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Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 30th May 2016, 5:26 pm

The Flora Compendium
a catalogue of Tur's plantlife

THIS IS A SUPPLEMENTAL TOPIC - WHILE READING IT WILL HELP YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF TUR, IT IS NOT CRUCIAL TO KNOW! PLEASE ENJOY THIS LORE AT YOUR OWN LEISURE.
The world of Tur is filled with all kinds of plants. Centuries of harvest and growing has had a huge impact on the populations world wide. With knowledge now at your fingertips, you will be able to survive life-threatening poisons, or perhaps use them on others? Cure the common cold or have a nice spiced meal? Whatever it is, the Flora Compendium is now available and can serve well as an ally.

The alphabetized glossary listed beneath is currently a work-in-progress. Will be finalized once all flora is added and updated.


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Re: Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 30th May 2016, 5:35 pm

Elven Enlightment
the hallucinogenic puffer

Elven englightenment was discovered by an accident by a group of travelers. An elf in the group touched one of the mushrooms and started claiming that he was speaking with the gods. The others thought he had gone mad before they found out what had happened after the 'incident'. Jokingly they named the mushroom ''Elven enlightenment''. Nowadays it is better know for its nickname ''Puffer''.

    Name: Elven enlightenment
    Nickname: Puffer
    Rarity: Uncommon
    Natural Habitat: Can be found in dark and damp places, such as caves and dense forests. In caves it favors spots that has any decomposable plant material. In forest it favors fallen leaves, so it is mostly found under large trees that provide shadow to it.
    Appearance: Puffer is a round purple mushroom covered with small orange dots. Upon contact the Puffer will release an orange spore cloud, making the orange dots disappear. The mushrooms grow in groups of usually three or four.
    Size: Not much larger than man's thumb.
    Taste: The taste is plain, but the Puffer is inedible as it will cause strong vomiting after consuming.
    Usage: Puffer mushroom is most well know for its spores. Sniffing the spores will cause the person experience vivid hallucinations for about half hour to an hour, each 'trip' is different from person to person. Little less known thing about the Puffer mushroom is the fact that eating it will cause severe vomiting.
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Re: Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 30th May 2016, 5:59 pm

Corpse Berry
the last dessert

The corpse berry's sinister name comes from its way to spread and grow. The berry's seeds are higly toxic that will kill anyone that ate them within a day. After the victim dies from the poison, the berry has a great soil from where to sprout.

    Name: Corpse berry
    Nickname: The last dessert
    Rarity: Rare, only seen in Bory's tundra.
    Natural Habitat: In the cold tundra, the berry is often found on top of a small lump on the ground. Some have argued that the berry could in fact be able to live anywhere in the world, but this has not yet been proven.
    Appearance: The berries are bright oranges to lure any unsuspecting creature to eat them. Each plant has about six to eight berries in pairs. The plant also has small dark green leaves. The root of the berry plant is surprisingly thick compared to the rest of the plant.
    Size: Rather small, the berry plant only grows to about 12-15 inches in height. The berry's stem is very thin.
    Taste: The berry itself is sweet, but the roots are bitter
    Usage: The corpse berry's seeds can be crushed to create a powerful poison powder. The berry itself is much less poisonous, but it can be turned into a poison that can paralyze the victim's body for several hours. The only eatable part of the berry is its root which is quite bitter in taste, but it contains lots of nutrients. It can be eaten by itself or boiled into a tea (the bitterness is slightly reduced when done so).
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Re: Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 23rd Mar 2017, 3:46 pm

Gloomshroom
The glowing cave fungus


A mushroom found in the underdeep that until recent discoveries on cultivation, was fought over by drow and dwarves who used the fungus in different ways.

    Name: Gloomshroom
    Nickname: Cave Light
    Rarity: In nature they are scarce, while not a rare plant in the underground, the slow growth and short life span of the mushrooms makes them hard to come by. The mushrooms can be grown in a controlled setting.
    Natural Habitat: Underdeep. The mushrooms don't grow above ground and will wilt when in the sunlight.
    Size: The mushrooms are can range between one to three inches in diameter and grow up to one to one and a half feet.
    Taste: Bitter to taste, poisonous when eaten.
    Usage: The mushrooms have two known uses. The first is in a drow poison. When the mushrooms are fresh, they produce a liquid that gives them their glow. It's that part of the mushroom that is poisonous and when cut open or smashed the liquid can be collected and added to weaponry or food. The poison can cause a very painful death, including stomach pains, accelerated heart rate that can lead to cardiac arrest, and hallucinations. On the other hand, Clan Battlebrewer has discovered a way to use the mushrooms to create a strong ale, by drying the mushrooms and using the nonpoisonous cap and stem. The process of how it is exactly processed for the ale is one of the clan's largest secrets. If enough of the ale is drank it cause hallucinations, due to it's potency.
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Re: Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 23rd Mar 2017, 3:53 pm

