Gonna have options for all three stages. We have a few party members who ended up waaaay stronger than everybody else, but they may not be able to make it on my day, so I had to have options.
and @The_Little_Jay that’s literally gonna be how the first encounter goes down. I’m gonna have my team run perception checks over and over in the jungle until one of two things happen. Either they notice it, and it pounces on being seen and they are allowed a reflex save with advantage, OR it slowly climbs and follows them as they explore, and once it hits maximum height, it’ll pounce for maximum damage. Almost done on my first pass for gorgon.
I’m only a little worried that I may be making it too strong, but it will be a 6v1 fight.