Name - Vixen-Catcher (Bogstain)
Grows - on trees
Description - Vixen-Catcher is a dark blue fungus with golden spore-caps. It gets its name from the story of 'Gawyn and the Vixen'.The king Gawyn was able to tell his queen was carrying on an affair with a nearby duke by the stains she always had on the hems of her dresses. Although she swore she never left the castle, the King knew that a certain mold grew along the path from the castle to the Duke's keep, the same mold that had stained her dresses. Vixen-Catcher leaves dark blue stains on the clothing or skin of anything that touches it. These stains are nearly impossible to get off, and last for several days before fading. If dried and ground, the powder can be spread around or on objects of value. Anything treading near or touching these objects will then have to explain the blue blotches on his or her hands. Also great for pranks. Go to Comment
Name - Smoldermold (Torchmold)
Grows - on living trees/plants
Description - Smoldermold is a large whitish-red mold that is fairly dry and warm to the touch. At night, it gives off a glow not unlike smoldering cinders, sometimes quite bright. It has led many explorers astray, many thinking they have found the campfire of a fellow man. It does not burn, and keeps its heat indefinitely; after it is picked it ceases to glow and lasts for several weeks before cooling down. It is often sewn into packets to warm the hands in frigid regions. The only way to extinguish its heat is to submerge it in water for several hours. Go to Comment
Name - Maidensglove (Haremsmold)
Grows - on rotting plants, trees
Description - Maidensglove is a bright red fungi that is slimy to the touch and smells of bitter spices. If forced down (it tastes terrible), it brings a blush to the cheeks, a fullness to the lips, and a slight red tinge to the eyes. It also makes the user feel confident to excess and lustful. It is sometimes slipped into the tea as an aphrodisiac by those who would seek to seduce someone. Some ladies of the court have developed an addiction to it as well. Go to Comment
Name - Stolen Witch-Brood (Screaming Hagmold)
Grows - on rotting trees and plants
Description - Stolen Witch-Brood is a nondescript brown-green mold with dark brown spots. However, if touched, it hisses and shrieks, burning and scarring the skin with a black web-work. If held for a long time, it can completely disintegrate the flesh surrounding it. Stolen Witch-Brood is sometimes spread onto the prongs of weapons, or pressed onto the flesh during interrogations. It retains its properties when dried and ground, although it loses some potency. Go to Comment
I love the concept of the Half-Mage, both in terms of magical ability and in terms of training. The tavern itself is very well described and quite inviting. wouldn't mind tossing back a few there myself. Go to Comment
A likeable place and sub but personally, I found it the section abt how Rolan founded the tavern a bit abrupt. And I like the half-mage concept too.
*Commented on for the Commenting Challenge Go to Comment
In a city where the justice system features judicial dueling, plaintiffs and defendants are permitted to request a champion to take their place in the duel: Someone chosen by lot from among the foreigners in the city. When anyone first arrives, they are given an enchanted ceramic pendant that marks them as a candidate for "court duty".
Wealthy folk entering the city are often escorted by burly guards, paid to carry pendants on their behalf: They elude court duty in that way.
Adventurers may seek work as a rich man's proxy or may find themselves magically summoned to serve as a champion.