Vela'tohr plant

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A plant native to forests in Forfedhdar. The plants there are blighted by an unholy force which transforms them into undead. Denizelva donated a healthy plant to the Crossing Temple shortly after her arrival there.

From when you ASK Nadigo ABOUT Vela'tohr:

Nadigo smiles and says, "Ah yes, the vela'tohr. Sentient plants. They're all around us here. The Modien of the guild sent a team of Empath researchers out here to study them. Wonderful creatures. When they first sprout, they are empathic, like all creatures. Even afterward, though, the adults are quite remarkable. Unfortunately, the ones around here are all tainted by dark magic or maybe Necromancy. The Guild's leadership hoped that some specimens might be freed from the blight."

Nadigo pauses for a moment, gazing out into the woods. He continues, "It's a bit tricky to sum up. Many decades of research and striving condensed into just so many words. The head researcher was named Salvur Siksa, sent out here some decades ago. He studied these plants for many, many years. He was close to a breakthrough when he was asked to take over as Guildleader in Zoluren, but K'Eksharo took his notes and managed to fit in the last few pieces of the puzzle. The plants, you see, require a benevolent presence to sprout. They had been trying for years to get the poor infant plants to grow, but they never thrived. It requires someone with Empathy, or at least more than a theoretical understanding of Empathy. The plants, in the presence of such a person, are able to bond with him or her, and can then sprout, grow and thrive, able to fight off the blight that plagues the rest of the creatures here."

Nadigo laughs ruefully, "Well, that's close to the way of it anyway. The whole process has the side effect of greatly bolstering an Empath's sensitivity to life essences, if such a one has done something to harm his Empathy, or even extinguished it entirely. It's a bit more complicated than that, in truth, but you don't really need to know all the nitty gritty details unless you're planning on fostering a seed."

Locations

There are a number of healthy plants that can be found in various provinces.

Location Detailed Directions Notes
Crossing Temple From the Temple gate, go N, W, NW, W, N, NW, NE
Crossing Empath Guild Just inside the door
Forfedhdar Adder's Coil NW section of the Writhing maiden's tress hunting area
Forfedhdar Vela'tohr Overlook Up the ridge, NE, NW, NW, N, NW, climb trail from the Blighted Tangle (dryad/nyad hunting area)

Description

The vela'tohr plant is a large, stalky bush about the size of a Halfling. Its thick stem supports a large head type appendage wrapped in giant dark-green leaves. Sprouting from the sides of the thick stem are dozens of long thin tendrils which are coiled about its base stalk. The plant appears to be in a closed off dormant state currently.

The vela'tohr plant is a large, stalky bush about the size of a Halfling. Its thick stem supports a large head type appendage wrapped in giant dark-green leaves. Sprouting from the sides of the thick stem are dozens of long thin tendrils which are rooting about the area, apparently in search of something. Giant dark green leaves yawn open from the base of the stalk, revealing a luminous translucent golden heart surrounded by a myriad of tiny flower buds.

The vela'tohr plant is a large, stalky bush about the size of a Halfling. Its thick stem supports a large head type appendage wrapped in giant dark-green leaves. Sprouting from the sides of the thick stem are dozens of long thin tendrils which are coiled about its base stalk. Giant dark green leaves yawn open from the base of the stalk, revealing a luminous translucent golden heart surrounded by <COLOR> flowers with <ALT COLOR> swirls. The flowers are currently beginning to bloom.

The vela'tohr plant is a large, stalky bush about the size of a Halfling. Its thick stem supports a large head type appendage wrapped in giant dark-green leaves. Sprouting from the sides of the thick stem are dozens of long thin tendrils which are wavering lazily about in the air. Giant dark green leaves yawn open from the base of the stalk, revealing a luminous translucent golden heart surrounded by deep <COLOR> flowers with <ALT COLOR> swirls. The flowers are currently yawning half-open.

The vela'tohr plant is a large, stalky bush about the size of a Halfling. Its thick stem supports a large head type appendage wrapped in giant dark-green leaves. Sprouting from the sides of the thick stem are dozens of long thin tendrils which are wavering lazily about in the air. Giant dark green leaves yawn open from the base of the stalk, revealing a luminous translucent golden heart surrounded by faint <COLOR> flowers. The flowers are currently fully in bloom.

