Ceá’llë's Herb

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Ceá’llë's Herb
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Flora
Official Name Ceá’llë's Herb
Common Name Snake-Fern
Classification Herb
Common Use Medical
Origins Daen
Habitat Temperate plains and jungles

Native to the plains and jungle regions of Daen, Ceá’llë's Herb is frequently used by healers and commoners alike to help aid in respiratory issues, but also defeat colds once acquired. The plant was discovered at the dawn of the Allorn Empire, but only centuries later were its uses beyond that of a beautiful addition to topiaries uncovered. It has now spread beyond Daen, and is a common plant across several areas of Aloria where it is used both for commercial and decorative reasons.

History

Ceá’llë's Herb was apparently one of the first plants discovered to be growing in Daendroc when the Allorn Empire pushed north. As a result of this, it was named in honor of Talea's supposed second daughter, though some suggest it was actually named for the leader of the expedition, herself a "spiritual daughter" to Talea given her closeness with the Empress. Regardless of the truth, the plant eventually spread across the Allorn Empire as a decorative object, though its help in respiratory issues remained somewhat obscure given the poor nature of Altalar healthcare. However, after the Empire fell, Ceá’llë's Herb has spread outward, still growing in traditional growing terrain like Daendroc and Ithania but also foreign soils like those in Regalia. It is also common to find Ceá’llë's Herb in many families’ windowsills as ornamental decoration, as it’s easily grown and cultivated by practically anyone as it requires very little maintenance and little sunlight. As of yet, the recent conflicts against the various Nelfin Races have yet to change the public image of the plant but only time will tell if this remains the case.

Appearance

Ceá’llë's Herb is a large herb, capable of growing up to two feet tall. At the base, Ceá’llë's Herb grows long vine-like tendrils that wrap around the center stalk and into the soil with its roots. The small vines of Ceá’llë's Herb can also assist it in growing upwards along the side of a tree. It can sometimes overwhelm and “devour” a plant pot as well if it’s not frequently trimmed or kept proper. Usually, Yanar or Ancient Worshipers following The Verdant Ember let it grow freely in their homes. During the spring and summer months Ceá’llë's Herb grows clusters of sky blue flowers along the vines sprawling from the plant to release its spores and begin the cycle anew. The leaves these vines encircle are long and knife-like.

Uses and Abilities

Ceá’llë's Herb prime use is that it can help bolster the immune system of those who consume it, allowing them to be resistant to colds. It can also help with respiration issues, and once effectively processed, capable of clearing the lungs of debris and easing symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. This is commonly achieved through the creation of Alchemy involving the plant. The plant's other use is as a decorative object, and it does have a beautiful appearance that is often used in the homes of Nelfin, Yanar, or in clinics.

Trivia

  • One owner of a potted Ceá’llë's Herb left it unattended to for a year as they went overseas to visit family. When they returned, they found their Ceá’llë's Herb had somehow found a way to grow upside down on their ceiling.
  • The vines from Ceá’llë's Herb make good twine and bindings in a pinch. However they’re not particularly sturdy enough to bind a person. Some Cielothar make bracelets from the vines.

Accreditation
Writers Caelamus, HydraLana
Processors HydraLana
Last Editor HydraLana on 10/24/2021.

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