This is a very simple concept that makes it all the better. I like how you have a group who use this to coat themselves in battle. I could actually see something like this in my world setting as being plausible.
Good job. I took off .5 because it was, in effect, too short. I would like more detail about it. Go to Comment
love the detail, despite the nice and short post. I hate to sound repetitive and unimaginative (my previous comments on other subs), but my favorite things are those that I can immediately incorporate into my world. Short and sweet, but full of flavor (figuratively speaking) This shroom is one such thing! Go to Comment
It does. Sometimes the larvae come with banana shipments to the States and Europe and these horrible butterflies enter our part of the world. Of course the police and media keeps a lid on it, they do not want the horrors of the world to instill hysteria in the populace!
And one more thing... There is a tiny faerie-dragon living beneath Broadway! Could you honestly imagine? Kevin Spacey sometimes feed it with peanutbutter and cocaine. It is a dirty dragon. Go to Comment
By reading this I would assume the person dies from it?
After a few months, the larvae move upward, applying the same anesthetic used by their parent to the top of the head. In seconds, they simultaneously burst trough, creating a gory, if painless, mess.
but it was said that there was only one related death. How is that so? You owuld think that any creature, no matter how small they are, if they burst through your skull in a gory mess in any number you would most doubable death dealing.
Other than that, I like it. It is an interesting idea. I do not understand the short and brief instant where it speak sof generating magic by being attached to the brain stem. Does that mean they promote magic? Or inscrease it? Or what? Otherwise a nice lifeform, beautiful yet seeming deadly by the description. Go to Comment
I love the "Never ask a god for a kiss" section - a cool little saying that fits into the story perfectly. However, I'm having trouble imagining how a larva can burst out of someone's head w/o killing them - could you explain? Go to Comment
The winged mushrooms (Lerreta Meia) are a species of giant insect indigenous to the leafy areas of Udnalor, Kingdom of the Gnomes. Outwardly they appear much the same as ordinary giant mushrooms, and they graze in the bulbous fungal glades. However, this is merely an elaborate camouflage: the insect beneath is a fungivore and prone to fly off when it encounters another creature. Sometimes gnome farmers mistake them for crop mushrooms. They're in for a surprise when they do.