The vela'tohr plant is a large, stalky bush about the size of a Halfling. Its thick stem supports a large head type appendage wrapped in giant dark-green leaves. Sprouting from the sides of the thick stem are dozens of long thin tendrils which are wavering lazily about in the air. Giant dark green leaves yawn open from the base of the stalk, revealing a luminous translucent golden heart surrounded by faint <COLOR> flowers. The flowers are currently folding half-closed.

Flowers

The Vela'tohr flower‎ is described as having tulip-shaped petals that can open and close wide or small, and coming in many colors and sizes. It has small stamens and holds a fair amount of nectar.

Interactions

You gently run your hand over the vela'tohr plant's closed leafy pod.
The vela'tohr plant stirs slightly for a short moment, then grows dormant once more.
You warily reach out to touch the globe-like heart of the vela'tohr plant, ready to yank your hand back in case anything happens...
The dark green leaves and tendrils of the plant sway about gently at your touch.
(empath) You lay your hand gently alongside the leafy head of the vela'tohr plant.
The leaves of the vela'tohr plant begin to peel back revealing the softly glowing golden heart within. It hisses in a pleased manner at your empathic touch.
Roundtime: 20 seconds
(empath) You cautiously place a hand atop the globe-like heart of the vela'tohr plant.
The translucent golden orb hums with a slightly-hissing yet pleasant tune at your empathic touch, brilliant motes of golden light flashing beneath its surface.
Roundtime: 10 seconds
You gently pat the giant leaves folded over the vela'tohr plant's head.
The vela'tohr plant hisses in a relaxed manner, stirring slightly in its slumber.
You gently pat the translucent golden heart of the vela'tohr plant.
The giant dark green leaves of the vela'tohr plant flutter happily as the heart begins to engender a soft golden glow.
(empath/ranger) You reach out and lay your hands upon the vela'tohr plant's stalk, closing your eyes in concentration.
You sense what could be a faint aura of Life energy clinging to the vela'tohr plant. Your senses seem clouded though, perhaps by some other type of energy.
Roundtime: 10 seconds
(Empath, more skilled?)You reach out and lay your hands upon the vela'tohr plant's stalk, closing your eyes in concentration.
A sense of great despair is laden upon the spirit of the creature. A severe hissing noise overcomes your senses, much like the plant itself often emits -- this, however, sounds more like a grove with thousands of them. A feeling of loneliness seems to emanate from the plant-beast, although tinged with some relief.
Your senses continue to reach further -- through the plant and to the place of its origin. The hissing noise falls silent, as if the creatures have suddenly ceased to exist. You feel a tinge of conflicting Unlife energy wash through your bones, quickly wrenching your hands free from the plant.
(cleric) You reach out and lay your hands upon the vela'tohr plant's stalk, closing your eyes in concentration.
You strain to focus your senses inward upon the vela'tohr plant, drawing at its very center for information. You manage to touch upon the faintest trace of some indiscernible energy before your concentration snaps and your consciousness rejoins the world once more.
Roundtime: 15 seconds
(advanced cleric)You reach out and lay your hands upon the vela'tohr plant's stalk, closing your eyes in concentration.
A vision suddenly takes hold of your consciousness, depicting a vast expanse of forest lying at the foot of a giant mountain crowned by an ominous-looking temple.
A horrid shriek suddenly floods your ears, shattering into your mind like a piercing blade and dispersing the vision before you. You grasp your head and slump to the ground in pain! <stunned>
The image of a Dwarven priest, clad in platemail and bedecked with symbols of Kertigen wavers in the air above you. A forlorn look crosses his face and he disappears as suddenly as he had materialized, a chilling wind rushing over your dazed person.
