The Star Of Khoras appears as a large fleshy tan-colored fungus. It has a large central globe and five thick, fleshy petals in a star formation. Overall, the fungus is about 2 to 3 meters in diameter. The globe is about a half meter in diameter. The petals are 6 to 10 cm thick while the walls of the central globe are 3 inches thick. Cradled in the globe is a thick yellow/orange fluid. The fungus has a meaty aroma.
The entire fungus is edible (and tasty) except for the inner fluid which is mildly poisonous. Any mammal which consumes this liquid will be rendered sterile temporarily. (Usually one to four days).
Those with wealth often pay well for refined "Star Drink". (The fluid must be refined to rid it of its unpleasant flavor). Refined Star Drink is difficult to obtain and is usually only sold in the city for exorbitant prices.
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