Threfus Bloom Species in Azzaron | World Anvil

Threfus Bloom

The Threfus Bloom is an exotic underwater plant, known for its ritualistic and tribal significance, it is found on the sea floor of depths of at least 20,000 ft (approximately 6 km). This aquatic plant life gets its renown from its use in the tribal practices of the Adaalan_Oceanids, located in the Sapphire_Depths, south of the continent of Lykoto. It is used by them to coat the coral spikes that protrude from their eel-like tails, due to its innate hallucinogenic properties, which they use as a deterrent and first line of defence against foreign invaders who are usually simple minded aquatic creatures that the Adaalan_Oceanids cannot control. Just as the spikes they coat are also, the Threfus Bloom possesses natural bioluminescent properties that allow it to be foraged easily despite the lack of light at these abyssal depths. This inherent trait allows the Adaalan to easily create submerged fields of Threfus Bloom, illuminating huge swathes of tectonic ridges beneath the waves. Some have attributed this glow as being the spectral aura of a ghost ship previously dragged beneath the currents, fuelling the legends shared between sailors and sea faring travellers at every port across Iaxovar. This natural light source has also been utilised amongst the construction of the Oceanid settlements creating an unearthly iridescence between the buildings and along the length of the networks of streets. Another, more unsettling, trait of the Threfus Bloom is its carnivorous dietary needs from its extensive evolution in these inhospitable environments. They have subsisted on the remains from deep sea hunters and natural processes of predation, due to their nutrient poor soils at such a depth. They will, if given enough time, even consume the flesh of a living creature, be it a phytoplankton or a fish and sometimes even a humanoid corpse, leaving little traces of their victims behind besides a few shattered bones which become buried with the movements of the ocean currents.


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