You manage to regain hold of your senses, although your ears still ring with the incessant cacophony of a banshee's wail. <stun ended>
The vicious ringing continues to plague your senses! (7x)
The constant ringing in your ears finally ceases. Ahh, blessed silence!
(Moon Mage) You reach out and lay your hands upon the vela'tohr plant's stalk, closing your eyes in concentration.
A strange tingling meets your hands as you focus your magical senses upon the vela'tohr plant. You shiver slightly as a faint flicker of Life energy runs through your bones.
Roundtime: 30 seconds
(other guilds) You reach out and lay your hands upon the vela'tohr plant's stalk, closing your eyes in concentration.
You sense nothing but the faintest trace of energy clinging to the vela'tohr plant. You soon give way to frustration and open your eyes.
Roundtime: 20 seconds
(cleric) You sense a vague trace of energy exuding from the vela'tohr plant, but you are unable to discern whether it is magical or not.
Roundtime: 10 seconds
(advanced cleric)You perceive a faint trace of Life energy clinging to the vela'tohr plant, but sense the odd being has some sort of Holy significance as well.
Roundtime: 15 seconds
(empath, ranger) You perceive a faint aura of Life energy exuding from the large plant creature. It does not seem to be a strong magical entity, but its properties would suggest that it is more than a simple, mundane weed.
Roundtime: 10 seconds
(Moonmage) You sense the faintest trace of Life energy clinging to the vela'tohr plant.
Roundtime: 10 seconds
(Bard)You sense the faintest trace of Life energy clinging to the vela'tohr plant.
Roundtime: 20 seconds
One of the vela'tohr plant's tendrils animates suddenly and swats your hand away before you can get a good rough poke in.
Roundtime: 10 seconds
The vela'tohr plant suddenly jerks back as you move to harm it, lashing its stringy tendrils out to entangle you, dragging you to the ground!
The vela'tohr plant's tendrils uncoil from around your body, leaving you in a lumpy heap on the ground.
You stealthily edge toward the vela'tohr plant and give one of its tendrils a rough, malicious tweak!
Roundtime: 5 seconds
The tendrils of the vela'tohr plant suddenly spring to life and streak toward you! They coil themselves around your body and lift you off the ground as you struggle to free yourself.
<WEBBED>
The tendrils of the vela'tohr plant spin you around as they hold you aloft in the air. You're starting to get a little dizzy!
The vela'tohr plant suddenly flings you southwest!
[Temple Grounds, Courtyard]
The cobblestone path comes to a fork here, flanking a large shade tree to the east that grows amidst a lush garden of brilliant floral blooms in a veritable rainbow of color. This garden has been well-tended by the temple groundskeepers, the carefully pruned bushes and healthy vibrant flowers being no accident of nature. You also see a whitewashed wicker bench resting beneath the large shade tree.
Obvious paths: northeast, southeast, west.
You crumple to the ground in a dazed heap!
<STUNNED>
You shake your head vigorously and regain your senses, though you're still rather sore.
  • KICK: The vela'tohr plant suddenly jerks back as you move to harm it, lashing its stringy tendrils out to entangle you, dragging you to the ground!
<IMMOBILE>
The vela'tohr plant's tendrils uncoil from around your body, leaving you in a lumpy heap on the ground.
  • TICKLE: You lightly tickle the stalk of the vela'tohr plant.
An errant tendril of the vela'tohr plant suddenly springs to life, streaking straight toward your ribs to tickle you silly!
You collapse in a hysterical heap upon the ground, unable to contain your laughter!
<IMMOBILE>
You roll around on the ground, howling hysterically as the vela'tohr plant's errant tendril tickles you!
Finally the tendril ceases its jolly assault, returning to the others and leaving you in a panting heap upon the ground.

