Can they cast parts of themself and lose parts? Can they absorb other parts? How do they behave? What intelligence level do they have? I think you need to add more details and description to this. It's a really cool start of an idea, but I don't think there's enough for a full post.
(p.s. I appreciate that you cite your inspiration. I'm new here so I don't know the etiquette for that, but I think it's important.) Go to Comment
Not bad but needs work. How does it attack? From the statement "each with a varying set of scrolls it has absorbed and can use" I assume it casts the spells on the scrolls that it is made of, but generally scrolls are one-shot items, so as it casts spells, it is going to weaken itself.
As others have said - flesh it out, and I think the votes will go up. Go to Comment
I like this item. It seems fair to me and a nice little curse for people to have to deal with. What if someone in the armor could be turned as well. Maybe they come to a temple to try to get it removed, and the priests turn him. You could torture your players almost comically by having the only people who can help remove the armor perpetually keeping him at bay. ;-p Go to Comment
A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.
The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.
The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.