Olov'Gul
The tattoo flower


The Olov'Gul is a flower that is commonly used in the creation of glowing tattoo ink that adorns the Uk'brag sayers. The glow is a minor one, no brighter than the glow of a candle. The ink is not permanent and must be reapplied in order to maintain a glow.

    Name: Olov'Gul
    Nickname: Anoren's Bellflower
    Rarity: Common in natural habitat. Rare outside of it.
    Natural Habitat: Hazgl Marshes. The plant grows deep within the marshlands thriving off the bacteria that is prevalent in this types of habitats.
    Size: The flower can grow no larger than a foot tall and often times the bell is only about and inch or two in diameter.
    Taste: Bitter to taste. Can cause indigestion and/or vomiting when eaten, but is not poisonous.
    Usage: The most common use for the Olov'Gul is by the Sayers of the Uk'brag tribes. While it is not common to all sayers, some sayers like to use glowing bulb in order to create a slightly glowing tattoo ink, which can then be applied to the skin in order to designate a sayer's position. The glow does not last forever and the ink must be reapplied regularly to maintain it's luminosity. A second more minor use of the plant is to use it to cause oneself to purge anything unwanted from the body.
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Re: Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 2nd May 2017, 3:31 pm

Dewpetal Lotus
The brain stimulant


The Dewpetal Lotus is a rare plant that can help slow down or manage the onset of memory loss or the illnesses of old age.

Name: Dewpetal Lotus
Nickname: Memory Ink
Rarity: Uncommon.
Natural Habitat: The forests of the Wayland Wilds. It only needs small amounts of sunlight to survive. Can survive the colder temperatures of the north and is often one of the first plants that reappear after the snows begin to melt.
Size: The flower can grow no larger than a foot tall.
Taste: No taste.
Usage: The Dewpetal Lotus is an often forgotten plant. Many old healers swear that when made into a tea then it can help to increase brain function and memory. The plant doesn't cure memory loss, only helps to stimulate brain function. Due to the plant's rarity and sometimes dangerous habitat, it is not often that it is used or even known except to Borysian healers.
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Re: Flora Compendium

» by Vol » 18th Apr 2018, 1:56 am

LICHID
mind-altering fungus



The Lichids are a fungus that grows in the murklands, however it is no mere mushroom. When it begins to grow on a living thing, it can take "control" of it's host as it goes about absorbing and ingesting creature. The control is not that of mind-control, but more causing the host to revert to a more animalistic and instinctual nature. This instinctual behavior is thanks to the fungus slowly degrading and absorbing the brain for it's nutrients. The aggressive, animalistic behavior will cause a host to attack nearby animals and people, which allows it to spread faster. The fungus remains in the murkland, so there must be something that the fungus requires to survive.

They spread and transfer by what almost appears to be crawling across the ground, however it's more similar to how coral grow and spread. New fungi growth appears along the edge of the mass and attach themselves via root systems which are strong enough to penetrate most organic matter and even some rocks.


Name: Lichid

Nickname: NA

Rarity: Uncommon.

Natural Habitat: Lowlands: Murklands. These fungi are only found within the Murklands and as such there is little known about the fungi yet.

Size: The fungi can grow quite large, similarly to how the mushrooms in the Murklands grow to extreme size. They can spread out over fifteen square meters and a mass of up to two hundred grams. They tend to not grow taller than two or three inches however, they tend to stay low to whatever they've attached to that they are using for food.

Taste: If someone tried it, the fungi might taste sweet. No one has ever been known to eat it and tell about it's flavor.

Usage: As of yet, there are no known usages for the fungus. It seems to do nothing more than to eat away at anything that it becomes attached to, which leads to the control and consumption of whatever living thing it claims. So likely a danger to attempt to work with as well. Perhaps someone brave will try, but as of yet no one has.
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