Lifeforms
Flora
Any
3.6
5 Votes

14xp


Hits: 5172
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Rating: 3.6
Condition: Normal
ID: 1430

Submitted:

Updated:
October 14, 2006, 6:37 pm

Vote Hall of Honour

You must be a member to use HoH votes.
Author Status

Options


Rose Tree

By:

Quote from an idea of Strolen: “A series of trees drop super spiny seeds to the ground. Only the most durable shoes can keep the spines from stabbing through.”

Full Description
The tree produces wonderful deeply red flowers, faintly resembling actual roses, with what resembles soft white hair around. While not thorny, the flowers then close into hard seeds, the soft hair turns into sharp thorns, making the ground around dangerous. Presumably, it is an adaptation to local reptiles and their hard skin, helping it to stick and be carried to new locations.

To humans, it is a painful thing to pass under the tree in late summer. Most local animals know when to evade it, too. Luckily, a seed stays hard for only a few weeks, a few days at most if it gets wet.

In autumn, the leaves turn to exactly the same red colour, making it stand out among other trees.

Additional Information
Local men like to describe the Rose Tree as a woman, beautiful and tender, but able to wound deeply as well. Some choose this flower when declaring love. Several poems and songs exist, likening pretty girls to the tree, but also warning of their vanity.



Additional Ideas (0)

Please register to add an idea. It only takes a moment.

Join Now!!



Gain the ability to:
Vote and add your ideas to submissions.
Upvote and give XP to useful comments.
Work on submissions in private or flag them for assistance.
Earn XP and gain levels that give you more site abilities.
Join a Guild in the forums or complete a Quest and level-up your experience.
Comments ( 7 )
Commenters gain extra XP from Author votes.

Voted Ancient Gamer
November 8, 2005, 20:13
0xp
I like it. The short symbolic tale was cute and earned you a .5 bonus point.
Voted MoonHunter
November 9, 2005, 0:12
0xp
I like the tree. It has good. It has bad. It has a cultural impact.
Voted Zylithan
November 20, 2005, 18:28
0xp
A fun addition to any world.
Voted Cheka Man
May 5, 2006, 20:37
0xp
It helps the world's culture so three points +1 for that.
Voted valadaar
March 12, 2007, 21:32
0xp
Not bad.
manfred
March 13, 2007, 8:20
0xp
Now, in this particular case I need to ask what you want to know more about.

Although this one is really short, it seems to have all the necessities, and is easy to expand in any direction desired. For sure I could write down a poem or song featuring the Rose Tree... but really, that is not my strong side. :)

So, let me know what is missing.
valadaar
March 13, 2007, 11:16
0xp
You're right - I really can't say what needs added, so I'll strike that from the record :)

Link Backs



Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

The Needy Dead

       By: Murometz

The PCs are hired by undead to rid their village community of an invasive necromancer.

As the PCs make their way, wherever they are going, they spot two zombies. The zombies approach but before the cleric can turn them, one starts throwing coins at the PCs while the other pleads with them, unable to pronounce the letters "L" and "H" due to some missing gums. "Peeth issen...no 'arm...coin...peeth issen!"

If the PCs don't slaughter the two zombies immediately, they will eventually come to learn that the two were chosen to find help by their brethren. The zombies want to hire the PCs to rid their community of an unwanted pest. An opportunistic necromancer.

Apparently, a small benign community of undead have taken residence in an abandoned village, living out their undeath as peacefully as the undead can. Recently, a malicious necromancer has invaded the village, and plans to enslave the entire populace with his malignant spells, raising a small army.

The PCs must battle the vile necromancer, even as he animates the very folks who hired the PCs in the first place, to slaughter them.

Encounter  ( City/ Ruin ) | December 11, 2015 | View | UpVote 4xp


Creative Commons License
Individual submissions, unless otherwise noted by the author, are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
and requires a link back to the original.

We would love it if you left a comment when you use an idea!
PayPal
Powered by Lockmor 4.1 with Codeigniter | Copyright © 2013 Strolen's Citadel
A Role Player's Creative Workshop.
Read. Post. Play.
Optimized for anything except IE.
0.0292