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« on: 19 April 2008, 07:09:28 »

HI there Santharians, this is my new entry and as i was Alohar (but now im back with a more mature and respectfull attitude), i decided do reformated the Alur, a poisonous plant of the Silvermarshes. Here it goes then.

(Thanks to Miraran Therudien for his reformatting)

Categorization: Misc./Others

Overview:
The Alur is a small plant with a spherical shape. Its is dark and has light green stripes on it, and itís mainly found in the Silvermarshes and to a lesser degree in other swampy areas across South Sarvonia. It needs wet, muddy soil and thrives in regions with much rain. One of the most remarkable attributes of the Alur is that it is not permanently attached to the soil. It goes through the marches wherever wind and water take it, small, short roots sucking all the nutrients of the wet soil with some roots. The Mullogs use them to make a aceed so strong that it even burns Mullogs skin. They use the Alur aceed to fish and to kill bigger animals. Itís aceed is also used in some places by assassins.

Description
As stated before, the Alur is a small plant of about sixteen nailsbreath wide with a globular shape. Its appearance is quite simple indeed but the internal surface is quite complex. The aceed it produces is made by the aceed glands that are placed on the inside of it's hollow body. It has a few little roots stubs on the inside of the sphere that, through a peculiar small hole its base, develop some small dark roots which infiltrate in the soft soil and rapidily take in as many nutrients and water as it needs it out. These dark roots drie and fall out when the plant is not in need for more nutrients or water.
The Alur is all black save for six to eigth irregular gnastheen stripes on it, providing a camouflaging effect in the muddy swamps. Itís ďskinĒ is very thin making the Alur easilly squished, but when damaged a green liquid will come out severely burning any skin or flesh it comes into contact with. This green liquid is the powerfull aceed of the Alur, possibly the most dangerous of all natural aceeds. When it touches any natural material it burns and dissolves large amounts of it immediately. It has proven to be able to 'eat' through a majority of available materials but the Mullogs have discovered that


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 the bark of some plants in the Kami Coppice arenīt damaged by the acid and so does crystal. The Alur only flourishes in wet, swampy and dirty conditions, like the ones in The Silvermarshes If not the acid will solidify and the its skin will wrinkle and it will look like a rotten apple.
When in need for nutrients the Alur opens a small hole on its top and develops a fleshy stick covered by a fur like tissue. Normally it is a dark brown fur or sometimes white fur. This fur isnīt natural fur and tought it seems it it sinīt. This fur stick is a very bad smelling organ and it smells exactly like a dead animal corpse. The smell and the looking of the dead disgusting and bad smelling stick atractats lots of insects like beetles,flies, mosquitos nad other insects that dwell in the swamps. Then when the stick has some insects on it it segregate a sticky substance (similar to the acid but not corrosive, only sticky) that traps the insects. Then the stick rectrates slowly to the litlle hole and the glued insects disappear in an horrible death in acid.
Territory:
 The Alur can  be founded within The Silvermarshes , normally near dirty water pools or dead trees or corpses. Because it travels with the wind or with the water it doesnít have a permanent location, but if it goes out of any mudy place without wet climate it dies fast.
It can be found in The Silvermarshes and is there from the Alur is better know due to the Mullog uses and lore, but the Alur exists in the following swamps and forests all over Santharia:

ĽDead Man Grotto (were people say that the Alur are the eyes of the Crimson Berseker)
ĽThe Shivering Woods (were itīs said that the Silver Hand used them to do scrifices)
ĽThe Shaded Forest (sometimes the Alur acid is used by the elves there in wood carving)


Usages

Alur is used to make acids by the Mullogs who make Kami Coppice bark maded recipients and they fill them with other plants,mud, blood and Alurīs acid.This mix makes a gum like liquid. Then they cover their spears and arrows with them, so when they throw them to the preys it will melt and dissolve its skin and meat. But in more recent times, assassins from the big cities have come to The Silvermarshes with crystal vials to fill them with Alurīs acid. The Alurīs "skin" is smashed along with the roots to produce a green,slicky and disgusting liquid that is a temporary antidote against the Alurīs acid.[/color]on is used together with mud as a strong reagent for the Earth spelll  Waning (Level VIII). Alchemists search it to make engines work (cleaning dust or some dirt), and it used sometimes disosbruit some pipes filled with garbagge.[/color]
Reproduction:
The Alurīs reprodution is strange and invulgar amongst the plants. It suddently opens its skin gradually and an enormous pink blossoom will emerge from the Alur. The Alur will then fix to the ground with its roots and it will survive for five days waiting for the wind to take the black polen that polinizes other Alurīs blossoms.  When polinized the flower turns gradually at a big rotten aspect dark fruit. The dark fruit is normally eated by some foul Mullog or animal. Then inside the beeings body the fruit will eventually kill him and the Alur seeds will grow feeding of dead beeing dead body.
History and Legends
 The Alur plant is a very known plant in the marshes were it dwells, principally the Mullog. The Mullog tell a very curious story of it, which is fantasious but reflexes what do Mullogs think about the Aur:

Once upon a time there were three brothers: ŕhnÍ, FogarÍ e Nyanu. One of these brothers the only girl in the group,UhnÍ had near her house in The Silvershiire a big tree in the Kami Coppice who produced suculent and gorgeous fruits. UhnÍ was a solitary but every animal wanted to be UhnÍ husband.
A litle snake talking to the other animals said that she will be UhnÍ husband.
When UhnÍ was passing, he said "What a beautiful perfume is in the air!". And the snake siad to the animals "See? She likes me" And the snake was so happy that touched UhnÍ. In those times beeing touched by any animal will pragnant a womem. And was that that apenned to UhnÍ.
But, her brothers didnt want that she become wife of any animal, mullog or plant in the swamps.
Then when UhnÍ apeared to the brothers pragnant they became very furious and they talked, talked for hours to deciide what they will do.
Then the birth day arrived and a beatiful and strong boy. UhnÍ telll him that before we was born she had a beatiful tree somewhere in the Kami Coppice, but his uncles have taken the tree and putted three birds guarding it: The Eagel, The Falcon and The Vulture.
The ltle boy wanted to eat the fruits (that were chesnuts by instance)
One day The Vulture when he was flying above the tree he saw the ashes of a fireplace were the fruits have been cooked. The Vulture flew fast to tell to The Eagle and The Falcon wat the boy did. So in that night when the boy came back The Eagle and The Falcon beak him to death. The mother UhnÍ heard the notice by other animals and went there. When she saw her litle boy dead in the floor, she kneel and died there too, beacuse the sadness she felt was to painfull. The chesnuts the boy was holding trned inyo black litle things (Alurs) who went throught the The Silver marshes swamps.
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