The Black Orchid is a flower that has long been a part of the island nation of Kilarallis
. It was originally discovered by the Allorn 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 blooms of Hadar
, growing plentiful on the region’s many islands and appearing as an important symbol of the Slizzar
to the wider world. By the time the Chrysant War
had come to an end, however, the flower had been transformed into a symbol of victory for the Regalian Empire
and a reminder of the past for the Allar
and Slizzar. To this day, the Regalian Empire proudly uses this flower as a constant reminder of their victory, despite the fact that the Regalians
nearly drove the flower to extinction. Despite this, the Slizzar cannot let go of this most favored flower due to its key uses and symbolism in their faith and society.
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
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 Urlan
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.
Triclone Orchids are three-headed flowers native to Anglia
, once upon a time almost exclusively growing around the region’s Dragon
Temples. With time the plant was able to spread, and now serves as one of many symbols of Anglia, with a tie to the Dogartan Unionists
who often keep large fields of the plant in honor of those acclaimed with “first discovery.” The plant is also known for its ability to numb the flesh, making it useful in many medical circles.
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 Urlan
transformation from turning into the bovine Race
. For this reason, they are loathed by many Jorrhildr
-native Urlan, 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 Urlan relatively safely, and allows for monitors and observers of Oorl Worms involved in the creation of Urlan Legions for the Regalian Military
to avoid the fate they watch happen to others.
The Voluun Flower is a relatively common flower that has been known for centuries, though its usage was only recently uncovered by the Races
of the world. A naturally sticky flower, with small hairs trapping insects and more along its surface, the Flower’s processed form can create a putty-like substance when combined with paints. The Cult of Order
makes use of this substance in the worship of one of their deities, Do’llah
, though junior potters and children also utilize it to help teach them skills in pottery.
Dravinda Spice is an exotic creation formed by the droplets of blue liquid from the hand of an Unwritten God
native to the Sundial Isles
and the Suvial Altalar
. When these droplets fell into her garden, a new species of plant was born, both with a blend of explosive flavors and the capacity to impart hallucinations of events from the longstanding Suvial
conflict. The plant is heavily guarded and remains enclosed to the site known as Dravinda’s Garden
, where an elite group of warriors and mages restricts access. Simultaneously, the city’s leadership has also legislated very harsh restrictions on the plant’s availability and to whom.
Ullaline is a unique crop grown on plantations across Daen
for the culinary market. The flower and its byproduct became popular as the Teledden Altalar
subrace developed an aversion to salt; the fine white seeds of the Ullaline flower have a similar taste to salt, though without whatever element the Teledden find so abhorrent. As a result, it exploded in popularity and is now a major crop across the Daen continent. This has resulted in normal salt often being disregarded, with it existing in such abundance that it is often a cheaper alternative than the Ullaline byproduct.
The Rouzhelle is an innocent little flower, native to a land almost as bloody as its petals seem to be. The ruby-red color makes the Rouzhelle popular in dye making and its scent lends itself well to perfumes, both of which the Leutz-Vixe
people take ample pride in. Its discovery is hotly contested, much like the lands the Leutz-Vixe currently live on, as the Dvala
claim to have found the Rouzhelle first. Much like both peoples, though, this little flower has spread across the lands as a common, pretty little flower often found for luck.
The Lullalys is known for its colorful annual blooming season that lasts throughout the month of June. It has been used to induce drowsiness for generations by the Breizh Ailor
, and is a visually appealing bloom that is celebrated for its remarkable hues. Boasting a full spectrum of color-changing petals, the Lullalys is not only something many Breizh enjoy in their home through the long-lasting blooming phase but also a significant part of the local medical field as a treatment for restless sleep.
Sandlet Blomst are a species of Flora
native to the continent of Farah’deen
, where it thrives in the humid, sandy dunes. Noted for its bitter Sandlet Berries, it is an uncommon plant outside of Farah’deen, though Songaskians have carried it far from home to their new ones abroad. First discovered by a member of the Sariyd Empire
, the Songaskians
took the major role in cultivating and using the plant. Its petals are formed into a bowl shape to collect moisture on the rare occasion it rains, and its roots are known to extend up to five feet into the soil.
As small and stout as the Lilliënmark Blom appears to be, its significance and symbolism in certain Ailor Cultures
is much greater. This purple petaled flower almost appears as a shrub, growing close to the ground in the winter time high above on the peaks of the Irole Alps. While the Genevaud
people have claimed to have discovered it in their region, the Leutz-Vixe
people have taken sentimental ownership through deep incorporation of the Lilliënmark Blom into their own Culture. The flower became a fashion statement for them to show their dedication to the Regalian Military
, and which has given rise to it becoming a symbol of Imperial support. Its popularity only grows as more people adopt the Regal
Culture and it has gradually become a staple in their society.