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October 28, 2005, 2:54 pm

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Maternity Blossom


This herb is given to the father of a baby upon conception. Nine months later, the father will have an experience that will instill life long respect in the mother of his child.

Full Description
It is fairly simple looking. It is small, green, with five roundish green leaves. It is a juicy leaf that can be dried.

Additional Information
This herb grown naturally in the wild and has an interesting effect on any creature that consumes it. With remarkably predictable repitition, nine months after consuming the maternity blossom, the creature passes a stone of a quite painful size. The biology of the creature matters little as the stone forms inside the creature organs and is sized by thier functioning, so a stone that is painful for a mouse is mouse-sized, and a stone that is painful for a dragon is dragon-sized. However, no matter what creature eats the blossom, it is always nine months time before the stone is passed, regardless of the creature’s natural gestation period.

This herb has been worked into a great many wedding rites in several cultures. The herb remains potent whether eaten whole, brewed into a tea, chopped, frozen, baked, fried, o anything else but burned. While the wife of the marriage is likely birthing thier fisrt child, the husband will be in agony as well, no sympathetic pains real or imagined, just agony. Afterwards, while the couple is recovering, most new fathers are dumbfounded after comparing thier tiny stone with their new child. Such a comparision undoubtedly leads to respect and reverance for the mother.

Additional Ideas (1)

Princess Albretta of the Andalonic Consortium is a virtuous lass, a paragon of what a lady should be, in all ways. Physically, she is stunning, with an hourglass figure, long, flowing locks of auburn hair, and dainty, delicate facial features that only the most purebred nobility could offer. She is second to none in the College of the Consortium, first in her class - a shining example of a good student. And she is virtuous - attending all the necessary ceremonies to Vashjar, the local deity.

But perhaps a beautiful mind and spirit are not enough to fight off the alluring call of the physical body. As of late, the princess' gowns fit a bit tigher, as the hour glass has slowly but surely yielded a bubble in the midsection.

The king is furious, for the Duke of Onderhol, who was betrothed to Albretta, has suddenly become adamantly opposed to marrying said Princess, robbing the Consortium of promised prestige and wealth.

Now there is a witchhunt - or, more appropriately, a man hunt. Ten thousand Sovereigns to the one who brings in the culprit. Rest assured, the minor courts have turned into snake-pits. Everyone is looking to frame someone. And they are willing to pay to hear what they want. All eyes are turned to Nefaris, the King's local court Wizard, who is allegedly all seeing. He would surely be able to reveal the perpetrator, for the right price of course.

((and of course, Neferis also has a basket of curious Green Flowers from a far off land. Neferis is responsible for the "impregnation" - but his fraudulent fortune-telling scheme is sure to merit him with a great deal of money.))


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Voted Strolen
October 28, 2005, 14:55
I LOVE the idea. I would change a couple things to make it more useable in an actual game instead of just a wonderful idea.

I would change the gestation period to a shorter so that the effects could be better appreciated during an game. Some game last 9 months+ in character time, but a shorter time would make it more useable.

I love the idea of drinking at the wedding. I would say that there is a chance of the blossom not causing the expected affect. So perhaps the blossom doesn't take and he feels no ill effects. If this happens then the husband will be required to take the drink again when it is proven that the wife is pregnant.

No doubt that the female would have a very respected role in this society!
Voted Ylorea
October 28, 2005, 14:57
I held the idea up to my player group and all of them found that it was rather a silly idea.

In the real world, it might do nice, but in the game world.... what is the use?
Especialy if you are still in the stage where your adventurers are on a traveling path and well ehhr in my group sex is not an isue... I see them flirt a little, but that is just about it.

Maybe in the real world, we would be very happy to have this, but I think most men are too chicken to ever take it. If they would, you would find out that they would never impose a pregnancy on their wife again.... Hmmm would be good for the world population. We do need to decline the human numbers to about half of what they are now...
Voted MoonHunter
October 28, 2005, 15:04
Only voted
Voted Zylithan
November 20, 2005, 17:43
A nice (um. maybe not the best word) idea. Not likely to be used in many adventures I think, but original.
Voted Cheka Man
September 29, 2006, 20:35
This should be given to teenage fathers in rl. It would certainly encourage safe sex.
Voted axlerowes
October 7, 2010, 10:10
Nice idea, I really like it, but honestly do you think women would really respect men any more eating this flower. I doubt it because they still have the "I carried you child around for 9 months" card to play.

As for use in game, my last group played a lot of in game pranks on each other. And I could see a nice salad of these flowers being served to numerous characters.
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
October 7, 2010, 18:38

Only voted.

Voted hylandpad
September 14, 2011, 15:40

ouch. Points for originality. Good defining item, and I could see it as a good trick to really mess with a foreigner.

Voted valadaar
May 4, 2013, 21:54
Quite strange. Interesting, and I'm glad it does not really exist :)
Voted Dozus
February 10, 2014, 10:26
I'm curious about the nature of the stone. Is it an actual rock, or like a kidney stone, or what?

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