Environment temperate forests, usually somewhere near a large city or main road
Organization solitary (plus 4d6 biddlywink chrysalises)
Treasure 4,000 gp worth of minor magic items (located inside the tree, left undigested by the parent biddlywink when it took root to become a biddlytree; 4-24 winkynuts.
Within 1d4 hours of an adult biddlywink having consumed (1000 gp x hit die) worth of magic items, they seek a relatively safe place to take root and sprout into a biddlytree. This process begins when the biddlywink devours its own digestion sack, the interdimensional space within expelling outward and creating a wide anti-magic aura around the creature. It then uses the tendrils extending from its mouth to burrow, head down, into fertile soil.
Once aptly buried, the biddlywink undergoes an unusual metamorphosis as the fey dies and its body is revived as a plant type creature. The nodules at the tips of each of its tentacles detach, becoming an individual biddlywink pupae that channel their way up the tentacle that each was previously part of. The pupae make their way into the thorax of their parent’s body where they await the sprouting of the biddlytree. The parent biddlywink’s tendrils grow outward, burrowing deeper into the ground, becoming the roots of its plant form. Its previous body grows and extends upwards to become the trunk of the new biddlytree sapling.
Infused with the essence of the magic consumed in its previous form, the biddlytree grows exceptionally fast, becoming fully grown and standing nearly 30-feet tall in just 12-hours after taking root.
The mature biddlywink tree has a twisted network of roots that stretch beneath the soil and outward over 40-feet from the trunk in every direction. The trunk, nearly 3-feet in diameter, thick and stout, is covered by a very solid bluish-grey, rind-like bark.
The base of the biddlytree’s trunk grows between 20 and 30 feet high, with 4 to 8 long, node-less and tapered branches asymmetrically extending outward from the crown another ten feet. Each of these branches is covered by thousands of multi-colored, dual-toned needles known as biddlypines. The biddlypines, covered in a thin coating of poison sap, range in length from a few inches at the branch apexes to almost two feet at the midrib. The needles grow laterally in an elliptical arrangement tapering again near the crown of the biddlytree. The wide assortment of colors and shades of the biddlypines give the needled braches an undulating rainbow-like appearance in even the slightest of breezes.
At the top of the biddlytree’s crown are inverted several bulbous indigo fruits, which are known as winkynuts. They are considered to be a very tasty and surprisingly filling delicacy. The fruit is often sought after by wealthy merchants who travel long distances and value it for its durability, longevity, and a single winkynut’s natural ability to sustain a hungry individual for a week or longer.
During the first 24-hours of its life, the biddlytree is nothing more than an unusual plant, but that changes soon after. Having matured for a full day, a biddlytree becomes infested with 2 to 24 biddlywink chrysalises as the pupae borrow from deep inside the plant, up and through the xylem of the biddlytree, and then firmly affix themselves to the base of the biddlytree’s winkynuts.
Upon reaching the intended destination, a pupae immediately begins to weave magical cocoons around their exposed vassals, up to their cremaster, until the entirety of each chrysalis is covered. This magical cocoon encloses the chrysalis in an impervious interdimensional space where it remains protected for the remainder of its metamorphosis into a biddlywink. When the biddlywink matures and emerges from this cocoon, it becomes absorbed into their bodies, becoming the creature’s interdimensional digestion sac.
Once having their first feeding upon the fruit, the biddlywink chrysalises connect psionically to one another to form a conjoined sentience that takes over the body of the biddlytree. This hive mind utilizes the biddlytree’s natural defenses to further protect them until they have fully matured and later emerge as young biddlywinks. A biddlywink chrysalis retains the connection to its hive sentience only as long as it is physically attached to the plant.
Once the chrysalises emerge as young biddlywinks and go their separate ways, the biddlytree begins to shrivel and dies within a few days.
The crown of a biddlywink tree hosts several palm-sized, hard-shelled fruits known as winkynuts. These magic fruit have a deep indigo colored shell that is filled with a lightly-glowing iridescent jellylike substance that is intended to feed the biddlytree’s biddlywink chrysalises while they grow upon it. There are as many winkynuts on a biddlytree as there were biddlywink chrysalises attached to it.
The jelly inside a winkynut is magical in nature, and will glow with a faint aura (transmutation CL 3) if detect magic is cast upon it. A character that consumes the sweet tasting jelly contained inside a single winkynut does not thirst or hunger for 1d10 days. The duration of this effect can be stacked by eating the jelly of multiple winkynuts, up to a maximum of 10 days. Once plucked from a biddlytree, a winkynut stays fresh and edible for up to a year.