Blackscour

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Blackscour mushrooms are a rare flora most commonly found growing deep in the earth around swampy pools. Eating any part of the blackscour mushroom subjects the diner to a disease called blackscour taint.[1] This disease can even be contracted by just drinking the water that blackscour mushrooms have grown in.[2] Some races that live underground supposedly cultivate these mushrooms, although why is not currently known[1] as there is currently no known beneficial use for blackscour.[3]

Appearance

Blackscour mushrooms are short and fat, with a black cap covered with small, white spots. The smells that they emit are easily confused with that of a rotting corpse, and tastes bitter.[1]

Known locations

Blackscour most commonly grows underground.[1] An above-ground patch has been found in Darkmoon Vale.[1][2] Rumor is that the kobolds living in the dwarven ruins of Droskar's Crag forced it to the surface.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 216. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike McArtor. (2008). Guide to Darkmoon Vale, p. 26. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-100-8
  3. Jason Bulmahn and F. Wesley Schneider. (2007). Hollow's Last Hope, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC.