Raw Anemonel is poisonous, and accidental ingestion often leads to headache,
fever, loose watery stool, stomach cramps, and may even cause death. The
Injerín elves have mastered preparation of
Anemonel for medicinal use,
carefully guarding this secret from anyone else. In
elven culture, the
is associated with positive and magical, even mysterious, properties. To the
orcs, however, this flower represents disease and death because of the poison
of the living plant and the pale pink coulor of the flower which mirrors the
pallor of death.
Dried Anemonel leaves are crushed, soaked with
Anemonel petals, then mixed with
other herbs that help neutralize the poison in
Anemonel to produce Aelvásh’már.
Effects. The following effects can be observed:
Reverses effects of other natural poisons, including its own.
Lowers fevers, heal headaches.
Reduces hives and swelling from sometimes fatal allergies.
Usage. The Anemonel,
in the elven culture, is commonly
associated with positive, magical, and
often times mysterious phenomena. Many
elves also associate the coming of these flowers with the
wind, breezes sent by
Eyasha, Goddess of Peace. -
Cooling the sanguine element, the
Anemonel flower is
thought to assuage any internal conflict.
Location. Anemonel flowers are found in
forested regions of Northern
Bloodweed has been the saviour of many high-placed persons in
Santharia, being a way to detect the
lethal krakenweed poison. Bloodweed
is a sweet-water plant, consisting of a main body, or "knot", half a
palmspan in diameter, with
approximately 30 to 50 strings floating from the main body of the plant.
Although not very commonly found, the plant is domesticated at several courts,
so there won’t be a shortage of it.
Preparation. A small dash of extract of the "knots"
is added to food or drink, adding a nice tart taste which sets off the
sweetness of many dishes.
Bloodweed will turn blood red in the presence of
Lore of Usage. Though not truly a counteragent,
extract of Bloodweed recognizes the
presence of krakenweed and signals
its presence with a change in colour. The search for an antidote to
krakenweed was rendered unnecessary
by a certain duke who, having evaded several assassination attempts himself,
employed alchemists to find a method of detecting the poison in food and drink.
Thus, Bloodweed extract finds much use
in noble houses today.
Bloodweed is found in any subtropical waters
Common Brisulivan is an
attractive, sweet-smelling shrub, developed by the
gnomes. It is popular as a garden plant in
many parts of Santharia. Its name comes
from the gnomish "brisuli",
meaning "butterflies", as butterflies are insects this plant's yellow flowers
attract. This shrub has two varieties:
Common Brisulivan, a type
domesticated by gnome horticulturist Gwor Bael from
Wild Brisulivan, which is a much
rarer, less attractive plant growing sparsely along
Santharia's east coast. The
Common Brisulivan is a hardy,
low-lying shrub of about a fore in height (Wild Brisulivan
has been known to
grow up to a ped), with wide, deep green leaves, that are rounded and with a
very glossy finish to them.
Wild Brisulivan's leaves and
bark are combined with other plants and essences to make a concoction.
Effects. Works as an antidote to the poison of the
allia berry, if administered in time.
Lore of Usage.
Wild Brisulivan is wildly
popular with the Dogodan halflings of the Acornlands. A
gnome alchemist, Gwor Bael, attempted to
domesticate the bush and enhance its beauty, but in the process the
Common Brisulivan lost its
It has been postulated that the concoction of
Brisulivan, enhanced with brewed
kell flower petals and a few
in’ila berries mixed in, purges the body
of toxins, stimulating the Grothan (anima,
urine) constituent and flushing out bad influences.
Brisulivan bushes are found
sparsely along Santharia's eastern coast,
particularly in marshy areas.
Falserock is a small plant, a variety of a
cacti actually, that actually
looks more like a stone than a living thing. Hiding as it does among the
pebbles in the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert, with
its gray and brown exterior Falserock
has the perfect disguise. Falserock
comes in three varieties - Common Falserock, Painrock and Burntrock.
Burntrock is found near the
Norong‘sorno, and named so because of its already burnt colouring. It appears
blackened with small lumps upon it that look like cooled lava bubbles having a
slight shine to them.
Preparation. The plant is washed and slow-roasted,
then the husk is removed and the "meat" inside is eaten.
Effects. Good for ridding the body of toxins and
Usage. Burntrock has a
moist yellow flesh, with a taste of warm spiced meat. The remedy is
thought to come from fortifying the
choleric constituent, preventing toxins from taking a hold on the
body and fending off undesirable effects.
Burntrock variety of
Falserock is found near the
Norong‘sorno in the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert.
Crimson Rose is the symbol of the
Kar-ii order of the Echiilianni
and they are also the ones who mostly cultivate them. The
Kar-ii use it as a vengeance
symbol. The plant resembles the common rose except for its black stem, with a
lot of black thorns. Its height is roughly one
fore. The Crimson Rose has
7 petals, 4 exteriors and 3 interiors, enveloping 5 black pistils in the shape
of a grape but a bit smaller. Those petals are rough and of a deep crimson
colour. It has no leaves and its scent is strong and sweet.
Preparation. The petals can be pulverized and
ingested alone or dissolved in a drink, which will produce sleep or even death,
depending on the quantity ingested.
To produce an antidote, one must extract sap from the stem, cut thorns from the
stem, and boil the concoction for half an hour. This counteracts the poison of
the Crimson Rose petals, and is
also used to counter insomnia.
The pistils are used by the Echiilianni to make a soft and energetic beverage.
