The ravna flower is a flower with ice blue petals that is found in the northernmost regions of the Wicked Realms especially around North Hallow
, the plants have a short lifespan only living for a year or two then shriveling up and dying. This flower is an especially tasty meal for rats and other small animals so it has evolved to have natural defenses. The flower's dark green stem twists like a slithering snake and it has thorns that secrete an extremely powerful poison that causes temporary paralysis to the animals that try to eat it.
The flower has evolved to uses sunlight not to just photosynthesize but to also store some of that heat in itself to keep it warm during the night. Because of this, the petals can temporarily warm people up when bit into. Many explorers keep petals on hand in case they get lost and need to stay warm. Many archers will tip their arrows with the poison secreted by the flower so they can capture rather than kill their enemies.
Long ago when North Hollow was just a small outpost in the north a half-orc explorer and one of the original founders of the settlement Grus
went to explore the cave systems in the unexplored mountains next to the camp. One day when Grus was in one of these caves snow fell behind him and sealed the entrance. Luckily Grus saw a small hole in the ceiling while he wasn't able to climb up to it the sunlight from the hole allowed ravna flowers to form. He was able to chew on the petals to keep himself warm and kill and eat the bats in the cave to survive until a search party found him. When he was rescued he brought back some flowers with him to share his discoveries.
To celebrate the new year the people of the icy town of North Hallow will write their wishes for the new year on ravna petals and bury them in the snow. While the flowers are common in the northern parts of the globe the colorful pigments from its petals make the flower a coveted item in the south. During festivals, nobility will wear suits and dresses made with dye from this flower. One myth surrounding the flowers is that wherever the goddess of ice and snow Ledosa
walks snow starts to fall and ravna flowers grow in her footsteps.
A drawing of a Ravna Flower field. (Drawn by Me)
Geologic Distrubution: North Hallow
Discovered By: Grus