Cinderpedals Species in Legacy 1 | World Anvil


Eats through stone, cleanses like firewater and explodes like a whole lotta fun.

Prized for their beauty and aesthetic qualities as well as its symbolism, Cinderpedals are found on the homeworld and Ashoan preserves of the Mo'Kmane peoples. Their popularity bloomed with the ancient legend of the exiled king.  
The Exile had lost his kingdom, his home, his family, and his love. He wandered the desert until the oppressive heat finally caused him to collapse. There he was visited by the painted woman, the goddess Aru herself. She gave him a Cinderpedal and ordered him to return and retake his throne. He questioned her not understanding how this was possible. So she lifted the veil from his eyes and showed him the true nature and the final purpose of the Cinderpedals.
The king understood what he had to do.
He returned to his kingdom and left a rebellion against the wicked king. In time he was restored to his rightful throne. The Cinderpedals began to be called the Crown of Hope. As time walked on the king became paranoid that someone would discover the power of the Cinderpedals. He had his servants scour the deserts looking for them while his soldiers took the plant from every house and home. He had them all placed within the palace gardens.
Aru visited the king and congratulated him on his victory. She told him she came to know where all her sacred flowers had disappeared to. This caused the king to fear and so he lied to her, telling her another god had taken them. She left and waged war with that god and for a time the king was safe. Then one day she returned, but not alone, she had returned with that god as well. The two feverently questioned the king. They learned the truth.
Aru cursed the king, causing him to lose his mind. This is why the Cinderpedals bring both good luck and misfortune. One must know the wills of the gods in order to know which the flower will bring. The other god punished Aru for her war with him by making the plant only able to grow upon rocks. Aru picked up the flowers from her garden and left to plant them across the deserts.
-Myth of the Cinderpedal

Basic Information


The Cinderpedal is a succulent that has a green base. The edge of its thick petals red with the very tip being black. It grows upon rocks, its roots able to slowly breakdown and use the nutrients within. the Cinderpedal goes through a cycle of storing water within their thick pedals and have a root system that is designed to suck up a lot of water within a short amount of time. When a Cinderpedal is full of water its leaves are thick and luscious. When it dries out the leaves become hard and thin.

Ecology and Habitats

The Cinderpedal grows in the harsh rocky deserts of the Mo'Kmane homeworld as well as the Ashoan preserves. They do well in places with sunlight and are resistant to extreme heat. They can only endure really cold temperatures for a short time. They are a staple diet for the local lizards and mammals, as these animals have adapted to be able to pull the water out of the plant as its being digested.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Cinderpedals have been used for millennia as medicinal plants. It has powerful cleansing properties. The leaf is cut off, squeezed so that the water that is being stored comes out in a gel-like substance. This substance has an enzyme that can be made into a salve to put be placed on wounds or to be mixed with water or other medicinal items and ingested. It is said that Cinderpedals have a burning taste much like firewater, or alcohol.

Another use of the Cinderpedal is to let it completely dry out. The plant is then ground into a powder that is highly combustible. This powder is used in Mo'Kmane fireworks and small explosives formulas. Alchemists desire the plant for its myriad of uses when combined with other alchemical mixes.
The Cinderpedal is used by the Avadi priesthood in their ritual ceremonies. They mix the gel with several other ingredients before a long meditation. This cleanses the body of impurities. The priesthood has the largest known garden of Cinderpedals. The priesthood has a sacred ritual that allows the Cinderpedals to produce dew. This dew is prized for its healing properties. When blessed by an Avadi high priest the effects are said to triple. The temple sales these healing potions to select merchants who can then bring them to market.

Cover image: by Cw Tolle II


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