Plant Mutation: Alter Soil Consistency

Chris Van Deelen

Alter Soil Consistency

Type: Plant

Frequency: Common

Power Score: Yes

Range: Touch

Duration: Permanent

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: 50 plus 25 times the power score in pounds.


The plant’s roots produces chemicals that can alter the density and strength of soil. This can allow the mutant to move through soil as if swimming, giving them an underground movement speed equal to 10 plus half the power score in feet (rounded to nearest 5') per round.  The mutant still needs oxygen and sunlight however, and must occasionally come for both.  It can can use this ability to soften stone, but has no effect on metal. The stone is permanently altered and cannot be turned back into stone once it has been modified. The mutant can produce enough of the chemicals to affect 150 plus 50 pounds per power score modifier in pounds of stone per day.

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