Arctic lichen. Resembles handsize flat grey stone. Stores potable water, strong
scent as of ashes. May be found
growing almost everywhere above the frost line. Water drinkable by humans if
boiled but the scent repels bears, wolves, and most other carnivorous animals.
The Blackmoss is a plant that grows
in moist, forested areas in moderate climates; it is most commonly found
in the northern half of Santharia.
It is coloured a dark greenish brown, with tiny yellow flowers. Its roots,
stalks and flowers contain a pigment, which will become dark black if
mixed with a weak acid. The black liquid is commonly used as cloth dye or
as cheap writing ink.
vibrant, colourful and extremely hazardous. Blazebushel moss grows at a
slow to modest pace in seculded and unused underground areas, and is
native, and exclusive to, the Lower
Fores of Southern Sarvonia. Its
bright orange hue might make it an attractive decorative plant but only a
fool would consider intentionally introducing Blazebushel into their home.
This moss has one extremely volatile property: when disturbed, perhaps
from an errant step or falling debris, it ignites in an explosive
conflagration that consumes the entire blanket of growth, scorching
everything around it. The
Thrumgolzerim who first discovered the peculiar bushy clumps soon
learned to fear the darkest corners of their ancient tunnels. A lesson
learned the difficult way.
The eerie green light given off by Lightmoss is closely
associated with the clandestine and mystical chambers of the Thergerim.
"UrKurr", as it is known in the dwarven
tongue, is a slow-growing subterranean plant native to almost all the
underground spaces of Sarvonia. It
grows naturally in damp spaces and it can be easily cultivated with just a
little watering. It can be gathered
into transparent containers for use as a lantern, as it keeps its glow for
quite some time after being harvested. The
Thergerim often line their tunnels with this moss, cultivating it on
ornate lips and sills of stone. Some Thergerim families have also found
use for Lightmoss as a light source for growing TolKurr wheat, the
resultant bread having a number of interesting and distinct properties.
The Lythien also
known as "Lythie-Loop",
"Lythe-Weave" or "Lythe-Grass"
is Northern Sarvonias most distinctive ground
cover. Lythe-grass is actually a type of edible moss.
Growing over every nailsbreadth
of earth, up to the bases of trees as if
trimmed by scissors, and flowing across hills like molten honey, the Lythien
creates a luxuriously soft surface for walking, a strangely peaceful if barren
landscape, and a nutritious meal for any grazing herbivore.
A light silvery grey moss; highly absorbent,
delicate finger-long strands growing in thick rounded clumps. Has a reflective
sheen to the surface which reflects light in a prismatic sparkle.
When dried thoroughly, the moss is extremely soft and absorbent. Humans living
in its vicinity have long used this moss to line babies’ diapers and women’s
“moon-cloths”, and other sanitary applications. The used moss is dug under
inside the treeline of the forest, and decomposes quickly, enriching the area.
Clumps are sometimes planted along road-edges to reflect the ambient light at
night and aid travellers.
While travelling around
Caelereth one may often encounter Pipe
Moss, as it grows lavishly in the forests inhabited by the
Gnorian Gnomes. The
gnomes make a good profit from this
plant, as they have learned how to age and treat the moss into a product
they call "Pipe Weed" which can be smoked. Pipe Moss therefore is also
often refered to as "Smoking Moss".
Gnomes are the only mass producers of
Pipe Moss; their gnomish fertilizing
techniques let them grow wide-spread, rich patches of this plant. It is
enjoyed by anyone who is able to afford the purchase price, which is on
the average a hefty one Su for a package weighing one scup.
It should be noted here that there is a competition in the smoker's
market, as there is a common desert weed known as Vhin or Smokeweed which
also can be used to fill a pipe. Though Smokeweed can't achieve the same
flavor as the Gnorian Gnomes
produce in their Pipeweed, it is a less expensive product, and many people
who can't afford the moss will buy Vhin instead.
