The World Of Khoras - Fauna and Flora - Flora - Subterranean

Creeping Cave Blight

True Name Candaras
Frequency Uncommon
Quantity n/a
Locale Subterranean (sewers and cave entrances)
Form Algae

Physical Description

Creeping cave blight is a green algae that grows in subterranean places where it has access to water and light. As such, it tends to grow in sewers, near cave entrances and similar places. It is easily recognized by its bright green color and distinct sickly sweet odor which is noticeable at a distance. While the greatest concentration of creeping cave blight will be clustered around a cave or sewer entrance, patches of it can be found dozens of meters into a sewer or cave. These patches found deeper underground are always connected by long tendrils to the patch near the entrance.

Physical Properties

Creeping cave blight is mildly poisonous. Consuming even a small amount will result in stomach cramps that last for up to a day.

Magical Properties

None.

Notes

The algae has a tendency to get caught in boots and the feet of animals. It is often tracked in and out of cave entrances, sewer entrances, etc. It is sometimes possible to track a creature to its cave (or perhaps a bandit to a sewer entrance) by following the tiniest smears of green of this algae in their tracks.

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