|Official Name||Lady’s Shine|
|Common Name||Ceá’llë’s Flower|
|Common Use||Poison counteraction|
|Habitat||Thrives in forests, swamps|
Known throughout Aloria as a miracle herb, the most prominent feature of Lady’s Shine is its ability to counteract most toxins barring the more potent like Nightshade or Jīnyú dú which have cures far more specialized. Lady’s Shine is a flower of great renown to the Altalar as it is a cultural symbol, that of their heritage and lost empire. To the Cielothar, they revere Lady’s Shine as a spiritual flower given to them by Ceá’llë-maenë.
In the ancient times around the dawn of the Elven Empire, many Altalar nobility and Emperor’s kept gardens full of Lady’s Shine for the flower’s ability to counteract the poison of would-be assassins. During the fall of the Elven Empire the Flower’s true purpose was lost as gardens full of the flowers were burned, and the Kathar annihilated the ancient groves they once flourished in. Although first recorded growing in the thick forgotten jungle groves and swamplands of Daendroc and southern Ithania, Lady’s Shine was soon spread across most known Aloria for its ability to counteract most poisons. Lady’s Shine existence dates back long before the Elven Empire’s inception, back to the time of the Seraph. Scholar’s researching the seraph discovered the flower’s depictions on ancient murals and paintings found within the ruins.
Years after the Empire’s fall, Lady’s Shine still managed to survive but their real purpose was lost, and the survivors of the Empire’s fall kept the flower in their window sills as a symbol and reminder of what their Empire was once and who their people use to be. Years later it was the Cielothar who first rediscovered its use in medicine to counteract toxins. The Cielothar believed the flower to be a gift given to them by Ceá’llë-maenë and later began using it as a religious symbol often calling it Ceá’llë’s Flower. During the slave revolts of the Elven Empire, the slaves took with them knowledge and seeds with them and saw Lady’s Shine ferried to other corners of the world. Today in Regalia long after the time of the Elven Empire, Lady’s Shine can be seen growing in both household window sills as well as in clinics and local apothecaries for medicinal use.
Lady’s Shine is easily identified as an elegant and vibrant deep blue that develops into an almost indigo color towards the base of the large petals of the flower. It curiously has small almost hardly noticeable white specks that dot the elegant petals. The flower gradually widens from the base and blooms into flared triangular shapes. While its height usually varies, Lady’s shine can grow up to sixteen inches in height if given the right climate and nutrients. Towards the base of the flower, it grows large lanceolate leaves that fan out from the flower and small vines that penetrate into the ground around its roots. The stem of the flower is usually always thick, consisting of one centimeter in diameter.
Uses and Abilities
Although most commonly harvested and used in gardens for its natural beauty. Lady’s Shine most prominent feature is its ability to counteract most toxins baring the most powerful that have far more specialized solutions. Those seeking to use Lady’s Shine as an anti-toxin often take the flower as is and grind it up with a mortar and pestle until it is a fine paste. It can then be consumed as is or combined with Ruby Flower roots and stems for much higher efficiency, although unnecessary. Adding Ruby Flower merely speeds up the recovery process from the toxin by contributing to the body’s natural immune system response.
- Lady’s Shine is sometimes used in culinary dishes and has an overpowering sweet nectary taste.
- Lady’s Shine is sometimes called Ceá’llë’s Flower. Combined with Ceá’llë’s Herb, the two are often used and named Ceá’llë’s Respite and Salvation. Combing the two with Ruby Flower often makes a potent medicine and immune system enhancer for fighting off both toxin and disease.
- Bees are extremely attracted to Lady’s Shine and the honey produced from the flower is often sweeter than most honey produced by mundane flowers. It also confers a small amount of the flower’s anti-toxin abilities.