Red Thread

Red Thread is a highly sought-after plant that grows in the wilds of Lotus Land. While it has a lot of biomaterial which can be used as a sustainable source of fiber and cellulose, it is most profitable when sold in Symbiopolis's black market to use in the manufacture of street drugs.  
Red Thread is as vulgar in appearance as it is in its toxicity. The only redeeming quality is that it creates distance between the one consuming it and the harsh reality of life.

Perhaps it is the will of God that we found it just before these... brutes came to make life miserable, that we might not suffer so much at their hands.

~Rev. Kenneth McAllister, prior to becoming one of the first victims of Firewall

Anatomy & Morphology

Red Thread is a composite organism that evolved from a fungus and a common lawn grass. This mutualistic symbiotic relationship arose between a common grass fungus (also known as red thread) and burmuda grass, a viney grass that invaded the area through lawn development.

Red thread is a thinner, more vine-like species than burmuda grass. It behaves like a true vine, climbing other plants instead of relying on a sturdy central stem of its own.

The fungal component of the species is bright red, which triggers an aposematic response in herbivores. This and the bitter taste of the high levels of phencyclidine deter most animals and insects.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Red thread is used as one of many fibrous plants as biomaterial for creating biodegradable plastics, paper and other fibrous materials, and food sources for Power Plants.

It is also used in the manufacture of the drug, Firewall, and its more mild counterpart, Lotus Honey.
A tangle of Red Thread
Scientific Name
Cynodactyl fuciformis
Bermuda grass & red thread fungus
Geographic Distribution


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