He's in work, but here's his current physical description:
Illdus appears as a well-to-do middle-aged merchant, perhaps one with ties to, or at least aspirations towards nobility. Tall, thin and straight backed, with salt-and-pepper hair and a flamboyant mustache, he stands out in a crowd. He speaks loudly and almost always passionately on whatever issue has caught his attention at that point in time, and frequently rails against vice and sloth.
Those who deal with him behind closed doors see him as a profane, foolish, vice-ridden hypocrite - he accepts bribes, drinks heavily, and is frequently with escorts.
There is a third layer to him, the truth hidden by a clumsy lie, and the careful lie. He is not the slightest bit foolish or emotional. The thin public face, his weak 'private' face lie about a true private face of steel. Go to Comment
Good article, though the carciomeat seems a bit unnecessarily grim - cultured meat is getting close to being a real thing now, and to my understanding, they have not needed to defeat the bioregulation of cell growth. I would expect that such tissue would make very poor 'meat' due to the chaotic nature of cancer cells.
Also, I would add Designer Game creatures to the list. Related to the GE plants, we have GE animals now, and I expect the cosmic era would allow for even more strange and exotics beasts to eat.
If we are talking silly, then let your players put this on. It fuses permanently (maybe can be removed with a quest) and grants them some magic effect. As well the ability to be the subject of much curiosity and derision. Go to Comment
Certain trees have sap that is filled with magical potential. Their sap is harvested and distilled down to produce various types of potions, much like maple syrup is collected in some areas. The magical effects of these syrupy potions are often fairly trivial; perhaps they simply cause the imbiber to grow hair more quickly, summon butterflies, or walk a few inches above the floor. People enjoy the syrup as a flavoring, instead of imbibing it for its magical powers.