THE SHADOW LILY

The Shadow Lily

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Growing in 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. Picture drawn by Bard Judith.