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Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 12:09 PM
Name - Chortleaf (Shortleaf)
Grows - over rocks and sloped soil
Description - Small and light brown with green veins, chortleaf is found growing close to the ground, often over rocks. The name chortleaf is usually thought to be a folk corruption of its common name, shortleaf. However, learning its uses allows one to realize the reason for its title. If dried, ground and inhaled, one will soon begin to feel a curious urge to laugh welling up from inside. Several moments later, one will most likely be in fits of laughter, to the point of pain. Depending on the amount inhaled, this laughter could last for up to an hour! There have even been stories of people laughing themselves to death after inhaling too much dried chortleaf, or chortle dander, as the powder is called. A pinch is acceptable and enjoyable, as one is able to laugh heartily and relieve stress. There has yet to be found a practical use for larger quantities of the stuff. Go to Comment
Dozus's comment on 2013-01-08 02:41 PM
Was just thinking up wetlands vegetation and stumbled on this. Very nicely done. Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2006-02-20 09:35 PM
I LOVE THESE TYPE OF SUBMISSIONS!! so much detail and they all read like they could exist in the real world. Go to Comment
valadaar's comment on 2016-04-15 09:33 AM
Excellent! A good resource here!
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-12-04 10:46 AM
Edit please. The odd characters that you have inserted (or the HTML editor has interpreted) is hard to read. Go to Comment
Cheka Man's comment on 2005-12-04 04:07 PM
Nice.How does a fungus shrik though? Go to Comment
Cheka Man's comment on 2007-05-02 06:19 PM
Silver Cloudballs

A silver-gray puffball, when eaten raw this has the effect of making the user seem to leave his or her body and *fly* to whatever destination they have in their mind.Commonly used by skilled shamans. An overdose is not recomended as it causes terrible and realestic aural and visual hallucinations. Go to Comment
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2005-12-06 10:37 PM
Good solid idea, just like the it's sister post.
Keep it up. Go to Comment
Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-12-04 10:57 AM
Some browsers won't show him the characters. He might not know what we speak of :) Go to Comment
Roack's comment on 2005-12-04 06:16 AM
sparK!, I have not seen you around the citadel before, but if you keep turning up such rich, high-quality posts as this, I have no doubt you will be welcomed with open arms. This is a perfect background and campaign defining article. You may want to convert it to a scroll, I had trouble with that my self at first. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 01:45 PM
Thanks Roack; once I found the citadel, I knew I had found a great place, and I would love to be a member of the writing community! As for the characters, I'm using firefox, and I didn't see anything wierd, but I viwed it in IE and the dashes and apostrophes were messed up. It should be better now, and I'll edit my other posts too. I turned it into a scroll (hopefully I did it right), and I'll turn it into a codex once I have a few more posts churned out. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 06:16 PM
Shriek? Think of it as dropping pennies on dry ice. As it comes into contact with flesh, a rending, whistling shriek emits as the flesh is painfully burned away. The fungus does not actually open its mouth and yell, it's just a sound that is produced by the burning. The reason it's called a Stolen Witch-Brood is that the scream sounds much like a hag shrieking. A fungus normally can't cause skin to turn black and crumble either - this fungus is somewhat magical. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:04 PM
Name - Luminous Drubheade (Mage-Torch Mushroom)
Grows - at base of trees
Description - Luminous Drubheade is a large, tall grey mushroom covered in large holes. At night, these holes emit an exceptionally bright greenish light, coming from the center of the mushroom. Cutting the head open will reveal a rock-hard, glowing center, in the shape of a teardrop. Holding the center will grant night vision to a user as long as it is held, or until dawn, at which the center will 'burn out'. If left in the mushroom, the center will 'recharge' over time. There are magical and alchemical methods of fixing the center to glow continuously, which are then made into lanterns or left as they are. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:05 PM
Name - Rottpill (Rotcapp)
Grows - near water, on heavily rotting plant matter
