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Fantasy Plant: Hexgrass

This tall-bladed grass grows in vast swaths of magical plains where it is found at all. In addition to rain and sun and soil, magic is a vital part of the plant’s ecosystem. Those walking through the waist-high grass will … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Salvinid

Salvinids dwell in only the largest freshwater bodies, at least 30 feet deep, where they are sometimes mistaken for small islands in the lake. On closer inspection, they are seen to be enormous floating plants. They do not attack except … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Burglar Bush

This bush is inspired by a plant that snagged a friend’s knife from his belt during a hike. We’re still not sure how it it did it, but the knife fell right to the ground. These plants lay in wait … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Clinging Glow

A Clinging Glow is really a cloud of unusually predatory plankton. While many ocean creatures have learned to sense its draining presence and avoid it, it still obtains plenty of prey and can prove deadly to creatures that don’t belong … Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Herder

Herders are solitary fey, though it is rumored that on rare occasions they gather to engage in contests of forest tending and tree wrangling. These tournaments are things of myth, but those who do believe in their existence dream of … Continue reading

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Monster Monday-Direbloom

“I hate jungle. It’s like a constant war against interminable forces of vines and plants.” Derek grumbled as he hacked through the underbrush with his machete. “What I wouldn’t give for a real fight right now. Something that swings back.” … Continue reading

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Fantasy Plant: Darkcap

A lovely plant for making dark, dank caves even darker. (On Monday we’ll see a monster that does the danker part.) Darkcaps are distantly related to Livecaps in the “cap” strain, but they are merely plants, having no thoughts and … Continue reading

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Zemail’s Puzzle Trap Door

Earlier today I posted the entrance to Zemail’s shrine. The final obstacle to gain entry to the lower chambers of the shrine was a puzzle door in the floor of the hollowed mighty oak. To notice the hidden trap door … Continue reading

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Fantasy Plant-Dagger Thistle

Here’s a plant with some potentially combative traits in preparation for the Shrine of Zemail on Wednesday. The Dagger Thistle is an especially viciously spiked vine. It is unheard of in regions where civilization has existed for very long. It’s … Continue reading

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Fantasy Plant-Glow Vines

With an upcoming plant-themed dungeon, I’m taking a look at plants in Mind Weave. Glow vines are long, slender, hanging vines of a parasitic nature. They dig their roots into other plants, usually tall trees, and hang down. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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