A addictive, psychoactive flower native to the Kajh-Tai region but since adapted to many Jhoutaioan ecosystems. Of great cultural and religious importance to some sects of Jhoutaioan faith, especially the faiths of Hiserabi.
Purpose Flower grows in the upper thermocline of the corralums of the Kajh-Tai Region, where the arid subterranean canopy gives way to the cool and humid understory. It grows exclusively from nitrogen substrates, such as cave moss, and pollinates on the shells of rutas. It is fairly poisonous, and infamous for the psychadelic properties.
Left to its own devices, Ah'hei would never have grown far beyond its home of the Idsartan Knurl of northwestern Kajh-Tai. However, its use as a drug made it a key part of Kajh-Tai's slave trade during the reign of the Valuser'ran Supremacy, in which used the drug to condition and addict slaves, confining them to the region naturally by the specificity of Ah'hei growing conditions.
To counter this, Negenani druids cultivated new varieties of Ah'hei to grow world-wide, so that addicts could return to their homeland and begin the healing process. Unfortunately, this only turned the addiction into a global phenomenon which persists even today, passing on through bloodlines and new addicts alike. It is particularly effective on Sazashi, whose Ah'hei it satisfies and nullifies—giving the flower its namesake.