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Types of lichenEdit
While many Underdark plants get their energy from magic or rotting organic matter, the fire lichen obtains its energy from warmth. Given that fact, fire lichen usually grows in areas of heat, and is sometimes confused with the more dangerous fire fungus. Fire lichen can be mashed into a spicy paste, or fermented into a hot liquor.
This white lichen native to the Underdark is dangerous. It secretes an adhesive that can hold large creatures and paralyze them. It then slowly, painfully digests them. The true danger of the white lichen, however, is the fact that many dangerous Underdark predators and scavengers can be found lurking near wisp lichens, hoping to get a free meal.
- ↑ James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Cormanthor”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
- ↑ James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Cormanthor”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.