Toadstool

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toadstool PToadstool.png
HP 2-4
HD 1
XP 0
Speed 0
AC 1
EV 0
MR Immune



Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances rPois+, rN+++,
rTorm, rDrown,
rWater
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Plant
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Plant
Size Tiny
Type fungus, toadstool
Flags No experience gain
Stationary
A short-lived species of fungus typically found on or around decaying organic matter.

“But the Seneschal gathered the toadstool fly-bane.”
-Adam Mickiewicz, _Pan Tadeusz_, III. 1834.
trans. G.R. Noyes, 1917.


Useful Info

Toadstools are harmless, fragile plants which only appear when the player worships Fedhas Madash. If a follower prays in sight of a corpse, toadstools will grow on it and nearby (depending on the size of the corpse), instantly turning the corpse into a skeleton. The toadstools then die after some time has passed.

Tips & Tricks

  • This is the only way to gain piety for Fedhas worshippers. If you follow Fedhas, pray for every corpse you don't plan on eating. The more exotic necromantic uses of corpses are forbidden by Fedhas anyway.
  • You can use Fedhas' Evolution ability to turn toadstools into wandering mushrooms. This can be especially effective if you evolve a toadstool adjacent to a monster.
  • Alternatively, the fact that monsters can't move through them allows them to serve as roadblocks, slowing a monster's pursuit. But remember that walking through a toadstool will take a bit longer for you than walking over open spaces; this means you might get hit while retreating through the toadstools.

History

Prior to 0.12, toadstools would appear regardless of your character's religion. As corpses rotted, they would occasionally generate toadstools independent of your actions.