xitlamaui okotl (she-tla-mauw-ee o-ko-tl)
Commonly called the "exploding fruit" and for good reason. -Inivoriel, foremost scholar on the Island of the DamnedSuch a simple fruit. But painful. I need twenty more words on this articles but dear god ugh.
The plant itself grows large long and thin leaves that rest near the ground. A central stalk raises up about two feet into the air and holds anywhere from one to five fruits. About the size of a pine cone these bright red berries dangle easily from their perch.
Genetics and Reproduction
The fruits of the plant is filled with two dozen or so barbed thin seeds. After the fruit has ripened and enough energy is given to the fruits, they will explode. Violently scattering its seeds in every direction.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Two main uses for the fruit of this plant.
- If opened before ripe the seeds could be removed and the fruit then pressed into a tart drink. It can also be fermented into a tart alcoholic beverage.
- Ripe fruits can be thrown to explode upon impact. Useful for obvious reasons.
You can swear that the fruit smiles at you just before it explodes.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
On the island in which it can be found they are more prevalent in the jungled areas on the west side of the island. They tend to grow in dense groups. Patches of tens.
It's a plant. It has no intelligence.
Let's say each fruit does 2d4 piercing damage in a ten foot sphere.
2 feet tall