gave up its life in order to eternally perform a given duty.[1]

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The ritual that created a wood woad consisted of removing the heart of a living person, planting a seed into it and placing it inside a cavity in a tree. The sacrificed creature's body was buried in the vicinity, and the tree was then bathed with the sacrifice's blood. After three days, a wood woad would sprout from the ground nearby, ready to receive its orders, which it would then follow forever or until otherwise relieved.[1]

Wood woads that were freed from their duties sought others to serve and protect, and would commonly ally themselves with druids and treants.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 198. ISBN 978-0786966011.