Where is Yusa?
Don’t worry about him dear, he’s out in the field.
You know i dont like it, there are wyverns about.
Dont be such a fussy pants, there are dozens of dandélions that Yusa and the other children are playing with.
Some protection there.
Dear, you know that the little fluff-heads run at the first hint of trouble, and Yusa knows to come home straight away if his plant friends run away.
A Dandélion is a child-like Plantkin* with a three foot tall body composed of soft green material that is easily cut or broken. It regenerates from this damage rather quickly, but a determined effort can easily crush one of these plantfolk to death. The head of a Dandélion is a basketball sized puffball of white fibers, it has primitive visual capability and limited speech. Most of the time the creature laughs and runs about like a child playing.
Eventually the seed pod hidden deep inside the head ripens and the Dandélion stops moving and roots it’s feet into the ground. After this the seeds start blowing away, often trailing back along places where the plantkin had been. Once all of the seeds are gone, the stump of the Dandélion sprouts leaves and begins storing energy to grow another seed head.
‘The crops are getting thin this year, the outer fields are half eaten up with Dandélions and ragweed.’ The old groundskeeper scowled, he didnt dislike the little plant things, most of them reminded him of his rambunctious grandson. What he hated was that if he left them alone, they would keep the corn from growing. He would have to see about finding either a druid to lead them to some other field, or a few sellswords callous enough to chop up creatures that only ran and cried when they were attacked. He hated the way they cried, so like a real child. It would be a druid this time, he learned his lesson the last time…
Dandélions (Dan-DEEL-e-on, not DAN-DE-Lie-on) are not intended to be dangerous, but rather a slightly comical plantform. Like normal dandelions they really dont have a use, are a bit of a pest, but not really a danger. In large numbers, this plantfolk will compete with crops and other plants, but they are easy to keep down in number. Children like to play with Dandélions, and vice versa, while most treefolk consider them nuisances at best, or like pets in good conditions. Their intelligence is on par with a 5 year old child, so their idea of tactics is limited to sneaking, and running away.
*What is a Plantkin?
Plantkin are to normal plants what treefolk are to trees, sentient and ambulatory versions of the basic parent plant.