Rockmoss is inedible; it is a heavily silicate growth which can be prepared and
spun into a thin, strong fiber. The resulting rockwool is then used by the
Weavewenders of the community to create the tough, slick fabric which makes up
the basic tunics, pants, skirts, vests, and blouses of the
other above-ground fabrics are commonly traded for to produce softer
smallclothes (underwear) and children's garb. Babies often go naked for several
years, as they are kept in the communal nursery, a moss-lined pit close to the
hearth. Any sanitary indiscretions are quickly absorbed by the Moon-Moss, which
is changed daily (dug under into the gardens to enrich the soil).
Silken Moss, as the name indicates, forms carpets of
soft, silken growth that covers the forest floor. It is most commonly
found in the northern part of the
Sarvonian continent, especially in the dark groves of the Shaded
Forests where it is also known as Wood Carpet.
name ("Walking Moss") of this strange creature gives away the debates over its
nature that scholars have engaged in. Considered an animal by one, but a moss by
the other, it is still not entirely clear where this creature should be
categorized. However, nowadays most scholars tend to agree that the fact this
creature does actually move defines it more as an animal, rather than a plant.
Sou'cald is a bristly moss that grows in dark, aged places like castles,
libraries and other large, dank buildings and homes. The Sou'cald Moss' unique
dark-blue color and living habit allow it to grow unseen and unchecked
throughout its sheltered home; colonies of hundreds of individual Sou'cald can
grow in a small corner or behind a bookcase. The Sou'cald Moss is not poisonous,
but it is unsightly; the only way to ensure that the Sou'cald does not grow is
to keep air circulating.
Moss is a moss growing in Northern
Sarvonia, particularly in the east, growing around the Vindel Mountains and
the open plains and heaths around that area. They are in some areas also called
“Stone Moss” for their growing on stones and even pieces of clay or bits of
gravel - though they shouldn't be confused with the similar sounding
rock moss (rockwool, weavemoss). They tend to take on
a dark gray coloration, often with hints of green near their tips. The Squrim
Moss tends to grow small patches, but may grow close together on the same rock.
(Hérin’més, Styrásh lit.
“Cloud Moss”, or "Grothar’s Beard",
"Hoary Moss") grows deep in the forests of southern Sarvonia, particularly
in the eur'oak trees so ubiquitous in elven
habitats. The plant derives many appellations from its appearance: the
moss itself is a greenish gray and often appears like tufts of clouds
willowing in the wind, or else like a
soft beard draping from the branches of trees. Its tendrils are thin and
wispy, lending it an airy appearance. When the moss dies, its thin
grey-green tendrils whiten. The elves who harvest it often weave the soft
white tendrils into cloth.
been said that nothing in the
Hovel Frond, a dangerous forest just north of the
Tandala Highlands, has been
untouched by the corruption of the
magic, and the Thorn Moss is a strong
argument for the validity of that statement. A fibrous mass of dark
tangles and poisonous thorns, it is thoroughly unnatural in appearance,
one could go so far as to call it nightmarish, and most definitely it's
quite unlike any other known moss. The elves of the
Hovel Frond harvest the
moss for its poison and various alchemical uses.
(also commonly called "Dwarven Wheat") is an edible variety of moss and is
widely used by the Thergerim to make Borwul,
the dwarven "bread". It only grows
underground and needs just a small amount of light and lots of moisture to
survive. The moss is large, thick, and dark green in colour.
A thick green moss. Composed of tightly curled fronds which form a lush, spongy
mass. Likes low-light and high humidity conditions. Grows well under thick pine
and Adlemir copses.
Commonly found in the Quallian forest, near the coast. Ylfferhim elves have
discovered that Xeua’taean has sophorific qualities - in other words, induces
relaxation and sleep. It is unclear exactly how the moss is prepared but the
current theory is that it is dried, burned and inhaled, rather than drunk or
consumed. Humans have not experimented with this theory as of yet.