I saw a ghost, with a crown of vines and gold, it was walking and mushrooms appeared behind it, trees grew and flowers opened. You could feel magic in the air, it was evil, cursed. When it looked at me, I knew I had to run.
A crown made of pure gold, wrapped in vines and flowers, it has the ability to store mana and grow nearby flora. From unknown origin, it appeared for some time and left a mark in the world before disappearing. Different people have different opinions about the crown, some believe its blessed by the gods, some that is cursed by a demon.
Mechanics & Inner Workings
The crown allows its wearer to grow flora at their will, with seemingly no limits.
After the first use of the crown, it starts attaching itself to the user, not physically but mentally. The user will slowly desire to grow more and more flora and feel that they will die if they stop using the crown. Sooner or later, the person will only grow flora, ignoring basic living necessities and after sometime, become one with their own garden.
Because the crown is also a mana storage, if a user attempts to cast magic, the crown will absorb all mana used on it and cancel the magic. If the user keeps casting magic, it might develope a severe case of Mana excess, as the crown seem to amplify its symptoms. It is unknown what the crown does with the stored mana as it only seems to be able to change its aspect and grow flora.
Different people, different views
A myth or a hidden treasure, the significance and history of the crown changes greatly depending on where one asks or who you ask to. Tales and stories about it seem to be only found in elves although it seems that wyverns know more than they want to admit., specially told by humans and
They have tales of how they initially found the crown.
An eerie person of powerful area was found in the middle of a burned town and forest, holding the crown in their hands. They walked towards our leader, silently, and placed the crown over him. The smoke from the fire covered the strange person and as the smoke disappeared, they weren't there anymore.
Later that day, our leader told us that while that person put the crown on his head, an unnatural fear ran his body, paralyzing him.
They recieved it as a gift to help them rebuild, grow, and get revenge. And so, their tales talk about how they used such crown to rebuild their towns and end with the famine that was affecting them and other species that were friendly towards them. Tales about how the crown was cursed and how it was used to get revenge exist as well, but they are less common and more brutal.
While they tell the stories as if it was fantasy, they believe the crown was real. They have buildings that would not be possible to build without the crown's help, monuments of flowers that never decay, and other reminders of such crown existing. What happened with the crown or where did it end up is unknown to them.
Humans have tales of this crown as well although its origins are a mystery for them, as well as what happened to it.
The tales they have are of pain and torture. A ghost with a golden crown decorated with flowers that seeked to hurt them. All tales of the humans talk about a ghost-like figure with the crown which is growing plants until it saw them which then will hurt them, kill them, and cover their corpses with plants. The air always feels wrong, evil, suffocating.
But tales be tales and humans do not believe that the crown is real although some believe that trees with huge trunks and weird forms might contain the rests of a trapped person. Mainly, these tales are told to scare children.
For sometime, wyverns asked to elves and humans from about the crown. They did not care if the information was a myth, tale or truth, they just wanted information. What they did with this information or their intentions with it is unknown, but they stopped asking after a year or two.