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Renowned by farmers and herbalists alike, the Fly Orchid is a delicate and initially unassuming plant found primarily in the vineyards of [[Ithania]] and [[Daen]. What was once a common flower during the times before the [[Cataclysm]] has since evolved a carnivorous appetite, enabling the plant to trap and digest small insects in its nectar. The Fly Orchid releases a sweet, intoxicating scent to attract insects towards its center and away from other plants, after which the bug gets trapped within the flower’s toxic juices. The plant has also been found to create an effective insect killer when the nectar is extracted.  
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.


==History==
==History==
Fly Orchids have existed for years in Ithania, and were first recorded by Nelfin slavers when they arrived to enslave Tigrans. Limited records for the time seem to show them simply as local flora and further pages from old Elven texts also occasionally mention it as a simple decorative plant. However, it is theorized that during the [[Cataclysm]], the plant was altered and the first records after the devastation show it as useful in protecting the crops of escaped slaves and burgeoning villages. As Ithania’s population and variety in crops grew, it was added to many vineyards. Since then, it has served to draw insects away from crops and vines to it as a form of pest control.
Fly Orchids have long been part of Ithanian history, dating back all the way to the [[Dewamenet Empire]]. During this period of time and for a century afterward, the Fly Orchid was only a minor flower with no uses beyond decorating flower beds with it’s emerald petals. It is unknown if the flora’s evolution was as a result of Void Essences during the Cataclysm, or if it was bred with local thistles to develop a new strain, but with the rise of the Ithanian people from former slaves it was discovered that the plant was carnivorous. Where patches of Fly Orchid’s grew, wild edibles such as berries and dandelion leaves thrived--even in areas of high disease. The Fly Orchid exploded in popularity among the working class, who planned their crops around the plant, while the upper classes distributed it around their homes to keep them clear of biting insects. The practice was quickly carried south to [[Teled Methen]] by slavers and traders alike. The Fly Orchid is still used for this purpose to this day, naturally providing coverage and protection from minor annoyances such as flies and beetles. However as of recent, it has become more commonly used in it’s processed form as a liquid spray, which has the ability to kill insects on contact.


==Appearance==
==Appearance==
The Fly Orchid usually grows to a height between 30-40 cm, 11-15 inches, and possesses an elegant green stem leading to a collection of frail, small flowers. A deep mossy-green shade, they fan out in a very specific pattern. Protruding from within the flower itself come three pale filaments, each complete with a wispy golden anther. Deeper into the flower exists it’s sweet sticky nectar, which attracts and traps bugs. Those that get caught in it are very slowly digested over time back into the same goo that trapped them, which often can be found in lighter amounts on the flower’s petals.
The Fly Orchid usually grows to a height between a half foot to a foot with an elegant green stem leading to a collection of frail, star-shaped flowers. The petals are a deep mossy-green shade, fanning out in a specific five-pronged pattern. Protruding from within the flower itself are three pale filaments, each complete with a wispy golden anther which help to disperse the plant’s scent. Deeper into the flower exists it’s sweet sticky nectar, which attracts and traps the bugs. Those that get caught in it are digested over time, the flower closing over the course of this three to four hour process. The nectar is also known to drip down in light amounts to the flower’s petals.


==Uses and Abilities==
==Uses and Abilities==
The flower naturally provides protection to crops from insect pests thanks to it’s sticky nectar within. This substance can also be made into a fairly crude but effective bug poison often simply called “Fly-Killer Formula” by non-Ithanians. By mixing [[Vodicane]] with pulped fly orchids, the produced watery substance will have a tart smell and be able to poison, then kill most insects. Mekett are also attracted to Fly Orchids and if given Fly-Killer Formula, the liquid apparently stings and produces a mild burning sensation inside them.  
The flower naturally provides protection to crops from insects and other pests thanks to its sticky nectar within. This substance can also be made into a fairly crude but effective bug poison, often simply called “Fly-Killer” by non-Ithanians. By mixing [[Vocadine]] with pulped fly orchids, the produced watery substance will have a tart smell and the ability to poison, then swiftly kill most insects. It is most often carried by travelers to humid continents or uninhabited areas, who keep a bottle on their pouch to deter biting insects such as [[Hadar Wasp]] or [[Common Bloat Fly]].