Closed Interactions

You boldly work your fingers in between the stalk of the vela'tohr plant and the tendrils coiled tightly about it, trying to pull them loose. After several moments of fruitless struggling without budging the iron-like bars of fleshy green plant, you give up.
Roundtime: 10 seconds

Open Interactions

You lightly pet the loose tendrils of the vela'tohr plant.
The tendrils wiggle and squirm about happily at your touch.

Atmospheric Messaging

  • A red-bellied shrike flutters into view, landing atop the closed pod-like head of the vela'tohr plant.
After several moments of carefully preening its feathers, the small bird flits off once more into the night sky.
  • A scruffy badger emerges from a nearby shrub and scampers over near one of the foraging tendrils of the vela'tohr plant. The creeping vines instinctivly withdraw, streaking back to the stalk of the plant where they coil up tightly.
The badger grunts and scampers off, having lost interest.
  • A small army of bright red ants suddenly catches your attention, marching in a perfect narrow line toward one of the small coiled vine bundles. When at last they finally reach it they swarm to cover it fully, as if a fire were raging over its bright green surface.
The tendril bundle uncoils rapidly at the onslaught, shaking back and forth to rid itself of the fiery pests. Soon it lays back down upon the ground to recoil and return to its basking.
  • With fluid, graceful movements the thin tendril vines of the vela'tohr plant swirl about in a wavering dance beneath the gentle glow of daylight.
  • With a relaxed hiss-like sigh the tendrils begin to unwind themselves meticulously from about the fleshy green trunk of the vela'tohr plant. They undulate sleepily, waggling in every direction before drooping to the ground in a massive sprawl of long, thin vines.
  • The aimlessly searching tendrils of the vela'tohr plant undulate rhythmically as they hover to and fro above the ground. Eventually they seem to grow weary of whatever they had been pursuing and rise upward, wavering back and forth in the air before you.
  • One of the loose tendrils lying about suddenly begins to wiggle about aimlessly. After a few moments of rustling about errantly in the foliage, it settles down and takes on the restful state of its numerous counterparts.
  • One of the tendrils lightly whisks by your cheek suddenly, startling you! With a light and airy chortle-like hiss from the translucent golden heart of the creature, the tendrils dance away to another corner of the area.
  • The stringy tendrils of the vela'tohr plant begin to coil themselves neatly into several small bundles. With an odd hissing noise which can almost be mistaken for a relaxed sigh, the tendrils finish and lay quietly at rest.
  • The giant leaves of the vela'tohr plant waver back and forth lazily, as if beckoning the tendrils to return. They quickly cease their swirling about in the air and coil themselves about the thick stalk of the plant.
  • The thick green stalk of the vela'tohr plant sways back and forth in a bored fashion. A listless hiss-like sigh emanates from the translucent golden heart.
  • The giant dark green leaves sweeping outward from the vela'tohr plant waver lightly as a breeze floats past.
  • The stringy green vines branching outward from the vela'tohr plant waver lazily about in the air, basking happily in the daylight.
  • The liquid dance of the vela'tohr plant's tendrils begins to slow and the vines begin to droop sleepily. Soon it gives up the fight against fatigue and allows its tendrils to drift loose to the ground to relax.
  • The vela'tohr plant emits a hissing sigh-like noise as it finds its vine like arms now tangled in a horrid mess.
With a delicate rolling motion, the strands of vine begin to unravel themselves from each other. After several moments of careful writhing, the tendrils manage to liberate themselves. They coil up tightly in numerous tight bundles upon the ground for a well-deserved rest.
  • One of the stringy tendrils belonging to the vela'tohr plant begins to stir, soon followed by its brethren. They begin to scour the area with vigilance, searching perhaps for a pool of water from which to drink.
  • With slow, careful movements the vela'tohr plant lowers its wandering tendrils to the ground, each seeming to move of its own volition off in some random direction as they begin foraging over the area with naught but their touch to guide them.
  • The spindly green arms of the vela'tohr plant stretch out to their furthest limits in search of something that you cannot begin to venture a guess at.
  • A single tendril uncoils from the others that are wrapped about the base stalk of the vela'tohr plant, foraging about aimlessly for a short while before returning to rest.
  • With a sense of great purpose, the tendrils coiled about the base of the vela'tohr plant's stalk unwind meticulously and efficiently and begin to search about the area.
