Plants, sentient, sapient, and other. Yes, we have them. Fortunately, they are rare. At least in my experience. Wyrlde has a large variety of murderous plants, carnivorous flora, and then, of course, the number of plants that are just going to poison, kill, or maim you.

Fungal Foes

Fungi are everywhere and known to be the all-time favorite foodstuffs of Imps. As with most plants, they can be cultivated, a trait that many species engage in. Goblins like them since they too have a large enjoyment of their taste – it is said that the fastest way to distract a horde of goblins is a plate of mushrooms with gravy. As Goblins can eat pretty much anything, even poisonous ones will do.

Of the forms the Imps have bred (and there are many), the Shrieker is the most dangerous and deadly in any of its several forms.

Deadly Plants

Some plants are just plain dangerous.


The greatest horror is the vine which they call “the devil’s snare”, and we’re full of stories of its death-dealing powers. I was able to discover truly little about the nature of the plant, owing to the difficulty of handling it, for its grasp can only be torn away with the loss of skin and even of flesh; but, as near as my friend Dunstan could ascertain, its power of suction is contained in several infinitesimal mouths or little suckers, which, ordinarily closed, open for the reception of food. If the substance is animal, the blood is drawn off and the carcass or refuse then dropped. This does make it easy to avoid, if you can spot the skeletons that the vines tend to cover or catch the scent of death in the air.


These are parasitic vines with purple blossoms known as the “devil’s poppy” that seize and poison animals. Is a potent narcotic. My band once fell asleep passing through a meadow full of the damn things. Lost my dog, Toto, too.

Madagar Tree

The slender delicate palpi, with the fury of starved serpents, quivered a moment over her head, then as if instinct with demoniac intelligence fastened upon her in sudden coils round and round her neck and arms; then while her awful screams and yet more awful laughter rose wildly to be instantly strangled down again into a gurgling moan, the tendrils one after another, like great green serpents, with brutal energy and infernal rapidity, rose, retracted themselves, and wrapped her about in fold after fold, ever tightening with cruel swiftness and savage tenacity of anacondas fastening upon their prey. I still have scars from this damn thing. I won’t say where.


Named for producing a hissing sound and having poisonous “spines” that resemble “many huge serpents in an angry discussion, occasionally darting from side to side as if striking at an imaginary foe” which seize and pierce any creature coming within reach.

Floralia is often found near the home or lair of Flower Hags, who seek to prey on Nymphs and other passers by.

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