Anipier

Aniper grows along the surface of calm waters, usually in shade with very little direct light. When used properly, this plant can accelerate the healing process exponentially, making even the largest, most grusome gashes less barely a scratch in a couple hours.

Appearance

The plant itself is rather unassuming, growing in flat, fluffy clumps along the water bank. Tiny, circular leaves are piled on, growing in severe excess and almost constantly shedding into the water itself. Its color varies depending on how much direct sunlight it gets, a deeper, rich green for very little and a bleached, silvery green for a lot. The more vivid the green, the healthier and more intense its effects.

Usage and Preparation

If you find yourself with a nasty cut near water, the first step should always be to clean it thoroughly. Next, find a Aniper clump, as dark as you can get it. Clean off a flat rock and grind the Aniper into a thick pulp. Then spread it all over the cut. It should sting something nasty, and burn a little on the edges. Wrap the cut tight and leave it. It will continue to burn, probably getting worse as it goes but don't worry, it is supposed to. By morning, no matter how big your cut, it should be freshly sealed with a light green tint to it.

Professional healers gather as much Aniper they can for its variety of uses. Not only does it accelerate the healing process, but it also works to rid the body of infection when made into an infusion. If treated properly, it can be used to slow magical effects on the body, giving them time to find a real cure. in fact, in many ways, the only thing Aniper can't do is numb pain. Unfortunately, Aniper does the exact opposite in most cases.
Origin/Ancestry
lichen
Geographic Distribution

A pleasing Scent

Many people can recognize Aniper by its aroma. Cool and sharp with hints of mint mixed with a sweet accent that rest directly on the top of the nose. The first time you smell it, it can feel like your nose is itching uncontrollably.

This has led people to the wrong idea that Aniper tastes as good as it smells. They are wrong. I pity the poor soul who took it home and used it for cooking without tasting it first. Aniper has an acidic, rotten taste, like stomach acid mixed with rotting meat. Not much can wash it out of your mouth after you eat it too, leaving you with this acrid, putrid feeling across your tongue until it fades naturally about 3 days later.

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30 Dec, 2020 17:57

I love that it can speed up the healing, but kind of makes the pain worse. Very interesting. Also the bit about the taste being disgusting and lingering for several days made me laugh.

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30 Dec, 2020 19:27

Really? Cause that part made me grimace a bit while writing it. I can see how it would be funny though, lol. Thanks!

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1 Jan, 2021 16:34

This is a really great idea for a healing plant. BTW, did you notice that the first paragraph ends abruptly?

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1 Jan, 2021 18:02

I did not, but thank you for pointing it out. I'll fix that.

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7 Jan, 2021 12:39

This is a really cool plant! I love the way you described it, it sounds really peaceful if that makes sense, fits well with the fact that its used for healing. Also blerg that taste sounds gross, I can definitely imagine kids tricking other (younger) kids into eating Anipier, almost like some kind of generational prank everyone goes through during their life.

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7 Jan, 2021 14:05

Oooh I hadn't even thought of that but I love It! Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

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