  • With slow, serene movements the many green vines snaking outward from the vela'tohr plant lower themselves to the ground, pushing away sticks and loose leaves upon the ground as if in search of something.
  • One of the vela'tohr plant's leaves rises like a giant parasol to shade its delicate fleshy heart.
  • The small coiled bundles of vine-like tendrils slowly begin to uncoil as the vela'tohr plant rouses.
  • The vela'tohr plant winds its tendrils even tighter around its base stalk in a protective manner.
  • An errant tendril of the vela'tohr plant lightly brushes up against the golden orb held aloft by the exotic shrub's stalk.
  • The vela'tohr plant suddenly shudders, rapidly unwinding its tendrils from around its base stalk. They begin wavering in the air, searching for any who may pose a threat.
  • A hiss-like sneeze emits from the vela'tohr plant as it suddenly jerks forward, its tendrils falling limp to the ground. It rises back up upon its stalk, although its innumerable appendages remain at rest.
  • A small bluebird flits into view, and gazes bemused at the vela'tohr plant. It descends rapidly, landing squarely atop one of the large bundles of coiled vines. An errant vine suddenly animates from nowhere and flicks at the bird, shooing the pest away with a startled chirp.
  • A curious hummingbird flits into the area, hovering before one of the gently swaying tendrils of the vela'tohr plant. It circles the vine, examining all sides of the snakelike appendage before swiftly shooting off, presumably to find a productive place to procure nectar.
  • A large bumble bee lands on one of the loose stringy tendrils belonging to the vela'tohr plant that are strewn about the area. With an annoyed hiss, the tendril flicks upward, tossing the pest into a rather startled and frenzied flight.
  • A small bee buzzes about the budding current color flowers of the vela'tohr plant for a moment before flying off once more.
  • A dark-green leaf of the vela'tohr plant suddenly begins to shake angrily.
The caterpillar is flung to the ground by the violent tremor!
The caterpillar rights itself and begins squirming away sulkily, its pride seemingly bruised by being beaten by its own dinner.
The caterpillar finally squirms out of view, amidst the tall blades of grass.
  • A small green caterpillar inches over the inner body of the vela'tohr plant, crawling in a valiant effort over the nearly closed midnight blue flowers and giant dark green leaves.
  • A bright monarch butterfly flutters over to land atop one of the half-closed current color flowers within the vela'tohr plant. Within a few moments it seems to grow tired of its perch and floats off on a gentle breeze to a new destination.
  • A large iridescent blue butterfly glides into view, landing in the center of one of the vela'tohr plant's fully blooming current color flowers. Its wings twitch slightly as it just sits and relaxes for a few moments. Soon it flutters back into the air, gliding into the distance with grace.
  • The giant dark-green leaves of the vela'tohr plant waft outward in a lazy lilting motion, creating a light refreshing breeze that washes over you.
The leaves of the vela'tohr plant cease their fanning motion, the breeze dying down as they droop to rest.
  • The base stalk of the vela'tohr plant suddenly jerks back, as if startled. Its tendrils rise rapidly into the air, swirling about in a blurry green shield before it. Before long, the tendrils are simply tangled with each other!
The vela'tohr plant hisses in frustration!
With blinding speed, the tangled tendrils of the vela'tohr plant spin and whirl, caught in some bizarre, rapid dance. When the blurs of flashing green subside, its tendrils seem to have managed to unwind themselves from their own clutches. They slowly drift downward to the ground, hovering about in search of a cooling refreshment after such an ordeal.
  • The giant leaves of the vela'tohr plant slowly fold upwards to wrap around its base, concealing its inner body as it grows dormant for the night.
  • A thick swarm of locusts descends upon the area, swirling about the amber-colored heart of the vela'tohr plant.
The vela'tohr plant's leaves quickly close up in defense, shielding its delicate insides from the invasion of pests.
The locusts buzz menacingly about the tightly-closed vela'tohr plant, attempting to penetrate its leafy shield.
The thick swarm of voracious insects are swirling about the poor vela'tohr plant, its leaves closed tightly over its heart to protect itself.
The locusts continue their assault on the vela'tohr plant, attempting to break through its sturdy leafy armor and into the soft, golden heart material.
The swirling swarm of malicious locusts finally gives up on its prey, buzzing angrily away.
With the threat having passed on, the vela'tohr plant's leaves begin to unfurl, revealing the inner body of the plant once more. A relieved hiss-like sigh resonates from heart of the odd creature.