Effects. If someone is ill but without fever, this
liquid will produce fever then heal them. If taken by someone who already has a
fever, this sap may kill them.
Lore of Usage. The
Crimson Rose is rife with lore
about its origin. The Kasumarii
believe it sprang from the ground where Cyhalloi
orcs had buried the dismembered body of
Echiilan, Goddess of Silent Swords. On sprouting from the ground, the
orcs thrashed the
rose bushes with sticks, which dispersed
the petals into the air, bringing sleep to an
entire population of unsuspecting orcs. The
petals drifted on tidal winds to the island
of Guldor, where they now grow wild.
As Echiilan's saving grace for her
Kar-ii, the elixir derived from
the boiled thorns and stems and is thought to safeguard the
sanguine constituent, blocking the
noxious effect of the petals.
Crimson Rose is found exclusively
in Cyhalloi, on the island of Guldor.
In’ilá is an evergreen shrub, closely related to the
cloewen tree. Like its wild
Quallian relative, this is a sparse,
straggly, shrub, though this sub-species has a climbing habit, often found
wound around the trunks of other trees and through branches. The
In’ilá emanates from a trunk, that grows
to no more than 2 palmspans
in height. From this low level, the In’ilá sprouts long flexible branches that
look rather more like vines than branches.
Preparation. The berries are washed and ingested
Effects. A few berries have a mild laxative effect.
In large quantities, used to flush system of toxins.
Lore of Usage. The
In’ilá berries, tasting slightly of fish,
have a laxative effect, encouraging the
bilious constituent to purge toxins from the body.
may be found in warm southerly forests as a tree parasite, wound around trunks
or branches of other trees.
Overview. The flowering and useful fruit-bearing
Nightshade Bush may be found in
chalky soils throughout southern Sarvonia.
The bush consists of a purple stem, 3 to 5
fores high, putting out
deep green leaves and light violet bell-shaped flowers which hang downward. The
flowers produce berries which start out light green, then change colour to
shiny black when they ripen.
Caution should be exercised when handling
Nightshade, since even minute amounts ingested or absorbed through small
breaks in the skin may lead to accidental poisoning. This appears as complete
loss of voice, dilated pupils, excitement and delirium, blindness, facial
flushing, leading thence to heart palpitations and stupor, giving way to death
within minutes to days. The best known treatment is to induce vomitting as soon
as possible, such as with a large glass of warm vinegar or mustard and
water, followed by a dose of
arv seeds and
cha, then keep the victim very
warm and on strict bedrest for a week.
Preparation. The tincture of
Nightshade may be ingested or
inserted just under the skin through a small cut, acting as an antidote to
Foolsbed dew intoxication.
Nightshade elixir is used for many
ailments of the airways. It staves off excessive secretions and allays swelling
from the sweating disease and other exhausting diseases. In spasmodic
strangling disease, it may
assist breathing and open congested passages.
Tonic of Nightshade is prepared from
distillate of the root, and may prevent collapse of the
sanguine constituent as seen with fluxes
and wasting diseases.
Effects. Cure for eye infection, cough and other
respiratory infection, and toothache.
Lore of Usage. In
Styrásh, this plant is called
"Ythrecín Cár'tuulén-aváth" ("black beauty of death").
Elven lore holds that this bush resulted from
Coór poisoning a creation of
Avá’s Dream, though the poison turned out to
be the remedy of which She had originally dreamt. Dark
elven priestesses of
Queprur imbibe a fermented infusion of
pulverized Hotvale root steeped with
kellian petals before worship or
invocation of her name. More routinely, ladies seeking to call attention to
their eyes, hoping to enhance their natural beauty, will drop a few drops of
the philter into their eyes to dilate their pupils, thus "brightening" their
Though nightshade has myriad effects throughout the body, it is likely that it
works by reinforcing the phlegm, making one stalwart against collapse of the
airways or the blood and preventing angst and woe from overwhelming the body.
Nightshade is found in mineral-rich
soils in southern Sarvonia, the
Tandala Highlands, along the low
foothills of the Caeytharin Mountains, the High and Low Fores, and in patches
of densely-overgrown areas surrounding the
Thaelon Forest. It is cultivated mostly by herbalists and monks, but also
by enterprising farmers in Onved.
Overview. Also known as Már'miés'efér in
Styrash, this lovely waterplant
with its white petals grows just on the surface of sweet
water rivers and lakes, and a variant plant
grows in the seas as well. It produces fruits known as Starberries. Huge
patches are found on the open sea, looking like an island from afar when
flowering. The Waterstar is dedicated to the
Goddess of Water, Baveras, and seen as her favourite flower. A few medical
usages, all connected with the water in some
way, is reason for the other name it is known for, "Baveras' Gift". In rare
cases it can be mistaken from a distance for the
Preparation. The leaves are most efficacious when
eaten raw, but are also effective if dried, steeped to make tea, pressed into
juice, or dried and pulverized.
Effects. Salad removes any poisonous substances
out of the body, and is a laxative.
Usage. Born out of Grothar’s
love for Baveras, putting forth
blossoms crafted by Jeyriall,
these flowers are the products of love for an untamable spirit.
Baveras gave these flowers
healing properties to exclaim her joy to all the world. To those who
consume the berries, Baveras
grants them strength of spirit, making the excreta course faster and
pass any ill waters easily from the
Waterstar flower is found in
rivers, lakes and open water around