>>55478901>Well, the idea is nice, but how do they avoid being hunted back?
I had two things in mind for that: One was just the simple fact that they're made out of plant matter and not 'true' meat or flesh themselves, so even if they were killed by something like a cougar or (owl)bear, they'd quickly find they don't taste good at all. The second one leads into this Anon's question:>>55479891>How sentient are they btw, I've seen Dryad/Naiads go from at least human intelligent all the way down to being vestigial humanoid only and totally devoid of sentience?
Most of them are a little below average level human intellect, maybe 8-9 if humans have 10? They're not 'dumb', they just live a primitive existence: they make simple tools and items from wood, bone, bamboo, plant fiber, animal hide, etc, they can't or won't make fire so they eat all their food raw, and typically don't wear much clothing beyond simple trinkets or accessories. They're smart enough to set up simple traps and a few of them can eventually become something resembling rangers or druids- picking up abilities, spells, and developing above average intellect.>>55481367
See this Anon who was kind enough to rebuttle for me: >>55487006
Photosynthesis wouldn't be able to provide the necessary nourishment needed for running around- otherwise we'd already see plants doing it.
A few unique animals already utilize photosynthetic cells in their bodies and even then they don't rely entirely on them for energy, but instead just use it as a complimentary source of energy alongside whatever they already eat.