is a striking lily in shades of pink and purple which grows in shallow
water throughout shaded, warm areas of
water lilies grow on knee-high (to an elf) slim
hollow stems. Two or three long lance-shaped leaves spring from the base of the
stem, just below
level. The stalks and foliage range from a pale
grayish-green to a dark olive shade. In spring the stems emerge from the
with the bulbous top protected by a grey sheath or
husk. As the bud forms, the husk slowly splits and peels back to reveal the
vivid young flower.
The Aomár (plural Aomár
as well) is an alga or seaweed plant that grows in many freshwater lakes
and ponds throughout Sarvonia. It
usually appears as a bluish-green clump clinging to rocks or walls in its
habitat. Though it has no use to humans,
this water plant is a vital part of the eco-system as countless
fish, crabs, and other water animals ingest this
alga as part of their main diet. However, many people find it to be a
nuisance because once it enters a source of stagnant, fresh water, it is
extremely difficult to get rid of.
Bloodweed has been the savior of many high-placed persons in
Santharia, being a way to detect the lethal
poison. Although not very commonly found, the plant is domesticated at several courts, so there won’t be a shortage of it.
Long green up to three peds tall
reed like plant which grows in brackish to salty water near the beach,
f.e. in the inner Herrings Bay near the beach, seaming the water edge, not
allowing access to the water easily. When cut and processed it can be used
to make mats out of it which last longer than the one out of the
alth‘ho grass. Process further on it is the base
for a very durable cloth. Often used by the
(also known as "Pariya's Net"s, "Mermaria's Grace") is a brightly hued sea weed,
native to the shores and seas of the continent of Aeruillin, making its home
never farther than 10 peds from shore. These slimy plants are home to many of
Aeruillin's sea-creatures and provide food, clothing and other goods to the
people of this vast land.
A rare and
valuable plant, the Gunthreed is a fairly large inhabitant of
Nybelmarian riverbanks. It can grow to over
two peds tall, and develop
quite some mass. Prized for its medical applications, most noteworthy of these
being the ability to soothe the mothers' pain at childbirth, the Gunthreed is at
many places cultivated by the local inhabitants.
Krakenweed is a weed
that grows in still rivers, lakes and swamps, but not in the sea or highly salt
water. It feasts on the dissolved
parts of decayed fish it has caught. Krakenweed catches
the fish by paralyzing and killing it with the poison it has in the bulbs on the
longer tentacles. When the fish is dead, it is drawn into a net of the smaller
tentacles. The poison of the Krakenweed is lethal for any kind
of living beings and is often used by assassins of the
Templars of the Black
Lémertía, more commonly known as "Water Vine" (also sometimes refered
to as "Mer-hair"), can be found in most freshwater
rivers throughout Sarvonia and even in
parts of Nybelmar and some islands. The
plant itself is usually a green or chartreuse shade, and grows in thin strands,
like pieces of slimy hair. The Lémertía is part of the diet of many water
creatures, including rivermaids, fish and insects, as well as some
Lifereed (also "Life
Reed" or "Mullog-Reed") is one of the most important plants for the
They use it to construct their humble huts and shacks, cut blowpipes and whistles
from it and store the fruits for a food source for the winter. Lifereed is a common
reed, that abundantly grows in rivers, swamps and lakes.
Mullogs excel at finding
the strongest and healthiest specimens to use.
Pondpad is a well-known plant that grows mostly in slow-moving streams and
waterways. Most recognize the plant by the circular pad that floats on top of
the water. While generally these are quite
small, between a palmspan to a fore, there are some rare varieties discovered to
be up to three peds in diameter.
Reed, as it is known to the Blue Druids,
or "Puér’echalonuá" (Styrásh lit.
“Salt Wood-Grass") is a variety of reed that grows in great numbers and creates
a barrier at the mouth of the Liben river. This rare plant possesses the unique
ability to filter the majority of salt out of saltwater bay as it flows into the
river. As a result, the Liben is left fresh and made perfect for use as drinking
water for the
Injerín elves and the
Kuglimz tribes. It is prized by the
Arthryon elves for the salt that it
collects, as they use this in their cooking, and also trade it to other tribes
for an abundant profit.
If one was
to explore the reefs around the
Scattersand Shoals, they would be almost guaranteed to see the tiny
jewel-like Sapphire Anemone. A strange looking water plant, the Sapphire anemone
is many shades of glittering blue, with dozens of tentacle-like appendages,
rather than petals or leaves, which sway and dance with the current. As
incredibly beautiful as they are, the most extraordinary thing to have been
discovered about the Sapphire Anemone is not their appearance, but that, unlike
most plants, it is not stationary. Various euxperi have shown that it can move
from place to place as it wishes, making it one of the most intriguing plants to
have been discovered to date.
the canopy-shaded ponds and lakes in the forests of mid-Sarvonia,
the Shadow Lily (Styrásh "Aylás'maerín" or "Reflection Lily") has blossomed into
the myth and superstition of many tribes and cultures. It gains its name not
from its habitat in the twilight dimness of wooded
waters, nor from the colour of its delicate
petals, which rarely show in any hue but pure white; rather, its name comes from
the peculiarity of its reflection in the waters,
for instead of mirroring lovely white, the waters
always reflect a flower of pure black.
The Tyrscaru, or Sea-lily,
is a plant that grows and floats in colder waters. This plant is extremely important
to the human tribe of the Kasumarii
of Cyhalloi, as it was the first poison-producer of which they mastered
the use. The Tyrscaru appears above water as several
white blossoms surrounded by leaves and green air bladders, with strands of the
plant reaching down into the water. The bladders, when crushed, release a green
cloud of what appears to be dye. This substance is actually a dangerous poison,
which can sink through the skin, into the bloodstream, and from there works its
way into the nervous system, causing (from small to large dosages) from a mild
slowing of reflexes to paralysis to death.
Waterleaf is a common waterplant of Southern
Sarvonia with long, floating stalks and short leaves of various greens which
grows in shallow, streaming, fresh water. It
is used for dyeing and is referred to in some circles as the "Dyer's Green".
Another common name for this plant is "Etherus’
Smirk", a reference to the medicinal properties of its stalk, which is an
important ingredient in a remedy for acratia. As the waterleaf is easily
confused with the waterstar - a plant associated
with the Water Goddess Baveras - it is
named "False Waterstar" also.
This lovely waterplant with its
white petals growing just over the surface and small green under water
leaves is very common. It grows in big numbers in sweet water in rivers
and lakes, in a slight variation in saltwater as well. Very 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 tyrscaru.
From its berries, called Waterstar Berries or short Starberries, a very
delicate, healthy, but expensive fruit paste is made.
(pronounced "YALM"), also known as Thatch Reed or the Common Water Reed, grows
in swamps, coastal wetlands, and marshes across
Sarvonia. It provides shelter for waterbirds and insects, cleanses the
water, and is commonly used by humans for