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Pari khan'Shald

Refined wildlife biologist with a specialty in eldritch and arcane-influenced ecologies. Currently wandering through an unexplored tropical jungle and "forgetting" about contacting her ethics committee.

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Thu 14th Jul 2022 02:12

Doctor's Orders

by Pari khan'Shald

The following are my suggestions for how the Cult of the White Serpent should conduct itself following my departure from Salaq, since I will no longer be available to directly aid reparation efforts. While I speak not as a physiologist, as an herbalist and vaeýzarë of some amount of talent, I hope that these notes are at all of aid in the coming months. While I cannot speak for how to run daily operations, I believe my insight might be at least somewhat beneficial.
Firstly: All the citizens surrounding Salaq and its immediate areas will likely be experiencing the effects of long-term heavy metal poisoning, specifically of aerosolized iron within the nightly bloodmist. Small children and those with already compromised immune or respiratory systems will be the most visible sufferers of acute iron poisoning, but keep an especial eye out for the following symptoms over the course of time:
-Long-term nausea
-Trouble with bowel movements
-Stomach pain, or difficulty bending at the waist
-General lethargy or fainting spells
As this is a case of poisoning, the common magical spellforms for panacea will easily remove the metal painlessly and instantly from the body. In more severe cases, lesser restorative treatments may be required. If magical treatment cannot be spared, the leaves of bloodberry vines can be pressed for oil and then diluted into a 1:3 ratio with fresh water, and then diluted further with a 1:4 ratio of wine or other edible sterilizing mixture. For cases of long-term effects mentioned above, two sips every other day should prove effective, remonitored fortnightly to determine whether symptoms have completely subsided. I will leave notes regarding the closest and best harvesting sites within the nearby Shar, as well as stake a trellis within the Cult's apothecary garden for future long-term stocking. Notes on caretaking will be given.
Secondly: In direst emergencies, curative elixirs can save a man from death, but they are often considered prohibitively expensive to acquire, and take some active effort and talent to brew. I have spent some time researching local herblore and have discovered that the main ingredient in most Sharan Peninsula curative elixirs is derived from the pulped leaves of the salvira plant, which was believed to be endemic to the soil of the Shar. After research, I determined that it was the quality of soil in the Shar that can be reproduced within a city, and especially within potted and contained specimens, though it takes some amount of upkeep. The soil of the salvira must be very loamy and easily drained, and requires large amounts of bone or limestone to provide supplemental nutrients to encourage proper growth and flowering. Humidity can be reached using a colleague's invention, the "Mistinator (pp)", which I will ensure he supplies the Cult before we leave for Qesrir. The leaves must be kept moist, but do not need constant watch. For best harvest, cut the leaf one quarter measurement from the main stem to encourage bisection.
In the event of an inability to grow the salvira locally, I have marked the same map aforementioned with good harvest-spots, and marked it elsewhere nearest the border and Salaq where I believe cultivation can be encouraged within its natural habitat but without much danger or time needed for journeying.
Finally: In the rarest occasion that your vaeýzarë find themselves free of obligations for the day, please encourage them to create magical scrolls or potions, so that they may have stores for the future in emergencies such as this. I have done all that I can for you in the immediate interim, and I hope that it at least in part was able to alleviate the pressure from you as your organization reordered itself after the attacks. If there are ever any questions you would like to ask, or ever any dire emergency you believe I may be of help with, I may currently be found stationed in Qesrir with the Al Zaresh Academy, and may always be contacted in the normal magical methods, and promise to always respond promptly to such missives. Additionally, my work on the magical theory of using eldritch spellforms to encourage greater harvests and healthier plant growth without leaching nutrients from the soil surrounding the area is available to read from the Grand Rookery, as is the rest of my publications.

Pari's Journal Ordered oldest to newest

  1. Ruminations and Report on Shatterspear's Current Ecological State
    2 years after The Rekindling begins
  2. A girl and a cloak and a queen
    One hundred and seventy years prior
  3. Tea With Queen Calmaria
    Mere days before the fall of Calanthis
  4. Princes and Pawns Alike In Ignorance
    Three years after the seal is broken
  5. Her Pound of Flesh
    05 Jun 2022 04:40:48
  6. Doctor's Orders
    14 Jul 2022 02:12:40

The major events and journals in Pari's history, from the beginning to today.

Ruminations and Report on Shatterspear's Current Ecological State

Ruminations begin. There is a beauty to the fires of Shatterspear. They fight against being washed away. The people here worship among their gods To'onkoromano'oa, The Man of the Fiery Earth, in a similar manner people worship assorted thugs and orga...

09:06 am - 04.07.2020

A girl and a cloak

A thick furred cloak lay spread on a table of living wood. The sky above glimmered multi-hued like gems. Birds sang choruses in trellises and wild bowers. The cloak is masterfully made and foreign in nature; the luscious sandy-colored fur plush, and the g...

10:38 pm - 06.07.2020

Tea With Queen Calmaria

"You've grown up so fast, dearest Pari," Queen Calmaria begins, setting down a teacup of delicately molded dragonfly wings onto a paper-thin saucer of lacquered moon-silver leaves. The tea shimmered a matching silver in its cup. There was a tone to the Qu...

10:59 am - 08.07.2020

Princes and Pawns Alike In Ignorance

"May I see that for a moment?" Pari asks one evening at a private supper, pointing to the silver curved dagger strapped to the Mistborn Prince's chest. Their eyebrows raise somewhat. "Is there a particular reason why, or is it curiosity?" the newfound ru...

03:12 pm - 08.07.2020

Her Pound of Flesh

[i][Written in Academic Tretallari.][/i] [h1] data points[/h1] [h4] Screams silenced[/h4] 卌 卌 || Data gathered from a duration of the two hours before sunrise. Full duration of event was from sundown until past sunrise. [h2] Specimen observatio...

04:40 am - 05.06.2022

Doctor's Orders

The following are my suggestions for how the Cult of the White Serpent should conduct itself following my departure from Salac, since I will no longer be available to directly aid reparation efforts. While I speak not as a physiologist, as an herbalist an...

01:54 am - 14.07.2022

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