Cripplespore Caps

Nanne Hanri

Kingdoms of Amalur

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A Dialectical Survey of Cripplespore Caps by Nanne Hanri

What is the essence of Cripplespore Cap, and what is possible in harvesting one? This question will lead us through a deep and thorough examination of the species of mushroom indigenous to the many caves of Dalentarth. Many scholars have posited theories on the shortcomings of such a volatile ingredient in the use of everyday alchemy, however, a true alchemist can can avoid the pitfalls of the laywoman. Should one be astute of mind and resilient in the face of adversity, one can overcome the hazards involved when achieving the potential of the Cripplespore Cap.

Let us begin by examining, what, exactly, is the Cripplespore Cap. The Cripplespore Cap is a type of fungus found at the base of large trees. It is unique in that, when left to grow undisturbed, it will reach at least eye level. It exudes a faint metallic odor and is yellowish-brown in color. The conical fruit body is narrow and darkens near the stalk. The entire body also glows with a soft luminescence.

But do the physical characteristics of the Cripplespore Cap capture the entirety of what it is? The poisonous nature of the Cripplespores have been well-documented in the Overview of Mycological Study by my sister and fellow Scholar, Aura Hanri. Besides the toxins found in the mushroom's biology, the magical essence of the Cripplespore is firmly in the Poison sphere. This makes the harmless looking Cripplespore a formidable alchemy ingredient.

How do we go about investigating this essence? The true potency and uses of this mushroom are only exposed when we probe beneath the surface. There is much more that can be observed by simple field research. One must have an inquisitive mind, and question the basic, fundamental assumptions that predispose us to a hasty bias.

Once again, what is possible in harvesting this deceptive alchemical ingredient? Many things. The first and foremost, and the subject of my personal research is...