Limb pod Species in VISCERIUM | World Anvil

Limb pod

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Though the Limb pod looks like a plant, it's main feature - the limb, is actually a muscle and as such the Limb pod is a form of plant-imitating creature.   This species of plant is capable of excreeting a gaseous aphrodisiac that also includes a mild paralitic substance when it senses nearby creatures. This is done through the vibrations of their footsteps that radiate through the surrounding ground. Additionally, a long tentacle-like apendage can burst out of the pod from it's coiled state to restrain and consume it's victims.   Along one side of the tentacle, a fleshy, ribbed skin allows the tentacle to suction onto it's victims. Should the suction fail, the limb can also coil it's self like a snake around the victim to hold it in place. Whilst held in place, tiny fur-like tendrils grab and pull any surfaces inwards to help promote the absorption of nutrients through the fleshy thin wall of the 'skin'. A digestive mucus is also excreted via those same fur-like tendrils to further aid in the digestive process and make the process of breaking down it's victims swifter.   The gaseous substance excreted by this plant causes varying effects dependant on the size and resistance of the victim. These effects can vary from complete paralisis to a light paralitic sensation causing the victim to feel heavy and somewhat limp whilst also massivley increasing the effect of physical stimulants.  


The liquid contained within the Limb pod's gas sacs is extremely sought-after for it's potent aphrodisic qualities. It is often sold by shady merchants and can be found within most brothels. There are tales of this liquid that speak to how once consumed, even a gentle touch can cause your toes to curl.
The Limb pod's main feature - it's long tendril or limb can be harvested to produce a very tough meat. This meat can be tenderised but it is not very tasty and as such most people don't bother to take the risk in harvesting it. For it puts up a fight and can cause some serious blunt force trauma.


The Limb pod is most commonly found in proximity to Rifts corrupted by Sletair. Though it can be found on the outskirts of Sletair's reach, a higher frequency of Limb pods are found within their domain.   Whilst prefering darker and damp climates, the Limb pod can sustain itself in most temperate locations. It does not respond well to cold however and will not survive in frigid locations. Warmth is key to this organism thriving and it will hibernate if it does not have sufficient energy to stave off the cold.
Scientific name
Absconditus membrum
Average dimensions (pod)
50cm (diameter)
90cm (height)
Average length (limb)
Largest recorded dimensions
70cm (diameter)
120cm (height)
Tripartite top opening, large pores around the base of the pod, large suckered limb that excretes digestive fluid
Olive green with black chocolate stripes and speckles, pale raspberry suckers, ribs and inner pod
All artwork that is not an original creation by myself (@Bladeswillfall) will be replaced in time with either original pieces or commissioned art.

Cover image: VISCERIUM by Me (Fall)


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Dec 29, 2021 17:01

I have been agonizing over whether or not I should make a single-entry bestiary for the monsters/universal animals in for Webweaver's. Same with an herb book where I can just tack in multiple entries, but you made this look so nice and tidy, now I'm wondering. Are you finding it difficult to keep multiple entries like this organized?

Dec 29, 2021 17:07 by Fall

Honestly? Not at all. I prefer to make singular articles and link out from them to other content rather than have wikipedia style articles. It'll be interesting once it comes to cross-era species though aha. I think i'm likely to end up with some duplication there so it's possible my structure for this stuff may change. But so far, it's working well!

Jan 3, 2022 20:16 by TJ Trewin

I love the attention to detail in the description of this species, and the way its described gives a great feel for the themes and tones of the world as a whole!   I featured this in my inspirations article for the reading challenge! :D

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Jan 4, 2022 10:04 by Fall

Thank you so much! I'd like to add more images to this article but I am glad to hear the content comes across well.   I'm truly honored to be featured in your article for the challenge, I'll strive to keep improving the quality of my content.