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December 12, 2008, 5:45 pm

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The Zenahin Flower


The Zenahin Flower, Zenahin Bloom, Star Eye, Mood Flower, Little Judge, it has many names.

Hard to find in autumn and early spring, through the summer it grows petals of dark blue, with yellow to white insides, resembling tiny stars.

It is a rare find beyond the Zenahin swamps. It needs warmth and much water, even then it is small. But it is touched by the land’s magic. The flower grows on feelings. Where there is happiness and love, soon it will be larger, its color more vibrant, its shape more distinct and pleasant to the eye. It is said to take on a lovely reddish hue towards the end of summer. It is the bad feelings that are its bane. Hate, anger and strife all wound it, the more it grew from good feelings before.

It is said, that in fullest bloom, potions of healing can be made out of it; but any negative feeling or even the pain of the patient would destroy the brew. It is also claimed that it will make the drinker sensitive to the feelings of others… so much they will become a panicking, nervous wreck. It’s probably just rumors.

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Voted Chaosmark
December 12, 2008, 17:52
Much discussion followed this one in chat. Muro suggested a multitude of uses for trickster-types, to which I responded that it didn't have to respond immediately to changes in emotion. Sure negative emotions could hurt it quickly, but the positive ones could take a while to change it. Just a way to limit these from being much more than nifty background fluff.
Voted Murometz
December 12, 2008, 18:38
I simply love the concept of this flower existing as part of the ecology. The practical applications can vary with campaigns. Perhaps most don't respond quickly, but perhaps some other, hybrid strains, do react quickly to emotional stimulae. Either way, fascinating flower!
Voted Cheka Man
December 12, 2008, 19:47
How about those that grow in bad areas making evil potions?
December 12, 2008, 20:27
The flowers would of course wither and even die. But that doesn't mean that
a) somebody with the skill couldn't learn to distill exactly these 'bad vibes' the plant picked up and use it for something nasty, or
b) there is not a plant, a dark mirror of this one, that actually thrives on the bad feelings, useful for the same
Voted valadaar
December 17, 2008, 12:17
I like this! I do have a thing for exotic plants and flowers...

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The Candle-Eyed Man

       By: Murometz

The third son of a candle-maker, and secretly a spy, Tsiao Fong Wei betrayed his family, clan, and town to the merciless Qongg Dynasty, causing the deaths of his own family members. He survived to an old age hiding out in the country side and keeping a low profile. One day however, the “Paper Knife” finally found Tsiao Fong Wei , and exacted his revenge on behalf of the folk, dead and tortured.

After a furious struggle, the “Paper Knife” plunged twin burning candles into the eyes of the traitorous old man and laughed, as Tsiao Fong Wei howled in dismay and pain. Some say Tsiao Fong Wei died that day. Others say that the old man somehow escaped despite his sudden anguish and utter blindness.

The truth is lost to time.

But to this day the children of the Red-Ridge County towns and villages are told by their parents to always beware twin lights in the darkness and to never venture into the woods at night, and to keep an ear open for the Groaning Ghost, for somewhere out there Tsiao Fong Wei the Traitor, now a vengeful spirit, stumbles about the darkness moaning and wailing, candles still sticking forth from out of his otherwise empty eye sockets. And though the candles plunged into his eyes all those years ago were a’flame going in, now the wax protuberances are somehow lit from within and burn without, and two flickering lights in the darkness, always portend his coming.

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