Ceolwerac is a mold-like plant that grows in several thin, fuzzy tendrils. When exposed to sunlight, the thready tendrils of this plant start to weave together with one another into grass-like chutes. During this process, the plant begins to produce fine, powdery seeds that are light as the dust. In a dry environment, these seeds quickly take hold of any sudden gust of wind and fly adrift with the loose grains of sand. When they finally land, they attach themselves to any parched object, quickly deploying thin, thready roots to search for and glean any traces of moisture that may lie within. Once sufficient water is found, the plant will sprout out in tendrils towards the sun, weave together, and follow through with the process all over again.
Genetics and Reproduction
Being very mold-like, this plant spreads rapidly and multiplies quickly. The spores can continue growth in dry areas, but cannot flourish in severely damp or terribly wet places. This is why Ceolwerac is not likely to begin taking root within the human body.
"On very rare occasions, a Ceolwerac may begin sprouting within an extremely dry nasal passage. The best means of ridding yourself of such growth is to fully submerge yourself in water. Allowing the water to momentarily flood your nose, the tendrils should dissolve and the seedlings should shut up and flow out as you allow the water to drain." ~Master Moriel
Growth Rate & Stages
As a seedling, it is hard to differentiate this plant from any grains of sand or dust. When Ceolwerac seedlings attempt to take root, it can resemble a minuscule jumping spider with stringy legs. As the roots take form and proper moisture is acquired, the threads strengthen and waver loosely in the wind. When the sun shines upon them, they weave together and give the appearance of super-thin blades of whitish gray-green grass.
Ecology and Habitats
Dietary Needs and Habits
Due to its extreme sensitivity to water, the Ceolwerac is found most often in desert habitats. This plant needs very little to survive. It feeds off of dry climate and dehydrated matter such as parched sand or dead, rotting tree bark. It does require water, however, but only a tiny bit. The tad it needs is gleaned from the dry matter around it. If the object it has taken root upon becomes completely dry, it will spread its thin, short, wispy, spiderweb-like roots around to locate more moisture. It will grow out, expand, and travel, consuming the very minute amounts of water found within every piece of matter it happens upon. Any relatively large drop of moisture that directly makes contact with the tendrils causes the genetic structure of the plant to be compromised. This causes the plant to remain stagnant in moist environments and cease to grow. Its light and airy mold-like spores will fall off and become dust-like particle fragments. If flooded out with water, or rained upon, the stalks will unravel and practically dissolve into the liquid, becoming a gell-like mass until it is almost completely diluted. The tiny spore particles will remain as grains of dust or sand- minuscule pieces that become very hard and sharp as a defense mechanism to shut the water out. When the water eventually evaporates, the little spores open up again and, feeding off of the sun and the dry matter around them, can quickly begin spreading and multiplying again.
As the seasons change, the Ceolwerac seeds remain. Nothing can truly completely destroy them. But, in its optimal conditions; dry heat, sun, barren dead trees, it can spread and cover the ground and any other parched matter it may find.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Ceolwerac seed powder is harvested, stored in vials, and sold in marketplaces all over Wynsumheord and its surrounding kingdoms to be used for various purposes. The voice-altering ability of these plants was accidentally discovered when people traveling through the desert accidentally inhaled some of the spores. After further research, the plants were proven to be useful in disguising the human voice. It also is something that children play around with for fun. Even still, the nature of these mold-like spores can be harmful when overused.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Curious Effects This strange, rapidly growing, grassy plant produces mold-like dust; several small, floating spores that are easy to inhale. These spores can have an affect on your vocal cords in a variety of ways. The youngest form of the plant, when inhaled, causes your voice to become higher in pitch. This happens because the spores of this variety, when inhaled, attach themselves to your larynx and cause it to contract. This gives your voice a higher tone. The more Ceolwerac ages, the deeper the spores will cause your voice to sound. The older spores, when inhaled, cling to your larynx and irritate it, causing it to inflame and expand. This gives your voice a lower-pitched tone. Other variants cling to the adenoids of the nose causing you to have a nasally voice. There are multiple varieties of this plant, but each and every one of those types dispenses mold-like spores. The miniature particles cling to your nasal passage and throat, most times easily cleared away by a violent cough or a blowing of the nose. Inhaling too many of the spores, however, can lead to other problems such as trouble breathing or even asphyxiation. Even so, people continue to utilize a small amount of these spores when attempting to change the sound of their voice. Certain people may be more sensitive to the spores than others. This may mean that a simple cough would not be enough to clear them away. Sometimes, one may require a drink or a gargling of water. Others are alleviated of the seedlings by breathing in warm steam that helps to lift the spores and carry them away out of the nasal passage.
These plants can thrive for millennia in suitable conditions, and thrive wherever dry. Even when submerged in water, the seed epores become grainy particles that retain shape until proper conditions are found.
The Ceolwerac can grow then, fuzzy tendrils anywhere from one to five inches sprouting upwards, but, when it comes to distance, it can cover vast areas, carrying on for miles if the conditions are right.
Ceolwerac is a very lightweight plant-- lighter than a feather. it is hard to measure, for it weighs close to nothing. The seeds are like dust, and the tendrils are wispy and fragile.
The Ceolwerac can sprout to cover any area; from the size of your palm to several square miles as long as the conditions are dry enough.