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*The full Ithanian name for the bug poison able to be made from Fly Orchids is “Liquide du Puceron pour tuer d’Insects”.
*The full Ithanian name for the bug poison made from Fly Orchids is “Liquide du Puceron pour tuer d’Insects”.
*Mekett Seedlings might be found to be unaffected by Fly-Killer Formula.
*While normal carnivorous plants usually capture insects using their leaves, the Fly Orchid is unique in doing so using its flowers. It can still survive without eating insects, though it will not be as healthy as those Fly Orchids that do eat.
 
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[[category:Flora]] [[category:Flowers]] [[category:Ithania Flora]]
[[category:Flora]] [[category:Utility Flora]] [[category:Daendroc Flora]] [[Category:Ithania Flora]] [[category:Hyarroc Flora]] [[category:Teled Methen Flora]] [[category:Ithanian]] [[Category:Mekket]]

Latest revision as of 23:35, 24 October 2021

Fly Orchid
Flyorchid.png
Flora
Official Name Fly Orchid
Common Name L’orchidée du puceron, Sickleleaf Orchid
Classification Flower
Common Use Insect Control
Origins Ithania
Habitat Fields, Farms and Vineyards

Renowned by farmers and herbalists alike, the Fly Orchid is a delicate and initially unassuming plant found primarily in the vineyards of Ithania and [[Daen]. What was once a common flower during the times before the Cataclysm has since evolved a carnivorous appetite, enabling the plant to trap and digest small insects in its nectar. The Fly Orchid releases a sweet, intoxicating scent to attract insects towards its center and away from other plants, after which the bug gets trapped within the flower’s toxic juices. The plant has also been found to create an effective insect killer when the nectar is extracted.

History

Fly Orchids have long been part of Ithanian history, dating back all the way to the Dewamenet Empire. During this period of time and for a century afterward, the Fly Orchid was only a minor flower with no uses beyond decorating flower beds with it’s emerald petals. It is unknown if the flora’s evolution was as a result of Void Essences during the Cataclysm, or if it was bred with local thistles to develop a new strain, but with the rise of the Ithanian people from former slaves it was discovered that the plant was carnivorous. Where patches of Fly Orchid’s grew, wild edibles such as berries and dandelion leaves thrived--even in areas of high disease. The Fly Orchid exploded in popularity among the working class, who planned their crops around the plant, while the upper classes distributed it around their homes to keep them clear of biting insects. The practice was quickly carried south to Teled Methen by slavers and traders alike. The Fly Orchid is still used for this purpose to this day, naturally providing coverage and protection from minor annoyances such as flies and beetles. However as of recent, it has become more commonly used in it’s processed form as a liquid spray, which has the ability to kill insects on contact.

Appearance

The Fly Orchid usually grows to a height between a half foot to a foot with an elegant green stem leading to a collection of frail, star-shaped flowers. The petals are a deep mossy-green shade, fanning out in a specific five-pronged pattern. Protruding from within the flower itself are three pale filaments, each complete with a wispy golden anther which help to disperse the plant’s scent. Deeper into the flower exists it’s sweet sticky nectar, which attracts and traps the bugs. Those that get caught in it are digested over time, the flower closing over the course of this three to four hour process. The nectar is also known to drip down in light amounts to the flower’s petals.

Uses and Abilities

The flower naturally provides protection to crops from insects and other pests thanks to its sticky nectar within. This substance can also be made into a fairly crude but effective bug poison, often simply called “Fly-Killer” by non-Ithanians. By mixing Vocadine with pulped fly orchids, the produced watery substance will have a tart smell and the ability to poison, then swiftly kill most insects. It is most often carried by travelers to humid continents or uninhabited areas, who keep a bottle on their pouch to deter biting insects such as Hadar Wasp or Common Bloat Fly.

Trivia

  • The full Ithanian name for the bug poison made from Fly Orchids is “Liquide du Puceron pour tuer d’Insects”.
  • While normal carnivorous plants usually capture insects using their leaves, the Fly Orchid is unique in doing so using its flowers. It can still survive without eating insects, though it will not be as healthy as those Fly Orchids that do eat.

Accreditation
Writers HydraLana
Artists Enkiduu
Processors Enkiduu, Eccetra
Last Editor HydraLana on 10/24/2021.

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