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Rain Gem

True Name Xelnoir
Frequency Uncommon
Quantity 1d6
Locale Eastern jungles of Qeshir
Form Flower

Physical Description

The rain gem is considered intoxicatingly beautiful by most civilized races. This large flower is bright pink and consists of dozens of tear drop shaped ruffled petals arranged in an overlapping spiral formation. Each petal has a vibrant blue slash of color at its heart. The rain gem is about twenty centimeters in diameter.

Physical Properties

The pollen of this flower is a mild hallucinogen. In addition to hallucinations, the victim will suffer muscular cramps and muscle weakness. The pollen can be extracted and concentrated into a pink gas by an alchemical procedure. The resulting gas, if inhaled, places the victim into a euphoric, hallucinagenic state while the victim will twitch uncontrollably. This gas is known as "twitch gas" in underworld criminal circles. The gas has a tendency to spread quickly in an area, but then linger in the air. It is an effective weapon to render an entire group unconscious in seconds. It is sometimes purchased and used by thieves to take out a group of guards. The manufacture of this gas is difficult and it is an expensive weapon. The gas, however, once produced, will never lose its potency.

Geographic Distribution and Habitat

The rain gem flower is native to the Darijun Jungle.

Notes

The rain gem gets its name from its affinity for storms. The flower often is only half open and its color seems muted. However, after a storm or period of rain, the flower opens fully and its colors are exceptionally bright. The pollen is also more potent after a storm.

Tolerance: It is not possible to develop a tolerance for rain gem pollen.

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