The Black Orchid is a flower that has long been a part of the island nation of Kilarallis
. It was originally discovered by the Elven Empire
, who found the plant distasteful and so spread the negative opinion on to their slaves. After the Cataclysm
however, it became a popular dye ingredient on the island which soon spread offland to the Regalian Empire
due to the rich and dark purples the flower could produce. Kilarallis now guards this source of income zealously, sending agents and spies out after those who steal the plant or who cultivate stolen seeds or specimens. Despite this dark practice, the Black Orchid remains a positive symbol of Kilarallis.
Cérá-ac’íon Flowers are rare, if not mythical, flowers said to be able to cure Vampirism
simply by orally ingesting it. Unfortunately, this flower exclusively grows in the ruins of the Altalar
city of Antíël’ígӧ, which is straddled by both the Wolond Walds and the Stone Forest, deadly regions of Teled Methen
. It has been years since any have found and tested the supposed major use of the flower, and so it remains largely a myth among the scholars and botanists of the world, even if many Altalar and Yanar
still believe in its existence.
The beautiful Chrysant Flower was once one of the most populous flowers of Hadar. The plant commonly grew in southern Hadar and appeared as an important part of Nessrassian
festivals and Allar traditions across the island groups. By the time the Chrysant War
had come to an end however, the flower was transformed into a symbol of victory for the Regalian Empire
and a painful reminder of the past for the Allar and Slizzar. To this day, the Regalian Empire proudly uses the flower as a constant reminder of their victory, despite the fact that the Regalians nearly drove the flower to extinction following the war.
Dragonflowers are a prolific plant that has blossomed across disparate parts of Aloria
for millennia. Known for their fiery colors and lust for water, the plants have been attached to many deities and systems of belief over the years. They are also best known for their uses in spicing culinary creations, but can also form fine, flashy dyes and brighten up any home. The plant’s broad spread has only grown with time, and many have embraced it as a symbol to ignite a passion in cooking, fashion, or one’s home.
A plant native to Essalonia
with a dense bulb of purple or purple-blue petals, Dormdir Bulb went undiscovered to wider Aloria
for centuries. Only recently has it been discovered, and now grows in popularity as a symbol of the continent. It is only valued for its decorative nature, due to its lack of a strong scent or taste to give it other uses.
A delicate and rather unassuming plant, the Fly Orchid was once a common, ordinary piece of flora. When the Cataclysm came, it was granted a strange new ability. Found out in fields, Ithanian
vineyards, and farms across the continent, it releases sweet scents to attract insects to it’s center and away from other plants. It can also be used to create a useful bug poison is broken down.
The Friblomst survives and thrives in cold forests across The North Belt
and other northern regions of Aloria. Due to the long war between the Kingdom of Nordskag
and Hvitskag Horde
, it has become a symbol of Velheim
independence, though many others see its ability to survive despite the harsh cold as significant. It frequently serves as a decorative feature in the homes of those affluent in the north, but also at regional weddings.
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.
Lorwick Thistles are an invasive species of weed found in eastern Daendroc
and the island of Kilarallis
. They are a particularly large and fast-growing breed of thistle that can be used as a defensive hedge with proper maintenance, but can also become problematic as they have a tendency to grow rapidly and engulf the land around them if left unchecked, pushing out other native species. Lorwick Thistles have vibrant flowers that, along with the rest of their menacing appearance, have earned them some interesting nicknames.
Nearly every skilled assassin and well-educated aristocrat has heard of the deadly plant known as Nightshade. Known as the “Death Blossom” among the Qadir
, the plant originated on their continent and took on new meaning among the Songaskians
who conquered the Sariyd Empire
after the Great Storm
. To the wider Alorian populace, Nightshade first came into focus after a rash of mysterious assassinations across Daen
in 140 AC, and ever since then, the plant has been viewed as suspicious to own, even if one has no intention of using its dark abilities.
