Could see these beauties adorning the stone cottage of the mysterious Firbolg hermit, entwining the walls like ivy, bells swaying in unison from the slightest breeze. Inside the humble but sinister abode, the Firbolg alchemist, experiments with pollen. Go to Comment
Okay, I'll address your points and add a correction.
This plant is intended as a deadly magical defence - the main sub that uses it is still under work, but it is supposed to be deadly and difficult to circumvent.
Magical winds, very fine dust masks, poison immunities, etc, are valid defences. Heavy rainfall would mitigate the deadliness as well.
Also, I was deliberately vague on how much pollen would actually cause death so it is easy to allow for lesser effects.
As to effects of Cardiac arrest, it would be equal to a non-magical death spell :)
However, I did make a mistake on this sub, so some magical alteration of the standard Digitalis is needed:
From Textbook of Materia Medica, 5th edition, 1932, page 259
Since Digitalis is slowly absorbed, and excreted still more slowly, it does not cause acute poisonous symptoms.
To achieve the desired level of lethality in line with my intent on this submission, one should instead substitute Cyanide, a much more acutely deadly toxin and one which does occur in many plants. Though I took the easy way out, and just made the toxin a variant of Digitalis. Go to Comment
While natural foxglove is toxic, the giant variety would have been specifically bred to enhance the toxicity of its pollen. As ingestion of 2 or 3 grams of regular foxglove can be lethal, a plant of this sort is not impossible, even in a real-world setting...
"I hope that you enjoy my little garden, Mr. Bond..."
Symptoms of foxglove poisoning include (flips textbook pages...) vomiting and digestive upset, blood pressure fluctuation, dialated pupils and the appearance of "halos" or "auras" around objects, leading up to convulsions and heart failure.
"Actually, there was Giant Foxglove toxin in both goblets. I have been building up a tolerance to it for some time now." (...Which doesn't really work with this sort of toxin.) Go to Comment
This orange colored lichen will when mixed with water and drunk put the user into a deep slumber for several hours and it also enables their body to resist cold damage from anything short of a full polar icestorm or the breath of an ice dragon.
It has several disadvantages howerver. It is very hard to wake up from under the influence of this, and also the user can wake up from it and then fall asleep again at random times for up to three days after taking it.
And if taken in a warm or hot climate the effects are deadly as the body rapidly heats up to the point that the victim rapidly dies if an antidote is not given. Go to Comment
A loveable skeleton ("No, it is a constructed lifeform!" corrects you the pretty female student) with amusing quirks and a big question mark following him - there's bound to be students and teachers that to figure him out now and then.
Like him from the spirit thing up to the bones rattling. :) Go to Comment