Phonetically Said as; Dahdskogen
Dødsskogen (said as Dahdskogen) is the sentient plant that pillaged the lands of Plöntukúla ( said as Plontikula) , making it one of the largest planets in the Outer Abholos. It acts as the Prime conscious being for the planet known as Plöntukúla, being the plant that surrounds the planet in many different layers. It is unknown to beings what created it, as it has no sort of parental figure, or even hinting to it being an entire species. Some have speculated that it belongs to the Divine Being known as Rallaster , who planned for it to be a torturous being, according to old Lore Transcripts. The Plant itself can eat creatures of any size to be used as fertiliser for other sections of the plant, it does this whenever either; a creature gets close to the centre of the plant itself or when it dies to a Carrier. Around 1/10 victims of Dødsskogen become creatures known as carriers, who aid parts of the plant at any given moment. They aimlessly wander with fertiliser built into them to give close vines and trees enough nutrients to survive.
Common Carrier Symptoms
Often in Carriers, they grow to abnormal sizes. Tiny Turns to Small, Small Turns to Medium, Medium Turns to Large, Et Cetera (using standard 5e sizes) . This involves in the DNA of the Carrier creating another version of itself to weld itself to. This is most common on the Surface Layer in creatures like Flies, Cockroaches, Humanoids, Wolves, Mounts, and other creatures that are closely associated with Humanoids. If a Carrier is weakened before changing, the replicated tissue will be replaced with a wave of leaves and vines matching the colour of the closest Plöntukúla layer. If the carrier is not weakened however, it's skin will crack into different pieces during the change in size, and will be replaced with Bark skin.
In those which can travel long distances, such as a Horse or a Quickling, those with these symptoms are the ones that usually feed to younger parts of Dødsskogen by spraying some sort of fertilizer onto the area it needs to be applied to. The fertiliser is often made with bones and corpses of those deemed unfit to be Carriers, which is around 6/10 of all victims to the Plant.
Mostly found on The Crimson Forest, are Welding Symptoms, they weld 2 objects with liquid that resembles glue. This symptom is primarily given to large creatures like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, or a Sangheili. This makes for good materials and webbing if they can be recovered and sent out onto another planet.
The most common fate of all who enter Dødsskogen's domain. Vines matching the colour of the Region would wrap themselves around a victim and drain them of their blood and nutritional materials. Some may be able to escape this fate but have new appendages of Vines, similar to that of the Demogorgon. There are different variations of Entanglement, with some of the more Rare cases being that the Vines act as a puppet-master, or even be used with a natural weapon if mastered correctly.
Layers of Dødsskogen
Dødsskogen has complete control over the complex habitats and locations above it. Directly Above is known as Brannvegg (said as Branveg), The Crimson Forest. This layer is the hottest of all of the layers, water being hard to find except from geysers and Hot Springs. It's filled with gray trees with ash grounds, turning solid from a certain kind of Carriers, known as dýralíf hita. They are common beasts turned into horrific Carriers, wrapped in Blood Vines and blisters. Most of the absorbed nutrients are transported to an oceanic area at the Southern parts of this layer, which has been given the Nickname by survivors being 'The Lake of våre venner' (pronounced as Vare Vener). The ocean is seen as a storage area for the plant's many locations across Plöntukúla.
The next layer is known as Giftigt träsk (said as Yiftig Trask), which roughly translates into Toxic Swamp. This is where most of the transformations take place for Carriers. The entire East Hemisphere of this layer is filled with eggs, corpses, and pools of acid, and the other is also filled with acid, but thick swamps cover most of the land. It's primary non-carrier species consists of Black Dragons, who are attracted there by the many pools of Acid. The Black Dragons that become infected have their skin covered in Moss, and they guard the eggs from enemies at all costs. They usually eat the smallest eggs for nutrients, killing the soon-to-be Carriers that are inside the egg.
Huleliv (said as Huleev) is a dense set of jungle life with many kinds of rare flowers growing, it appears to be the safest of all of the layers. It holds no Carriers, but instead evil Plants and Constructs from past exhibitions, along with their undead exhibitioners. The plant life here is mainly built around large stone caverns made from a pre-existing layer to the original planet, Plöntukúla.
For the very few species here, they are mainly what would normally be seen in caves, and Jungles. These include; Tigers, Moles, Rats, Bats, and Crocodiles, along with others. It is currently unknown why this lair has no Carriers, but it is theorised by scholars of Herbs and plants that Dødsskogen is may have split, and that a younger offspring of the original self is protecting this layer. It is also unknown why the surface layer is still infected, despite Huleliv not having any traces of the original species.
Lastly is the surface layer simply titled høy vert (said as hoy vet) , which is where most of the Carriers reside. They usually rest in large thick trees. The layer is mostly composed of thick forest trees, with roots that connect to one another. Most abandoned settlements and vehicles are found here, and it is seen as the most dangerous placing on the planet, mainly as most people do not understand what lurks below. There are few humanoids that live on this surface, mainly as Outlanders or people who survived their abandoned settlements/vehicles. Though mostly what is inside of these abandoned areas are the drained corpses of the civilians and travelers.
Anatomy and MorphologyThe centre point of Dødsskogen is a circular object, similar to that of an Egg. The 'Egg' itself is around 19 inches long and has a height of 26 inches. It is surrounded by a thick layer of a jelly-like substance. There is also another shell around it, making the total volume of the egg approximately 115.83 Cubic Meters.
Sensory CapabilitiesThe plant uses Truesight to locate outlines of creatures that haven't become carriers for it. It can also use Carriers to see into areas without any need of Truesight.
Genetics & ReproductionSaying how it is an Egg, Dødsskogen has been hinted at having a parent, or some sort of creature inside. This has been proved false by beings with Tremor-sense, as they have recorded that there is no movement or connections inside of the egg. Weaker Carriers have been taken by Spacecrafts and researched on, finding small pores that when near a non-Dødsskogen area, will burst with Moss and saplings if it is still on the original Planet.
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