Description - Rottpills are large, vile-looking short brown mushrooms with sickly yellow spots on the cap. They smell faintly of rotting vegetation, and are slimy to the touch. They border on the line between poisonous and inedible. Eating them causes severe vomiting, and in some cases, unconsciousness. They have no true magical or alchemical properties, although they can be mashed and brewed into a vile stew, if one would want to (why would one want to?). Oh right, drinking brewed Rottpills is a reliable, albeit crude way of purging the body of ingested toxins. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:07 PM
Name - Golden Hallucinole (Deadmerchant's Stub)
Grows - dry ground in sunlight
Description - Golden Hallucinole is a thin, tall, golden mushroom that seems to shine, or even glow, depending on the light. It has a faint, sickly sweet odor to it, somewhat like rotting honey. If eaten, after a few minutes, the user's vision will begin to take on a bluish tint. In the later stages, everything the user sees will be bright blue, and surrounded by swirls of color in the corners of the user's vision. During this time, the user will be unable to speak, and find it very hard to move. The user's eyes will also take on a bluish tint. In the final stages, the blue slowly fades to black, and the user will slip into a coma. Powdered Hallucinole is often mixed with neutralizing agents to create a powerful hallucinogenic drug. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:07 PM
Name - Slippery Chunkstuber
Grows - in wet ground
Description - Slippery Chunkstuber is a short, fat, mushroom with white stubble on its cap. It is bright orange, with a white stem. If eaten raw, it causes nausea and indigestion, however, Chunkstuber is a delicacy when cooked properly. It has a fairly strong, but delicious taste, and is used in soups, salads, sauces, and almost every stew in the Daugmires. It is also immensely popular in the Borderlands, for the way it retains its richness and flavor when dried. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:08 PM
Name - Danemer's Weepercup (Ghostcup)
Grows - in dry ground
Description - Danemer's Weepercup is a dark blue-purple, wrinkled mushroom with magical properties almost opposite to Ovhid's Bane. If dried, ground, mixed with water and sprinkled into the eyes, after a moment of stinging and tearing, they allow the user to see all sorts of concealed items. Users can then see people or objects affected by spells of invisibility and concealment, as well as see during the night, and see much farther and clearer. However, they do not help the user to see spirits or ghosts, like Lunacuppes, and creatures with natural camouflage are just as hard to spot. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:08 PM
Name - Gnome-Catcher
Grows - on coarse-barked trees
Description - Gnome-Catchers are jokingly named for the way they sometimes catch small animals. They are small, bulbous white fungi that secrete a sticky solution to catch bugs that might eat them. This substance is often used as an adhesive, as it hardens and adheres well when dry. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:08 PM
Name - Old Crunklecaps
Grows - on coarse-barked trees
Description - Old Crunklecaps are dry, withered brown fungi that smell of wet earth. They taste fairly bland, but have a way of staving off some of the minor ailments of age, such as failing eyesight, loss of hearing, and stiffness of the joints. Eating one Crunklecap a week is enough to reap the benefits, and rightly so, for if more were needed, they might be in danger of extinction! Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-04 08:08 PM
Name - King's Larders
Grows - on trees
Description - King's Larders are dark green-brown fungi that are invaluable to adventurers making long treks into unknown wildernesses. Although they taste bitter and earthy, they can hold off hunger for several days, forcing the body to completely digest and absorb a meal before needing more. Eating a King's Larder after a meal can make it last for several days, up to four. However, they also can cause painful stomach cramps and muscle stiffness in the later stages, and dependence is not recommended. Go to Comment
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Dwarven Mountain Pony - a small, and hardy animal well suited to living in the mountains and highlands. Able to subsist on grass and brush, with hard hooves, and nimble feet. The dwarves use them as pack animals, and to pull ore carts, and to drive bellows for their furnaces. Never ridden as dwarves like to keep both feet firmly on the ground. As stubborn and tough as the dwarves themselves. Also only about 12 hands tall (1 hand=4 inches)

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