Flowers

Will rarely drop flowers and even more rarely create nectar on the ground. There are a vast number of possible flower colors/scent combination.

The color of the flower dropped is the current color of the flowers of the plant (and they change somewhat often, every new flower cycle and randomly).

Random color change: The (old color) petals of the vela'tohr plant's flowers begin to fade to a dull, chalky white for a moment. The fully blooming flowers soon begin to regain their color, this time becoming (new color).

Additional general information about the flowers, along with a list of items that have representations of the flowers on them, can be found here.

Bloom Cycle

  • The tiny flower buds surrounding the glowing golden heart of the vela'tohr plant begin to rise upward, their tight covers beginning to push outward revealing current color petals.
  • The current color petals of the vela'tohr plant's flowers continue to stretch outward, yawning half open to greet the day.
  • The half-open current color petals of the vela'tohr plant's flowers flutter lightly in the breeze.
  • The half-open current color petals of the vela'tohr plant's flowers flutter lightly in the breeze. (it does it twice)
  • The vela'tohr plant's delicate current color petals stretch open fully, greeting the day.
  • The globe-like heart of the vela'tohr plant lets off a soft golden glow as its current color flowers begin to open wider, coming into full bloom with faint white streaks.
  • The vela'tohr plant's fully blooming current color flowers shudder slightly as they begin to droop, their petals curling inward ever-so-slightly.
  • The current color flowers sprouting about the translucent golden heart of the vela'tohr plant continue to wane, their petals creeping ever-so-slowly inward.
  • The half-closed current color flowers of the vela'tohr plant begin to droop heavily, their petals slowly swirling inward, almost completely closing before your eyes.
  • The heavily drooping current color flowers of the vela'tohr plant finally fold completely shut, leaving nothing but tight little flower buds scattered about the plant's luminous golden heart.

Colors

  • pale peach
  • pale grey
  • pure white
  • bright orange
  • sickly brown
  • faint violet
  • deep violet
  • dark purple
  • sky blue
  • dusky blue
  • midnight blue
  • wilted black
  • somber black
  • light pink
  • deep pink
  • fiery scarlet
  • blood red
  • subtle yellow
  • sunny yellow
  • shiny silver

Scents

Vela'tohr flowers of the same color scheme may have different smells attached to them.

  • a scent that speaks to your mind of death and the musty confines of a freshly opened crypt
  • a scent reminiscent of rain-soaked soil and lightning-struck breezes on a stormy, moonless night
  • a fresh pine fragrance that calls up memories of walking through a forest on a crisp cold mornin.
  • a rich warmth spreads over you, like sun rising over a mountain on a summer morn.
  • a scent that is a mixture of lilacs and the air after a spring rain.
  • a pungent aroma that makes you want to sneeze.
  • a wild, sun-drenched fragrance.
  • a slightly sweet, dusty smell.
  • a lovely, subtle fragrance.
  • a delicate, herbal scent.
  • a fresh, clean fragrance
  • a sweet, fresh fragrance.
  • a delicately sweet fragrance.
  • a strong, but sweet, musky scent.
  • a sweet, spicy fragrance.
  • a wonderfully redolent perfume.
  • an intensely sweet floral fragrance.
  • a very faint fresh floral scent
  • a faded floral fragrance.
  • a balmy, sweet smell.
  • a heady, sweet scent.
  • a heady, perfumed aroma.
  • a slightly astringent scent.
  • a spicy, nose-tickling fragrance.
  • a faintly grassy scent.
  • The petals tickle your nose.
  • It hasn't much of a fragrance.

Nectar

  • The following message signals that nectar has formed:
  • A narrow trickle of golden dew drips down the stalk of the vela'tohr plant to form a small puddle in a detached dark-green leaf that lies upon the ground.

Items

ItemSource isRare item
Array of wavy windsteel hairpins surmounted by spun rainbow vela'tohr flowersFashionable Panda (2)true
Black onyx pin inlaid with gold and platinum blossomsTavern Troupe Performing Order gifts and prizestrue
Cambrinth vela'tohr flower with sapphire-swirled petalsNatural Magic (1)true
Chic floral print headscarf cut from spring green roseclothMercurial Magetrue
Clerical collar set with a vela'tohr-silver tabSister Seendra's Salvation Stationtrue
Creeping vela'tohr vine earcuffDrathrok's Assemblage (2)Drathrok's Assemblage (3)Drathrok's Assemblage (4)Drathrok's Assemblage (5)true
Engraved steel wrist knife inlaid with a platinum medallionTavern Troupe Performing Order gifts and prizestrue
Indigo cloak with sunny yellow vela'tohr flowers embroidered on one sideHollow Eve 421 Raffle Centertrue
Item:Cambrinth vela'tohr flower with sapphire-swirled petalsNatural Magic (1)true
Item:Polished orichalcum flute adorned with an elaborate spiral etchingtrue
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