The Poppy is an old flower tied back to Daen
history and the Allorn Empire
. Poppies are believed to have been discovered by explorers of the Allorn Empire in Daen, centuries before the events of the Cataclysm
took place. The plant was then discovered to be processable into an effective stress and pain relieving drug known as Opium. It came to be used by many cultures, most notably those under the sway of the Regalian Empire
, who were introduced to it by the Daendroque
descendants of some of the slaves who originally cared for the plant. The plant is also notable for being the product which helped put House Anahera
on the map.
The Daisy is the most common flower in Aloria
, existing on almost every continent, and has likely existed for as long as life has flourished in this world. There are several varieties, with several different color schemes and minor physical differences, but all can ultimately be called Daisies. Their sole purpose in Aloria today is for decoration, as they rarely taste good in food and their ancient medicinal uses have since been superseded by vastly superior flora and modern techniques.
The Ruby Flower is a common sight to both Nelfin
. It is the most elementary herb used in the healing arts, capable of alleviating a wide variety of illnesses. The flower is a type of marigold with a deep red color, said to be blessed by the Altalar
deity Orelaben. Today, the flower is heavily cultivated and used by all healers.
Song Flowers are crystalline musical plants native to the thick forests and mineral-rich mountains of Fendarfelle
. Also known as Twilight Flowers,
they emit a pleasant ringing tone twice a day during dawn and dusk. As a natural curiosity, they have been imported and cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens all over the world.
The Torsian Rose is native to Essalonia
and was once confined only to the nation of Torse
, leading to its name. This pale pink-colored flower grows from shrubs, which also produce red hips that have several uses. The plant is also considered to be a physical representation of good Soldi by the Kingdom of Torse and has long been a symbol for their people of their justness in the face of constant warfare with Arlora
. But that foe is now long dead and so their beliefs are now more general in what the plant represents.
Often included in water decoration, the Water Lily is a fast growing aquatic plant that is found throughout Aloria’s still waters. Though pretty, the Water Lily is classified as an invasive species in many areas due to its ability to cover the surface of entire bodies of water. In truth, the plant originated in the Daen
continent, though the flower was artificially spread as people began planting it as decoration, often unaware of its hardiness and viciously fast growth. Today, the Water Lily is seen in most developed parts of Aloria, carefully tended as seemingly delicate decoration.
Sitting among flower beds all over the Regalian Empire
can be found the Axford Maiden, a petite tulip most commonly heralded by the ladies of nobility, who cultivate the plant for its delicate perfume. It has long been a flower of Anglia
and House Kade
, whose center of power gave the flower its current name in Common
. The petals of the bloom can be used to create a delightful perfume commonly worn by young ladies and their attendants, though it has been shown to cause respiratory issues with the more beastial Races of Aloria
, such as the Url
Emperor’s Pride is a purple flower that grows across the Regalian Empire
well known for its ties to the Imperial Family and the faith of Unionism
. A simple wildflower, its ascent to importance has also seen it have a wide variety of uses, from a symbol of allegiance to ue as a weaker strain of Opium.
For centuries, the Triclone Orchid has been an aid to both healers and commoners alike. With its powerful numbing capabilities, the intricate flower has become a staple in healing clinics and medicine cabinets. It was first discovered in the Dorinn
region of the Regalian Archipelago
, where the orchid continues to thrive today. The Triclone Orchid grows high up in the mountains, where it is cultivated by the Dorinn monks which take residence there. Its unique name stems from the fact that the orchid flower branches into three identical buds, creating an odd yet aesthetically unique flower.
Saaktus Flowers are unique plants that are ignored by Oorl Worms
to the degree that carrying or wearing a salve of the plant is enough to prevent possible victims of the Url
transformation from turning into the bovine Race
. For this reason, they are loathed by many Jorrhildr
-native Url, and have been a major trade good for the Velheim Ailor
of Jorrhildr, who sell them to the Regalian Empire
for a tidy profit. The plant allows the Empire to treat with Url relatively safely, and allows for monitors and observers of Oorl Worms involved in the creation of Url Legions for the Regalian Military
to avoid the fate they watch happen to others.