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Official Moonflower Documentation

Postby Alcarin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:41 pm

A rare herb found only within the remainders of what was once Greenwood the Great, this plant wilts under direct sunlight, yet grows high upon the branches of ancient hardwood trees. It is a nocturnal plant that blooms only at night, when exposed to direct moonlight, in order to attract the attentions of the black night moths of Mirkwood, which feed upon its nectar and spread its pollen. When in darkness or exposed to harsher light than that of the moon, it refuses to open its bud.

Local herbalists have discovered that the plant is quite effective in remedying some illnesses, and as a general restorative for wounds. On extremely rare occasions, the petals when crushed will release a glimmer of moonlight. Those who listen closely insist that they hear a heartbeat within that light, while others insist they hear the beating of soft wings. These effects are not well understood, and only rarely observed.

OOC: On performing a critical success with a medicine check while using one of these plants, you may, if you desire, roll 1d20. On achieving a 20, you may pose the light and sound effects of the herb. Please remember that this is a rare effect, and not symptomatic of a person's wounds being made less severe through a critical success on a medicine check; that can happen with any medical treatment object.


If you have any further questions, let us know. P.S. for you botanists out there, none of us are botanists, so don't use specialized terminology or my head will ache.
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Re: Official Moonflower Documentation

Postby Frigga » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:46 am

Expanded to add:

Rumour holds that the Wood Elves of Mirkwood brew a cordial that contains moonflowers as at least one of the ingredients, but what if anything else it might contain, or the method of it's production remains as much a mystery as the contents of Dwarven forgefire whisky.

Expensive and rarely gifted or traded to Men, some doubt whether such a supposedly revitalizing and warming tonic actually exists, or if it is simply another of the many fantastic tales and fables so popular to pass about on a cold Rhovanion night.

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