Golden Lotus (Xianese: Kim Len) is a flowering plant found throughout the tropical forests of southern Dhenia and the island nations of Southeastern Aeolia. Consumption of its flowers produces a powerful narcotic effect on most humanoid species, thus making it a valuable commodity that is traded along the Dragon Silk Road.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Golden lotus extract is added to wine or tea and consumed as a recreational drug and aphrodisiac. In small doses, this extract produces a subtle dissociative effect along with feelings of euphoria and tranquility. Users often describe the experience as a waking dream, and this is why its consumption is often refered to as "Lotus Dreaming" in many Telian cultures. In higher doses, however, the soporific effect is much stronger, and the euphoria experienced in smaller doses is replaced with intoxicating stupor and orgasmic bliss. Individuals in this state lack the ambition to do anything but continue the experience of the lotus dream.
As the plant is native to Dhenia, for millennia, its consumption has been central to the rituals of the Daivan Oneiromancers of the Rajahari Plains.
The petals of the golden lotus blossom are a vivid yellow-orange, whereas the stem and leaves of the plant are a deep green.
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